Many Professional Section volunteers donate their time and expertise to assist in completing their activities and projects which are essential to people affected by diabetes in Canada.

We try to recognize the tremendous contribution of our volunteers, but we do realize that we are not informed about the work of every volunteer. A heartfelt thank-you to all volunteers for their generosity.

Professional Section chapters offer members the opportunity for networking, continuing education and volunteerism. Thanks to all Chapter Chairs for their time, energy and leadership in maintaining the vital chapter network across Canada.

Yukon Territory
Co-Chair: Sharlene Clarke RD CDE
Co-Chair:Liz Walker RD

British Columbia
Northeast BC
Chair: Louise LeFebvre RD

Northwest BC
Co-Chair: Shelley Irvine RN
Co-Chair: Wendy Marion-Orienti RD BSc HEc

Thompson Okanagan
Co-Chair: Christine Giudici RD CDE
Co-Chair: Katie Fletcher BscN RN CDE

Vancouver Island
Chair: June Jacob RN BSN CDE CPT

Vancouver Lower Mainland

Chair: Emily Zamora, RD CDE MScA

Alberta BC Peace River
Chair: Carrie Mizera

Chair: Shemina Karmali RN BA MBA MSN LNC

Chair: Ifeyinwa Ezeuko RD CDE

Central Alberta
Chair: Lorelei Domaschuk RN CDE

Northern Saskatchewan
Chair: Krista Loessl RD CDE

South Saskatchewan
Chair: Kendra Townsend BSP CDE

Chair: Sarah Kolley RD CDE

Bay of Quinte
Chair: Cathy Penlington RN

Durham Region
Co-Chair: Dawn Donnelly
Co-Chair: Reshma Dole

Essex Kent
Chair: Mary Sauve RN CDE

Grand River
Chair: Nancy Raymond RN CDE

Huron Perth
Chair: Sheila Jackson-Elder RN BScN CDE

Hamilton Niagara
Co-Chair: Lisa Maks RN MN CDE
Co-Chair: Carrie Henderson RD CDE


Chair: Kristen Hipwell RD CDE

London & District
Chair: Amanda Mikalachki RN BScN CDE

Chair: Dominique Gendron RD CDE

St. Lawrence
Co-Chair: Wendy Kelen RN
Co-Chair: Rita Fairweather RN CDE

Chair: Lisa Sparrow RN MN CDE

Toronto West
Co-Chair: Lorraine Anderson RD CDE
Co-Chair: Winnie Christopher MSc MPhil RD CDE

Mavis Verronneau Montreal
Co-Chair: Sondra Sherman PDt CDE
Co-Chair: Cynthia Lebovics PDt CDE

New Brunswick
Southwestern NB
Chair: Stephanie Henry RN MN NP CDE

South Eastern New Brunswick

Co-Chair: Dr. Sarah Lord Ph.D
Co-Chair: Tammy Saurette RN CDE

Nova Scotia
Central Nova Scotia
Co-Chair: Cynthia Keith MAHN PDT CDE
Co-Chair: Irene Higgins-Bowers PDt CDE

Western Region Nova Scotia
Chair: Janice Knapp BN RN CDE

Newfoundland & Labrador
Newfoundland Eastern
Chair: Gloria Greeley RN CDE

Newfoundland Western
Co-Chair: Natalie Hughes RD
Co-Chair: Danette Rose RN

Central Newfoundland
Chair: Mary Cheeseman RD CDE

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