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Board of Directors

The elected members of the board of directors include:  the Vice President, three Regional Directors (East, West and Central) and two Directors-at-large.  Directors are nominated from within the membership of the Society. In November, a call for nominations for upcoming vacancies on the Board of Directors is posted on the website and sent electronically to members. Nominations for the board positions must be received ninety days in advance of the Annual General Meeting. In the event that more than one nomination is received, a ballot shall be conducted. Nominations must be presented to the members at the Annual General Meeting for final approval. The Vice President progresses automatically to President who in turn progresses to Past President. The Secretary-Treasurer is appointed from within the Board of Directors. 

The current Board of Directors of the Canadian Society for Transfusion Medicine is shown below. The term of office for each Director is two years beginning at the Annual General Meeting. With the exception of Vice President, President and Past President, Directors may serve two consecutive terms of office. The position of Secretary-Treasurer is appointed for two consecutive terms, and can be renewed with the approval of the Board of Directors.
Position Name Term
President Darlene Mueller May 2016 – May 2018
Vice President Ann Wilson May 2016 – May 2018
Past President Gwen Clarke May 2016 – May 2018
Secretary-Treasurer Julia Hendry May 2016 – May 2018
Western Director Lenore Mierke May 2017 – May 2019
Central Director Jessyka Deschenes May 2016 – May 2018
Eastern Director Eiad Kahwash May 2017 – May 2019
Director-at-large Heather Panchuk May 2016 – May 2018
Director-at-large (bilingual) Sophie Chargé May 2017 – May 2019

The CSTM Board of Directors

Darlene Mueller


Ann Wilson

Vice President

Gwen Clarke

Past President

Julia Hendry


Lenore Mierke

Western Director

Jessyka Deschenes

Central Director

Eiad Kahwash

Eastern Director

Heather Panchuk


Sophie Chargé

Director-at-large (bilingual)