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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 and Treasurer are 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 positions of Secretary and Treasurer are appointed for two consecutive terms, and can be renewed with the approval of the Board of Directors.
Position Name Term
President Susanna Darnel May 2020 - May 2022
Vice President Joanna McCarthy May 2020 - May 2022
Past President Ann Wilson May 2020 – May 2022
Secretary Deanna Dillabough May 2020 – May 2022
Treasurer Julia Hendry May 2021 - May 2023
Western Director Tanya Petraszko May 2021 - May 2023
Central Director Anne Sophie Lemay May 2020 - May 2022
Eastern Director Bernadette Muise May 2021 - May 2023
Director-at-large (bilingual) Marie-Hélène Robert May 2021 - May 2023
Director-at-large Pam Danesin May 2020 - May 2022

The CSTM Board of Directors

Susanna Darnel


Joanna McCarthy

Vice President

Ann Wilson

Past President

Deanna Dillabough


Julia Hendry


Tanya Petraszko

Western Director

Anne Sophie Lemay

Central Director

Bernadette Muise

Eastern Director

Marie-Hélène Robert

Director-at-large (bilingual)

Pam Danesin