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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 CSTM has open nominations for the positions of Director at Large, and Central Director. Apply by Feb 15.
We encourage you to take the time now to consider if you or someone you know might be interested in taking on a more active role in the CSTM by participating as a Board member. 

Nomination form2024-Call-for-BOD

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 Joanna McCarthy May 2022- May 2024
Vice President Nicole Gettle May 2022 - May 2024
Past President Susanna Darnel May 2022- May 2024
Secretary Deanna Dillabough May 2022– May 2024
Treasurer Julia Hendry May 2023 - May 2025
Western Director Matthew Yan May 2023 - May 2025
Central Director Rebecca Barty May 2022 - May 2024
Eastern Director Melissa Dawe May 2023 - May 2025
Director-at-large (bilingual) Marie-Hélène Robert May 2023 - May 2025
Director-at-large Crystal Brunk May 2022 - May 2024

The CSTM Board of Directors

Joanna McCarthy


Nicole Gettle

Vice President

Susanna Darnel

Past President

Deanna Dillabough


Julia Hendry


Matthew Yan

Western Director

Rebecca Barty

Central Director

Melissa Dawe

Eastern Director

Marie-Hélène Robert

Director-at-large (bilingual)

Crystal Brunk