CIPO would like to announce some new faces to our National Board of Directors. Elizabeth Doherty and Judith Mailly-MacDougall, representing Atlantic Canada and Eastern Ontario/Quebec.
Judith Mailly-MacDougall has been an APIQ (CIPO's Quebec sister chapter) boar
d member for the past 3 years. She is a mother of 4 children, 2 of whom have been diagnosed with a primary immunodeficiency. She teaches business administration at a college in Gatineau, and is
studying to become a certified Child Life Specialist to assist families and children cope with the challenges of hospitalizations, disabilities and disease. Welcome Judith!
Elizabeth Doherty lives in Fredicton, NB and comes from an advocacy background and is affiliated with the NB Lung Association and the Canadian Lung Association. Prior to her PI diagnosis in 2014, Liz would spend over half of the year in the hospital and her young son would refer to the hospital as "Mommy's house". Liz is keen to get things going in the Maritimes, hooray!
While we welcomed two new board members, we did say goodbye to one as well.
Sylvie Matthews resigned from the Board of Directors. As Director for Manitoba, Sylvie always brought great insight and energy to every CIPO occasion and she will be missed. Best of luck to you and your beautiful family Sylvie! We hope to see you at the next Winnipeg event.