Board of Directors 2011-2012
Chair, Board of Directors
After 25 years of volunteering for the Canadian Red Cross doing Disaster Services work, Cheryl has accepted a full time paid position with the Red Cross as the Disaster Management Lead for Manitoba. Cheryl has been recognized with a number of awards for her volunteer work at Red Cross, including the Queens Jubilee Metal and the Order of the Red Cross.
Cheryl has worked in the non-profit sector for almost 25 years. During this time she has done a variety of functions including fundraising, human resources, board governance, finances, general office management, international trade development and economic development.
Cheryl became the Treasurer for the Manitoba Chapter of Osteoporosis Canada soon after her mother was diagnosed with Osteoporosis. Since then Cheryl found out she also has a very low bone density for her age.
Cheryl will be taking on the role of Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Osteoporosis Canada in September.
Vice Chair, Board of Directors
Emily Bartens is a bookkeeper working for a diverse group of businesses in the Hamilton/Burlington area.
Emily became involved with Osteoporosis Canada through the Hamilton Chapter in 2002. Emily served the Hamilton Chapter from 2002 to 2007 in the roles of Chapter Treasurer, Bone China Tea Chair, Chapter Chair and Chapter Representative at national operations meetings. Emily became the first Chair of the national Operation Advisory Council, a position she held for 3 years ending in June 2007. Emily continues to devote her time to the National Board.
With a family history of osteoporosis, she strives to do all that she can to support Osteoporosis Canada.
After graduating from McGill University with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Robert Allard started his career with Sun Life of Canada as a computer science professional. Thereafter, he accepted increasingly senior management responsibilities first as Vice-President and principal officer of the company in 1989 and then successive responsibilities for the Group Client Services, Individual Operations and Sales and Agency divisions. In 1997 he became Vice-President and Chief Information Officer of the company in Canada. His last position was Vice-president, Public Relations & Administration. The position was abolished in 2000 after the demutualization of the company. For the last five years, he has occupied management positions in the field of education with the Collège Montmorency in Laval.
Robert served for six years on the Board of Directors of the College Mont-Saint-Louis, has been president of the insurance sector for the 1996 Centraide (United Way) fund raising campaign. He was Vice-President of the fund raising campaign of Le Centre Francois-Michel in 1999 and 2000 and is has been a member of the Board of Governors of the Jeune Chambre de Commerce de Montreal from 1998 to 2001. He then joined the Board of Directors of the Osteoporosis Society of Canada in 2001 from which he retired in 2005 as Vice-chair.
Jeanne Archibald, Q.C.,
Truro, Nova Scotia
Jeanne is a lawyer in general private practice with 32 years of experience. She was called to the bar in Nova Scotia in 1975 and in Ontario in 1979. Jeanne has extensive experience in civil litigation, real estate, probate, wills and family law. Past non-profit experience has included roles as legal counsel for the Ethics Committee of the Colchester East Hants Health Authority, legal advisor to the local SPCA and was a Board member of the Colchester Mental Health Association in Truro, Nova Scotia.
Jeanne has a strong commitment to addressing the needs of individuals with osteoporosis, particularly as it relates to education.
Alison Buie is a community and government relations professional with 18 years of experience working in the public and private sectors. She is currently Manager, Government Relations with the Calgary Stampede and holds an MBA and BA (Communications) from the University of Calgary. Prior to joining the Stampede, Alison provided strategic counsel directly to Calgary’s Mayor for nine years with overseeing the community relations portfolio.
Alison has volunteered with a variety of organizations and currently is a Board Director with WordFest (Banff-Calgary International Writers Festival). She is a founding committee member of the National Awards Committee of Osteoporosis Canada (2002 – present) and previously served a 6 year term on Osteoporosis Canada Board(1999 – 2005), including being Chair of the former Society Development Committee (2000 to 2004).
Angela M. Cheung, MD, PhD, FRCPC, CCD
Dr. Angela Cheung is the Founding Director of University Health Network Osteoporosis Program, the Founding Director of Centre of Excellence in Skeletal Health Assessment (CESHA), Lillian Love Chair in Women’s Health, Senior Scientist at the Toronto General Research Institute, and Associate Professor of Medicine, Medical Imaging, Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Public Health Sciences, Institute of Biomedical, Biomaterial and Mechanical Engineering, and Institute of Medical Sciences at the University of Toronto. She obtained her M.D. degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1988, and her Ph.D. degree from Harvard University in 1997. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada, and is a board-certified internist in the United States. She has been in clinical practice for more than 20 years, and specializes in postmenopausal osteoporosis.
Dr. Cheung has received many honors and awards throughout her medical career for her excellence in clinical work, research and education. She was recently awarded a Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) Institute of Gender and Health (IGH) Senior Investigator Award in postmenopausal health and the Osteoporosis Canada 2010 Lindy Fraser Memorial Award in recognition for her contribution to osteoporosis research and education. Other recent ones include the CIHR/IGH Mid-career Scientist Award, the Ontario Premier’s Research Excellence Award for innovations in postmenopausal osteoporosis, the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care Health Services Research Scientist Award, the University of Toronto Eudenie Stuart Award for best in mentorship and graduate student supervision and the University Health Network Department of Medicine Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching. She holds full membership in a number of professional associations including the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the American College of Physicians, the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, and the International Society of Clinical Densitometry.
Dr. Cheung’s research interests are in the area of postmenopausal osteoporosis, especially in prevention and early diagnosis, and evaluation of new therapies and technologies. She has more than 100 publications in peer-reviewed medical journals and has held peer-reviewed grants from CIHR, Physicians’ Services Incorporate (PSI), International Society of Clinical Densitometry (ISCD), National Cancer Institute of Canada (NCIC) and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSFC). She is a frequent speaker on postmenopausal health, and has presented widely at national and international scientific meetings. She worked with the Canadian Task Force for Preventive Health Care on the 2004 osteoporosis guidelines and with Osteoporosis Canada on the 2002 and 2010 osteoporosis guidelines. She is currently the vice-chair for the Scientific Advisory Council of Osteoporosis Canada and is also the chair for the Osteoporosis Canada Scientific Advisory Council Research Committee, and the Canadian Bone Strength Working Group. She has been the organizer for the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research Bone Strength Working Group; and recently, she has been appointed as a member of the Council of Scientific Advisors of the International Osteoporosis Foundation.
Karen is a senior Human Resources director for the largest school board in Western Canada. Karen has more than 30 years of experience working in public education as an educator and school administrator. Over the last 10 years, Karen has led the talent management department in human resources. She has successfully worked with a variety of stakeholders to bring about transformational change. Her expertise centres primarily on change management, leadership development, team effectiveness, public participation and recently, executive coaching. Karen has her M. Ed in Staff Development, as well as certification as a Human Resources Professional (CHRP), International Association of Public Participation ( IAP2) and conflict resolution.
Karen currently sits on the Alberta Education external workforce planning advisory board and has been a volunteer for the Heart and stroke foundation and the Canadian Cancer society.
Dr. Heather Frame
Dr. Frame received her medical education at the University of Manitoba and is a Certificant of the College of Family Physicians of Canada. Dr. Frame worked as a Family Physician in Toronto for 2 years before returning to Winnipeg where she has practiced since 1985. Dr. Frame is a Family Physician at the Assiniboine Clinic in Winnipeg as well as Family Physician at the Mature Women’s Center Osteoporosis Clinic, Victoria Hospital, Winnipeg. Dr. Frame is a committee member for the Manitoba Bone Density Program.
Dr. Frame is also a member of the Board of Directors for Foundation for Medical Practice Education.
Dr. Frame has worked with the SAC on a number of publications and committees. She has also done multiple CME events for Physicians and Public Forums on Osteoporosis.
Dr. Frame is a voice for Primary Care and its role in the management of osteoporosis.
Cloverdale, British Columbia
After a career spanning 35 years and many disciplines including meteorology, domestic and international policy, management and human resources, Larry retired from Environment Canada in 2006. Retirement afforded him the time to relax and enjoy his hobby of woodcarving. It also gave him the opportunity to reflect upon the numerous fractures he had suffered before he reached age 50 and the shocking diagnosis of osteoporosis. His search for information led him to the Canadian Osteoporosis Patient Network where he found not only answers but the support and encouragement of others who had experienced the same shock and faced the same challenges of living with osteoporosis. Two years after joining the COPN executive committee, Larry became the Chair in June 2009.
Brigadier-General Hilary Jaeger, OMM, MSM, CD
Born in England in 1959, Brigadier-General Hilary Jaeger spent her early school years in Scotland, Quebec, and New Brunswick. Her undergraduate studies in mathematics and engineering provided a good basis for the study of medicine, and she received her MD from the University of Toronto in 1986. A Reservist with the West Nova Scotia Regiment since the age of 17, she transferred to the Regular Force while a medical student.
BGen Jaeger has served with five different land force units: 1,2, and 4 Field Ambulance, and 1 and 4 Service Battalion. Her specific appointments included Unit Medical Officer, Treatment Platoon Commander, Officer Commanding Medical Company, Deputy Commanding Officer, and Commanding Officer. BGen Jaeger served as the Senior Medical Officer and Officer Commanding the National Support Element in Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina during the initial deployment of the United Nations mission in the former Yugoslavia in 1992. Two years later she returned to Bosnia in command of the Forward Surgical Team. While Commanding Officer of 2 Field Ambulance, she had the privilege of leading the unit in support of the 1997 Manitoba flood and the 1998 Ice Storm. Having completed all levels of Canadian professional military education, BGen Jaeger is proud to have been the first Medical Branch officer posted to teach at the Canadian Land Forces Command and Staff College, also known as “Foxhole U”, in Kingston.
In 2000 she was promoted colonel and given responsibility for national planning and coordination of medical operations (a real challenge during the aftermath of 9/11 and the Anthrax letters), followed by a year as the medical advisor to the Chief of the Land Staff. In 2004 she was promoted to her present rank and appointed Surgeon General. In 2007 she took over additional duties as Commander CF Health Services Group and Director General Health Services. Since October 2009, BGen Jaeger has been deployed to ISAF HQ in Kabul overseeing medical support to the mission in Afghanistan.
BGen Jaeger is married to BGen Christopher Thurrott; it may be a ‘first’ for the Canadian Forces to have two Brigadier Generals married to each other. Her obsession outside of work is golf and she also enjoys travel, cooking, gardening, reading, and the occasional Scotch.
Ian is an experienced corporate financial executive of public and private companies with strong negotiation and strategic planning/execution skills
He has significant experience in managing international financial requirements, that includes investor relations, statutory reporting, tax, treasury, pension, information systems, budgeting and accounting processes. Ian is the Board Chair and former Audit Committee Chair for Variety of the Children’s Charity with success in achieving a financial turn-around for the organization including the development of new, recurring revenue streams.
Ian has designations as a CPA (honour’s); CMA; MBA; and BBA degrees.
Jeffrey Narod graduated from University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Arts in 1974. He currently owns and operates Narod Properties Corp., a small property management firm in Vancouver, specializing in the management of residential investment properties.
Jeffrey is an active volunteer and a Board Member of the British Columbia Paraplegic Association. He Joined the Board of Directors in 1986 and served as Vice Chair from 1996 to 2005. He served as Chairperson from 2005 to 2010 and is currently serving as Past Chair. His Committee work has included Executive, Audit, HR and Fund Development and has participated as member of task group on Governance Review & Development
He has served on the National Board of Directors of Canadian Paraplegic Association since 1996 and is currently serving as Vice-President
He has also served as a Board of Director of BCPA Housing Society since 2008 in position of Chairperson; the British Columbia Paraplegic Foundation from 2005 to 2010; and is a Retired member of the Board of Directors of Lions Paraplegic Lodge Society
Bible Hill, Nova Scotia
Brenda Payne’s clinical background is in Nursing, having achieved a Master’s Degree in Family Systems Nursing. Her work experience has been diverse and includes roles at the direct care, educator and senior administration levels here in Canada and in England and Switzerland.
She is currently working as a Health Care Consultant. Her previous work with the Nova Scotia Department of Health provided opportunities to establish key linkages and partnerships to forward osteoporosis care in the province. Brenda Payne has a thorough understanding of government and the health care system.
Brenda Payne has served on provincial and national boards and brings this valuable experience to Osteoporosis Canada.
Brenda is passionate about osteoporosis and brings the unique perspective of the Atlantic provinces with her.
Sharron Steeves, Physiotherapist, Dip PT&OT
Moncton, New Brunswick
Sharron is a graduate of the University of Toronto, Physical & Occupational Therapy program. She has been a private practice owner in NB since 1979. Currently the owner of Physio Fitness in Riverview NB. an active volunteer with Osteoporosis Canada for 10 years , currently serving on the National High Risk Patient committee and taking on the role of Chair of the Operations Advisory Council.