TORONTO, Feb. 27 /CNW/ - The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation today
announced several changes to its National Board of Directors, effective
Cheryl Hodder becomes Chair of the Board, replacing Alison J. Youngman.
Ms. Youngman has resigned her position before the end of her tenure due to
Ms. Hodder was formerly the Chair of the Atlantic Chapter of the Canadian
Breast Cancer Foundation. She is a Partner and Regional Manager at McInnes
Cooper, an Atlantic Canadian law firm. Ms Hodder is an expert in education law
and corporate governance.
In addition to her role at the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, Ms
Hodder serves on the Nominating Committee of the Nova Scotia Community College
and is a Director of Film Nova Scotia. She serves as chair of the Education
Committee of The Halifax Chamber of Commerce and recently received the
Canadian Bar Association's Community Service Award.
"On behalf of the Board, I want to express our deepest appreciation for
Alison's contribution as Chair, and we wish her the very best," said Ms.
Two new Vice-Chairs have been appointed. Dr. Ralph Strother, M.D., CCFP,
FCFP, DSM, is a retired Professor of Medicine at the University of Calgary and
has served on several non-profit boards. A member of the Canadian Breast
Cancer Foundation Board since 2008, he is also a recipient of the Charles
Tator Award for research in injury prevention. Catherine J. Johnston is
President and owner of Port City Fashions. She was a member of the executive
board of the Canadian Cancer Society's Nova Scotia Division and has chaired
numerous committees for the Society. She joined the National Board or the
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation in June 2006.
Deborah Dubenofsky is appointed Board Secretary. Ms. Dubenofsky is City
Manager with the City of Brampton, Ontario. She brings considerable political
experience, having served as a Deputy Chief for Staff to the Premier of
Ontario and as a government relations senior consultant. A volunteer with the
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation in 2001, she was most recently Vice-Chair of
the Board and Chair of the Revenue Development Advisory Committee.
"Our new appointees bring a formidable range of skills and experience, a
track record of commitment to the Foundation and to improving the lives of
Canadians. I'm greatly looking forward to working with them and our staff as
we further our mission to create a future without breast cancer," concluded
About the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
As the leading national volunteer-led organization dedicated to creating
a future without breast cancer, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation works
collaboratively to fund, support and advocate for relevant and innovative
breast cancer research, meaningful education and awareness programs, early
diagnosis and effective treatment, and a positive quality of life for those
living with breast cancer. Founded in 1986, the Foundation has regional
offices in BC/Yukon, Prairies/NWT, Ontario and the Atlantic Canada as well as
a central office in Toronto. For more information, visit www.cbcf.org.
For further information: Sandra Clegg, Manager, Corporate
Communications, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, (416) 596-6773 X351