Ellen Malcolmson takes helm at Canadian Diabetes Association

    TORONTO, July 22 /CNW/ - On behalf of the Board of Directors of the
Canadian Diabetes Association, Garth Herbert, Chair, is pleased to announce
the appointment of Ellen Malcolmson to the position of President and CEO
effective September 1, 2008.
    "We're extremely pleased to have Ellen Malcolmson on board to lead the
Association into 2009 and beyond," said Garth Herbert, Chair of the Canadian
Diabetes Association.
    With successes in telecommunications and the not-for-profit sector, 
Ellen Malcolmson brings a wealth of leadership and management experience to
the role of President and CEO at the Canadian Diabetes Association. Most
recently the Senior Vice-President Customer Experience, Bell Canada, Ellen has
held a number of senior leadership positions over the past 25 years in the
Bell Canada family including: Senior Vice President Operations, President &
CEO of Expertech Network Installation, Senior Vice President Customer Care at
Bell Mobility and Vice President Operator Services.
    A dedicated volunteer, Ellen is very active in the community and is a
strong advocate in the struggle to end violence against women. She is
currently the Chair of the Board of Directors for Women's Habitat of Etobicoke
and has been a member of the United Way of Greater Toronto Cabinet. She is
also a Governor of McMaster University and was recently appointed to the Board
of Directors of St. Joseph's Health Centre. She has served on the Board of
Directors of the Centre for Telecommunications Management at the Marshall
School of Business at the University of Southern California. Ellen has also
served on the boards of the Shaw Festival and Junior Achievement.
    In 2001, Ellen, along with 15 other women from around the world, was
chosen by the International Women's Forum to participate in its Leadership
Foundation Fellows Program at Harvard and Cambridge. She has also been the
keynote speaker for the Women of Influence speaker series on several
occasions. In addition, Ms. Malcolmson holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts
degree in French and Political Science from McMaster University.
    "I look forward to working closely with the Senior Management Team, Board
of Directors and partners of the Association to maximize the growth
opportunities ahead," said Ellen Malcolmson. "I also look forward to proudly
serving Canadians living with and affected by diabetes across Canada."
    The threat of diabetes has never been more serious. Diabetes is a global
epidemic, with more than 246 million people affected worldwide. According to
the Canadian Diabetes Association, more than 3 million Canadians will be
living with diabetes by 2010. Awareness is key, as currently more than 
4 million Canadians are at an advanced risk of developing type 2 diabetes but
don't know it.

    The Canadian Diabetes Association works in communities across the country
to promote the health of Canadians and eliminate diabetes through our strong
nationwide network of volunteers, employees, healthcare professionals,
researchers, partners and supporters. In the struggle against this global
epidemic, our expertise is recognized around the world. The Canadian Diabetes
Association: setting the world standard. To learn more, visit diabetes.ca or
call 1-800-BANTING (226-8464).

For further information:

For further information: Jeremy Brace, Manager, National Media
Relations, Canadian Diabetes Association, (416) 408-7071,

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