Who We Are

Board Members

Paul Bies serves as president of Mystique Brand Communications, a brand marketing firm that specializes in helping small-to-medium businesses position themselves, build brand awareness, and create thought leadership that engages their target markets on multiple levels. Paul lives for great stories… reading them, watching them, experiencing them, and creating them. He believes every brand has a story to tell through its products or services and its communications. 

Melanie Cole, Chair, is a securities and corporate partner at Aird & Berlis LLP, a full-service Canadian law firm based in Toronto. Long history of volunteering and Board participation in the charitable and not-for-profit sector, with particular strength in board governance and legal compliance.  Prior to her legal career, Melanie was a legislative advisor to a federal cabinet minister.

Lindsay Kronenberg worked for over fifteen years as a Human Resources Professional in the field of broadcasting. She has had a long history of volunteering with various charities.  Lindsay has had a personal experience with breast cancer and has volunteered for over ten years for an organization that provides emotional, psychological and informational support to individuals and families living with cancer. 

Georgianna Ma is a management consultant at PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP. She provides advisory services to leading multinational and Fortune 500 companies to help optimize and transform their organizations. She has a keen interest in volunteering for various charitable organizations. 

Tracey Rutledge, president of Action Point Consulting Inc,  has extensive experience in fundraising and outreach programs, volunteer management, communications, and marketing. Three family members, including her daughter have fought breast cancer and through their strength and courage, provided the inspiration and desire to support others as they face this devastating disease.

Donna Sheehan, Founding Board Member, is a business woman and entrepreneur, experienced in program management for community-based organizations with a focus on supportive cancer care and health promotion. Long history of advocacy in the not-for-profit sector, government relations.  Interdisciplinary Studies in Non-Profit and Voluntary Sector management.     Breast Cancer survivor.

Marcie Somers is a marketing communications strategist with over 15+ years experience  in the not-for-profit, private and public sectors. A relationship builder who is recognized for initiative, perseverance, goal alignment and establishment of strong, collaborative relationships, Marcie develops strategies that benefit diverse stakeholders, generate impact and drive positive change. Marcie has a long history of volunteering and has sat on various boards supporting health, homeless and animal welfare organizations.

Jill Voisin, Treasurer is currently an Assistant Vice President TD Financial, TD Securities, CGA, and has a long history of volunteering for Girl Guides of Canada

Tara Wood is a communications strategist that specializes in corporate communications and issues management. Having split her time between the agency and non-profit sectors, she has worked across a range of industries including health, energy, environment, financial and more. Her passion is developing campaigns to help organizations best reach and activate their target audiences to achieve meaningful results.

Advisory Team

Donna Sheehan, founder of the Canadian Breast Cancer Support Fund, knows what it’s like to face the challenges of a breast cancer diagnosis. After years of working with organizations providing programs of support to breast cancer patients and survivors and bearing witness to their stories about the challenges and triumphs that accompany a breast cancer diagnosis, she became acutely aware of the lack of support for breast cancer patients who were struggling financially. She decided to address the financial challenges experienced by this vulnerable and overlooked community and founded CBCSF.

Karen Cannon a social worker who has worked in both health care and community settings for close to twenty years. Most of her professional career has been spent working with cancer patients and their families/caregivers. As an oncology social worker, she has assisted individuals with all aspects of the cancer journey, including financial, social, emotional and psychological. Her professional experience, as well as her experience as a breast cancer survivor, provides her with insight into the challenges facing breast cancer patients.

Lindsay Kronenberg worked for over fifteen years as an Human Resources Professional in the field of broadcasting. Currently, she works part-time for an organization that provides emotional, psychological and informational support to individuals and families living with cancer. Lindsay has had a personal experience with breast cancer and volunteers as a Peer Support volunteer.

Deanna Nemeth is a freelance translator with more than 15 years of experience in fundraising, public relations, community development. Currently completing her MA, Translation Studies at York University’s Glendon College, Deanna volunteers for several not-for-profit and community organizations.  Deanna became involved with CBCSF after losing a close friend to breast cancer. 

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