Board of Directors

James Cowan

Chair, DWDC Board of Directors

James Cowan is a veteran lawyer and retired senator from Nova Scotia. 

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Bev Heim-Myers

Vice chair, DWDC Board of Directors

Bev is the Chair of the Canadian Coalition for Genetic Fairness and has worked with key stakeholders to see the Genetic Non-Discrimination Act (GNDA) passed into law in 2017, ensuring that the genetic test information of all Canadians is protected. 

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Fancy C. Poitras

SECRETARY, DWDC BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Fancy C. Poitras has been a member and volunteer with Dying with Dignity Canada since 2011. In 2016, she started volunteering as a Chapter Administrator with the Vancouver Chapter. 

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Ryan A. Webster

Treasurer, DWDC board of directors

Ryan A. Webster, CPA, CA, is an experienced finance and healthcare leader with a demonstrated history within Hospital, Long-Term Care, Community Care, Research and Innovation settings. 

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Wayne Cochrane

Member, DWDC board of directors

Wayne Cochrane, QC, is a lawyer with more than 35 years of experience relating to health care law. 

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Susan Desjardins

MEMBER, DWDC BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Susan Desjardins is a retired human resources professional with experience in leadership development, organizational change management, talent development, and recruitment and compensation. She is the co-founder and current Chair of the Ottawa chapter of Dying With Dignity Canada (DWDC).

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Daphne Gilbert

Member, DWDC board of directors

Daphne Gilbert specializes in teaching criminal and constitutional law, including courses in Criminal Law and Procedure, American Constitutional Law, and Advanced Sexual Assault law. 

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Roslyn Goldner

Member, DWDC board of directors

Roslyn Goldner is an experienced lawyer who has worked for over 25 years in the areas of administrative, employment and labour law. 

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Eva Kmiecic

Member, DWDC Board of Directors

Eva’s career has spanned three decades, two continents, and executive positions in both the public and non-profit sectors, including Deputy Commissioner of the RCMP, Vice President of the Public Policy Forum, Assistant Secretary for the Australian Department of Immigration and Ethnic Affairs, Registrar of Canadian Citizenship, and work on various social policy and criminal justice initiatives.

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Sherry Moran

MEMBER, DWDC BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Sherry is a retired lawyer and federal government executive with extensive experience in developing policy and legislation while working collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders. 

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Chantal Perrot

MEMBER, DWDC BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Dr. Chantal Perrot, AB, MD, CCFP, FCFP, CGPP, is a family physician and psychotherapist in Toronto. 

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Jonathan Reggler

MEMBER, DWDC BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Dr. Jonathan Reggler is a family physician in Courtenay, B.C., on Vancouver Island. He studied medicine at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, graduating in 1984 and then spent eight years in the British Army prior to entering general practice in southern England. He emigrated to Canada in 2003. 

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