Meet the GTA Chapter’s executive team

Mary Anne Cecutti

CHAIR

Mary Anne Cecutti brings experience as a healthcare consultant to her role as Chair. The focus of her career was process improvement, regulatory compliance and project management for clinical laboratories.


Allison Elliot

SECRETARY/TREASURER

Allison Elliot has more than 30 years’ experience in corporate governance in both profit and not-for-profit organizations. She is a former Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries

 


Denyse Burns

VICE CHAIR, PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT (DELIVERY)

Denyse Burns, founder of Madison-Burns & Associates, a Toronto firm specializing in executive coaching, communication consulting. She is also an end -of- life consultant and specializes in working with people who are dying and their families. 

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Rita Scagnetti

VICE CHAIR, COMMUNICATIONS (OUTREACH)

Rita Scagnetti is a retired Government of Ontario public servant with nearly 30-years of experience in a variety of ministries and agencies, and whose abiding passion remains communication.

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Dr. Barbara Bresver

DIRECTOR AT LARGE

Since retiring from her 40 year private practice working with both children and adults, psychologist Dr. Barbara Bresver followed her interest in bereavement and grief by joining Dying with Dignity Canada. She has acted as a witness for those requesting MAID and is on the executive of the newly formed Toronto GTA chapter of DWDC where her current role focuses on working with people exploring Advance Care Planning.