Board of Directors
Patricia Kearns – President
Member since: September 2010
Professional profile: Independent Filmmaker
Expertise: Founding board member of Studio XX, media technology advisor and expertise as a non-profit organiser.
Nancy Guberman – Vice-President
Member since: February 1998
Professional profile: Professional professor of Social Work with continued research and training activities.
Expertise: Community organizer, gender issues.
Terrye Perlman – Treasurer
Member since: September 2000
Professional profile: M. Ed. - Psycho-social research with cancer patients, leading support groups and teaching relaxation to breast cancer patients.
Expertise: Finance and patient care/concerns.
Avis Antel – Secretary
Member since: September 2003
Professional profile: MLIS, Retired Librarian
Expertise: Research and information access.
Deborah Ostrovsky – Director
Member since: September 2011
Professional profile: Honours BA and MA in Social History, Certificat en français langue seconde, freelance writer and editor
Expertise: Gender and women's health issues, patient advocacy and the history of medicine.
Christine Kupka – Director
Member since: September 2001
Professional profile: Clinical Social Worker and Research Assistant (has worked in psychosocial breast cancer studies and other medical studies)
Expertise: Chair of the Newsletter committee, research and writing
Carol Secter – Director
Member since: October 2002
Professional profile: Holds a B.A and a M.Ed. and is a retired teacher and union activist
Expertise: Knowledge of Canadian cosmetics regulations, of Health Canada’s Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist, Safe Cosmetics Campaign Chair, and past-President
Deena Dlusy-Apel – Director
Member since: the inception of the organisation in 1994
Professional profile: Holds a M.Ed. and is currently a part-time professor at Concordia University, and a practicing artist.
Expertise: Breast cancer survivor, knowledge and expertise as non-profit organiser, media spokesperson.
Lannie Mayo - Director
Member since: October 2005
Professional profile: A retired educator with a BA specializing in Education and Special Education
Expertise: Organizational and problem-solving skills as well as expertise with regards to education.
Honorary Board Members
Member since: 2000
Professional profile: B.A (Honours Sociology), M.Sc., ex-college professor, founder and editor of an international newsletter for women in menopause (1986-1998).
Expertise: Breast cancer survivor, experience in office administration, translation of medical terms into lay language, writing and editing.
Member since: February 2008
Professional profile: Journalist and author, social activist, feminist and breast cancer survivor; experienced in governance as past chair of the Board of Women's College Hospital.
Expertise: Campaign endorser, feminist perspective, and promotion/publicity.
Member since: 2008
Professional profile: Award winning journalist and filmmaker.
Expertise: Campaign endorser, feminist perspective, promotion/publicity.