We have some announcements to make about the HAE Canada Board of Directors.

The 2022-2023 Board of Directors was elected at our Annual General Meeting in November. Following the meeting, the Board elected the executive positions as follows:

  • Jacquie Badiou: Director at Large / Past President
  • Michelle Cooper: Ontario Regional Director: President
  • Carmen Craciun: Director at Large / Treasurer and Secretary
  • Kerstyn Lane: Pacific Regional Director / Vice President
  • Martine Paquette: Quebec Regional Director
  • Dwayne Semple: Atlantic Regional Director
  • Kim Speiss: Central Regional Director

We are thrilled to announce that Michelle Cooper has generously agreed to become President. The President position is a natural next step for Michelle as she has been part of the HAEC Board since 2020 as the Ontario Regional Director, in 2021 she became Vice President and has remained on the Advocacy Committee throughout. We are lucky to have her at the helm, and we are confident she will be amazing in her new position.

She has some HUGE boots to fill! After a decade as President, Jacquie Badiou decided to transition from President to the Past-President position. Jacquie will remain a very active member of our Board of Directors in this newly created position, providing mentorship to Michelle while increasing her advocacy work internationally. On behalf of the entire HAEC membership and Board of Directors, we profusely thank Jacquie for her years as President, showing unwavering commitment to help HAE patients and their caregivers in Canada.

Tina McGrath, who sat on the Board since 2018, decided not to renew her term as a Board member. We want to extend a huge thank you to Tina for her amazing job as the Ontario Regional Director and as a member of the Governance Committee. Her work expertise in marketing, banking, and at the Canadian Cancer Society served her well when she worked on HAEC’s Imagine Canada Application and revising the By-Laws and Five-Year Strategic Plan. We appreciated her sharing her story to bring awareness of HAE in the emergency department.

Thank you to our returning Board members who are not only a joy to work with, but also bring new perspectives and knowledge to the table.

Thank you to our members who participated in our Annual General Meeting; without you we couldn’t have elected this amazing Board of Directors.