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IPAC Canada Board of Directors 2022 - 2023

View organization Chart (January 2019)

Executive Officers

Zahir Hirji RN BScN MHS CIC
Manager, Privacy and Risk Management
Scarborough Health Network
Scarborough, ON


Colette Ouellet RN BN MHA CIC

Director Infection Prevention and Control
Queensway Carleton Hospital
Ottawa, Ontario

Secretary/Membership Director
Jennifer Happe BSc MSc

Alberta Health Services
Alberta Children's Hospital 
Calgary, Alberta

Sonalben Shah MSc CIC

Infection Prevention and Control Professional
Woodstock, Ontario

Board of Directors

Director Education 
Kimberley Allain BScN RN MHS CIC

Nova Scotia Health Authority
Halifax, NS 

Director Standards and Guidelines 
Madeleine Ashcroft RN BScN MHS CIC

Infection Control Specialist 
Trillium Health Partners
Mississauga, Ontario 

Physician Director 
John Embil MD BSc(Hon) FRCPC FACP

Director, Infection Control Unit
Health Sciences Centre
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Stefania Cloutier
Director Chapters and Interest Groups
Stefania Cloutier BES BASc CIPHI(C) CIC

Infection Control Professional
Halton Healthcare - Georgetown Hospital
Georgetown, Ontario

Director Programs and Projects 
Baljinder Sidhu, RN BScN CIC MPH

Manager, Population and Public Health
Fraser Health
Surrey, British Columbia

Public Representative
Kim Neudorf BSN MEd
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan

Membership Services Office (MSO)

Executive Director
Gerry Hansen BA 

Phone: 1-204-897-5990/1-866-999-7111
Fax: 1-204-895-9595
Kelli Wagner
Administrative Assistant
Kelli Wagner

Tel: 204-488-5027/1-855-488-5027
Fax:  204-488-4028

Web Communications Manager
Tanya Dench BSc MSc CIC 

Infection Prevention and Control Professional
St. Joseph’s Health Centre Hamilton
Hamilton, Ontario
Pamela Chalmers
Pamela Chalmers 

Kelsey Houston
Social Media Manager
Kelsey Houston


Other Positions

James Ayukekbong
Editor-in-Chief, Canadian Journal of Infection Control
Dr. James Ayukekbong PhD CIC

Associate Editor, Canadian Journal of Infection Control
Devon Metcalf MSc PhD CIC

Distance Education Course Coordinator
Heather Candon BSc MSc CIC
Jan Van Toen
Distance Education Course Coordinator
Jane Van Toen MLT BSc CIC
Angela Thomas

Associate Course Coordinator
Angela Thomas BScN RN CIC

Jeffrey Eruvwetaghware Mentor Program Chair
Jeffrey Eruvwetaghware MPH CIC


Professional Agents

Legal Counsel 
Terrance Carter/Theresa Man 
Carters Professional Corporation 
211 Broadway 
Orangeville ON L9W 1K4 
Philip Romaniuk CPA CA
Grant Thornton LLP
94 Commerce Drive
Winnipeg MB R3P 0Z3