Staff

 

Senior Management Team

Joanne Charlebois

Dawn Wilson
Chief Executive Officer
dawn@sac-oac.ca
613.567.9968
800.259.8519
Ext. 261

The Chief Executive Officer has primary responsibility for the fulfillment of the mission and the strategic initiatives of the association. The CEO provides leadership to the Board of Directors and staff related to association operations, Board directives and emerging national issues. She represents the association and its positions to government and works in concert with the provincial associations and regulators to serve member and associate needs. 
Phil Bolger Phil Bolger, CA
Chief Financial Officer
phil@sac-oac.ca
613.567.9968
800.259.8519
Ext. 272
The Chief Financial Officer is responsible for leading the financial activities of the organization. This includes accounting, financial reporting (internally and externally), treasury functions as well as interfacing with bankers, auditors and other service providers. In addition, the CFO provides strategic advice to the CEO and management staff. He is also responsible for developing policies and management frameworks to mitigate organizational risk and ensure organizational health. 
Lynda Gibbons

Lynda Gibbons, M.Sc., Aud(C), Reg. CASLPO
Director of Audiology

lynda@sac-oac.ca

The Director of Audiology provides leadership and expertise on issues related to audiology. Serving as SAC’s lead audiology content expert, the director acts as a resource to SAC staff, members/associates and the public. As part of the senior management team, the director develops and implements program initiatives that promote SAC’s position of professional issues. The Director of Audiology also represents SAC on various national and international committees.
Meredith Wright

Meredith Wright, PhD,
S-LP, Reg. CASLPO

Director of Speech-
Language Pathology
and Communication Health Assistants

meredith@sac-oac.ca
613.567.9968
800.259.8519
Ext. 282

The Director of Speech-Language Pathology and Communication Health Assistants provides leadership and expertise in issues related to speech-language pathology and communication health assistants. Serving as SAC’s lead speech-language pathology content expert, the director acts as a resource to SAC staff, members/associates and the general public.  As part of the senior management team, the director develops and implements program initiatives that promote SAC’s position on professional issues. This Director also represents SAC on various national and international committees.

 

SAC Team

Jacinta Cillis Asquith

Jacinta Cillis Asquith
Manager of Communications and Marketing (Acting)
jacinta@sac-oac.ca
613.567.9968
800.259.8519
Ext. 251

The Manager of Communications and Marketing plays a key role in the development and implementation of SAC's communications and marketing strategies. She helps manage the day-to-day operations of the communications department and leads the association’s annual Speech and Hearing Month Campaign. Working collaboratively with the communications team, she ensures that all promotional activities and materials are strategically conceived, diligently planned, effectively executed and measured against relevant benchmarks.
Emily Banzet

Emily Banzet
Manager of Communications and Marketing
emily@sac-oac.ca
613.567.9968
800.259.8519
Ext. 251

The Manager of Communications and Marketing plays a key role in the development and implementation of SAC's communications and marketing strategies. She helps manage the day-to-day operations of the communications department and leads the association’s annual Speech and Hearing Month Campaign. Working collaboratively with the communications team, she ensures that all promotional activities and materials are strategically conceived, diligently planned, effectively executed and measured against relevant benchmarks.
Michaela Berniquez
Communications Specialist
michaela@sac-oac.ca
613.567.9968
800.259.8519
Ext. 253
The Communications Specialist leads the planning of the association's annual Speech and Hearing Month campaign, writes for SAC Publications and works with the communications team to create engaging written and visual materials. Alongside team members, the Communications Specialist ensures that all activities are strategically conceived, diligently planned, effectively executed and measured against relevant benchmarks.
Julie Bourassa Amy Childs
Governance and Administration Coordinator
amy@sac-oac.ca
613.567.9968
800.259.8519
Ext. 261
The Governance and Administration Coordinator provides support and administrative assistance to the Chief Executive Officer, SAC staff, the SAC Board of Directors, SAC Standing Committees and The Pan-Canadian Alliance in all areas of administration and development.In addition, coordinates and manages specific projects as directed including volunteer management and recruitment.
Bev Bonnell Bev Cooper
Professional Development Coordinator 
bev@sac-oac.ca
613.567.9968
800.259.8519
Ext. 241

The Professional Development Coordinator assists with the design and delivery of SAC professional development events throughout the year.

Jesse Crowley
Membership Services Officer
jesse@sac-oac.ca
613 889 1504

The Membership Services Officer supports the efficient and effective functioning of Speech-Language & Audiology Canada’s membership programs, such as the SAC Certification Program and SAC Career Development Program, building strong relationships between members/associates and their national professional association.
In addition to supporting SAC’s valued membership, the Membership Services Officer helps design and implement programs that will increase member and associate engagement.

Christie Witt
Multimedia & Graphic Designer
christie@sac-oac.ca 
613.567.9968
800.259.8519
Ext. 252

The Multimedia and Graphic Designer manages the design and production of SAC's blog, Communiqué and quarterly academic journal, CJSLPA. She also ensures that all of SAC's digital and print collateral are professionally designed and adhere to the SAC style guide.
Placeholder Vacant Position
Audiology Advisor
The part-time Audiology Advisor provides assistance, expertise and guidance to SAC staff, members and associates regarding audiology-related issues including standards. She coordinates and facilitates special projects on issues relating to the profession; facilitates ad hoc committees and represents SAC on external partner committees as required; and evaluates internationally-trained audiologists in their application for audiology membership in SAC.
Sue Decker Sue Decker, M.Sc., R.SLP
Speech-Language Pathology Advisor
sue@sac-oac.ca
The Speech-Language Pathology Advisor – Long-Term Care provides staff provides assistance, expertise and guidance to SAC staff, members and associates regarding issues related to long-term care and palliative care.
Caroline Erdos Caroline Erdos, M.Sc., Ph.D., S-LP(C)
Speech-Language Pathology Advisor
caroline@sac-oac.ca
The Speech-Language Pathology Advisor – Schools Services provides assistance, expertise and guidance to SAC staff, members and associates regarding issues related to speech-language pathology services in schools.

Julia Hopkins
Membership Services Officer
julia@sac-oac.ca
613. 716 9222

 

The Membership Services Officer supports the efficient and effective functioning of Speech-Language & Audiology Canada’s membership programs and services, building strong relationships between members/associates and their national professional association.

In addition to supporting SAC’s valued membership, the Membership Services Officer helps design and implement programs that will increase member and associate engagement.

Michelle Jackson Michelle Jackson
Manager of Professional Development
michelle@sac-oac.ca
613.567.9968
800.259.8519
Ext. 244
The Manager of Professional Development is responsible for planning and executing logistics for SAC's continuing education, including, but not limited to, workshops, seminars, annual meetings, conferences, webcasting, videoconferencing and ancillary events, trade shows, as required.

Lauren Mann
Manager of Membership Programs & Association Development
lauren@sac-oac.ca
613.709 9222

The Manager of Membership Programs & Association Development is responsible for the efficient and effective functioning of Speech-Language & Audiology Canada's membership programs and services. This includes overseeing SAC's Certification Program, Career Development Program and Scholarship Program, as well as other programs and services that support SAC's members and associates.
David H. McFarland David H. McFarland, PhD
CJSLPA Editor-in-Chief
Tel: 514.343.7049
david.mcfarland@sac-oac.ca
The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for guiding the strategic direction of the Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (CJSLPA) and coordinating the peer-review process.
Christiane Ménard
Manager of  Exams
christiane@sac-oac.ca
613.567.9968
800.259.8519
Ext. 231
The Manager of Exams is responsible for managing SAC’s Clinical Certification Program and Exams.  This includes the development and administration of the clinical certification exams and the clinical certification maintenance program to ensure high standards and open, fair and transparent processes.
Mohamed Saci
Financial Coordinator
mohamed@sac-oac.ca
613.567.9968
800.259.8519
Ext. 271

The Financial Coordinator is responsible for SAC's day-to-day accounting and financial matters. This role also provides support to the C.F.O and includes other ad hoc duties and projects. The Financial Coordinator's main areas of focus are accounts payable, accounts receivable, banking, payroll, accounts analysis, and reconciliation.

Brittney Stoddart
Communications Officer
brittney@sac-oac.ca
613.567.9968
800.259.8519
Ext. 254

The Communications Officer develops and manages website content, coordinates advertising sales and manages the production calendar. The Communications Officer also works with the communications team to create engaging written and visual materials. Alongside team members, the Communications Officer ensures that all activities are strategically conceived, diligently planned, effectively executed and measured against relevant benchmarks.