Staff

Senior Management Team

Joanne Charlebois

Joanne Charlebois 
Chief Executive Officer
joanne@sac-oac.ca
613.567.9968
800.259.8519
Ext. 260

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. 
Jessica Bedford Jessica Bedford
Chief Operating Officer
jessica@sac-oac.ca
613.567.9968
800.259.8519
Ext. 262
As a member of the senior management team, the Chief Operating Officer (COO) is responsible for leading the operational activities of the association, specifically for activities related to communications and marketing, professional development, membership services and SAC Clinical Certification.
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. 
Chantal Kealey Chantal Kealey, AuD, Aud(C)
Director of Audiology 
chantal@sac-oac.ca
613.567.9968
800.259.8519
Ext. 281
The Director of Audiology is the audiology resource for the national office. She evaluates internationally-trained audiologists seeking SAC membership and maintains a collaborative relationship with related organizations such as CAA, CHHA and the federal third-party payers. This Director offers expertise and input to the SAC Board of Directors and committees and facilitates the development of key documents such as position papers.
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

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.
Julie Bourassa Julie Bourassa
Communications Specialist
julie@sac-oac.ca
613.567.9968
800.259.8519
Ext. 254
Reporting to the Manager of Communications and Marketing, the Communications Specialist leads the planning of the association’s annual Speech and Hearing Month campaign, develops and manages website content 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.
Gina Meacoe Lisa Brooks
Executive Assistant 
lisa@sac-oac.ca 
613.567.9968
800.259.8519
Ext. 261
The Executive Assistant provides administrative support to the CEO, SAC Board of Directors and other staff in all areas of administration and development.
Laurence ChengLi Laurence ChengLi
Communications Assistant
laurence@sac-oac.ca
613.567.9968
800.259.8519
Ext. 253
Reporting to the Manager of Communications and Marketing, the Communications Assistant provides assistance in the administration of SAC’s communications and marketing initiatives.
Bev Bonnell Bev Cooper
Certification and Professional Development Officer 
bev@sac-oac.ca
613.567.9968
800.259.8519
Ext. 231

The Certification and Professional Development Officer is responsible for coordinating the SAC Clinical Certification Program, including the administration of clinical certification exams. The Certification and Professional Development Officer is also responsible for assisting with the planning of the national conference and providing support in the management of workshops, webcasts and webinars.

Lynda Gibbons Lynda Gibbons, M.Sc., Aud(C), RAUD, RHIP
Audiology Advisor
lynda@sac-oac.ca
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.
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.
André LaFlamme André LaFlamme
Manager of Membership
andre@sac-oac.ca
613.567.9968
800.259.8519
Ext. 221
The Manager of Membership is responsible for managing services for SAC's 6,000 members and associates. This includes recruiting potential members and associates, maintaining files and the database, facilitating the annual members and associates drive, liaising with provincial licensing and accreditation agencies and responding to member and associate enquiries.
Marnie Loeb Marnie Loeb, M.Cl.Sc., S-LP(C), Reg. CASLPO
Speech-Language Pathology Advisor
marnie@sac-oac.ca
The part-time Speech-Language Pathology Advisor provides assistance, expertise and guidance to SAC staff, members and associates regarding speech-language pathology issues. She coordinates and facilitates special projects on issues relating to the profession, including the standards of practice; facilitates ad hoc committees and represents SAC on external partner committees as required; and evaluates internationally-educated speech-language pathology professionals applying for membership in SAC.
Lauren Mann
Manager of Clinical Certification and Exams
lauren@sac-oac.ca
613.567.9968
800.259.8519
Ext. 232
The Manager of Clinical Certification and 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.
Elizabeth Fitzpatrick David H. McFarland, PhD
CJSLPA Editor-in-Chief
Tel: 514.343.7049
david.mcfarland@umontreal.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.
Olga Novoa Olga Novoa
Multimedia &
Production Designer

olga@sac-oac.ca
613.567.9968
800.259.8519
Ext. 252
The Multimedia and  Production 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. 
Darlene Toop Darlene Toop
Financial Coordinator
darlene@sac-oac.ca
613.567.9968
800.259.8519
Ext. 271
The Financial Coordinator is responsible for the association’s financial and accounting requirements, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash management, financial statement preparation, etc. She supports the effective administration and financial functions of the association, as well as day-to-day accounting-related processes, maintenance and month-end reports in compliance with SAC’s governance policies and accounting procedures.
Nancy Vardy Nancy Vardy
Members and Associates Coordinator
nancy@sac-oac.ca
613.567.9968
800.259.8519
Ext. 222
The Membership Coordinator provides support and administrative assistance to the membership and associates department. She coordinates and manages specific projects as directed.