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Leadership and Governance

ImmUnity Canada empowers Canadians impacted by immunodeficiency disorders to live well through education, support, advocacy, community-building, and research.

We are ImmUnity Canada

ImmUnity Canada is a registered charity that provides a community for people and families impacted by primary immunodeficiency. We advocate for education, research, and support for PI patients. Together, we can give all Canadians with PI access to the resources they need to thrive.

Our organization was founded in 1997 as the Canadian Immunodeficiency Patient Organization (CIPO). In October 2022, we celebrated our 25th anniversary by unveiling our new name, ImmUnity Canada.

ImmUnity Canada Board of Directors

Christine Duncan Wilson

Hamilton, ON

Board Role: Chair

Board Committees: Finance, Governance, Evaluations

Lee Strickland

Toronto, ON

Board Role: Vice Chair

Board Committees: Finance, Governance

Brent Leonard

Luksville, QC

Board Role: Treasurer

Board Committees: Finance

Ingrid Brodie

Coldbrook, NS

Board Role: Director

Board Committees: Evaluations

Kim Hanson

Edmonton, AB

Board Role: Director

Board Committees: Evaluations

Paola Andrea Fernandez de Soto Abdul Rahim

Edmonton, AB

Board Role: Director

Board Committees: Fund Development

Duane Schreiner

Calgary, AB

Board Role: Director

Judith Mailly-MacDougall

Chelsea, QC

Board Role: Director

Victoria Philibert

Victoria, BC

Board Role: Director

Medical Science Advisory Committee

Dr. Bruce Ritchie

University of Alberta, Edmonton


Dr. Stephen Betschel

St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto


Dr. Anne Junker

BC Women’s Hospital, Vancouver (retired)

Dr. Bruce Mazer

McGill University, Montreal

Dr. Donald Vinh

McGill University, Montreal

Dr. Vy Kim

Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto

Dr. Kyla Hildebrand

BC Children’s Hospital, Vancouver

Dr. Hugo Chapedelaine

IRCM, University of Montreal

Dr. Gina Lacuesta

Dalhousie University, Halifax

Dr. Beata Derfalvi

IWK Health Centre, Halifax

Dr. Susan Waserman

McMaster University, Hamilton

Nurse Advisory Committee

Florence MacKay

British Columbia

Noor Zhu

British Columbia

Karen Chestney

Nova Scotia

Crystal Allen


Becky Rock


Kathleen NG


Marianne Miguel


We empower Canadians with primary immunodeficiencies to live well.

Become a Member

It's quick and easy, and it won't cost you a dime! Register and join a supportive community right here in Canada.

Find an Event

With regional chapters across the country, ImmUnity Canada looks forward to welcoming you to an event!

Volunteer with Us

Our community is built by volunteers like you. Share your time and skills to help Canadians with PI live well.

Support the Cause

You can help fund research, education, advocacy and access to care. With your support, we're not alone.