CDHA Board of Directors

CDHA Board of Directors

To make the best use of CDHA's resources, our board uses a Policy Governance® model, a proven decision-making system that unlocks the potential of organizations. This system has provided us with strategic leadership, clear rules on delegation, and a means of overseeing and evaluating the performance of our board. In addition, this model lends itself to the kind of big-picture thinking needed by CDHA to achieve its long-term objectives.

The CDHA Board of Directors is more than a body that reviews decisions and activities. It is a think-tank for CDHA, and that's where our board's visionary role comes into play.

The board remains focused on the 5 broad areas of need where outcomes are required. These issues are addressed by the board through written policies to the CEO that describe organization ends that need to be achieved and situations that need to be addressed. Just as importantly, it describes situations and actions that need to be avoided. The board also helps develop national positions and standards for dental hygiene practice, education, research, and regulation. Through this work, CDHA serves both its members and the Canadian public more effectively.

Wendy Stewart

President: Wendy Stewart President
Nova Scotia

Anne Marie Caissie

President-Elect: Anne Marie Caissie President-Elect
New Brunswick

Rae McFarlane

Director: Rae McFarlane Director
British Columbia

Alexandra Sheppard

Director: Alexandra Sheppard Director
Alberta

Kathy Yerex

Director: Kathy Yerex Director
Manitoba

Francine Trudeau

Director: Francine Trudeau Director
Quebec

Kaylen Anholt

Director: Kaylen Anholt Director
Saskatchewan

Lana Clow

Director: Lana Clow Director
Prince Edward Island

Donna Lee

Director: Donna Lee Director
North (NU, YK, NWT)