TORONTO – On behalf of the Board of Directors of Bladder Cancer Canada, Board Chair Ferg Devins is pleased to announce the appointment of Dionne Duncan to the position of Executive Director for the national organization.
“Dionne brings incredible experience to the Bladder Cancer Canada team. She has more than 18 years of experience working for large multi-national conglomerates and not-for-profits. Dionne is an enthusiastic leader with the passion and commitment to lead Bladder Cancer Canada in continuing to meet our mandate of patient care – awareness and research funding,” remarked Devins.
Dionne Duncan previously held the position of Vice President of Development and Operations at the Rosa’s Centre, which provides services to adults with physical, intellectual and developmental disabilities. She has also worked as Director and Facility Manager of Patient Care and Programs at the PHD Acquired Brain Injury Services/Mind Forward facility.
Dionne’s main focus over the past ten years has been advocating for improved patient care and education for families and those effected by various health conditions and challenges.
Dionne received her PhD in Health Policy and Informatics from the University of Toronto. She is a recipient of the J.S. Woodward Award for Humanities and Community Support as well as being recognized with an International Women’s Day Award in 2018. She serves on the board of the Enlightened Women’s Advocacy Group.
Dionne is dedicated to volunteering and supports various charities throughout her community and has done so for over a decade. She works with various local foundations and service providers who support employment opportunities for those from diverse backgrounds (ACCES). She is also involved in programs that support the advancement of youth in crisis and families effected by violence.
In her spare time, Dionne enjoys spending time with her family and painting in the abstract form. She has donated 100% of the proceeds from the sale of her paintings to the Toronto United Way Foundation.
“Bladder Cancer Canada is proud to welcome Dionne Duncan to our team. We look forward to working with her in the months and years ahead to build upon our first successful ten years of Bladder Cancer Canada with an eye to a future – where bladder cancer is just a distant memory,” said Devins.