UPDATED ON: Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division:
The Honourable Susan Whelan, PC, LLB, JD,
Chief Executive Officer
From The Globe and Mail
Marion Kirsh, Chair, Ontario Division Board of Directors, is pleased to announce the appointment of the Honourable Susan Whelan as CEO of the Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division, effective June 1, 2009.
A lawyer with over 20 years of leadership experience in the private and public sectors, Susan was a federal Member of Parliament for Essex for over a decade. She served as Chair of the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology, where her leadership resulted in increased funding for research.
Susan joined Cabinet as Minister for International Cooperation implementing a new strategic plan for the Canadian International Development Agency.
Susan is passionate about fighting back against cancer and has also been active in a number of local charities.
Susan Whelan replaces Peter Goodhand, who was appointed President and CEO of the Canadian Cancer Society nationally.
The Canadian Cancer Society is a national community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer.