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Board of Directors and Senior Team


Board of Directors

Leona Pinsky
Leona Pinsky
Vice Chair

Leona Pinsky is a trained lawyer and has been an active volunteer leader in her community for more than 20 years. She is the President of Cystic Fibrosis Canada’s Vancouver and Lower Mainland Chapter, and a co-founder of the 65_RedRoses Gala and GearUp4CF.

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Robert Sankey
Robert Sankey

Robert Sankey is Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and also serves on the Board of Directors at Burgundy Asset Management Ltd. Robert has spent the past 12 years at Burgundy, working in numerous roles including Director of Research, Canadian equities, Emerging Markets equities and Fixed Income.  

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Ian Thompson
Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson graduated from Dalhousie University and started his career as a reporter with The Chronicle Herald. He’s a former owner of MT&L Public Relations, a former executive with both TransCanada PipeLines and Emera Inc., former Ottawa representative for the Province of the Nova Scotia and former deputy minister of the Nova Scotia Department of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism.

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Claude Provencher
Claude Provencher

Claude Provencher is an experienced leader with twenty five years of experience in the fields of management and law, within the public service of Canada, the private sector and internationally. He is an expert in judicial reform with experience in many countries and has had extensive training in human resources and change management.

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Senior Team

Norma Beauchamp
Norma Beauchamp
President and CEO

Norma Beauchamp joined Cystic Fibrosis Canada as President and CEO in November 2014. An accomplished business and non-profit leader, Norma has over three decades of senior leadership positions in Canada and Germany. She held executive positions at Genzyme, Bayer and the Canadian Foundation for Women’s Health.

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Martha Beaumont
Martha Beaumont
Chief Financial Officer

Martha Beaumont joined Cystic Fibrosis Canada in August 2013. She brings extensive experience in the non-profit sector, specializing in directing the corporate finance function of a multiple-level organization. With over a decade of financial leadership in the health charity area, Martha was most recently the Controller at the Canadian Diabetes Association, a charity with an annual budget of $60 million.

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John Wallenburg
John Wallenburg
Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. John Wallenburg joined Cystic Fibrosis Canada as Chief Scientific Officer in March 2015. Dr. Wallenburg spent much of the last 25 years at the interface of technology creation and development. At the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) he established the Commercialization infrastructure (now FACIT) and launched its first investment program.

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Jennifer Nebesky
Jennifer Nebesky
Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

Jennifer Nebesky has 20 years communications experience and has worked at some of Canada’s leading Public Relations and Communications agencies where she has served organizations in the healthcare, financial and consumer industries. Jennifer brings expertise in patient association partnerships, awareness and education initiatives, brand management, media relations, social media and marketing.

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