Committees and Volunteers

We would like to thank the following individuals for helping CSAE Trillium provide excellent education and networking opportunities for our members.  


2017-18 PDX Committee

Heather Tyrrell, CAE, Water Environment Association of Ontario, Chair

Korinne Collins, Canadian Credit Union Association

Lori Dalton, Lori Dalton Agency for Speakers & Coaches

Sandra De Medeiros, CAE, Real Estate Institute of Canada

Cheryl Gateman, BMO Financial Group Institute For Learning supported by Dolce Hotels & Resorts

Feiona Gobin, CAE, Niagara Falls Business Events

Kevin Jackson, bizZone inc.

Jim Koufis, JGK Integrated Solutions

Diane Lee, CAE, Ontario Real Estate Association

Danielle Russell, CAE, Association and Events Management

Erin Vandersteldt, Ontario Association of Residences Treating Youth

Rozalyn Werner-Arce, CAE, Therapeutic Recreation Ontario

 

2017-18 Membership Committee

Cindy Gonsalves, Consulting Engineers of Ontario, Chair

Penny Connors, Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists, Vice-Chair

Oksana Buhel, CAE, Motorcycle and Moped Industry Council

Christine D’Costa, Dieticians of Canada

Sophie Doukas, Grant Thornton

Karen Dowhan, CMP, Tourism London

Dinaz Garda, CAE, Ontario Real Estate Association

Mark Haan, Canadian National Migration and Naturalization Association

Jeff Hanlan, Ontario Trial Lawyers Association

Ronda Kellington, Acupuncture Canada

Gilles Latour

Saskia Martini-Wong, CAE, NFP Performance Improvement Corp.

Martha McKay, Westin Resort Whistler

Patty MacPherson, CMP, Canadian Investor Relations Institute

Jane Meng, Motorcycle and Moped Industry Council

Stephanie Pimental, Ontario Library Association

Kerry Siegel, Executive Search Alliance

Marion Tripp, Human Resources Professionals Association

Lisa Marie Upton, Niagara Falls Business Events

Paulette Vinette, FASAE, CAE, Solution Studio Inc.

 

2017-18 FORUM Editorial Committee

Marc Cousineau, Villa Charities Inc., Chair

Doug Duke, Essentient Association Management

Rebecca Harris, CAE, Ontario Association of Residences Treating Youth

Christine Halfkenney-Zellas, Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses

Sandra Moniz, CMP, Meetings + Conventions Calgary

Robert, Pye, Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters

Constance Wrigley-Thomas, CAE, Essentient Association Management

 

2018 Audit Committee

Randi Glass, CAE, CMP, Canadian Defence Lawyers, Chair

Steve Carroll, CAE, The Portage Group

Cindy Gonsalves, Consulting Engineers of Ontario

 

2018 Nominating Committee

Valerie Browne, CAE, College of Massage Therapists of Ontario, Chair

Carol Ann Burrell, CAE, Association Executive

Steve Carroll, CAE, The Portage Group

Saskia Martini-Wong, CAE, NFP Performance Improvement Corp.

 

2018 Summer Summit

Denise Wiese, TAP Resources, Chair

Randi Glass, CMP, CAE, Canadian Defence Lawyers, Vice-Chair

Troy Allan, Four Points by Sheraton Mississauga Meadowvale

Nancy Barden, Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating

Carol Ann Burrell, CAE, Association Executive

Karen Dowhan, CMP, Tourism London

Donna Dydynski, Homewood Suites by Hilton

Patricia Farrugia-Watson, Nottawasaga Resort Inn

Lynne Gale, CMM, Tourism London

Cheryl Gateman, BMO Financial Group Institute For Learning supported by Dolce Hotels & Resorts

Lori Hamel Johnson, Westmont Hospitality Group

Rebecca Harris, CAE, Ontario Association of Residences Treating Youth

Nina Howell, Silver Hotel Group

Kris Knox, Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale

Sherry Lucia, Tourism Hamilton

Wendy Sue Lyttle, CAE, LAL Business2Business Project Management

Penny Marrett, CAE, Addiction Services for York Region

Danielle Russell, CAE, Association and Events Management

Melissa Secord, Canadian Celiac Association

Cynthia Sum, Ontario Real Estate Association

Marion Tripp, Human Resources Professionals Association

Paulette Vinette, FASAE, CAE, Solution Studio Inc.

 

2018 Awards & Recognition Dinner

Christine Charnock, CAE, Chair

Nadya Ali, Holiday Inn Toronto Yorkdale

Kristie De Giorgio, Holiday Inn Toronto Yorkdale

Feiona Gobin, CAE, Niagara Falls Business Events

Mary-Frances Gingras, CMP, Hilton Worldwide

Cindy Gonsalves, Consulting Engineers of Ontario

Don Leddy, Beanfield Centre/Enercare Centre

Bill Manahan, Promobuzz

David Stempowski, Holiday Inn Toronto International Airport

Heather Terrence, Pinpoint Governance Group

Robert Thompson, AV Canada

Heather Tyrrell, CAE, Water Environment Association of Ontario

 

2018 Holiday Dinner

Natalie Wallace, CAE, Redstone Agency Inc., Chair

Bill Manahan, Promobuzz, Vice-Chair

Katelyn Bernard, Vintage Hotels

Anita Bhamra, Westmont Hospitality Group

Rosanna Brifoglio, International Centre

Christine Charnock, CAE

Feiona Gobin, CAE, Niagara Falls Business Events

Nina Howell, Silver Hotel Group

Kelly Kane, Marriott Hotels of Canada

Don Leddy, Beanfield Centre/Enercare Centre

Felicia Mongelli, The Westin Harbour Castle

Alice Parnis, AV Canada - Ottawa

Nichola Royle, Canadian Niagara Hotels

Susan Saganski, CMP, Marriott International

David Stempowski, Holiday Inn Toronto International Airport

Ovelina Stovell, Canadian Niagara Hotels

Robert Thompson, AV Canada

 

2019 Winter Summit

Lori Hamel Johnson, Westmont Hospitality Group, Chair

Rebecca Alexander, Meetings & Conventions PEI

Nicole Bechkos, Niagara Falls Hilton

Michael Bell, MediaEdge Publishing

Karen Dowhan, CMP, Tourism London

Doug Duke, Essentient Association Management

Jennifer Eddings, Tourism Waterloo

Frances Gervasio, White Oaks Resort

Feiona Gobin, CAE, Niagara Falls Business Events

Rebecca Harris, CAE, Ontario Association of Residences Treating Youth

Kris Knox, Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale

Don Leddy, Beanfield Centre/Enercare Centre

Lesley Smith, CAE, Association Executive

Kathy Tavares, Sheraton Centre Hotel Toronto

Lisa Marie Upton, Niagara Falls Business Events

Floriane Vallery, Holiday Inn Burlington

Paulette Vinette, FASAE, CAE, Solution Studio Inc.


Volunteer Organization

CSAE Trillium is a volunteer-based network of CSAE. CSAE Trillium operates programs for its members by its members. The Council, through its various committees, is responsible for achieving and completing the objectives as outlined in the strategic plan. The Council and volunteers are expected to be active participants in the affairs of the Network.  Executive Director Tracy Blyth, CAE  provides strategic, governance and management support to complete the activities of the Council and Committees.

If you would like to volunteer, please download the Volunteer Guide and the Volunteer Application Form.

2018 CSAE Trillium Award Winners

INVOLVEMENT – LEADERSHIP – INNOVATION - ACHIEVEMENT

The recipients of CSAE Trillium's 2018 Awards were announced in October. These 5 individuals are all outstanding in their commitment to the CSAE Trillium Network and we invite you to join us in celebrating their awards.

CSAE Trillium Service Excellence Award - Executive Member
Marion Tripp,  Human Resources Professionals Association - York Region Chapter

Marion is a shining example of someone who truly values her membership in CSAE. She truly appreciates the professional network and friendships she has nurtured over the years at Trillium.  Right from the start, she knew the key to developing a network was by getting involved. There is hardly a committee that she hasn't been on, and when she does volunteer, she can be counted on to follow through, every time. She welcomes new members, taking them under her wing and introducing them to the Trillium Family.  Everyone knows when she is in the room - her bright, winning smile sparkles across the room.  And, by the way, she is also the first to get the Karaoke party started and can always be found on the dance floor!  Congratulations Marion.

 



CSAE Trillium Service Excellence Award - Business Member
Lisa Marie Upton, CMP, Niagara Falls Business Events

Lisa Marie is committed and caring.  Not just as an industry supplier, but as a person.  Whether she is acting on behalf of her company or CSAE Trillium, she gives her whole heart to what she is doing.  She is the epitome of leadership.  She is your dream volunteer leader.  A smile, positiveness, welcoming...perfect for the membership engagement sub-committee which she chairs. Her success in both her work and volunteer capacities speaks volumes both of her work ethic and tremendous heart.  Not only is she a likeable and nice person, she also serves to make her world and ours a better place. She is a lifetime learner and acknowledges that volunteering allows her to learn something new. It raises awareness, inspires others and connects across all sectors.  Congratulations Lisa Marie

 



CSAE Trillium Emerging Talent Award - Business Member
Troy Allan, Four Points by Sheraton, Mississauga/Meadowvale

As a newer member and volunteer, Troy has made a significant presence at CSAE Trillium.  He has jumped (or danced) into volunteering with both feet since first volunteering on the 2017 Winter Summit.  He was a new employee at the host venue and he worked tirelessly to ensure the event was all that it could be.  He of course immediately volunteered for the 2017 Summer Summit - where he debuted his dance skills for the opening session.  He approaches every task with a smile and high energy, and shows excellent leadership skills in his role as the Vice-Chair of the Young Professionals committee.  He has a knack for making work tasks fun and fostering a team environment.  Although not necessarily in this order, you can always find him playing hockey, voraciously reading, or talking extreme politics, all the while eating pizza!  Congratulations Troy.

 



CSAE Trillium Emerging Talent Award - Association Executive Member
Sarah Lampson, CAE, Canadian Association of Research Administrators

Sarah began working in association management in 2013 and earned her CAE designation in 2017. She is an enthusiastic CSAE member, volunteer and ambassador who promotes CSAE membership to her peers. She has published on the CSAE blog 10 times, presented a webinar to CSAE members, contributed an article to the Association Magazine, mentored several CAE students and is scheduled to present at the 2018 CSAE conference.  Sarah loves to spend time with her children, friends and family, and walking her new dog.  Her organizational leadership at her association transformed them. She leads with empathy, integrity, inclusivity and confidence, drawing upon the lessons learned through both her accomplishments and disappointments. She is always willing to share with her peers across Canada and internationally and her generous spirit has helped many professionals and associations.    Congratulations Sarah.



 

 


Presidents' Award
Victoria Prince, Borden Ladner Gervais  

Victoria is that perfect balance of intellect, knowledge, personality, humbleness and humour.  She has been recognized as the recipient of the Women's Executive Network (WXN) Canada's Most Powerful Women Top 100 Award and more recently was selected by peers for inclusion in the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers in Canada® for Advertising & Marketing Law and Corporate Law, Charities/Non-Profit Law and Privacy and Data Security Law.  Victoria is a regular presenter at Trillium PDX events and our Summits and she contributes her time to CSAE Trillium so that we can all be better Association Executives. Attendees love her sessions and it is quite common for her to stay behind answering numerous questions about not-for-profit law. She is consistently generous with her time and her expertise. Self-effacing and self-deprecating, Victoria is that member volunteer who you cannot help but like and respect.  She is a difference maker for many of the people in this room and encourages us all to raise the bar professionally.  Congratulations Victoria. 

 


 

 


Circle of Distinction Award
Karen Dowhan, CMP, Tourism London

Karen’s 30 plus year career in the meetings and association management sector is unparalleled and has enabled her to enthusiastically and freely provide guidance, collaboration and leadership to many individuals in the association and meetings industry.  For more than 20 years she has been an active volunteer with CSAE Trillium. Sitting on a minimum of two to three committees any given year, she is a hands-on and valued contributor to the association and to her fellow volunteers. She is a resource, a go to person and a mentor to both seasoned and up and coming association members. And what is she doing to have fun while not volunteering for Trillium?

You can find her in the kitchen mixing up a meal with fresh ingredients from her garden while singing Classic Rock tunes.  But, back in the day, she was rockin’ it out as a good 5-pin bowler!  Congratulations Karen.

 


Criteria

CSAE Trillium Service Excellence Award
The CSAE Trillium Service Excellence Award recognizes a colleague or volunteer who, throughout their career, has demonstrated significant contribution and commitment to CSAE and the profession of Association Management or has made significant contributions in support of Association Management. Recipients of this award are those who have provided leadership, great ideas and inspiration.

CSAE Trillium Emerging Talent Award
The CSAE Trillium Emerging Talent Award recognizes one Executive Member and one Business Member, who, within the first five years of the members’ careers in the association sector, or within the first five years of CSAE membership, has demonstrated remarkable promise as future leaders in the association sector.

President’s Award
The President’s Award is granted at the discretion of the Trillium Council Chair to recognize and celebrate a CSAE Trillium Member who has gone above and beyond the call of duty.

Circle of Distinction Award
The Circle of Distinction Award recognizes an outstanding volunteer who has provided exceptional leadership and exemplary service to CSAE Trillium over a sustained period of time. The award recipient is chosen by the CSAE Trillium Council.

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