TanyaLupus Canada is pleased to welcome Tanya Carlton to the role of President. Tanya joined the Board of Lupus Canada in January 2015 in order to bring both her personal interests and professional skills to the Board. Tanya was diagnosed with Discoid Lupus in 2009 and SLE in 2010, and after a few years of trying to get her lupus under control, is finally in a position to give back to the community that helped her in her times of need. Tanya is a mother of two teenage boys and a lawyer who practices in the areas of not-for-profit and charity law. Prior to being a lawyer, Tanya taught high school math and chemistry for several years, and then took a hiatus and started a family. Throughout this time, while maintaining her status as an Ontario Certified Teacher, she worked in the dental field and served as a Municipal Councillor. She has also served as a board member and chair of several other smaller not-for-profit organizations throughout the years and is excited about the opportunities ahead for Lupus Canada.

We welcomed two new members to our Board of Directors, Jason Friesen and Jacqueline Houston. Both Jason and Jacqueline bring many years of experience to our board and we are thrilled to have them on our Board.

Congratulations Tanya and welcome Jacqueline and Jason!