Vasculitis Foundation Canada


Board of Directors 2018-2020*


board of directors 2018-2020

(left to right): Paul Pittaway, Treasurer; Sheri-Leigh Liddard, Director; Jon Stewart, President, past VFC Director, past VF Director & founding member;  Joanne Leonardo, Secretary* 2019 – 2020



Board of Directors 2016-2017

(left to right): Sheri-Leigh Liddard, Director; Garth James, Secretary; Jon Stewart, President, past VFC Director, past VF Director & founding member; Manreet Grewal, Treasurer


2014 – 2016

Current Board Members

Back row (left to right): Jon Stewart, President, past VFC Director, past VF Director & founding member; Garth James, Secretary; Bob Wall past Director & founding member.

Front row (left to right): Carol Moller, longtime Treasurer and Membership co-ordinator; Ann Turuta, past President, former Secretary and longtime member; Donna Wall, past President, former Director and founding member.

Absent in photo: Sheri-Leigh Liddard, Director; Barbara Tuntoglu, past Director


Outgoing members

Sharon Janushewski
Outgoing Director/Secretary

Disease: Takayasu’s Arteritis
Previous Employment: Medical Laboratory Technologist and Secretary of a Laboratory User’s Group.

Bob Wall
Outgoing Director/Event Coordinator
Disease: Family Support
Previous Employment: International Sales Manager
Donna Wall
Outgoing President
Disease: Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (Wegener’s) (GPA)
Previous Employment: Secretarial
Kevin Smith
Current Employment: Clerk, National Defence, Ottawa Disease: Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (Wegener’s) (GPA) Hometown: Ottawa, ON
Kim Legary
Volunteer – Guest Book Editor
Disease: Behcet’s Disease
Duties: Acts as the editor and filter for the guest book entries, protecting the site from unwanted intrusion.
Previous Employment: Dental hygienist, university lecturer, Amusement Business Owner/Operator
Hobbies: Curling, Photography, Hiking, Gardening, Pottery
Karen Lanigan
Volunteer/Toll Free Phone Operator
Duties: Answering the Vasculitis help line and respond to request from across Canada for assistance and information about the different forms of Vasculitis.
Hobbies: Volunteering
Ann Turuta
Special Advisor
Duties: Acts as one of the groups links to Vasculitis patients, relevant charitable groups, researchers and medical professionals. Previous Employment: Office Administrator Hobbies: Yoga and gardening Disease: Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (Wegener’s) (GPA)