Born in Truro, Nova Scotia, but living in Newfoundland since 1998, and loving it! I have a MSc in Biology and work as a Fisheries Scientist with the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans. As part of my work I conduct research in inshore and offshore water. I have adult onset primary lymphedema affecting my left arm undiagnosed until my late 40s. Along the convoluted path to diagnosis and treatment, I realised the necessity of advocacy and support groups such as LANL, particularly with those who have the relatively rare primary forms. I was therefore delighted to be able to join the Board.
Volunteering is a win-win, as I get to make a difference, but also to meet and work with so many terrific people. I volunteer in spay/neuter programs internationally, where I also get to work with my veterinarian sister. My husband (also a fishery biologist) conducted his doctoral studies at MUN and my two children were raised in NL. I love to spend spare time outdoors, with my dogs, renovating the house or sailing with my husband.
LANL’s mission is to support people living with lymphedema.
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