OSCC Council History 1969 — Present

On behalf of our members, we would like to issue our grateful recognition to the following individuals for their years of dedicated service on the OSCC Council. It is thanks to your guidance and support that we have achieved our current levels of success.

 

2016 OSCC Council

Nathalie Lepage

President

Nathalie Lepage, PhD, FCACB, FCCMG
Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
Ottawa

Dr Lepage is a full professor in the department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Ottawa, Canada.  She is the Head of the Biochemical Genetics and Prenatal Screening Laboratory at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa, Canada, the laboratory director for the Hawkesbury General Hospital, and a laboratory consultant for clinical Biochemistry for the teaching Montfort Hospital, both located in Eastern Ontario, Canada.  She is a fellow from the Canadian Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (CACB) and a fellow from the Canadian College of Medical Geneticists.  

Dr Lepage has also served as a leader (president and/or chair) of several provincial and national professional associations, including the CACB and the Ontario Society of Clinical Chemists. She has received the CACB Award for Outstanding Service to the profession of Clinical Biochemistry and the Mentor of the Month Award from the AACC.

Current areas of clinical and research interests are in pediatric reference intervals, in prenatal screening for chromosomal abnormalities and neural tube defects, and in laboratory management. 


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Past President

Cynthia M. Balion, PhD, FCACB
St. Joseph’s Hospital
Hamilton

Dr. Cynthia Balion serves as Associate Professor of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster University. Dr. Balion is also a Clinical Biochemist for the Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program (HRLMP) and co-investigator for the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) where she serves as a Director of the Biorepository and Bioanalysis Centre. She has been Member of Technical Advisory Board at ChroMedX Corp. since October 2014. 


Ronald Booth

Vice-President

Ronald Booth, PhD, FCACB
The Ottawa Hospital
Ottawa

Dr. Booth completed his BSc in Biochemistry (1994) and MSc in Biochemistry and Biotechnology (1996) at Carleton University. He then moved to the Loeb Research Institute at the University of Ottawa where he completed a PhD in molecular biology (2002). Following his research training, he began his training in Clinical Biochemistry and received a Diploma in Clinical Chemistry (DCC) through the University of Toronto.  Dr. Booth is certified as a specialist in Clinical Chemistry and a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Clinical Biochemists.  He is currently a Clinical Biochemist at The Ottawa Hospital, Division of Biochemistry where he directs the Immunology Section of the EORLA regional laboratory. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Ottawa and a Clinical Investigator at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI).  Dr. Booth is also the Medical Director of the Cornwall Community Hospital diagnostic laboratory.

Dr. Booth’s research interests include diagnostic immunology and clinical utility of diagnostic testing.  He has co-authored textbooks on tumour markers and utility of pharmacogenetic testing and a number of systematic reviews of diagnostic test usage.

In 2009, Dr. Booth received the Donald J. Campbell Award for Outstanding Contribution to Clinical Chemistry from the Alberta Society of Clinical Chemistry. He is currently a member of the Endocrinology & Immunology Committee of the OMA’s Quality Management Program for Laboratory Services (IQMH), and a previous Specialist Member of the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH), Health Technology Expert Review Panel (HTERP).


Kika Veljkovic

Secretary-Treasurer

Kika Veljkovic, PhD, FCACB
LifeLabs
Toronto

Dr. Veljkovic is a graduate of the McMaster Postdoctoral Training Program in Clinical Biochemistry and a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Clinical Biochemistry. Dr. Veljkovic earned her MD from University of Belgrade, Serbia, and her PhD in hemostasis, thrombosis and vascular disease from McMaster University. She has published over 20 scientific papers and conference abstracts, including first-author papers in Blood and Clinical Biochemistry, and has presented at national and international conferences. Dr. Veljkovic has received several awards for research excellence, including major funding from Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, and awards from The Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists and American Association for Clinical Chemistry.

Dr. Veljkovic is a clinical biochemist at LifeLabs. Her daily work is focused on routine biochemistry and immunoassays, and she is involved in multiple projects, including immunoassay platform upgrades. In addition, Dr. Veljkovic is the Laboratory Director for the LifeLabs Hamilton site.

Dr. Veljkovic is an Assistant Clinical Professor (Adjunct) in the McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine.

In addition to the OSCC Secretary-Treasurer role, Dr. Veljkovic’s professional engagement includes membership in the Institute for Quality Management in Healthcare  Endocrinology and Immunology Scientific Committee.


Vathany Kulasingam

Councillor

Vathany Kulasingam, PhD, FCACB
UHN, Toronto General Hospital
Toronto

Dr. Vathany Kulasingam completed her PhD at the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto. Following her PhD, she completed the post-doctoral training diploma program in Clinical Chemistry at the University of Toronto in 2010. Dr. Kulasingam is currently a clinical biochemist at the University Health Network in Toronto, an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Clinical Biochemistry. She is also the clinical biochemist for Lakeridge Health in Oshawa.

Dr. Kulasingam has an active research program focused on early diagnosis of ovarian cancer by utilizing emerging high-throughput technologies. She has already published over 30 papers related to mass spectrometry, proteomics and biomarker discovery. Her current interests include novel tumor biomarker discovery and application of proteomics to clinical practice. In addition to research, she lectures and coordinates in a number of graduate level courses at the University of Toronto and is actively involved in teaching Postdoctoral Biochemistry trainees.


Dana Bailey

Councillor

Dana Bailey, PhD, FCACB
Dynacare
London

Dana Bailey is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Clinical Biochemistry and the Laboratory Director for Dynacare at the London, Ontario site. She joined Dynacare in August 2013 and is responsible for overseeing the core laboratory. She completed both an MSc in Microbiology and PhD in Biochemistry at McGill University. During this time, she received a number of awards including the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. Following, she completed a Postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Chemistry at the University of Toronto, where she was awarded the Alan Pollard Postdoctoral Clinical Chemistry Award. Her research interests bridge clinical and quality concepts and include cardiovascular disease, development of reference intervals, and application of quality metrics to the clinical laboratory.


Saranya Kittanakom-Arnoldo

Councillor

Saranya Kittanakom-Arnoldo, PhD, FCACB
London Health Sciences Centre
London

Dr. Arnoldo received her PhD degree from Mahidol University, Thailand and then post-doctoral training in Clinical Biochemistry from McMaster University, Hamilton, ON. She has more than 25 scientific publications and 19 poster presentations to her credit. She is currently a Clinical Biochemist at the London Health Sciences Centre, an Assistant Professor at the department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Western University, and a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Clinical Biochemistry. At LHSC, she provides oversight of the core chemistry laboratory and point of care testing as well as evaluation and validation of new test methodologies.


James Samsoondar

Chair, Professional Affairs

James Samsoondar, PhD, FCACB
The Scarborough Hospital
Scarborough

James Samsoondar holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Biochemistry from the University of Toronto.  He is a Certified Clinical Biochemist and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (FCACB).  He is currently Chair of the Professional Affairs Committee of the Ontario Society of Clinical Chemists and sits on the Chemistry Committee of the Institute of Quality Management in Healthcare.  He is also Clinical Biochemist, Quality Manager and Chair of the Point-of-Care Testing (POCT) Advisory Committee at The Scarborough Hospital (affiliated with the University of Toronto).

James has been awarded 39 patents to date.  He developed and licensed technology to Johnson & Johnson which is incorporated into the company’s Central Laboratory Chemistry Analyzer.  He founded ChroMedX Corp. in 2005 where he is currently the Chief Science Officer.  Development of a hand-held blood gas/electrolyte/CO-oximetry analyzer is currently the main focus of ChroMedX. 


Stephen Hill

Chair, Postdoctoral Training

Stephen Hill, PhD, FCACB
McMaster University
Hamilton

Stephen graduated with a BSc and PhD from the University of Western Ontario. He completed his post-doctoral training in Clinical Biochemistry from McMaster University in 1989 and obtained certification and fellowship from the CACB in 1990.  Since 1990, he has been a clinical biochemist with the Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program, serving at the Hamilton General Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital and the McMaster University Medical Centre, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine at McMaster University.

Stephen has served as treasurer, vice-president and president of the OSCC, board member and chair of the CACB, and is currently the secretary of the CSCC. He has been a member, vice-chair and chair of the IQMH chemistry committee.  Research interests include Evidence-Based Laboratory Medicine and Cardiac Biomarkers. He is also active in education. He coordinates a 3rd year undergraduate biochemistry course, is active in the undergraduate medicine program, and is the program director for the clinical biochemistry post-doctoral training program at McMaster.

2015 OSCC Council

President Cynthia Balion Councillor Ivan Blasutig
Vice-President Nathalie Lepage Councillor Matthew Henderson
Past President Ken Onuska Councillor Vathany Kulasingam
Treasurer/Secretary Kika Veljkovic Professional Affairs James Samsoondar
    Post Doc Training Stephen Hill

2014 OSCC Council

President Cynthia Balion Councillor Ivan Blasutig
Vice-President Nathalie Lepage Councillor Matthew Henderson
Past President Ken Onuska Councillor Vathany Kulasingam
Treasurer/Secretary Vipin Bhayana Professional Affairs James Samsoondar
    Post Doc Training Stephen Hill

2013 OSCC Council

President Ken Onuska Councillor Sheila Boss
Vice-President Cynthia Balion Councillor Ivan Blasutig
Past President Alan Dennis Councillor Matthew Henderson
Treasurer/Secretary Vipin Bhayana Professional Affairs Robert Moore
    Post Doc Training Stephen Hill

2012 OSCC Council

President Ken Onuska Councillor Sheila Boss
Vice-President Cynthia Balion Councillor Ivan Blasutig
Past President Alan Dennis Councillor Edward Dunn
Treasurer/Secretary Vipin Bhayana Professional Affairs Robert Moore
    Post Doc Training Stephen Hill
    Education Matthew Henderson

2011 OSCC Council

President Alan Dennis Councillor Sheila Boss
Vice-President Ken Onuska Councillor Edward Dunn
Past President Stephen Hill Councillor Lei Fu
Treasurer/Secretary Vipin Bhayana Professional Affairs Robert Moore
    Post Doc Training Stephen Hill
    Education Paul Yip

2010 OSCC Council

President Alan Dennis Councillor Ron Booth
Vice-President Ken Onuska Councillor Sheila Boss
Past President Stephen Hill Councillor Lei Fu
Treasurer/Secretary Vipin Bhayana Professional Affairs Robert Moore
    Post Doc Training Stephen Hill
    Education Paul Yip

2009 OSCC Council

President Stephen Hill Councillor Ron Booth
Vice-President Alan Dennis Councillor Lei Fu
Past President Christine Collier Councillor Ken Onuska
Treasurer/Secretary Vipin Bhayana Professional Affairs Robert Moore
    Post Doc Training Stephen Hill
    Education Paul Yip

2008 OSCC Council

President Stephen Hill Councillor Vipin Bhayana
Vice-President Alan Dennis Councillor Ron Booth
Past President Christine Collier Councillor Ken Onuska
Treasurer/Secretary Godfrey Moses Professional Affairs Robert Moore
    Post Doc Training Stephen Hill
    Education Paul Yip

2007 OSCC Council

President Cheryl Tomalty Councillor Vipin Bhayana
Vice-President Stephen Hill Councillor Ron Booth
Past President Christine Collier Councillor Alan Dennis
Treasurer/Secretary Godfrey Moses Professional Affairs Robert Moore
    Post Doc Training Stephen Hill
    Education Paul Yip

2006 OSCC Council

President Cheryl Tomalty Councillor Vipin Bhayana
Vice-President Stephen Hill Councillor Alan Dennis
Past President Christine Collier Councillor Ed Young
Treasurer/Secretary Godfrey Moses Professional Affairs Robert Moore
    Post Doc Training Stephen Hill
    Education Paul Yip

2005 OSCC Council

President Christine Collier Councillor Pak Cheung "P.C." Chan
Vice-President Cheryl Tomalty Councillor Alan Dennis
Past President Jean-Jacques "J.J." Arsenault Councillor Ed Young
Treasurer/Secretary Godfrey Moses Professional Affairs Robert Moore
    Post Doc Training Stephen Hill
    Education Paul Yip

2004 OSCC Council

President Christine Collier Councillor Pak Cheung "P.C." Chan
Vice-President Cheryl Tomalty Councillor Steve Keys
Past President Jean-Jacques "J.J." Arsenault Councillor Ed Young
Treasurer/Secretary Godfrey Moses Professional Affairs Robert Moore
    Post Doc Training Stephen Hill
    Education Paul Yip

2003 OSCC Council

President Jean-Jacques "J.J." Arsenault Councillor Pak Cheung "P.C." Chan
Vice-President Christine Collier Councillor Steve Keys
Past President Arthur C. Vandenbroucke Councillor Cheryl Tomalty
Treasurer/Secretary Godfrey Moses Professional Affairs Robert Moore
    Post Doc Training Lynne Allen
    Education Paul Yip

2002 OSCC Council

President Jean-Jacques "J.J." Arsenault Councillor Pak Cheung "P.C." Chan
Vice-President Christine Collier Councillor Steve Keys
Past President Arthur C. Vandenbroucke Councillor Cheryl Tomalty
Treasurer/Secretary Godfrey Moses Professional Affairs Robert Moore
    Post Doc Training Lynne Allen

2001 OSCC Council

President Arthur C. Vandenbroucke Councillor Godfrey Moses
Vice-President Jean-Jacques "J.J." Arsenault Councillor Vacant
Past President Sherry Perkins Councillor Vacant
Treasurer/Secretary Stephen Hill Professional Affairs Robert Moore
    Post Doc Training Lynne Allen

2000 OSCC Council

President Arthur C. Vandenbroucke Councillor Godfrey Moses
Vice-President Jean-Jacques "J.J." Arsenault Councillor Vacant
Past President Sherry Perkins Councillor Vacant
Treasurer/Secretary Stephen Hill Professional Affairs Robert Moore
    Post Doc Training Lynne Allen

1999 OSCC Council

President Sherry Perkins Councillor Robert Moore
Vice-President Arthur C. Vandenbroucke Councillor Vacant
Past President Vacant Councillor Vacant
Treasurer/Secretary Stephen Hill Professional Affairs Robert Moore
    Post Doc Training Lynne Allen

1998 OSCC Council

President Sherry Perkins Councillor Robert Moore
Vice-President Arthur C. Vandenbroucke Councillor Vacant
Past President Vacant Councillor Vacant
Treasurer/Secretary Stephen Hill Professional Affairs Robert Moore
    Post Doc Training Lynne Allen

1997 OSCC Council

President Mike Raymond Councillor Stephen Hill
Vice-President Sherry Perkins Councillor Herbert Van Markle
Past President A.W. "George" Luxton Councillor Vacant
Treasurer/Secretary Arthur C. Vandenbroucke Professional Affairs Robert Moore
    Post Doc Training Lynne Allen

1996 OSCC Council

President Mike Raymond Councillor Stephen Hill
Vice-President Sherry Perkins Councillor Herbert Van Markle
Past President A.W. "George" Luxton Councillor Vacant
Treasurer/Secretary Arthur C. Vandenbroucke Professional Affairs Vacant
    Post Doc Training Lynne Allen

1995 OSCC Council

President A.W. "George" Luxton Councillor Sherry Perkins
Vice-President Tiiu Ambus Councillor Herbert Van Markle
Past President Graham Ellis Councillor Zul Verjee
Treasurer/Secretary Mike Raymond Professional Affairs Christine Collier
    Post Doc Training Lynne Allen
    Education Herbert Van Markle

1994 OSCC Council

President A.W. "George" Luxton Councillor Sherry Perkins
Vice-President Tiiu Ambus Councillor Sonya Tomakejian
Past President Graham Ellis Councillor Zul Verjee
Treasurer/Secretary Mike Raymond Professional Affairs Andrew MacRae
    Post Doc Training Lynne Allen

1993 OSCC Council

President Graham Ellis Councillor Tiiu Ambus
Vice-President A.W. "George" Luxton Councillor Mike Raymond
Past President Viliam Lustig Councillor Sonya Tomakejian
Treasurer/Secretary Tom England Professional Affairs Christine Collier
    Post Doc Training Lynne Allen
    Education Tiiu Ambus

1992 OSCC Council

President Graham Ellis Councillor Tiiu Ambus
Vice-President A.W. "George" Luxton Councillor Mike Raymond
Past President Viliam Lustig Councillor Sonya Tomakejian
Treasurer/Secretary Tom England Professional Affairs Vacant
    Post Doc Training Lynne Allen
    Education Tiiu Ambus

1991 OSCC Council

President Viliam Lustig Councillor Tiiu Ambus
Vice-President Graham Ellis Councillor Don Greenway
Past President Andrew MacRae Councillor A.W. "George" Luxton
Treasurer/Secretary Tom England Professional Affairs Stanley Cooper
    Post Doc Training Lynne Allen
    Education Tiiu Ambus

1990 OSCC Council

President Viliam Lustig Councillor Jane Freed
Vice-President Graham Ellis Councillor Don Greenway
Past President Andrew MacRae Councillor A.W. "George" Luxton
Treasurer/Secretary Tom England Professional Affairs Stanley Cooper
    Post Doc Training Peter Bunting/Lynne Allen

1989 OSCC Council

President Andrew MacRae Councillor Graham Ellis
Vice-President Viliam Lustig Councillor Jane Freed
Past President Hans Heick Councillor Angelo Mazzuchin
Treasurer/Secretary Tom England Professional Affairs Stanley Cooper
    Post Doc Training Peter Bunting

1988 OSCC Council

President Andrew MacRae Councillor Graham Ellis
Vice-President Viliam Lustig Councillor Jane Freed
Past President Hans Heick Councillor Angelo Mazzuchin
Treasurer/Secretary Tom England Professional Affairs Stanley Cooper
    Post Doc Training Peter Bunting

1987 OSCC Council

President Hans Heick Councillor Viliam Lustig
Vice-President Andrew MacRae Councillor Angelo Mazzuchin
Past President Robert Moore Councillor Angelo Mazzuchin
Treasurer/Secretary Tom England Professional Affairs Andrew MacRae

1986 OSCC Council

President Hans Heick Councillor Viliam Lustig
Vice-President Andrew MacRae Councillor Angelo Mazzuchin
Past President Robert Moore Councillor Angelo Mazzuchin
Treasurer/Secretary Tom England Professional Affairs Andrew MacRae

1985 OSCC Council

President Robert Moore Councillor Peter Bunting
Vice-President Hans Heick Councillor Viliam Lustig
Past President Chris Walker Councillor Andrew MacRae
Treasurer/Secretary Tom England Professional Affairs Robert Moore

1984 OSCC Council

President Robert Moore Councillor Peter Bunting
Vice-President Hans Heick Councillor Viliam Lustig
Past President Chris Walker Councillor Andrew MacRae
Treasurer/Secretary Tom England Professional Affairs Robert Moore

1983 OSCC Council

President Chris Walker Councillor Peter Bunting
Vice-President Robert Moore Councillor Viliam Lustig
Past President Angelo Mazzuchin Councillor -
Treasurer/Secretary Tom England Professional Affairs Robert Moore

1982 OSCC Council

President Chris Walker Councillor Peter Bunting
Vice-President Robert Moore Councillor Viliam Lustig
Past President Angelo Mazzuchin Councillor -
Treasurer/Secretary Tom England Professional Affairs Robert Moore

1981 OSCC Council

President Angelo Mazzuchin Councillor Peter Bunting
Vice-President Chris Walker Councillor Rodney Ellis
Past President Max Patterson Councillor -
Treasurer/Secretary Robert Moore Professional Affairs Robert Moore

1980 OSCC Council

President Angelo Mazzuchin Councillor Peter Bunting
Vice-President Chris Walker Councillor Stanley Cooper
Past President Max Patterson Councillor Rodney Ellis
Treasurer/Secretary Robert Moore Professional Affairs Robert Moore

1979 OSCC Council

President Max Patterson Councillor Stanley Cooper
Vice-President Angelo Mazzuchin Councillor Rodney Ellis
Past President Chris Walker Councillor Robert Moore
Treasurer/Secretary Robert Patten Professional Affairs -

1978 OSCC Council

President Max Patterson Councillor Stanley Cooper
Vice-President Angelo Mazzuchin Councillor Rodney Ellis
Past President Chris Walker Councillor Robert Moore
Treasurer/Secretary Robert Patten Professional Affairs -

1977 OSCC Council

President Chris Walker Councillor Robert Moore
Vice-President Max Patterson Councillor Angelo Mazzuchin
Past President Arlene Crowe Councillor Alan Lane
Treasurer/Secretary Robert Patten Professional Affairs -

1976 OSCC Council

President Chris Walker Councillor Robert Moore
Vice-President Max Patterson Councillor Angelo Mazzuchin
Past President Arlene Crowe Councillor Alan Lane
Treasurer/Secretary Robert Patten Professional Affairs -

1975 OSCC Council

President Arlene Crowe Councillor Robert Moore
Vice-President Chris Walker Councillor Muriel Weatherburn
Past President Alan Pollard Councillor -
Treasurer/Secretary - Professional Affairs -

1974 OSCC Council

President Arlene Crowe Councillor Lee Wright
Vice-President Chris Walker Councillor Muriel Weatherburn
Past President Alan Pollard Councillor -
Treasurer/Secretary - Professional Affairs -

1973 OSCC Council

President Alan Pollard Councillor Lee Wright
Vice-President Arlene Crowe Councillor -
Past President Gilbert Hill Councillor -
Treasurer/Secretary - Professional Affairs -

1972 OSCC Council

President Alan Pollard Councillor Lee Wright
Vice-President Arlene Crowe Councillor -
Past President Gilbert Hill Councillor -
Treasurer/Secretary - Professional Affairs -

1971 OSCC Council

President Gilbert Hill Councillor Arlene Crowe
Vice-President Alan Pollard Councillor  -
Past President - Councillor  -
Treasurer/Secretary Sandford Jackson Professional Affairs  -

1970 OSCC Council

President Gilbert Hill Councillor Arlene Crowe
Vice-President Alan Pollard Councillor  -
Past President - Councillor  -
Treasurer/Secretary Sandford Jackson Professional Affairs  -

1969 OSCC Council

President Gilbert Hill Councillor Arlene Crowe
Vice-President - Councillor  -
Past President - Councillor  -
Treasurer/Secretary Sandford Jackson Professional Affairs  -