Meet our Board of Directors.
The CCA is governed by an elected national board of directors with regional representation across Canada. The Board develops policies and strategies for the association and provides leadership and guidance to chapters. The Board meets monthly via conference calls and in-person three times annually.
Anne Wraggett – President
Originally from southern Ontario, Anne Wraggett has lived in Victoria, B.C. since 1998. She obtained an undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto and then returned to university a decade later to become an accountant. After working for a variety of organizations, she is now Director of Finance and co-manager of a long-term care facility. She became active in the Victoria Chapter in 2001, serving as secretary and then president before chairing the organizing committee for the 2008 CCA national conference held in Victoria. On the CCA National Board of Directors since 2012, Anne juggles her volunteer work with the CCA, her full-time job, and a home life with her husband, 2 cats, and a garden.
Treena Duncan – Vice-President
Treena lives in Surrey, BC, and joined the CCA board in 2014 and became the Secretary of the board in 2015. She was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2012. She is married with two teenaged children. Both her son and daughter were diagnosed with celiac disease in 2012. She is excited to be part of the CCA board and is passionate about its work. Professionally, Treena works for the United Church of Canada as Personnel Minister. Most of her work focuses in the area of staff supervision, conflict resolution, board/committee development, communication, policy interpretation and leadership development. Treena enjoys this challenging and multifaceted role. In a volunteer capacity, Treena serves on the British Columbia Highland Dance Association board as secretary, and recently completed her term as secretary of the White Spot Pipe Band Executive. In her spare time, Treena supports her children in their chosen activities (Highland Dance, Bagpipes, Guitar/Singing, Soccer), and enjoys playing the piano, reading and travelling.
Renée Coleman – Secretary
Renée lives in Kamloops BC and joined the board in 2016. She is married with 2 grown children and her faithful friend Oakley, the family golden retriever. Diagnosed with Celiac disease in 2013 Renée soon found her passion advocating for those with Celiac disease, and along with her position as a Director with the Board, she’s also currently the Chapter President for Kamloops. When not volunteering Renée enjoys spending time in the great outdoors with her family fishing, camping, hiking and capturing memories from behind the lens of her camera.
Chantal Gabriele – Treasurer
Mark Johnson lives in Ottawa and has served on the CCA Board of Directors since 2011. Mark works on the CCA’s awareness, revenue and education initiatives, and as such is involved with such tasks as writing, editing, internal communication, media relations, member support, advertising, and social media. Mark also serves as president of the CCA’s Ottawa Chapter. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Waterloo, and master’s degrees from the University of Ottawa (communication) and Carleton University (political management). Mark was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2005. He is a federal public servant, is married with two dogs, and in his spare time enjoys travelling, learning, reading, and playing board/card games.
David’s career has been in the financial services sector, primarily in insurance. He has a background in strategic planning and Board memberships. He is an Actuary by profession, having recently served on the executive of the International Actuarial Association. As a celiac from Toronto he looks forward to contributing to the Board.
Selena is a registered dietitian living with celiac disease. She specializes in the dietary management of celiac disease in her virtual private practice, Healthbean Nutrition, based in Kelowna BC. She is also the dietitian for the CCA Okanagan chapter. Selena is an advocate for celiac disease within her community, with a keen interest in increasing awareness among her colleagues and other health professionals. She graduated with an Honors BSc. degree in dietetics from the University of British Columbia in 2013. She is also the co-chair of Dietitians of Canada: Integrative and Functional Nutrition Network, which helps to promote education opportunities and increase knowledge on the importance of whole body health – mind, body and spirit. In her spare time, Selena is likely to be found in the dance studio, tapping away, travelling, and, most definitely, scouting out and enjoying gluten free food.
Julie Greene is an Account Director at Ray Agency in St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador. She has experience in traditional and digital marketing and has worked on accounts like Newfoundland & Labrador Tourism, Cooke Aquaculture, Air Labrador and Newfoundland Power to name a few. Diagnosed with celiac disease in 2013, Julie joined the CCA Board on the Awareness committee in May 2016. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her daughter Kate, hiking with her dogs, playing piano and travelling. She looks forward to contributing to the success of the board!
Jennifer is a lawyer at Ross & McBride LLP and practices predominantly in the area of estate planning, administration and accounting. Since her call to the bar in 2009, she has practiced in estate law; first as a litigator and now as a planner and administrator. Jennifer completed her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) at the University of Windsor in International Relations and went on to complete two law degrees with cum laude honours at the University of Ottawa and Michigan State University with a specialization in International Law. Jennifer is currently attending Osgoode Hall Law School for a Masters of Law specializing in Tax. Jennifer is a volunteer at heart and is involved in many different local organizations and spends her spare time hiking and participating in various community events.