Board Profiles



Milena Pirnat MD.,MSc, President

Chair, Education Committee
Chair, Twinning Committee
Chair, Women & Girls Advocacy Committee
Member, CHS Twinning Committee

Milena believes strongly that the mothers in the bleeding disorders community need to connect with each other. As a result she is the founder of the “Hemophilia Mother” Facebook page and blog that supports women managing bleeding disorders. Continuing to champion women and bleeding disorders, she is also a MyGirlsBlood Ambassador.

2012 CHS-MC Special Recognition Award
2015 CHS-MC Volunteer of the Year
2016 Shaw Media – Global News Women in Leadership Award”
2019 CHS International Contribution Award

 

 

Cory Prestayko, Vice-President

Co-Chair, Communications Committee
Member, Gala Committee

As the co-chair of the Chapter’s Communications Committee, Cory ushered the Chapter into a new era of communication helping the Chapter to grow a social media presence with a website, Facebook page and Twitter feed. This has now expanded to include Instagram.

 

2005 Volunteer of the Year

 

 

 

Shivam Singla, Treasurer

Member, Communications Committee

Shivam is a Chartered Accountant with vast international experience having worked in Southern Africa, United Kingdom and Canada (Current). His experience includes  Assurance and Risk Advisory at two of the Big Four Accounting firms in the world.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jacob Figler, Treasurer

Co-chair Communications Committee
Member, Women & Girls Advocacy Committee

Jacob joined the CHS-MC Board in 2014. Jacob hopes to put his background in creative arts and film to work, teaching youth about their bleeding disorders in fun and engaging ways. In 2014-15 he completed the Step Up and Reach Out program to further his leadership skills.

2015 Youth Recognition Award

 

 

 

 

Tony Tavares, Past President

Chair, Nomination Committee
Co-Chair Grey Cup Pool Committee
Member, Healthy Aging Committee

Tony joined the Chapter Board of Directors in 1981. He has served on every Chapter working committee. Tony has been a significant contributor to CHS National with his work on the Youth Committee and the HIV/HCV Task Force. Tony was instrumental in achieving indexation for those members receiving the Multi-Provincial/Territorial Assistance Program. 

2003 Stuart Johnson Award
2003 Volunteer of the Year
2015 William Norrie Outstanding Community Leadership Award

 

John Rogasky, Director

Chair, Healthy Ageing Committee

John Rogasky was Chapter president from 2013-2016. John is a Sales Manager and Dealer Support for Arne’s Welding Ltd. John joined the CHS-MC Board in 2007 and he has worked on the Client Services Committee, the Gala Committee and the Healthy Aging Committee, filling the roll as Chairman of both the Gala Committee and the Healthy Aging Committee. John was the 2015 recipient of the “Stuart Johnson Award” and in 2007 received  the Chapter’s “Volunteer of the Year Award”.John has given a great deal of time in service of people with rare bleeding disorders. He has been on the planning committee for CHS’s first Rare Bleeding Disorders Conference and continues to speak at conferences about rare bleeding disorders.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shane Keilback, Director

Chair, Client Services

Shane Keilback is an SAP Consultant and is the father of two boys with hemophilia. Shane first joined the Board

in 2002 and celebrated 10 years of Board service at the 2011 Annual General Meeting. In the past, Shane served as Chairman of the Youth Committee and is the current chairman of the Client Services  Committee. Shane has been a member of the Gala Committee for eight years and frequent volunteer at Chapter events and fundraisers. Shane was instrumental in the planning and delivery of the Chapter’s first “Just the Guys Getaway”. In 2012, Shane received the Chapter’s “Volunteer of the Year Award” for his many years of faithful service.