Board of Directors & Staff
Jane Dupuis (2005) President
Jane was born in Sudbury, the oldest of six daughters. She attended Laurentian University, achieving an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree and later attended Teachers College at Queen’s University in Kingston.
With a diverse work and volunteer experience history, Jane realized that her talents could be put to good use for the right organization. By chance, in 2002, she met NOFCC’s then-President Micheline Ferguson and first learned about NOFCC. Having seen her mother and two of her sisters battle breast cancer, Jane had strong feelings of compassion about cancer’s smallest sufferers – the children. So in 2004 she decided to take on the position of Secretary for the NOFCC Board.
Currently a Quality Management Systems Officer for the City of Greater Sudbury’s Water/Wastewater Services Department, Jane loves pets and has enjoyed a 21+ year relationship with one special friend.
“Being a member of the NOFCC lets me feel that I am doing my bit to help”.
Vicky Wilton (2008)
Pediatric Interlink Nurse for Northern Ontario BPHE, RN.
Vicky was born and raised in Sudbury, where she attended Laurentian University and received an undergraduate degree in Physical and Health Education, before graduating from the Nursing program at Cambrian College. Vicky has been employed with the Sudbury Regional Hospital since 1998 as a Staff Nurse on the Oncology/Palliative care unit and as a Nurse in Pediatrics and the Intensive Care Nursery. Before joining the hospital, Vicky worked a number of years with the CNIB, VON, & Bayshore.
Vicky wanted to become the Pediatric Interlink Nurse because she loves working with children and their families; plus she enjoys the challenges involved with community based programs. Vicky’s experience in oncology, pediatrics, and home care proves that she is the right person for this specialized position.
PLEASE NOTE: The Pediatric Interlink Nurse is a paid position with the Northeast Regional Cancer Center. Vicki’s role is to provide guidance, support, and information to families of children with cancer. Vicki is a volunteer with the NOFCC and she is our connection to families dealing with childhood cancer.
Jamie Cresswell (2016)
Jamie grew up in a small community outside of Sudbury. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Laurentian University, and later attended Algonquin College in Ottawa for his electrical apprenticeship. He worked for many years in the electrical trade, performing work in residential, commercial, industrial and mining workplaces. It was during his time while working with a local mining company that he got involved in health and safety, which lead to his current role as a Provincial Mining Specialist with the Ontario Ministry of Labour.
Jamie’s son was diagnosed with a stage 3 brain tumour, 3yrs ago, he underwent emergency surgery to remove the tumour, and that was followed up with radiation and chemotherapy treatments. His son required a second surgery to remove cancerous tissue; however, after this surgery no radiation or chemotherapy was required. His son continues to be monitored at Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto.
We are extremely grateful to NOFCC for providing assistance; we were able to focus on our son’s health, and know that there was an organization that would support us if required.
Justin Burns (2016)
Justin was born and raised in Sudbury, and has a passion for fundraising and volunteerism. Currently employed at Réseau ACCESS Network (HIV/Hepatitis Health and Social Services) as the Coordinator of Community Resources, Justin manages the fundraising initiatives and volunteer programs.
Outside of his regular job, Justin has also been volunteering with the Canadian Cancer Society since 2012 (Community Advisory Committee, Relay for Life committee, and assisting with execution of other Special Events), and is the Volunteer Fundraising Run Director for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure in Sudbury.
Justin has participated in the NOFCC’s Family Fun Day since 2014, and is excited to be taking on a leadership role with the NOFCC as a Director.
Kelly Bubba (2016)
Kelly Bubba was born and raised in Sudbury. She attended Cambrian college where she graduated from the Advertising program and Laurentian University with a Bachelor of Arts.
Kelly has been working in Supply Chain Management since 2004. Her current role is that of a Purchasing Portfolio Manager at Health Sciences North.
Kelly is a devoted wife and mother to her two children and enjoys family adventures, spending time with her friends, the outdoors and her work at Health Sciences North.
Kelly joined the board in July 2016 in an effort to support local families and give back to the community through volunteerism.
Aaron McBain (2015)
Aaron was born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie and moved to Sudbury in 2002 to finish high school at Lasalle Secondary. He then Graduated from Laurentian University with an Honours Bachelor of Commerce. After three years of studying and multiple exams, Aaron obtained his Chartered Professional Accountant Designation in January 2014. Aaron has been working at Collins Barrow, Sudbury Nipissing LLP for two years, where his focus is working with local not-for-profits.
Aaron Joined the board in March 2015 after being told that the organization was looking for a new treasurer. Aaron was excited that he could be part of such a great organization that has done so much to help families involved with NOFCC. Aaron looks forward to using his financial background to push the organization in a direction that will allow them to help more families in the future.
Shannon Primeau (2011) Parent Representative
A mother’s worst fear, hearing your child has cancer. On Dec 9th, 2002, Shannon Primeau’s son was diagnosed with A.L.L. (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia) Shannon and her 1 year old son, Jordan were flown to Toronto to receive treatment. After spending 3 months in Toronto and delivering Shannon’s second son Zackery there, her family was finally able to return home. Jordan went through 2.5 years of chemotherapy to kill his cancer.
Sadly, on Jan 22, 2006, 3 years after his diagnosis, Jordan relapsed. The leukemia attacked his Central Nervous System, causing Jordan to lose most of his vision. Once again Jordan and Shannon were rushed to Toronto for vital treatment, not being able to return home for 10 months. Jordan received intense chemotherapy and radiation that lasted slightly over 3 years.
“I am happy to inform you that Jordan is a healthy and happy boy and is living as such!”
NOFCC was a huge part of Jordan and Shannon’s family’s life, relieving some of the financial burden having a sick child presents. They are grateful for everything NOFCC has done for them and are extremely proud of the organization.
“If I could only give back some of what the NOFCC has done for us, maybe joining the board will allow me to do just that, Families helping Families.
Dayna Caruso (2012) – Executive Director
Dayna is a Honours graduate of the Psychology Program at Laurentian University and has special qualifications in neuroscience, family life studies, sexuality and women’s studies. Dayna worked as a Brain Injury Rehabilitation Worker for the Northern Lights Program and Ontario March of Dimes for 7 years, being hired in her 2nd year of her Honours BA. Dayna was hired by the Board of Directors in 2012 to help recruit volunteers and manage the fundraising for the organization. She was quickly promoted to Executive Director in 2014 as the needs of the charity began to grow and the responsibilities of her position required more attention. Dayna has played an important role in growing the name of the charity and developing it into the organization it is today.