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Committees and Groups

Provincial Committee
The Provincial Committee provides leadership to the Ontario Respiratory Care Society (ORCS) and is comprised of the ORCS Chair, a Chair-Elect or Past Chair in alternate years, the Chairs of the five standing committees, the Chairs of the regional planning committees and a member of The Lung Association Board of Directors.

ORCS Provincial Committee (2019-2020) 
ChairMiriam Turnbull, MBA, RRT, COPD Ed.
Past ChairDina Brooks, BScPT, MSc, PhD
Chair, Research and Fellowship CommitteeMika Nonoyama, PhD, RRT, FCSRT
Co-Chairs, Editorial BoardLorelei Samis, BScPT and Yvonne Drasovean, RRT
Chair, Education CommitteeMike Keim, RRT, MA
Co-Chairs, Respiratory Health Educators Interest GroupJane Lindsay, BScPT, CRE and Lorelei Samis, BScPT
Regional Representatives
Eastern OntarioCarolyn Savage, RRT, CRE
Western OntarioGillian Hueniken, BScPT and C.M.P and Kelly Muñoz, RRT, CRE
Northeastern OntarioChristina McMillan Boyle, RN, MScN
Northwestern Ontariovacant
Central OntarioDianne Naiman, RRT, BSc., and Jean Lefebvre, RRT
The Lung Association Board RepresentativeBruce Cooke
DirectorSherry Zarins

Editorial Committee
Produce an electronic publication for the Ontario Respiratory Care Society (ORCS) members; provide academic content for the publication

Respiratory Health Educators Interest Group (RHEIG)
Provide respiratory education and a half-day session at the Better Breathing Conference; provide patient education content for the ORCS publication

Membership Engagement Committee
Recruit and build membership for the Society

Education Committee
Session planning for Better Breathing Conference

Research and Fellowship Committee
Manage the funding process including application review and funding allocation

Regional Planning Committees
Regional Planning Committees plan educational events in their respective regions. The Regions include:
Northeastern Region
Northwestern Region
Eastern Region
Central Region
Western Region