Who We Are

MitoCanada was formed by a group of mitochondrial disease patients, families, caregivers, and friends, with support from dedicated medical professionals, to provide support and practical information that will help to improve the quality of life and sense of community for patients of all ages, and their families.

Our Mission MitoCanada provides support and awareness to all Canadians affected by Mitochondrial Disease while also supporting the advance of research in the field of Mitochondrial Disease. MitoCanada hopes to connect Canadians of all ages who are directly and indirectly affected by mitochondrial disease. Our hope is to reach all patients, parents, caregivers and the medical community by providing support and practical information that will help to improve the quality of life and sense of community for patients and their families. MitoCanada Foundation is an officially registered Canadian charitable organization.

Charitable registration number is: 81258 6667 RR0001. Our Board of Directors, Advisors, and key committee members are listed below.

Board of Directors

Board of Directors
Co-Chair & Director: Ruth McLelland, Milton, ON
Co-Chair & Director: David Mosher, Oakville, ON
Treasurer: Matthew Kielbasinksi, Calgary, AB
Director: Mark Hogan, Calgary, AB
Director: Chuck Gibson, Ancaster ON
Director: Benedict Albensi, Winnipeg MB – Professor, Dept of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, University of Manitoba, and PhD
Director: Jeff Mamer, Oakville, ON

Advisors
Dr. Aneal Khan, SC, MD, FAAP, FRCPC, FCCMG
Assistant Professor of Medical Genetics and Pediatrics
Alberta Children’s Hospital, University of Calgary
Dr. Mark Tarnopolsky M.D. PhD. FRCPC
Professor, Department Pediatrics and Medicine, Division of Neuromuscular and Neurometabolic Disorders
McMaster Children’s Hospital, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
Stephen Legault
Principal, Highwater Mark, Strategic Consulting

Core Team Members
Executive Director: Maureen Latocki, Brantford, ON
Second-in-Command: Caroline Mills, Rockwood, ON
Team MitoCanada Captain-in-Chief:  Jeff Mamer, Oakville, ON