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Melissa Arsenault was introduced to those who attended the AGM in June and joins the Board as a Director. Melissa is from a small Acadian French community in PEI. She has been working as a dietitian since 2014. Melissa has been fortunate to gain dietetic experiences in a variety of settings such as inpatients/outpatient, long term care, palliative care, prenatal and postnatal, pediatrics and home care. She is currently working in an ambulatory setting with diabetes and chronic disease management. Melissa is also a board Certified Lactation Consultant since 2021. She is a board member of a family resource centre servings 6 Francophones region in PEI. During her spare time, she enjoys cooking/baking and spending time outside being active. She mostly enjoys the PEI summers, where she gets to spend her time at the cottage with her children.

Christina Tran, a presenter at our last conference, has just accepted the offer to join the Board as its Treasurer/Secretary. Christina has been a registered dietitian since 2013. After completing her undergraduate degree from Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University) and her masters at the University of Toronto, Christina spent some time working in public health at Nutrition Connections (formerly The Nutrition Resource Centre). In 2015 Christina joined Sherbourne Health where she focuses primarily on newcomers through individual counselling, capacity building, community engagement, and more. Having studied and worked in downtown Toronto for many years, Christina has become very passionate about the city's coffee and croissant scene. Outside of work you can find her exploring different trails with her dog. She brings to our Board a desire to learn new roles and with that an amazing background of expertise and skills along with a very kind nature! 

PCDA Board of Directors

WELCOME Melissa & Christina!!

September 8, 2023

The PCDA's Board of Directors welcomes a new Treasurer and Director!

























Congratulations and welcome to the PCDA Board, Melissa and Christina!


Learn about our current Board Members on the homepage, HERE.

Please feel free to email Laurie Michael, President and Board Chair, with any questions. 

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