LAO Advisory Committee 



Anthony (Tony) Schultz  Markham 


Tony is a retired business executive.  After failing his first year in University he went on to complete three University degrees – BA, BEng and MBA, and pursued a successful career in the telecommunications industry as an executive at BCE Mobile, AT&T Canada, and Microcell Connexions as well as a number of start-ups in the industry.  He retired as SVP at Huawei Technologies Canada.  In addition to his business experience Tony served as an Infantry Officer in the Canadian Forces Reserve retiring as a Major.  His experience in the area of charities includes having served as Trustee of a Charitable Trust for the last 21 years where he currently serves as President.  He brings extensive executive management and leadership experience to the LAO Advisory Committee where he advises on governance issues.  Tony is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Ontario.



Ann DiMenna  Markham 



Ann is currently the Clinic Director and owner of Markham Lymphatic Centre, a multidisciplinary clinic located in Markham, Ontario. Ann brings expertise from a wide variety of therapy settings, including hospital, home care and private practice orthopedic settings.  Ann is a graduate of the University of Waterloo, where she received a degree in Biochemistry, as well as the University of Toronto, where she

received a degree in Physiotherapy.  Ann has extensive expertise in treating complex injuries and managing complex health issues with precise problem-solving skills.

Over the years, Ann has continued to add to her clinical expertise with post-graduate training in orthopedic manual therapy, McKenzie back care techniques and many other courses.  In 2008, Ann completed post-graduate training in Combined Decongestive Therapy and is fully certified to treat patients with lymphedema.  She has developed and taught post-graduate continuing education courses including a Head and Neck training course.  She is a sought-after public speaker for lymphedema associations, hospital staff, patient education sessions, international conferences and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.  One of Ann’s most recent accomplishments was writing the book “The Complete Lymphedema Management and Nutrition Guide”, which is designed to educate patients about self-management strategies.  She looks forward to working with patients from near and far to help them learn to manage their lymphedema and take back control of their symptoms!



   Sophia White • Ontario 


Sophia found her passion with lymphatics over 10 years ago when she began working  in custom fitting at the retail level. Since then, Sophia has expanded her knowledge by becoming a Certified Lymphedema Therapist as well as well as annually continue her learning. Sophia has been employed as a National Clinical Advisor of Lymphology with Essity Canada for 5 years now and continues to share her passion with healthcare professionals, fitters and patients.  Her Role with Essity Canada allows her to advise and provide recommendations for complex lymphedema cases, educate, and ultimately be a resource for Canada.



Janet Vanderveen • Pontypool 


Janet is a former Public Library Manager with over twenty years experience in a            Public Library setting. She focused on a range of services always pursing the                newest initiatives with a focus on customer service, community engagement            and continuous learning. Janet has secondary lymphedema in her arm and trunk as a result of breast cancer treatment. She is pleased to assist the LAO in     building awareness of lymphedema and to advocate for the community



Jaclyn Jones • Burlington


Jaclyn is the Co-Owner & President of a Marketing & Advertising agency and has over twenty years’ experience in developing strategic plans, conducting market research, community engagement initiatives, as well as collateral material development for print, broadcast and online applications for not-for-profit, services-based and manufacturing clients.  Jaclyn lives with secondary lymphedema (arm) as a result of axillary lymph node dissection and cancer treatment.  She joined the LAO to help improve access and delivery of resources, education and continued support to the existing community who lives with or may be at risk of developing lymphedema. 


1st 3-year term as of September 11, 2018


























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