Board & Executive

2020 – 2021 Officers & Directors



President & Chair
Paul Johnston
Toronto, ON

Paul is an MBA Graduate in Finance at the University of British Columbia and has a background in Aviation as a commercial airline Captain. He is currently working for a startup as a Project Manager and Internal Consultant. He enjoys skiing, staying active and travelling with his partner.

Vice President
Karen Bill
Victoria, BC

Karen Bill is a public policy specialist, having worked with cabinet ministers and elected members of British Columbia’s Legislative Assembly for the last 20 years.  Born in Victoria, Karen graduated from the University of Victoria with a political science degree and is a lifelong learner.  She enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and their dog, Monte, taking advantage of everything Vancouver Island offers.

Helen Fu
Richmond, BC

Helen is a Chartered Professional Accountant with a background in biomedical sciences. She is currently working as an auditor for not-for-profit organizations at a public practice firm. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening and exploring all the varieties of food Vancouver has to offer.

Jonjit Singh
Vancouver, BC

Jon Singh practices as a lawyer in Surrey, BC. A graduate of the Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia, he practices  in the areas of real estate, corporate and commercial, societies and administrative laws. He brings a valuable legal perspective to the Society and the Board of Directors.


Kate Carkner
Ottawa, ON

Kate was one of the original founders of the Ottawa Chapter of the Canadian Hemochromatosis Society. She led the chapter for five years to augment awareness for hemochromatosis in the nation’s capital. She currently holds a position as a Business Strategies Consultant with the Federal Government, where she helps decide how our government will support marginalized and underfunded individuals in our communities. Kate enjoys volunteering in her community, travelling with her partner and spending time with her new baby, Zoey.

Francois Lepine
North Vancouver, BC

Originally from New Brunswick, Francois has resided in British Columbia since 1998. Francois became a lawyer in 2003 and has been a federal prosecutor since 2011.

Honourary Director

Sandra Dalpe
Waterloo, ON

Sandra Dalpe lives in Waterloo, Ontario with her husband, Brian.  She is an administrative professional and has been at Wilfrid Laurier University for 23 years.

Sandra has extensive volunteer experience within her local community as well as the international community.  She has a keen desire to increase awareness and information about hemochromatosis within Canada. In addition to being an honourary director on the board, Sandra leads the Kitchener-Waterloo Chapter for the Canadian Hemochromatosis Society.