Region Coordinators



Kathryn Kubossek

British Columbia Region Coordinator


Kathryn Kubossek has been the Coordinator for the BC Region of CIPH since 2009.  Kathryn has many years of experience in association management and thoroughly enjoys working with CIPH and its members.  Kathryn works from her home office and is the Manager for the Thermal Environmental Comfort Association (TECA), which is another association in the heating industry which shares mutual initiatives with CIPH. Most important, is that she works with a great group of volunteers who work so very hard for the betterment of our industry!  



Connie Pruden

Calgary Region Coordinator


Connie is a seasoned association administrator with extensive hands-on experience in all facets of association management. With almost 20 years at Associations Plus and its predecessor company, Connie has worked with clients in industries as diverse as oil and gas, retail, trades and agriculture. Connie assists clients with a full complement of administration services, including membership drives, sponsorship campaigns and budgeting, but her true passion is event planning. Connie has been the Calgary Region Coordinator since 2001.



Linda Wood Edwards

Edmonton Region Coordinator


Linda has been the Edmonton Region Coordinator since 1999. She owns LUE-42 Enterprises, a consultancy focused on board governance in the third sector. She is a Certified Association Executive and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries. She holds a Bachelor of Administration degree and certificates in Human Resources Management and Program Evaluation. Linda is on the Board of Alberta Playwrights’ Network and serves as a public member on Council for two regulated professions. Linda is the author of two books (board-related) and 7 plays (not at all board-related), and is also a funeral celebrant and a devoted fan of the CFL.



Lise Carbonneau

Manitoba Region Coordinator


Lise Carbonneau of Whirlwind Enterprises has been in the Association Management business for 21 years.  Lise’s office has been the home to a number of non-profit organizations looking for satellite administration services.  Her experience ranges from providing Board management services, bookkeeping, e-news development, social media and web site maintenance, event management and much more. Lise is very proud to have been serving CIPH for these 21 years.



Lisa Pike

Newfoundland & Labrador  Region Coordinator


Lisa joined the CIPH team in June 2016. She has a background working with provincial and national associations and has extensive experience working with volunteers, boards and member based organizations. Lisa received a Bachelor of Arts and a Diploma in Public Administration from Memorial University of Newfoundland.



Christine Corbin

Maritime Region Coordinator


Christine has been providing outsourcing services to the Not for Profit Sector for the past 20 years. She has extensive management experience from her work in the real estate industry and currently provides, through Association Solutions Ltd., a full range of services designed to help her clients achieve their goals and objectives. Christine specializes in Executive Director services, Board Governance Support and Event Coordination. Christine holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Saint Mary’s University and has her CAE designation from the Canadian Society of Association Executives.



Kathy Boonman

Manager, Operations & Ontario Region


Kathy Boonman has joined CIPH as Manager, Operations & Ontario Region. Kathy is responsible for providing leadership and office management to ensure organizational effectiveness and efficiency. She also assists the Ontario Region President and Board in planning and executing Board and Business meetings. Kathy has over 15 years of experience in Operations and Office Management, providing financial and event management support in both the not-for-profit sector at Colon Cancer Canada and in the Consumer Packaged Goods Industry.



Claude Robitaille

Quebec Region Coordinator


Claude has over 30 years of experience with associations, having been Executive Director of the Quebec Lung Association for 12 years. He acquired his management skills as a Branch Manager for the Bank of Montreal. He has served as Region Coordinator for ICPC Quebec for 14 years and also manages an association in the natural gas sector. He also has been teaching a starting business course to new immigrants for 9 years.



Gloria Bearss

Saskatchewan Region Coordinator

Gloria joined b-creative group in 2012 after completing 25 years as a Customer Sales and Service Agent in the airline industry, where she learned importance of delivering excellent client experiences and providing positive customer service.

At b-creative, she has worked with several of the association clients in administrative roles. She has strong project management and event planning experience, In her role, she has worked with volunteers, boards and staff towards successful outcomes.