Meet Our Directors

President and Executive Director Meghan Howard

Meghan has been working in the association management field for over 10 years and brings those skills to CEDSA. She is a professional writer and editor with over 20 years of experience in journalism and public relations and is past editor of two national magazines. In 2010, her youngest son was diagnosed with an ectodermal dysplasia syndrome; HED. Inspired by of other associations around the world, she established CEDSA and volunteers her time to build and grow the services for families like hers., Meghan is currently living in Renfrew, Ontario with her husband Ian and three children.

Director Michelle Rickard

Donating her time and energy to a good cause is nothing new for Michelle, who has volunteered for numerous charitable organizations from the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada to fundraising for her daughters’ school. For more than a decade, Michelle has worked in communications for non-profit organizations including St. Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation, and for a municipal government in her current role with the City of Guelph. She is an experienced journalist and writer, past newspaper editor and currently contributes to several magazines and newsletters. She resides in Cambridge, Ontario with her husband, a firefighter, and their two daughters.

Director Dayna Donnelly

Dayna has worked in the management field of retails sales for over 15 years. She completed her undergraduate degree at Brock University in St. Catharines Ontario, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She is proud to be part of the CEDSA. Her youngest daughter has recently been diagnosed with ADULT syndrome, a rare form of Ectodermal Dysplasia. She is hoping her love of research will be a great asset to the organization! She currently lives in Orangeville, Ontario with her husband Blair an Advance Care Paramedic and two daughters Avery and Brenny.

Director Kim Goulding

My name is Kim Goulding, I live in Goderich, ON with my husband and two sons, one 21 and the other is 16. I work part time as a Merchandiser. I ran our snack program at the school for several years and recently was on the Goderich Minor Hockey executive as the equipment manager. My youngest son has Hypohidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia. It runs in my family, I have had 3 cousins also with ED. Im always willing to share advice on things that have worked for us.



**CEDSA is relies 100 per cent on volunteers for its administrative needs. Thank you to all our volunteers who give their time enabling fund raised dollars to go directly to helping affected Canadians.