Meet Our Directors

President and Executive Director Meghan Cross

Meghan has 20 years experience as an executive director for non-profit organizations. She holds an Bachelor of Journalism, Hons. degree from the Carleton University School of Journalism, and worked for over 20 years in print media, including as the editor of two national magazines. In 2010, her youngest son was diagnosed with 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 lives in Renfrew, Ontario with her 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.