Elizabeth joined the Catholic Women’s League at St. Francis de Sales, Ajax, Durham Region, in 2004. She was inspired after attending a council meeting and their parish events.
Elizabeth served as Health Chair 2019 – 2021; Education & Health Chair 2014 – 2017, 2009 – 2011; Community Life Chair, 2017 – 2018; Historian, 2014 – 2106; President, 2011 – 2013. Elizabeth assisted in the revision of the council’s Policy and Procedure Manual; chaired the Elections Committee for the 2017– 2019 Executive; created a Collage of Past Presidents for the council’s 65th Anniversary in 2016; participated in the “Homelessness Project” collection of toiletries to homeless and youth shelters.
Elizabeth was Durham Regional Communications Chair, 2018 – 2019. She facilitated the Anti-Pornography Campaign; organized Mandatory Age Verification post cards; collaborated in letter-writing to local MPPs and to the Minister of Public Safety to ensure provision of government safeguards and website penalties for offenders.
Elizabeth was sub-convener for Bioethics and Genetics from 2017 – 2019 and assisted with Registration at the 2018 Ontario Provincial Convention. Elizabeth has represented her council at Diocesan, Provincial and National Conventions since 2004 as an accredited and voting delegate. Elizabeth completed the Leadership & Public Speaking Course.
Elizabeth has been a parishioner at St. Francis de Sales Parish since 1992. She is a Lector, member of the Baptism Ministry and participated in the Bible Studies. Elizabeth has an adopted niece, Cherry-Ann. Elizabeth is a Registered Nurse and Midwife by profession and has taught nursing at York University and University of Toronto.