2020 – 2021 District Leaders

D42 Director Christina Kruis

D42 District Director – Christina Kruis, DTM

District Director is the District’s top leadership position. They works closely with the Program Quality Director and Club Growth Director leading the district annually. The District Director is responsible for directly administering and overseeing the day-to-day operations, finances, and human resources.

D42 Program Quality Director – Ryan Rupchan, DTM

The Program Quality Director is responsible for all aspects of education and training within the District. This includes:

  • providing support quality club programming
  • promoting the Distinguished Club Program
  • planning, organizing and executing the District conference
  • promoting and supporting club quality and member retention

D42 Club Growth Director – Katrina Aburrow, DTM

Within the District, the Club Growth Director is responsible for all marketing aspects, club building and club retention efforts. This includes:

  • defining an overall marketing strategy for the District
  • developing outreach and retention efforts with existing clubs
  • penetrating new markets
  • supporting challenged clubs helping them to become Distinguished.

D42 Public Relations Manager – Marcy Field

The Public Relations Manager coordinates publicity efforts within the District. They work to increase awareness of Toastmasters using all available media. Their role is to establish and maintain lines of communication between the district and its members, as well as between the district and the public,

D42 Administrative Manager – Camille Gibney, DTM

The Administration Manager responsibilities include maintaining the District’s historical records, recording and distributing meeting minutes. Additionally, they maintain accurate, timely records of district business.

D42 Finance Manager – Wendie Swirski

The Finance Manager is entrusted with the fiscal oversight and management of the District. They work closely with the District Director, Program Quality Director and Club Grown Director ensuring the district is making cost-effective decisions—within policy—that result in effective fiscal management.

D42 Immediate Past District Director – Jocelyn Hastie, DTM

The Immediate Past District Director provides counsel and guidance to District leaders. Further, they plan, direct and organize projects and committees as requested by the District Director. Also, a major responsibility of this role is to ensure the incoming District Director receives all pertinent District documents prior to June 30.

Other responsibilities include :

  • serving as a member of the district executive committee and district council
  • upholding the bylaws and policies of Toastmasters International
  • encouraging dedicated members to accept leadership positions a
  • helping the district achieve Distinguished recognition.

Committee Chairs and Leaders


Chief Judge
Marvin Henry
Marvin Henry, DTM
Contest Chair
Saya Sayal
Saya Sanyal



Conference Chair
Michelle Rempel
Michelle Ryerson, DTM


Tech Team Chair
Harvey Taphorn
Harvey Taphorn, DTM
Webmaster
Grey Ptashny
Greg Ptashny
Dispatch Editor
Nickie Maclean
Nickie McLean
Recognition Chair
Robyn Taphorn
Robyn Taphorn, DTM
Circle of Gold Chair
Laura Chambers
Laura Chambers, DTM
Mentoring Committee Chair
Alexander Jamieson
Alexander Jamieson, DTM
Marketing Committee Chair
Katrina Aburrow
Katrina Aburrow, DTM
Media Relations
Susan Faber
Susan Faber, DTM
YLP Chair
Adam MacDonald
Adam MacDonald, DTM
Social Media
Marcy Field
Marcy Field
LinkedIn Lead
Amanda Price
Amanda Price
Meetup Lead
Brenda Patterson
Brenda Patterson, DTM
YouTube Lead
Dan Lonechild
Dan Lonechild


Leadership Committee Chair
Jocelyn Hastie
Jocelyn Hastie, DTM
Credentials Chair
Keith Lee
Keith Lee, DTM
Procedures Committee Chair
Lisa Branch
Lisa Branch, DTM
Corporate Liaison Chair

Abraham George, DTM
Rotary Alliance Committee Chair
Jocelyn Hastie
Jocelyn Hastie, DTM
Parliamentarian
Chuck LeBlanc
Chuck LeBlanc, DTM
Rotation Committee Chair
Joanne Smith
Joanne Smith, DTM
Alignment Committee Chair
Marvin Henry
Marvin Henry, DTM

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