CCSA’s Issues of Substance Conference

CCSA’s Issues of Substance 2021 Conference Planning Committee

CCSA’s Issues of Substance 2021 Conference Planning Committee is responsible for the planning and coordinating CCSA’s biennial national conference. The committee works in conjunction with the conference-planning firm and the Conference Program Committee.

The Conference Planning Committee assists CCSA in: 

  • Establishing the conference theme, based on guidance from the Program Committee;
  • Providing direction to the Program Committee, including identifying possible keynote speakers and reviewing the draft program;
  • Approving the call for abstracts process and the draft and final programs, as recommended by the Program Committee; and
  • Working with the conference-planning firm to manage logistics, including online platform options, online transactions, participant registration and technical set-up.

The conference could not take place without the dedication and efforts of this group. CCSA would like to thank the members for their contributions.

Conference Planning Committee

Unless otherwise noted, all committee members are CCSA staff.

Amy Porath
Director, Research
(Chair, Planning Committee) 

Pam Kent
Associate Director, Research
(Chair, Program Committee)

Darlene Pinto
Director, Human Resources 
(Chair, Ethics Committee)

Phil Ecclestone
Golden Planners Inc.
(Conference planning firm)

Cathy Frame
Director, Finance

Ahmer Gulzar,
Director, Information Systems and Web Services

Scott Hannant
Director, Public Affairs and Communications

Ryan McCarthy
Director, Knowledge Mobilization

Lee Arbon
Communications Advisor

Christina Davies
Production Coordinator

Sheena Dunn
Human Resources Generalist

Lauren Levett
Project Coordinator

Paul Gino Ulysse
Senior Financial Analyst

Barbie Toll
Administrative Assistant, Research


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