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Founder and CEO biographies

Mary Pack (Founder, The Arthritis Society)

The Arthritis Society's legacy of research and care can be traced to the determination of Vancouver home-school instructor Mary Pack. Her job took her to the homes of children bound to their bed by arthritis. She met families that lived in poverty and were left on their own to care for a disabled child. Moved by her experience, Mary decided to take a stand.

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Janet Yale (President & CEO)

Janet Yale joined The Arthritis Society as President and CEO in June 2012. Based in Ottawa, Janet served as CEO of Scouts Canada from September 2010 to November 2011.  Prior to that, she served in senior leadership roles at TELUS, including as national chair of TELUS’ Community Boards from January 2009 to June 2010, further developing and refining TELUS’ innovative leadership with its unique corporate philanthropy model. 

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Tequila Mockingbird
A Life Turned 180° - Tequila’s Story

I always wanted to do more with my life - to be part of something bigger, and show
others that no matter what they were going through, they weren’t alone.

Nikolas Harris
A Volunteer and Hero – Nik’s Story

I didn’t know what to expect... I left that first camp as a changed individual.

Jessica Hamer an Max
My Son Has Arthritis – Jessica’s Story

I worry that Max has become so accustomed to the pain that he doesn’t know he shouldn’t feel that way.