Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award recognizes people for their participation and leadership on the association's committees and/or Board of Directors.

2023 Recipient

Vida Achundsada, Senior Manager of Business Relations, North America at Mannatech Vida is always happy to support any initiatives that we are undertaking, whether related to the DSEF, events, fundraising or our advocacy work. On top of her incredibly busy role with Mannatech, Vida has gone above and beyond in support of the DSA’s and DSEF’s missions over a number of years. She has truly become a respected leader in our community. Eamonn Flaherty, Partner at Miller Thomson LLP Eamonn supports our Association and our objectives with knowledgeable advice and insights into how we can move forward with our advocacy initiatives. Over the years, they have participated in many of our events and also connected us with many colleagues from their company. (Image credit: Mike Pinder Photography)  

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Past Recipients

Name Year Company
Gina Bresciani 2022 USANA Health Sciences
Colt Passey 2022 Nexio
Lynda Rose 2021 Mary Kay Cosmetics, Ltd.
Sonya Cooper 2019
Darren Sketchley 2018 FORMCOR Inc.
Linda Herron 2018 Barrister & Solicitor
Lewis Retik 2017 Gowling WLG
Jackie McClements 2015 Arbonne International Canada Inc.
Nathalie Cormack 2015 Mary Kay Cosmetics Ltd.
Matthew Murchie 2015 D-Sol Media Marketing
Angela Abdallah 2014 Amway Canada Corporation Inc.
Tracie Graham 2014 PartyLite Gifts Ltd.
Dahna Sanderson 2014 The Pampered chef - Canada Corp.
Joan Lee 2013 Direct Sellers Association of Canada
Susan Timmermeister 2012 Mary Kay Cosmetics Inc.
Bachir Saouaf 2012 David & Goliath Communications Marketing Inc.
Phil Lanzarotta 2012 Regal Gifts Ltd.
Erin Angelatos 2012 Unicity Inc.
Spence Masson 2011 Nature's Sunshine Products
Kathleen Mannion 2011 Mary Kay Cosmetics Ltd.
Louanne Menser 2011 Unicity Inc.
Rhancha Trick 2011 Vector Marketing
Gina Bresciani 2011 USANA Health Sciences
Darren Sketchley 2010 FORMCOR
Janice Gerol 2010 The Pampered Chef - Canada Corp.
Robert Brouillette 2010 Brouillette & Partners LLP
Sandi Murphy 2009 AVON Canada
James Lorimer 2009 Humphries Public Affairs
Patricia E. King 2008 Nu Skin Canada Inc.
Angela Abdallah 2008 Amway Canada Corporation
Garry Ford 2008 Nature's Sunshine Products
Jim Peterson 2008
Michael Rowlands 2008 Shaklee Canada Inc.