March 23, 2021


Myeloma Canada is delighted to announce that three leaders within the Canadian business community have joined its Board of Directors.

“We’re thrilled to announce the appointment of Nancy Gray, Trevor Ives, and Bill Paine to the Myeloma Canada Board of Directors”, stated Johanne Mullen, Chair, Myeloma Canada. Each of these new members brings with an impressive business background, as well as first-hand experience living with the impacts of myeloma. Their personal and professional experiences and expertise will provide Myeloma Canada with insights and direction that will help us in furthering our cause of empowering the Canadian myeloma community through awareness, education and advocacy programs, while supporting clinical research so that a cure may be found.” Johanne added, “Please join me in extending a very warm welcome to Nancy, Trevor, and Bill. We look forward to their many contributions to Myeloma Canada’s Board of Directors”.

Nancy Gray is a chartered professional accountant who has worked in the fields of health and post-secondary education for over 30 years in Ontario. Nancy has extensive experience in managing financial processes, risk, policy, and governance as a staff and board member in not-for-profit and charitable organizations. In July 2021, Nancy retired from her position as Executive Director, Financial Affairs, at McMaster University. Nancy is proud of her work in leading the Hamilton Myeloma March since 2018, and especially proud that their September 2020 Zoom/in-person March raised over $53,000. Nancy’s husband has been living with myeloma since 2017.

Trevor Ives is a chartered accountant with over 25 years of experience in Aboriginal Business and Corporate Development. As CEO for the Peter Ballantyne Group of Companies, Trevor has developed a diversified business base for First Nations in the manufacturing, retail, service, property development and forestry industries. He has led business expansion and development through a series of green field developments, acquisitions, and partnerships. Trevor is active on many corporate Boards and within local organizations in his community, using his expertise to help guide them to success. Trevor lives in Prince Albert, SK with his wife Shauna and their 2 children. He was diagnosed with myeloma in 2019.

Bill Paine holds an MBA and has over 30 years of experience as a senior executive and board member with Canadian public companies in the energy industry, and has also held board and senior management roles within community and national charitable organizations. His expertise includes building businesses in more than 20 countries. Bill currently serves on the boards of a TSX- listed Canadian energy company, and two international energy companies. He previously focused on fundraising from corporate, community and governmental sources for a not-for-profit in Vancouver. Bill’s been actively involved with Myeloma Canada in corporate fundraising, community support groups, and the Myeloma PSP Steering Committee. He and his wife, who has myeloma, are enjoying full and productive lives in Vancouver with their new puppy, Cooper.

Nancy, Trevor, and Bill join Myeloma Canada’s current Board: Johanne Mullen (Chair), Eric Low (Vice-Chair), Lorelei Dalrymple (Treasurer), Antoinette Bozac (Secretary), and Directors Ellis Basevitz; Emily Crowe (PhD); Mélanie Martel; Hira Mian, MD, Donna Reece, MD; Anthony Reiman, MD; Arleigh Robertson McCurdy, MD; and Keith Taylor.

Multiple myeloma, also known as myeloma, is the second most common form of blood cancer. Myeloma affects a type of immune cell called the plasma cell, found in the bone marrow. Every day, nine Canadians are diagnosed, yet in spite of its growing prevalence, the disease remains relatively unknown. While there is no cure, people with myeloma are living longer and better lives, thanks to recent breakthroughs in treatment. To find a cure, more funding and research are required. Learn more here:

Myeloma Canada is the only national charitable organization created by, and for, Canadians impacted by multiple myeloma. The organization is driven to improve the lives of those affected by myeloma by empowering the community through awareness, education and advocacy programs, and supporting clinical research to find a cure. Since it was founded in 2005, Myeloma Canada has been making myeloma matter. Learn more here:

For more information, contact:
Martine Elias – Executive Director, Myeloma Canada
514 421‑2242
[email protected]