The recipient of the 2011 Serge Villard Award is Ms. Diane Wingett.
Serge Villard was one of the three originating directors for the Association and volunteered in various capacities with the Board from 1989-1999. This award, in his memory, is presented to one of the volunteer assessors who have made a special contribution to CALA.
Diane is the Quality Control Co-ordinator at SGS Environmental Services in Lakefield, Ontario. Diane earned her B.Sc. from Trent University and a Biotechnology Diploma from St. Lawrence College.
She has been an assessor with CALA since 2000, and since that time, has conducted 25 assessments – 10 of them as a Lead Assessor. She has also been a member of the CALA Advisory Panel since 2009.
Above and beyond the number of volunteer hours that Diane has put in for CALA, a very special contribution to CALA is Diane’s professionalism and demeanour. Feedback from both her assessment team colleagues and assessed laboratories are outstanding, and indicate that Diane is very good ambassador for CALA.