2003 Alumni of Distinction


Darrel Sewell Business — Human Resources, 1989    Sewell has advanced through a number of positions. As chief human resources officer and corporate director of Human Resources for Lakeridge Hospital Network, he is responsible for the entire human resources portfolio, which delivers programs and services to more than 3,500 Lakeridge employees. Sewell has contributed to Durham College in many ways, including serving on the board of directors for the Alumni Association and acting as a business representative for the college’s Creating Futures fundraising campaign. His community involvement includes coaching children’s sports teams, and chairing the annual charity golf tournament and canvassing door-to-door for the Ontario March of Dimes.

Lorraine Sunstrum-Mann  Registered Nursing, 1988     Lorraine Sunstrum-Mann is program leader of the Maternal Child program at Lakeridge Health Network in Oshawa. In this multifaceted role she leads the development of a regional pediatric/prenatal program; a regional child, youth and family mental health program; and spearheads a best-practice environment for the hospital’s maternal child program. Sunstrum-Mann previously held a number of positions at Lakeridge, including program leader for the family and general medicine program; discharge planning co-ordinator and staff nurse in the emergency department; and isolation unit. She is a governor of Durham College; past-president of the Durham Northumberland County chapter of the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario; a member of the Emergency Nurses Association of Ontario; and a member of the National Emergency Nurses Affiliation. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Health Studies from York University and completed her Master’s degree in Business Administration Heriot-Watt University in 2003.

Amy White Public Relations, 1994    Amy White has progressed from summer student to director of Communications at the Toronto Humane Society over the course of her nine-year career. In her current role she reports directly to the chief executive officer and manages eight staff members. White’s experience covers a range of communications areas including media relations, crisis communication, government relations, company newsletters, special events and fundraising activities.