Giselle Marrella

Giselle Marrella

Canada Center Director

Canada Center Director 2017-19




Giselle is a member of Golden Horseshoe Chapter in Ontario since 1991 and is certified in Gastroenterology Nursing. Giselle has mentored CSGNA members in writing the CNA Gastroenterology Nursing exam. She has been involved in organizing several education days within her Chapter uver the past four years. Her goal as a board member is to promote CSGNA, GI education and certification by increasing the numbers in CSGNSA membership.

Interesting fact about Joan, she herself has IBD and feels very passionate about her patients and the care they receive.














Joan McKechnie RN CGN(C)

Canada Centre Director

Canada Centre Director 2012-16


She is a member of Golden Horseshoe Chapter in Ontario since 2004 and certified in Gastroenterology Nursing.She has held positions as Board liaison to the 2014 Niagara National Conference, Newsletter Editor & Website Director 2010-12, co-chair of the 2009 Toronto National Conference Planning Committee and the Chapter President 2004-07. Her goal as a board member is to promote CSGNA, GI education and certification.

Interesting fact about Joan, she was elected as the Chapter President after becoming a CSGNA member while attending her first CSGNA Chapter education day and hasn’t looked back!











Paula Triantafillou BScN RN CGN(C)

Paula Triantafillou BScN RN CGN(C)

Public Relations Director


She joined the Board to learn more about the CSGNA and to contribute to this professional organization. Paula works as a senior endoscopy nurse at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. She is a member of the NB/PEI chapter and is the past president. Her goal is to develop relationships with other GI nurses across the country to support and collaborate with. A fun fact about Paula is that I climbed Mount Snowdon in North Wales with my husband in 2013 - all 3,560 feet!









Jody Hannah RN CGN(C)

Jody Hannah RN CGN(C)

Practice Director


I have been a member of CSGNA since 2001.  I attained my GI Certification in 2008 and successfully recertified in 2013.

I started my nursing career at St Joseph's Healthcare in Hamilton in 1977.  Nearly forty years later I am still at the same hospital. I have a background in General Surgery/ GI and Critical Care Nursing.  I have seen many changes in Endoscopy since coming to the unit in 1992, from handheld scopes to new technologies of ERCP, EUS and EBUS. After nearly 25 years in Endoscopy, I still find new challenges every day and enjoy mentoring new staff.

I have been Golden Horseshoe President from 2011 to 2016.  I have been involved in the planning of many local CSGNA education events and a member of the 2009 Toronto Planning committee.

I have attended many national conferences from coast to coast but my biggest accomplishment in CSGNA was serving as Chairperson of the 2014 Planning

Committee in and bringing the National Conference to Golden Horseshoe in Niagara Falls.

I look forward to my new challenge on the National Board as Practice Director.

I enjoy getting out of the city for quiet days and campfire nights relaxing by the lake with my family and friends. I am mother of three children and have been blessed to be called Nana by four grandchildren.







Gail Mason, RN CGN (C)

Gail Mason, RN CGN (C)

Education Director


I have been a member of CSGNA since 2010 and received my certification in Gastroenterology in 2015. I work as a Charge Nurse for Endoscopy at the Moncton Hospital in Moncton, N.B.  I am a member of the NB/PEI Chapter and have held the treasurer position twice in the last 8 years, as well as participated on the planning committee for the National conference in Moncton 2015. My goal is to open communication between local chapters across Canada, as well as to encourage and provide education material on our website.