Governing Council: Executive Committee

Executive Committee is part of the Order in Canada's Governing Council which is comprised of members who are elected by the members of the Order of St. Lazarus, Grand Priory in Canada to provide leadership and direct the Order in fulfilling its mission and vision. Executive Committee members are elected to their position for a period of 3 years. No individual can serve in their capacity for more than 2 consecutive terms.

The following are members of the Order of Saint Lazarus, Grand Priory in Canada, currently serving on the Executive Committee:

Grand Prior (Board Chair): The Hon. Peter Andrew Stewart Milliken, PC, OC, FRSC, GCLJ, GOMLJ
Ottawa Commandery

Peter is a Canadian lawyer and politician. He was a member of the Canadian House of Commons from 1988 until his retirement in 2011 and served as Speaker of the House for 10 years beginning in 2001. Milliken represented the Ontario riding of Kingston and the Islands as a member of the Liberal Party. On October 12, 2009, he became the longest serving Speaker of the House of Commons in Canadian history. His Speakership was notable for the number of tie-breaking votes he was required to make as well as for making several historic rulings. Milliken also has the unique distinction of being the first Speaker to preside over four Parliaments. His legacy includes his landmark rulings on Parliament’s right to information, which are key elements of parliamentary precedent both in Canada and throughout the Commonwealth. Milliken is the cousin of John Matheson, a former Liberal Member of Parliament (MP) best known for his prominent role in adopting the red maple leaf as the Flag of Canada.
 
Chancellor (Chief Administrative Officer): Dame Jane K. Anema, DCLJ, CMLJ
Manitoba Delegation

Jane is currently the Executive Director of the Sarnia Community Foundation and the Coordinator of Volunteer Services for the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services at the Sarnia Jail. She has been involved with a number of volunteer organizations at the local, regional, and national levels for more than 35 years in both a volunteer and a professional capacity. In addition to her employment and work with the Order of Saint Lazarus, she is the treasurer for two volunteer organizations based in Sarnia, a member of the Ontario Independent Police Review Directors resource committee, and past President of the local chapter of Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW). Other volunteer activities have included writing and editing a national magazine, a stint as a member of the Public issues team for the Canadian Federation of Junior Leagues, managing a thrift store, working with the community grants committee for the United Way of Winnipeg along with being part of many community activities, fund raisers and capital campaigns. When not volunteering, she spent nearly 30 years learning with children as a special education consultant and classroom teacher.
 
Vice-Chancellor (Finance): Mr. Julien DeSchutter, KLJ, OMLJ
Calgary Commandery

Julien DeSchutter spent more than 42 years in the travel and aviation-related business. During 30 years with Air Canada, he held a number of management and senior management positions in Winnipeg, Toronto, and Montreal, in the areas of Business Development, Information Technology, Marketing, as well as Corporate and Commercial Strategy. He is also a Past Chair of the Board of Tourism Calgary. In January 1998 Julien was hired as Vice-President, Airport Marketing for The Calgary Airport Authority and remained in that role until he retired at the end of 2008. In that role he was responsible for all Passenger Air Service Development, Tourism Development, Commercial Development, as well as Hospitality Relations. He was also instrumental in bringing large meetings, events, and conferences to Calgary including The International Air Cargo Association in 2006, World Skills International in 2009, and the Airports Council International North American and International Conferences in 2010. Julien is currently involved with a number of charities including amongst them, The NorthernStar Mothers Milk Bank, The Order of St. Lazarus as Vice-Chancellor of Finance, and Dreams Take Flight, where he is the Treasurer of the Calgary Chapter as well as being a member of the National Board of Directors.
 
Vice-Chancellor (Secretary-General / Registrar-General): Chev. Warren P. Tracz, CD, KCLJ, CMLJ
Toronto Commandery

Warren has held numerous positions within the Order as a member of Thunder Bay and Toronto Commanderies. With Toronto since 2007, he has held the Secretary and Webmaster positions in addition to membership on three Chapter General organizing committees. He has been the Editor of the Gazette, the Order’s newsletter from 2010 – 2015 and 2017 to the present as well as deputy to the Marshal when conducting our Vigil and Investiture ceremonies. Warren was employed with Hydro One for 20 years advancing from field positions to Training Manager. He is currently a Professor in Engineering Technology as well as Applied Research Lead at Georgian College where he serves on a variety of internal and external committees.
 
Vice-Chancellor (Commanderies): Dame Glynis Grigg, DCLJ, OMLJ
Calgary Commandery

Glynis Grigg has been a member of the Order of Saint Lazarus since 2006. After a 4-year term as Vice-Commander, Glynis assumed the role of Commander of the Calgary Commandery in March 2013. In addition to her role in the Order, Glynis has been very active with other local charities, including The Samaritan Club - a 106-year-old Calgary group that aids local families and also Dreams Take Flight – a 26-year-old charity that provides disadvantaged children a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Disneyland. In addition to her charitable activities,Glynis has also served as a Director of Valour Canada; a Director of the Calgary Military Museum Society; the Co-Chair of FundFest for the Calgary Health Trust; on the Highland Ball Committee; Director of the Calgary Exotic Automobile Group; Director of the Southern Alberta Children’s Hospice Society; and the Co-Chair of the Art Lotto for the Glenbow Museum Acquisition Society.