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Canadian HME Woman of the Year

Canadian HME Woman of the Year Award
Presented by VGM Canada

VGM Canada is proud to continue the Canadian HME Woman of the Year Award. This annual award seeks to recognize one of the many women in the HME industry who has made increasingly significant contributions throughout her career to her company, community, and the home medical equipment or mobility industry.

The Canadian HME Woman of the Year nominations are open to all women, regardless of title or position, who work within the HME or mobility industry. Nominees can be suppliers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, manufacturers, and other professionals in the HME or mobility industry.

The nomination period for the 2024 Canadian HME Woman of the Year Award is now closed. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, Sept. 10 from 8:30 - 9 a.m. at the Canadian Seating & Mobility Conference (CSMC).

Selection Committee

Shelly McGrath

Shelley McGrath is the National Sales Manager for Etac North American Mobility managing the brands of Ki Mobility, R82, Convaid, and Star in the Canadian market. With over 30 years in the industry, Shelley has occupied roles on the dealer and manufacturer side of the business working closely with clinicians to create client focused solutions. Shelley joined Ki Mobility in 2014 after occupying roles in sales and clinical education and now enjoys leading a team of dedicated individuals showcasing innovative products to the complex medical rehab market.



Cindy Wickens is a Partner of Xperience Home Healthcare, Fire Captain at Lakeshore FD, and Foster Mother of two. All of these continue to be a focus in her, life as well as spouse to Ken and parent to adult children Jessica and Jacob. Cindy was the first honoree of the Canadian HME Woman of the Year Award in 2022.



Janice Edwards brings over three decades of experience in the healthcare industry to her role as Business Development Manager at Harding Medical. Outside of work, Janice is a proud mother to two daughters, one an Occupational Therapist and the other in her final year in the RN accelerated program at St. FX. Residing on the picturesque Isle Madame in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Janice finds inspiration for both her personal and professional pursuits, enjoying outdoor activities like kayaking, cycling, snowmobiling, hiking, skiing and snowshoeing.


Jeremy Smith is part owner of Premium Mobility Products in the lovely Okanagan valley in southern BC. This year, he is celebrating 25 amazing years in the DME industry. He is very much enjoying his new adventure being a recent addition to the team at Premium Mobility a fast-growing company dedicated to providing our clients the best possible service and quality products. Jeremy is a proud husband and father of two beautiful young women. When he's not out watching them play volleyball on the weekends, he tries to get to the cottage for some fishing and ATV riding.

Congratulations to Sheila Buck, the 2023 Canadian HME Woman of the Year

Sheila Buck

President, Therapy NOW Inc.

Sheila Buck is an Occupational Therapist and owner of Therapy NOW!. Sheila has provided clinical education extensively across Europe, Oceania, and North America on Seating and Mobility concepts. Her extensive knowledge is reflected in her self-authored clinical guide, “More Than 4 Wheels: Applying Clinical Practice to Seating, Mobility and Assistive Technology. 3rd Edition”. Sheila is also a contributing author in the recently published “Seating and Wheeled Mobility: A Clinical Resource Guide”.



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