Our Board of Directors
Founder & Executive Director
Ashley is the founder of the MRKH Canada (previously Canada’s MRKH Conference) and a 25-year-old MRKH advocate located in Kingston, ON, Canada. For the past three years, she has been the sole organizer of Canada's Annual MRKH Conference, but is excited to now bring on a team to help her. As an advocate, she’s spoken to MRKH people and supporters at international MRKH conferences and publicly at organized fundraisers for Canada’s MRKH Conference gaining media attention from local news stations and newspapers. She speaks annually at a local high school, educating teenagers in the Emergency Response Focus Program about how what we're taught in sex ed is only touching the surface of how bodies can develop. She has also taken her advocacy to the digital world as an influencer on TikTok, sharing her story with over 39K followers. With a diploma in Journalism and Public Relations & Event Management, Ashley works as a Banquet Director, but enjoys her side hustles of photography, videography and freelance writing. When not working or advocating, Ashley loves to play music and spend time with her family.
Sunni Anne Ball
Sunni Anne Ball is a prominent volunteer in the MRKH community, speaking and providing movement workshops at conferences throughout North America. She has been a fixture at the Boston Children’s Hospital conference for seven consecutive years, as well as the University of Michigan and now virtual conferences around the globe. Sunni has been involved with the conferences held by Canada's MRKH Conference, now MRKH Canada and is excited to come on board as Vice Chair. Sunni has two Bachelor of Science degrees in Health Promotion and Kinesiology from Dalhousie University. She owns an in home/virtual personal training business and resides north of Toronto. Sunni was diagnosed with MKRH when she was twenty, just after she had won the Wakeboarding World Cup Stop in Russia. Being newly diagnosed with MRKH and on tour as an elite athlete in an extreme sport was an interesting start to the long journey that was coming to grips with MRKH. At thirty-six she finds herself grateful, having moved through acceptance to full out celebration of this unique diagnosis. Writing an inspirational memoir, she is seeking agency and publication.
Dr. M. E. Sophie Gibson, MD
Dr. Marie Eve Sophie Gibson is an Obstetrician Gynecologist specializing in Family Planning and Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (PAG). She graduated from medical school at the University of Toronto in 2013. She then did her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Toronto, followed by two clinical fellowships. The first fellowship was the CARE (Contraception Advice, Research, and Education) Fellowship at Queen's University and the second was the PAG Fellowship at the University of Ottawa. She is an assistant professor at Queen's University and is appointed to both the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Department of Pediatrics. She is also the co-director of the CARE Fellowship. She cares for patients with MRKH from KFL&A, and is passionate about the education of patients and their caregivers, as well as medical trainees. In 2019, she spoke at the Canadian MRKH Conference and was able to attend virtually in 2021.
Sandra Clark was thrown into the MRKH world when her oldest daughter was diagnosed with it in 2012 at the age of 16. Since then, she has been passionate about supporting her daughter and other young girls with the syndrome. She has been volunteering at Canada’s MRKH Conference since it was first launched in 2018. Sandra works as an Estate Planning Associate for a Financial Planner and has been in the financial industry for over 25 years. She has volunteered as Treasurer for various sports teams within the Greater Kingston Softball Association and Kingston Ice Wolves over the past ten years. Outside of work and volunteering, family means everything to Sandra. A mother of two with a big Italian family, she enjoys cooking for her family and going camping throughout the warm summer months.
Sheila is a Belleville girl and has lived in the area her entire life. Growing up in the 1970s, MRKH was an unheard-of syndrome and the symptoms weren’t talked about because such things were stigmatized by society in those days. With the advent of the Internet and search engines, she discovered she wasn’t alone and the myriad of symptoms she experienced had a name. She became self-educated on the topic of MRKH. It is now part of Sheila’s mission to connect people with MRKH to each other so they can support each other and have access to much needed resources. It’s also her hope to network with women in her own age group with MRKH. Sheila has worked in the CRM/technology support business for over 20 years, lately as a Case Manager. When not working she enjoys the gym, long walks, her pets, and hanging out with her husband and family.