Rossana Magnotta

Rossana Magnotta is president and CEO of Magnotta Winery, the third largest winery in Ontario with almost 4,000 awards for product excellence. Her early career as a Medical Laboratory Technologist helped prepare her for an unexpected journey: tackling the obstacles that are preventing Lyme disease sufferers from being heard by telling Canadians the real story about this devastating disease. Through her winery, she launched awareness campaigns and major fund-raising initiatives. She is a member of the board of the Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation. She established ‘The G. Magnotta Foundation for Vector-Borne Diseases’, http://www.gmagnottafoundation.com/, a non-profit organization with the primary mission of helping to establish Canada’s first research facility for Lyme disease that will lead to better testing and treatment for Canadians. Throughout her remarkable career, she has received many honors and awards of distinction.