Alanna has a broad financial experience base in all facets of business. She received her Chartered Accountancy designation in 1984 with a diploma in public accountancy from Mc Gill university and a Bachelor of Commerce from Concordia.
Alanna articled at Coopers & Lybrand then went into private industry. She worked at Merck Frosst Canada starting as Financial Analyst and moved her way up to Director of materials management, Director in marketing- strategic planning and business development, Controller for 10 years and ending with a global position as Senior Director for financial shared services. Afterwards she accepted the position of Vice President Finance at AmerisourceBergen Canada for 2 years and moved on to work at a family small business.
Alanna belonged to CYM, took part in many Ukrainian activities and is VP finance for the Montreal Ukrainian festival since 2016. She also has been Chair of the UCC audit committee for 5 years.