CONSENT AND CAPACITY BOARD
Margaret Creal was an Assistant Crown Attorney. She was also a Designated Mental Health Specialist in the Mental Health Court. Ms. Creal is an experienced trial counsel and appeared in all levels of trial court prosecuting all criminal offences. She has served as Counsel to the Coroner on various high-profile inquests and is a frequent speaker, panelist and presenter on mental health and the law. Ms. Creal holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from York University and a Bachelor of Laws degree from Queen's University.
CAMPBELL, EARL G.
Earl Campbell is President of Earl G. Campbell Consulting and a business coach and mentor for leadership development and strategic planning. The former Director of Education and CEO of the Scarborough Board of Education, he has served on the executive of a number of national and provincial education organizations and has been recognized with professional and community awards for his leadership in the education of exceptional children and youth. Mr. Campbell has been a member of the Consent and Capacity Board since 2005 and was recently appointed as Vice-Chair. He is coordinating the performance evaluation program, public education sessions and assists with new member training and mentoring programs.
PATTON, LORA MARIE
Lora Patton is a Toronto lawyer, teacher and researcher. Having worked in mental health for over a decade, Ms. Patton has previously worked as counsel in the legal aid clinic system, staff lawyer and lecturer in legal education, and as counsel to the Director of the Psychiatric Patient Advocate Office. Published in national and international text books, peer reviewed journals and independently funded research, Ms. Patton has written in the areas of health law, disability, and access to justice and social justice. She continues to teach at Osgoode Hall Law School (now in the graduate Health section) and at York University with the School of Health Policy and Management. As a Senior Lawyer member of the Consent and Capacity Board, Ms. Patton has presided over all types of complex matters coming before the Board. A Vice-Chair of the Board since 2013, Ms. Patton has taken on additional responsibilities including adjudicator recruitment and training, education and evaluation of members; education and information for stakeholders and the public; and senior advice on diverse aspects of Board administration.
PETRIDES, PANOS L. S.
Panos Petrides, of Mississauga, is a Public Policy Consultant. Previously, Mr. Petrides was employed as a fee-for-service investigator with the Ontario Human Rights Commission, Regional Manager with Citizenship and Immigration Canada and a Policy Advisor with the Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs, the Environment and Energy. He holds a Master of Public Administration in Health from Queen's University, a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from McMaster University and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Western Ontario.
Rajiv Bhatla is Psychiatrist-in-Chief and Chief of Staff of the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group and an Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Bhatla is Vice-Chair of the Consent & Capacity Board of Ontario. In addition to expertise in concurrent disorders, Dr. Bhatla has an interest in psychiatric ethics and is a member of the Editorial Committee of the Journal of Ethics in Mental Health. In 2011, Dr. Bhatla completed the Advanced Management Program of the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.
CHAIMOWITZ, GARY ANDREW
Dr. Gary Andrew Chaimowitz, of Ancaster, is the Head of Service for Forensic Psychiatry at St. Joseph's Healthcare in Hamilton and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McMaster University. Dr. Chaimowitz is a member of the Professional Standards and Practice Council and a Secretary with the Canadian Academy of Psychiatry and the Law.
OPLER, SUSAN E.
Susan Opler is a graduate of the University of Toronto's Faculty of Law and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1987. Ms. Opler practiced litigation at McCarthy Tétrault, both as an associate and as partner. She has been a member of the Consent and Capacity Board since 2001, and Vice-Chair since 2005, with a leadership role in the board's administration, member training and outreach. Ms. Opler is a recognized expert in teaching adjudication skills to adjudicators in a variety of settings, both locally and internationally. For several years she was the lead instructor of the Adjudicators Training Course at Society of Ontario Adjudicators and Regulators.
NEWMAN, MICHAEL DAVID
Michael Newman is a lawyer who has had a private practice in the City of Vaughan since 1980. Mr. Newman has served as a community member on the Strategic Planning Committee, Governance Committee and Quality and Performance Management Committee of York Central Hospital. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the City of Vaughan Non-profit Housing Corporation. Mr. Newman is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, Ontario Bar Association and York Regional Law Association.
Judith Pascoe, of Chatham, is currently practising law in Chatham, Ontario. Ms. Pascoe has been legal counsel/panel member of the Office of the Children's Lawyer and is also a Deputy Judge of the Small Claims Court and sits on the Legal Aid Panel, Mental Health Panel and Family Law Panel. Ms. Pascoe is a Board member of Family Services Kent and serves as Pro Bono Legal Counsel for the Chatham-Kent Black Historical Society. She is currently a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Kent Law Association.
Bernard Starkman, of Nepean, is a lawyer and the senior legal advisor of the policy division of Health Canada. Over the years, Mr. Starkman has helped to improve legal protection for children and the disabled. He has carried out consultations across Canada on developing Criminal Code Protections for children and was senior counsel on the mental disorder bill, which he helped carry through parliament. Mr. Starkman has presented to the Ontario Psychiatric Association and the International Congress on Law and Mental Health on mental health issues. Mr. Starkman has been a member of the Consent and Capacity Board since 1994.
Rekha Lakra graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School and was called to the Bar in 2002. Ms. Lakra also has an MBA from the Schulich School of Business. She is a legal representative for a private research ethics board. In the past, she worked as a legal consultant at the World Health Organization headquarters in Geneva, and at a multi-national company. Her past community work has included the Canadian Mental Health Association and the College of Dental Technologists of Ontario, where she served as Vice-President. In her spare time, Ms. Lakra writes fiction.
BIGELOW, SUSAN MARGARET
Susan Bigelow is presently a Consultant to J. Bigelow Architect Inc. She is also the sole proprietor of thoroughbred breeding business. From 1986 to 1999 she was Counsel to the Children's Aid Society of Toronto. Prior to this, she articled to the Official Guardian of Ontario, Ministry of the Attorney General. Her current community involvement includes being on the following committees and organizations: Family Court Clinic CFSA Committee, Metro East Operations Committee (Family Court), Metro East Family Court Procedures Review Committee, Toronto Region Family Law Committee and Organization of Counsel for Children's Aid Societies in Ontario. She is also a past board member of the Board of Directors of the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario. Mrs. Bigelow holds professional membership in the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society and Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association.
COOK, PETER E.
Peter E. Cook, of Hamilton, received his B.Sc. from Dalhousie University and his medical degree in 1974 from the University of British Columbia. Dr. Cook completed his psychiatric residency training at Yale University in 1982. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry. Since 1982, Dr. Cook has been the Executive Director of the Hamilton Program for Schizophrenia, a comprehensive community-based psychiatric rehabilitation and treatment program. He is an Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University and sits as a panel member on the Consent and Capacity Board and Ontario Review Board.
LAWFORD, MICHELE JUSTINE
Michele Lawford is a lawyer who practiced for many years in Toronto, specializing in litigation and competition law, administrative law, health law and policy, and legal research and drafting. Ms. Lawford was a member of the University of Toronto's Clinical Trials and Human Subjects Review Committee. She has been a member of the Consent and Capacity Board since 2010. She is also a former member of both the Health Services Appeal and Review Board and the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board. Ms. Lawford holds a Bachelors degree in English and a Bachelor of Laws degree from Queen's University.
Dr. Sujay Patel completed a Bachelor's degree in Psychology at Queen's University, a Medical degree at University College Dublin and a Psychiatric Residency at Memorial University of Newfoundland. He has had an inpatient and outpatient practice since 2008 which focuses on acute and chronic adult psychiatry. He has been involved with administrative psychiatry since he began his profession and is currently the Medical Director at Grand River Hospital for the Specialized Mental Health program. He is also involved with clinical education, holding academic positions at Memorial University of Newfoundland, McMaster University and the University of Ottawa.
LAKING, JANICE RUTH
Janice Laking, of Barrie, has been a Community Member of the Consent Capacity Board since 2001 and a Citizenship Court Judge since 2002. Previously, she was a Secondary School Teacher and Department Head with the Simcoe County School Board and then was Mayor the City of Barrie from 1988 to 2000. Ms. Laking is an Honorary Colonel with 16 Wing Base Borden.
BUCKINGHAM, ROBERT ALEXANDER
Dr. Robert Buckingham holds the positions of Medical Director, Department of Psychiatry at the University Health Network (UHN) and Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. For many years he directed the emergency psychiatric services and managed a psychiatric intensive care unit at UHN. He is a past President of the Association of General Hospital Psychiatric Services and the Ontario Psychiatric Association. Dr. Buckingham is also past Director of the Canadian Psychiatric Association.
Dr. Carolyn Woogh is Attending Staff (Psychiatry), Adult Inpatients and Outpatients at Kingston General Hospital and Hotel Dieu Hospital. She is also an Associate Professor at Queen's University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Woogh is Treasurer of the Kingston Grandmother Connection, a member of the Canadian Psychiatric Association's Council of Psychiatric Continuing Education and a member of the Queen's University Department of Psychiatry Residency Training Committee.
ALCAIDE JANICAS, GRACE
Grace Alcaide Janicas is a lawyer with the Sudbury Community Legal Clinic. She is also a former Assistant Crown Attorney with the Ministry of the Attorney General. Her community involvement includes serving as a member of Sudbury & District Restorative Justice. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Laws degree from Osgoode Hall law School.
Thomas Harrison is a lawyer who articled with the Divisional Court of the Superior Court of Justice in 2002, when he began his practice with the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General. In 2003, he returned to work as Counsel in the Office of the Chief Justice of the Superior Court. His practice focused on civil and family justice reform, administrative law and access to justice issues. In 2010, Mr. Harrison was appointed an Assistant Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Law at Queen's University. He is currently a doctoral candidate in law at Queen's. He holds a Bachelor of History, a Bachelor of Education and a Bachelor of Laws degree from Queens University as well as a Master's degree in Policy and Public Administration from Ryerson University.
MURPHY, PATRICK JOSEPH
Patrick Murphy, of Goderich, is a Partner with Donnelly & Murphy, Barristers and Solicitors. Previously, Mr. Murphy practiced law with MacMillan, Rooke, Avery & Boeckle and Lyons Goodman. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Laws from Queen's University. He is also a Certified Civil Litigator and a Chartered Mediator.
Judith Potter, of London, has been a sole practitioner in family law since 1993. She works exclusively with shelters and agencies for abused women in London, St. Thomas and Strathroy providing impasse resolution, referrals to lawyers and resource programs, as well as providing advice on family law issues. She currently serves as an elected Bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada. Ms. Potter has served on the Board of numerous agencies including the Children's Aid Society of London and Middlesex and has been engaged in several capital fundraising campaigns.
Suzanne Clapp is a lawyer with the City of Toronto, Legal Services. She is a former Associate Lawyer with McCarthy Tetrault LLP, with emphasis on defence medical malpractice, professional disciplinary work and commercial litigation. Ms. Clapp's community involvement includes serving as a parent volunteer at Whitney Public School and as a former member of the Whitney Child Centre Board of Directors. She is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, holds Bachelor degrees in Life Sciences and in Physical and Health Education from Queen's University, and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Toronto.
Dr. Peter Stenn is a Staff Psychiatrist at Humber River Hospital. He was also a Psychiatrist at St. Michael's Hospital from 1994 to 2001. He is Supervisor of the Balint-Type Group for GP-Psychotherapists. Dr. Stenn is a member of the Canadian and the Ontario Psychiatric Associations, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Chicago, Illinois, a Master of Arts degree from the University of Missouri, Kansas City, a Ph.D from the University of Cincinnati, Ohio and completed his Medical degree and Residency in Psychiatry at the University of Western Ontario.
Lucille Shaw is a partner with Miller, Maki. She has a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws from Queen's University. Ms. Shaw is a member of the Sudbury YWCA Audit Committee, a former board member and board chair of the Sudbury YWCA Gevevra House and a former board member and president of the Sudbury District Law Association. She is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Advocate's Society, Canadian Defence Lawyers and the Sudbury District Law Association.
Eugene Williams, of Orleans, is the Director of Federal Prosecution Service, Department of Justice. Prior to this, he was Counsel for the Criminal Law Branch, Department of Justice and Senior Counsel for Criminal Conviction Review Group, Criminal Law Policy. Mr. Williams is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada. He holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of Ottawa.
Dr. Jay Nathanson is a psychiatrist at North York General Hospital (NYGH). He completed a Masters in Public Health with a concentration in health law and medical ethics as well as fellowships in psychosomatic medicine (psychiatric care of the medically ill) and clinical bioethics. He is an assistant professor within the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto and currently serves as the postgraduate trainee coordinator at NYGH.
MULDOWNEY-BROOKS, PATRICIA E.
Patricia Muldowney-Brooks, of Winona, has been providing mediation and arbitration services to families and communities through Muldowney-Brooks Mediation Services since 1987. Ms. Muldowney-Brooks is a Social Work Consultant for the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, Field Instructor and Supervisor at McMaster University's Faculty of Social Work and Assistant Practicum Professor (Part-time) at Wilfrid Laurier University's Faculty of Social Work. She has served on numerous boards and committees in various capacities including Child Find Ontario, the Ontario Association of Social Workers, Big Brothers and Sisters of Burlington and Hamilton-Wentworth and Unified Family Court of Hamilton-Wentworth Assessment and Mediation Interdisciplinary Committee.
Lorraine Steadman, of North Bay, retired from the Ontario Public Service in 2004. For 22 years, Ms. Steadman was the CEO of a not-for-profit organization. She was recently appointed to the Ontario Review Board.
Hamlin Grange is the co-founder of DiversiPro Inc., a training and consulting company specializing in workplace diversity change management. Mr. Grange is also the co-founder of Innoversity, a not-for-profit organization working to increase the participation and representation of cultural minority, Aboriginal and disabled Canadians in the media industry and public sector. He has a BSc in Journalism from Colorado University. Mr. Grange is a member of the Advisory Board of the DiverseCity project, a former member of the Board of Directors of the YMCA of Greater Toronto, a former member of the Board of Trustees of the Royal Ontario Museum and a board member of Canadian Women in Communications.
Joanna Cutaia-Beales, of Ancaster, has been an Administrative Manager at CBIM Development for 12 years. Prior to this, she was a Manager at Home Depot, Ancaster and an Administrative/Site Manager in Collingwood, Ontario. Ms. Cutaia-Beales currently volunteers as a volleyball coach. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from McMaster University.
Barbara Laskin, of Ottawa, is a writer and communications consultant with over 25 years of experience in the public and not-for-profit sectors. Ms. Laskin has extensive experience as a program manager and cultural policy advisor, with particular expertise in the area of communications, fundraising, consultation and board governance. Ms. Laskin has contributed to the work of numerous arts and community-based boards. She has been the Chair of 10 Gates Dancing since 2003 and is the former Chair of the Canadian Dance Company.
Teresa Michienzi, of London, has worked as a counsellor and art psychotherapist since 1990. Previously she worked as a Medical Laboratory Technologist for 16 years. She attained a B.A, a Diploma in Art Therapy and a M.Ed. in counselling from the University of Western Ontario. She is a member of the Canadian Counselling Association, the Ontario Art Therapy Association and the American Art Therapy Association.
Brendon Pooran has been involved with various disability organizations as a member, volunteer, employee or director for most of his life. Mr. Pooran created Pooranlaw to provide a voice for this community and to serve as a resource for accessibility issues throughout Ontario. He provides advice to individuals, families, organizations and government in the areas of wills and estates planning, employment law, charity law and disability law. Mr. Pooran teaches Critical Disability Law at York University and sits on the Board of Directors at Community Living York South, MukiBaum Treatment Centre and PLAN Toronto.
Dr. Jane Fogolin is an In-Patient Psychiatrist at Thunder Bay Regional Health Science Centre. She is also a former Community Psychiatrist and a former Forensic Psychiatrist at St. Joseph's Health Care Hamilton. Dr. Fogolin is a member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. She received her medical degree from McMaster University.
Joy Martin, of Belleville, has worked in social services and community outreach programs for several years. Ms. Martin has volunteered with the United Way and the Red Cross. She has also served as a school trustee and has extensive training in disaster response. She has been deployed by the Red Cross to assist with disasters in Canada and the United States.
DUNN, SHIRLEY ANN
Shirley Ann Dunn, of Toronto, served on the Psychiatric Review Board and the Ministry of Health's Review Board for Long-Term Care for five years. For three years, Ms. Dunn worked with the Economic Development Committee of the City of Toronto as a representative of community issues - liaison officer for the women's work centre. She currently manages the Emergency Food Programme in a downtown parish for persons in transition.
Dr. Yuri Alatishe is a Staff Psychiatrist in the General Forensic Unit of St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton. He is also a Consultant Psychiatrist at East Region Mental Health Services and an Assistant Clinical Professor at McMaster University. Dr. Alatishe holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Dalhousie University, a Medical Doctorate from Ross University School of Medicine, a General Psychiatry degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland and a Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship from McMaster University.
Michael Horan is a lawyer who practised administrative law and civil litigation with a large national law firm for more than 20 years. Since August, 2013, he has been engaged as an independent arbitrator and mediator in connection with civil disputes. He has also been appointed by Human Resources and Development Canada to adjudicate labour and employment disputes under the Canada Labour Code. Mr. Horan is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association and the Advocates' Society.
WALES, SHIRLEY R.
Shirley Rosanne Wales, of Richmond Hill, is a Professor of the Law Clerk, Court and Tribunal Agent and Paralegal Studies Programmes at the Business School of Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning. She was an Assistant Deputy Chairperson of the Immigration and Refugee Board, a member of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board and Executive Director of Community Legal Assistance Sarnia. Ms. Wales has been involved in the community with the London Second Stage Housing and Neighbourhood Legal Services London.
KERT, SHAYNE G.
Shayne Kert, of Toronto, is a lawyer. She is sole practitioner in criminal/quasi-criminal and administrative law. Ms. Kert was a partner with Buhr and Kert and a legal member on the Ontario Review Board in 1999. She is currently a lecturer of the Bar Admission Course in Criminal Law. Ms. Kert is a member of the Criminal Lawyers Association and the St. John Ambulance Dog Therapy Program.
DEVILLERS, PAUL JOSEPH
Paul Joseph DeVillers, of Ottawa, retired as a member of parliament for Simcoe-North in January 2006, after serving thirteen years in government. Prior to his political career, Mr. DeVillers practiced law in a number of firms in the region of Midland-Penetanguishene where he specialized in municipal and administrative law. Mr. DeVillers is an active member of the community. He holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Ottawa.
Nancy Macivor is a sole practitioner in the areas of family law, wills, powers of attorney and estates. She is a former lawyer with the law firm of Lawson, McGrenere, Rose and Clemenhagen with emphasis on civil and hospital defence litigation. She is also a former Vice-President of Operations with Alert Care Corporation managing 12 retirement homes across Ontario. Ms. Macivor's community involvement has included serving as a board member of the Sweetwater Music Festival and past Chair of the Canadian Association of Quality Assurance Professionals. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Queen's University and a Bachelor of Laws degree from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University.
Pat Capponi is an author, a change agent, a community leader and a group facilitator. Ms. Capponi uses her lived experience as a psychiatric consumer to press for change through engagement with government, leadership development in numerous communities and her writing.
Dr. Martina Power is a Consulting Psychiatrist with the Assertive Community Treatment Team at Grand River Hospital. She is a former Medical Director at KW Health Centre Adult Inpatient Psychiatric Unit and had a private community psychiatric practice from 1995 to 2010. Dr. Power holds an MRC Psychiatry designation from the Royal College of Psychiatrists and an FRCP Psychiatry designation from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
Sally Bryant is a former Associate with the law firm of McCarthy Tétrault LLP. Her practice focused on advising and defending physicians. She is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Health Policy Management and Evaluation, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. She is also a former board member and Vice-President of YouthLink, a children's mental health agency. Ms. Bryant has been a member of the Consent and Capacity Board since 2011. She holds a LLB from the University of Toronto and both a Masters of Art degree in Adult Education and a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of British Columbia.
Dr. Federico Allodi, of Toronto, has been a psychiatrist member of the Consent and Capacity Board since 2001. He was a Staff Psychiatrist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry and a Senior Staff Psychiatrist/Director, of the Transcultural Psychiatry Program and Kensington Clinic. Dr. Allodi was also an Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto for 23 years. He has been a part of the World Psychiatric Association for the past 3 years. Dr. Allodi has received the Outstanding Achievement Award for Volunteerism from the Ministry of Citizenship, Culture and Recreation.
LAREAU, BARBARA HEATHER
Barbara Heather Lareau, of Burlington, has a diverse background in business and volunteerism. For eleven years, Ms. Lareau was Part Owner and Executive Sales Representative of Sound Products. Prior to this, she was a Purchasing Manager. Currently, Ms. Lareau is the Volunteer Steering Committee Administrator at Carpenter Hospice.
LIST, STEPHEN JOEL
Since 1997, Dr. Stephen Joel List, of Dundas, has been a Psychiatrist in the Schizophrenia Inpatient Program at St. Joseph's Centre for Mountain Health Services in Hamilton, Psychiatrist in the Hamilton Program for Schizophrenia, Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McMaster University and Senior Scientist, CNS Division, Therapeutic Products Directorate, Health Canada. Since 2000, Dr. List has also been a Psychiatric Consultant for Hamilton-Wentworth Public Health. He has conducted community presentations on the use of antipsychotic drugs and is a past Grant Reviewer for the Canadian Psychiatric Research Foundation and a former Journal Referee for the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry.
Dr. Karen Hand is a staff psychiatrist at the London Psychiatric Hospital, working on the Waterloo Region Assertive Community Treatment Team since 1999. She is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Hand earned her B.Med.Sc and her M.D. at Memorial University of Newfoundland. She is on the Technical Advisory Panel for Assertive Community Treatment for the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Dr. Hand is a member of the Canadian Medical Association, the Ontario Medical Association, the Canadian Psychiatric Association and the Ontario Psychiatric Association.
ECCLES, LORETTA DAWN
Dawn Eccles, of Thunder Bay, is a retired registered nurse. Ms. Eccles retired in 2000 as Assistant Administrator of Patient Care of the former Lakehead Psychiatric Hospital in Thunder Bay. Ms. Eccles spent many years serving her community, first as a member of the Municipal Planning Advisory Committee and later as a member and then head of the municipal council. While active in municipal politics, she served on the Lakehead Regional Conservation Authority and the Public Advisory Committee to the Remedial Action Plan for the clean up of the Great Lakes. Ms. Eccles also served as Chair of the Northwestern Ontario Mental Health Task Force and was an elected committee member of the College of Nurses of Ontario.
Dr. Alison Freeland, of Carp, is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan. Dr. Freeland completed her psychiatry residency at the University of Ottawa where she holds the position of Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences. She is actively involved in teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate students in the Department of Psychiatry. Her research and clinical interest is primarily in the area of schizophrenia. She is Service Director of the Royal Ottawa Hospital Schizophrenia Programme Assertive Community Treatment Team.
Erin Lainevool, of North Bay, was called to the Ontario Bar in 2002 and currently practices in partnership with Dennis W. Fenton. Previously, Ms. Lainevool was employed with the Law Firm of Lechlitner & Company and also briefly operated a Sole Proprietorship. She serves as a member of the Lindsay Weld Centre for Children and is Chair of their Policy Committee. Ms. Lainevool holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Windsor and a Bachelor of Arts from McMaster University.
For the past 31 years, George Maroosis, of North Bay, has been the owner and manager of K Bros Art Shoppe and Gallery. Prior to this, Mr. Maroosis was a Vice Principal and teacher with the Nipissing Board of Education, a teacher with the Oshawa Board of Education and a Councillor with the City of North Bay. His community involvement includes serving as Chair of Low Income People Involvement (LIPI) and past Chair and member of the North Bay Municipal Non-Profit Housing Corporation, Casselholme for the Aged/Cassell Arms Housing Corporation and the North Bay Crisis Centre. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Nipissing University.
Karen Lindsay-Skynner, of Thornhill, has been the sole practitioner of Karen Lindsay-Skynner Barrister and Solicitor since 1995. Ms. Lindsay-Skynner specializes in Family, Mental Health and Estate Law. She has represented clients at both the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Justice. Ms. Lindsay-Skynner has been a senior lawyer member of the Consent and Capacity Board since 2002 and a member of the Legal Aid Family Duty Counsel panel since 1994. Ms. Lindsay-Skynner is a founding member of the Mental Health Legal Committee and has spoken at several LSUC and Canadian Institute Programs with respect to Mental Health Law.
Since 2001, Dr. Jack Ellis, of Port Stanley, has been Clinical Director of the Forensic Psychiatry Program at Regional Mental Health Care St. Thomas and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Western Ontario. Dr. Ellis received his medical degree from Queen's University in 1981, completed his residency in Psychiatry at the University of Ottawa in 1991 and Fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry at Royal Ottawa Hospital in 1997. He is a former Director of the Post Traumatic Stress Program, National Defence Medical Centre and is a member of several professional organizations including the Canadian and the American Academy of Psychiatry and Law, the Defence Medical Association of Canada and the Ontario Canadian Psychiatry Associations.
BESSNER, RONDA FRANCES
Ronda Bessner has been involved in a wide range of areas of the law including academia, policy work and public inquiries. Ms. Bessner's areas of teaching have been Evidence, Children and the Law, Criminal Law, and Public Inquiries. She is the author of many published articles and has made numerous presentations at universities, the Canadian Bar Association, the Law Society of Upper Canada, for the Ontario Court of Justice and at conferences. Ms. Bessner has also worked on a number of public inquiries and in law reform. She has held the position of Senior Legal Analyst at five public inquiries including the Walkerton Inquiry, the Ipperwash Inquiry and the Royal Commission on the Blood System in Canada. As Counsel to the Ontario Law Reform Commission, she wrote reports on Drug and Alcohol in the Workplace, Child Witnesses, the Basis of Liability for Provincial Offences and co-authored the report on Damages for Environmental Harm. She graduated from McGill Law School with a Bachelor of Civil Law and a Bachelor of Common Law degree. She received a Master of Laws degree from Harvard Law School.
June Bell, of Barrie, is a lawyer. Ms. Bell holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Toronto Law School. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 1975 and was a sole practitioner for twenty years. In 2000, she joined Legal Aid Ontario where she served as Area Director for Simcoe County for three years. Ms. Bell is an active member of the community. She currently serves as President and Chair of the Morton Youth Services Board of Directors.
TURNER, JOANNE C.
Dr. Joanne Turner, of Toronto, is a Social Worker. Dr. Tuner holds a Ph.D. in Social Work from Case Western University in Cleveland and a Master and Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Toronto. She has held positions in child welfare, psychiatric social work and marriage and family counselling. She has also worked in a variety of senior consultative and social policy positions and has taught in several schools of social work including the University of Ottawa, Laurentian University and Wilfrid Laurier University. She was most recently the founding Director of the Social Work programme at the University of Waterloo, Renison College. Dr. Turner is the co-author of Canadian Social Welfare.
BRADEN, DONALD HAROLD
Until his retirement in 2003, Dr. Donald Braden, of Kingston, was Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Queen's University. Dr. Braden holds a Doctor of Medicine and Master of Surgery from Queen's University and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada.
Sandra LeBlanc, of Sudbury, has been the owner/operator of a retail jewellery store since 1976. Previously she was employed by the City of Sudbury. She has participated in the Scott Tournament of Hearts and served as Chair for the Canadian Cancer Society. Mrs. LeBlanc is a member of the Sudbury and District Chamber of Commerce and the Jewellers' Retail Association.
Debra Waisglass-Bettel, of Toronto, attained a Bachelor of Arts degree and Master's of Industrial Relations degree from the University of Toronto. During her tenure as a student, she won three monetary awards for academic achievement. As a graduate student she taught Industrial Relations as a teaching assistant. Her work in conflict resolution has led to employment with unions, management, government and in the educational sector. In 1996, she received a provincial appointment as a labour/management arbitrator/mediator. In 2004 she was appointed to the Clinical Ethics Committee at the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care.
COMISKEY, J. BERNARD
J. Bernard Comiskey, of Chatham, has been a self-employed Barrister and Solicitor engaged in general practice since 1977. Mr. Comiskey was called to the Bar in 1976 and over the course of his career has regularly conducted trials as a barrister at all levels of Court up to and including the Court of Appeal. He has represented clients at several tribunals and since 1989 has acted as Deputy Judge in Small Claims Court on a part-time basis. Mr. Comiskey's past community involvement includes serving as Executive and Member of Sertoma Club of Chatham, Board Member of J.G Taylor Community Centre Inc. and President of the Kent Law Society.
The Reverend Scott Gale, of Marathon, received his Master of Divinity Degree from the Toronto School of Theology in 1990. Rev. Gale has been a Pastor at the Holy Saviour Roman Catholic Church in Marathon since July 2005. Prior to this he was a Pastor at St. Andrew's Parish in Thunder Bay and in 1985 was the Executive Assistant to the Solicitor General of Ontario. Rev. Gale is active in many community organizations. He has been involved in the City of Thunder Bay Task Force on Poverty and the Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem.
LEONG, LINDA LING-HWEI
Linda Leong, of Toronto, is a part-time Operating Room Registered Nurse at the Toronto General Hospital. Ms. Leong is currently a Sessional Professor in Centennial College's Perioperative Nursing Program. Prior to this, she was a part-time clinical teacher at the college. Ms. Leong's professional memberships include the College of Nurses of Ontario, Ontario Nurses Association and the Operating Room Nurses Association of Greater Toronto.
Since 2000, David Boothby, of Toronto, has been serving as a member of the Canadian National Sportsmen's Shows Board of Directors. Earlier in his career, Mr. Boothby was a Consultant for Giesecke & Devrient Card Security, a Task Force Member for the Ministry of Public Safety and Security Task Force on Reform and Correctional Services, and a member of the Toronto Police Force where he served in all ranks (1964-1995) and became Chief of Police for the Toronto Police Service (1995-2000). His current community involvement includes serving as Chair of Jake's House for Children with Autism Board of Directors, and President of the West Side Pine Lake Cottagers Association.
Since 2003, Dr. Thomas Hastings, of Oakville, has been self-employed as a fee-for-service Psychiatrist working primarily as an adult in-patient psychiatrist at Halton Healthcare Services. Dr. Hastings is a member of the American and Canadian Psychiatric Associations, a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine. He obtained his medical degree from McMaster University in 1998 and completed his residency in psychiatry at the University of Toronto in 2003.
BAKER, JOSEPH ANTHONY (TONY)
Joseph Anthony Baker has been practising law in Toronto, since 1982, primarily in the areas of Wills, Estates and Real Estate. Mr. Baker has served as Roster Mediator under the Ontario Mandatory Mediation Program and as a Deputy Judge in Small Claims Court. Mr. Baker has a predilection towards alternative dispute resolution and has taught the subject at York University's Osgoode Hall Law School.
Frederick Chenoweth has been a partner with the law firm of Beard Winter since 1985 practicing civil litigation. He previously practiced criminal law, family law and civil litigation with Stikeman, Lee & Chenoweth. His community involvement includes serving as board Chair of Friends of NOAH Canada, a registered charity assisting AIDS orphans in Africa. Mr. Chenoweth holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor of Laws degree from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University.
Patricia Ostapchuk is a retired nurse with extensive experience in program development and management for both home care services and long-term care. As a former Director of Client Services at the Community Care Access Centre, Hamilton, she worked closely with community partners to ensure the delivery of comprehensive care for all clients living at home. She also led the opening of a newly expanded 64 bed nursing home at Shalom Village LTC, Hamilton. She currently volunteers on the boards of the Norfolk General Hospital Nursing Home and Port Dover Community Health Centre.
Roger Leclaire, of Ottawa, is a Crown Prosecutor in Provincial, Superior and Appellate Courts for the Department of Justice of Canada. He is currently Counsel in the Tax Litigation Section. Mr. Leclaire has lectured various courses in law, was a member of the Board of Trustees of Royal Ottawa Hospital and chaired several of its committees. He holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Ottawa.
LIGHTSTONE, DIANE SUSAN
Diane Lightstone is currently Education Director and Senior Advisor for the National Judicial Institute. She is also a freelance writer/editor for newspapers and magazines and was a member of the Consent and Capacity Board. Her current community involvement includes Writers' Trust of Canada and the Jacob M. Lowry Collection of the National Library of Canada. Ms. Lightstone holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Ontario.
Dr. Si-Ann Woods, of Ottawa, is a General Psychiatrist at the Ottawa Hospital, Assistant Professor in Psychiatry at the University of Ottawa and Post Graduate Education Site Director at the Civic Campus. Dr. Woods is a member of the Canadian Psychiatric Association, Canadian and Ontario Medical Associations and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.
LIM-KING, NECHITA A.
Until her retirement in 1998, Nechita Lim-King, of Brockville, was a Senior Psychometrist at Brockville Psychiatric Hospital. Ms. Lim-King has been actively involved with the Philippine-Canadian Association of Brockville, The Brockville and District Multicultural Council, Habitat of Leeds and Grenville, PROBUS of Leeds and Grenville and St. Francis Church, Brockville.
Jane Stone, of Pickering, is a retired teacher. Early in her teaching career she was the Chief Negotiator for the West Parry Sound Elementary Teachers from 1977 to 1980. Ms. Stone implemented the Meals-on-Wheels program in Parry Sound, Co-Chaired the Pickering Rotary Music Festival, worked for the Heart and Stroke Foundation promoting Jump Rope for Heart, and helped to establish the first Pickering Food Bank.
DABOR, RONALD CLAYTON ERNEST
Ronald C. E. Dabor is a lawyer in Northumberland County practicing criminal law and mental health law. Before moving to Port Hope in 2015, Mr. Dabor was active in the courts of Peel Region and the G.T.A. for more than three decades. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Mental Health Association (C.M.H.A), Peel Branch for nine years as well as several subcommittees. In 2005, Mr. Dabor received the Outstanding Volunteer Service Award from C.M.H.A., Ontario Division. This award recognizes a volunteer who has acted with responsibility, enthusiasm, vision and integrity in the service of C.M.H.A.
HACKETT, R. ANDREW
Dr. R. Andrew Hackett is a Psychiatrist with the Senior Mental Health Outreach Team at North Bay Regional Health Centre. He is also a former Psychiatrist with North Hastings Seniors Mental Health Outreach Providence Care. Dr. Hackett's community involvement has included serving as a member of the expert panel on Alzheimer's Strategy with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
As a management consultant, Duncan MacPhee, of Cornwall, provides training services to the private and public sectors across Canada. Mr. MacPhee has worked with the Canadian Air Force, Transport Canada and NAV CANADA.
CAMPIGOTTO, MARY JANE
Mary Jane Campigotto, of Windsor, is Sole Practitioner with the Campigotto Law Firm and a consultant with Campigotto Nurse/Lawyer Consulting. Previously, Ms. Campigotto was an Associate Lawyer with DucharmeFox LLP, a Sessional Instructor with the University of Windsor Faculty of Law, a Law Associate with Roberts, Goldstein, DeBiase and a Risk Manager and registered nurse with the Windsor Regional Hospital. She holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Windsor.
ROTSTEIN, EDWARD (ED)
Dr. Ed Rotstein, of Hamilton, is currently Consultant Psychiatrist at Niagara Health Services, Clinical Director of Hamilton Assertive Community Treatment and Community Schizophrenia Service, Clozapine Clinic. He is also Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McMaster University. Dr. Rotstein is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Hamilton Jewish Genealogical Society.
BRUCKMANN, ELISABETH MARGARET
Elisabeth Margaret Brückmann graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2000 and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2001. Since 2003, she has worked as a lawyer in community based legal clinics providing service to low-income people. Her areas of legal practice include human rights, employment, disability and housing. Ms. Brückmann has been an Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall teaching legal practice to students in the Intensive Program in Poverty Law. She is an active member of the Board of Directors of the Parkdale Community Health Centre and is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Law Union of Ontario and the Canadian Bar Association.
SURPHLIS, WILLIAM ROBERT
Dr. William Robert Surphlis, of North Bay, is the Staff Psychiatrist at North Bay Psychiatric Hospital and currently a member of the Ontario Review Board and the Consent and Capacity Board. Dr. Surphlis was Psychiatrist-in-Chief and Clinical Director at North Bay Psychiatric Hospital as well as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Western Ontario, Extended Campus Programs. He is a member of the Canadian Psychiatric Association, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the Canadian Medical Protective Association.
Lonny Rosen is a Partner of the law firm Rosen Sunshine LLP. He is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Health Law. He provides opinions and advice on a variety of health law issues, and represents clients in civil and administrative proceedings. Mr. Rosen has served as Chair of the Ontario and Canadian Bar Associations' Health Law Sections and is a member of the Council of the Medico-Legal Society of Toronto. He is a member of the Hospital for Sick Children's Research Ethics Board and of the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association's Advance Care Planning Task Group. He frequently writes and speaks on health law issues. Mr. Rosen holds a LLB from York University Osgoode Hall Law School.
EDWARDS, D. VIRGINIA
D. Virginia Edwards is a Psychiatrist and was in private practice from 1971 to 2011. She is a former Chief of Child Psychiatry at Toronto East General Hospital and was a lecturer for several years at the University of Toronto. Dr. Edwards is a member of Defence for Children International and a former board member of East Metro Youth Services. She received her medical degree from the University of Western Ontario and has been a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada since 1971.
Dr. Catherine Krasnik is General and Forensic Psychiatrist at the Syl Apps Youth Centre. She is also Physician Lead of Eating Disorders at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. Her community involvement has included volunteering for Leaders for Change with the Maytree Foundation. Dr. Krasnik has been a member of the Consent and Capacity Board since 2012. She received her medical degree and Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship (Adult & Child Adolescent Stream) from McMaster University.
VAILLANCOURT, TIMOTHY (TIM)
Timothy Vaillancourt recently retired after thirty-three years as a police officer in the Midland area. During his career he worked primarily in operations including the K-9 unit. He retired at the rank of Operational Sergeant. Mr. Vaillancourt is a volunteer with the Out of the Cold Program and a former member of the Simcoe County Dual Diagnosis Committee, the Simcoe County Homeless Association and Big Brothers Association. He is currently a member of the Board of Monitors, Central North Correction Centre.
Anthony Warr is Director of Corporate Risk Management Total Security Management Services Inc. with A.J. Warr Consulting Ltd. He retired in 2011 as Deputy Chief of Police, Toronto Police Service. He served with the Toronto Police Service in various roles for over 40 years. Mr. Warr is a member of the Intercultural Dialogue Institute Advisory Board and a Life Member of the Ontario Associations of Chiefs of Police.
Dr. Rose Geist is a Child Psychiatrist and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the University of Toronto. She is Director of the Child and Adolescent Medical Psychiatry Program and is based at the Hospital for Sick Children consulting to North York General Hospital and Soldiers Memorial Hospital. Her main areas of interest include medically unexplained symptoms, comorbid medical and psychiatric disorders and eating disorders. She has worked extensively with the Health Care Consent Act and published an article on the topic of Capacity to Consent to Treatment in an Adolescent with an Eating Disorder.
Beverly Hodgson has been the main caregiver over the past two years for an aging relative who has been diagnosed with Dementia and assessed as incapable of capacity to treatment, placement, personal services and property. In this role, she has gone from being a health care provider to a health care consumer. As a result, she has seen the health care system from both sides of the table. The experience has made her much more aware of the health care issues that patients and health care practitioners face at all levels of treatment.
MCLEOD, DONALD GORDON NORMAN
Donald G. McLeod, a Lawyer, obtained his LLB from the University of Ottawa and was called to the Bar in 1973. Mr. McLeod was a self-employed practitioner working in various associations for his entire professional life. He has served on numerous committees related to education and was an Area Captain for the Cancer Society for a number of years.
Joy Wendling worked for St. Thomas Psychiatric Hospital from 1976 until her retirement in 2000. She held a number of positions at the hospital including Paralegal Advisor, Manager of Information Systems and Paralegal Services and Director of Clinical Records. After retirement, she was employed on a part-time basis by St. Joseph's Health Care as a consultant. Ms. Wendling has appeared before the Ontario Review Board and has also acted as agent for physicians appearing before the Consent and Capacity Board. She is active in her church and the Girl Guides of Canada.
Dr. John Pellettier, of Guelph, has been a Psychiatrist Member of the Consent and Capacity Board since 2002. Dr. Pelletier, has held several senior positions as a Psychiatrist. He was the Division Director and Staff Psychiatrist at the Homewood Health Centre in Guelph for 15 years and was also the administrative director of the Specialized Psychiatry Division for the clinic. Dr. Pellettier was also an Assistant Professor and an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at McMaster University. Dr. Pellettier is the past-President of the Wellington County Medical Society.
Nina Lester was called to the Bar in Ontario in 1988 and began her career practising corporate law. She went on to work for the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario. During the past decade, Ms. Lester has been actively involved in a wide range of community and charitable organizations. Her interests lie with issues of mental health, human rights, social justice, the environment and children's physical recreation.
Constance McKnight, a woman of Metis heritage, is the Executive Director of the De dwa da dehs ney>s Aboriginal Health Centre in Hamilton. She is a founding member and past Chair of the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health, and has a substantial history working within the mental health and cross-disability sector nationally.
SIMPSON, K. DAVID
For more than a decade David Simpson was employed as Acting Director and Program Manager with the Psychiatric Patient Advocate Office, an arms-length organization of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. He has a keen interest in social justice issues, human rights, homelessness, poverty, working with those who are economically disadvantaged, policy development and advancing the legal and civil rights of individuals with mental illness. He is a member of the Legal Aid Ontario Mental Health Law Advisory Committee and a guest lecturer in the Osgoode Mental Health Law Certificate Program. He has authored several articles on patients' rights, mental health and advocacy. He holds a masters degree in social work and has received training in mediation and conflict resolution.
Ileen Howell has over thirty years of experience in the health and addiction field. She was employed by the Ministry of Health and later by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in various positions, including Case Coordinator, Therapist, Acting Manager and Supervisor. Ms. Howell has extensive volunteer experience in a variety of capacities and settings. She is presently the President of the Markham African Caribbean Association (MACA); Vice-Chair of the York Region Police/Community Advisory Council (PCAC); PCAC Representative to the Police District #5 District Liaison Committee; Member of the Police District #5/MACA Liaison Committee; member of the Board of Directors for the Markham Stouffville Hospital; and a member of the York Region Newspaper Group (YRNG) Community Link Committee. Ms. Howell has been the recipient of many awards including the Queen's Golden Jubilee Award. She holds a post-graduate diploma in Social Administration, a Bachelor's degree in Sociology, an Honours Bachelor's degree in Social Work and a Master's degree in Social Work.
JOHNSON, SLAVO MCLAREN
Slavo Johnson is currently a partner with MIT Global Consulting Group, a company specializing in human right designs, mediation, investigation and training. Mr. Johnson is an executive and management consultant with over twenty-five years of experience. Mr. Johnson is a volunteer with Junior Achievement, an international non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring young people in the areas of business and economics. He is also Vice Chair of Operation Black Vote Canada and is involved with several groups dedicated to the education of young adults. Mr. Johnson is a graduate of York University where he obtained a degree in Business and Economics, as well as certification in Advanced Performance Management, Business Operations Review and Executive Coaching Principles from the Bell Institute of Professional Development.
Robert McCurley is a psychiatrist working in an out-patient satellite clinic of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. He was previously employed by CAMH as the Acting Clinical Director of the Schizophrenia Program, Deputy Clinical Director of the Schizophrenia Program and Clinical Chief of Continuing Care in the Schizophrenia Program. He has a Bachelor of Medicine from Queen's University (Belfast) and a Diploma in Psychological Medicine (London). Dr. McCurley is a member of the Ontario Medical Association, the Canadian Medical Association and the Canadian Psychiatric Association.