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Ontario Review Board

Ministry
Health
URL
www.orb.on.ca
Address
10TH FLOOR, 151 BLOOR STREET WEST
TORONTO
M5S2T5
Phone
(416) 327-8866
Fax
(416) 327-8867
Background
Criminal Code, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-46, ss. 672.38-672.4; O.C. 348/97 (opens a new window)
Function

Established under the Criminal Code, the Ontario Review Board makes or reviews dispositions concerning any accused in respect of whom a verdict of not criminally responsible by reason of mental disorder or unfit to stand trial is rendered. Hearings must be held within forty-five or ninety days of the verdict and within 12 months thereafter. In addition, upon notice from a hospital of a restriction of the accused’s liberties for more than 7 days, the ORB must hold a hearing to review the hospitals discretion as soon as practicable.

Membership

The Lieutenant Governor in Council appoints not less than five members. The chair, who is appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council, shall be a judge of the Federal Court or of a Superior, District or County Court in Ontario, or may also be a person who is qualified for appointment to, or who has retired from, such a judicial office. The board usually sits in panels of five members: one chair, one lawyer, two psychiatrists and one public member. A quorum consists of the chair, one member who is legally entitled to practise psychiatry in Ontario and one other member. Alternate Chairs are selected by the Chair.

Term

Members are appointed for two, three or five years.

Meetings
The Board conducts approximately 2000 proceedings/hearings per year; there is no minimum or maximum number in which a Board member must participate. The amount of time/work required in advance of a hearing depends on the complexity and volume of written material. Alternate Chairs in the main perform all post hearing work; the time required varies depending on the complexity and number of hearings for which disposition and reasons are to be written. Board members may be required to travel for up to a week at a time anywhere in Ontario but primarily Toronto, Ottawa, Brockville, Hamilton, London, St. Thomas, North Bay, Whitby, Thunder Bay, Kingston, and Penetanguishene.
Remuneration

Appointees are remunerated according to Schedule B of the Agencies and Appointments Directive

Appointments & Vacancies

No. Position Member Term Location
1. Chair (Full-Time) RICHARD SCHNEIDER
13-Jun-2022 - 12-Jun-2023
toronto
2. Member (Part-Time) ROBERT SHEPPARD
11-Dec-2017 - 10-Dec-2022
thunder bay
3. Member (Part-Time) STEVEN COHEN
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Dec-2022
toronto
4. Member (Part-Time) WILLIAM JOHNSTON
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Dec-2022
toronto
5. Member (Part-Time) BARBARA NAEGELE
09-Jan-2018 - 08-Jan-2023
ottawa
6. Member (Part-Time) GEOFF BEASLEY
09-Jan-2018 - 08-Jan-2023
grand bend
7. Member (Part-Time) JAMES CYR
09-Jan-2018 - 08-Jan-2023
oshawa
8. Member (Part-Time) MURRAY SEGAL
09-Jan-2018 - 08-Jan-2023
toronto
9. Member (Part-Time) ROYDON KEALEY
09-Jan-2018 - 08-Jan-2023
ottawa
10. Member (Part-Time) THOMAS VERNY
09-Jan-2018 - 08-Jan-2023
stratford
11. Member (Part-Time) KAREN DE FREITAS
13-Jan-2018 - 12-Jan-2023
whitby
12. Member (Part-Time) RUTH MACINTYRE
13-Jan-2018 - 12-Jan-2023
perth road
13. Member (Part-Time) MINI MAMAK
27-Jan-2018 - 26-Jan-2023
toronto
14. Member (Part-Time) IAN SCOTT
31-Jan-2020 - 30-Jan-2023
toronto
15. Member (Part-Time) STEPHEN HUCKER
02-Feb-2018 - 01-Feb-2023
kingston
16. Member (Part-Time) SAM SWAMINATH
14-Feb-2020 - 13-Feb-2023
london
17. Member (Part-Time) MARTINA POWER
18-Feb-2021 - 17-Feb-2023
guelph
18. Member (Part-Time) SEBASTIEN PRAT
18-Feb-2021 - 17-Feb-2023
hamilton
19. Member (Part-Time) WESLEY SUTTON
18-Feb-2021 - 17-Feb-2023
grimsby
20. Member (Part-Time) ANDY BOUVIER
20-Feb-2020 - 19-Feb-2023
long sault
21. Member (Part-Time) CATHERINE KRASNIK
20-Feb-2020 - 19-Feb-2023
burlington
22. Member (Part-Time) GJYLENA NEXHIPI
20-Feb-2020 - 19-Feb-2023
toronto
23. Member (Part-Time) LARRY CALZAVARA
20-Feb-2020 - 19-Feb-2023
toronto
24. Member (Part-Time) DAVID MCCOMBS
27-Feb-2018 - 26-Feb-2023
toronto
25. Member (Part-Time) LUCIEN FAUCHER
27-Feb-2018 - 26-Feb-2023
vanier
26. Member (Part-Time) SERGE LESSARD
27-Feb-2018 - 26-Feb-2023
ottawa
27. Member (Part-Time) CURT FLANAGAN
11-Mar-2021 - 10-Mar-2023
elizabethtown
28. Member (Part-Time) MARY MARGARET FOX
11-Mar-2021 - 10-Mar-2023
toronto
29. Member (Part-Time) SUZANNE CLAPP
11-Mar-2021 - 10-Mar-2023
toronto
30. Member (Part-Time) YURI ALATISHE
22-Mar-2020 - 21-Mar-2023
burlington
31. Member (Part-Time) CELIA MACDONALD
25-Mar-2020 - 24-Mar-2023
london
32. Member (Part-Time) PETER VICE
01-Apr-2021 - 31-Mar-2023
ottawa
33. Member (Part-Time) BETH ALLEN
08-Apr-2021 - 07-Apr-2023
toronto
34. Member (Part-Time) M. LYNNE BRIDGER
08-Apr-2021 - 07-Apr-2023
toronto
35. Member (Part-Time) ANGELA A. LA VIOLA
09-Apr-2020 - 08-Apr-2023
springwater
36. Member (Part-Time) BRUCE GARROW
09-Apr-2020 - 08-Apr-2023
toronto
37. Member (Part-Time) JOEL WATTS
09-Apr-2020 - 08-Apr-2023
ottawa
38. Member (Part-Time) PHILIPPE CAPELLE
09-Apr-2020 - 08-Apr-2023
ottawa
39. Member (Part-Time) ROBERT DEL FRATE
09-Apr-2021 - 08-Apr-2023
greater sudbury
40. Member (Part-Time) TREENA WILKIE
22-Apr-2020 - 21-Apr-2023
toronto
41. Member (Part-Time) DAVID LANGLOIS
03-Jun-2021 - 02-Jun-2023
toronto
42. Member (Part-Time) DIANA SMITH
03-Jun-2021 - 02-Jun-2023
springwater
43. Member (Part-Time) MARTIN HAJEK
03-Jun-2021 - 02-Jun-2023
ottawa
44. Member (Part-Time) MICHELLE MCKINNON
03-Jun-2021 - 02-Jun-2023
stratford
45. Member (Part-Time) ROBERT DAWSON RAINBOTH
03-Jun-2021 - 02-Jun-2023
ottawa
46. Member (Part-Time) SHAHEEN DARANI
15-Sep-2020 - 14-Sep-2023
toronto
47. Member (Part-Time) KAREN HAND
03-Nov-2020 - 02-Nov-2023
guelph
48. Member (Part-Time) LAURA BANKS
05-Nov-2020 - 04-Nov-2023
toronto
49. Member (Part-Time) BARBARA MURRAY
20-Nov-2020 - 19-Nov-2023
caledon
50. Member (Part-Time) JAMIE CAMERON
09-Jan-2018 - 08-Dec-2023
etobicoke
51. Member (Part-Time) ROBERT BIGELOW
15-Jan-2021 - 14-Jan-2024
toronto
52. Member (Part-Time) FRANK MCARDLE
17-Jan-2021 - 16-Jan-2024
ottawa
53. Member (Part-Time) PHILLIP NORRIS
18-Jan-2021 - 17-Jan-2024
london
54. Member (Part-Time) KIRAN PATEL
24-Feb-2022 - 23-Feb-2024
etobicoke
55. Member (Part-Time) MAXYM CHOPTIANY
24-Feb-2022 - 23-Feb-2024
toronto
56. Member (Part-Time) ARIEL HERSCOVITCH
04-Mar-2022 - 03-Mar-2024
toronto
57. Member (Part-Time) ERIC SIEBENMORGEN
04-Mar-2022 - 03-Mar-2024
waterdown
58. Member (Part-Time) JESSYCA GREENWOOD
04-Mar-2022 - 03-Mar-2024
toronto
59. Member (Part-Time) KATHERINE TOMASZEWSKI
04-Mar-2022 - 03-Mar-2024
strathroy
60. Member (Part-Time) MARGO DEN HAAN
04-Mar-2022 - 03-Mar-2024
nepean
61. Member (Part-Time) MARTHA CHAMBERLAIN
04-Mar-2022 - 03-Mar-2024
toronto
62. Member (Part-Time) CRAWFORD MACINTYRE
01-Apr-2021 - 31-Mar-2024
perth road
63. Member (Part-Time) PAUL CALARCO
14-Apr-2022 - 13-Apr-2024
toronto
64. Member (Part-Time) BILL KOMER
03-May-2021 - 02-May-2024
london
65. Member (Part-Time) SCOTT WOODSIDE
04-May-2021 - 03-May-2024
toronto
66. Member (Part-Time) DOMINIQUE BOURGET
03-Jun-2021 - 02-Jun-2024
ottawa
67. Member (Part-Time) E. JEAN POLAK
21-Jun-2019 - 20-Jun-2024
bracebridge
68. Member (Part-Time) GUY GOULARD
22-Jun-2021 - 21-Jun-2024
ottawa
69. Member (Part-Time) JONATHAN ROOTENBERG
22-Jun-2021 - 21-Jun-2024
toronto
70. Member (Part-Time) WILLIAM DONALDSON
25-Jun-2021 - 24-Jun-2024
aurora
71. Member (Part-Time) WAGDY LOZA
05-Jul-2021 - 04-Jul-2024
kingston
72. Member (Part-Time) SUMEETA CHATTERJEE
19-Jul-2021 - 18-Jul-2024
toronto
73. Member (Part-Time) ROBERT MCMASTER
26-Jul-2021 - 25-Jul-2024
toronto
74. Member (Part-Time) RALPH STEINBERG
16-Aug-2019 - 15-Aug-2024
toronto
75. Member (Part-Time) CATHY PLYLEY
29-Aug-2021 - 28-Aug-2024
st.thomas
76. Member (Part-Time) DR GILLES BOULAIS
29-Aug-2021 - 28-Aug-2024
orléans
77. Member (Part-Time) EDWARD THEN
29-Aug-2021 - 28-Aug-2024
toronto
78. Member (Part-Time) J. CHRISTINE ROSE
29-Aug-2021 - 28-Aug-2024
kingston
79. Member (Part-Time) LESLIE MAUNDER
29-Aug-2021 - 28-Aug-2024
toronto
80. Member (Part-Time) MICHELLE GREEN
29-Aug-2021 - 28-Aug-2024
orillia
81. Member (Part-Time) MILAN POMICHALEK
29-Aug-2021 - 28-Aug-2024
north bay
82. Member (Part-Time) RHONA ZITNEY
29-Aug-2021 - 28-Aug-2024
toronto
83. Member (Part-Time) STEPHEN DUFFY
29-Aug-2021 - 28-Aug-2024
brockville
84. Member (Part-Time) ANGUS MCDONALD
26-Sep-2019 - 25-Sep-2024
mississauga
85. Member (Part-Time) WAYNE FURLONG
04-Oct-2021 - 03-Oct-2024
thornhill
86. Member (Part-Time) LAURA LEONG
17-Oct-2021 - 16-Oct-2024
toronto
87. Member (Part-Time) MONIK KALIA
17-Oct-2021 - 16-Oct-2024
mississauga
88. Member (Part-Time) TAMRA MANN
25-Oct-2021 - 24-Oct-2024
london
89. Member (Part-Time) CATHARINE FINLEY
31-Oct-2021 - 30-Oct-2024
toronto
90. Member (Part-Time) CLIFFORD NELSON
31-Oct-2021 - 30-Oct-2024
toronto
91. Member (Part-Time) HEATHER MOULDEN
31-Oct-2021 - 30-Oct-2024
hamilton
92. Member (Part-Time) JOANNA KIS
31-Oct-2021 - 30-Oct-2024
mississauga
93. Member (Part-Time) LAURA SILVER
31-Oct-2021 - 30-Oct-2024
toronto
94. Member (Part-Time) ANN JONES
02-Nov-2021 - 01-Nov-2024
aurora
95. Member (Part-Time) MICHÈLE LABROSSE
25-Nov-2019 - 25-Nov-2024
ottawa
96. Member (Part-Time) CATHERINE (BETSY) LITTLE
07-Dec-2021 - 06-Dec-2024
arva
97. Member (Part-Time) LISA RAMSHAW
09-Dec-2019 - 08-Dec-2024
toronto
98. Member (Part-Time) WILLIAM BASSEL
10-Dec-2019 - 09-Dec-2024
toronto
99. Member (Part-Time) PETER COOK
12-Dec-2019 - 11-Dec-2024
hamilton
100. Member (Part-Time) MARK BEN-ARON
14-Dec-2021 - 13-Dec-2024
toronto
101. Member (Part-Time) WOOD HILL
15-Dec-2021 - 14-Dec-2024
toronto
102. Member (Part-Time) ROBERT ARMSTRONG
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Dec-2024
toronto
103. Member (Part-Time) JULIE ALBERT
09-Jan-2022 - 08-Jan-2025
pickering
104. Member (Part-Time) KEVIN MCKENNA
09-Jan-2022 - 08-Jan-2025
hamilton
105. Member (Part-Time) ZOHAR WAISMAN
15-Jan-2022 - 14-Jan-2025
richmond hill
106. Member (Part-Time) JANETTE MILLS
17-Jan-2020 - 16-Jan-2025
king city
107. Member (Part-Time) SHAYNE KERT
17-Jan-2020 - 16-Jan-2025
toronto
108. Member (Part-Time) CHRISTINE LUND
31-Jan-2022 - 30-Jan-2025
brampton
109. Member (Part-Time) EMILE KRUZICK
31-Jan-2022 - 30-Jan-2025
toronto
110. Member (Part-Time) LYNN MARIE LANDRY
31-Jan-2022 - 30-Jan-2025
otonabee
111. Member (Part-Time) TIMOTHY LIPSON
31-Jan-2022 - 30-Jan-2025
toronto
112. Member (Part-Time) DONALD GALBRAITH
04-Feb-2022 - 03-Feb-2025
lambton shores
113. Member (Part-Time) LYNN LIGHTFOOT
04-Feb-2022 - 03-Feb-2025
ancaster
114. Member (Part-Time) RANJITH CHANDRASENA
04-Feb-2022 - 03-Feb-2025
morpeth
115. Member (Part-Time) DR LARRY CRAIG LITMAN
25-Feb-2022 - 24-Feb-2025
london
116. Member (Part-Time) ANDRE COTE
01-Mar-2022 - 28-Feb-2025
ottawa
117. Member (Part-Time) GRAHAM GLANCY
01-Mar-2022 - 28-Feb-2025
toronto
118. Member (Part-Time) JOHN M BRADFORD
01-Mar-2022 - 28-Feb-2025
grand bend
119. Member (Part-Time) PADRAIG DARBY
01-Mar-2022 - 28-Feb-2025
toronto
120. Member (Part-Time) PETER PRENDERGAST
01-Mar-2022 - 28-Feb-2025
toronto
121. Member (Part-Time) ROBERT BUCKINGHAM
01-Mar-2022 - 28-Feb-2025
toronto
122. Member (Part-Time) DAVID SANDOR
05-Mar-2022 - 04-Mar-2025
windsor
123. Member (Part-Time) JEFFREY WEINSTEIN
25-Mar-2020 - 24-Mar-2025
mississauga
124. Member (Part-Time) PETER HAGERAATS
02-Apr-2020 - 01-Apr-2025
ottawa
125. Member (Part-Time) ANDREA GIBAS
24-Apr-2022 - 23-Apr-2025
oshawa
126. Member (Part-Time) CRAIG FRASER
24-Apr-2022 - 23-Apr-2025
burlington
127. Member (Part-Time) JAMES CHESTON
24-Apr-2022 - 23-Apr-2025
toronto
128. Member (Part-Time) SATYADEV NAGARI NANDIESHWAR
24-Apr-2022 - 23-Apr-2025
hamilton
129. Member (Part-Time) ELIZABETH COLEMAN
13-May-2020 - 12-May-2025
whitby
130. Member (Part-Time) WILLIAM APTED
04-Jun-2020 - 03-Jun-2025
oakville
131. Member (Part-Time) NICOLE LEMIEUX-MCKINNON
15-Jul-2022 - 14-Jul-2025
ottawa
132. Member (Part-Time) BENJAMIN BORDOFF
31-Jul-2022 - 30-Jul-2025
windsor
133. Member (Part-Time) PAUL FEDOROFF
17-Nov-2022 - 16-Nov-2025
ottawa
134. Member (Part-Time) JACK ELLIS
21-Nov-2022 - 20-Nov-2025
port stanley
135. Member (Part-Time) JOHN HANBIDGE
15-Jan-2021 - 14-Jan-2026
london
136. Member (Part-Time) KRISTINE CONNIDIS
01-Apr-2021 - 31-Mar-2026
toronto
137. Member (Part-Time) GERTRUDE EAYRS
24-Jul-2022 - 23-Jul-2027
toronto
138. Member (Part-Time) MICHELLE MATHIAS
26-Jul-2022 - 25-Jul-2027
ottawa
139. Member (Part-Time) LORIE CAPPE
24-Aug-2022 - 23-Aug-2027
toronto
140. Member (Part-Time) PERCY WRIGHT
24-Aug-2022 - 23-Aug-2027
toronto
141. Member (Part-Time) CYNTHIA FROMSTEIN
25-Aug-2022 - 24-Aug-2027
toronto
142. Member (Part-Time) SANDOR WISEMAN
25-Aug-2022 - 24-Aug-2027
toronto
143. Member (Part-Time) MADNAYAKNAHALLI ARUN PRAKASH
29-Aug-2022 - 28-Aug-2027
london
144. Member (Part-Time) HY BLOOM
01-Oct-2022 - 30-Sep-2027
toronto
145. Member (Part-Time)
146. Member (Part-Time)
147. Member (Part-Time)
148. Member (Part-Time)
149. Member (Part-Time)
150. Member (Part-Time)
151. Member (Part-Time)
152. Member (Part-Time)
153. Member (Part-Time)
154. Member (Part-Time)
155. Member (Part-Time)
156. Member (Part-Time)
157. Member (Part-Time)