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