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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-2017 - 12-Jun-2022
toronto
2. Member (Part-Time) CATHERINE (BETSY) LITTLE
07-Dec-2016 - 06-Dec-2021
arva
3. Member (Part-Time) MARK BEN-ARON
14-Dec-2016 - 13-Dec-2021
toronto
4. Member (Part-Time) WOOD HILL
15-Dec-2016 - 14-Dec-2021
toronto
5. Member (Part-Time) JULIE ALBERT
09-Jan-2020 - 08-Jan-2022
pickering
6. Member (Part-Time) KEVIN MCKENNA
09-Jan-2020 - 08-Jan-2022
hamilton
7. Member (Part-Time) ZOHAR WAISMAN
15-Jan-2017 - 14-Jan-2022
richmond hill
8. Member (Part-Time) CHRISTINE LUND
31-Jan-2020 - 30-Jan-2022
brampton
9. Member (Part-Time) EMILE KRUZICK
31-Jan-2020 - 30-Jan-2022
toronto
10. Member (Part-Time) LYNN MARIE LANDRY
31-Jan-2020 - 30-Jan-2022
otonabee
11. Member (Part-Time) TIMOTHY LIPSON
31-Jan-2020 - 30-Jan-2022
toronto
12. Member (Part-Time) DONALD GALBRAITH
04-Feb-2017 - 03-Feb-2022
lambton shores
13. Member (Part-Time) LYNN LIGHTFOOT
04-Feb-2017 - 03-Feb-2022
ancaster
14. Member (Part-Time) RANJITH CHANDRASENA
04-Feb-2017 - 03-Feb-2022
morpeth
15. Member (Part-Time) ROBERT COATES
07-Feb-2017 - 06-Feb-2022
toronto
16. Member (Part-Time) DR LARRY CRAIG LITMAN
25-Feb-2017 - 24-Feb-2022
london
17. Member (Part-Time) ANDRE COTE
01-Mar-2017 - 28-Feb-2022
ottawa
18. Member (Part-Time) GRAHAM GLANCY
01-Mar-2017 - 28-Feb-2022
toronto
19. Member (Part-Time) GRAHAM M. TURRALL
01-Mar-2017 - 28-Feb-2022
toronto
20. Member (Part-Time) JOHN M BRADFORD
01-Mar-2017 - 28-Feb-2022
grand bend
21. Member (Part-Time) PADRAIG DARBY
01-Mar-2017 - 28-Feb-2022
toronto
22. Member (Part-Time) PETER PRENDERGAST
01-Mar-2017 - 28-Feb-2022
toronto
23. Member (Part-Time) ROBERT BUCKINGHAM
01-Mar-2017 - 28-Feb-2022
toronto
24. Member (Part-Time) DAVID SANDOR
05-Mar-2020 - 04-Mar-2022
windsor
25. Member (Part-Time) CHRISTOPHER D. WEBSTER
24-Mar-2017 - 23-Mar-2022
toronto
26. Member (Part-Time) DAVID NUSSBAUM
24-Mar-2017 - 23-Mar-2022
thornhill
27. Member (Part-Time) ANDREA GIBAS
24-Apr-2020 - 23-Apr-2022
oshawa
28. Member (Part-Time) CRAIG FRASER
24-Apr-2020 - 23-Apr-2022
burlington
29. Member (Part-Time) JAMES CHESTON
24-Apr-2020 - 23-Apr-2022
toronto
30. Member (Part-Time) SATYADEV NAGARI NANDIESHWAR
24-Apr-2020 - 23-Apr-2022
hamilton
31. Member (Part-Time) ISABELLE COTÉ
13-Jun-2017 - 12-Jun-2022
hamilton
32. Member (Part-Time) NICOLE LEMIEUX-MCKINNON
15-Jul-2017 - 14-Jul-2022
ottawa
33. Member (Part-Time) GERTRUDE EAYRS
24-Jul-2019 - 23-Jul-2022
toronto
34. Member (Part-Time) MICHELLE MATHIAS
26-Jul-2019 - 25-Jul-2022
ottawa
35. Member (Part-Time) BENJAMIN BORDOFF
31-Jul-2017 - 30-Jul-2022
windsor
36. Member (Part-Time) LORIE CAPPE
24-Aug-2017 - 23-Aug-2022
toronto
37. Member (Part-Time) PERCY WRIGHT
24-Aug-2017 - 23-Aug-2022
38. Member (Part-Time) ADEKUNLE AHMED
25-Aug-2017 - 24-Aug-2022
manotick
39. Member (Part-Time) CYNTHIA FROMSTEIN
25-Aug-2017 - 24-Aug-2022
toronto
40. Member (Part-Time) SANDOR WISEMAN
25-Aug-2017 - 24-Aug-2022
toronto
41. Member (Part-Time) MADANAYAKANAHALLI PRAKASH
29-Aug-2017 - 28-Aug-2022
st. thomas
42. Member (Part-Time) HY BLOOM
01-Oct-2017 - 30-Sep-2022
toronto
43. Member (Part-Time) ALEXANDER WILLIAM KOLODZIEJ
05-Oct-2017 - 04-Oct-2022
gatineau
44. Member (Part-Time) JOEL GOLDENBERG
07-Nov-2017 - 06-Nov-2022
toronto
45. Member (Part-Time) PAUL FEDOROFF
07-Nov-2017 - 06-Nov-2022
ottawa
46. Member (Part-Time) JACK ELLIS
21-Nov-2017 - 20-Nov-2022
port stanley
47. Member (Part-Time) CASIMIR HEROLD
29-Nov-2019 - 28-Nov-2022
guelph
48. Member (Part-Time) DAVID SIMOURD
01-Dec-2017 - 30-Nov-2022
kingston
49. Member (Part-Time) JULIAN ABEL C. GOJER
01-Dec-2017 - 30-Nov-2022
toronto
50. Member (Part-Time) ROBERT CORMIER
02-Dec-2017 - 01-Dec-2022
stittsville
51. Member (Part-Time) GARY CHAIMOWITZ
04-Dec-2017 - 03-Dec-2022
ancaster
52. Member (Part-Time) JOSEPH FERENCZ
04-Dec-2017 - 03-Dec-2022
hamilton
53. Member (Part-Time) REGHUVARAN KUNJUKRISHNAN
04-Dec-2017 - 03-Dec-2022
ottawa
54. Member (Part-Time) ROBERT SHEPPARD
11-Dec-2017 - 10-Dec-2022
thunder bay
55. Member (Part-Time) STEVEN COHEN
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Dec-2022
toronto
56. Member (Part-Time) WILLIAM JOHNSTON
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Dec-2022
toronto
57. Member (Part-Time) BARBARA NAEGELE
09-Jan-2018 - 08-Jan-2023
ottawa
58. Member (Part-Time) GEOFF BEASLEY
09-Jan-2018 - 08-Jan-2023
grand bend
59. Member (Part-Time) JAMES CYR
09-Jan-2018 - 08-Jan-2023
oshawa
60. Member (Part-Time) MURRAY SEGAL
09-Jan-2018 - 08-Jan-2023
toronto
61. Member (Part-Time) ROYDON KEALEY
09-Jan-2018 - 08-Jan-2023
ottawa
62. Member (Part-Time) THOMAS VERNY
09-Jan-2018 - 08-Jan-2023
stratford
63. Member (Part-Time) KAREN DE FREITAS
13-Jan-2018 - 12-Jan-2023
whitby
64. Member (Part-Time) RUTH MACINTYRE
13-Jan-2018 - 12-Jan-2023
ottawa
65. Member (Part-Time) MINI MAMAK
27-Jan-2018 - 26-Jan-2023
toronto
66. Member (Part-Time) IAN SCOTT
31-Jan-2020 - 30-Jan-2023
toronto
67. Member (Part-Time) STEPHEN HUCKER
02-Feb-2018 - 01-Feb-2023
kingston
68. Member (Part-Time) SAM SWAMINATH
14-Feb-2020 - 13-Feb-2023
london
69. Member (Part-Time) ANDY BOUVIER
20-Feb-2020 - 19-Feb-2023
long sault
70. Member (Part-Time) CATHERINE KRASNIK
20-Feb-2020 - 19-Feb-2023
burlington
71. Member (Part-Time) GJYLENA NEXHIPI
20-Feb-2020 - 19-Feb-2023
toronto
72. Member (Part-Time) LARRY CALZAVARA
20-Feb-2020 - 19-Feb-2023
toronto
73. Member (Part-Time) DAVID MCCOMBS
27-Feb-2018 - 26-Feb-2023
toronto
74. Member (Part-Time) LUCIEN FAUCHER
27-Feb-2018 - 26-Feb-2023
vanier
75. Member (Part-Time) SERGE LESSARD
27-Feb-2018 - 26-Feb-2023
ottawa
76. Member (Part-Time) CURT FLANAGAN
11-Mar-2021 - 10-Mar-2023
elizabethtown
77. Member (Part-Time) MARY MARGARET FOX
11-Mar-2021 - 10-Mar-2023
toronto
78. Member (Part-Time) SUZANNE CLAPP
11-Mar-2021 - 10-Mar-2023
toronto
79. Member (Part-Time) YURI ALATISHE
22-Mar-2020 - 21-Mar-2023
burlington
80. Member (Part-Time) CELIA MACDONALD
25-Mar-2020 - 24-Mar-2023
london
81. Member (Part-Time) PETER VICE
01-Apr-2021 - 31-Mar-2023
ottawa
82. Member (Part-Time) BETH ALLEN
08-Apr-2021 - 07-Apr-2023
toronto
83. Member (Part-Time) M. LYNNE BRIDGER
08-Apr-2021 - 07-Apr-2023
toronto
84. Member (Part-Time) ANGELA A. LA VIOLA
09-Apr-2020 - 08-Apr-2023
springwater
85. Member (Part-Time) ANGUS DONALD KING MACKENZIE
09-Apr-2020 - 08-Apr-2023
brampton
86. Member (Part-Time) BRUCE GARROW
09-Apr-2020 - 08-Apr-2023
toronto
87. Member (Part-Time) JOEL WATTS
09-Apr-2020 - 08-Apr-2023
ottawa
88. Member (Part-Time) PHILIPPE CAPELLE
09-Apr-2020 - 08-Apr-2023
ottawa
89. Member (Part-Time) ROBERT DEL FRATE
09-Apr-2021 - 08-Apr-2023
greater sudbury
90. Member (Part-Time) TREENA WILKIE
22-Apr-2020 - 21-Apr-2023
toronto
91. Member (Part-Time) DIANA SMITH
03-Jun-2021 - 02-Jun-2023
springwater
92. Member (Part-Time) MARTIN HAJEK
03-Jun-2021 - 02-Jun-2023
ottawa
93. Member (Part-Time) MICHELLE MCKINNON
03-Jun-2021 - 02-Jun-2023
stratford
94. Member (Part-Time) ROBERT DAWSON RAINBOTH
03-Jun-2021 - 02-Jun-2023
ottawa
95. Member (Part-Time) SHAHEEN DARANI
15-Sep-2020 - 14-Sep-2023
toronto
96. Member (Part-Time) KAREN HAND
03-Nov-2020 - 02-Nov-2023
guelph
97. Member (Part-Time) LAURA BANKS
05-Nov-2020 - 04-Nov-2023
toronto
98. Member (Part-Time) BARBARA MURRAY
20-Nov-2020 - 19-Nov-2023
caledon
99. Member (Part-Time) JAMIE CAMERON
09-Jan-2018 - 08-Dec-2023
etobicoke
100. Member (Part-Time) ROBERT BIGELOW
15-Jan-2021 - 14-Jan-2024
toronto
101. Member (Part-Time) FRANK MCARDLE
17-Jan-2021 - 16-Jan-2024
ottawa
102. Member (Part-Time) PHILLIP NORRIS
18-Jan-2021 - 17-Jan-2024
london
103. Member (Part-Time) CRAWFORD MACINTYRE
01-Apr-2021 - 31-Mar-2024
perth road
104. Member (Part-Time) BILL KOMER
03-May-2021 - 02-May-2024
london
105. Member (Part-Time) SCOTT WOODSIDE
04-May-2021 - 03-May-2024
toronto
106. Member (Part-Time) DOMINIQUE BOURGET
03-Jun-2021 - 02-Jun-2024
ottawa
107. Member (Part-Time) JAY BURNSIDE
03-Jun-2021 - 02-Jun-2024
toronto
108. Member (Part-Time) DONALD BRADEN
20-Jun-2021 - 19-Jun-2024
kingston
109. Member (Part-Time) E. JEAN POLAK
21-Jun-2019 - 20-Jun-2024
bracebridge
110. Member (Part-Time) GUY GOULARD
22-Jun-2021 - 21-Jun-2024
ottawa
111. Member (Part-Time) JONATHAN ROOTENBERG
22-Jun-2021 - 21-Jun-2024
toronto
112. Member (Part-Time) WILLIAM DONALDSON
25-Jun-2021 - 24-Jun-2024
aurora
113. Member (Part-Time) WAGDY LOZA
05-Jul-2021 - 04-Jul-2024
kingston
114. Member (Part-Time) SUMEETA CHATTERJEE
19-Jul-2021 - 18-Jul-2024
toronto
115. Member (Part-Time) ROBERT MCMASTER
26-Jul-2021 - 25-Jul-2024
toronto
116. Member (Part-Time) RALPH STEINBERG
16-Aug-2019 - 15-Aug-2024
toronto
117. Member (Part-Time) CATHY PLYLEY
29-Aug-2021 - 28-Aug-2024
st.thomas
118. Member (Part-Time) DR GILLES BOULAIS
29-Aug-2021 - 28-Aug-2024
orléans
119. Member (Part-Time) EDWARD THEN
29-Aug-2021 - 28-Aug-2024
toronto
120. Member (Part-Time) J. CHRISTINE ROSE
29-Aug-2021 - 28-Aug-2024
kingston
121. Member (Part-Time) LESLIE MAUNDER
29-Aug-2021 - 28-Aug-2024
toronto
122. Member (Part-Time) MICHELLE GREEN
29-Aug-2021 - 28-Aug-2024
orillia
123. Member (Part-Time) MILAN POMICHALEK
29-Aug-2021 - 28-Aug-2024
north bay
124. Member (Part-Time) RHONA ZITNEY
29-Aug-2021 - 28-Aug-2024
toronto
125. Member (Part-Time) STEPHEN DUFFY
29-Aug-2021 - 28-Aug-2024
brockville
126. Member (Part-Time) ANGUS MCDONALD
26-Sep-2019 - 25-Sep-2024
mississauga
127. Member (Part-Time) WAYNE FURLONG
04-Oct-2021 - 03-Oct-2024
thornhill
128. Member (Part-Time) LAURA LEONG
17-Oct-2021 - 16-Oct-2024
toronto
129. Member (Part-Time) MONIK KALIA
17-Oct-2021 - 16-Oct-2024
mississauga
130. Member (Part-Time) TAMRA MANN
25-Oct-2021 - 24-Oct-2024
london
131. Member (Part-Time) CATHARINE FINLEY
31-Oct-2021 - 30-Oct-2024
toronto
132. Member (Part-Time) CLIFFORD NELSON
31-Oct-2021 - 30-Oct-2024
toronto
133. Member (Part-Time) HEATHER MOULDEN
31-Oct-2021 - 30-Oct-2024
hamilton
134. Member (Part-Time) JOANNA KIS
31-Oct-2021 - 30-Oct-2024
mississauga
135. Member (Part-Time) LAURA SILVER
31-Oct-2021 - 30-Oct-2024
toronto
136. Member (Part-Time) ANN JONES
02-Nov-2021 - 01-Nov-2024
aurora
137. Member (Part-Time) MICHÈLE LABROSSE
25-Nov-2019 - 25-Nov-2024
ottawa
138. Member (Part-Time) LISA RAMSHAW
09-Dec-2019 - 08-Dec-2024
toronto
139. Member (Part-Time) WILLIAM BASSEL
10-Dec-2019 - 09-Dec-2024
toronto
140. Member (Part-Time) PETER COOK
12-Dec-2019 - 11-Dec-2024
hamilton
141. Member (Part-Time) ROBERT ARMSTRONG
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Dec-2024
toronto
142. Member (Part-Time) JANETTE MILLS
17-Jan-2020 - 16-Jan-2025
king city
143. Member (Part-Time) SHAYNE KERT
17-Jan-2020 - 16-Jan-2025
toronto
144. Member (Part-Time) JEFFREY WEINSTEIN
25-Mar-2020 - 24-Mar-2025
mississauga
145. Member (Part-Time) PETER HAGERAATS
02-Apr-2020 - 01-Apr-2025
ottawa
146. Member (Part-Time) ELIZABETH COLEMAN
13-May-2020 - 12-May-2025
whitby
147. Member (Part-Time) WILLIAM APTED
04-Jun-2020 - 03-Jun-2025
oakville
148. Member (Part-Time) JOHN HANBIDGE
15-Jan-2021 - 14-Jan-2026
london
149. Member (Part-Time) KRISTINE CONNIDIS
01-Apr-2021 - 31-Mar-2026
toronto
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)
158. Member (Part-Time)
159. Member (Part-Time)
160. Member (Part-Time)
161. Member (Part-Time)
162. Member (Part-Time)
163. Member (Part-Time)
164. Member (Part-Time)
165. Member (Part-Time)
166. Member (Part-Time)