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Appointee Biographies

Council Of The Ontario College Of Social Workers And Social Service Workers


Karen Fromm is owner at Barrhaven and Area Safety Instructional Courses (BASICS). She is a Recreation Program and PALS program leader at St Patrick Catholic School. Her community involvement includes working at an Ontario Early Years Program as a Child and Youth Worker.


Faiza Khalid-Khan is a Director at Mental Health & Addictions, William Osler Health System and is a former Director of Quality, Recovery & Patient Experience, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences. Community involvement has included serving as a member of the Quality & Safety Committee at the Scarborough Hospital.


John Fleming is the Owner/Chief Executive Officer for John Fleming Occasional Consulting Inc., an Integrity Commissioner for the Town of Caledon. His community involvement includes serving as a Vice Chair for Sheridan College.


Deirdre Smith is Manager of Standards of Practice and Education with the Ontario College of Teachers. She is also a Professional Facilitator for educational institutions and a Research Analyst Internship Supervisor with Georgian College and the Ontario College of Teachers. Ms. Smith is a presenter, researcher and writer with Inclusive Education Canada, a former executive member of the Mimico Lacrosse Association and a former manager and coach of the Islington Rangers Soccer Association. She holds a Master of Education degree in Teaching and Learning from Brock University, a Bachelor of Education and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from York University and a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Toronto.


Carrie McEachran is the Executive Director of Sarnia-Lambton Rebound. Mrs. McEachran carries a master’s degree in leadership from Royal Roads University, a developmental services worker diploma from Loyalist College and a non-profit management certificate for 16 years including a team as President of the Rotary Club of Sarnia. She has served previous terms on boards of director for North Lambton Community Health Centre, Sarnia-Lamton Physician Recruitment Taskforce and a provincial board member for PAVRO (Professional Association of Volunteer Leadership Ontario). She is an active member and volunteer for the Sarnia-Lambton Chamber of Commerce, Arlanxeo Community Advisory Committee and the current Chairperson for the Sarnia-Lambton Social Services Network.