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Appointee Biographies

Council of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario

MARLENE KESLER

Marlene Kesler is a former member of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal and a former public appointee to the Council of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. Prior to her shift to administrative law, she worked in healthcare policy and occupational health and safety/industrial hygiene for over 20 years in Ontario. Marlene holds a Master of Laws in Health Law (LL.M. 2020, Osgoode Hall Law School), Master of Public Health in Environmental and Occupational Health Science (University of Illinois at Chicago), Bachelor of Physical Education (University of Calgary), and designation as a Canadian Registered Safety Professional. She has volunteered with the Public Health Services Health and Safety Association and Girl Guides of Canada.

CAROLYN WATT

presently works part-time as Health & Safety Coordinator at the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph. Her background is an office administration having spent 18 years as an Executive Assistant to a federal Member of Parliament. Carolyn grew up in Laurentian Valley, attended Champlain High School and studied Municipal Administration at St. Lawrence College.

SOHAIL MALL

has variety of experiences from both profit and not-for-profit sectors. He has held positions with Royal Bank of Canada Capital Markets, Blackberry (RIM), Lowes Home Improvement, Walmart Canada, Sofina Foods Inc, The Ontario Lung Association, and the Ontario Thoracic Society; all roles focused on technology, business operations and strategy. Mr. Mall is currently with capital One where he manages business relationships between law firms and Capital One. His community involvement has included the Saskatchewan Advanced Technology Association, Brock University Board of Trustees and Brock University Senate. Mr. Mall holds an MBA from the University of Saskatchewan and a bachelor’s degree (honors) in Computer Science from Brock university.

LLOYD WHITE

Lloyd White was the Principal at Dr. C. F. Cannon Public School in Oshawa until 2003. After retiring, he worked as a classroom teacher and an Acting Vice-Principal at various public schools in Ontario. He is the former Chair of the Durham Principals' Association and a former Executive Member of the Ontario Principals' Council. Mr. White received his B.A. from York University and his M.Ed. from OISE at the University of Toronto. He is the former Chair of the Ontario Trillium Foundation and a former Executive Member of the Heart & Stroke Foundation, the Cancer Society and the Durham Regional Health Council.

JALPA PATEL

Jalpa Patel is a professional with varied experience in Film and festival production, Film, commercial & residential Financing and Mortgages, in addition to Law office management. In the not for profit sector she has led relationships with local community and policy leaders as well as the executives and innovation teams for South Asians for Human Rights along with arts and culture organizations such as Naos Culture Festivals and Film Society (NCFFS). A passionate advocate for Diversity, inclusion, and acceptance. Ms. Jalpa Patel-Nayyar, believes in providing resources and education to diverse and marginalized communities to create more opportunities for them.