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Appointee Biographies

Council of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario


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.


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.


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.


A native of Glace Bay, NS, Howard graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of King's College; he is a Chartered Professional Accountant. He enjoyed a 40 year career in banking, first with CIBC and then with BDC. He lived and worked in seven provinces. Howard retired in 2016 and settled in London where he is an active volunteer with the VON and Rotary. He has been a mentor with Will Immploy since 2018.