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Appointee Biographies

Council of the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario


is a former CFO for The Secretan Centre. Her community involvement includes serving as a Manager of Retail Store and Event Planning for Holy Name of Mary College School, and a former Council Member for College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario.


Walter Hewus is a business professional with over 30 years of experience in operational and sales management. He has held senior positions in the consumer goods industry with direct overall responsibility in operations and supply chain management. In addition to customer account management, Mr. Walter Hewus holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Concordia University in Montreal.


Ariel Lo-Wong is an adjudicator with the Social Benefits Tribunal. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 2016, and prior to that, practised as a barrister in Hong Kong in complex and cross-border litigation. She graduated law school at the University of Toronto and the University of Hong Kong on the Dean's List. In her years of private practice as a litigation associate at a national law firm, she successfully advocated for her clients before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Small Claims Court, Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, the Social Security Tribunal (Appeals Division) and the Landlord and Tenant Board. Ariel is actively involved in her community in North York and also sits as a public member of the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario. She is fluent in English and Cantonese. She enjoys exploring the diverse culinary culture of Toronto with her family.


Jennifer Pilzecker is a former political staffer and government relations professional who has worked with organizations and parties across the spectrum in Canada and internationally. She is a head and neck cancer survivor, a person with rare autoimmune and genetic disease, a former 3-time national champion, 8 time national medalist cyclist and a proud mother. She led the McMaster Hamilton Terry Fox Run as a cancer survivor in 2005. Her involvement in supporting her community through involvement in 4-H Ontario as a Leader, Chair of the Town's Beautification Committee, and numerous groups that support the wellbeing and success of others keeps her busy. From a very young age, Jennifer has been involved with organizations as a volunteer to better her community. She remains grateful to her family, friends, and the healthcare professionals who have kept her alive over the years and to groups like Wellwood Hamilton who are close to her heart.


Vivian Ufodike is an IT Project Manager with over 9 years of experience in Project Management & Technology working for a world-class cyber security company specialized in digital platform security, protecting platforms and applications for video games, connected health in Ottawa. She was also a Certified Canadian Financial Advisor and worked for the Royal Bank of Canada. Vivian has vast experience with a variety of industries including Healthcare, Finance, IT, and Oil & Gas. She received her Bachelor of Technology in Project Management, received her MBA in Finance, and a Graduate Certificate in Financial Services. Vivian has worked for upstream companies like Chevron Nigeria Limited as a Project Schedule & Cost controller, she worked for Spring-Rock Nig Limited as an outsourced Project Manager in Cost Optimization and then Spring-Rock Gemini as a Business Development Manager. She also worked with Chartwell Retirement Residence as a Project Manager in the Ontario region.


John Kurvink, of Owen Sound, is Vice-President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer with Grey Bruce Health Services, former Manager of Finance/Chief Financial Officer, Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen, and former Senior Financial Analyst, Orillia Soldiers Memorial Hospital. His community involvement includes serving as President Elect with the Rotary Club of Penticton.


Matthew is a Government Relations Advisor at University of Ontario Institute of Technology. He is a former Government Relations Advisor at Canadian Tire Corporation. His community involvement includes serving as President and Director for the Whitby Chamber of Commerce.