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Appointee Biographies

Council Of The College Of Physicians And Surgeons Of Ontario


Peter Pielsticker retired in 2011 at which time he commenced his own financial consulting practice. Previously, he held a variety of senior financial positions with both private and public companies primarily in the service and construction industries. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Western University and is a CPA, CA with the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario.


is a former Vice-President of Sales at MBNA Canada Bank Ottawa and a former Managing Partner of Financial Institutions with Royal Trust Toronto. Mr. Giroux was a board member of The Marymount School (France). He holds a Master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Toronto.


is Associate Professor at the University of Windsor. She is a former Assistant Provost at the University of Windsor and a former Director of the Alberta Initiative with the Fraser Institute. Ms. Miljan’s community involvement includes serving as Chair of the Advisory Committee of Kingsville Municipal Heritage. She is a member of the Canadian Political Science Association.


is a former Team Leader at TD Ameritrade, a former Small Business Advisor at TD Bank Financial Group and a former Senior Account Manager of Business Personal with RBC. Ms. Joseph’s community involvement includes serving on the Grants Committee for the London Community Foundation.


Shahid Chaudhry presently serves as a member council for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. He has been serving on the Registration and the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee for CPSO since May 2019. Previously, he had worked as a Senior leader in the telecommunications sector. He has a bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications Engineering. From Osgoode Hall Law School he has completed his graduate certificate in Adjudication for Administrative Agencies, Boards & Tribunals. He is actively involved in his community and sits on boards for no of organizations. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Trafalgar Castle School. He is recipient of various community awards. He has been a member of a number of professional associations. With an extensive experience in the areas of immigration and citizenship Mr. Chaudhry has been an immigration and citizenship consultant since 2011.


Shannon Weber is a leadership and governance consultant with over 20 years of experience working in the public and not-for-profit sectors. In addition, to her consulting practice, Shannon is a faculty member in the School of Business at Conestoga College. Shannon is proud to call Waterloo Region home and has been involved in the community in a variety of capacities. Most recently she has served as a member of the City of Kitchener Economic Development Advisory Committee, the Smart Waterloo Region Advisory Board and as a mentor in the Launchpad program at the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics. Shannon holds an MBA from the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics and a BA (Economics) from the University of Waterloo.


Rob Payne is currently a Financial Advisor at Edward Jones. He is a strategic, active listener with a passion for improving the financial lives of Canadians. He is also a former Municipal Councillor for King Township and active member of the community.


Joan Fisk is former Chair of the Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network, where she served from 2011 to 2017. She is additionally the former Director of Gore Mutual Insurance and former Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce. Her community involvement includes serving as Chair of the Advisory Council for the School of Business and Economics with the University of Guelph. Ms. Fisk holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Guelph.


Linda Robbins is a former account receivable/payable and payrolls for Northwood Development, and a former business analyst/advisor for Bell Canada. Her community involvement includes serving as a coordinator for PROBUS, and a hostess for Canadian Blood Service.


Jose Cordeiro recently retired as a Senior Office for the Portuguese Consulate General in Toronto. As the official representative of the Portuguese government, Mr. Cordeiro served Portuguese citizens living in Ontario and Manitoba. For the past 30 years, Mr. Cordeiro has been actively serving the community. He was a former Director at Macao Club, founder of Amigu di Macau Arts & Culture (ADM) and presently holding the position of President of the same organization. At about 10 years ago, through the success of Mr. Cordeiro, ADM became a member of Alliance of Portuguese Clubs and Associations of Ontario (ACAPO) and, in this organization, he also served 2 terms of office as member of Audit Committee. In addition to speaking English and Portuguese, Mr. Cordeiro speaks Cantonese.


Joseph Paul Malette was General Counsel and Regional Director for the Tax Law Services Division of the Department of Justice of Canada and the Ontario Regional Office, before retiring in 2017. In these roles, Mr. Malette was involved in mediation and grievance hearings as well as dealing with personnel issues. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada. Mr. Malette holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from York University and he attended Osgoode Hall Law School.


Fred Sherman is principal of Hill Solutions Public Affairs which deploys core strategic communications, leadership and change management competencies to help political, public, and business stakeholders achieve targeted goals. He has counseled leaders, trained Canadian teachers and military Public Affairs Officers in strategic communications capability; and helped steer national scale Government of Canada change initiatives at National Defence, Health Canada, the Public Service Commission, Treasury Board, and the Parliament of Canada. His previous board service includes the University of Windsor, the United Way, Leadership Ottawa, and the Social Planning Council of Ottawa. A graduate of the University of Windsor (Political Science/Public Administration), Fred Sherman was also a founding steward of a University of Ottawa Law Faculty Endowment Fund for disadvantaged students.


Catherine Kerr was Manager of Operational Support, Corporate Services and Organizational Development Division of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, where she was responsible for the overall management and operation of the Assistant Deputy Minister's Office. Prior to this, Ms. Kerr was Manager of the Public Appointments Unit with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, where she coordinated and managed appointments to the Ministry's agencies, boards and commissions. Ms. Kerr earned her Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from York University.


Murthy Ghandikota has served as a Member of Metropolitan Toronto and Toronto public Library Boards. Murthy has experience in the Health Regulatory field in the Province of Ontario including Six years as a public Council Member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario and Four Years as a public Council Member of the College of Dental Technologists of Ontario. For over Fifteen years, he served as a Public Member of both Federal and Provincial Administrative Tribunals such as the Assessment Review Board, Board of Inquiry (Ontario Human Rights Commission), Canadian Human Rights Tribunal and the Review Tribunals for the Canada Pension Plan(CPP) and Old Age Security(oAS). Murthy's extensive community service includes working with several diverse and Ethnocultural-Cultural community groups for a period of over Twenty Years as a volunteer. Served as a Citizen Member of the City of North York World City Committee City of North York Recreation Grants Advisory Panel.