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Appointee Biographies

Council Of The Royal College Of Dental Surgeons Of Ontario

MARC B. TRUDELL

is the Vice President of Corporate Development and, former Vice President of Expertise and Environmental Services for Englobe Corporation. His community involvement includes serving as President for Oakwood Park Association Inc., and as member of the Technical Subcommittee for Excess Soils Management.

ELI FISHER

ELI FISHER is a paralegal for Fisher Legal Services at Ticket Fixx. Her community involvement includes serving as a director to the Board of the Community Emergency Preparedness Association and providing legal support to the Community Legal Aid Programme at Osgood Hall Law School.

DAVID BISHOP

is a retired, Director of Corporate Sales with Kodak Canada Inc. His community involvement includes serving as a Chair of St. John Ambulance for Peel region and as a donor for Canadian Blood Services.

JUDY WELIKOVITCH

holds a BCom (McGill University) and an LLB (Osgoode Hall Law School). She is a member in good standing with the law Society of Ontario. After many years of practicing administrative law within the legal aid system in Ontario, she opened her own practice in workplace issues and investigations. Judy is the Chair, Board of Directors, at the Geneva Centre for Autism, Chair of its Human Resources Committee and a member of its Governance Committee. Judy has a strong interest and commitment to governance issues and standards, to natural justice and procedural fairness.

JOE RICHARDS

Joseph Richards has worked as a staff lawyer in a community legal clinic and as an Assistant Crown Attorney. He holds a Licentiate in Civil Law and a Juris Doctor from the University of Ottawa, as well as a Master of Law from the University of Cambridge. He pursued graduate studies in California, obtaining a Master of Theological Studies from La Sierra University. Born and raised in Northern Ontario, Mr. Richards is fluently bilingual.

RAM CHOPRA

is a former Regional Manager of Social Development serving First Nations Communities in Ontario, Saskatchewan and Alberta. Mr. Chopra also brings 16 years of experience serving as chair for Human Resources Development Canada Board of Referees and as a member of the Consent and Capacity Board. Recently he has been appointed to the Mississauga Appeal Tribunal. His community involvement includes serving as founding chair of Rainbow Community Services of Peel, coordinator for the fundraising committee for Credit Valley Hospital, Carassauga and YMCA. Mr. Chopra holds a Master's degree in Social Work and has attended management development and strategic planning courses at McMaster University.

ROD STABLEFORTH

Roderick Stableforth was an Associate Partner in the services business of a major information technology firm, and a CEO of a small project services company. He has Honors B.A from York University, and an MBA from Queens University. Roderick is a member in good standing with the Chartered Professional Accountant of Ontario (CPAO). Roderick’s community involvement includes refugee settlement committees, a condominium board, and the provision of local programs for senior citizens.

BRIAN SMITH

Brian Smith is a consumer member for Electrical Contractors Registration Authority Advisory Council, Electrical Safety Authority, and a former director of emergency and long-term care services for County of Lennox and Addington. His community involvement includes serving as Chair of the Board for Quinte Health Care.

JAMES COLLIVER

James Colliver is Vice President of a Canadian investment management company. He has over 40 years experience in capital markets and asset management. Over his career, as a senior executive he has built and managed successful businesses measured by asset growth and industry rankings. He is a volunteer member of the Knox College investment committee, the Toronto Cricket Curling and Skating Club Finance and Audit Pension Sub Committee and the Lambton Shores Recreation Advisory Committee. James graduated from Huron University College in London Ontario and has numerous investment industry designations.

VIVIAN HU

Vivian Hu is a former Public Health Inspector for the City of Toronto and former Public Health Educator with the Region of Peel. Her community involvement includes mentoring university students at the Toronto Christian Community Church as a Coach on Life Skills and helping with the settlement of Syrian refugees' families. Ms. Hu holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto and certificates in Health and Occupational Health and Safety.

CRISTINA CORDEIRO

Cristina Cordeiro has worked for the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) since 1988 and retired from her latest position as a Payment Liquidity Management Officer in 2017. She has been actively involved in her community. Cristina has held several key leadership positions such as a Treasurer and Vice President (in different terms) in a non-profit organization called Macao Club from 1995 to 2008. She has also been an active member of another non-profit organization called Casa de Macau in Ontario since 1989 and she held a Treasurer position there since 2015. Cristina’s most current and prominent involvement in the community is in the Macau Arts & Culture as she was one of several founders. Presently, she is exercising the position of Treasurer. Cristina loves music and performing, and she is member of 2 orchestras of Macau Arts & Culture. In Addition, Cristina is fluent in English, Portuguese, Cantonese and Mandarin.