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Appointee Biographies

Ontario Agency For Health Protection And Promotion (Public Health Ontario)


Margaret Flynn has been employed in nursing in both urban and rural communities. She has held positions at the Senior and Middle Management levels as well as front line in both the private and public sectors. As a surveyor with Accreditation Canada, she had the opportunity to assess performance of health organizations and identify opportunities for improvement to promote quality improvement and patient safety. Margaret was employed as Director of Primary and Community Health at Belleville and Quinte West Community Health Centre from 2013-2018 and was Patient Care Coordinator at Gateway Community Health Centre from 2009-2013. Since her move from Toronto to Brighton in 2003, other positions included Director of Nursing at a Long-Term Care facility and a Community Nursing Agency. While living in Toronto, her career in Addiction Treatment included Director of Nursing and Patient Care at Bellwood Health Services and Nurse Counsellor at the Donwood Institute.


is a past Director of Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc. and a member of the Audit Committee and the Investment Review Committee. Ford is a past Governor of the Shaw Festival and was a member of the Finance and Audit Committee, Governance Committee, and Strategic Planning Committee. At the time of his retirement, Ford was a Vice-President of Petro Canada, responsible for its retail and wholesale operations across Canada.


Martina Dwyer is a Lawyer for Dwyer Law Office. She has been employed in the hospital in areas such as Neonatal Intensive Care, Cardiology, Occupational Health, Labor and Delivery, and Adult Intensive Care. Aside from holding multiple professional designations, she has also completed studies in Perinatal Intensive Care (George Brown College) and Public Health Nursing (University of Windsor). Her community involvement includes serving as an examiner for the College of Pedorthist.


Frank Davis is a Canada Country Head & Senior Counsel for Pattern Energy Group LP, and a former Associate Lawyer for McCarthy Tetrault LLP. His community involvement includes serving as a Director for Canadian Wind Energy Association, and a Legal Representative/Member for Harbord Village Residents Association.


Linda Rothstein (LL.B. University of Toronto) is partner of Paliare Roland Barristers, a law practice with expertise in class actions, commercial litigation, professional liability, public law and appeals. In addition to serving as vice-chair of Public Health Ontario (PHO)'s Board of Directors, Ms. Rothstein serves as chair of PHO's Governance Standing Committee (GSC). She is also the chair of the Law Foundation of Ontario. She was lead commission counsel to the Goudge Inquiry into Pediatric Forensic Pathology and counsel to the Motherisk Independent Review. She previously served as a Toronto Regional Bencher of The Law Society of Upper Canada and was the recipient of the prestigious Law Society Medal and the "Award of Distinction" presented by the Toronto Lawyers' Association.


Isra Levy is a public health physician and epidemiologist. He is currently the Vice President of Medical Affairs and Innovation at Canadian Blood Services, where he oversees medical and scientific programs to ensure blood system safety and promote optimal practice, as well as transplantation programs in support of transplant centers in Canada. He has previously held positions as Medical Officer of Health for Ottawa Public Health. Chief Medical Officer at the Canadian Medical Association, and Medical and Epidemiology Consultant to Health Canada and is an Adjunct Professor at the School of Epidemiology and Public Health at Ottawa University.


Theresa McKinnon is an assurance partner who has worked with not-for-profit organizations and government funded entities for over 30 years. Her healthcare experience ranges from hospitals, long-term care to community health organizations. Terri has led teams for many hospital financial statement audit engagements for 20 years. Her acute healthcare experience includes community, large academic research as well as speciality hospitals. Senior management regularly seek her advice on improving systems of internal controls, operational structures and funding reform. On a personal note, Terri is involved with Boards of not-for-profit organizations where she provides business advice and treasury support. Terri is the Vice-President of Ladies Golf Club of Toronto and is the past Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Scarborough Health Network and past Board member at Junior Achievement of Central Ontario and Girl Guides of Canada.


Mark Criger is an Indigenous Advisor for the Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion at the University of Toronto.