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Appointee Biographies

Pay Equity Commission of Ontario - Pay Equity Hearings Tribunal


David Ross is a Vice-Chair at the Ontario Labour Relations Board and is the Chair of the Pay Equity Hearings Tribunal. David obtained his Law degree from the University of Ottawa with distinction and practiced law at Hicks Morley prior to his appointment to the Board.


Lindsay Lawrence joined the Ontario Labour Relations Board in 2020 as Board Solicitor, after many years in private practice at a prominent labour law firm. While in private practice, she regularly appeared before the Board, as well as at the Human Rights Tribunal, and in private labour arbitration matters. She is also a contributing editor for the leading text Ontario Labour Relations Board Law and Practice. She has an undergraduate degree from McGill University and a law degree from the University of Toronto, where she graduated with the bronze medal.


Caroline Rowan is the Vice Chair of the Ontario Labour Relations Board, and a former Deputy Presiding Officer for Pay Equity Hearings Tribunal. She holds an LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School.


Irene Harris resides in Eastern Ontario and prior to her retirement was an elected Officer of the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL). As Secretary Treasurer of the OFL she was responsible for decisions on staff, budget, implementation of board decisions, administration of the organization and the OFL Women's Committee. Prior to her election to the OFL, Ms. Harris acted as a National Representative and an Equal Opportunities Representative for the Canadian Union of Public Employees. She has previously held board and committee positions at the Equal Pay Coalition and the Ontario Press Council. She is currently a member of the Board of Governors of the Ontario College of Trades. Ms. Harris has extensive experience and knowledge of Ontario's Pay Equity Act, workplace discrimination and programs which aim to identify barriers which discourage women, Aboriginal persons, persons with a disability and racialized workers from succeeding in non-traditional jobs.


Carol Phillips has been active in the Canadian trade union movement, mainly with the Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW), for almost thirty years. Ms. Phillips has served as the Bargaining Committee Chair and Chair of CAW Local 673, Dehavilland Aircraft, Assistant to the President of CAW, National Bargaining Representative, Director of Education Development, Director of the International Department, and Director of the Social Justice Fund. Ms. Phillips was Head of the Canadian Labour Congress Women's Bureau and Executive Assistant to the President of the Canada Labour Congress. She has extensive international experience and has been active in innumerable community activities. Ms. Phillips has been a member of the Ontario Labour Relations Board since 2009. In addition, she is cross-appointed to the Pay Equity Hearings Tribunal.


Lori Bolton has been a member of the Ontario Labour Relations since 2015 and is a Director of Human Resources at the City of Orillia. Her responsibilities include collective bargaining, grievance procedures, pay equity, administration of payroll and human resource policies. Ms. Bolton is the President of the Ontario Municipal Human Resources Association Board of Directors.


Patricia Greenside is a Member (part-time) for the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal, and a former Member (full-time) for Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada. Her community involvement includes formerly serving as a volunteer for the Women’s Habitat.


has been a member of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal since 2016. He is a self-employed lawyer with Roth Professional Corporation and a member of the Joint Compliance Audit Committee with the Corporation of the City of Stratford. Mr. Roth’s community involvement includes serving as a coach for the Stratford Minor Baseball Association. He is a member of Law Society of Ontario and a member of Society of Ontario Adjudicators and Regulators.


Carla Zabek was called to the Ontario Bar in 1991. Her legal practice focuses on labour and employment law, regulatory health professions law and the investigation of workplace complaints as an independent third party. Ms. Zabek also provides mediation and facilitation services. She is a former associate and partner at the law firm of Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP and associate at Fraser & Beatty. She is a director and Vice-President of the Canadian Chopin Society and volunteers at Safety Net Child Services in Oakville. Carla was· President and Legal Chair of Big Sisters of Canada and a member of the board of directors of Charlton Hall Child and Family Centre in Hamilton. Ms. Zabek is a member of Company of Women and the Halton Lawyers'Association. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and obtained her LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1989.