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Appointee Biographies

Ontario Police Arbitration Commission

SIG WALTER

is a long time labour relations practitioner having conciliated, mediated and arbitrated hundreds of rights grievances and interest collective bargaining disputes in the public and private sectors. He has held positions as Sr. Vice President, Human Resources & Client Appeals, Ontario Workers' Compensation Board; Vice Chair, Ontario Public Service Grievance Board; Vice President, Industrial Relations and Manufacturing for then Westank-Willock; and, Executive Director, Industrial Relations Division, Saskatchewan Department of Labour. Mr. Walter has conciliated more than 350 police rights and interest disputes for the Ontario Police Arbitration Commission. He is currently Chair of the Commission.

PATRICK WEAVER

Patrick Joseph Weaver is a financial consultant with 35 years' experience in small business management. Mr. Weaver has been involved and led a number of community focused initiatives over the last 25 years including a position on the Thamesville volunteer fire department, municipal councillor, United Way Board Chair, Co-Chair of YMCA capital project, and a Board Member with the Entegrus Utility Company. He was also awarded the Commemorative Medal for the 125th Anniversary of Confederation in 1992.

LISA MACDONALD

Lisa joined the OAPSB as a board director in March 2019, current Vice-Chair of Wellington County Police Services Board since 2017. She holds a diploma in Human Resources Administration, specializing in Leadership and Arbitration, plus another one in Chemical Engineering Technology. Lisa is currently a Master’s in Leadership candidate. In addition to her responsibilities on the Groves Memorial Hospital Foundation board, she also currently is the Vice-Chair of the Wellington County Police Services Board, appointed by the Lieutenant – Governor of Ontario. She is also the Vice-Chair of the Ontario Association of Police Services Boards, overseeing OMERS pension appointments and governance. Lisa has a vast amount of board member experience that she brings to the table. She was once the President of Centre Wellington Rotary, and Co-Chair of the annual Canada Day celebrations. Lisa has served several local community boards, committees, as well as figure skating organizations.

MARK BAXTER

Mark John Baxter is a police officer with the Brantford Police Service and is on a leave of absence from his policing duties as the full time President of the Police Association of Ontario. Mr. Baxter holds a Police Foundations Diploma from Fanshawe College.