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Appointee Biographies

Licence Appeal Tribunal (Tribunals Ontario)

D. STEPHEN JOVANOVIC

D. Stephen Jovanovic was a partner with the Windsor law firm of Bartlet & Richardes from 1982 until 2016. His practice focused on employment law/labour relations, administrative law, civil/commercial and insurance litigation. He regularly appeared as counsel before many administrative tribunals, labour arbitrators, mediators and in all levels of courts in Ontario. While practicing in Windsor he also served as a designated Vice-chair with both the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board and the Health Services Appeal and Review Board where he authored in excess of three hundred decisions. Mr. Jovanovic served on the Ontario Bar Association Council for six years and was a Director of The Advocates’ Society for four years. He became the full-time Associate Chair of the Ontario Civilian Police Commission in January 2017 having been a member since 2014. In February of 2019, Mr. Jovanovic was also appointed as the Associate Chair of the Mining and Lands Tribunal as well as the Board of Negotiation. In November 2019 he was appointed as the Associate Chair of the Licence Appeal Tribunal and continues to serve on several other tribunals.

JEANIE THEOHARIS

Jeanie Theoharis is a lawyer specializing in administrative and regulatory law. She attended University of Toronto and State University of New York, successfully obtaining a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws and Juris Doctorate in Law, and has been called to the bars of Ontario and New York. She is a member of the Law Society of Ontario and the Society of Ontario Adjudicators and Regulators. Ms. Theoharis has gained extensive adjudicative and dispute resolution experience having been appointed at various tribunals as a member, vice chair and associate chair. Her community involvement includes serving on the Board of Directors for the United Way of Peel Region, Chair of the Community Investment Cabinet, Board of Directors for the Hellenic Canadian Lawyers' Association and the UW of Greater Toronto's Management Advisory Group. She has also participated as an assessor for the Law Practice Program at Ryerson University, and actively presents sessions on regulatory and administrative law.

CHLOE LESTER

Chloe Lester has years of experience dealing with labour and employment relations issues. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto in International Business. Mrs. Lester has presented in front of numerous tribunals and arbitrators for matters dealing with labour relations and has negotiated several collective agreements. Most recently, she has worked as a Mediator for the Financial Security Commission of Ontario. Ms. Lester currently volunteers as a member on a Board of Directors for Community Justice Alternatives in Durham Region, a not-for-profit organization which is heavily involved in community mediations.

JEFFREY SHAPIRO

was appointed as a full-time member of the License Appeal Tribunal in 2016 and as a full-time Vice Chair in 2017. He has been involved in full-time alternate dispute resolution since 2014 as a staff arbitrator and mediator with ADR Chambers, including conducting arbitration's for the Financial Services Commission of Ontario. Previously, he was in private practice for over 15 years. Mr. Shapiro is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Toronto Lawyers Association, Mr. Shapiro holds an LL.M from Case Western University School of Law, a Juris Doctor from the Temple University School of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ohio State University.

LORI MARZINOTTO

In 2016, Lori Marzinotto was appointed as a full-time member of the Licence Appeal Tribunal, an interim Vice-Chair in March 2017 and full-time Vice-Chair in 2017. Previously, she was an adjudicator with the Toronto Licensing Tribunal. From 2004 she was a litigation lawyer. In this role, she argued motions, trials, and appeals before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Divisional Court, and the Court of Appeal for Ontario. In 2002, she co-established a memorial award in memory and honour of a successful businessman philanthropist, and friend which is presented annually to a law student on the basis of financial need, service to the community, and adherence to high ethical standards.

MAUREEN HELT

Maureen Helt is Vice-Chair (full-time) for the Licence Appeal Tribunal, and a former Senior Legal Counsel for the Ontario Energy Board. Her community involvement includes formerly serving as Chair for the Strategic Planning Committee of Woodgreen Community Services.

D. GREGORY FLUDE

D. Gregory Flude is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and an experienced adjudicator. He was first appointed as a Vice-Chair of the Licence Appeal Tribunal in 2005 and served as Chair (2011-2012). He is actively involved in the Ontario Provincial Committee of the Air Cadet League of Canada as an Area Director and ground school instructor of cadets seeking to earn their glider and powered aircraft wings. He has had extensive experience coaching water polo in Ontario and Saskatchewan as well as youth soccer in the Toronto area.

HEATHER TROJEK

Heather Trojek joined the License Appeal tribunal (LAT) in 2016 and was cross-appointed to the Human Rights Tribunal in 2019. She has over 25 years of experience in dispute resolution, having worked as a mediator with the Financial Service Commission Ontario (FSCO) and with the Ontario mandatory Mediation Program in Toronto, Windsor, and Ottawa. VC Trojek was previously appointed as a member of the Social Security Tribunal (SST) of Canada where she dealt primarily with appeals for CPP disability benefits. Trojek specializes in resolving complex files including those involving determinations of catastrophic impairment. She holds an Honors Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Public Administration from the University of Western Ontario.

THERESA MCGEE

Theresa M. McGee is a lawyer with a background in administrative law, criminal law, and Indigenous Justice policy. She holds a Juris Doctor from the University of New Brunswick and an Honors Bachelor of Arts with highest distinction from York University in Law and Society. Prior to her appointment to Tribunal Ontario, Ms. McGee served as a Judicial Law Clerk and served as Counsel to the Chief Justice of the Superior Court of Justice, providing strategic legal and policy advice to the Judicial Executive on the administration of criminal, family, and civil justice in Ontario.

JESSE BOYCE

Jesse Boyce is a lawyer and full-time member of the Licence Appeal Tribunal. Previously, he worked as Crown Counsel with the Safety, Licensing Appeals and Standards Tribunals Ontario (SLASTO). His community involvement includes serving on the board of a non-profit organization and coaching minor hockey. He holds a Juris Doctor from the Florida Coastal School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto.

SANDEEP JOHAL

Sandeep Johal is a former member of the Ontario Parole Board and previously worked as a lawyer and mediator practicing in the areas of litigation, tax law, real estate, and corporate/commercial law. Mr. Johal is former director and treasurer of the Canadian Association of South Asian Lawyers (CASAL) and the President of the Global Assistance Foundation of Canada. Mr. Johal also dedicates his time as a coach helping young children to develop their skills and passion for ice hockey with the Brampton Hockey League and is also a coach with the Coaching and Advisor Network (CAN) of the Law Society of Ontario helping other lawyers develop best practices and to help maximize their personal and professional potential. Mr. Johal is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales.

IAN MAEDEL

Ian Maedel is a former criminal and civil litigator. He has previous experience working primarily as a Federal Prosecutor, Crown Attorney and Municipal Prosecutor. He has a Bachelor of Arts from Wilfrid Laurier University, Masters of Arts from McMaster University and a LL.B from the University of Windsor.

PATRICIA MCQUAID

Patricia McQuaid is a lawyer and practiced insurance litigation for 8 years before leaving private practice. She has worked as a former Vice-Chair with the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, mediator with the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO), roster mediator with the Ontario Mandatory Mediation Program and advisory Board Member of FSCO. Ms. McQuaid is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Prince Edward Island and Bachelor and Master of Laws degrees from Osgoode Hall Law School. Ms. McQuaid has been a full-time Vice-Chair with the Licence Appeal Tribunal since 2011.

SUSAN MATHER

Susan Mather has a law degree from Western University and a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.) degree from Queen's University. She is an adjudicator, case manager and mediator who has been working in the tribunal sector since 1988. She is a former member (1997-2005) and Vice-Chair (2005-2016) with the Assessment Review Board. She has experience in conducting hearings and training and mentoring tribunal members. Ms. Mather is a former Associate Lawyer (litigation) with Dueck, Sauer, Jutzi & Noll and Chair of the Crop Insurance Arbitration Board. Her community involvement includes serving as a board member for the Waterloo-Wellington Community Care Access Centre.

AVRIL FARLAM

is a lawyer, Deputy Judge of the Small Claims Court of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, former chair of the CPP/OAS Administrative Review Tribunal and City of Windsor Hearing Officer. Ms. Farlam holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Windsor Law School and was called to the Bar in 1980. Ms. Farlam has served on the Council of the Ontario Bar Association, and serves on the Education Committee of the Ontario Deputy Judges Association and the Board of Directors of Society of Ontario Adjudicators and Regulators, has taught Advocacy at the Law Society of Ontario Bar Admission Course, taught at St. Clair College and sponsored a student scholarship through the Womens’ Law Association of Ontario.

TERRY HUNTER

Terence Hunter is a sheep farm operator in Simcoe County. He is a former Executive Director with Community Legal Clinic Simcoe and Community Legal Services of Niagara and a former Lawyer with Lanark, Leeds and Grenville Legal Clinic. Mr. Hunter's community involvement includes having served as Chair of City of Welland Task Force on Housing and Aids Niagara. Mr. Hunter was also the founding board member for various anti-poverty groups in Welland. He holds Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws degrees from York University.

KAREN RESTOULE

Karen Restoule currently serves as Associate Chair within Tribunals Ontario, responsible for the Ontario Parole Board and cross-appointed to other constituent tribunals. She previously served as Vice-Chair of the Licence Appeal Tribunal. She is lead for Indigenous Services and previously led SLASTD’s French Language Services. Prior to that, Karen was the Director of the Justice Sector at the Chiefs of Ontario where she led strategic policy efforts on justice and legal issues impacting First Nations across Ontario. She started her career working as a victim rights caseworker, then as a Gladue report writer, and later worked as a probation and parole officer. A graduate of the University of Toronto and the University of Ottawa's French Common Law Program, Karen is a proponent of access to justice in both French and English languages across all regions in Ontario. She is actively involved in her community and sits on boards for number of non-profit organizations. Karen is a member of Dokis First Nation. She is fluent in both French and English.

PAUL GOSIO

Paul Gosio is a full-time member with the Licence Appeal Tribunal. Previously he was a Sole Practitioner specializing in criminal defence and personal injury, a Duty Counsel Panel Member with Legal Aid Ontario and an Instructor of evidence law, criminal law and ethics with Centennial College. His community involvement has included providing mentorship and supervision for law students and volunteering for the Lawyers Feed the Hungry program. Mr. Gosio holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and Political Science from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Windsor.

REBECCA HINES

Rebecca Hines has 14 years of experience working in administrative law in the public sector. Ms. Hines began her career as the Registrar of the Animal Care Review Board and has worked as a Paralegal and Investigator with the Ontario Human Rights Commission. Most, recently, Ms. Hines has served as a Mediator with the Financial Services Commission of Ontario. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Trent University and a Legal Administration diploma from Durham College.

KARINA KOWAL

Karina Kowal is an experienced mediator and arbitrator of Accident Benefits disputes who currently also presides on the Legal Aid Ontario Appeals Tribunal. She received her Master of Laws from Osgoode Hall specializing in Health Law, has completed a graduate degree in Medicolegal Expertise and Insurance Medicine from the Université de Montréal and is also a physician. She has specialized training from the University of Toronto Department of Family and Community Medicine in General Practitioner Psychotherapy. Dr. Kowal is also board certified in both the 4th and 6th Editions of the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment. In her spare time, Dr. Kowal mentors students at Osgoode Hall and the University of Toronto Law School in Health Law (via Pro Bono Students Canada) and at the University of Toronto Medical School in Medical Ethics and Professionalism.

BRIAN NORRIS

Brian Norris is a mediator and arbitrator with a focus on insurance and employment law. He was also a Mediator in the Automobile Insurance Division of the Dispute Resolution Services Branch with the Ministry of Finance and previously a Mediator and Settlement Officer with the Financial Services Commission of Ontario. His community involvement includes having served as a member of the Student Input Panel for Langara College Student Support Services Advisory Board Committee. Mr. Norris is trained in dispute resolution with York University and the ADR Institute of Ontario and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Law) degree from Carleton University.

CEZARY PALUCH

Cezary Paluch is a full-time member with the Licence Appeal Tribunal.. Previously he was a licensed lawyer and has appeared before all levels of courts throughout the province including the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Appeal. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Western Ontario. He completed his Bachelor of Laws degree at the University of Windsor. Mr. Paluch articled at Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP. He has served as an Adjudicator of the Toronto Licensing Tribunal and as a lawyer member of the Consent and Capacity Board of Ontario. Mr. Paluch is a member of the Society of Ontario Adjudicators and Regulators and completed the Certificate in Adjudication for Administrative Agencies, Boards and Tribunals.

THERESE REILLY

Thérèse Reilly is an arbitrator, mediator and has extensive experience with the Statutory Accidents Benefits Schedule (SABS) and the Insurance Act. She is currently a full-time member and Adjudicator with the License Appeal Tribunal. Formerly, she was an arbitrator with ADR Chambers. In both positions, she has adjudicated or arbitrated a substantial number of statutory accident benefits (SABS) disputes. She obtained a Masters of Law in Alternative Dispute Resolution at York University. She is a lawyer and member of the Law Society of Upper Canada. Prior to her appointment as arbitrator, Ms. Reilly served as a senior advisor at the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, providing investigation services in privacy. Ms. Reilly has also served as a Deputy Judge at the Small Claims Court of Richmond Hill. She has held various positions as legal counsel. She holds a BA and a JD from the University of Alberta.

ANITA GOELA

is a Bilingual Staff Lawyer with Legal Aid Ontario, a Legal Instructor in the Law Practice Program at Ryerson University, and a Translator and Interpreter at Alpha Professionnelles. Her community involvement includes being on the Board of Directors of Sakura Medical Foundation and a Public Legal Educator for faith-based organizations, including the International Muslims Organization of Toronto. Ms. Goela holds a Juris Doctor in Canadian Law from the University of Windsor, a Juris Doctor in American Law from the University of Detroit Mercy, is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, and a member of the Society of Ontario Adjudicators and Regulators.

DEREK GRANT

was a Mediator with the Financial Services Commission from 2011- 2016 and an Inmate Appeals Officer with the Ministry of the Attorney General from 2006-2011. His community involvement included serving as a Mediator with Conflict Mediation Services of Downsview. Mr. Grant holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Carleton University, a Paralegal diploma from Centennial College of Applied Arts and Technology and is a Certified Arbitrator.

DEBORAH NEILSON

has practiced in the area of insurance law for 20 years appearing before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Financial Services Commission of Ontario, Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal, the Ontario Divisional Court and the Ontario Court of Appeal. Ms. Neilson has presented at numerous seminars and was a volunteer for the Advocates' Society's Child Advocacy Project for 12 years. She received Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws degrees from the University of Calgary.

STEPHANIE KEPMAN

is a lawyer and a full-time member of the Licence Appeal Tribunal. Prior to her appointment, she worked in criminal and family law. She is fully bilingual and supports access to justice in both official languages. Stephanie holds a Legum Licentiatus and Juris Doctor from the University of Ottawa. She is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada.

MELODY MALEKI-YAZDI

is a lawyer and a full-time member of the Licence Appeal Tribunal. Prior to her appointment, she worked in fertility law. Ms. Maleki-Yazdi holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Psychology from McMaster University. She is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association and the Ontario Bar Association.

JESSICA CAVDAR

Jessica Cavdar is a lawyer and graduate of Queen’s University Faculty of Law. She holds a Master of Science degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and an Honors Bachelor of Arts degree from Brandeis University. Ms. Cavdar is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada

KATHRYN GRIEVES

Kathyrn Grieves is a lawyer and a full-time member of the Licence Appeal Tribunal. Prior to her appointment she worked in accident benefits insurance litigation in private practice and as in-house legal counsel. Ms. Grieves holds a Bachelor of Management (Honours) degree from Concordia University of Edmonton, and a Juris Doctor from Queen's University. She is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Canadian Bar Association.

RAKESH SHARMA

Rakesh Sharma worked with TD Insurance since 2005. During these 11 years, he progressed through various roles in different departments including Underwriting, Auto Claims, Accident Benefit Claims, Casualty Claims, Special Investigation Unit and Claims Performance-Accident Benefit Claims. Mr. Sharma also acquired industry related designations and learned to interpret and apply terms and conditions of policy and legislation. He completed his articling term with TD Staff Legal and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2013.

SANDRA DRIESEL

Sandra Driesel served as a part time member of the Assessment Review Board for 16 years. For 13 years on this board, she served on the Members' Education Committee assisting in the training of new members and the on-going professional development of all members. She is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Society of Ontario Adjudicators and Regulators (SOAR) and is the past recipient of the SOAR volunteer award. She continues to be a participant in the SOAR and Osgoode Professional Development Certificate in Adjudication courses, acting as a coach. Ms. Driesel organizes and hosts an annual community fundraiser in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

CRAIG MAZEROLLE

Craig Mazerolle is a full-time member with the License Appeal Tribunal. Previously, he was a Judicial Law Clerk with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Divisional Court Branch. He also served with the Ministry of Community and Social Services in the Family Responsibility Office. Most recently, Mr. Mazerolle was a Manager with the Office of the Ombudsman of Ontario. He received his Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University, and he holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from St. Thomas University in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

SAMIA MAKHAMRA

Samia Makhamra is a part-time member with the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board and the Health Services Appeal and Review Board. Ms. Makhamra was a Teaching and Research Assistant with University of Toronto, the University of California at Davis and the University Health Network. Ms. Makhamra has a Bachelor of Science degree from the Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Brazil; a Master's degree in Community Health from the University of Toronto and is a PhD candidate in Physiology and Neuroscience at the University of Toronto. She is a supporter and volunteer for the Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club.

LYNDRA GRIFFITH

Lyndra Griffith is a full-time member with the Licence Appeal Tribunal and a part-time member with the Animal Care Review Board, the Fire Safety Commission, and the Ontario Parole Board. Ms. Griffith is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and the County of Carleton Law Association. Prior to her appointment, she practiced civil litigation with a mid-sized firm and has appeared as counsel before various courts and administrative tribunals. Ms. Griffith holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Ottawa and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Psychology from Carleton University.

LINDSAY LAKE

Lindsay Lake was a Solicitor and Municipal Prosecutor with the City of London for over five years, routinely appearing before all levels of court and conducting prosecutions under several statutes. She was also appointed as a part-time member with the Landlord and Tenant Board. Ms. Lake holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Women's Studies from the University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Windsor. Ms. Lake was called to the Ontario Bar in 2007 and is actively involved in her local community and has served on the Board of Directors for the London Regional AIDS Hospice.

NANCY AQUILINA

Nancy Aquilina is an experienced mediator and qualified arbitrator as designated by the ADR Institute of Ontario. She has extensive experience with the Statutory Accidents Benefits Schedule (SABS) and the Insurance Act. Prior to joining LAT, she was an Arbitration Settlement Officer with ADR Chambers and a mediator with the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario and the Financial Services Commission of Ontario. Also, she has served as Dispute Resolution Officer for the Ministry of the Attorney General. She holds a Master’s in Conflict Analysis and Management.

NATHAN FERGUSON

Nathan Ferguson earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Guelph in 2000 and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Western Ontario in 2003. Mr. Ferguson completed his articles in Kitchener, Ontario. After his call to the bar in 2004, Nathan Ferguson practiced law privately and was appointed a full time Member of the Social Justice Tribunals of Ontario in 2006.

MONICA CHAKRAVARTI

Monica Chakravarti worked as a litigation lawyer in downtown Toronto, practicing primarily in the areas of personal injury litigation. She appeared frequently as counsel before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and various administrative tribunals. Ms. Chakravarti holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from York University and a Bachelor of Laws from Queen’s University. She is a member of the Law Society of Ontario.

TAVLIN KAUR

Tavlin Kaur is a lawyer and a full-time member of the Licence Appeal Tribunal. She practiced in the area of administrative law with a focus on issues impacting vulnerable and marginalized individuals. She has appeared as counsel before various administrative tribunals and courts. More recently, she was a professor at Sheridan College and Durham College. She holds a Bachelors of Arts (Hons.) from York University, a Juris Doctor and a Master of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School. Ms. Kaur is a member of the Law Society of Ontario and was called to the bar in 2010.

JACQUELINE CASTEL

Jacqueline Castel is a lawyer with experience in regulatory and adjudicative matters in Ontario. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 1993. Ms. Castel began her career with the Ontario government where she was involved in designing, setting up and administering the regulatory framework for casinos. She served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Casino Niagara, and as Vice President of Legal and Administration for Casino Rama. Ms. Castel authored a textbook, <I> Gaming Control Law in Ontario</I> which she updates annually. Ms. Castel was a member of the Board of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario from 2008 to 2011 and is currently a member of the Licence Appeal Tribunal.

MARISA VICTOR

Marisa E. Victor is a lawyer who practices civil litigation and administrative law. She has appeared as Counsel before all levels of courts as well as various tribunals. She is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School and was called to the bar in 2006. In addition to her legal practice, Ms. Victor volunteers on the boards of several charitable organizations. She is a member of the Animal Care Review Board and the Licence Appeal Tribunal and a Vice-Chair of the Fire Safety Commission and the Ontario Civilian Police Commission.

EVELYN SPENCE

Evelyn Spence is a lawyer at Engineers Canada. Through her legal career, she has practiced extensively in the areas of regulatory and administrative law, and professional regulation. In 2013, she was appointed by the Attorney General to the Discipline Committee of the Association of Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) and currently serves as a Complaints Review Councillor for the PEO on a voluntary basis.

ZAHRA DHANANI

is a lawyer, trainer, facilitator, independent consultant to the non-profit sector and a small business owner. She studied at the Osgoode Hall Law School where she received her L.L.B and earned her L.L.M in Alternative Dispute Resolution. With more than 20 years of experience, Ms. Dhanani has extensive knowledge in the areas of organizational development, restorative justice, conflict resolution, social justice, diversity, gender violence and immigrant and refugee realities. Ms. Dhanani has served as an expert to service providers and community organizations providing plain language training in multiple areas. Ms. Dhanani completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Ottawa.

STEPHEN SCHARBACH

is former Legal Counsel with the Financial Services Commission of Ontario. Previously, he was a Litigation Counsel, Crown Law Office - Civil, Ministry of the Attorney General. His community involvement has included serving as Vice-Chair of the North York Community Care Access Centre. He is also a Member of the Legal Advisory Committee of the Financial Services Tribunal. Mr. Scharbach holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Ottawa and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto.

JOANNE FOOT

Joanne Foot is a member for Licence Appeal Tribunal, Animal Care Review Board and Fire Safety Commission, and a Hearing Officer for City of Toronto - Administrative Penalty Tribunal. Joanne’s community involvement includes formerly serving as a volunteer for Toronto Windsurfing Club and Meals on Wheels (Donlands).

KATIE AWAD

is a Family Physician working in an Urgent Care Family Practice in Orangeville. She is a former family practice resident and former Chief Resident at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Illinois. Dr. Awad's community involvement has included volunteering with Doctors without Borders and serving as an Emergency Department Volunteer with the Trillium Hospital in Mississauga. Dr. Awad is certified as an Ontario Family Physician and she holds a Medical Doctorate in Family Practice from Saint Louis University School of Medicine, a Medical degree from Xavier University School of Medicine, and a Bachelor of Life Sciences degree from McMaster University.

DIMITRI LOUVISH

completed his medical degree at McGill University in 2002. Over the years, he gained extensive expertise in medical affairs and health services management and administration, as well as occupational health and safety; substantial experience in the areas of general and emergency medicine; public health including communicable disease; occupational medicine; sports medicine, musculoskeletal disorders, mental health and chronic pain management; insurance and compensation medicine; and disability claims adjudication. He is a Board Examiner with the Family Physicians of Canada, and a member of the Disciplinary and Preliminary Inquiry Committees with the College of Physicians and Surgeons.

PETER SAVAGE

is a retired family doctor practicing in Collingwood. He continues work as a Coronor, and with License Appeal Tribunal on Courtesy Staff of Collingwood G and M Hospital. Dr. Savage holds a MD from Queen's University.

ERICA WEINBERG

is a general practitioner having practiced palliative care and pain management in Toronto for nearly 20 years. In recent years, she was retained as a Medical Inspector by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. Currently, Dr. Weinberg is an active participant in medical continuing professional development (CPD), serving as a CPD program reviewer for the Ontario College of Family Physicians and the College of Family Physicians of Canada. Dr. Weinberg's other ongoing medical interests include the appropriate use of opioids in the management of pain.

CONSTANTINE PETROU

is a general paediatrician practicing in Scarborough, Ontario for the last 29 years. His practice encompasses primary and consulting paediatrics with an interest in respiratory diseases of childhood. He has been a staff paediatrician at the Michael Garron Hospital (formerly Toronto East General Hospital) in East York since 1991 and currently serves as the Chief of Paediatrics and Co-Medical Director of the Maternal, Child, and Newborn Services for the last 11 years. Since 1991 he has also been the Director of the Paediatric Asthma Clinic at the hospital.

JENNIFER FRIEDLAND

is a lawyer, mediator. and teacher. She was previously a criminal lawyer and now focuses on dispute resolution in family law. From 2002 until 2017. Ms. Friedland taught Trial Advocacy at the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto and was Co-Chair of the course from 2012 until 2017. Prior to becoming a lawyer, she was a teacher for the Wabaseemoong Independent Nations, in Whitedog, Ontario, where she also started a drop-in centre. Ms. Friedland is past Vice President of the Board of Directors for University Settlement. and provides pro bono legal services to people of low income. She has a B.A., M.A. and LL.B from the University of Toronto and a B.Ed., from the University of Western Ontario.

HARRIET LEWIS

After her private legal practice, Harriet Lewis became York University's University Secretary and General Counsel. She chaired the board of the Canadian Universities Reciprocal Insurance Exchange, is a past President of the Canadian Association of University Solicitors and past Chair of The Council of Ontario University Secretaries. She is currently President of the Board of the Psychology Foundation of Canada and Vice-Chair of the International Festival of Authors at Harbourfront. She was named as one of The Women's Executive Network, "Canada's Most Powerful Women Top 100" in 2010.

RUPINDER HANS

began her career assisting international and domestic clients in trial and appellate matters before the federal and state courts in New York. She has represented clients in agency, tribunal, and administrative proceedings. Ms. Hans is in private practice, and specializes in corporate, real estate and intellectual property matters. She is a part-time member of the License Appeal Tribunal and the Ontario Parole Board. Ms. Hans holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) degree from the University of Western Ontario, and a Juris Doctor (Cum Laude) degree from Michigan State University College of Law.

CLAUDETTE LESLIE

is an experienced communications and public relations professional, who holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Toronto and a diploma in Journalism from Centennial College. A seasoned adjudicator, she served 10 years as a full -time adjudicator with the Landlord and Tenant Board, prior to joining the Licence Appeal Tribunal as a part-time member with the Automobile Accident Benefits Services (AABS) team. Ms. Leslie has continued to be involved in community, volunteer work for more than 20 years.

KATHERINE LIVINGSTONE

Katherine Livingstone is a former Assistant Crown Attorney. Her community involvement includes serving on the Court of Justice Hamilton Drug Treatment Court Steering Committee and the Neighbour to Neighbour Hamilton Board of Directors. Ms. Livingstone holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Carleton University and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Ottawa.

ROBERT WATT

Robert Watt is a Lawyer in private practice and a part-time Professor of Law at George Brown College. His community involvement has included serving on the board of directors with the Canadian Lung Association and as a director of the Empire Club of Canada. Mr. Watt holds Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws degrees from the University of Toronto and Mediation and Arbitration certificates from Laurier University.

ANITA ANN JOHN

Anita Ann John has 10 years of legal experience in the areas of prosecution, litigation and legal drafting. She has held the position of legal counsel at the Real Estate Council of Ontario, Toronto Community Housing Corporation and the Royal Bank of Canada. She also has practised municipal law at the Town of Markham, Regional Municipality of York, City of Hamilton and the City of Toronto. Ms. John holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Criminology from the University of Toronto, a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Windsor, a Master of Laws degree in E-Business Law from Osgoode Hall Law School and a graduate diploma in judicial administration. Ms. John has completed a Master’s of Tax Law from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University in 2017.

ASAD MOTEN

Asad Ali Moten is a member of the Licence Appeal Tribunal, and previously served on the Animal Care Review Board, Fire Safety Commission, and Ontario Parole Board. He has practiced public law litigation, arbitration, and administrative law, and served in several health policy roles. Mr. Moten’s community involvement has included being a Director of the Regent Park Film Festival, MANIFESTO, and the South Asian Visual Arts Centre. Mr. Moten holds a Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School, a Master of Public Health degree from the School of Public Health at Drexel University, and a Bachelor of Science degree from McMaster University.

JACQUELINE HARPER

Jacqueline M. Harper is a lawyer in private practice in Toronto. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree at St. Francis Xavier University and her Bachelor of Laws degree at the University of Moncton, in French. She has experience in real estate and litigation matters, including medical malpractice and personal injury, as well as legal issues involving children. She has been a part-time bilingual adjudicator since 2010. Prior to joining LAT, she was a member of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board. She is a member of the Toronto Council of the Ontario Bar Association and of the Board of Directors of Best Buddies of Canada.

KIMBERLY PARISH

Kimberly Parish is a part-time member appointed to the Landlord and Tenant Board and Licence Appeal Tribunal. Her prior experience was working in the public sector as a Mediator and Arbitrator at ADR Chambers addressing statutory accident benefit disputes on behalf of the Financial Services Commission on Ontario. She was also previously a roster mediator for the Ontario Mandatory Mediation Program (Toronto). Her community involvement includes prior volunteer experience as a Mediator with Conflict Mediation Services of Downsview in their Youth Restorative Justice Program. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from York University and a Master of Law (LLM) degree in Dispute Resolution from Osgoode Hall Law School.

LAURA HODGSON

Laura Hodgson was Legal Counsel with the Federal Department of Justice, Criminal Law Policy Section and prior to this was Crown Counsel (criminal appeals) with the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General. Ms. Hodgson clerked at the Ontario Court of Appeal before her call to the bar. Ms. Hodgson has also taught Criminal Law and Procedure at the University of Ottawa, Common law section. Her community involvement includes Ottawa Centre Refugee Action, and Tungasuvvingat Inuit.

SANCIA PINTO

Sancia Pinto is an adjudicator, practicing lawyer, mediator and the founder of PINTO LAW. Mrs. Pinto was previously a Hearings Officer at the Ontario Superior Court with the Ministry of the Attorney General, Court Services Division, where she conducted extensive mediations and quasi-judicial hearings. Mrs. Pinto has handled an array of cases at numerous levels of courts and tribunals in Ontario. Mrs. Pinto has practiced in the areas of human rights, personal injury, disability, employment, family, criminal and wills and estate law.

ISLA MCPHERSON

Isla McPherson is a Licensed Health Professional Consultant working with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Assistant Clinical Professor at McMaster University, and Physician at St. Joseph's Health Centre. Dr. McPherson's community involvement includes being a Medical Council of Canada Examiner and a College of Family Physicians of Canada Examiner. She is a member of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. Dr. McPherson holds a Doctor of Medicine from McMaster University.

RAYMOND RAMDAYAL

Raymond Ramdayal is an Environmental Health Specialist with Toronto Public Health and holds a graduate degree in science from Ryerson University. He is a part-time professor in the School of Health & Life Sciences at Conestoga College and is the past President of the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors. Mr. Ramdayal is a seasoned adjudicator and has served as board director with the Society of Ontario Adjudicators and Regulators. He has received appointments to various tribunals including the Ontario Parole Board, Fire Safety Commission, Licence Appeal Tribunal, and Animal Care Review Board. Mr. Ramdayal also conducts disciplinary hearings for the Ontario College of Trades. He has served his community in many capacities including as a volunteer firefighter for the City of Brampton and a mentor for at-risk youth in the City of Toronto.

MATTHEW LETOURNEAU

Matthew Létourneau is a full-time member with the Licence Appeal Tribunal and a part-time member with the Animal Care Review Board, the Fire Safety Commission, the Ontario Civilian Police Commission, and the Ontario Parole Board. He is the French Services Lead for these Tribunals. Mr. Létourneau is a lawyer and member of the Law Society of Ontario. He practiced employment, labour and administrative law in Ontario, in both French and English, prior to his appointment. He holds a Bilingual Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Alberta’s Faculty St. Jean and a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law’s French Common Law Program. Mr. Létourneau is active in the French Language Community of Ontario with over a decade of volunteer involvement. He is also a member of the Young Leader’s Council of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

COLIN OSTERBERG

Colin Osterberg has practiced law in London, Ontario for 26 years. He has since worked as a private mediator and as a Small Claims Court Judge. Mr. Osterberg has expertise in a number of areas of civil litigation and has appeared as counsel before the Superior Court of Ontario, the Ontario Divisional Court, the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Federal Court of Canada, the Canada Pension Plan Appeals Tribunal, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal, the Ontario College of Pharmacists Disciplinary Committee, the Financial Services Commission Arbitration Tribunal and the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal.

GERARD ("GED") TILLMANN

Gerard Tillmann is a former partner/counsel of Harrison Pensa LLP. He practiced civil litigation and appeared at all levels of court in Ontario, the Federal Court and the Supreme Court of Canada. He was a member of the Advocates’ Society, the CBA, QBA, and Middlesex Law Association. He recently served as a part-time member of the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board and the Health Services Appeal and Review Board. He has served as a director of several community organizations including Community Living London. He is currently a Professor at Fanshaw College, School of Public Safety teaching paralegals and law clerks.

AMANDA MARSHALL

Amanda Marshall is a part-time member of the Licence Appeal Tribunal. She is a former Appeals Manager with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB). Prior to the WSIB, Amanda was a Team Lead and Mediator at the Financial Services Commission. Some of her previous private sector experience includes operating a mediation practice specializing in family and workplace mediation. She also spent many years managing financial counselling and mediation services at an employee family assistance company.

POEME MANIGAT

Poeme Manigat was called to the Ontario Bar in 2009 and holds an LL.M from Osgoode Hall Law School. He has a B.A. in Public Policy and has been a dedicated public servant for eight years. Poeme worked for the Ministry of Labour; appeared before the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal; and has extensive experience in legal research and writing, particularly when with the Ministry of the Attorney General (SIU). With the LSUC, he has worked as a jurilinguise, and has taught law at Sheridan College and private institutions in Ontario. Poeme is passionate about mentoring and coaching student-athletes.

DANIELA CORAPI

Daniela Corapi is a full-time member for the Licence Appeal Tribunal (Tribunals Ontario), and a former legal counsel and privacy officer for Tarion Warranty Corporation. Her community involvement includes serving as board member for The Housing Help Centre.

SEAN WEIR

Sean Weir was CEO of Canada’s largest national law firm from 2000 to July 1, 2018. In his legal practice, Mr. Weir advised financial institutions, corporations and major pension funds. Active in his community, Mr. Weir served as an elected Councillor of the Town of Oakville, a director of the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital and a Director and Chair of Oakville Hydro. Mr. Weir was named a “Diversity Champion” by Women of Influence Magazine, received the Lexpert Zenith Managing Partner Award for Corporate Social Responsibility and was listed in the Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada.

KAREN RESTOULE

Karen Restoule currently serves as Associate Chair within Tribunals Ontario, responsible for the Ontario Parole Board and cross-appointed to other constituent tribunals. She previously served as Vice-Chair of the Licence Appeal Tribunal. She is lead for Indigenous Services and previously led SLASTD’s French Language Services. Prior to that, Karen was the Director of the Justice Sector at the Chiefs of Ontario where she led strategic policy efforts on justice and legal issues impacting First Nations across Ontario. She started her career working as a victim rights caseworker, then as a Gladue report writer, and later worked as a probation and parole officer. A graduate of the University of Toronto and the University of Ottawa's French Common Law Program, Karen is a proponent of access to justice in both French and English languages across all regions in Ontario. She is actively involved in her community and sits on boards for number of non-profit organizations. Karen is a member of Dokis First Nation. She is fluent in both French and English.