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Appointee Biographies

Building Materials Evaluation Commission

LEO GRELLETTE

Leo Grellette is currently working as a consultant and subject matter expert on the Ontario Building Code. Prior to this, he served as Director of Building Standards with the City of Vaughan and 16 years with the Town of Aurora as Acting Director of Engineering Services and subsequently as Director of Building Administration. He has served as a member of the Association of Municipal Clerks and Treasurers, Chair of the York Region Chief Building Officials and Director of the Large Municipalities Chief Building Officials. Mr. Grellette has a diploma in Public Administration from the University of Waterloo.

ANDREW HELLEBUST

Andrew Hellebust, P.Eng., is President of Rivercourt Engineering in Toronto and Senior Engineer at Canadian Shield Consultants. He designs on-site and distributed water infrastructure ranging from non-potable water systems in urban areas to advanced wastewater treatment systems for remote sites. Long-term goals of designs include providing water services with lower greenhouse gas emissions, maintaining a high capacity of water for ecological services within watersheds in terms of quality and availability, and optimizing nutrient and resource recovery and reuse.

GERRY EGBERTS

Gerry Egberts is a professional Engineer with over 30 years' experience and has been President of Egberts Engineering Limited since 1986. He practices structural engineering for buildings, building restoration design, and demolition review. Mr. Egberts was a member of the Building Material Evaluation Commission from 1998 to 2004 and the Building Code Commission from 2004 to 2015. His community involvement includes serving as a member of the property committee with Holy Trinity School and as a member of the planning committee with the Royal Canadian Yacht Club. Mr. Egberts holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering degrees from the University of Toronto and has been a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario since 1977.

DALE KERR

Dale Kerr is a Principal of Kerr Associates Technology Transfer, a firm specializing in communication services in the building industry. Ms. Kerr holds Bachelor of Applied Science and Masters of Engineering degree from the University of Toronto and is a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario. She is recognized as a building science specialist of Ontario.

RUI SOUSA

Rui Sousa is a Building and Plumbing Inspector for the City of Vaughan. He is a former Professor at George Brown College where he taught all three levels in the apprenticeship program, including math and blueprint reading. Mr. Sousa regularly conducts workshops and seminars to various plumbing companies on any Part 7 code changes. He holds a Master Plumbing License and is a member of the Ontario Plumbing Inspectors Association and the Plumbing Advisory Committee

MICHAELA TATARU

Michaela Tataru is a Building Engineer for the City of Vaughan. She is a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario and holds an NFPA Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS) designation. Mrs Tataru is the Treasurer of the Mechanical Services Advisory Committee, a subcommittee of the Large Municipalities Chief Building Officials group (LMCBO) and she is a Certified Building Code Official (CBCO) with the Ontario Building Officials Association. Mrs. Tataru holds a Master of Mechanical Engineering from the Politehnica University of Bucharest.

MARK GREEN

is a Public Health Inspector and Chief Building Official for Leeds Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit. His community involvement includes serving as a Junior Sports Director for the Brockville Legion and as Coach, Assistant Coach, Field Maintenance, & Umpire for Brockville Bunnies Baseball.

SALEHA HUSSAIN

Saleha Hussain is a Building Engineer with the City of Toronto. She is a former Plans Examiner with the City of Vaughan. Ms. Hussain's community involvement includes serving as a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario. Ms. Hussain holds Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Applied Science degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Toronto.

CRAIG CUNNINGHAM

Craig Cunningham is a Consultant specializing in fire and building code. He formerly served for 35 years with Toronto Fire Services and as a member of the Building Materials Evaluation Commission Committee (1999-2005). Mr. Cunningham's community involvement includes serving as a member of the Bradford West Gwillimbury Heritage Committee. He attended Seneca College, the Ontario Fire College, the University of Cincinnati (USA) and the University of Toronto.