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Appointee Biographies

Police Services Board - Durham Regional (Municipality of)


Dr. Garry Cubitt is the Former Chief Administrative Officer at the Regional Municipality of Durham as well as serving in many other roles at the Region during his 47-year career in municipal service. His community involvement included serving as a Field Instructor for University of Toronto and York University, membership in numerous community organizations and work with the Durham United Way. He has also served on the Trent University Board of Governors, is Past Chair of the Board of Governors of Durham College of Applied Arts and Technology, is Past Chair of the Board of Governors for the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, and is an Honourary Life Member of the Oshawa Senior Citizens Centres Corporation Board of Directors. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Trent University a Master of Social Work from the University of Toronto and an Honourary Doctor of Laws from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. He is a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers and a Registered Member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.


Shashi Bhatia is a former member for Social Benefits Tribunal, and a former Supply Teacher for Durham Board of Education. Shashi’s community involvement includes serving as a Director of Community Events for Rotary Club of Pickering.