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JAMES, JOSEPH
Called to the Bar, The Law Society of Upper Canada, with honours, in 1973, The Honourable Joseph C.M. James practised criminal law in Toronto until his appointment to the Provincial Court in 1977. He was appointed to the Superior Court in 1999. During his legal career he received appointments as a part-time crown attorney and an agent for the Department of Justice of Canada. During his judicial career, he was a member and a leader on a number of professional and community boards and associations. Since his retirement from the Superior Court, he has served and continues to serve on a number of charitable boards.


MUSING, EMILY
Emily Musing is the Executive Director of Pharmacy, Clinical Risk and Quality and the Patient Safety Officer at the University Health Network in Toronto. Emily holds an M.H.Sc. in Health Administration from the University of Toronto, is a Certified Health Executive with the Canadian College of Health Leaders and a Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists. She is an Associate Professor with the Faculty of Pharmacy and has an adjunct appointment with the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. Emily is currently Executive Editor for the Hospital Pharmacy in Canada Report and is a board member of the Institute for Safe Medication Practice Canada.


MARSHALL, LORI
Lori Marshall is Vice President of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. Prior to this, Ms. Marshall was Site Administrator and CEO of Nipigon District Memorial Hospital. Ms. Marshall is a member of the Ontario Hospital Association's Human Resources Leadership Council, member of the Northwestern Ontario Infection Control Network, member of the Northwestern Ontario Regional Stroke Steering Committee, and member of the Thunder Bay Highland Dance Association. Ms. Marshall is a Registered Pharmacist with the Ontario College of Pharmacists and member of the Canadian College of Health Services Executives. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy degree from the University of Toronto and her Master of Health Administration degree from the University of Ottawa.


PRINCE, DOROTHY CYNTHIA
D. Cindy Prince has worked as a land-use planning consultant for approximately thirty years. The majority of her planning work has been performed for municipalities within Essex County. She is currently Vice President of Development for Amico Properties. In addition to her professional obligations, Ms. Prince was a member for ten years, including one term as Chair, of the Windsor-Essex United Way Board of Directors.


SHEARING, WILLIAM
William James Shearing is Principal of W.J. Shearing & Associates, providing emergency management programs for communities and industry. Previously, he was employed as a project engineer, plant engineer, production manager and plant manager for Rohm and Haas Canada Inc. Mr. Shearing has a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Queen's University. He is the Treasurer for the Lakeshore Drive United Church Board of Trustees and a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario.

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SMAILL, FIONA
Dr. Fiona Smaill is Professor and Chair of the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine in the Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University. She is a Medical Microbiologist for the Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program and a consultant in Infectious Diseases and Infection Control at Hamilton Health Sciences. Dr. Smaill has her MB, ChB from the University of Otago, New Zealand, completed her residencies in Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology at McMaster University and has her MSc in Clinical Epidemiology.

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ST-JEAN, DENISE
Denise St. Jean is a teacher. She has taught French as a first and second language at the elementary level and as a first language at the secondary and college levels. She also worked on school policies for the advancement of French-language schools in Ontario in her position of school Trustee and President of the Board. Over the years she has been a member of teachers' associations, President of the Academic Council of Cambrian College, President of TFO - Télévision Francophone éducative de l'Ontario, President of the National Education Round Table, President of CFLM - Commission du français langue maternelle and Vice-President of FIPF - Fédération Internationale des Professeurs de Français.

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WILLIAMS, DAVID
Dr. David Williams is currently the Medical Officer of Health for the Thunder Bay District Health Unit in Ontario. He returned to this position in October 2011, after working for the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care as the Associate Chief Medical Officer of Health, Infectious Disease and Environmental Health Branch Director. Dr. Williams was also the Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health for Ontario from November 2007 to June 2009. From 1991 to 2005, Dr. Williams was the Medical Officer of Health and CEO for the Thunder Bay Health Unit.

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MCLEAN, WILLIAM (BILL)
William McLean was a Director of Education for the District School Board of Niagara until 1998. Prior to that, he was the Director of Education and Superintendent of Academic Affairs for the Lincoln County Board of Education. Mr. McLean has a BA from McMaster University and an MEd from the University of Toronto. He earned his Ontario Teachers' Certificate at Hamilton Teachers' College and has a Supervisory Officers' Certificate, a Principals' Certificate, a Special Education Specialists Certificate and an English As A Second Language Certificate from the Ministry of Education.

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