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Executive Members & Representatives

ODPH Executive Committee 2022-2023 
 
  • Past Chair  - Elizabeth Smith, City of Hamilton Public Health 
  • Co- Chair Year 2 - Laura Abbasi, Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit
  • Co-Chair Year 1 -  Andrea Licursi, Halton Region Health Department
  • Communications Coordinator - Claire Bilik, Middlesex- London Health Unit
  • Web Coordinator - Sarah Tsang, Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit
  • Secretary-Treasurer- Kimberly Leadbeater, Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit
  • Liaison Coordinator Year 2 - Ruby Samra, City of Hamilton Public Health 
  • Liaison Coordinator Year 1 - vacant
  • Member-at-Large Year 2 - vacant
  • Member-at-Large Year 1 - vacant
  • OPHA Liaison - vacant
 
ODPH Advocacy Leads
  • Heather Thomas, Middlesex-London Health Unit 
  • Elizabeth Smith,  Hamilton Public Health 
  • Laura Abbasi, Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit

Workgroups

Body Diversity and Health Equity Workgroup Co-Chairs

  • Candace Cunningham, Huron Perth Public Health

Child Care Working Group Co-Chairs

  • Laura Abbasi, HKPR District Health Unit
  • Melissa Cardinal, Eastern Ontario Health Unit

Family Health Nutrition Advisory Group Co-Chairs

  • Paula Ross, Public Health Sudbury and District

Food Insecurity Workgroup Co-Chairs

  • Mary Ellen Prange, City of Hamilton Public Health 
  • Erin Reyce, North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit

Food Literacy Workgroup Co-Chairs

  • Elsie Azevedo Perry, Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit
  • Ruby Samra, City of Hamilton Public Health 

Food Systems Workgroup Co-Chairs

  • Sharmini Balakrishnan: Chatham-Kent Public Health
  • Bridget King: Public Health Sudbury & Districts
  • Zoe Brenner:  Northwestern Health Unit

Healthy Eating in the Recreation Setting Workgroup Chair

  • Tracy McDonough, Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington Public Health

Marketing to Kids Workgroup Co-Chairs (INACTIVE)

  • Claire Bilik, Middlesex-London Health Unit 

Nutrition and Edible Cannabis Workgroup

  • Heather Thomas, Middlesex-London Health Unit 

School Nutrition Workgroup Co-Chairs

  • Elizabeth Smith, City of Hamilton Public Health Services
  • Luisa Magalhaes, Peterborough Public Health

If you would like to join any of these workgroups, please contact the chair or send an email to info@odph.ca, or request membership through the member's section