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Executive Members & Representatives

ODPH Executive Committee 2020-2021 

Past Chair - Ellen Lakusiak, Middlesex London Health Unit
Co-Chair Year 2 - Elizabeth Smith, City of Hamilton Public Health Services
Co-Chair Year 1 -  Laura Abbasi, Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit
Communications Coordinator - Amy MacDonald, Huron Perth Public Health 
Web Coordinator - Sarah Tsang, Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit
Secretary-Treasurer Year 2- Kimberly Leadbeater, Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit
Secretary-Treasurer Year 1 -  vacant
Liaison Coordinator Year 2 - Ruby Samra, City of Hamilton Public Health Services
Liaison Coordinator Year 1 - vacant
Member-at-Large Year 2 - Claire Bilik, Public Health Sudbury & District
Member-at-Large Year 1 - Kim Loupos, Middlesex-London Health Unit
OPHA Liaison - Andrea Licursi, Halton Region Health Department

 



 
ODPH Advocacy Leads
Elizabeth Smith, City of Hamilton Public Health Services
Laura Abbasi, Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit

Workgroups

Body Diversity and Health Equity Workgroup Co-Chairs

  • Kelly Ferguson, Southwestern Public Health
  • Vincent Ng, Thunder Bay District Health Unit

Child Care Working Group Co-Chairs

  • Laura Abbasi, HKPR District Health Unit

Family Health Nutrition Advisory Group Co-Chairs

  • Rachel Morgan, York Region Community and Health Services

Food Insecurity Workgroup Co-Chairs

  • Mary Ellen Prange, City of Hamilton Public Health Services
  • Kim Loupos, Middlesex-London Health Unit

Food Literacy Workgroup Co-Chairs

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

Food Systems Workgroup Co-Chairs

  • Catherine Schwartz Mendez: Renfrew County and District Health Unit
  • Bridget King: Public Health Sudbury & Districts

Healthy Eating in the Recreation Setting Workgroup Chair

  • Claire Bilik, Public Health Sudbury & Districts
  • Tracy McDonough, Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington Public Health

Marketing to Kids Workgroup Co-Chairs (INACTIVE)

  • Claire Bilik, Public Health Sudbury & Districts 

Nutrition and Edible Cannabis Workgroup

  • Heather Thomas, Middlesex-London Health Unit 

School Nutrition Workgroup Co-Chairs

  • Elizabeth Smith, City of Hamilton Public Health Services

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