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Executive Members & Representatives

ODPH Executive Committee

The ODPH Executive Committee for 2019-2020:
  • Past Chair - Carolyn Doris, Peterborough Public Health
  • Co-Chair Year 2 - Ellen Lakusiak, Middlesex London Health Unit
  • Co-Chair Year 1 - Elizabeth Smith, City of Hamilton Public Health Services
  • Communications Coordinator - Amy MacDonald, Huron County Health Unit
  • Web Coordinator - Sarah Tsang, Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit
  • Secretary-Treasurer Year 2- Laura Abbasi, Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit
  • Secretary-Treasurer Year 1 - Kimberly Leadbeater, Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit
  • Liaison Coordinator Year 2 - Andrea Licursi, Halton Region Health Department
  • Liaison Coordinator Year 1 - Ruby Samra, City of Hamilton Public Health Services
  • Member-at-Large Year 2 - Claire Bilik, Public Health Sudbury & Districts
  • Member-at-Large Year 1 - Kim Loupos, Middlesex-London Health Unit
  • OPHA Liaison - Kim Ouellette, Niagara Region Public Health 

 

Committees

ODPH Advocacy Lead

  • Co-Chair Year 1, Elizabeth Smith, City of Hamilton Public Health Services

 

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

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

Family Health Nutrition Advisory Group Co-Chairs

  • Rachel Morgan, York Region Community and Health Services
  • Anneke Hobson, KFL&A Health Unit

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

  • Nadine Khan, Region of Peel Public Health 

Nutrition and Edible Cannabis Workgroup

  • Heather Thomas, Middlesex-London Health Unit 
  • Kimberly McColl, Toronto Public Health

School Nutrition Workgroup Co-Chairs

  • Rebecca Davids, York Region Community and Health Services
  • 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