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​Executive Board Members

Paddy MeadePatricia (Paddy) Meade

Board Chair
Patricia Meade and Associates

Ms. Meade served as Deputy Minister of Yukon Health and Social Services until March 2016 and has more than 25 years of experience with western and northern governments. Full Bio >


Steve HorvathSteve Horvath 

Board Secretary
President and Chief Executive Officer
Radiation Safety Institute of Canada

Steve has held senior positions in the technology, manufacturing, and service sectors including the role of President and CEO of the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety. Full Bio >

Cori NgCori Ng, CPA, CGA

Board Treasurer
PNC Consulting , Tax Accounting Advisory

Mr. Ng has been working in public practice and industrial accounting and tax advisory for over 20 years, including working with small-to-medium business, private enterprises, and NPOs. Full Bio >

Board Members

Terri AversaTerri Aversa

Health and Safety Officer
Ontario Public Service Employees Union

Terri provides health and safety assistance and advice to OPSEU’s 130,000 members and working with stakeholders to improve workplace health and safety in Ontario. Full Bio >


Elisabeth Ballermann

National Union Public and General Employees                   

Elisabeth has been a labour activist most of her working life. She was President of Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA), which represents over 24,000 health professionals in more than 200 occupations. Full Bio >


Terry BogyoTerry Bogyo

Independent Researcher and Speaker
Recently Retired from WorkSafeBC

Terry is an independent researcher and speaker with an international reputation for his knowledge of  workers’ compensation, occupational health, and disability management issues. Full Bio >


Jennifer ChristianJennifer Christian

President and Founder
Webility Corporation

Dr. Jennifer Christian is an internationally-known thought leader and advocate for improving health and functional outcomes and preventing needless work disability in healthcare. Full Bio >


James HenryNormand Côté

Vice President and Practice Leader
Organizational Psychology, Ontario

Normand has over 38 years of banking and consulting experience. His last position at BMO before joining Optimum Talent was as Head of Employee Relations. Full Bio >

James HenryJames Henry, PhD 

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences
Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University

Dr. Henry is a cellular and systems neurophysiologist with a focus on physiological and chemical mechanisms of transfer of information at the first sensory synapse in the spinal cord, and the changes in phenotype of neurons in animal models of chronic pain. Full Bio >


Nina Mankovitz

General Manager of Health and Safety
Canada Post Corporation

Nina provides expertise and leadership in the design, development, and implementation of safety and health strategies that contribute to the well being of Canada Post employees. Full Bio >


Martine OliveiraMartine Oliveira 

Senior Director of Operations    
Acclaim Ability Management, Inc.  

Martine is a Certified Disability Management Professional through NIDMAR. With Martine’s many years of extensive rehabilitation experience, she finds time to teach part-time at Seneca College in their Rehabilitation Services Program.  Full Bio >


Nora SpinksNora Spinks

Vanier Institute of the Family

Nora works with progressive organizations, business, labour, and government to create productive and supportive work environments, strengthen families, and build healthy communities. Full Bio >


Kelly Williams-WhittKelly Williams-Whitt, PhD 

Associate Professor
Faculty of Management,
University of Lethbridge

Dr. Williams-Whitt is a labour relations professor and practicing arbitrator. Her most significant scholarly activity has been in the arena of disability accommodation.  Full Bio >



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