Board of Directors

OPHA’s unique governance system includes the Board of Directors, bylaws and policies that help in decision making and render accountability. We are unique in having a large Board of Directors which includes representatives from our constituent societies, each of whom has a vote on the Board.

OPHA is a member-driven organization. Any member in good Standing is entitled to participate in the governance of the Association by attending OPHA meetings, running for a position on the Board of Directors, participating in and voting at the Annual General Meeting, submitting position papers to Membership for approval, participating in any OPHA workgroup, writing advocacy letters on behalf of OPHA, and much more.

2020/21 OPHA Board of Directors 

The Board of Directors is the governing body of the OPHA — a voluntary association of individuals and Constituent Societies from various sectors and disciplines who have an interest in promoting and optimizing the health of the people of Ontario. The Board of Directors is responsible for managing the affairs of the OPHA according to bylaws and a strategic plan approved through voting by the membership.


Lisa Demaline

President Elect 

Kevin Churchill

Past President

-Karen Ellis-Scharfenberg


Julia Roitenberg 


Larry Stinson


Helen Doyle
Hammad Raza Durani
Joanne Enders
Elena Hasheminejad
Anthony Lombardo 
Jacob Shelley


Loretta Ryan

2020/21 Constituent Society Representatives

Alliance for Healthier Communities 

Mariette Sutherland

Association of Public Health Epidemiologists in Ontario

Alison Rothwell

Association of Supervisors of Public Health Inspectors of Ontario

Aldo Franco

Canadian Institute Of Public Health Inspectors – Ontario 

Lisa Fortuna

Community Health Nurses’ Initiatives Group – Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario 

Kerrianne Thompson

Health Promotion Ontario

Angela Andrews

Ontario Association of Public Health Dentistry

Michael Solanki

Ontario Society of Physical Activity Promoters in Public Health

Lisa Kaldeway

Ontario Dietitians in Public Health  (ODPH)

Andrea Licursi

Ontario Association of Public Helath Nursing Leaders (OPHNL)

Fiona Kelly

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