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Board of Directors 2019-2020
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During the Annual General Meeting held each spring, alPHa elects a Board of Directors composed of seven members from the Boards of Health (BOH) Section and seven members from the Council of Ontario Medical Officers of Health (COMOH). The balance of the alPHa Board is composed of one representative from each of the seven Affiliate organizations and one non-voting representative from the Ontario Public Health Association. The Board meets regularly throughout the year to consider matters of policy, priorities, and governance.

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Members of the 2019-2020 alPHa Board of Directors are as follow:

Executive Committee

President/ BOH Representative, South West Region

Carmen McGregor

Vice President/ COMOH Representative, Toronto

Dr. Eileen de Villa

Past President/ ex officio

Dr. Robert Kyle

Treasurer/BOH Representative, East Region

Wess Garrod

COMOH Section Chair / COMOH Representative, East Region

Dr. Paul Roumeliotis

BOH Section Chair/ BOH Representative, North West Region

Trudy Sachowski

Affiliate Executive Representative/ OAPHD*

Paul Sharma



BOH Representative, Central West Region

Maureen Wilson

BOH Representative, North East Region

René Lapierre

BOH Representative, Central East Region

David Pickles

BOH Representative, Toronto

Kate Mulligan

COMOH Representative, South West Region

Dr. Chris Mackie

COMOH Representative, Central West Region

Dr. Andrea Feller

COMOH Representative, North Region

Dr. Marlene Spruyt

COMOH Representative, Central East Region

Dr. Charles Gardner

Affiliate Representative, AOPHBA*

Cynthia St. John

Affiliate Representative, APHEO*

Sarah Collier

Affiliate Representative, ASPHIO*

Steven Rebellato

Affiliate Representative, HPO*

Susan Stewart

Affiliate Representative, OPHNL*

David Groulx

Affiliate Representative, ODPH*

Kerry Schubert-Mackey

Cross-Appointment (non-voting), OPHA*

Karen Ellis Scharfenberg

 * Legend:

AOPHBA = Association of Ontario Public Health Business Administrators

APHEO = Association of Public Health Epidemiologists in Ontario

ASPHIO = Association of Supervisors of Public Health Inspectors of Ontario

HPO = Health Promotion Ontario

OAPHD = Ontario Association of Public Health Dentistry

OPHNL = Ontario Association of Public Health Nursing Leaders

ODPH = Ontario Dietitians in Public Health

OPHA = Ontario Public Health Association

alPHa Governing Documents

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Governing Documents & Policies and Procedures of the Association of Local Public Health Agencies, its Sections and its Committees.
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
alPHa Strategic Plan - 2020-2023 Placemat PDF (92.36 KB) Administration 2019-11-18
alPHa Strategic Plan - 2020-2023 PDF (60.19 KB) Administration 2019-11-18
alPHa Resolutions - Prioritization Guidelines PDF (81.99 KB)  more ] Administration 2019-07-26
alPHa Resolutions - Submission Guidelines PDF (227.67 KB)  more ] Administration 2018-10-26
Boards of Health Section Policies and Procedures PDF (126.41 KB)  more ] Administration 2015-02-02
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