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Board of Directors 2018-19
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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 2018-2019 alPHa Board of Directors are as follows:

Executive Committee
President  / COMOH Representative, Central East Region Dr. Robert Kyle
Past President / BOH Representative, South West Region Carmen McGregor
Vice President / BOH Representative, East Region Wess Garrod
Treasurer /  COMOH Representative,East Region Dr. Paul Roumeliotis
BOH Section Chair / BOH Representative, North West Region Trudy Sachowski
COMOH Section Chair / COMOH Rep, South West Region Dr. Chris Mackie
Affiliate Executive Representative / OAPHD* Paul Sharma
BOH Representative, Central West Region Maureen Wilson
BOH Representative, North East Region VACANT
BOH Representative, Central East Region David Pickles
BOH Representative, Toronto Kate Mulligan
COMOH Representative, Central West Region Dr. Andrea Feller
COMOH Representative, East Region Dr. Paula Stewart
COMOH Representative, North Region  Dr. Penny Sutcliffe 
COMOH Representative, Toronto Dr. Eileen de Villa
Affiliate Representative, AOPHBA* Don West
Affiliate Representative, APHEO* Emma Tucker
Affiliate Representative, ASPHIO* Steven Rebellato
Affiliate Representative, HPO* Sandra Laclé
Affiliate Representative, OPHNL* Hamida Bhimani
Affiliate Representative, ODPH* Kerry Schubert-Mackey 
Cross-Appointment, 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 Resolutions - Prioritization Guidelines PDF (37.84 KB)  more ] Administration 2015-02-02
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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