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Board of Directors

Ophea is overseen and guided by a volunteer Board of Directors made up of 10 leaders representing the education, public health, academic and private sectors.

Lori Lukinuk
Certified & Professional Parliamentarian. Former 1st Vice-President Ontario Public School Boards Association and Former Trustee, Lakehead Public Schools

John Dance
President Elect
Associate Director / Superintendent of Human Resource ServicesSimcoe County District School Board

Barbara Breault
Ophea Director
Superintendent of Education, Conseil scolaire public du Grand Nord de l’Ontario

Janice Forsyth
Ophea Director
Associate Professor 
Director, First Nations Studies, Dept. Sociology, Faculty of Social Science, Western University 

Laurie French
Ophea Director
President, Ontario Public School Board Association and Trustee for Greater Napanee Limestone District School Board 

James Mandigo
Ophea Director
Vice Provost & Professor, Strategic Enrolment and International, Brock University 

Valerie Picher
Ophea Director
AVP in Community Relations, TD Bank Group

Carla Robbins
Ophea Director
Principal, Don Mills Middle School, Toronto District School Board

Heather Sears
Ophea Director
Superintendent Curriculum & Instructional Services, York Region District School Board 
Former Principal and Curriculum Consultant, York Region District School Board

Susan Stewart
Ophea Director
Director, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, KFL&A Public Health

For more information contact Lori Collinge, Executive Assistant Phone: (416) 426-7120 Email:

Patient Care Manager, Home & Community 

Community Care Access Centre (CCAC)           

Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant LHIN area