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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.

John Dance


Associate Director / Superintendent of Human Resource Services, Simcoe County DSB

Lori Lukinuk 

Past President

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

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 

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: