The permanent Board of Directors was established on December 10, 2012 and is comprised of the following nine members, four appointed by the Minister Responsible for Seniors through the public appointments process and five elected by the Interim Board of Directors:
Mary Catherine Lindberg of Niagara Falls has a distinguished career in the leadership and management of major health operations, programs and support services including the oversight of complex and contentious healthcare initiatives. Most recently, she was Executive Director of the Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario, where she provided overall management of the organization. In her over-25-year career with the Ontario Ministry of Health, she held a number of progressive roles, including Assistant Deputy Minister, Health Insurance and Related Programs, and Head of the Drug Programs Reform Secretariat. Currently, she is Chair of the Patent Medicines Prices Review Board, a member of the boards of Green Shield Canada and the Hamilton Health Science Center. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Saskatchewan, and continues to maintain her pharmacist's licence in both Ontario and Saskatchewan.
Mathilde Gravelle Bazinet of North Bay has enjoyed a varied career. She brings to the RHRA Board experience as a health care provider, university professor, senior manager and lawyer. Some of her expertise was gained as Dean of Health Sciences at Canadore College from 1975-84, Legal Counsel at Health Canada from 1993-96 and Executive Director of the Office of Conflict Management and Federal Centre for Workplace Conﬂict Management at Justice Canada from 1996-2004. She has served on many local and provincial commissions, boards and councils, including the Evans Commission, Ontario Northland Transportation Commission and, from 2005-2009, served as the founding Chair of the North East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN). More recently, she served on the Interim Board of the RHRA (2011-12). Presently, she is the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Nipissing Residential Community Hospice.
She is currently President of MGB & Associates-Conflict Resolution Professionals who provide mediation, coaching and training services in collaborative conﬂict resolution.
She has earned her B.Sc.N.Ed, M.Ed. and an LL.B. degrees from the University of Ottawa as well as her Canadian Fellow designation from National Defence College.
The Honourable Aileen Carroll, P.C., a native Haligonian, represented Barrie, Ontario, as the Member of Parliament from 1997 until 2006. During that time, she served as Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs from 2001 until 2003 when she was appointed to Cabinet. She served as Minister of International Co-operation, responsible for C.I.D.A. until 2006 when there was a change of government.
From 2007 until 2011, Ms. Carroll was the Member of Provincial Parliament for Barrie. During that time, she was a member of Cabinet, serving as Minister of Culture and Minister for Seniors. She did not seek re-election in 2011.
Prior to her political career, Ms. Carroll was a partner, owning and operating Canadiana Curtains for fourteen years, in Barrie, Unionville and Oakville. Prior still, she worked as a public servant at both the federal and provincial levels.
Aileen Carroll is a graduate of St. Mary's University and York University and is fluent in French. She is married to D. Kevin Carroll, Q.C., a Barrie lawyer and former head of the Canadian Bar Association. They have two children, Joanna and Daniel.
Millie Christie of King Township is a member of the senior management team and Regional Manager, for a Canadian retirement home and long-term care home company who has been recognized for organizational excellence by Excellence Canada. Her role is to oversee operations for both retirement and long-term care homes, within the province. Her region across Ontario includes a variety of different residences that reflect the community in which they are located and include rural and urban homes, small to large homes, and mature to newly opened homes. She has over 20 years' experience in the sector and has prior experience in healthcare settings including hospitals.
Millie has been very involved in the sector and was elected as President, Board of Directors for the Ontario Retirement Communities Association (ORCA) for many years including the years during the development of the Retirement Homes Act and Regulations. She also served on the Technical Advisory Committee on Improving Fire Safety for Vulnerable Ontarians established by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services. She has served as Chair and member on many other industry committees over her career including; standards, education, e-health, and financial liaison. Millie holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) from the University of Western Ontario and a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.
Christopher Jodhan of Richmond Hill is Vice-President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for the Electrical Safety Authority. Chris has worked in the legal field for over fourteen years. During his career he has had the opportunity to work with some of the best lawyers within government at the Office of the Attorney General and as an associate with the premier Bay Street law firm Blake Cassels & Graydon. A former litigator he spent the early part of his career appearing before administrative tribunals and courts.
Today he works as an executive for the ESA ensuring the organization administers its regulatory mandate and carries out its legal function in a fair and transparent manner on behalf of the province. One of the highlights of his career was representing the ESA on a trade mission to India with the Premier of Ontario and other best-in-class organizations.
Chris is often called upon to speak as a subject matter expert on various legal topics and governance matters to boards, management and other interest groups. In addition, you will find his insights in top ranking legal publications and as a guest speaker at various conferences.
As a staunch believer in investing time and resources in others, Chris volunteers for a number of charitable endeavours. He is committed to giving back to his community and has been recognized through various awards in this regard.
Bob Kallonen of Cambridge is the Chief Operating Officer of Schlegel Villages, a Senior Living organization providing Retirement and Long-Term Care services to 2,500 residents across Ontario. His teams at Schlegel have been recognized with awards related to innovative training and education, research and transformative culture change. Prior to his current position, he served as the Vice-President Operations for Sunrise Senior Living of McLean, Virginia, and as the Vice-President of Eastern Canadian Operations for Extendicare Canada.
Raised in Sudbury, Bob now lives in Cambridge. He serves on the Board of the Schlegel-University of Waterloo Research Institute for Aging. He also serves on the Canadian Board of Bethany Kids, a charitable organization dedicated to providing pediatric medical services in Africa.
Bob has completed an Honours Bachelor of Environmental Services degree with Honours at the University of Waterloo and has an Executive MBA from Ivey Business School, University of Western Ontario.
Trevor Lee of Guelph is the Chief Executive Officer of The Elliott Community located in Guelph Ontario. The Elliott Community is a not-for-profit organization offering seniors four lifestyle choices; independent living in Life-lease Suites, supported living in Retirement Suites, enhanced support in Retirement Plus Suites and full nursing care in a Long-term Care Residence. Trevor has held the position of CEO for the past 13 of his 18 years with the organization. Prior to joining The Elliott Community, he spent the early part of his career as an Audit Manager at Deloitte & Touche Chartered Accountants.
In addition to his CEO responsibilities, Trevor has served as Chair of a regional group of Long-term Care and Retirement facilities, with the Ontario Association of Non-Profit Homes and Services for Seniors (OANHSS). More recently, having served as Chair of the Stakeholder Advisory Council for the Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority (RHRA). In addition to these Industry-specific roles, he has served on the board of directors for numerous non-profit organizations, including the Victorian Order of Nurses, the Guelph Spring Festival, the Navy League of Canada-Guelph and Scouts Canada Wellington District. He is currently the Treasurer with the Rotary Club of Guelph.
Trevor is a Certified Management Accountant, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Honours Chartered Accountancy and a minor in Economics. Trevor has also successfully completed the certifications of an Administrator with OANHSS and Long-term Care Senior Management with the Canadian Healthcare Association. He was recently recognized by the Guelph Mercury newspaper as being one of Guelph and Wellington's top 40 under 40; an honour recognizing those persons that have made significant contribution to the community under the age of 40.
Carla Peppler of Hanover is a nurse practitioner who manages the Heartful Wellness Centre in Hanover and delivers medical and nursing care to area residents, many of whom are seniors. She has extensive experience in health policy and long-term care, having worked as the Director of Policy and Resident Care with the Ontario Nursing Home Association/Ontario Long Term Care Association for 14 years. In particular, she worked on the development and implementation of the Compliance Management Program for Long-Term Care Facilities, the Advocacy Act, the Consent to Treatment Act, the Substitute Decisions Act, Placement Coordination Services/Community Care Access Centres, the Resident Classiﬁcation System and the Psychogeriatric Care Initiative.
She was a member of the Ministry of Health Enquiry on Mental Competence, the Alzheimer Strategy and the Mental Health/Long-Term Care Interface Working Group. She has served on many local and provincial Boards, councils and committees, including the Board of Governors of George Brown College, the Gerontological Nursing Association, the College of Nurses of Ontario and the Ontario Psychogeriatric Association. In addition to her Nurse Practitioner Diploma, Carla holds a Bachelor's of Nursing Science and a Master's in Public Administration.
John J. Rossiter of Ottawa is CEO of SEM-ENG INTERNATIONAL LIMITED established in 1974. Mr. Rossiter has been responsible in developing the company's three business streams; consulting, international business development and public relations.
He provides strategic planning advice, leadership and solutions to key stakeholders and national and international private, public and not for profit clients.
Throughout his professional career, Mr. Rossiter has acquired extensive travel experience to many countries throughout Europe, Africa, Caribbean and South America undertaking initiatives with leading international companies and international agencies such as CIDA, Export Development Corporation, United Nations, World Bank / International Finance Corporation and The Commonwealth Secretariat.
Mr. Rossiter holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Carleton University and is very active within the Ottawa community, serving on national and local volunteer boards involved in the health, business and social sectors.
He resides in Ottawa with his wife and three daughters.