Board of Directors

Kevin Wilson

Kevin Wilson, Chair

Kevin Wilson is the former assistant deputy minister of Policy, Program and Dispute Resolution Services at Ontario's Ministry of Labour.

Lisa McCaskell

Lisa McCaskell, Vice-Chair

Lisa McCaskell is the senior health and safety officer at the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU), where she works with union members and provincial OPSEU health and safety committees to address a wide range of health and safety concerns. She is also a member of the Public Services Health & Safety Association (PSHSA) Advisory Council for Community and Healthcare.

Melissa Barton

Melissa Barton

Melissa Barton is the director of organizational development and healthy workplace at Sinai Health System in Toronto. She also led the Quality Worklife–Quality Healthcare Collaborative, a pan-Canadian strategy to make health-care workplaces healthier while improving the quality of care provided.

Mark Dreschel

Mark Dreschel

Mark Dreschel is the vice-president of health, safety and environment at Bird Construction and a member of the Expert Panel on Ministry of Labour Key Performance Indicators. He was formerly the vice-president of Ontario's Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Prevention Division.

Lewis Gottheil

Lewis Gottheil

Lewis Gottheil is recently retired from his position as the director of the legal department at Unifor, Canada's largest private-sector union. He advised the union on legal issues, and acted as its litigation counsel before employment-related tribunals and all levels of provincial and federal courts.

Kelly Jennings

Kelly Jennings

Kelly Jennings is an independent health care management consultant who previously spent 10 years wtih Hay Group Health Care Consulting. Her consulting work focuses on stakeholder and expert group facilitation, health-care policy and clinical practice research, clinical process analysis and redesign, strategic planning and business development. She has almost 20 years of experience in health care as an occupational therapist, program administrator and consultant. She is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Oakville YMCA.

Melody Kratsios

Melody Kratsios

Melody Kratsios is a senior program manager at AECOM, where she delivers, complex design-build and P3 (public-private partnership) projects and proposals, ranging from $100 million to over $1 billion, in Canada, Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. She is an engineer with more than 27 years of global project delivery experience, and is fluent in four languages.

Louise Lemieux-Charles

Dr. Louise Lemieux-Charles

Dr. Louise Lemieux-Charles is professor emeritus in the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME) at the University of Toronto, where she was chair and director of IHPME for 10 years and interim director of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health for two years. She taught and conducted research in the areas of system evaluation, performance management, organizational learning, knowledge transfer and health service delivery networks. She is currently a member of the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education Board of Directors, North York General Hospital Board of Governors and Sinai Health System Board of Director’s Research Committee and engages in international consulting work.

Dr. Cameron Mustard

Dr. Cameron Mustard, Ex-Officio

Dr. Cameron Mustard is president and senior scientist at the Institute for Work & Health and a professor in the department of public health sciences at the University of Toronto. He has a background in public health sciences, with an emphasis on epidemiology and health policy.

Norman Rees

Norman Rees

Norman Rees served as chief financial officer of Public Health Ontario from the agency's founding in 2008 until his retirement in 2013. Previously, he served as a senior finance executive in Ontario’s publicly-funded health-care system. He holds CPA and CA designations, and has expertise in financial management, risk management and compliance, information technology and human resource management.

 

Prof. Emily Spieler

Prof. Emily A. Spieler

Prof. Emily Spieler is the Edwin Hadley Professor of Law and former dean of the School of Law at Northeastern University in Boston. A leading authority on employment law and social insurance systems, she served as commissioner of West Virginia’s Workers’ Compensation Fund, and as the state’s first deputy attorney general for civil rights. She is the current chair of the Institute for Work & Health's Scientific Advisory Committee.

Dr. Michael Wolfson

Dr. Michael Wolfson

Dr. Michael Wolfson is a professor in the School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine in the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Medicine and a member of the university’ Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics. A former Canada Research Chair in Population Health Modelling and former assistant chief statistician at Statistics Canada, his areas of expertise include program review and evaluation, tax/transfer policy, pension policy, income distribution, design of health information systems and analysis of the determinants of health.