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Comings and Goings for Early August 2004

I Introduction

This week in OHPE 373.1 we have Comings and Goings from the Ontario Prevention Clearinghouse, Toronto Public Health, the Ontario Public Health Association, and the non-profit sector.

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II Comings and Goings

A. Changes at the Ontario Prevention Clearinghouse

The Health Promotion Resource Centre (HPRC) at the Ontario Prevention Clearinghouse(OPC) is pleased to announce that Robyn Kalda, presently Intranet Facilitator for the Ontario Health Promotion Resource System (OHPRS), will be joining us from the end of August as a temporary Health Promotion Information Specialist, in place of Alison Stirling who is taking an 11 month educational leave of absence from early September.

Robyn brings a great deal of skills and experience to the HPRC team, ranging from advanced computer skills, familiarity with diverse online environments, good knowledge of Health Promotion issues and resources, in-depth knowledge of OHPRS, wide networks in both the health promotion and non-profit sectors, to excellent research, writing, and teaching skills.

We look forward to working with Robyn in the coming months and warmly welcome her to the team.

Thank you,

Subha Sankaran

Manager, Health Promotion Resource Centre

B. New Tobacco Use Prevention Coordinator at Toronto Public Health

Suzanne Thibault, Tobacco Use Prevention Coordinator at Toronto Public Health-North Region is off on maternity leave starting in August. She welcomes Chris Seto who will be filling her position while she is away. Chris has several years experience working in the area of tobacco control, including coordination of smoking cessation programs in the North Region and Toronto Public Health's Not to Kids Program.

C. OPHA Executive Director Appointment

Dear Colleagues,

The Board of Directors of the Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Elizabeth Leach as Executive Director, effective August 9, 2004.

OPHA, the voice of public health since 1949, is a charitable organization providing leadership on issues affecting the public's health and strengthening the impact of people who are active in public and community health throughout Ontario.

Ms. Leach has extensive and diverse management experience with specific expertise in governance, policy, strategic planning, and organizational development and renewal. She has held senior management positions in a variety of not-for-profit health care settings - community hospitals, government, health care professional associations and coalitions - and has been a member of several provincial government advisory committees.

Ms. Leach received a Master's degree in Psychology from the University of Western Ontario and is a graduate of the Master of Health Science (Health Administration) from the University of Toronto. She is the author of numerous health care related articles and policy papers and is currently Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. She is a Certified Health Executive (CHE), as designated by the Canadian College of Health Service Executives, and is also an Executive Member of the Canadian Society of Association Executives.

On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff, I would like to welcome Elizabeth and extend my congratulations on her new appointment with OPHA.


Peter Wiebe

OPHA President

D. People on the Move from CharityVillage

* The Canadian Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths appointed Richard A. Kaufman as Executive Director.

* The Board of Directors of the Canadian Marfan Association appointed Elizabeth (Betty) Matos as Executive Director.

* The Mental Health Support Network Hasting Prince Edward Corporation appointed of Jai Mills.

For more details and more People on the Move in the non-profit sector, visit