Board Member Biographies


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Pam Millett is an Associate Professor and Academic Coordinator in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education Program at York University.  Prior to completing a PhD in education in 2006, she was an educational audiologist in school boards and schools for the deaf in Ontario.  Her areas of research are in educational audiology, deaf and hard of hearing education, auditory learning in the classroom and accommodations for students with hearing loss at the post secondary level.  She teaches courses in language and literacy development for deaf and hard of hearing learners, educational audiology and classroom amplification at York, as well as graduate courses in educational assessment and quantitative research methods.  She chaired the Canadian Interorganization Steering Group for the development of the Canadian Guidelines for Auditory Processing Disorder in Children and Adults: Assessment and Intervention.  She has served as a non-Board member on CASLPO committees and as a member of the Board of Directors for the Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (OSLA), and was awarded Honours of the Association for OSLA in 2015. 

Vice-Chair, Professional Member (AUD), District 2
First Elected: 2018
Re-elected: 2021
Re-elected: 2024


Tara Barber has 19 years of experience working as a Speech Language Pathologist in Northern Ontario.  After graduating from Northern Michigan University with her M.A. in Speech Language Pathology, Tara began her career in Thunder Bay, Ontario, providing services to school age children in remote locations north of Lake Superior.  In 2004, she relocated back to her home town of Kenora in order to continue providing services to the pediatric, school age, and adult population in underserviced North Western Ontario communities.  Tara currently works for the Keewatin Patricia District School Board, a board that covers a geographic area the size of France and two time zones!  Tara spends her summer months enjoying camp time on the Winnipeg River with family and friends, and her winter months at Kenora’s Mt. Evergreen Ski Club as a volunteer and member of the Board of Directors. Tara has been a part of various CASLPO committees as a non-Board member for several years.

Elected Professional Member (SLP) District 4
First Elected: 2018
Re-elected: 2021
Re-elected: 2024


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Ioan Curca is Assistant Professor and Clinical Supervisor at the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Western University. Ioan graduated from Medical School and the Otolaryngology Internship program at Gr. T. POPA University of Medicine in Iasi, Romania. He obtained his Ph.D. in Medical Sciences from the same university.  He also holds a Master of Clinical Science in Audiology from Western University. Ioan joined the Audiology Program at Western University in 2018, where he supervises clinical training and teaches cochlear implants and vestibular assessment and rehabilitation.  He further expanded his clinical auditory, balance, and electrophysiology skills and knowledge during his employment as a clinical audiologist with Vivosonic Inc. and with Elgin Audiology Consultants.   Professor Curca’s clinical research interests include: cochlear implants, balance, tinnitus, and interventions and outcomes in adults with hearing loss. Between 2010 and 2015, he coordinated a research project on adult cochlear implant users as a collaboration between Western University’s National Centre for Audiology and the London Health Sciences Centre. Ioan also served as research associate with the Human Auditory Phenotyping & Genetics Laboratory directed by Dr. Susan Stanton at the National Centre for Audiology.  He is a certified member of Speech-Language & Audiology Canada, and also a certified member of the Romanian Society of Audiology and Communication Pathology.

Academic Member (AUD)
First Appointed:  2021
Re-Appointed: 2024


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Kimberly Eskritt obtained her Master of Clinical Science degree in Audiology from Western University in 1995, and her clinical Doctorate in Audiology from Salus University in 2007.  Originally from Ridgetown, Ontario, Kim has practised in Sarnia for over 22 years.  In addition to private practice, Kim is also an associate Professor for the Communicative Disorders Assistant post-graduate certificate program at Lambton College, Sarnia. Over the years, Kim has been an active member of various professional organizations, serving as a Board member of the Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (OSLA), as well as serving on various CASLPO committees as a non-Board member.

Professional Member (AUD), District 3
First Elected: 2017
Re-elected: 2020
Re-elected: 2023


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Erin Gilchrist has 20 years of experience in the field of speech, language and communication disorders.  First as a Communicative Disorders Assistant, graduating from Georgian College in 2004, and then returning for the MHSc at University of Toronto in 2014 for Speech-Language Pathology. Throughout her career, Erin has worked in acute care and rehabilitation services in regional hospitals, worked in private practices with preschool and school aged children and through School Based Rehabilitation Services for speech sound disorders, fluency and voice. Erin currently works full time at Georgian College as the sole full-time faculty with the Communicative Disorders Assistant Program. This full-time position includes teaching a variety of courses to supportive personnel for both theory and practice; including literacy, clinical skills, scope of practice and adult communication disorders. Erin participates in a variety of Communities of Practice through Georgian college, including work in EDI&B and as a member of Academic Counsel which reviews and approves program renewals and proposals. Erin was previously a member of OSLA and remains an active member of CDAAC and SAC.

Appointed Professional Member (SLP) District 5

First Elected: 2024



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Tracy Hsu has been a practising Speech-Language Pathology for over two decades. She has been serving the pediatric, school-aged and adult/geriatric populations in the community, healthcare, and private practice and is currently with the Toronto District School Board.  As a consultant, Tracy used her clinical, business and cross-cultural knowledge to design clinical skill and training standards as well as a quality assurance program for a children's habilitation franchising company in Asia. Tracy is committed to public service and has volunteered in various not-for-profit agencies in Toronto and abroad. For 11 years, she served as a Board Director, with a term as president, for Aisling Discoveries Child and Family Centre (currently Strides Toronto), overseeing children’s and families’ mental health services, Early Abilities and the Autism Program. She is also a Clinical Educator for the University of Toronto.

Tracy has an M.H.Sc. in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Toronto, and an M.B.A. from Western University. She holds certificates in Alternative Dispute Resolution and Business Process Improvement. Her belief in continuous personal and professional development has supported the evolution of a trauma-informed and integrated holistic perspective in client care.

Elected Professional Member (SLP) District 2

First Elected: 2024


Bonny Li is a Public Member from Markham and is a multi-faceted professional with a diverse background. She holds licenses as a paralegal and a regulated Canadian immigration consultant. Furthermore, she serves as an instructor in paralegal studies and specializes in conflict resolution and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI). Bonny is also a qualified mediator with a rich legal career spanning 8 years, primarily focused on refugee law. She is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology.

Bonny is a lifelong champion of social justice. She is dedicated to advocating for and empowering women, youth, and marginalized communities. Her contributions were acknowledged through the 2022-2023 Ontario Attorney General's Victims Services Award of Distinction. Bonny is actively involved as a coach and advisor with the Law Society of Ontario, a mentor with the International Mediate Institute, a rostered/volunteer mediator with the Ontario Mandatory Mediation Program and the Minnesota Court. She is also a member of the ADR Institute of Canada’s Mediation Committee. Her volunteerism extends beyond Canada's borders, as she is a member of the MBBI's Gender Working Group and has taught with the United Nations.

Public Member
First Appointed: 2023


Brian Mason, CPA, CA is a former television finance executive turned producer.  He is now the CEO of his new own production company Mason Films. He became a Chartered Accountant in the technology, media & telecommunications group at KPMG Toronto.  Continuing into television at Epitome Pictures and DHX Studios Toronto (now Wildbrain) as the Production Controller, working on various television series including DEGRASSI.  He moved on to be the Executive in Charge of Finance at Architect Films and Nikki Ray Media Agency, running the television production finance function, working on over 10 different series across multiple seasons for HGTV, Food Network & Discovery.  Brian is now taking on the world of feature films, with his own production DRIVE BACK HOME and having recently completed work on NORTH OF NORMAL, with JoBro Productions, and WHO’S YER FATHER?, with 63 Lights.

Brian graduated from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting.  He has a Certificate in Film Studies from Ryerson University, now Toronto Metropolitan University.

Public Member
First Appointed: 2022
Re-Appointed: 2024


Selomon Menghsha is a seasoned Talent Acquisition Professional with over 15 years of industry experience in Corporate, Contingency, Retained and RPO resource management.  Selomon is a graduate of McMaster University and is a Licensed RRP (Registered Professional Recruiter) and is Bilingual in English/Italian.  Selomon currently holds the position of Sr. Manager, Talent Acquisition & Development and is responsible for the overall Talent Acquisition strategy for Buckland Customs Broker in Canada, United States and Mexico. Over the years Selomon has been part of a successful growth story with Buckland Customs Broker and has led targeted and strategic projects to exceed Organizational Development and Client needs. To this day, Selomon is very involved with recruiting on leadership positions and developing long lasting relationships which is a critical and fundamental part of his profession and personality.  From an operational standpoint, developing process, culture and policies has been at the heart of his ongoing growth.  He is an avid fan of process and improvement.  From a technology perspective, Selomon has been an integral part of several system implementations, such as HRIS and ATS.  Further to this, Selomon continually is looking to grow and develop.  He is currently embarking in furthering his  education in Training and Development to round off his talent experience.

Public Member
First Appointed:  2024


Donna Mooney of Mallorytown worked for most of her career as an Assessor with the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC). She also worked previously for the Leeds and Grenville Board of Education. Donna received her A.I.M.A designation in 1991 from the Institute of Municipal Assessors in cooperation with Fanshawe College. As a Property Valuation Analyst, she has valued and defended property values at the Assessment Review Board level for over 30 years. Donna enjoys travelling and volunteering locally and overseas; including with the United Way. She is also a dedicated Sunday school teacher and most recently a teacher and assistant at the Ocean Academy High School in Belize.

Public Member
First Appointed: 2016
Re-appointed 2019, 2022


Lisa (Kiki) Abbott Moore has been a speech language pathologist for 30 years and is a Certified member of Speech -Language Hearing of Canada as well as a Certified member of the American Speech Hearing Association. Lisa received her B.A. and M.S. from the University of Southern Mississippi. Lisa brings clinical experience in a broad range of settings, from acute care to community-based, and in both the public and private sectors. Her clinical work spans NICU to geriatric populations and specifically includes Cleft Palate Team, Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Centre of Southern Vermont, Dementia Management, Tracheostomy/Ventilator Care, Video fluoroscopy and swallowing disorders adult/child, Fiber-optic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES), Adult/Childhood language, Adult/child Voice, Cognitive-Linguistic Disorders (ABI), Pragmatic Language Disorders, Lee Silverman Voice Therapy (LSVT), Test Question author- ETS-Speech Praxis Exam, Past Board Recognized Swallowing Member (USA only), and work as a Communication Intermediary.

Lisa’s passion for sharing her knowledge includes teaching at the post-secondary level, developing and presenting CEU courses, completing numerous public speaking events, as well as teaching internationally. She has mentored volunteers, students and clinical peers and remains clinically active with a small private practice, working with the indigenous populations, pediatric and adult clientele. Lisa is an artist and her enthusiasm for using the visual arts as a modality with her clients led her to pursue a Graduate Diploma in Art Therapy (currently ongoing).

Elected Professional Member (SLP) District 1
First Elected: 2023


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Harunya Naaventhan (she/her)  of Guelph, Ontario is a speech-language pathologist working at a children’s treatment centre in the Waterloo and Wellington regions. She completed her Bachelors of Health Sciences (Honours) at McMaster University, specializing in Child Health, before obtaining a Masters of Science in Speech Language Pathology at McMaster University. Graduating from the second cohort of McMaster’s SLP program in 2020, Harunya started her career during the COVID-19 pandemic by providing teletherapy through a private practice in Oshawa. Within the preschool speech and language program in Waterloo-Wellington, Harunya provided assessment and intervention for preschool aged children, in areas including early language facilitation, social communication, articulation/phonology, motor speech disorders, and fluency. She completed training programs from the Speech and Stuttering Institute in the areas of motor speech and fluency. Currently, Harunya is the Clinical Manager for Speech-Language Pathology, within her program. Harunya enjoys providing supervision as a clinical instructor to speech-language pathology students. She is an aspiring leader in healthcare, passionate about teaching, problem-based learning, leadership development, promoting diversity and cultural humility, and pediatric health. Harunya speaks Tamil as her first language and is an advocate for mental health.

Elected Professional Member (SLP) District 3
First Elected: 2023


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Ashwini Namasivayam-MacDonald, PhD, SLP(C), CCC-SLP, Reg. CASLPO, is an Assistant Professor in the School of Rehabilitation Science at McMaster, where she teaches in the Speech-Language Pathology program. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Waterloo, and her Masters in Health Science and doctoral degree in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Toronto. Ashwini has a robust program of research that focuses developing a more comprehensive and collaborative approach to dysphagia management in older adults that unites the biomedical and psychosocial aspects of care, to improve health and quality of life within the individual and across the family system. She was the 2020 recipient of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's Early Career Contributions in Research Award. Over the years, Ashwini has also been an active member of various professional organizations including the Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists, Speech-Language and Audiology Canada, the Dysphagia Research Society, and the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.

Academic Member (SLP)

First Appointed:  2024


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Melanie Paradis is President of Texture Communications, a consultancy firm specializing in executive editorial and speechwriting services.  Previously, she was Principal Speechwriter to Erin O’Toole, the Leader of the Official Opposition in the House of Commons.  She has also worked as a Senior Communications advisor in several organizations, including Earnscliffe Strategy Group, Vale and National Public Relations, where she was National Practice Lead for Aboriginal Affairs.  At  the Metis Nation of Ontario, she was the Director of Lands, Resources and Consultations.  Her volunteer work has encompassed board positions with the PC Party of Ontario, the Royal Ontario Museum, the Centre of Excellence in Mining Innovation and Loyalist College. Melanie holds an Honours BA from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Master’s of Science from the University of Guelph.

Public Member
First Appointed: 2024


Sam Sinjari

Sam Sinjari is a public member residing in Windsor, Ontario. He has over 17 years of experience in the automotive finance industry, serving as a director of finance and currently as a chief revenue officer. Sam is deeply passionate about serving others and making a positive difference in his community. He is involved with various local organizations, such as “No Time for That” (Anti-Bullying Society) and Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare Foundation. He is also the host of “Empowering Kindness”, a local radio show. On the show, he shares stories of the work of non-profits and local community champions. Sam's philanthropic efforts are also significant and impactful. He has played a pivotal role in planting 50 large trees at Gignac Park and providing food for low-income families through the Unemployed Help Centre and Downtown Mission. In addition, Sam is involved in working with organizations such as The Salvation Army, and Hand and Hand Support.
Sam is a well-known motivational speaker. He consistently demonstrates his commitment to effecting lasting change and ensuring better opportunities for all members of the Windsor-Essex community. Sam has been recognized as a Community Champion by the Odette School of Business at the University of Windsor.

Public Member
First Appointed: 2023


Kanwar Saini

Kanwar Anit Singh Saini (he/him/his) of Etobicoke is a speech-language pathologist currently working for a child treatment centre in Mississauga. He has 11 years experience having started out in his home city of Montreal at a Centre de santé et de services sociaux working in pediatrics. In 2013, he settled in Toronto where he worked at Toronto District School Board and supported French services with Toronto’s preschool system. Kanwar holds an MSc. in speech-language pathology from McGill University, as well as a Bachelor of Fine Arts in music with a minor in Linguistics. He recently completed graduate studies in French Rehab Medicine for SLPs from University of Alberta. He is passionate about multilingualism, supporting new families and refugees, early literacy, and capacity building as a therapeutic tool. He occasionally teaches a class on serving diverse populations for the new grads at University of Toronto. Kanwar passionately supports his LGBTQ2S+ community through the arts having DJ’d many Pride celebrations and music festivals internationally. He has been making beats since he was 15-years-old, fusing folk Punjabi music with underground hip-hop and reggae. He is a VoiceOver actor with SecondCity, and is learning guitar.

Elected Professional Member (SLP) District 6
First Elected: 2022


Angela Weaver Angela obtained her Master of Clinical Science degree in Audiology from Western University in 2011. Prior to that, she completed a Master of Arts degree in Classical Languages and has a keen interest in Greek and Roman history. Angela works as a clinical audiologist specializing in adult hearing and amplification at Costco Wholesale in Ottawa and previously worked as a national manager helping to oversee all of the Costco Hearing Aid Centres across Canada. For six years, Angela served as a director on the board for the Canadian Academy of Audiology. Outside of Costco, Angela's other full time job is helping her husband manage their two young children.

Professional Member (AUD) District 1
First Elected: 2023

 


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