Board Member Biographies


Jennifer Anderson received her Bachelor of Science in Education in Speech Pathology in 1995 from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. She then went on to receive her Master of Science in Audiology from the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, University of Southampton, England. She worked for over 10 years in the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), where she held a variety of managerial and clinical roles at both community and teaching hospital level. These included managing the introduction of the universal Newborn Hearing Screening Program for three London Boroughs and being Chair for the Children’s Hearing Services Working Group during her time at the Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Addenbrooke’s).  She has enjoyed teaching, assisting in professional development, and providing mentorship throughout her career (to students and practicing clinicians in the UK, Canada and Australia).

Board Chair, Elected Professional Member (AUD), District 5
First Elected: 2015 (AUD)
Re-elected 2018, 2021


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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


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


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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


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Lynn Ellwood is an Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, and Coordinator of Clinical Education at the University of Toronto.  She received her Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders from the University of Western Ontario, and her M.H.Sc. in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Toronto, as well as her M.B.A. from the Henley Business School of Reading University.  Lynn brings clinical experience in a broad range of settings, from acute care to community-based, and in both public and private sectors.  Past professional titles include Senior Speech-Language Pathologist, Clinical Practice Leader.  She has mentored volunteers, students and clinical peers and remains clinically active with a small private practice.  She joined the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Toronto in 2003, where she manages clinical courses and teaches academic courses.  She is an active member of the Canadian Academic Coordinators of Clinical Education Committee for the Canadian Council of University Programs, as well as the Ontario Council of University Programs in Rehabilitation.  Lynn is a long-standing member of both the national and provincial professional associations, and has chaired the Awards Committee for Speech-Language and Audiology Canada.

Academic Member (SLP)
First Appointed:  2018
Re-appointed 2021


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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, 2023


Satpaul Singh Johal of Brampton, Ontario has over 20 years of professional experience in communications, public relations, counselling, immigration and translations. This encompasses research and analysis, story development, program editing, anchoring radio and TV programs. As an interpreter/translator, he specializes in legal terminology. Since 2002 he has been a News and Talk Show Host on Canadian Community Channel TV & Radio.

Mr. Johal holds a Master’s Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. Additionally, he has completed an Immigration Law study program at Humber College, Toronto. He has participated in media delegations with two Canadian Prime Ministers and the Premier of Ontario travelling to countries, including India, Japan, China, Thailand, and Sri Lanka. Being an established journalist, Mr. Johal contributes regularly with his detailed editorial columns in different newspapers. He served as a member of Correction Canada’s Ontario Regional Ethno-cultural Advisory Committee from 2005 to 2013. He was appointed a member of CAC in 2014. Mr. Johal’s core skills and competencies include advocacy, communications, public relations, conflict resolution, counselling, facilitation, negotiation and mediation.

Public Member
First Appointed: 2015
Re-appointed 2018, 2021


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: 2023


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


Melanie Moussa-Elaraby of Toronto; is a published author of a fictional novel and a short story for a literary magazine in India. Currently working on several new literary works, Ms. Moussa-Elaraby is also a world traveller. Formerly she was employed in private and not for profit settings in an administrative capacity. Educated as a Law Clerk, she has over five years’ experience working with health regulatory colleges. Ms. Moussa-Elaraby holds her Associate Level, Law Clerk certificate from the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario.

Public Member
First Appointed: 2014
Re-appointed 2017, 2020

 


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


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


Yvonne Wyndham has over 25 years of experience as a Speech and Language Therapist. She trained, graduated and worked in London, UK, within paediatric clinical and community settings for two years before immigrating to Canada. Yvonne has a wide range of experience, working in School Health Support (now CCAC) and Peel Preschool Speech-Language Services as well as two school boards. She works currently with the Toronto District School Board as a field SLP. Yvonne is a member of her department’s Technology and Public Relations Committees and was also a long time member of her department’s Professional Practices Committee. Yvonne has been a volunteer for various charitable institutions. She is a board member of a charitable organization that aims to promote and develop the work of specific community agencies which support and inspire urban youth to lead lives free of violence. Yvonne was also a BBC Canada voice-over artist for six years. Her professional interests include the ongoing promotion, development and maintenance of quality speech-language services within this evolving profession.

Professional Member (SLP) District 2
First Elected: 2015
Re-elected 2018, 2021


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