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Meet the Board

The Ontario Association of Residents’ Councils (OARC) is managed by a working Board of Directors, some of whom are residents of long-term care. Board Directors and Delegate members volunteer their time and talents to serve on the OARC Board. For more information about becoming an OARC Board member please contact Julie Garvey, Administrator and Finance Manager, jgarvey@ontarc.com  


Mary Nestor

Mary Nestor, Chair

MKN Consulting, Previously Senior Manager, LTC Homes Inspection Branch, Ministry of Health and LTC

Fred Mather

Dr. Fred Mather, Vice Chair

Medical Director of Sunnyside Home, Past President of Ontario LTC Clinicians

John Scotland

John Scotland, Treasurer

CEO at Steeves & Rozema Group

Carolynn Snow

Carolynn Snow, Secretary

President of Residents’ Council, Cedarvale Lodge Care Community

Jennifer Bethell

Jennifer Bethell, Director

Affiliate Scientist, KITE Research Institute, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute – University Health Network, Assistant Professor (Status-Only), Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto

Jennifer Blaik

Jennifer Blaik, Director

Psychogeriatric Resource Consultant, The Regional Municipality of York

Joan Devine

Joan Devine, Director

Former Director of Education at Pioneer Network

Calvin Morrisseau

Calvin Morrisseau, Director

Former CEO of Fort Frances Tribal Area Health Services

Connie Redmond

Connie Redmond, Director


Murray Woodcock

Murray Woodcock, Director

President of Residents’ Council, Extendicare Brampton

Dee Tripp

Dee Tripp, Executive Director


Gale Ramsden, Director and REAL Co-Chair

President of Residents’ Council, Perley Health, Ottawa

Jim Gilhuly

Jim Gilhuly, Director and REAL Member

Sunnyside Home Long-Term Care, Kitchener

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