New faces, President for Council
At its March meeting, Council elected Naomi Thick, RN, as President, effective Tuesday, June 7, 2022. Thick first joined Council in 2017, and is currently serving as Council’s Vice President, RN.
Thick is a Clinical Manager in the Hematology and Oncology program at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO).
Council — which is CNO’s board of directors — is made up of nurses who are elected by their peers, as well as public members whom the Ontario government appoints. This collaboration between the profession and the public reflects Council’s commitment to the people of Ontario.
Each March, Council elects a new Executive Committee to provide leadership to Council. Executive also facilitates efficient and effective functioning of Council and committees. The Executive Committee includes a Vice-President RN, a Vice-President RPN and two public members.
At the same meeting, Council elected Raj Kaur, RPN, as Vice-President RPN. Kaur specializes in wound care and is the Assistant Director of Care at Parkwood Mennonite Home in Waterloo.
Council elected Patricia Sullivan-Taylor, RN, as Vice-President RN. Sullivan-Taylor is an Executive Lead with Accreditation Canada and the Health Standards Organization, responsible for strategy, policy and partner engagement.
Council also elected public members Maria Sheculski, a retired educator, and Fidelia Osime, an HR professional, to the Executive Committee.
The new Executive Committee members will begin their terms this June, when Council meets for its second meeting of the year.
New members coming to Council
On Tuesday, June 7, 2022 we will welcome several new faces to Council. This year, CNO held Council elections in three districts: Metro Toronto (elections for two RNs [or NPs]); Central (two RNs [or NPs]) and Central Eastern (two RNs [or NPs] and one RPN).
The newly elected members of the board are:
Edsel Mutia, RN, Metro Toronto
Tomoko Fukushima, RN, Metro Toronto
Morgan Krauter, NP, Central
Zaheeda Hamza, RN, Central
Tyler Hands, RN, Central Eastern
Colleen Lewis, NP, Central Eastern
David Edwards, RPN, Central Eastern
The new members will join a committed team who work together to make decisions about public safety.
You can learn more about Council and Council elections on our Council page.