Our Board

The OACAS Board of Directors, which governs OACAS, is composed of directors elected at the annual meeting of the membership. The Board includes a board chair, vice chair, past board chair, 6 agency board directors, 6 agency staff directors, and 2 directors-at-large.

2021/2022 OACAS Board Members

Board Executive
Chair: Ela Smith
Past Chair: Lisa Sarsfield
Vice Chair: Sherwin Knight (North Eastern Ontario Family and Children’s Services)
Treasurer: Tony Barnes (Family and Children’s Services of Lanark, Leeds and Grenville )
Secretaries: Michael Brown, Associate Member (RAPHA Christian Centre) and Kathy Hogarth, Associate Member (University of Waterloo)

Brad Bain
Agency Staff Director (The Children’s Aid Society of the District of Thunder Bay)

​Amber Crowe
Agency Staff Director (Dnaagdawenmag Binnoojiiyag Child & Family Services)

Derrick Drouillard
Agency Staff Director (Windsor-Essex Children’s Aid Society)

Rocco Gizzarelli
Agency Staff Director (Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton)

Gisèle Hébert
Agency Staff Director (Children’s Aid Society of the District of Nipissing and Parry Sound)

Christine John
Agency Board Director (Bruce Grey Child and Family Services)

​Joel Johnson
Agency Board Director (Chatham-Kent Children’s Services)

Paul Rosebush
Agency Staff Director (Children’s Aid Society of Toronto)

Martine Taylor
Agency Board Director (Jewish Family and Child Service)