Our Board

OACAS is governed by a board of 16 members who represent Children’s Aid Societies from across the province. Candidates for the OACAS Board must have served at least one year on the board or the staff of a member Children’s Aid Society. They must continue to serve (in some capacity) in their local society during their term of office on the OACAS Board. Each Zone has one representative from a local Children’s Aid Society Board of Directors and one Executive Director representative from a local Children’s Aid Society.

2018/2019 OACAS Board Members

Board Executive
Chair: Margaret Bowman
Past Chair: Avanthi Goddard
Vice Chair: Lisa Sarsfield
Secretary/Treasurer: Rachel Daigneault

Lisa Sarsfield
Agency Board Director (Durham)

Rav Bains
Agency Staff Director (Peel Children’s Aid Society)

Dr. Maria Odumodu
Agency Board Director (Oxford)

Dawn Flegel
Agency Staff Director (Sarnia-Lambton)

Anne-Marie Burrus
Agency Board Director (Highland Shores)

Rachel Daigneault
Agency Staff Director (Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry)

Don McKay
Agency Board Director (Guelph-Wellington)

Bernadette Gallagher
Agency Staff Director (Haldimand & Norfolk)

Vincent Lacroix
Agency Board Director (Sudbury-Manitoulin)

Brad Bain
Agency Staff Director (Thunder Bay)

Rejeanne Demeules
Agency Board Director (North Eastern Ontario Family and Children’s Services)

Gisele Hebert
Agency Staff Director (Nipissing & Parry Sound)

Abram Benedict
Agency Board Director – Aboriginal Agency (Akwesasne)

Robert Morton
Associate Member Director

View the Annual Report Highlights
2016-2017 brochure

Ontario Child Welfare Report

Ontario Child
Welfare Report