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.

2022/2023 OACAS Board Members

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

Ryan Bhopalsingh
Agency Board Director (The Children’s Aid Society of the District of Thunder Bay)

Anna Bozza
Agency Staff Director (Family and Children’s Services Niagara)

Talyah Breslin
Agency Staff Director (Jewish Family and Child Service)

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

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

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

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

Kelly Laurila
Agency Board Director (Family & Children’s Services of the Waterloo Region)

Vera Mercier
Agency Board Director (Durham Children’s Aid Society)

Geraldine-Dooley Phillips
Agency Staff Director (Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions)