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.

2020/2021 OACAS Board Members

Board Executive
Chair: Lisa Sarsfield
Past Chair: Margaret Bowman
Vice Chair: Ela Smith (Children’s Aid Society of London & Middlesex)
Treasurer: Sherwin Knight (North Eastern Ontario Family and Children’s Services)
ED Member: Dawn Flegel (Sarnia-Lambton Children’s Aid Society)

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

Tony Barnes
Agency Board Director (Family and Children’s Services of Lanark, Leeds and Grenville )

Michael Brown
Associate Member (RAPHA Christian Centre)

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

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)

Kathy Hogarth
Associate Member (University of Waterloo)

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

Don McKay
Agency Board Director (Family and Children’s Services of Guelph and Wellington County)

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