Committees, Task Forces and Working Groups

As a member-driven organization, OSPE relies on the energy and commitment of volunteers to support our programs and activities. Below is a list of all OSPE committees. If you are a member of OSPE and are interested in volunteering for a committee, please contact us at volunteer@ospe.on.ca for more information.

Committees


The Audit and Finance Committee is a standing committee of the Board that makes recommendations on policies affecting the Society’s finances and oversees the audit of its annual financial statements. The committee recommends the appointment of auditors for approval by members at the Annual General Meeting, establishes policies and recommendations for Society funds, and reviews the annual draft audited financial statements prior to distribution to the membership. The committee is chaired by the Treasurer and includes three additional members of the Board of Directors.

Chair
Nicholas Burgwin, P.Eng., OSPE Treasurer

Members
Sandra Ausma, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Mark Frayne, P.Eng.
Raymond Mantha, P.Eng.
Valeria Mueller (OSPE staff contact)

Chair

Stephanie Holko, P.Eng.

Members
TBD
Valeria Mueller (OSPE staff contact)

Members
Sue Tessier, P.Eng., President
Daniel Young, P.Eng., Vice President/Secretary
Jonathan Hack, P.Eng., Treasurer

Representative
Sandro Perruzza, OSPE CEO

The Executive Committee is a standing committee of the Board that acts as an operational advisory committee to the Chief Executive Officer. The Executive Committee does not set policy, but rather facilitates the activities of the Board and acts on behalf of the Board when required to do so. The Executive Committee is comprised of OSPE’s Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Past Chairperson, Treasurer and Secretary. The Chief Executive Officer is an ex officio non-voting member of the Committee.

Chair
Dr. Marilyn Powers, P.Eng., OSPE President and Chair

Members
Stephanie Holko, P.Eng., Vice Chair
Nicholas Burgwin, P.Eng., OSPE Treasurer
David Carnegie, P.Eng., OSPE Secretary
Mark Frayne, P.Eng., OSPE Past Chair
Sandro Perruzza, OSPE CEO
Valeria Mueller (OSPE Staff Contact)

The Ontario Professional Engineers Foundation for Education provides scholarships to encourage students to pursue careers in the engineering profession. The Foundation makes funds available to each engineering school in Ontario, which awards the scholarships according to criteria established by the Foundation. The Foundation also includes the Professional Engineers Benevolent Fund, which provides temporary financial assistance to professional engineers and their families in extenuating circumstances. Both the scholarship program and the Benevolent Fund are financed through donations from Ontario professional engineers. To find out more about the Foundation or make a donation, visit the Professional Engineers Foundation for Education website.

Representatives
Jamie Gerson, P.Eng.
Baijul Shukla

Chair
Sandro Perruzza

Members
Jennifer Clarke, P.Eng.
Anthony Chryssafis
Frank Lasowski, P.Eng.
Umar Malik, P.Eng.
Gary Moore, P.Eng.
Ron Schekenberger, P.Eng.
Ian Shaw, P.Eng.
Anita Sparre, C.E.T.
Valeria Mueller (OSPE Staff Contact)

The Human Resources Committee provides oversight to OSPE’s compensation structure and philosophy. The Committee is chaired by the OSPE Chairperson and includes two additional members of the Board of Directors.

Chair
Dr. Marilyn Powers, P.Eng., OSPE President and Chair

Members
TBD
Valeria Mueller (OSPE Staff Contact)

Representatives
Dr. Marilyn Powers, P.Eng., OSPE President and Chair
Stephanie Holko, P.Eng., Vice Chair
Mark Frayne, P.Eng., Past Chair
Jerome James, P.Eng., OSPE Director
Sandro Perruzza, OSPE CEO

The Nominations Committee is responsible for preparing a slate of candidates for OSPE’s annual Board elections. This committee is chaired by a Board member who is not up for re-election and includes two additional Professional Members of OSPE (who may also be Board members not up for re-election). Election candidates may be nominated by members at large or by the Nominations Committee. It is up to this Committee to ensure that the confirmed slate of candidates meet all criteria set our by OSPE bylaws, including adequate regional and sector representation.

Chair
TBD

Members
TBD
Valeria Mueller (OSPE Staff Contact)

Chair
Laura Yu, P.Eng.

Members
Dave Carnegie, P.Eng.
Nick Burgwin, P.Eng.
Marilyn Powers, P.Eng.
Irene Sterian, P.Eng.
Baijul Shukla (OSPE Staff Contact)

Chair
Jerome James, P.Eng.

Members
Kadra Branker, P.Eng.
Carmine Ciriello, P.Eng.
Florin Corcoz, P.Eng.
Brad DesRochers, P.Eng.
William Goodings, P.Eng.
Justin O’Brien, P.Eng.
Manraj Pannu, P. Eng.
Rakesh Shreewastav, P.Eng.
Fanny Wong, P. Eng
Oliver Xiao, P.Eng.
Baijul Shukla (OSPE Staff Contact)

Task Forces and Working Groups

Chair
Mark Frayne, P.Eng.

Members
Nigel Fung, P.Eng.
Ken Kopechanski, P.Eng.
Pierre Labrecque, P.Eng.
Marilyn Spink, P.Eng.
Sue Tessier, P.Eng.
Troy Williams, P.Eng.

Engineers have a significant role to play in helping Ontario meet its energy challenges. The Energy Task Force responds to the changing energy landscape in the province with public policy advice supporting the interests of professional engineers in the sector. It advocates for a safe, reliable, environmentally responsible and affordable energy supply for Ontario by speaking with governments, stakeholders and members to influence the government’s energy agenda. The Task Force also examines provincial government plans for the production and delivery of alternative energy and identifies opportunities to partner with government on the implementation of those plans.

Chair
TBD

Members
Mathew Cable, P.Eng.
Emily Thorn Corthay, P.Eng.
Brent DeBow, P.Eng.
Anita Eisakhani, P.Eng.
Ali Hoss, P.Eng.
Frank Lasowski, P.Eng.
Michael Loken, P.Eng.
Jim McConnach, P.Eng.
Stephen Pepper, P.Eng.
Pappur Shankar, P.Eng.
Handan Tezel, P.Eng.
Bob Waddell, P.Eng.

Subject Matter Experts
Paul Acchione, P.Eng.
Ismail Barakat, P.Eng.
Kostyantyn Khomutov, MASc
Tugrul Kodaz, EIT
Sushma Narisetty, P.Eng.
Ramtin Rasoulinezhad
Sara Mehraban (OSPE staff contact)

The Environment Task Force is responsible for identifying and bringing an engineering perspective to environmental issues. The Task Force creates awareness of engineers’ interests in environmental issues, especially climate change, with the intent to influence public policy development and to ensure stewardship that reflects the values of the profession. It also aims to create awareness of the value of engineers in providing advice and design expertise for all stakeholders on environmental issues.

Chair
David Carnegie, P.Eng.

Members
Bob (Robert) Awharen, EIT
Carl Bodimeade, P.Eng.
Jeffrey Lee, P.Eng.
Tom Markowitz, P.Eng.
BR Ravishankar (Ravi), P.Eng.
Pauline Watson, P.Eng.
Caroline Wojtyla, P.Eng.

Subject Matter Experts
Vera Belousova, P.Eng.
Franco DiGiovanni, LL
Martha Hamre, EIT
Sara Mehraban (OSPE staff contact)

The purpose of the Task Force is to profile the important contributions engineers make to the infrastructure sector; to encourage procurement of domestic technology and local intellectual property; and to monitor relevant legislation and regulation to support a safe, reliable and affordable design and construction industry for Ontario. The Task Force is charged with identifying opportunities to strengthen Ontario’s design and construction systems and to promote engineers as essential contributors in infrastructure public policy development.

Chair
Oliver X. Xiao, P.Eng.

Members
Stephanie Holko, P.Eng., Associate Chair
Veronica Bergs, P.Eng.
Darya Duma, P.Eng.
Dan Lahey, EIT
Cassandra Lee Taha, P.Eng.
Asim Masaud, P.Eng.
So Ming, P.Eng.
Nelson Su, EIT
Sara Mehraban (OSPE staff contact)

Professional engineers are leaders in research and innovation in all industry sectors in Ontario, yet engineering achievements often go unrecognized by government and the general public. The mandate of the Research & Innovation Task Force is to highlight and advance engineering innovation. The Task Force is charged with identifying and communicating funding opportunities that will support OSPE members as they develop, commercialize, and market engineering technology.

Chair
Nicholas Burgwin, P.Eng.

Members
Mukul Asthana, P.Eng.
Eric Blaise
Emanuel Corthay, P.Eng.
Duncan Stewart
Jeremy Wang, EIT
Laura Yu, P.Eng.
Subject Matter Experts
Sujoy Chatterjee
Gustav Rodricks, P.Eng.
Beatrice Sze, P.Eng.
Dr. Tibor Turi, P.Eng.
Ivette Vera-Perez
John Wang, P.Eng.
Sara Mehraban (OSPE staff contact)

Members
Mark Frayne, P.Eng.

Members
Réjeanne Aimey, P.Eng.
Annette Bergeron, P.Eng.
David Brown, P.Eng.
Bernard Ennis, P.Eng.
Jerome James, P.Eng.
Bruce Matthews, P.Eng.

To provide leadership on matters related to diversity, inclusion and equity, and the elimination of discrimination in Ontario’s engineering profession.

Chair
Tiffany Joseph

Members
Jenan Abderrahman
Réjeanne Aimey, P.Eng.
Lauren Anne Briens, P.Eng.
Joy Chianu, EIT
Anna Gkalimani, P.Eng.
Janelle Hinds
Nazli Kaya
Shivani Nathoo, EIT
Manraj Pannu, P.Eng.
Angela Wojtyla, P.Eng.
Subject Matter Experts
Karen Chan, P.Eng.
Shelly Deitner, P.Eng.
Nigel Fung, P.Eng.
Jasmine Shaw, P.Eng.
Sara Mehraban (OSPE staff contact)

Chair
Joey Fox, P.Eng.

Members
Stephane Bilodeau, P.Eng.
Tracey Casavant
Sandra Dedesko, P.Eng.
David Elfstrom, P.Eng.  
David Fisman
Azadeh Ghadimi
Amy Katz
Marianne Levitsky
Martin Luymes
Petre Moga
Duncan Philips, P.Eng.
Hans Schleibinger
James Smith, P.Eng.
Andy Thomson
Amy Tianyuan Li
Tomer Zarhi, P.Eng.

Sara Mehraban (OSPE staff contact)