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 ambassador@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
Ron Clifton, P.Eng., OSPE Treasurer

Members
Nicholas Burgwin, P.Eng.
David Carnegie, P.Eng.
Mark Frayne, P.Eng.
Valeria Mueller (OSPE staff contact)

Chair

Tom Murad, P.Eng.

Members
Tibor Turi, P.Eng.
Jerome James, P.Eng.
Mark Frayne, P.Eng.
Valeria Mueller (OSPE staff contact)

Members
Daniel Young, P.Eng.
Sue Tessier, P.Eng.
Jonathan Hack, P.Eng.

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
Réjeanne Aimey, P.Eng., OSPE President and Chair

Members
Tom Murad, P.Eng., OSPE Vice Chair
Ron Clifton, P.Eng., OSPE Treasurer
Angela Wojtyla, P.Eng., OSPE Secretary
Tibor Turi, P.Eng., OSPE Past Chair
Sue Tessier, P.Eng., OSPE Director
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
Jonathan Hack, P.Eng.
Valeria Mueller (OSPE Staff Contact)

Chair
Anita Sparre, C.E.T.

Members
Ian Shaw, P.Eng.
Frank Lasowski, P.Eng.
Gary Moore, P.Eng.
Ron Schekenberger, P.Eng.
Steven Kizlan, P.Eng.
Sandro Perrruzza, OSPE CEO
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
Réjeanne Aimey, P.Eng., OSPE President and Chair

Members
Laura Yu, P.Eng.
Sue Tessier, P.Eng.
Valeria Mueller (OSPE Staff Contact)

Representatives
Réjeanne Aimey, P.Eng., OSPE President and Chair
Tom Murad, P.Eng., OSPE Vice Chair
Tibor Turi, P.Eng., Past Chair
Jerome James, P.Eng., OSPE Director
Sandro Perruzza, OSPE CEO

As a member-interest organization, OSPE is committed to meeting the needs of member engineers across Ontario. The Membership Advisory Committee works with the Manager, Marketing and Membership Development to identify those needs and provide programming that promotes the interests of our members. The committee provides input and advice on the development and implementation of recruitment, renewal and retention programs, student membership programs, services for members, and value-added affinity programs. The committee is chaired by a member of the Board and includes two to four additional Professional Members.

Chair
Sandro Perruzza, OSPE CEO

Members
Jonathan Hack, P.Eng.
Shahan Shaikh
Eman Al-Ali
Behrooz Abbaszadeh, EIT
Lawrence Chen, P.Eng.
David Carnegie, P.Eng.
David Wong, P.Eng.
Baijul Shukla (OSPE Staff Contact)

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
Anna Gkalimani, P.Eng.

Members
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Valeria Mueller (OSPE Staff Contact)

Representatives
Manraj Pannu, P.Eng.
Angela Wojtyla, P.Eng.
Baijul Shukla (OSPE Staff Contact)


Task Forces and Working Groups

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
Emily Thorn Corthay, P.Eng.

Members
Paul Acchione, P.Eng.
Mathew Cable, P.Eng.
Brent DeBow, P.Eng.
Anita Eisakhani, P.Eng.
Ali Hoss, P.Eng.
Frank Lasowski, P.Eng.
Michael Loken, P.Eng.
Steve Pepper, P.Eng.
Pappur Shankar, P.Eng.
Handan Tezel, P.Eng.
Peter DeVita, P.Eng.
Stuart Atkinson (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
Jerome James, P.Eng.
Frederik Becker, P.Eng.
Carl Bodimeade, P.Eng.
Jim Chisholm, P.Eng.
Paula Hutchison, P.Eng.
Tom Markowitz, P.Eng.
BR Ravishankar (Ravi), P.Eng.
Pauline Watson, P.Eng.
David Micalef, P.Eng.
Bob (Robert) Awharen, EIT
Caroline Wojtyla, P.Eng.
Stuart Atkinson (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
Mark Frayne, P.Eng.

Members
Veronica Bergs, P.Eng.
Darya Duma, P.Eng.
Richard Keimel, P.Eng.
Asim Masaud, P.Eng.
Arthur Sinclair, P.Eng.
Oliver X. Xiao, EIT
Cassandra Lee Taha, EIT
Stuart Atkinson (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
Laura Yu, P.Eng.
Ramzi Abdelmoula
Mukul Asthana, P.Eng.
Eric Blaise
Emanuel Corthay, P.Eng.
Harvey Shi, EIT
Duncan Stewart
Jeremy Wang, EIT
Andrea Carmona (OSPE staff contact)

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

Chair
Angela Wojtyla, P.Eng.

Members
Réjeanne Aimey, P.Eng.
Vanessa Raponi, EIT
Janelle Hinds
Manraj Pannu, P.Eng.
Jenan Abderrahman
Anna Gkalimani, P.Eng.
Paula Hutchison, P.Eng.
Elizabeth Pietrantonio, P.Eng.
Tiffany Joseph
Andrea Carmona (OSPE staff contact)