Committee Elections, Appointments


On January 27, 2016, the Council elected its first Executive Committee, and appointed individuals from Council and non-council Naturopathic Doctors to the other Committees of the Council.  These elections and appointments will remain in force until a new Council is elected this spring.

Statutory Committees



Statutory Committees are established pursuant to the Health Professions Procedural Code which is Schedule II of the Regulated Health Professions Act.  The following is a list of the Statutory Committees and the individuals appointed to those Committees by the Council.

Non-Statutory Committees



Non-statutory Committees are appointed by the Council of the College and are established under either a regulation made under the Naturopathy Act, or under the authority granted to the Council under the by-laws of the College.  The following are the Non-statutory Committees and the individuals appointed to them by the Council.

Discipline Committee

From the Council
Geneviève Boudreau, public member (Chair)
Kim Bretz, ND
Shelley Burns, ND
Harpal Buttar, PhD, public member
Dianne Delany, public member
Karim Dhanani, ND
Tara Gignac, ND
Chantel Goldsmith, public member
R. Gail Goodman, public member
Deborah Haswell, public member
Rosemary Hnatiuk, ND
Danielle O'Connor, ND
Dielle Raymond, ND
Barry Sullivan, public member
George Tardik, ND

From the profession
Chris Habib, ND
Jonothon Mainland, ND
Jenna McNamee, ND

Executive Committee (Elected)

Tara Gignac, ND: President
Shelley Burns, ND: Vice President
Dianne Delany: public member
Geneviève Boudreau: public member
Kim Bretz, ND: professional member

Fitness to Practice Committee

From the Council
Geneviève Boudreau, public member (Chair)
Kim Bretz, ND
Shelley Burns, ND
Harpal Butter, PhD, public member
Dianne Delany, public member
Karim Dhanani, ND
Tara Gignac, ND
Chantel Goldsmith, public member
R. Gail Goodman, public member
Deborah Haswell, public member
Rosemary Hnatiuk, ND
Danielle O'Connor, ND
Dielle Raymond, ND
Barry Sullivan, public member
George Tardik, ND

From the profession
Chris Habib, ND
Jonothon Mainland, ND
Jenna McNamee, ND

Inquiries, Complaints, and Reports Committee

From the Council
Kim Bretz, ND
Karim Dhanani, ND
Chantel Goldsmith, public member
Barry Sullivan, public member

From the profession
Erin Psota, ND (Chair)
Glenda Clark, ND
Sylvi Martin, ND

Patient Relations Committee

From the Council
Shelley Burns, ND (Chair)
Deborah Haswell, public member

From the profession
Alison Chen, ND

Quality Assurance Committee

From the Council
Kim Bretz, ND
Dianne Delany, public member
Tara Gignac, ND
Dielle Raymond, ND
Barry Sullivan, public member (Chair)

From the profession
Anthony Moscar, ND

Registration Committee

From the Council
Geneviève Boudreau, public member
Shelley Burns, ND
Chantel Goldsmith, public member
Rosemary Hnatiuk, ND
Danielle O'Connor, ND (chair)

From the profession
Jacob Scheer, ND

Terms of Reference may be found in the Resources section of the website.

Audit Committee

From the Council
Dielle Raymond, ND (Chair)
Harpal Buttar, PhD, public member 

From the profession
Elena Rossi, ND

Examination Appeals Committee

From the Council
George Tardik, ND (Chair)
Deborah Haswell, public member

From the profession
Vaishna Sathiamoorthy

Nominations and Elections Committee

From the Council
Karim Dhanani, ND (Chair)
R. Gail Goodman, public member 

From the profession
Gudrun Welder, ND

Schedule Substances Review Committee

From the Council
Harpal Buttar, PhD, public member
R. Gail Goodman, public member (Chair)
George Tardik, ND

From the profession
Jean-Jacques Dugoua, ND
Shimon Levytam, ND

Inspection Committee

From the Council
Rosemary Hnatiuk, ND
Barry Sullivan, public member 

From the profession
Sean Armstrong, ND (Chair)



Terms of Reference may be found in the Resources section of the website.