Committee Elections, Appointments


On April 26, 2017, the Council appointed individuals from Council and non-council Naturopathic Doctors to the other Committees of the Council.  These appointments are for a one-year term.

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
R. Gail Goodman, public member (Chair)
Kim Bretz, ND
Shelley Burns, ND
Harpal Buttar, PhD, public member
Dianne Delany, public member
Karim Dhanani, ND
Tara Gignac, ND
Deborah Haswell, public member
Rosemary Hnatiuk, ND
Samuel Laldin, public member
Danielle O'Connor, ND
Scott Sawler, public member
Jordan Sokoloski, ND
Barry Sullivan, public member
George Tardik, ND

From the profession
Jonothon Mainland, ND
Jenna McNamee, ND
Rick (Enrique) Olazabal, ND

Executive Committee (Elected)

Tara Gignac, ND: President (Chair)
Deborah Haswell: Vice President (public member)
Dianne Delany: public member-at-large
Kim Bretz, ND: professional member-at-large
Shelley Burns, ND: professional member-at-large

Fitness to Practice Committee

From the Council
R. Gail Goodman, public member (Chair)
Kim Bretz, ND
Shelley Burns, ND
Harpal Buttar, PhD, public member
Dianne Delany, public member
Karim Dhanani, ND
Tara Gignac, ND
Deborah Haswell, public member
Rosemary Hnatiuk, ND
Samuel Laldin, public member
Danielle O'Connor, ND
Scott Sawler, public member
Jordan Sokoloski, ND
Barry Sullivan, public member
George Tardik, ND

From the profession
Jonothon Mainland, ND
Jenna McNamee, ND
Rick (Enrique) Olazabal, ND

Inquiries, Complaints, and Reports Committee

From the Council
Kim Bretz, ND
Karim Dhanani, ND
Scott Sawler, public member
Barry Sullivan, public member

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

Patient Relations Committee

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

From the profession
Alison Chen, ND (inactive)

Quality Assurance Committee

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

From the profession
Dielle Raymond, ND

Registration Committee

From the Council
Shelley Burns, ND
Dianne Delany, public member
R. Gail Goodman, 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
Jordan Sokoloski, ND
Harpal Buttar, PhD, public member 

From the profession
Elena Rossi, ND (Chair)

Examination Appeals Committee

From the Council
George Tardik, ND (Chair)
Harpal Buttar, 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

Scheduled Substance Review Committee

From the Council
Harpal Buttar, PhD, public member
Deborah Haswell, public member (Chair)
Karim Dhanani, ND
George Tardik, ND

From the profession
Jean-Jacques Dugoua, ND
Anthony Moscar, 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.