Governance and People
The Ozad Advisory Committee
(OAC) oversees the activities of the Ozad Institute. The OAC reports through the HDGH Changing Lives Together Foundation (CLTF). The OAC meets quarterly and minutes are posted on the Ozad Institute internet site, Regional Children's Centre, HDGH. Ms. Cathy Geml is Chair of the OAC and currently serves as the CLTF representative. Ms. Pam Skillings is the Secretary of the OAC. Mr. John Jenner is the Electrozad Supply Co. Ltd. and Electrozad Foundation representative. Dr. Christine Daigle, C. Psych. is a Maryvale Adolescent and Family Services representative. Dr. Brenda Santarossa is a John McGivney Children's Centre School Authority representative. Dr. Sonja Grbevski (HDGH Vice President Mental Health & Addictions) is the RCC Representative. Mr. Stephen Roberts an ex-officio member is a lawyer and partner at McTague Law Firm. Stephen has had
involvement with the Electrozad Foundation since the seminal proposal in 1989, and the establishment of the Ozad Institute in 1990. Stephen Roberts continues to provide legal consultation related to the Ozad Institute. These and other past OAC
members have been very active in promoting the Ozad Institute and supporting
its work and direction.
All Ozad Institute appointees are scientist-practitioners and registered psychologists with the College of Psychologists of Ontario, with specialization in clinical neuropsychology and/or child and adolescent clinical psychology.
Strang is Director of the Ozad Institute in a consultant capacity. Following 32
years employment at RCC, John works in his neuropsychology
private practice, which includes neuropsychology consultant positions at
Maryvale Adolescent and Family Services and the John McGivney Children’s Centre School Authority. He is an Adjunct Associate
Professor of Psychology at the University of Windsor.
Dr. Joseph Casey began his formal involvement with the Ozad Institute in 1995 and was appointed Senior Research Scientist in 2000. Joe is a Professor of Psychology in the Clinical Neuropsychology Program at the University of Windsor and the Child Neuropsychology Research Lab. He is Chair of the Pay Attention and Learn Task Force of the Learning Disability Association of Windsor-Essex. Joe also has a private practice in clinical neuropsychology.
Dr. Cory Saunders is a Senior Research Scientist at the Institute. He completed the Ozad Institute’s first Postdoctoral Resident in Child Neuropsychology (2000-2002). At present, Cory is the Supervisor of Psychological and Speech-Language Services (GECDSB) and is the Ozad Institute's GECDSB representative. He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Windsor and is a Preceptor in Psychiatry at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry/SWOMEN (Western University). Cory also has a private practice in child and adolescent clinical neuropsychology.
Dr. Andrew Taylor is a Research Scientist at the Institute. Andrew is a private practice child and adult Clinical Psychologist with a special interest in psychological treatment issues. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Windsor.
Dr. Philip Ricciardi is Research Scientist at the Institute. Phil is a private practice child and adult Clinical Psychologist with a special interest in child welfare issues. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Windsor.
Dr. Erin Picard is a Research Scientist at the Institute. Erin is a Clinical Neuropscychologist and the Chief Psychologist, Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board, and is the Ozad's WECDSB representative. She is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Windsor.