Governance and People
The Ozad Advisory Committee
(OAC) oversees the functions of the Ozad Institute and meets quarterly. The OAC
Committee Chair reports to the Board of Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare (HDGH) since
October 1, 2013, when administration of the Ozad Institute was transferred from
Windsor Regional Hospital to HDGH. Dr. Noel Williams is Chair of the OAC. Mr.
Dave Taylor is the Electrozad Supply Co. Ltd. representative. Mrs. Heather
Liffiton is a community representative with an ongoing affiliation with the
Greater Essex County District School Board, WECAS, and SSLI in the past. Mrs.
Pam Skillings is a community representative an ongoing affiliation with the
John McGivney Children’s Centre, the WRH Board, and SSLI in the past. Mr.
Stephen Roberts is a lawyer and partner at McTague Law Firm. Stephen has had
involvement with the Electrozad Foundation since the establishment of the Ozad
Institute in 1990, and is continuing in his OAC role as an Electrozad
Foundation and McTague Law Firm representative. These and other past OAC
members have been very active in promoting the Ozad Institute and supporting
its work and direction.
Strang is Director of the Ozad Institute in a consultant capacity. He reports
to Dr. Mary Broga, Senior Director, Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare. Following 32
years employment at RCC, John currently works in his child and adult neuropsychology
private practice, which includes neuropsychology consultant positions at
Maryvale and the John McGivney Children’s Centre. He is an Adjunct Associate
Professor of Psychology at the University of Windsor.
Dr. Joseph Casey began his involvement with the Ozad Institute in 1995 and was appointed Senior Research Scientist in 2000. At present, Joe is an Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Training, Department of Psychology,at the University of Windsor.
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 Director, Child and Adolescent Services, Hotel-Dieu Healthcare. 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).
Dr. Andrew Taylor is a Research Scientist at the Institute. Andrew is a Clinical Psychologist Windsor Essex Community Health Centre -Teen Health site. He completed the Ozad Institute Research Rotation as part of his 2003-04 WRH Doctoral Internship.
Dr. Philip Ricciardi is Research Scientist at the Institute. Phil is the Supervisor of Psychological and Speech-Language Services, Greater Essex County District School Board and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Windsor.
Dr. Erin Picard is a Research Scientist at the Institute. Erin is the Chief Psychologist, Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board, and an
Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Windsor.
Dr. Saadia Ahmad is a Research Scientist at the Institute. She completed the 2003-04 Ozad Institute Postdoctoral Residency in Clinical Neuropsychology. Saadia is the Manager, Outpatient Mental Health and Addictions, Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare and is an Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry/SWOMEN-Windsor (Western University).