The College’s Council, similar to a board of directors, makes policy decisions to regulate the profession, and other decisions in the public interest.
There are three types of Council members:
- Registered Dental Hygienists (RDHs) from around the province, elected by their peers (9–12 individuals);
- public members, appointed by the Ontario Government (8–11 individuals); and
- faculty members of an Ontario educational institution that’s authorized to grant diplomas or degrees in Dental Hygiene, selected by registrants who are faculty (two individuals).
Council meets at least three times a year and these meetings are open to the public. Learn more about Council by reading CDHO’s Policy Manual.
Professional Members – Elected
Terri Strawn, RRDH – District 5 – President
Vanessa Pereira, RDH – District 4 – Vice-President
Michelle Atkinson, RDH – District 6
Maheen Cassim, RDH – District 8
Krista Dufour, RDH – District 1
Carla Grbac, RDH – District 3
Farzana Hussain, RDH – District 4
Jacqueline White, RDH – District 2
Mary Yeomans, RDH – District 7
Academic Members – Selected
Anne-Marie Conaghan, RDH
Jennifer Cooper, RRDH
Public Members – Appointed by the Ontario Government
Ehizele Martin Iyamabo
Upneet ‘Sasha’ Sidhu