Board of Directors

PSHSA is committed to fiscal stewardship and good governance. Our governance structure has established policies and procedures to ensure accountability and oversight.

 

PSHSA has a committed Board of Directors with a strong history of leadership in the promotion of occupational health and safety. It is a volunteer Board, with membership drawn from across Ontario to reflect the true diversity of the sectors we serve.

 

Korinne Collins
Chair
Korinne is a seasoned executive with 20 years of learning, business consulting and leadership experience, ranging from an entrepreneurial training start up that she built and subsequently sold, to leading learning teams at CIBC, IBM and PwC and currently at the CCUA.

Korinne’s current role as Vice President of Professional Development & Education is focused on the delivery of educational services to the credit union system for over 28,000 employees and 3000 directors in more than 285 credit unions across Canada.

Korinne served on the Board of the Institute for Performance and Learning holding the role of Chair and is a member of the Steering Committee of the 30% Club Canada, focused on bringing more women onto Canadian Corporate Boards.
Ravil Veli
Vice-Chair
Ravil Veli is the CEO of the North Bay Public Library. He was appointed to the position in February of 2014. Prior to his appointment to the NBPL, Ravil served as library director in a variety of academic institutions, public and private, in Connecticut, New York and Vermont.

As library director, Ravil has focused on the development of both traditional and digital information literacy programs and initiatives. He has also led library design and renovation projects, transforming legacy library buildings into technology rich, learner centered, collaborative teaching and learning spaces.

Ravil is a member of the Board of Governors of Canadore College and a member of the Council of the Ontario College of Pharmacists.

Ravil has Bachelor of Arts degree (History) from the University of Waterloo, and a Master’s degree (Library Science) from McGill University.
Nina Reznikova
Treasurer, Chair Audit, Finance Committee
Nina Reznikova is an accomplished finance executive with extensive experience in both the private and public sectors in Canada and abroad. Her expertise is in financial and risk management, strategy development and process improvement.

Currently, Nina is the Manager of Accounting Operations at the MD Financial Management group of companies owned by the Canadian Medical Association. Prior to joining MDFM, Nina was the Director of Finance at Accreditation Canada International (ACI), a not-for-profit charitable organization that provided quality improvement and patient safety health programs and services to the clients in over 26 countries on five continents. She has also worked for the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA), where she provided financial management support to the number of CIDA and Health Canada funded international and national health care projects.

With a belief in accessible and affordable high-quality education for everyone, she is also serving as a Treasurer on the Board of Blue Sky School, the experimental prototype school of tomorrow, located in Kanata, Ontario.

Nina holds a Master’s Degree in Science from the University of Precision Mechanics and Optics, St.Petresburg, Russia. She also holds her CPA, CMA professional designation.
Andréane Chénier
Dr. Andréane Chénier is a CUPE National Representative specializing in Health and Safety. She assists CUPE members in Ontario with a wide range of occupational health and safety issues ranging from workplace violence and harassment to working alone, shiftwork to joint health and safety committees and psychosocial hazards. In this role, she presents the public sector worker perspective as a representative on many committees, including the Ministry of Labour’s Prevention Council, as the Labour co-chair on the Section 21 committee for health care. Andréane has participated in the research, writing and publication of health and safety tools to help workers find answers to their workplace problems. She is a certified instructor for Mental Health First Aid and for the Workers Health and Safety Centre.

Prior to her work as health and safety specialist, Andréane was a scientific researcher in the health sciences fields of HIV, immunology and cancer metabolism, is a published author and has presented her research at provincial, national and international conferences. She holds a Biochemistry degree and a Masters in Immunology from the University of Ottawa and a doctorate in Biomolecular Sciences from Laurentian University.
Andy Potter
Andy Potter is a Partner in Deloitte focused on serving clients in the Public Sector. He has a distinguished track record of building high performing, committed teams and growing Deloitte’s Public Sector business across the country.

Andy’s primary client is the Ontario Government and affiliated agencies / Broader Public Sector. He has worked across many sectors and has deep expertise with the Ministry of Education and Ontario School Boards. For over a decade he delivered many projects for the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board including work in Prevention and Operations. Andy is currently Deloitte’s Lead Client Service Partner for the City of Toronto.

Andy is a Chartered Accountant who began his career in the UK Deloitte Audit firm, moving to Toronto in 1994.
Christopher Beveridge
Christopher is the Director of Health Protection for Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health – responsible for environmental public health and control of infectious diseases programs.

Christopher is a Certified Public Health Inspector, with a B.A in Geography from Queen’s University, a B.A.Sc. in Occupational and Public Health from Ryerson University and a Master of Arts in Leadership from Royal Roads University in Victoria.

As a PSHSA Board Member, Christopher is a member of the Finance and Audit Committee.
Dianne Fox
Dianne Fox is the Chief Operating Officer of the North American Life and Annuity Division at Foresters Financial. In her current role, Dianne oversees the end to end Administration for all insurance and annuity products across North America. Dianne leads a team of just over 450 employees located in Canada and the US.

Prior to joining Foresters Financial in 2009, Dianne spent 4 years leading the operations at Genisys Management Solutions, a Business Process Outsourcer for a variety of US and Canadian Life Insurance Carriers. During her 25 year tenure in the Insurance industry, she has held a variety of leadership positions at a number of Insurance companies including Manulife, Maritime Life, Aetna Canada and North American Life.

Dianne is a past member of the Junior Achievement Canada Board of Governors and has served as the Honorary Chair for One Walk to Cure all Cancers since 2017.
Holly Johnston
Holly Johnston has over 15 years of experience in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. She is currently the Head of Client Experience at HSBC Private Wealth Services (Canada) Inc., where her focus is to lead business initiatives around marketing and communications, business development and strategic planning.

While she has spent the majority of her career in the financial services industry, Holly has also held senior leadership positions at Junior Achievement of Central Ontario,a not-for-profit organization, for over 4 years, where she gained extensive experience in board governance, operational and financial planning, fundraising, volunteer management and marketing. With a keen interest in supporting the community, it is her passion to work with organizations to create positive change through innovation, collaboration and influence.

Holly has an honours BA from the University of Toronto, a Public Relations certificate from Ryerson University and is completing her MBA part-time through Dalhousie University.
Penelope Smiley
Penelope (Penny) Smiley is currently Principal Consultant at People and Strategy Consulting. She has worked as a human resources/labour relations executive in the public sector for over thirty years, most recently as a Senior Director at the Waterloo Regional Police Service and as Commissioner of Human Resources for the Region of Waterloo. Penny also has experience in the education and health fields.

In her management roles, Health and Safety has been part of Penny’s responsibility since the mid 1990s.. Penny has initiated and championed improvements to better protect the health and safety of workers, including systematic health and safety audits, safety management systems implementation and wellness programming.

In addition to her professional employment, Penny has held a variety of governance board appointments. At present, Penny is Chair of the Board for Empowered Kids Ontario (EKO), an organization which represents publicly funded organizations which provide rehabilitation and development services to children in Ontario. Penny has been a board member and Board Chair at KidsAbility Center for Child Development; Eastern Lake Ontario Branch of Victorian Order of Nurses and Kingston And District Immigrant Services. Penny has also been a Board Member on the Kitchener Waterloo Symphony Orchestra Board and on the VON Ontario Board. Penny enjoys contributing to the vision, mission and strategy of organizations and bringing people together to effect positive change.

Penny holds a BA, an LLM, and a Master of Industrial Relations as well as a Certificate in Mediation and Dispute Resolution. In her leisure time Penny enjoys travel, golf and cooking.
Shawna Coxon
Deputy Shawna Coxon is in charge of the Toronto Police Service, Priority Response Command where she leads approximately 2750 people and oversees a budget of $330 million dollars. This Command includes all front-line policing and general investigation functions at Toronto’s 16 police divisions, the Service’s Operations Centre, 911 Communications and Court Services.

Prior to this role, Deputy Coxon was a proud member of the Transformational Task Force where she helped to design the current modernization of the Service and implemented the first Organizational Change Management team in Canadian policing. Her diverse career has included working in child abuse, sex crimes, professional standards, community response, vice, and intelligence. She is most proud of and is most known for having implemented Service’s inaugural Computer Cyber Crime (C3) Section. This was one of many cyber-outcomes from her work as the Team Leader of Operation Reboot, which looked at open source investigative techniques, training, procurement, and cyber-related threats and opportunities. Her career trajectory shows her ongoing interest in futurism and policing.

In her spare time, she obtained her Masters of Arts in Criminology and her Ph.D. in Criminal Law and is a published academic who has lectured internationally. She has also used her own time to volunteer around the world on grass-root projects to promote education and human rights. Of all the things she has done in her life, Shawna remains most proud of the letters of appreciation from the incredible survivors she has worked diligently for, especially those from children.
Vivien Lee
Dr. Vivien Lee is a psychologist who specializes in trauma, anxiety, depression, and workplace mental health. She is a strong proponent of optimizing mental health and wellness, particularly in the workplace, and decreasing the likelihood of later developing serious mental illness. Dr. Lee is the founder of the Centre for Trauma Recovery & Growth in Toronto, ON. She previously worked as a staff psychologist in the trauma program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). She has extensive experience working with and training first responders (e.g., police, paramedics, firefighters, corrections, dispatchers) and military.

Dr. Lee also serves as an ex-officio board member with the Traumatic Stress section of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA). She serves as a clinical advisor to: Wounded Warriors Canada; Boots on the Ground, a peer support phone line for first responders in Ontario; and Toronto Beyond the Blue, an organization providing support to families of Toronto Police Service (TPS) officers, the latter of which she also serves as a Board Director. She previously served as a Student Director for the board of the Ontario Psychological Association (OPA).

Dr. Lee obtained her PhD and Master’s degrees from Western University, and her Hon.B.Sc. from the University of Toronto.