Dialogue Volume 13 Issue 4 2017 - Page 21

APPOINTMENTS New Public Members Ms. Ellen Mary Mills Ms. Joan Fisk The College is pleased to welcome Ellen Mary Mills, of Toronto, to the College as a new public member. The College is pleased to welcome Ms. Joan Fisk, a new public mem- ber, to Council. Ms. Mills has extensive experience in policy development. She most recently served at the Insurance Bureau of Canada, first as a Director of Policy, then Direc- tor of External Relations. She has also worked as a Director of Policy Development, for Food and Consumer Products Canada, as an Executive Director of the Canadian Centre for Ethics and Corporate Policy and as Executive Director of the Women’s Legal Education & Action Fund (LEAF). Ms. Mills has extensive community involvement, including serving as Director of the North Simcoe Muskoka LHIN, and Director of the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly. Ms. Fisk, a resident of Cambridge, has held leadership positions in both the private sector and com- munity. She is currently the CEO at United Way Waterloo Region Communities. Previously, she had a six year term as Chair of the Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integra- tion Network and also served as President of the Greater KW Chamber of Commerce. In addition, Ms. Fisk is involved with numerous other organizations, including Gore Mutual Insurance, Wilfrid Laurier University, and the University of Guelph. For 17 years. Ms. Fisk was also President and CEO of Tiger Brand Knitting in Cambridge. Ms. Mills also held a number of senior positions during her 25-year career with the Ontario Government. New Academic Members Dr. Mary Bell Dr. Paul Hendry The College is pleased to welcome Dr. Mary Bell as the new academic representative from the University of Toronto. The College is pleased to wel- come Dr. Paul Hendry as the new academic representative from the University of Ottawa. Dr. Bell is a rheumatologist and clinical researcher at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre/Sunnybrook Research Institute. She is best known for promoting the concept of “Patient as Teacher” and for improving the outcomes for people with arthritis through public and provider education, appropriate triage methods, and new models of care. She is a full professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. Dr. Hendry is a Cardiac Surgeon and Professor of Surgery in the Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Hendry earned his MD from the University of Ottawa in 1981, where he completed his Residency Training in Gen- eral Surgery and Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery. During that time, he earned an MSc in Physiology. Following his residency, he undertook a research fellow- ship at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, for two years. He returned to Ottawa as a Staff Surgeon at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute in 1990 and per- formed adult cardiac surgery specializing in electrophysi- ology and heart failure procedures. ISSUE 4, 2017 DIALOGUE 21