Elections Results 2019

Posted: May 2, 2019

Posted 2 May, 2019

The 2019 elections took place in Districts 1 and 3, and by-elections were conducted in District 2. Here are the results. We are pleased to welcome these new Councillors to Council.

District 1: Ann Watt, MSc,RD, Elected

Ann graduated in 1992 from the University of Guelph and completed her internship at Victoria Hospital in London, Ontario. In 2009, she completed her Masters of Science in Food and Nutrition at Brescia University College.

Ann has been a Registered Dietitian at the Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance for 25 years. In addition, she has had the opportunity to work in other diverse practice environments, including Home and Community Care, Public Health, Private Practice, Long Term Care and as a Faculty Member at Brescia University College. In 2011, Ann transitioned to Health Care Leadership at the Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance as Manager of the Huron Perth Diabetes Programs. She also volunteers as a Director on the Board at The Local Community Food Center in Stratford. Ann is passionate about partnering and working collaboratively across the health care sectors to achieve the best possible client experience. Her term on Council will begin at the Council meeting in June 2019.

District 2: Lesia Kicak, MSc, RD — Elected by Acclamation

Lesia holds a Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Guelph and a Master of Science from the University of Toronto.  She is also a graduate of the Health Leaders Institute. Her career in dietetics has included publications, research, lecturing, academic advisory, critical care, and leadership at the Hamilton Health Sciences. 

Lesia Kicak is a Past President of the College and has also served on several committees. Welcome back to the College. Her term on Council started in March 2019.

District 3: Donna Hennyey, MA, RD — Elected by Acclamation

Donna completed her Bachelor and Master’s Degrees and a Diploma in Gerontology at the University of Toronto, and her dietetic internship at Toronto General Hospital.  She has worked as a Community dietitian and in Private Practice (normal, therapeutic and sports nutrition), as well as consulting with a wide variety of groups including: government ministries, national food companies, the Canadian Diabetes Association, The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, TV Ontario and ParticipACTION. 

For more than twenty years Donna has taught Nutrition, Communication and Counselling at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, where she received two Master Teacher Awards. She has represented Canada at two Olympic and three Pan American Games.

Donna is a Past President of the College and served on the Registration Committee when it developed the first dietetic registration exam which later became the Canadian Dietetic Registration Exam. Her term on Council will begin at the Council meeting in June 2019. We welcome her back to the College.

District 3: Denis Tsang RD — Elected by Acclamation

Denis is a Certified Diabetes Educator and Quality Improvement Decision Support Specialist supporting multiple Family Health Teams across Toronto Central and Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN). Denis is passionate about improving the health outcome of Ontarians through evidence-based clinical practice, data-driven decision-making, integrated and coordinated patient care.
He has served as Acting Chair of Dietitians of Canada Ontario Family Health Teams Network and the Lead of Diabetes Community of Practice at the Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario (AFHTO). Denis was recently awarded the Member Recognition Award (Leadership) by Dietitians of Canada and the Preceptor Award of Excellence by Brescia University College.  His term on Council will begin at the Council Meeting in June 2019.