College Council Election Results

Posted: July 23, 2021

Publié le 23 July 2021

Kerri LaBrecque, RD, elected Council President of the College of Dietitians of Ontario

The College of Dietitians of Ontario (CDO) is pleased to announce the election of Kerri LaBrecque, RD as Council President, and the election of the Council Executive Committee for 2021-22.
“It’s a great honour to be elected by my colleagues to serve as President of College Council,” said Kerri, who was elected on June 17, 2021. “We’re entering a pivotal time in the College’s history as we implement the strategic priorities outlined in our 2020-2024 Strategic Plan, and embark on a new phase of governance modernization, as we update the College’s governance model in accordance with evidence-based practices.”
Kerri was first elected to Council in 2019. As Councillor, she was involved in developing the College’s four-year strategic plan, and has served on the Audit Committee, the Registrar Performance & Compensation Review Committee, and most recently on the Registrar Recruitment Committee.
“Serving on Council has been a valuable experience and I’m very proud of the work that Council does in the name of public protection,” said Kerri. “Council supports the operations of the College to ensure that the public is served by dietitians who are committed to delivering safe, ethical and competent dietetic services.”
The newly elected Executive Committee members of Council for 2021-22 are:
Kerri LaBrecque, RD – President
Denis Tsang, RD – Vice-President
Lesia Kicak, RD – Executive Member
Israel Ogbechie, Public Member – Executive Member
In addition to the recently announced elections of Karine Depuis Pominville, RD and Julie Slack, MSc, RD, the College welcomes Anahita (Ana) Djalilvand, RD to Council. A biographical profile of Ana will appear in the Summer Issue of Regulation Matters.
Council wishes to thank Trina Pearson, RD and Teresa Taillefer, RD for their years of service. A formal farewell will also appear in the Summer Issue of Regulation Matters.
Council is composed of 15 members: eight councillors who are Registered Dietitians elected by members of the College and seven public councillors approved by Order in Council. Together, they set the direction for the College's work and make decisions in the best interest of the public.
To learn more, visit the CDO Council section of our website.