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Regulation Matters 2021 - Issue 1, May

Welcome to New Council Members

Council is composed of 15 councillors: eight councillors who are Registered Dietitians elected by members of the College and seven public councillors appointed by order in Council as approved by the Provincial Cabinet. Together, they set the direction for the College's work and make decisions in the best interest of the public. See  more inforamtion about what councillors and their work at the College. 

Elizabeth Wood, Public Member

Elizabeth Wood is a Corporate Responsibility (CR) Consultant at Aviva Canada, a home and auto insurance company. She is responsible for implementing CR strategies, policies, and programs aligned with Aviva's business priorities. She is leading various initiatives under the Take Back Our Roads social impact platform aimed at making Canadian roads and school zones safer.

​In 2015, Elizabeth joined Aviva as a Government Relations and Communications Specialist.  Prior to joining Aviva, she worked at Scotiabank in a Government Relations role supporting the bank’s global public policy and the international banking strategy. She also worked for the Federal Government as an advisor to the Minister of International Development and Minister of National Defence.

Elizabeth has volunteered for the Boys & Girls Club in Scarborough, The Daily Bread Food Bank, and with the Canadian National Institute of the Blind. She has an Honours BA in Political Science, and lives in Whitby, ON. 

Karine Dupuis Pominville, RD

Acclaimed in Council Elections 2021, District 5

Karine's three-year term on Council will begin at the June 2021 meeting.

Karine graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition from the University of Ottawa. After graduation, Karine chose to return to Northern Ontario to live simply, grow her own food and be close to her family. She found a love for farming small animals with her husband. Her family has also grown since returning with a one year old daughter and another one on the way, any day now!

Since then, Karine has been working as a Registered Dietitian in Kapuskasing at the Centre de santé communautaire de Kapuskasing et région. Working in a small community in Northern Ontario, Karine has had the opportunity to work in many areas of dietetic services such as long-term care, acute care and community setting. This opportunity has brought a wealth of experience in nutrition services.
 
Karine strongly believes in community engagement and applies it in her professional and personal life. She currently sits on a local administration council as well as her local service board and is a volunteer firefighter for the village of Hallebourg, where she currently resides. She also participates in many different committees to promote the health and wellbeing of the community. Karine is very eager for the opportunity to join the council of the College of Dietitians as it is a great way to make an impact on quality dietetic care and public protection in Ontario.  
 

Julie Slack MSc, RD

Acclaimed in Council Elections 2021, District 6

Julie's three-year term on Council will begin at the June Council meeting.

Julie has been working as a registered dietitian for over 20 years. She has spent the majority of her career in public health and has a strong understanding of community-based health promotion. She is very passionate about her work and is committed to providing nutrition services and education to help improve individual and population health.

Julie started her career journey at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, completing both her undergraduate degree and dietetic internship in 2000.  After a few years of working in the dietetic field, Julie went back to school to complete her master’s degree at the University of Alberta in Edmonton.  Julie has been working as a Public Health Nutritionist with the Northwestern Health Unit for fourteen years and loves life in small town northwestern Ontario! When Julie is not working or volunteering in some kind of community capacity, she can be found with her 10 year old daughter, husband and dog enjoying the great outdoors either running, biking, skiing, snowmobiling or boating.