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New Justices of the Peace Appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice

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The Ontario government is pleased to announce the appointment of 45 new justices of the peace to the Ontario Court of Justice, effective January 29, 2024.

Justice of the Peace Oluwabukola Adeoye has held various positions with the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada since 2018, including tribunal member and coordinating member of the refugee protection division. Justice of the Peace Adeoye was previously a member of the federal government’s Social Security Tribunal, as well as an employee relations advisor with the Ontario government. Justice of the Peace Adeoye volunteers with churches and organizations that focus on supporting women’s health, human rights and well-being, and alleviating poverty. Justice of the Peace Adeoye has a Bachelor of Law from Olabisi Onabanjo University in Nigeria and a Master of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School. Justice of the Peace Adeoye was called to the Ontario bar in 2011.

Justice of the Peace Adeoye has been assigned to St. Catharines.

Justice of the Peace Sanjee Aroda held many positions with the Toronto Police Service, first as a police constable in 1996 and most recently as a detective in the major crime unit. Justice of the Peace Aroda has been a guest lecturer at James Cardinal McGuigan Catholic High School, a community ambassador at The Exchange, a support program provided by Caledon Community Services, and a member of the Toronto Police Service’s South Asian Internal Support Network. Justice of the Peace Aroda graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Waterloo.

Justice of the Peace Aroda has been assigned to Toronto.

Justice of the Peace Mary-Jennifer Barbera was recently a district manager at the City of Toronto, co-managing the COVID-19 enforcement response team. Justice of the Peace Barbera previously worked as a prosecutor, first for the Ministry of the Attorney General and then for the City of Toronto. Justice of the Peace Barbera volunteers as the director of public relations, coach, trainer and team manager of the Stouffville Minor Lacrosse Association. Justice of the Peace Barbera has also volunteered at the Whitchurch Stouffville Minor Hockey Association.

Justice of the Peace Barbera has been assigned to Toronto.

Justice of the Peace Wallace Crispin Barnes held many positions with the Toronto Police Service, first as a special constable in courts and most recently as a constable working collaboratively with community partners to support public safety initiatives. Justice of the Peace Barnes has been an active member of the Youth in Policing Initiative as an interviewer and police liaison, mentoring and promoting community engagement with youth. In 2015, Justice of the Peace Barnes was awarded the Public Hero Award for community involvement from the Intercultural Dialogue Institute. Justice of the Peace Barnes graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Applied Arts in Justice Studies from the University of Guelph.

Justice of the Peace Barnes has been assigned to Toronto.

Justice of the Peace Eric Bowman has been prosecuting provincial offences since 2005. Prior to working as a municipal prosecutor for the Town of Oakville in 2010, Justice of the Peace Bowman was a provincial prosecutor with the Ministry of the Attorney General. Justice of the Peace Bowman has served on the board of directors of the Prosecutors’ Association of Ontario and has volunteered with Southridge Shelter, Niagara’s largest emergency hostel. Justice of the Peace Bowman holds a Master of Arts in Judicial Administration from Brock University.

Justice of the Peace Bowman has been assigned to St. Catharines.

Justice of the Peace Gail Johanne Brochu has provided bilingual mediation services since 2015. In 2021, Justice of the Peace Brochu took on the role of bilingual manager of the Family Mediation and Information Services team at the Family Law Information Centre in the Newmarket courthouse. Prior to this, Justice of the Peace Brochu worked as a bilingual child and youth counselor for over 20 years. Justice of the Peace Brochu has volunteered with several committees focusing on diversity and inclusion, mediation and fundraising, including the Newmarket Courthouse Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Peel Family Mediation Services and the Newmarket Community Liaison Resource Committee. Justice of the Peace Brochu graduated from Cambrian College with a Diplôme d’art appliques, Technique D’éducation Spécialisée, Honneurs. Justice of the Peace Brochu is also an accredited mediator with the Ontario Association for Family Mediation and the ADR Institute of Canada.

Justice of the Peace Brochu has been assigned to Brampton.

Justice of the Peace Leslie Calhoun has worked with NAV Canada, the country’s air navigation service provider, since 1992. Justice of the Peace Calhoun started as an air traffic controller and progressed through various leadership positions before becoming director of talent acquisition, diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. Justice of the Peace Calhoun is a parent council member and has been on the volunteer board of two synchronized swimming clubs. Justice of the Peace Calhoun graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Windsor.

Justice of the Peace Calhoun has been assigned to Brampton.

Justice of the Peace Shahid M. Chaudhry has been a member of council and various committees of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario since 2019. Justice of the Peace Chaudhry was an adjudicator with the Landlord and Tenant Board, resolving disputes under the Residential Tenancies Act. Justice of the Peace Chaudhry has also been a regulated Canadian immigration and citizenship consultant since 2011. Justice of the Peace Chaudhry has sat on the boards of several non-profit organizations. Justice of the Peace Chaudry graduated from the University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore with a degree in electrical engineering and completed a post-graduate certificate at Osgoode Hall Law School.

Justice of the Peace Chaudhry has been assigned to Toronto.

Justice of the Peace Blake Thomas Cohoe held several positions with the Ontario Provincial Police, beginning as a constable in 2002. Justice of the Peace Cohoe then worked with the provincial liaison team and most recently with the mental health response unit. Justice of the Peace Cohoe has volunteered on several committees focusing on mental health and addiction and building relationships between police and communities.

Justice of the Peace Cohoe has been assigned to Windsor.

Justice of the Peace Christopher John Collins was most recently a councillor with the Municipality of Port Hope. Justice of the Peace Collins was the chair of protective services. Previously, Justice of the Peace Collins was a manager of training and standards at York University and a professor at Centennial College. Justice of the Peace Collins was recognized at Centennial College for being a subject matter expert in criminal law, provincial statutes and emergency management. Justice of the Peace Collins was an operations manager of nuclear security at Ontario Power Generation. Justice of the Peace Collins served with the Canadian Armed Forces and was an acting inspector with Halton Regional Police. Justice of the Peace Collins has volunteered as a soccer coach, scout leader and with the Ontario Community Emergency Assistance Program. Justice of the Peace Collins graduated with a Master of Laws in Criminal Law and Procedure from Osgoode Hall Law School and a Master of Science in Emergency Management from Walden University.

Justice of the Peace Collins has been assigned to Lindsay.

Justice of the Peace Justin Ryan Mortimer Davis was an athletics teacher at Orangeville District Secondary School for 16 years. Prior to this, Justice of the Peace Davis had a 15-year career in hockey, including being drafted by the Washington Capitals. A 2021 memoir documents Justice of the Peace Davis’s hockey career and commitment to making the sport more accessible, equitable and diverse. Justice of the Peace Davis was a speaker at Hockey Diversity Alliance events, mentored players on an Ontario Hockey League team, coached minor hockey and volunteered with community organizations.

Justice of the Peace Davis has been assigned to Kitchener.

Justice of the Peace Thelson Desamour has held many legal positions, including associate, mediator, legal counsel, and was most recently senior legal counsel at Fenchurch General Insurance Company. Justice of the Peace Desamour was called to the Ontario bar in 2006. Justice of the Peace Desamour has held several leadership roles with community organizations, volunteered as a moderator on equity, diversity and inclusion issues, served as a board member of the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers and Community Development Council of Durham and was on the board of trustees for Lakeridge Health. Justice of the Peace Desamour graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Windsor.

Justice of the Peace Desamour has been assigned to Toronto.

Justice of the Peace Nikolaos Dimitrakopoulos has held many positions within the York Regional Police Service. Justice of the Peace Dimitrakopoulos started as a constable in 2006, became a sergeant in 2019 and, most recently, held the acting staff sergeant position responsible for managing operations of the youth engagement and crime prevention portfolios. Justice of the Peace Dimitrakopoulos was co-chair of the Central Ontario Crime Prevention Association and has actively volunteered with various youth groups and Greek Orthodox community organizations in York region. Justice of the Peace Dimitrakopoulos graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from York University.

Justice of the Peace Dimitrakopoulos has been assigned to Newmarket.

Justice of the Peace Sharon Roselyn Flashford was the chief operating officer of Jake’s House, an organization that provides vital programs to people with autism. Justice of the Peace Flashford was previously the president of RevGen Professional Fundraising. Justice of the Peace Flashford held several leadership roles in fundraising and business development for organizations such as the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada and the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. Justice of the Peace Flashford has been a volunteer fundraiser for charities and provided pro bono fundraising consultation to the Toronto Fringe Festival and Action Against Hunger. Justice of the Peace Flashford was also on the executive board committee for Girl Guides of Canada. Justice of the Peace Flashford graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Guelph.

Justice of the Peace Flashford has been assigned to Toronto.

Justice of the Peace Nathan Flight retired from the Canadian Armed Forces at the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. Over the course of 26 years, Justice of the Peace Flight served on five international missions, in addition to three humanitarian missions with Samaritan’s Purse. Justice of the Peace Flight most recently worked with Defence Construction Canada, where the team focused on accepting Canada’s incoming fleet of F35 fighter jets. Justice of the Peace Flight holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics as well as a Master of Public Administration from the Royal Military College of Canada.

Justice of the Peace Flight has been assigned to Kingston.

Justice of the Peace Clive Lloyd Michael Forbes was an adjudicator at the Licence Appeal Tribunal, ensuring people could actively participate in case conferences and hearings. Previously, Justice of the Peace Forbes was an executive consultant with Barton Forbes Medicine Professional Corporation. Justice of the Peace Forbes was also the general manager of Caribbean Airlines Limited and the Caribbean Shipping Association in Kingston, Jamaica. Justice of the Peace Forbes has volunteered at the Apostolic Gospel Lighthouse in London, Ontario.

Justice of the Peace Forbes has been assigned to London.

Justice of the Peace Maryse Marie France Genest was a head of learning and development, focusing on operational training in matters of national security. Justice of the Peace Genest has led the partnerships and liaison unit in the learning and development branch in Public Safety Canada and also oversaw some counter terrorism operations overseas. Justice of the Peace Genest volunteers as a coach for Girls on the Run, an organization dedicated to helping girls build their confidence and decision-making skills through running. Justice of the Peace Genest graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the L’Université du Québec à Montréal.

Justice of the Peace Genest has been assigned to Ottawa.

Justice of the Peace Julie Denise Goulet has served as a parole officer for the Correctional Service of Canada in Thunder Bay since 2010. Prior to this, Justice of the Peace Goulet was a probation officer with the Ontario government, working extensively with Indigenous clients in Thunder Bay and First Nations communities. Justice of the Peace Goulet also volunteered on an advisory committee for the Aboriginal Community Advocacy Program at Confederation College, worked closely with Lakehead University’s social work practicum placements and was a board member at the Thunder Bay Sexual Assault Centre. Justice of the Peace Goulet graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Carleton University and an Honours Bachelor of Social Work from Lakehead University.

Justice of the Peace Goulet has been assigned to Thunder Bay.

Justice of the Peace Colleen Elizabeth Healey-Dowdall has been the chief administrative officer for the Township of Essa in Simcoe County since 2018. In that role, Justice of the Peace Healey-Dowdall oversaw all aspects of municipal business, including planning and budgeting, human resources and operations. Justice of the Peace Healey-Dowdall was previously the director of planning and development for the township. Justice of the Peace Healey-Dowdall volunteers with the Nottawasaga Community Safety and Well-Being Plan and Contact Community Services. Justice of the Peace Healey-Dowdall graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Urban and Regional Planning from Toronto Metropolitan University.

Justice of the Peace Healey-Dowdall has been assigned to Newmarket.

Justice of the Peace Kevin Lockton Hicks has been a registered social worker and mobile crisis responder with the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) since 2020, assisting those with personal crises, mental health issues and addictions. Justice of the Peace Hicks has also been employed with the Niagara Health System as a case manager since 2022. Prior to this, Justice of the Peace Hicks worked as a clinical mental health counselor and later as team lead with the CMHA. Justice of the Peace Hicks has volunteered for 20 years with Distress Centre Niagara, first as a volunteer crisis responder, and later as president of the board of the directors. Justice of the Peace Hicks also volunteers with the Talk Today program, providing suicide awareness training for members of the Ontario Hockey League. Justice of the Peace Hicks graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Brock University and a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Manitoba.

Justice of the Peace Hicks has been assigned to St. Catharines.

Justice of the Peace Sarah Kathleen James has held many leadership positions, such as deputy regional director, supervisor of court operations and area manager with the Ministry of the Solicitor General and the Ministry of the Attorney General since 1999. Most recently, Justice of the Peace James was a senior manager who led projects on digital solutions for the Ministry of the Solicitor General. Justice of the Peace James was a board member of Family Service Thames Valley and has volunteered on several internal government committees focusing on leadership and championing diversity and inclusion.

Justice of the Peace James has been assigned to Chatham.

Justice of the Peace George Jiri has held several positions in the Toronto Police Service, beginning as a court officer in 2002. Justice of the Peace Jiri then worked as a police constable and most recently as a detective constable working on the human trafficking enforcement team. Justice of the Peace Jiri volunteers as a coach at the Clarkson Soccer Club. Justice of the Peace Jiri was a board member of the Port Credit Hockey Association, Miag Centre for Diverse Women and Families and the Canadian Congenital Heart Alliance. Justice of the Peace Jiri graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Criminal Justice Studies from the University of Guelph and holds a police foundations diploma from Seneca College.

Justice of the Peace Jiri has been assigned to Brampton.

Justice of the Peace Helen-Nikoleta Karpouzos was most recently review counsel working closely with law students who represent marginalized members of the community. Justice of the Peace Karpouzos was also an assistant Crown attorney, federal Crown attorney, criminal defense lawyer and an adjudicator at Tribunals Ontario. Justice of the Peace Karpouzos was a board member for the John Howard Society of Windsor, ConnexOntario and the Essex Law Association. Justice of the Peace Karpouzos was a member and subcommittee chair for the Indigenous Justice Workers Committee. Justice of the Peace Karpouzos has also volunteered on numerous committees focusing on law and justice, as well as health care and mental health.

Justice of the Peace Karpouzos has been assigned to Windsor.

Justice of the Peace Coral Klein was a secondary principal with the Lakehead District School Board since 2014. In this role, Justice of the Peace Klein managed all operational aspects of a large high school. Justice of the Peace Klein has held various roles at the board, including secondary vice-principal, special education manager, guidance counsellor and teacher. Justice of the Peace Klein is a partner and collaborator with various community organizations in Thunder Bay, including the John Howard Society and the Indigenous Friendship Centre. Justice of the Peace Klein holds a Master of International Education from Charles Sturt University.

Justice of the Peace Klein has been assigned to Thunder Bay.

Justice of the Peace Andrea Lally worked for the Ministry of the Solicitor General for 17 years as a probation and parole officer and most recently as a senior business analyst supporting a criminal justice digital initiative. Justice of the Peace Lally is a board member of Women’s Resources, a community organization in Lindsay. Justice of the Peace Lally has volunteered with the Probation Officers Association of Ontario and the New Canadians Centre in Peterborough. Justice of the Peace Lally graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wales Swansea and has a certificate in law from Queen’s University.

Justice of the Peace Lally has been assigned to Newmarket.

Justice of the Peace Claudine Helen Longboat-White Yontaterihwathe’te, Claudine is Kanyen’kehá:ka (Mohawk) Nation, Turtle Clan of the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. Most recently Justice of the Peace Longboat-White was the Circle of Care Senior Coordinator at Ga Naa Na Ga Da Waa Ba Dang Kenora Justice Centre. Previously, Justice of the Peace Longboat-White was a principal at Kaa’Naa’Matay Wiigiiam Teaching Lodge. Prior to this, Justice of the Peace Longboat-White held many positions at the Niigaanning Bimaadiziwin Child & Youth Developmental Services with Kenora Chiefs Advisory, ranging from manager to director and family systems navigator. Justice of the Peace Longboat-White volunteered at several organizations such as Keewatin Public School and Kenora Anishinaabe Kweg Aboriginal Women’s Organization.

Justice of the Peace Longboat-White has been assigned to Sioux Lookout.

Justice of the Peace William Davemond Fasholé Luke was a full-time adjudicator at the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, judging and arbitrating complex disputes regarding protected grounds such as creed, disability and ethnic origin within the areas of employment, housing and services. Justice of the Peace Luke was previously a lawyer working on criminal defence, civil litigation and youth justice cases. Justice of the Peace Luke was a research fellow for Georgetown University’s International Law Institute. Justice of the Peace Luke was the chair of the board governance review committee of the board of the Yonge Street Mission and has held several other board positions for various community organizations, including as president of the Toronto Twilight Rotary Club.

Justice of the Peace Luke has been assigned to Toronto.

Justice of the Peace Raimondo Maltese was a solicitor with the City of Toronto’s legal services division since 2016. Previously, Justice of the Peace Maltese was an assistant Crown attorney in Hamilton and Oshawa and worked as duty counsel at Legal Aid Ontario for three years. Justice of the Peace Maltese is the volunteer unit commander of the Mississauga OPP detachment’s auxiliary unit, an umpire with Softball Ontario and a board member with Atelier Mobile Montréal. Justice of the Peace Maltese is a child seat instructor with the Child Passenger Safety Association of Canada. Justice of the Peace Maltese graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with Distinction from the University of Toronto, a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Montreal and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Toronto. Justice of the Peace Maltese was called to the Ontario bar in 2001.

Justice of the Peace Maltese has been assigned to Newmarket.

Justice of the Peace Teri Lyn Martin has held several positions in the Ministry of the Solicitor General, most recently as the head of research and development at the Centre of Forensic Sciences. Justice of the Peace Martin began her career as a forensic scientist in 1999. Justice of the Peace Martin volunteers on several committees focused on promoting safe spaces and anti-racist initiatives. Justice of the Peace Martin graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Science from Queen’s University and a Master of Science from the University of Guelph.

Justice of the Peace Martin has been assigned to Brampton.

Justice of the Peace Trudy B. Mauth was a lawyer for the Upper Thames, Ausable Bayfield, Kettle Creek and Long Point Region Conservation Authorities since 2019. Justice of the Peace Mauth was a deputy judge in small claims court in the Superior Court of Justice for 10 years and a criminal defence lawyer in Oxford County for 18 years. Justice of the Peace Mauth was special counsel for the Ontario Racing Commission and an assistant Crown attorney in London, Toronto and Woodstock. Justice of the Peace Mauth was president of the College of Opticians of Ontario and chair of the women’s shelter in Oxford County. Justice of the Peace Mauth volunteers with STICH Supper Club, a group that operates a free community kitchen in Ingersoll. Justice of the Peace Mauth is also a guest speaker at local high school law classes.

Justice of the Peace Mauth has been assigned to Kitchener.

Justice of the Peace Sean Michael McKenna was most recently staff superintendent in command of five divisions at Peel Regional Police. Justice of the Peace McKenna’s 35-year policing career has included leading court services, emergency support, tactical and rescue teams, as well as the street crime and gangs unit. Justice of the Peace McKenna has been the executive sponsor of Peel Regional Police’s Black Internal Support Network since 2021 and has volunteered as a coach for several school and community athletic teams. Justice of the Peace McKenna graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from McMaster University. Justice of the Peace McKenna was the recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and the City of Mississauga Civic Award for volunteer work.

Justice of the Peace McKenna has been assigned to Brampton.

Justice of the Peace Karl Shyluk McNamara held many positions in the legal sector, most recently as a sole practitioner lawyer focusing on criminal and family law matters. Justice of the Peace McNamara was called to the Ontario bar in 2007. Justice of the Peace McNamara was also a part-time assistant Crown attorney for the Ministry of the Attorney General. Justice of the Peace McNamara has been a parent volunteer at Goderich Minor Baseball and a board member for the Alexandra Marine and General Hospital Foundation and for the Maitland Trail Association. Justice of the Peace McNamara graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Ontario.

Justice of the Peace McNamara has been assigned to Goderich.

Justice of the Peace Fabiano Franca de Machado Mendes has worked in police services over the past 20 years, most recently with the Hamilton Police Service and previously with the Rio de Janeiro Civil Police. In Hamilton, Justice of the Peace Mendes was an investigator with the Hate Crime and Extremism Unit, providing investigative support to officers and serving as a community resource for education and crime prevention. Justice of the Peace Mendes was recognized in 2015 with a Hamilton Police Commendation for a high level of professionalism and compassion while helping an individual in distress. Justice of the Peace Mendes graduated from law school in Brazil.

Justice of the Peace Mendes has been assigned to Hamilton.

Justice of the Peace Patrick Moeller worked as duty counsel and was a criminal mental health lead at Legal Aid Ontario, advocating for clients in the dedicated mental health court. Justice of the Peace Moeller was previously an assistant Crown attorney at the Ministry of the Attorney General and a customs inspector and immigration officer with the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency. Justice of the Peace Moeller was a panel member of the mental health and addictions advisory panel to the Toronto Police Services Board and mentored high school students interested in law and justice.

Justice of the Peace Moeller has been assigned to Toronto.

Justice of the Peace Christopher Jason Robert Moore was a regional director at the Ministry of the Solicitor General in Ontario, leading key initiatives, including the implementation of provincial training on a cognitive behavioral approach to offender service delivery. Justice of the Peace Moore worked for the ministry for over 22 years, first as a probation and parole officer, prior to becoming a manager in Scarborough, Pickering and Whitby and deputy regional director in the East region. Justice of the Peace Moore was a volunteer at the African Canadian Heritage Association, a board member of the Second Base Youth Shelter in Scarborough and deputy church warden at St. Columba and All Hallows Church in East York. Justice of the Peace Moore graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Sociology from the University of Windsor.

Justice of the Peace Moore has been assigned to Toronto.

Justice of the Peace Alvaro Manuel Queijo most recently worked as counsel with the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council, prosecuting offences under the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act and the Consumer Protection Act. Prior to this, Justice of the Peace Queijo was a prosecutor for the City of Toronto, managing approximately 120 cases a week in the high-volume Provincial Offences Court. Justice of the Peace Queijo also prosecuted Provincial Offences Act charges for the Ontario government for 14 years. Justice of the Peace Queijo is a volunteer head coach of a little league baseball team and served as a board member of a local neighbourhood centre. Justice of the Peace Queijo graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Sociology from the University of Toronto and a Juris Doctorate from Cooley Law School. Justice of the Peace Queijo was called to the Ontario bar in 2008.

Justice of the Peace Queijo has been assigned to Brampton.

Justice of the Peace Monelle Quevillon was most recently a detective with the Ottawa Police Service, leading investigations and testifying as an expert witness in collision reconstruction. Justice of the Peace Quevillon has held several other positions with the Ottawa Police Service, starting as a patrol officer before becoming a school resource officer working primarily with Ottawa’s two French school boards. Justice of the Peace Quevillon delivered presentations on bullying and cybersecurity and responded to issues with students involved in criminal activities. For several years, Justice of the Peace Quevillon mentored cadets through the Ottawa Police Cadet Program. Justice of the Peace Quevillon graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Justice of the Peace Quevillon has been assigned to Ottawa.

Justice of the Peace Shelagh M. Scanga worked as a registered nurse for over 30 years, most recently as a member of St. Joseph’s Health Centre’s Mobile Crisis Intervention Team, providing immediate assessments, de-escalation and support to individuals in crisis. Justice of the Peace Scanga provided consultation services to the Mental Illness Caregivers Association of Canada and was a member of the Canadian Federation of Mental Health Nurses’ emergency mental health response group.

Justice of the Peace Scanga has been assigned to Toronto.

Justice of the Peace Eric Thomas Seaman has been a criminal defence lawyer focusing on legal research and writing and providing legal client services since 2009 at Behr Law P.C., becoming a director in 2022. Justice of the Peace Seaman was a member of the board of directors for a local not-for-profit organization that assisted vulnerable members of the London community, volunteered as a student supervisor for ProBono Students Canada and served as a committee member for the Gladue Court Committee.

Justice of the Peace Seaman has been assigned to London.

Justice of the Peace Vladislav Shustov was a dental clinical instructor at the Toronto College of Dental Hygiene and Auxiliaries since 2017 and prior to that was in private dental practice for 17 years. Justice of the Peace Shustov was also a part-time member of the Landlord and Tenant Board and the Ontario Parole Board. Justice of the Peace Shustov is a parent volunteer with the Richmond Hill Aquatic Club. Justice of the Peace Shustov graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacology from the University of Toronto and a Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Western Ontario.

Justice of the Peace Shustov has been assigned to Newmarket.

Justice of the Peace Kenrick Kirk Carlsen Sproul was the principal of The Sproul Group, providing management consulting services. Prior to this, Justice of the Peace Sproul worked for the City of Toronto as a project director leading change management strategy, and for the Canadian Armed Forces as a lieutenant-colonel leading organizational training, development and deployment. Justice of the Peace Sproul has volunteered at several faith-based organizations serving local communities. Justice of the Peace Sproul holds a Master of Business Administration in Executive Management.

Justice of the Peace Sproul has been assigned to St. Catharines.

Justice of the Peace Anne-Marie Tymec has been in-house legal counsel for the Huron Perth Children’s Aid Society, working closely on family law matters under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act. Previously, Justice of the Peace Tymec was associate counsel with Monteith, Ritsma, Phillips and partner at Barenberg, McDonald & Tymec. Justice of the Peace Tymec has served as lieutenant-governor and past president of the Kiwanis Club of Stratford and has been a board member and chair of organizations such as Victim Services of Perth County and Huron-Perth Centre for Children and Youth.

Justice of the Peace Tymec has been assigned to Woodstock.

Justice of the Peace Tonyo Vella was a police officer with the Toronto Police Service for more than 29 years, first working in the community before taking on specialized duties in criminal investigations. Justice of the Peace Vella also served as Toronto Police Service’s media spokesperson. Justice of the Peace Vella is a board member for local community organizations, including Victim Services Toronto and The Gatehouse, a charity that focuses on childhood sexual abuse. Justice of the Peace Vella studied human resources management at Toronto Metropolitan University.

Justice of the Peace Vella has been assigned to Toronto.

Justice of the Peace Jason Herman Voss has been review counsel with Community Legal Services, Faculty of Law, at the University of Western Ontario and has also taught law students as an adjunct professor of law since 1999. Justice of the Peace Voss was a criminal defence lawyer and has volunteered as a lawyer supervisor for Western University’s Faculty of Law organizations such as ProBono Students Canada and Public Legal Education.

Justice of the Peace Voss has been assigned to London.

Justice of the Peace Paul Mann-Wing Yeung was a public affairs professional with over 25 years of experience in government, advocacy, communications and stakeholder relations. Justice of the Peace Yeung completed undergraduate studies in history at Wilfrid Laurier University and holds a Master of Arts in International Relations and Economics from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. Justice of the Peace Yeung served on several volunteer boards including the Empire Club of Canada, the Toronto Zoo, and the Public Affairs Association of Canada and was a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Canada Institute in Washington D.C.

Justice of the Peace Yeung has been assigned to Toronto.

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Media Contacts

Andrew Kennedy
Minister’s Office
andrew.kennedy2@ontario.ca

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