Council of Governors

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) is governed by a tripartite council representing governments (federal, provincial and territorial), employers, and labour, which assists in delivering a trustworthy and complete occupational health and safety service, and ensures that the information CCOHS disseminates is unbiased.

Chairperson

Brenda Baxter

Assistant Deputy Minister Compliance, Operations and Program Development Labour Program Employment and Social Development Canada

representingEmployer Associations

Joseph Bajzath

Director, Corporate Safety & Emergency Management Air Canada

Candace DiCresce P.Eng.

Sr Director, Safety & Well-beingRogers Communications

Lori Kennedy

Directory Regulatory Affairs Canadian Pacific (CP) Railway

representingLabour Associations

Jenna Brookfield

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Health and Safety Representative
CUPE Atlantic Regional Office

Andrea Peart

Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC)

National Health and Safety Officer Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC)

representingProvincial and Territorial Governments

Rodney Cook

Ontario

Vice President of Workplace Health and Safety Services
Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB)

Gail Boland

Newfoundland and Labrador

Assistant Deputy Minister, Digital Government and Services Branch
Department of Digital Government and Service NL

Kurt Dieckmann

Yukon

President/CEO Yukon Workers' Compensation Health and Safety Board

Phillip Germain

Saskatchewan

Chief Executive Officer Saskatchewan Workers' Compensation Board

Jamie Hall

Manitoba

Vice-President
SAFE Work Manitoba

Debbie Molloy

Northwest Territories

President and Chief Executive Officer
Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission, Northwest Territories and Nunavut

Cheryl Paynter

Prince Edward Island

Chief Executive Officer Workers Compensation Board of Prince Edward Island

Tim Petersen

New Brunswick

President and Chief Executive Officer
WorkSafeNB

Daniel Strand

British Columbia

Director, Prevention Field Services WorkSafeBC

President

Anne Tennier
President and Chief Executive Officer

Secretary-Treasurer

Kimberly Pirhonen
Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer

Secretariat

Jenni Porter
Corporate Secretary