The National Executive Council is comprised of the elected representatives of each of CIPHI’s branches, a president-elect, president and past president. The NEC is responsible for the day-to-day operation of CIPHI as outlined by the Constitution and Bylaws. It is responsible for identifying and pursuing initiatives that support the objectives of CIPHI including, but not limited to, advocacy and provision of educational opportunities. All business units within CIPHI, including the Board of Certification, Council of Professional Experience and Environmental Health Foundation of Canada report to the NEC.
Ann Thomas, CPHI(C)
National President – president@ การพนันฟุตบอล www.flexcareerprofessional.com
Ann graduated from the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) in 1988. She started her career as an Environmental Health Officer in Fort St. John, British Columbia and the Northwest Territories. In 1993 she returned to northern BC as Chief Environmental Officer. In 2000 Ann accepted a promotion with the BC Ministry of Health and headed south to Victoria. In 2003 she became the? Regional Manager of Health Protection and Environmental Services for the Island Health Authority. Ann held this position until her retirement in March 2017.
Ann has participated in various CIPHI activities and committees over the years including Editor for the “BC Page” newsletter, Member of the Board of Certification (BOC), and BOC representative on the BCIT Environmental Health Advisory Committee. Many of our members will know Ann from her role as Chair of the BOC from 2002-2010.
Ann settled into? retirement at her home on Vancouver Island, BC and? has embraced the opportunity to devote even more time to? CIPHI activities !? She also manages to find time to spend? with her two and?four legged family members.
Kari Engele-Carter, CPHI(C)
Kari Engele-Carter attended Concordia University College of Alberta’s After-Degree Program in Environmental Health and certified in 2003. Since April 2004 she has been employed by the Saskatoon Health Region as a Public Health Inspector (2004-2015, 2017-present) and Senior Public Health Inspector (2015-2017).
Kari has been an active CIPHI member since 2002.? She has been a member of National Executive Council (2013-present), President of SK Branch (2013-2017), Secretary of SK Branch (2011-2013), Chair of the SK Branch 6th Annual Professional Education and Development Seminar (2013), a BOC Examiner, BOC Appeals Panel Chair (2017), CIPHI National Awards Committee (2014-present), and Co-Chair of 2018 National Annual Education Conference in Saskatoon.
Kari lives in small town Saskatchewan with her husband and 8 year old daughter.? She enjoys camping, traveling, reading, spending time with family, volunteering in small town SK and with CIPHI and parenting a committed Scottish Highland dancer.
Gordon Moseley, CPHI(C)
BC Branch President
Gordon is currently working as a Specialist Environmental Health Officer with Interior Health (IH), and has proudly served in this field for over 9 years. His current focus of expertise is within the newly developing Environmental Management Program as well as with the Drinking Water Systems Program.
After leaving his sabbatical in food service industry, Gordon returned to his academic career at BCIT where he obtained both a Diploma of Technology in Occupational Health and Safety in 2006, as well as his Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Health in 2008. Following a successful practicum in Parksville, BC , he landed his first full time job as an EHO with Interior Health in Cranbrook, BC. In 2011 he joined the BC Branch Executive Council as the Recording Secretary. Following four years of service on various operational committees, he stepped up to be President-Elect in 2015, before subsequently assuming the role of Branch President during the 83rd?Annual Education Conference in Richmond, BC. In addition to taking this new leadership role with the Branch he is also currently looking to furthering his education with a Master’s in Emergency Management.
Gordon’s volunteer work has not been limited to just CIPHI, as he has also been an Executive member with the Kin Club Cranbrook for over 3 years, has volunteered with several community events over the years in various capacities and is currently an assistant coach for his daughter’s ringette team. He currently resides in Vernon, BC? with his wife and two children. In his spare time Gordon enjoys spending time his family, cooking, and engaging in various recreational pursuits such as camping, mountain biking, hiking, and playing or coaching hockey/ringette.
John Cannan, CPHI(C)
Ontario Branch President
John Cannan?was born in Utica, New York but grew up in Stratford, Ontario.??Once he?graduated from high school, he joined the US Marine Corps, serving with the Marines from 1986 to 1990.? He was stationed in California, Japan, Korea and the Philippines.
John?graduated from Ryerson Polytechnic University in 1996 and was hired at the Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit.??He?worked in Chatham until 1996?then moved to Belleville, Ontario and started working with Hasting Prince Edward Public Health.
John was a councillor with CIPHI Ontario Branch Executive from 2007 to 2013.? He?was the councillor for the Health Promotion portfolio which is now known as Membership Support & Engagement.? John?was elected to the position of president-elect in October 2016 and took over as branch president in October 2018.? He has?been a CIPHI member since 1994.
John’s?hobbies include golf, scuba diving, sky diving, camping and kayaking.
Shaun Crawley, CPHI(C)
New Brunswick Branch President
Shaun graduated from Cape Breton University (then UCCB) in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science and then in 2002 with a Bachelor of Technology (Environmental Health). After graduation Shaun completed his practicum with the Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit in Ontario and then continued to work there after certification until 2010 as a Public Health Inspector. From 2010 to 2017 Shaun was a Public Health Inspector with the Health Protection Branch of New Brunswick Department of Health. In December of 2017, PHIs with the Department of Health moved to the Department of Justice and Public Safety. Since that change, Shaun has taken on the acting role of Regional Director for Health Protection Services within the Department of Justice and Public Safety in Saint John, New Brunswick. Prior to taking on the roles of NB Branch President-elect and President, Shaun served as the NB Branch Secretary from 2012 to 2017.
Shaun resides in Quispamsis with his wife, Jessica and their two daughters. In his spare time, Shaun enjoys fishing, archery and just being with his family.
Geoffrey Tonko, CPHI(C)
Alberta Branch President
Geoffrey Tomko has experience in health care as a communicable disease control practitioner. He currently has a particular focus on disease control and prevention areas based in non-acute care centers including continuing care, community/home care and ambulatory care programs. Passionate for health care improvement programs, he works to improve quality and safety of patient care areas.
Geoff is a committed front line program leader and works towards supporting health partners achieve quality increases in disease prevention and control within differing care environments.
He is a Certified Public Health Inspector (CPHI), currently holds a master’s degree in infectious disease, a bachelor’s after-degree in environmental public health, and a bachelor’s degree in immunology and infection.
Kevin Kapell, CPHI(C)
Saskatchewan Branch President
Kevin was born and raised in small town Saskatchewan. He attended the First Nations University of Canada and completed his degree in Environmental Health and Science in May 2007. He received his CPHI (C) in October 2007.
Since that time, Kevin has worked for Heartland Health Region based out of Rosetown, SK. This is a rural region that covers a good portion of west central Saskatchewan. The rural region provides the opportunity for a health inspector to cover a vast array of program areas. Kevin enjoys the independent work that is offered by the rural region and enjoys the fact that no two days are the same.
Kevin has been a councillor with CIPHI Saskatchewan Branch since 2011 and was the chair of the Saskatchewan Branch 2017 Professional Education and Development Seminar.
Kevin currently lives in Rosetown with his wife Amanda and their son Aiden. In his spare time, Kevin enjoys playing and coaching hockey, golfing and taking family vacations.
Gregory Barrett, CPHI(C)
Newfoundland & Labrador Branch President
Gregory graduated from the School of Occupational and Public Health at Ryerson University in 2010.? In addition, he completed his practicum training and gained his CPHI(C) certification the same year.? Gregory has continued his studies by becoming a Certified Canadian Playground Inspector, and completing a certification in Occupational Health and Safety.
Gregory currently works as an Environmental Health Officer for Service NL.? He has worked in the St. John’s Environmental Health office since 2013.? His work for Service NL includes multiple program areas, but the majority of his work is in child care facilities and playground inspections.? Gregory has been instrumental in developing and delivering numerous health education presentations for inspectors across the province and for child care operators.
Since moving to Newfoundland, Gregory has been an active member of the CIPHI NL branch.? This includes helping to run the 2014 National Education Conference in St. John’s, working on several committees, and planning yearly Environmental Public Health Week activities. ?He is currently the editor-in-chief of the branch publication, Field Notes.
At this time, Gregory lives with his wife and daughter outside the St. John’s area.
Natalie Lowdon, CPHI(C)
Manitoba Branch President
Natalie completed her Environmental Health After-Degree program at Concordia University College of Edmonton in 2006, and certified as a Public Health Inspector in May of 2007. She started her career in northern Manitoba as an Environmental Health Officer. Subsequently, she obtained a position with the City of Winnipeg’s Environmental Health Services as a Public Health Inspector. The City’s inspection program amalgamated in 2012 with the Province of Manitoba’s Environmental Health Branch where she continued to work as a public health inspector. Currently Natalie is an acting Regional Manager for the Winnipeg Region. She has participated intermittently on the MB Branch committees over the last ten years. Most recently, Natalie was the MB Branch Secretary and member of the MB Branch Advocacy Committee. She chaired the 2018 MB Branch Educational Conference. She was also a member of the Board of Directors for her children’s daycare. Past CIPHI MB branch involvement includes chairing the venue committee from 2011-2013 in preparation for the 2013 National CIPHI Conference, 2010 Educational Co-Chair, and Educational Conference Chair in 2009.
When she’s not working, Natalie enjoys spending time with her husband Terry and two girls, Ma?lle (7) and Annalie (5), her extended family, playing volleyball, taking camping trips, being active and catching up with friends.
Sara Baird, CPHI(C)
Nova Scotia/PEI Branch President
Sara grew up on Cape Breton Island and graduated from Cape Breton University with a Bachelor of Technology (Public Health) in 2005. After graduation and certification Sara moved to Halifax and started her career as a Public Health Officer with the Government of Nova Scotia where she is currently employed. Over the years Sara’s specialty has become food safety, taking particular interest in food safety education, temporary events and public markets. Sara resides in Dartmouth with her husband Andrew and two young boys, Liam and Logan. In her spare time she enjoys reading, staying active and time with family and friends.