OPLA Council

Nominations for council positions take place in late September each year, and the election of council members occurs in November. Newly-elected council members assume their office on January 1st. The term of office spans the calendar year, from January to December. Following the expiration of their term of office, executive members of council still have duties to perform at the Annual General Meeting of the OPLA, which takes place in February during the Super Conference.



Erika Heesen

President 2020
Perth Union Library



 

Douglas Davey

Vice-President / President-Elect 2020
Halton Hills Public Library





Elizabeth Malak

Past President 2020
Treasurer
Toronto Public Library


 

Elaine Bird

Councillor-Central East Region 2019-2021
Pickering Public Library

Ben Shaw

Councillor - Mid-Central Region 2020
Markham Public Library


 

Jessica Veldman

Councillor -  West Central Region 2020-2022
Wellington County Public Library



Natalie Marlow

Councillor - Southwestern Region 2020-2022
Elgin County Public Library





 

Gillian Byrne

Councillor - Toronto 2018-2020
Manager, Toronto Reference Library
Toronto Public Library

Ardis Proulx-Chedore

Councillor - Northeastern Region 2019-2021
Cochrane Public Library


 

Dayna DeBenedet

Councillor - Northwestern Region 
Dryden Public Library








Tony Westenbroek

Councillor - Eastern Region 2020-2021
Ottawa Public Library



 

Melanie Ware

Kickstart to Participation 2020
Whitby Public Library

 

            


     

Editors



Nicole Zummach

Editor of HoOPLA 2019-23
Killaloe & District Public Library


Mike Laverty

OPLA Editor, Open Shelf
Sioux Lookout Public Library




Super Conference Planners





Hamid Printer

Super Conference Co-Planner
Toronto Public Library






Ashleigh Dronkyk

Super Conference Co-Planner
Niagara Public Library