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.

Elizabeth Malak

President 2019
Area Manager
Toronto Public Library


Erika Heesen

Vice-President / President-Elect 2019
Perth Union Library

Cortney LeGros

Past President 2019
Treasurer 2019
Coordinator of Outreach, Programs and Partnerships
Huntsville Public Library


Elaine Bird

Councillor-Central East Region 2019-2021
Pickering Public Library

Douglas Davey

Councillor - Mid-Central Region 2018-2020
Manager of Children's and Youth Services
Halton Hills Public Library


Kathryn Drury

Councillor -  West Central Region 2019
Grimsby Public Library

Sarah Hart

Councillor - Southwestern Region 2017-2019
Manager of Marketing, Outreach and Programs
Chatham-Kent 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

Councillor - Eastern Region 2019-2021


Lisa Worobec

Kickstart to Participation 2019
Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library





Nicole Zummach

Editor of HoOPLA 2019-23
Killaloe & District Public Library

Mike Laverty

OPLA Editor, Open Shelf
Sioux Lookout Public Library

Super Conference Planners

Megan Paquette

Super Conference Co-Planner
London Public Library