Committees

CSHBC has five statutory (or core) committees and four advisory committees that support CSHBC’s mandate in specific areas. The College’s committees are comprised of public representatives, elected Board members, and active or retired RAUD, RHIPs, and RSLPs. See the CSHBC Committee Framework (PDF). If you are interested in participating on CSHBC committees, please complete the CSHBC Expression of Interest form (PDF) and submit the completed form to the College.

Core Committees

Advisory Committees

Core Committees

Discipline Committee

The Discipline Committee hears and determines any matters that have been forwarded to it by citation from the Inquiry Committee. The Discipline Committee strikes a panel of three or more people to sit for each discipline hearing.

Members
Kevin Frew, RSLP, Chair
Suzanne Kornhass, RAUD, RHIP
Thelma O’Grady, Public Representative
David Roberts, RHIP
Douglas Steventon, Public Representative

Current vacancies: None

Finance & Audit Committee

The Finance & Audit Committee supports the CSHBC Board’s mandate by identifying and addressing financial risks and issues, ensuring reliable and relevant financial reporting, and improving the efficiency and effectiveness of financial operations. The Committee reviews quarterly financial statements, budgets, and forecasts, as well as auditors’ reports. The Committee advises the Board and the Registrar & CEO on financial matters.

Members
Dan Miller, Public Representative
Louise Parton, RHIP (Ret.)
Jon Waterhouse, RHIP 

Current vacancies: Public Representative, Registered Audiologist (RAUD), Registered Speech-Language Pathologist (RSLP).

Inquiry Committee

The Inquiry Committee processes complaints regarding the conduct and competence of registrants. The Health Professions Act and the College Bylaws provide the Committee with a mandate to: investigate registrants for contraventions of the Act, CSHBC Bylaws, and standards; and impose limits or conditions under the Act or Bylaws. In addition, the Inquiry Committee can also initiate investigations on its own.

Members
Karen Derry, RSLP
Susan Edwards, RSLP
Charles Fontaine, RAUD, RHIP
Christine Harrison, RAUD
Lesley Lee, RAUD, RHIP
Jack MacDermot, Public Representative
Dan Miller, Public Representative, Chair
Marilyn Noort, RSLP
Richard Walker, Public Representative
Dave Williams, Public Representative

Current vacancies: Registered Hearing Instrument Practitioner (RHIP) (2), Registered Speech-Language Pathologist (RSLP).

Quality Assurance & Professional Practice Committee

The Quality Assurance & Professional Practice (QAPP) Committee provides oversight of the College’s QAPP program and monitors the ongoing competency of active registrants – for both entry-to-practice and advanced levels — and the re-entry to the profession of inactive registrants wishing to return to active status. The Committee is responsible for developing standards of professional practice, clinical practice guidelines, policies, and protocols, client relations, and advisory notices to the professions.

Members
DeAnn Adams, Public Representative
Susan Batstone, RSLP
Karen Bernauer, Public Representative
Jamie Hack, RSLP, Chair
Leigh Ingram, RAUD, RHIP
Sue Murphy, Public Representative
Louise Parton, RHIP (Ret.)
Susan Thacker, RAUD, RHIP
Jon Waterhouse, RHIP 

Current vacancies: None

Registration Committee

The Registration Committee oversees the process of becoming a registrant of CSHBC, including policy related to the administration of registration examinations. The Committee makes decisions about registration matters in accordance with the Health Professions Act and the College’s Bylaws.

Members
Susan Batstone, RSLP, Chair
Jane Baynham, Public Representative
Christy Faraher-Amidon, RSLP
Leigh Ingram, RAUD, RHIP
Jack MacDermot, Public Representative
Parveen Mangat, Public Representative
Kathy Pereira, RAUD, RHIP
Martin Sattler, RHIP

Current vacancies: Public Representative, Registered Hearing Instrument Practitioner (RHIP).

Advisory Committees

Certified Practice Advisory Committee

The Certified Practice Advisory Committee (CPAC) is an advisory committee of the Quality Assurance & Professional Practice (QAPP) Committee. The CPAC reviews all applications for advanced competency certification and/or authorization and makes approval recommendations to the QAPP Committee.

Members
Caroline Chow, RSLP
Dr. David Eytan, ENT
Kathy Pereira, RAUD, RHIP, Chair
Tracy Marshall, RSLP
Maryam Merali, RHIP
Martin Sattler, RHIP
Bobbie Williams, RAUD, RHIP

Current vacancies: None

Communication Health Assistant Advisory Committee

The Communication Health Assistant Advisory Committee (CHAAC) is an advisory committee of the Quality Assurance & Professional Practice (QAPP) Committee. The CHAAC provides recommendations and input to the QAPP on issues related to support personnel (i.e. Communication Health Assistants) for the three professions.

Members
Deirdre Coleman, RSLP
Dreena Davies, RAUD, RHIP
Jamie Hack, RSLP, Chair
Cheryl Lane Slobodian, RAUD, RHIP
Alyse McNair, CHA
Ashley McNolty, CHA
Maryam Merali, RHIP
Martin Sattler, RHIP, Vice-Chair
Riddhi Thaker, RSLP
Krystal Tie-So, CHA

Current vacancies: None

Examination Advisory Committee

The Examination Advisory Committee is an advisory committee of the Registration Committee, responsible for overseeing the Canadian Entry-to-Practice (CETP) examination for the professions of audiology and speech-language pathology, and administering the College’s practical examination for the hearing instrument dispensing profession.

Members
Rahim Ghanbari, RAUD, RHIP
Leigh Ingram, RAUD, RHIP
Suzanne Kornhass, RAUD, RHIP, Chair
Maryam Merali, RHIP
Joan Richardson, RAUD, RHIP
Martin Sattler, RHIP
Estephanie Sta.Maria, RAUD, RHIP

Current vacancies: Registered Speech-Language Pathologist (RSLP) (2).

​Governance Advisory Committee ​

The Governance Advisory Committee develops and recommends to the Board best practices and effective approaches to Board development and orientation; performance reviews and evaluations for the Registrar, Board Chair and Vice-Chair, Board members, committee chairs, and committee members; committee appointments; preferred Board and committee member competency frameworks and evaluation tools; and strategic planning.

Members
Charles Fontaine, RAUD, RHIP, Chair
Jamie Hack, RSLP
Parveen Mangat, Public Representative
Dan Miller, Public Representative 

Current vacancies: Registered Hearing Instrument Practitioner (RHIP).

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