Central West

The regional rep is Rita Isley (Sethi) ([email protected]). 


Rita is the Chief Nursing Officer and Director of Community Health and Wellness at Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH). Rita is a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Ryerson University and a Master’s in Public Administration with a focus on municipal governance. Rita has been with WDGPH for over 16 years and has worked in every program area of Public Health. She is focussed on leadership and all aspects of organizational development. Prior to coming to Public Health, Rita worked in various community based settings, helping children and elderly individuals.

  • Brant County Health Unit
  • Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit
  • Hamilton Public Health Services
  • Halton Region Health Department
  • Niagara Region Public Health
  • Region of Waterloo Public Health
  • Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health

Central East

The regional rep is Sandy Zidner ([email protected]).

  • Durham Region Health Department
  • Haliburton, Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit
  • Peel Public Health
  • Peterborough County-City Health Unit
  • Simcoe Muskoka Public Health Unit
  • Toronto Public Health
  • York Region Public Health Services


The Regional Rep is Patti Gauley ([email protected]).

Patti is the Chief Nursing Officer and Director of Health Promotion and Prevention at the Eastern Ontario Health Unit.

She holds a diploma in nursing from the Salvation Army Grace General Hospital in St John’s NL, a Bachelor of Nursing from Memorial University of Newfoundland and a Masters of Health Studies from Athabasca University.

Patti has been with the Health Unit since 1993 and during her tenure has been responsible for programming within many of the Ontario Public Health Standards including Healthy Growth and Development, Chronic Disease Prevention and Well-Being, Substance Use and Injury Prevention, School Health and the local Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program and Preschool Speech and Language Program.

She is currently Chair of the Social Development Council for Cornwall and Area and serves on numerous boards and committees in her community.

  • Eastern Ontario Health Unit
  • Ottawa Public Health
  • Renfrew County and District Health Unit
  • Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit
  • Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Public Health
  • Hastings and Prince Edward Public Health

South West

The regional rep is Darrell Jutzi ([email protected]).

Darrell is the Manager of Child Health with the Middlesex-London Health Unit.

Darrell holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master’s of Business Administration. Darrell has worked in public health since 2007 and has managed various programs including School Health, Healthy Babies Healthy Children, Reproductive Health, and Professional Practice.

  • Chatham-Kent Health Unit
  • Grey Bruce Health Unit
  • Huron County Health Unit
  • Lambton Health Unit
  • Middlesex-London Health Unit
  • Perth District Health Unit
  • Southwestern Public Health
  • Windsor-Essex County Health Unit


The regional rep is Chantal Riopel ([email protected])

Chantal Riopel is the manager of Foundational Standards and Chief Nursing Officer at the Porcupine Health Unit and is also responsible for the Healthy Babies Healthy Children Program and Communications.  She  has over 20 years experience in public health nursing and has been employed at the Porcupine Health Unit since 1998.  Most of her career focused on reproductive and child health, specifically supporting families who were pregnant or families with young children through the Healthy Babies Healthy Children program.  Chantal completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Ottawa and graduated from Lakehead University with her Masters in Public Health.

  • Northwestern
  • Thunder Bay
  • Porcupine
  • Algoma
  • Sudbury
  • Timiskaming
  • North Bay/Parry Sound