Central West: 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 focused 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.

Central East: Vicky Olmstead, [email protected]

Vicky has worked in public health for 24+years  with the Regional Municipality of Durham.  Vicky has been a manager in a variety of programs over the years including Healthy Families, Sexual Health, Injury Prevention, Durham Health Connection Line and Immunization and Quality Assurance.  Vicky is currently the Assistant Director, Population Health at Durham Region Health Department. 

Eastern: Patti Smith, [email protected]

Patti has worked as a direct service provider, nursing practice lead, manager, and senior leader during her 30 +year career in public health at Renfrew County and District Health Unit.  She is currently the Director of Health Promotion.  Additionally, as the chief nursing officer she promotes excellence in public health practice.   Patti is passionate about public health and collective action.

South West: Darrell Jutzi, [email protected]

Darrell is the Manager of the Elementary School Team 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.

Northern: Chantal Riopel, [email protected]

Chantal Riopel is the manager of Foundational Standards, Chief Nursing Officer and Privacy Officer at the Porcupine Health Unit (PHU) and is also responsible for Communications and the health unit’s IT System.  She has over 25 years experience in public health nursing and has been employed at the PHU 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 Master in Public Health: Nursing Specialization.