Board of Directors

The OMSSA Board of Directors reflects a complimentary mix of skills, knowledge and expertise. OMSSA is committed to recruiting candidates for the Board that reflect the diversity of its membership (the 47 Consolidated Municipal Service Managers (CMSMs) and District Social Services Administration Boards (DSSABs)), as well as the communities they serve. Members are elected to the 10-member Board at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Association for a two-year term of office. 

The following individuals serve on OMSSA's Board of Directors and lead the strategic direction of our Association over the 2022-2023 year.

Board Executive


Cathy Cousins

Director of Homelessness and Community Engagement, Community Services
Region of Niagara


Henry Wall

Chief Administrative Officer
Kenora District Services Board


Mike Nadeau

Chief Executive Officer
District of Sault Ste. Marie Social Services Administrative Board


Dan McCormick

Chief Administrative Officer
Rainy River District Social Services Administration Board

Members At Large

Sutha Balasingham

Head, Strategic Initiatives, Community and Health Services
Regional Municipality of York

Stuart Beumer

Director of Ontario Works 
County of Wellington

James Lapierre

Director, Employment and Social Services
City of Toronto

Polly Smith

Director of Employment and Social Services
Municipality of Chatham-Kent