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 2023-2024 year.

Board Executive


Henry Wall

Chief Administrative Officer
Kenora District Services Board


Housing and Homelessness Network Chair

Stella Danos-Papaconstantinou

Commissioner, Social Services
Regional Municipality of Durham


Mike Nadeau

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


Sutha Balasingham

Director, Employment and Social Services
City of Toronto


Cathy Cousins

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

Members At Large

OMSSA Education Committee Chair

Stuart Beumer

Director of Ontario Works 
County of Wellington

Children's Services Network Chair

Satinder Klair

Director, Children's Services
Regional Municipality of Niagara

Emergency Social Services Network Chair

James Lapierre

Deputy Chief of Staff, Strategy and Integration, City Manager's Office
City of Toronto

OMSSA Awards Committee Chair

Andrew Scavarelli

Director, Ontario Works
County of Simcoe

Employment and Income Network Chair

Polly Smith

Director of Employment and Social Services
Municipality of Chatham-Kent

OMSSA 47 Leads

OMSSA’s Leadership Table (47 Leads) are comprised of senior human services leaders of all 47 Service System Managers delivering human services. This group is consulted by OMSSA as a collective and their local communities as it relates to human services issues. They participate in policy, program planning, and funding consultations, and in planned human services announcements. OMSSA’s 47 Leads meet several times a year. Here are the meeting dates for 2024:

  • March, June, September, December