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Ontario Appoints a Transitional Council of the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario

The transitional Council of the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario was appointed in September 2009.  Members were chosen from individuals who responded to a public call for members advertised across Ontario.

The appointment of the 13-member transitional Council marks a major step toward the regulation of kinesiology under the legislative framework of the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991.

The transitional Council held its inaugural meeting on November 3, 2009, during which it elected its President, Vice-president and Executive Committee.  They are:

Conny Glenn, President
Neil McCartney, Vice-President
Elizabeth Chapman, Executive Committee Member
Maureen Ralph, Executive Committee Member
Tony Bauer, Executive Committee Member

Biographies of all transitional Council members are provided below. 

Transitional Council meetings are open to the public to observe. Future meeting dates are:

Unless otherwise noted above, all meetings will be held at the transitional Council’s office at 163 Queen Street East in Toronto.

As space is limited, members of the public who would like to observe a transitional Council meeting should provide advance notice of their interest in attending. 

This can be done by email at

Correspondence for the President may be sent to:

Conny Glenn, President
Transitional Council of the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario
56 Wellesely St. W, 12th Floor
Toronto, ON  M5S 2S3

Members of the Transitional Council of the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario are:


Tony Bauer

Tony Bauer, Phd, Msc. Bsc.Dip. P.E.ed, C.K, is an Associate Professor at the School of Kinesiology, Lakehead University. He has 40 years of professional experience in the field of Kinesiology, teaching, research and consulting in a variety of Kinesiology related fields including: industry and mining, office ergonomics, clinical exercise therapy, sport and performance training. Tony is also a certified Kinesiologist though Canadian Kinesiology Association and consultant for a number of organizations including Nipissing University in North Bay.

Elizabeth Chapman

Elizabeth Chapman, B.Sc.Kin.,CK, graduated from the kinesiology program at the University of Waterloo in 1990 and is currently employed as the Business Development Manager for Canada for BTE Technologies. She previously practiced in rehabilitation clinics and in various community settings with physically delayed adults and children. Elizabeth has been a Board member of the Ontario Kinesiology Association (OKA) and the Canadian Kinesiology Alliance (CKA) for 10 years and 7 years respectively. She was President of the OKA in 1994, 1999 and 2000 and was an inaugural Board member for the CKA, serving as President in 2004 and 2005.

Conny Glenn

Conny Glenn is the President of Work Wellness Ergonomic Specialists Inc., a national consulting company she founded in 1994, and the Director of the Canadian National Ergonomics Conference (2008). She is a certified kinesiologist and ergonomist, who has been professionally involved as a volunteer mentor, and board member for the Ontario Kinesiology Association. During her tenure, she held the positions of Director of Communications, President, and Executive Director. Conny has been recognized for her work with kinesiology, receiving special awards. She also chairs the Board for Turning Point Youth Services, an organization dedicated to provide youth mental health services.

Rod Hare

Rod Hare, MSc, BAPE, Dip(ATM), CK, RKT, P.ERG, has over 28 years of clinical work experience as an applied kinesiologist in physical and rehabilitative medicine, athletic therapy and occupational health ergonomics. He holds a BSc degree in Kinesiology, an MSc degree in Health and Physical Education, and has completed university post graduate work in sports medicine, ergonomics, and functional capacity evaluation. Rod has been the owner/operator of several multidisciplinary rehabilitation clinics, assessment facilities, occupational health and safety and medical legal litigation consulting firms and was Vice President of the Ontario Kinesiology Association, Society division. He has been associate faculty, clinical instructor in the School of Physical and Health Education at University of Toronto.

Ayub Hamid

Ayub Hamid holds professional membership with the Society of Management Accountants of Canada and the Information System Audit and Control Association, U.S.A. He is a Senior Auditor with Symcor in Mississauga, and has held the positions of Associate Director, IT Audit with MCAP, Manager, Internal Audit with ATS Automation Tooling Systems, and Financial System and Controls Leader with Wescast Industries Inc. Ayub serves as President of the Canadian Institute for Policy Studies, and in the past has served on boards of various charitable and not-for-profit organizations.

P. Douglas Lafreniere

P. Douglas Lafreniere, B.P.E, M.Sc. (CSEP-CEP, CPT-ME, OKA-CK), holds both a Bachelor of Physical Education and a Master of Science degree in Kinesiology from McMaster University. He is a kinesiologist, and a certified exercise physiologist and a certified personal trainer-master examiner with the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP). Douglas is currently a Professor and the academic co-ordinator for the Fitness & Health Promotion – Recreation & Leisure Services Programs at Loyalist College in Belleville. Most recently, he has been a member of the Board of the Canadian Coalition for Active Living, the CSEP’s Health and Fitness Program, the Ontario Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences, and the Bracebridge Hospital Board of Directors.

Neil McCartney

Neil McCartney holds a Ph.D., degree from McMaster University in Medical Sciences and has spent the past 29 years conducting research, and providing service programs for people with physical disabilities. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Kinesiology, and the Director of the Centre for Health Promotion and Rehabilitation. The Centre houses research and service programs for healthy seniors, and those with cardiovascular disease, and individuals with spinal cord injury. Neil has gained an international reputation for his research on cardiac rehabilitation, aging and spinal cord injury.

Stuart McGill

Stuart McGill is a Professor in Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo. He is the author of 2 textbooks and over 200 scientific publications that address the issues of low back function, injury mechanisms, development of evidence-based rehabilitation and performance exercise. As a consultant, he has provided expertise to various government agencies, many corporations, elite athletes, professional teams and Olympic programs from many countries, and legal firms. Working at the interface between basic foundational science and clinical practice, he is regularly asked to consult by the medical and sporting community.

Michelle Meghie

Michelle Meghie of Mississauga has been employed within the public sector for over 20 years in the divisions of Children and Social Services, where she assumed several specialized mandates within the Department of Social Services including Social Benefit Quality Control and Assurance, Appeal, and Community Outreach. Michelle also owns and operates an event planning and consulting firm, and previously taught adults effective communications through the Centre for Education and Training in Peel. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from York University and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts Integrated Studies Degree- specializing in Community Development.

Denise Nadeau

Denise Nadeau is a graduate of the University of Ottawa with a Bachelors Degree of Science in Physiotherapy bilingual program. She is also certified with the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada and undertakes yearly continuing education, mostly in orthopedics. Denise has been the manager of the Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Departments in a Northern Ontario hospital for the past 18 years, and a provider of direct client care as a member of multidisciplinary teams. She has been involved in the Community Care Access Centre and volunteers for the Therapeutic Riding Association. Denise is involved in several local community sporting associations including directorships.

Murtaza Najmudin

Murtaza Najmudin has been a chiropodist based in Niagara for the past 10 years. She currently manages an independent medical clinic and is part of a Local Health Network based out of Niagara on the Lake, Ontario. Murtaza is a board member and public lecturer for the Canadian Diabetes Association. She is also a member of the Ontario Society of Chiropodists and the College of Chiropodists of Ontario. She is also very active and involved within the Niagara community on several local organizations.

Maureen Ralph

Maureen Ralph has been a registered nurse for over 31 years having worked in the operating room, psychiatry and occupational health. She is currently employed in community mental health and has obtained certification in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing from the Canadian Nursing Association.
Maureen has also been an elected official in municipal politics for the past 17 years, currently serving as the Deputy Mayor of East Zorra-Travistock. She has served as Chair of the Oxford County Housing Corporation, Vice-Chair of the Oxford Community Police Service Board, Director of the Erie Thames Hydro Corporation, and Vice-President of the Oxford County Kennel Club.

Robert Ross

Robert Ross obtained a Bachelor degree in Physical Education from McGill University and a Ph.D in Exercise Physiology from the Université de Montréal in 1992. He is currently a Professor within the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies and the Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at Queen’s University. He has received a Premier’s Research Excellence Award from the province of Ontario, and was recently awarded a Research Chair at Queen’s University. He is currently the Past-President of the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology, and is the Director of the Center for Obesity Research and Education at Queen’s.


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