"I am constantly encouraged by the length and depth that the staff and volunteers at OSCR will go to, to strive to achieve the vision, mission and values of the organization.  The effect of their work continues to enrich the lives of the seniors that we serve."            

- Des Armstrong, Board Chair


OSCR's Board of Directors bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise, ranging from executive business leadership to financial management to healthcare backgrounds. We are committed to our mission: "client-focused services that enrich the lives of seniors by promoting wellness, independence and social interaction.". The role of the Board of Directors is to oversee, provide advice on and govern the strategic direction and priorities of OSCR. OSCR's Board members are appointed to a three (3) year term, and subject to re-election, are able to participate for a maximum of two (2) terms (maximum of six (6) years in total). Board members attend quarterly meetings of the Board, sit on committees, and participate in events and fundraising activities benefiting the clients of OSCR.

Meet the 2017-2018 OSCR Board of Directors

Des Armstrong (Chair)

Des has worked in the healthcare field since 2003 as a Director of a podiatry company in the United Kingdom (UK). The organization opened its first Canadian office in 2015. Prior to this he worked in the travel industry for 11 years, primarily in Operations Management roles.

Des is also a qualified reflexologist, registered in Canada and the UK. He is also a Professional member of the Canadian Institute of Marketing. Des’ past volunteer experience includes serving as a Justice of the Peace (Magistrate) for the County of Surrey in the United Kingdom from 2007 – 2012 and in Canada on the Boards of the Canadian Federation of Podiatric Medicine as a Board Member and as Chair of the Friends of Oakville Library.

Des joined the OSCR Board in June 2014 and became Chair of the Board of Directors and President of the Corporation in June 2016.

 Nisha Walibhai (Vice-Chair)

Nisha Walibhai is a healthcare leader with strategy development and quality leadership experiences in community hospitals, academic settings, and home health environment.  Nisha is currently leading the system improvement portfolio at Critical Care Services Ontario, with a particular focus on improving patient and family experiences, and advancing high reliability organizing approaches. Prior to that she led the quality and performance improvement portfolio in a community hospital with a particular focus on cross-organizational partnership to improve care and quality. 

Nisha is a compassionate improvement leader who believes in improving and sustaining quality and performance through respectful engagement and humanistic partnerships at the individual, team, and cross-organizational levels.  Nisha also serves as the President of RNAO Halton Chapter, and lives with her partner and two daughters in north Burlington.  Nisha  holds a BScN degree from McMaster University, MHSc-HA degree  from University of Toronto, and a coaching diploma from Newfield  at Boulder Colorado. 

 Lana Burchett

Lana is the Executive Director of Victim Services of Peel and has over 12 years of experience in leading not-for-profit agencies in the human/social service sector.

Her educational background includes Corporate Communications, Fundraising Management, Conflict Management and Senior Leadership & Management in the not-for-profit sector.

Lana is a Board Member of Victoria Park Community Homes, a private non-profit housing corporation, and is also a member of the Rotary Club of Brampton. She has been an active volunteer in many ways for over 22 years including serving on the Board of Directors of the Conservation Halton Foundation and the Milton District Hospital Foundation.

Lana joined the OSCR Board in June 2016.

 Daniela Hampton-Davies

Daniela Hampton-Davies has had a successful executive career in the financial markets focused on global equities. She has worked for UBS AG in Zurich Switzerland, CIBC in London, U.K., and UBS securities in Toronto.
Daniela has been active in governance roles serving as a member of the boards of St Mildred's Lightbourn School, Oakville Senior Citizens Residence, Start 2 Finish and working on the Independent Review committee for Lincluden Investment Management. Daniela is also a member of the Heritage Review Committee for the Town of Oakville.  
Daniela completed the International MBA program at the Schulich School of Business, and a BA in Economics and Political Science from Huron College, Western University.

 Ingrid Hann

A driven, committed and highly respected Executive HR Leader with extensive multi-disciplinary experience creating value-add through organizational development and executing on strategic HR initiatives that enable business excellence. Past VP HR at De Beers Canada for 10 years and previously held senior level positions within manufacturing, facilities management and services, aerospace and electrical distribution industries.
Ingrid served as a member of the Board of Governors of Sheridan College, Oakville, Board Director of Oakville Hydro, Vice-Chair of Blue Hills Family Services, Aurora, Chair of MiHR (Mining Industry Human Resources Council), Chair of OMA (Ontario Mining Association) Education and Outreach Committee.
As a graduate of the University of Waterloo with a B.A., and the recipient of the Arts Alumni Achievement Award in 2010, now residing in Burlington, Ingrid's interests and contributions focus on delivering community services excellence through Board involvement.
Jan Narduzzi
Jan Narduzzi has an extensive background in senior leadership positions in community health services. Most recently she was the Chief Executive Officer of Brain Injury Services, a rehabilitation program for adults with brain injuries. Jan has also held positions with the Canadian Hearing Society where she lead the development of an emergency sign language interpreter program as well as a provincial mental health program for deaf deafened and hard of hearing Ontarians, as well as the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario where she was the director of operations and finance.
Jan is a strong proponent of innovation and quality in community health services and was instrumental in the development of a certificate program for rehabilitation therapists working with individual with brain injuries offered through McMaster University. She has supported numerous community networks and committees and currently sits on the boards of Oakville Meals on Wheels as well as the Oakville May Court Club.
Jan holds a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, a Masters of Business Administration and is a Certified Association Executive.

 Dr. Daniela Steyn, M.D., CCFP

Dr. Daniela Steyn is an Oakville-based Family Physician and passionate healthcare leader who uses her exceptional positivity, energy and ability to create and drive big-picture solutions to enhance patients’ lives.

She practices comprehensive Family Medicine which includes Geriatrics, Obstetrics, Newborn and Maternal Healthcare, Hospitalist as well as Emergency Department Medicine.  She is a member of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Canadian Medical Association.

Leadership roles include the Vice-President and Treasurer for the Aspen Primary Care Network Board of Directors and Physician Lead for the Alberta North Zone Stroke & Cardiovascular Health Action Plan. Dr. Steyn obtained further training in Board Governance from the Canadian Medical Association and Physician Leadership Institute, and in Health Diplomacy at the Graduate Institute in Geneva.

Dr. Steyn’s deep compassion for patients was shaped by her experience working in South Africa, Alberta, British Columbia, rural and inner-city Ontario as well as her volunteering at the Red Cross.

 Connie E. Wighton, CPA, CGA

Connie Wighton is a Chartered Professional Accountant with more than 20 years of varied financial, operational and business development experience, working with small and medium sized enterprises, both private and public. Connie has worked in various senior positions serving Financial Institutions across Ontario. Her previous roles included CFO, Business Analyst, Investment Specialist and Value Creation. 

In addition to holding her CPA, Connie is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP), has completed the Professional Financial Planning Program (PFP), Canadian Securities Course (CSC), Investment Funds in Canada (IFC), Branch Compliance Officer’s Course and has been Lean White Belt certified. 

Connie is well known for her professionalism, commitment to excellence, and plays an active role in her community.

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