Council and Committees

The CRTO Council acts like a Board of Directors. The role of the Council is to oversee the regulation of the practice of Respiratory Therapy in the public interest and to set overall policy direction for the CRTO.

Council is composed of nine Professional Council Members (elected by their peers) and at least five Public Council Members (appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council).

In addition to Council, the CRTO has statutory and non-statutory committees that support the work of the Council. The Council elects the members of the Executive Committee and the Executive Committee in turn appoints the members of the other Committees. Committees are composed of Council members and Committee appointees.

Council and Committees are supported by staff who also carry out the day-to-day operations of the CRTO.

Council Members

Lindsay Martinek RRT (President)
Kim Morris (Vice-President)
Derek Clark
Jeffrey Dionne RRT
Sandy Fodey RRT
Shawn Raynerd Jacobson RRT
Andriy Kolos
Christa Krause RRT
Angela Lynn Miller RRT
Kelly Munoz RRT
Jody Saarvala RRT
Jeffrey Schiller
Pappur Shankar
Jillian Wilson RRT

 

CRTO Committees

Committees play a crucial role in advancing the CRTO’s mandate of regulating the respiratory therapy profession in the public interest. They support the work of the Council and help to carry out the core functions of the CRTO. The CRTO has seven (7) statutory Committees whose functions are defined under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA). The CRTO may also establish non-statutory committees such as the Finance and Audit Committee. The committees are composed of Council members and appointed Professional and Public Committee Members.

Statutory Committees

Executive Committee acts on behalf of the CRTO Council and is accountable to Council for the decisions and actions it takes. It has all the powers of Council between Council meetings except for making, amending, or revoking by-laws or regulations.

Number of meeting days per year (approx.): 4 – 6 virtual half-day meetings

Preparation time per meeting (approx.): 2 hours/meeting

Number of training days: ½ day

Members of the Executive Committee

Lindsay Martinek RRT (Chair)
Kim Morris (Vice-Chair)
Derek Clark
Jeffrey Dionne RRT
Jody Saarvala RRT

View Executive Committee Minutes Here.

 

Registration Committee is responsible for developing policies and advising Council on issues related to entry‐to‐practice and registration requirements. Panels of the Registration Committee review applications referred by the Registrar when, for example, an applicant does not meet the registration requirements.

Number of meeting days per year, including panels (approx.): 10 – 12 virtual half-day meetings

Preparation time per meeting (approx.): ½ day to 1 day

Number of training days: 2 days

Members of the Registration Committee

Kelly Munoz RRT (Chair)
Christa Krause RRT (Vice-Chair)
Tracy Bradley RRT
Jeffrey Dionne RRT
Sandy Fodey RRT
Aaron Giba RRT
Shawn Raynerd Jacobson RRT
Andriy Kolos
Ginny Martins RRT
Kim Morris
Jody Saarvala RRT
Jeffrey Schiller

 

Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee reviews complaints and reports related to the conduct of Respiratory Therapists that have been brought to the CRTO by members of the public, employers, or other healthcare providers.

Number of meeting days per year, including panels (approx.): 15 virtual half-day meetings

Preparation time per meeting (approx.): 1 day

Number of training days: 2 days

Members of the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee

Kim Morris (Chair)
Kelly Munoz RRT (Vice-Chair)
Laura Dahmann RRT
Patricia Harris RRT
Andriy Kolos
Christa Krause RRT
Katherine Lalonde RRT
Sheena Lykke RRT
Lindsay Martinek RRT
Ginny Martins RRT
Travis Murphy RRT
Pamela H. Robertson RRT
Jeffrey Schiller
Laura Van Bommel RRT

 

Discipline Committee holds hearings in cases of alleged professional misconduct or incompetence that have been referred by the Inquiries, Complaints & Reports Committee.

Number of hearings days per year: as required

Number of training days: as required

Members of the Discipline Committee

Tracy Bradley RRT (Chair)
Jillian Wilson RRT (Vice-Chair)
Derek Clark
Sandy Fodey RRT
Aaron Giba RRT
Ginette Greffe-Laliberté RRT
Antonio Guglietti RRT
Shawn Raynerd Jacobson RRT
Angela Lynn Miller RRT
Kim Morris
Jody Saarvala RRT
Pappur Shankar

 

Fitness to Practise Committee conducts hearings to consider a Member’s capacity to practice, for example, when a Respiratory Therapist’s physical or mental condition may be interfering with their ability to practice safely.

Number of hearings days per year: as required

Number of training days: as required

Members of the Fitness to Practise Committee

Tracy Bradley RRT (Chair)
Jillian Wilson RRT (Vice-Chair)
Derek Clark
Sandy Fodey RRT
Aaron Giba RRT
Ginette Greffe-Laliberté RRT
Antonio Guglietti RRT
Shawn Raynerd Jacobson RRT
Angela Lynn Miller RRT
Kim Morris
Jody Saarvala RRT
Pappur Shankar

 

Quality Assurance Committee develops, establishes, and maintains the Professional Development Program, promoting Members’ continuing competence and quality improvement.

Number of meeting days per year, including panels (approx.): 12 virtual half-day meetings

Preparation time per meeting (approx.): ½ day

Number of training days: 1

Members of the Quality Assurance Committee

Laura Dahmann RRT (Chair)
Jillian Wilson RRT (Vice-Chair)
Sandy Fodey RRT
Antonio Guglietti RRT
Andriy Kolos
Christa Krause RRT
Katherine Lalonde RRT
Sheena Lykke RRT
Travis Murphy RRT
Jeffrey Schiller

 

Patient Relations Committee is responsible for the CRTO’s Patient Relations Program, which includes the prevention of sexual abuse of patients and the administration of the Sexual Abuse Therapy and Counselling Fund. The Committee also advises Council on opportunities to enhance patient relations through, for example, training and awareness related to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.

Number of meeting days per year(approx.): 2 – 3 virtual half-day meetings

Preparation time per meeting (approx.): ½ day

Number of training days: ½ day

Members of the Patient Relations Committee

Derek Clark (Chair)
Katherine Lalonde RRT (Vice-Chair)
Ginette Greffe-Laliberté RRT
Patricia Harris RRT
Shawn Raynerd Jacobson RRT
Pamela H. Robertson RRT
Pappur Shankar
Laura Van Bommel RRT

Non-statutory Committees

Finance and Audit Committee provides financial oversight and makes recommendations to Council or the Executive Committee regarding financial planning, reporting, audits, and investment management.

Number of meeting days per year (approx.): 4 – 6 virtual half-day meetings

Preparation time per meeting (approx.): ½ day

Number of training days: ½ day

Members of the Finance and Audit Committee

Michelle Causton (Chair)
Jeffrey Dionne RRT (Vice-Chair)
Derek Clark
Lindsay Martinek RRT
Kelly Munoz RRT
Pappur Shankar