OSC Board of Directors 2019-2020
Alexandra Elliott, D.Ch.
Ali Nasr-Esfahani, MD (Iran), MSc, D.Ch.
The Ontario Society of Chiropodists (OSC) Board is comprised of nine chiropodist volunteers elected by the membership (Click on each name to learn more).
- Bill Bixtaxis, D.Ch., BSc Pod, B.A. IIWCC
- Katheryn Blundell, HB.Sc, D.Ch.
- Julie Cao, D.Ch, B.Sc. (Hons) (Bach. Science)
- Jana Charyk, D.Ch, B.A (Hons)
- Megan DeSimone, B.Sc., D.Ch.
- Greg Lawrence, B.Sc., D.Ch.
- Rick Werkman, D.Ch., B.Sc. Podiatric Medicine
- David Walker, D.Ch.
Did you know this about the OSC Board of Directors? We are all practising chiropodists!We are all volunteers.... yes, we are all unpaid! We are all passionate about our profession!
The Board is made up of practitioners from both the public and private sectors. The group is very diverse with graduating years ranging from 1991 -2014 and practices across Ontario including: Ottawa, Toronto, Hamilton, Alliston, Stoney Creek, Bradford, Mississauga, Oakville, Etobicoke, Scarborough, North York and Markham. This helps to ensure the Board can access the unique perspective of local issues and professional concerns of members across Ontario whether in small towns or big cities.
As the OSC continues to grow and evolve, its role in representing its members and furthering the profession are essential to navigating the changing political and professional landscape in Ontario. OSC Directors takes on this responsibility with enthusiasm and a strong commitment to advocate for the profession.
We have numerous committees and task forces working with the Board and staff to achieve our mission and vision. The OSC's organizational structure is open, transparent, flexible, and above all, participatory to ensure the profession is engaged in the health care policies and programs that affect current practice and future opportunities. OSC Committees
- Continuing Education Conferences Committee
- Public & Stakeholders Relations Committee
- Government Relations Committee
- Diabetes Committee
- Membership & Fundraising Committee
- Insurance Committee
You can reach the Board through the President at or contact Carol Ford, OSC Association Manager at
Ontario Society of Chiropodist Staff Association Manager
Carol Ford - President of BottomLine Management Services Email: