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Governing Body

The Association is governed by an executive and board of directors elected by the members. There are eight directors elected from the Metropolitan Toronto area. In addition, there are 19 regions throughout the Province of Ontario, each with its own elected or appointed director serving on the Governing Body.

CLA By-laws (approved June 2023)

2023-2025 CLA Governing Body

Executive Committee
President Boris Bytensky


president@criminallawyers.ca

Executive Secretary – Michael Davies

Assistant Treasurer – Stephanie DiGiuseppe

Treasurer – Jessyca Greenwood

Vice President – Michelle Johal

Vice President – Jill Makepeace

Assistant Secretary – Chris Sewrattan

Vice President – Adam Weisberg

Executive Director (Ex Officio) John Chagnon

Region Director
Belleville/Napanee Vacant
Durham/Victoria/Peterborough Alan Richter

Grey/Bruce Elizabeth Barefoot

Halton Brendan Neil

Hamilton Lauren Wilhelm

Simcoe/Muskoka Emily Dyer

Kingston Jordan Tekenos-Levy

London Cassandra DeMelo

Niagara Christopher Raimondo

Ottawa Jolene Hansell

Cassandra Richards

Peel Sweta Tejpal

Rideau/St.Lawrence Robert Barr

Sault Ste. Marie Anthony Orazietti

Haldimand/Norfolk/Brantford Ann Marie Stewart

Sudbury Michael Haraschuk

Thunder Bay/Kenora George Joseph

Waterloo/Wellington Sarah Cheshire

Windsor Lisa Carnelos

York Region Daniella Guido

Toronto Mark Halfyard

Tonya Kent

Maija Martin

Eric Neubauer

Emma Rhodes

Chris Rudnicki

Breana Vandebeek

Jordan Weisz

Indigenous Director Lysandra Moreno

Women’s Director – RegionalWomen’s Director – Toronto Sam Puchala

Laura Metcalfe

Recent Call Director – RegionalRecent Call Director – Toronto Dawn Dickinson

Sara Little