Our Board Of Directors

The Board of Directors are a group of dedicated individuals committed to the education of Ontario`s youth with respect to the dangers of impaired driving.  We are honoured to have such an amazing crew working tirelessly towards our cause.

Brenda McEwin

 

OSAID Vice Chair

 

- OSAID affiliated since 1995

- OSAID Board of Directors 2004-    

  present

- OSAID Staff Advisor Goderich District Collegiate since 1993

- OSAID Staff Advisor of the Year 2004

- Key Contribution to Education Award 2007

- Ontario Volunteer Award 2012

- Council for Exceptional Children Award Huron-Perth 1999

- Peter Wong Award Excellence in Education Award 1995, 1998

- In addition to being a committed member of the OSAID team, Brenda has also worked as an Educational Assistant for the Avon Maitland District School Board for 26 years.

Patricia Beck

 

OSAID Director

 

- OSAID Board of Directors 2006-

  present

- OSAID Staff Advisor for over 15 years

- 2005 OSAID Staff Advisor Award 
- 2008 Award in Recognition of Commitment to Safety and Responsibility
- 2009 Peter Wong OCCID Award for Arrive Alive/Drive Sober Program in Ontario
- OSAID 2012 Excellence in Education Award 
- 2012 Ministry of Citizenship & Immigration’s Volunteer Service Award for 15 years of service (Port Colbourne Wainfleet Healthy Lifestyles Coalition & Niagara Drug Awareness Committees)

Teresa Di Felice

 

OSAID Director

 

Teresa is Director of Government & Community Relations for the CAA Club Group of companies, Canada's largest CAA club. She has been with CAA since 2005.

She is responsible for the overall direction and execution of the organization’s advocacy strategies and programs, including road safety campaigns on:

  • Distracted driving

  • Stranded driver

  • Cycling safety

  • Pedestrian safety

  • Impaired driving

Teresa’s breadth and range of knowledge on infrastructure, transportation, road safety, automotive and industry issues related to CAA’s work has resulted in many contributions to the development and execution of sound public policy.  These include input into the province’s cycling strategy, being a member of the Premier’s panel on the Transit Investment Strategy, tow industry reform and on the transition team of the Mayor of Toronto.

Teresa is currently a member of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police Traffic Safety Committee; Beginner Driver Education Stakeholder Advisory Committee, CAA’s National Public Affairs Task Force and other industry associations.

Cindy Steele

 

OSAID Director

 

- OSAID affiliated since 1994,

- Board of Directors for OSAID Inc. 2007-present

- Graduate of the University of Ottawa, holds a Bachelor of Education degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree

- OSAID staff advisor since 1994

- Teacher at an Eastern Ontario high school and professionally esteemed, she has been nominated for the Premier’s Award for Teaching Excellence: Excellence in Leadership 2007 – 2008 and the Premier’s Award for Teaching Excellence: Teacher of the Year 2008 – 2009.

- Awarded Volunteer Service Award in 2013.

- OSAID Teacher/Mentor Award 2007

Ontario Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Volunteer Service Award – 2011: Cindy’s OSAID chapter earned 3 National Awards from Student Life Education Company for their work in raising awareness of the dangers of impaired driving – 1999 -2000, 2004 – 2005, 2006 – 2007: Awarded the CAA North & East Ontario

- MJ Quilty Award for Traffic Safety Excellence 2005

- 2013 Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration Volunteer Service Award recipient.

Michael Stewart

 

OSAID Director

 

“Michael Stewart has been involved in the preventing impaired driving since 2006 when he began volunteering with Arrive Alive DRIVE SOBER. After 10 years of being involved, Michael now oversees Arrive Alive’s operation and campaigns as their Program Director. He brings his determination & dedication to preventing impaired driving to community events, projects and partnerships across Ontario.

 

Michael holds degrees from Dalhousie University (English, Political Science & Popular Culture Studies) and University of Ottawa (Communications). He is passionate about youth initiatives & leadership that help make communities a better & safer place to live. In addition to his efforts to help keep roads safe, Michael also dedicates time to supporting animal rescues and is the father to two senior-rescue pugs”

Mark Andrews

 

OSAID Director

 

Mark Andrews is a retired 32-year veteran member of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP). Mark began his career in policing October 1983 rising to the rank of Inspector in 2002. Mark spent the last 12 years of his career as the Traffic Manager for the North East Region of the OPP. In that capacity Mark oversaw all Traffic and Marine related investigations, enforcement, incident prevention and training.  

The Ministries and organizations that Mark has collaborated with include but are not limited to; Ontario Ministry of Transportation, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Ontario Ministry of Environment, Ontario Ministry of Labour, Federal Ministry of Transportation, MADD, TIRF, Arrive Alive Drive Sober, PARACHUTE, and many others.  He currently is working as a Casual Instructor for Nipissing University North Bay Ontario, with the Criminal Justice Program. He is teaching Communications Skills – in Criminal Justice.

Mark is also an active member of the Canadian Coalition on Distracted Driving – Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) working with professional across the country to resolve the issue of distracted driving and collisions. As well Mark is a co-presenter for the TIRF  Drop It and Drive (DIAD) Program.

Mark is the recipient of the Queens Jubilee Gold Medal for his contributions to fellow citizens and communities, the Police Exemplary Service Medal for 20 years of dedicated service to the people of Ontario, the Ontario Amethyst Award for Traffic Safety and Innovation, 

the OPP Commissioner’s Accolade Award of Excellence – Valuing and Supporting People, the Police Exemplary Service medal for 30 years of dedicated service to the people of Ontario, and the OPP Commissioner’s Accolade Award of Merit for Partnerships.  

Ontario Students Against Impaired Driving

Mailing Address: Bayview Village Post Office. 2901 Bayview Ave. PO Box 91104. Toronto, ON. M2K 1E0

E-mail:  info@osaid.ca

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