College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario -
Appointment of New Registrar

TORONTO, Dec. 10 /CNW/ - The College of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO) is pleased to announce that effective January 18, 2010, Brian O'Riordan will become the new Registrar of the College. His appointment was approved by the Council of the College on December 4, 2009.

O'Riordan is currently the Executive Coordinator of the Health Professions Regulatory Advisory Council, which provides independent advice to Ontario's Minister of Health and Long-Term Care on a wide variety of health professional regulatory issues. He has served in that role since March of 2005. Previously he was Vice-President of G.P. Murray Research Inc. and was Director of Government Relations and Policy for the Ontario Hospital Association. O'Riordan also served in various roles with the Ontario government from 1981 to 1990, including terms with the ministries of Training, Colleges and Universities, Finance, Labour and Citizenship.

Meg Petkoff, President of the College, welcomed O'Riordan's appointment. "We are very pleased that Brian brings to his new role a unique blend of knowledge of the health care regulatory sector and proven leadership in a number of progressively senior roles within and beyond government. We very much look forward to his joining us at such a crucial time in the evolution of the health regulatory sector and that he will be able to work with our Council and membership on the many issues facing our two professions."

The Registrar is the Chief Administrative Officer of the College, providing strategic advice and operational support to the College and its committees. The Registrar is accountable to the entire Council and reports directly to the President of the College.

CASLPO is the self-governing regulatory authority accountable for regulating and governing Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists in Ontario. The College's mission is to serve the public interest by regulating and governing the two professions and ensuring that safe, ethical and high quality care is provided to members of the public. The College is governed by a Council composed of: nine audiologists and speech-language pathologists, elected by members of the College; seven public members appointed by the provincial government; and two academic members. CASLPO is one of 27 regulated colleges.


For further information: For further information: Meg Petkoff, CASLPO President by email at, or by calling (416) 975-5347 or toll free 1-800-993-9459 x 214

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