Dean’s Advisory Council

The Dean’s Advisory Council helps to further the vision and aims of the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences.

It acts as an important body of leadership, influence and support within the constituencies the Faculty serves.


The Council uses its network to provide a link to those individuals and organizations with the resources, knowledge and contacts the Faculty requires to achieve its objectives and fulfill its mission to the best of their ability.

The Council is committed to the application of basic and applied knowledge for the purpose of enhancing the social, environmental and economic health of the Niagara Region and beyond.

Through this Council, the Dean of the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences seeks advice and feedback, where appropriate from the committed, knowledgeable and interested leaders who are a part of our community.


The Council is comprised of 10 to 15 members including broad representation of alumni from the Faculty’s five departments, as well as the wider community, in order to seek the advantages of members’ advice, influence and support within a broad cross-section of interests.

Members are formally appointed by the FAHS Dean for a renewable two or three year term of service.

Council members


Peter Tiidus Dean of FAHS
Peter Tiidus, Dean, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences

Public Health

Adele Carty, Senior Analyst, Analytics and Informatics, Cancer Care Ontario

Health Sciences

To be announced...


To be announced...


To be announced...

Physical Education

Stefanie Pavlovich, Health and Physical Education/Science Teacher, District School Board of Niagara


Kolleen Forstinger, Clinical Instructor, Department of Nursing, Brock University


Jeff Biletchi, Manager, Child Health, Niagara Region Public Health

Recreation Leisure

Brenda Herchmer, Owner and Principal Collaborator, Campus for Communities

Recreation Leisure

Heather Savage, Manager of Recreation, Town of Caledon

Sport Management

Jeff Dykeman, Founder and CEO, One Eleven Management Group


Tim Siemens, Chief Executive Officer Radiant Care - Pleasant Manor and Tabor Manor

Past members

Kathy Moldenhauer, Director of Recreation and Culture, City of Niagara Falls
Colin Freeman, Director, Brand Marketing, Canadian Olympic Committee
Vanessa Levay, Manager, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Niagara Region Public Health
Wray Maracle, District 4 Councillor, Six Nations of the Grand River Territory
Jeff Aird, Owner and Director Health Services, Niagara Orthopaedic Institute
Patrick Maddalena, Lead Chiropractor, Accelerated Health & Wellness Centre
Ron Mergl, Owner and Hospital Director, Niagara Falls Animal Medical Centre

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