Cynthia Colapinto, a PhD student with HALO, was recently appointed as a Council Member for District 4, South Western by the College of Dietitians of Ontario.
From the College’s website:
Cynthia was appointed by Council as the Council Member for District 4. She is a PhD candidate in Population Health at the University of Ottawa. She is also completing a Diploma with the Ontario Training Centre in Health Services and Policy Research. She graduated from the dietetic internship program at St. Michael’s Hospital and obtained her BSc in nutrition from Acadia University.
Upon completion of her Master’s degree in Applied Human Nutrition at Mount Saint Vincent University, Cynthia enjoyed four years as a Public Health Nutritionist with the Sudbury & District Health Unit. She was actively involved in many local and provincial committees, which included chairing the Ontario Society of Nutrition Professionals in Public Health Family Health Nutrition Advisory Group.
This experience, and working with the community, provided critical insights into health and policy issues that will benefit her work on Council. Cynthia is looking forward to contributing to policy decisions that impact professional regulation as a member of the Council.