The Steering Committee provides guidance and oversight to the development, implementation and evaluation of the strategy. It receives input and recommendations from Pillar Working groups, which are focused on prevention, harm reduction, treatment and enforcement.

Members of the Steering Committee includes interested individuals, service providers, community and volunteer agencies, individuals with lived experience and other stakeholders who support the work of the CDAS.


  • Co-Chair, Brian Lester, Regional HIV/AIDS Connection
  • Co-Chair, Rhonda Brittan, Middlesex-London Health Unit
  • Joe Antone, Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre 
  • Anne Armstrong, London CAReS
  • Laura Cornish and Jan Richardson, Neighbourhood, Children and Fire Service, City of London
  • Scott Courtice, London InterCommunity Health Centre
  • Sandra Datars Bere and Jack Smit, Housing, Social Services and Dearness Home, City of London
  • Jon DeActis, Mission Services of London
  • Casey Donkers, Community Member
  • Lori Hassall, Canadian Mental Health Association Middlesex
  • Sharon Koivu, London Health Sciences Centre
  • Tracey Law, London Area Network of Substance Users
  • Daryl Longworth, London Police Service
  • Heather Lumley, St. Leonard's Community Services London and Region
  • Janette MacDonald, Downtown London
  • Janet McAllister, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  • Catherine McInnes, London Arts Council
  • Jen Pastorius, Old East Village Business Improvement Area
  • Michelle Quintyn, Goodwill Industries
  • Linda Sibley, Addiction Services Thames Valley
  • Kelly Simpson, South West Local Health Integration Network 
  • Michael van Holst, Councillor Ward 1, City of London
  • Enforcement Pillar Co-Chair, Bruce Rankin, Regional HIV/AIDS Connection
  • Enforcement Pillar Co-Chair, Chris Auger, Ontario Provincial Police
  • Prevention Pillar Co-Chair, Anita Cramp, Middlesex London Health Unit
  • Prevention Pillar Co-Chair, Pauline Andrew, Social Services, County of Middlesex
  • Harm Reduction Pillar Co-Chair, Sonja Burke, Regional HIV/AIDS Connection
  • Harm Reduction Pillar Co-Chair, Natalie Meade, Middlesex London  Health Unit
  • Treatment Pillar Co-Chair, Michael Annett, Salvation Army Centre of Hope
  • Treatment Pillar Co-Chair, Pam Hill, Addiction Services Thames Valley