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Frances CaldarelliFRANCES CALDARELLI Biography


Frances Caldarelli was appointed to the Greater Sudbury Police Services Board in February 2015 by City Council as their Citizen Member.  She was reappointed in 2019. She was elected as Board Vice Chair for 2019.

Frances is a graduate of the St. Elizabeth School of Nursing and Laurentian University.  She was a nurse specialist in occupational health and worked as the manager of health and safety for the City of Sudbury.

Frances has a long history of public service.  She was appointed to serve on the Community Advisory Board for the former North Bay Psychiatric Hospital and also served for six years as a Separate School Trustee.  In addition, she was elected and served for a total of fourteen years as a Councillor for the City of Sudbury, the Regional Municipality of Sudbury, and the City of Greater Sudbury.  Frances also served for four years as the Chair of Greater Sudbury Utilities.

Frances is a lifelong resident of Sudbury where she and her husband Jack happily raised their three children.






Gerry MontpellierRENE LAPIERRE Biography


René was elected to City Council in 2014 and was re-elected in October 2018 as Councillor for Ward 6 – Val Therese and Hanmer.  Sudbury City Council appointed him as a Member of the Greater Sudbury Police Services Board in 2019.  

During this current term on City Council, René is a member of the Public Health Sudbury & Districts Board of Health, Emergency Service Committee, Greater Sudbury Utilities Inc. & Subsidiary Boards, Hearing Committee, Chair of the Community Services Committee, and on the Place des Arts of Greater Sudbury Board of Directors. 

He was born and raised in Greater Sudbury.  He was a certified Primary Care Paramedic for 9 years and then Advance Care Paramedic for an additional 14 years. He has also been a full-time faculty member at College Boreal since 2002 and the Program coordinator for the Paramedic program since 2007.

René has been happily married to his wife Melissa since 1995 and proud father of our three children. During his spare time, he loves to kayak, bike, fish, travel with our travel trailer, and all outdoor activities.   





Michael VagniniMICHAEL VAGNINI Biography


Michael was elected to City Council in 2014 and was re-elected in October 2018.  He serves Ward 2 – Lively, Naughton, Whitefish, Copper Cliff, and Worthington. Sudbury City Council appointed him as a Member of the Greater Sudbury Police Services Board.  Michael was elected Board Chair for 2017. He was re-elected Board Chair for 2019.

A graduate of Laurentian University with an Honours BA, he has spent the past thirty years working in the financial services industry. He is a Certified Financial Planner, Chartered Financial Consultant, and Chartered Life Underwriter

Michael has served as President of the local Financial Advisors Association, and as committee member of both the National Financial Advisors Association and the National Leadership Council. Recently, Michael advocated for the passing of Bill 57 - Standards for Financial Advisors, provincial legislation aimed at protecting consumers.

Michael Vagnini was born and raised in Walden and comes from a family with a long history of community service. Michael's priority for the past twenty years was his children. Now that they've finished university and are working, it's his turn to give back to the City he loves.





Michael Vagnini ANGELA RECOLLET Biography

Angela Recollet is an Ojibwe woman from the Wikwemikong Unceded Reserve and a member of the Wahnapitae First Nation. She is a mother of three, and a grandmother of four and resides in Sudbury, Ontario. Ms. Recollet is the Executive Director of the Shkagamik-Kwe Health Centre since March of 2010. Previous to this post, Angela was the lead in Aboriginal Affairs at Laurentian University from 1994-2010. 

Cumulatively, she has extensive experience working with the aboriginal community both as an advocate in education and in improving the general living and health conditions of aboriginal populations.   Angela has worked hard at ensuring the contributions of First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples are recognized in the health and community building sectors.  She also advocates for our people at many other levels (i.e. Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, Northern Ontario School of Medicine Board of Directors, Social Planning Council Board of Directors, Board of Directors for the Association of Ontario Health Centres, and the Co-Chair of the Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre Executive Circle.) 

Her leadership strengths have led to numerous community engagements increasing the visibility of Aboriginal people's accomplishments.  She was most recently awarded the Northern Ontario Influential Woman's Award in the spring of 2016. 

Angela walks with integrity, dignity and respect in all that she does. She is passionate and stands true to her world view of natural law, and her tenet of making healthy choices for our seventh generations.

 Ms. Recollet was appointed to the Police Services Board as a Provincial Appointee on July 11 2017  for a period of two years.



Toula SakellarisDR. RAYUDU KOKA Biography

Dr. Koka is a Consultant Psychiatrist who has practised in Sudbury since 1986. He is Medical Director for the Mental Health and Addictions Program, Health Sciences North. He is also Professor of Psychiatry with Northern Ontario School of Medicine. Dr Koka has served on hospital boards and mental health committees on local, regional, and provincial levels. He is a strong advocate for mental health and addiction services.

For 25 years, Dr. Koka has been actively involved in the Multicultural Folk Arts Association of Sudbury (SMFAA). He continues to work to promote multiculturalism and racial harmony. Dr. Koka has been actively involved with the India-Canada Association of Sudbury promoting the East Indian culture and educating the broader community.

Dr. Koka is currently a member on the United Way, North East Ontario Board of Directors. He previously served on the Greater Sudbury Police Services Board as Board Member for six years serving as Chair for three years.

Dr. Koka has received several awards including Doctorate of Sacred Letters – Huntington University, Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Community Recognition Award, Rayudu Koka Garden of Life named in his honour at the Health Sciences North, and the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Outstanding Achievement Award.

Dr. Koka was appointed to the Police Services Board as a Provincial Appointee on January 17, 2018 for a period of two years. .