OAFC Staff Contacts during the COVID-19 Office Closures
 
 
Due to the recent announcment from the provincial government regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the OAFC board office is closed.  We are working remotely, although with a limited staff only.  The following staff are available to assist our members and stakeholders. 
 
Please note: That during these difficult times, we would ask that inquires are limited to servicing our members, industry partners and stakeholders. We ask that any companies and organizations looking to solicit business from the OAFC, refrain from contacting us until our office re-opens.  Our focus is on supporting our members, industry partners, the provincial government and important stakeholders during these difficult times.  Your cooperation is appreciated.  We will keep you apprised of our status on our website home page. 
 
If you have a question regarding fire safety, including smoke alarms, co detectors and/or questions about the law pertaining to the fire code, please contact your local fire department as they are the authority having jurisdiction for the provision of fire and emergency services in your community.  Do not contact us regarding these inquiries. 
Name/Title
Areas of responsibility
Michelle O’Hara
Executive Director
Cell: 905-441-7766
Member assistance and advice. Partner and stakeholder assistance.
Responsible for the overall management, administration, programs and strategic plan of the OAFC and OFAI; Board secretary; business development; issues management; oversees candidate testing program; Interim marketing/communications.
Mark Tishman
Program & Policy Analyst
Cell: 416-399-0510
Member assistance and advice. Partner and stakeholder assistance.
Strategic policy development-implementation, policy and government relations advice; research, position papers and briefing notes; reports and recommendations to support GR-stakeholder strategy. Member assistance and advice, staff liaison for committees, Interim communications and social media. 
Shelley Molica
Finance and Facilities Administrator
Cell: 905-718-9691
General inquires on membership, job postings, equipment ads.
Financial management and oversight; banking info, payroll, accounts payable/receivable, bookkeeping, expenses, budgeting; employee benefits and pension; maintain and manage OAFC/OFAI properties; financial oversight and support for other partner organizations. Interim program coordinator.
Kris Newton
Events & Trade Show Manager
Cell: 416-315-9081
Customer service inquires as it relates to all events. 
Trade shows, seminar and special event coordination; trade show sales and lead generation; off-site travel and accommodation booking; assists with event sponsorship; administrative support for events, trade shows and other staff
Business development, partnerships and funding opportunities.  Interim program support.