Canada’s Chartered Directors
The Directors College is pleased to present Canada’s Chartered Directors. The graduates listed below have completed The Chartered Director Program, an intensive individual examination, and have met the other requirements to become a Chartered Director (C.Dir.)
The Directors College and the Collège des administrateurs de sociétés (CAS) of Université Laval have a reciprocal agreement, whereby their respective designations – Chartered Director (C.Dir.) and Administrateur de sociétés certifié (ASC) are recognized as equivalent.
To see the ASC Graduates who also hold the Chartered Director designation please click here.
Ms. Deanna Williams, C.Dir.
President, Dundee Consulting Group Ltd
Deanna Williams is the President of Dundee Consulting Group Ltd, a non profit group consulting in governance, organization culture and change, strategic planning and negotiation- with special expertise in professional and occupational regulation
In June, 2011, Deanna retired from her position as Registrar of the Ontario College of Pharmacists. She assumed the position of Registrar/CEO at the Ontario College of Pharmacists in 2000. Her breadth of professional experience includes pharmacy practice in both community and hospital settings and various positions within the Ontario government's Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.She has held various Board positions over the years including six years as Director and then Chair, Halton District Health Council (1989-1995)and four years as Board member and Chair of the School Council, Lorne Park Secondary School. In 2002 Deanna was appointed by Ontario's Minister of Health Tony Clement to Chair the Advisory Committee on Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. Deanna joined the Board of the international organization CLEAR (Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation)in 1999 and served as its first Canadian President from 2003-04. She was President of the Federation of Health Regulatory Colleges of Ontario in 2006-07 and was on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors. She served as a member of the Audit and Finance Committee of the University of St. Michael's College, University of Toronto from 2007-10 and is currently a Director and Board Chair on the Board of the Haldimand War Memorial Hospital and Edgewater Gardens, in Dunnville, ON. She also serves as the only Canadian member on the Board of the Vistana Spas Condominium Owners Association in Orlando, FL.
Deanna earned her CAE designation through the Canadian Society of Association Executives in 1998 and graduated with her Chartered Director (C.Dir) designation in 2008.
In March of 2012 Ontario's Minister of Health and Long Term Care in an unprecedented move, appointed Deanna as Supervisor to assume operational control of the College of Denturists of Ontario, and in the fall of 2013, full authority for self-regulation was restored to the CDO.
Deanna currently acts as Risk Officer, for the Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority, based in Toronto.
- Module 3: Oversight and Finance in Vancouver, BC (September 12-14, 2019)
- Module 1: Accountability and Change in Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (September 19-21, 2019)
- Module 2: Leadership and Strategy in Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (October 3-5, 2019)
- Module 4: Effective Governance Under Complex Circumstances in Vancouver, BC (October 24-26, 2019)
- Module 3: Oversight and Finance in Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (November 14-16, 2019)