History

The Ontario Association of Radiology Managers, Inc. (OARM) was founded on May 13, 1983 in response to a need for formal organization of Imaging Managers throughout the Province of Ontario.

A group of dedicated members of the Association of Administrative Radiological Technologists of Metropolitan Toronto Hospitals (1968-1982) organized an information seminar in September 1982 to gauge interest of the Province. Needless to say, the response was most favourable and as a result a steering committee was struck with the mandate to prepare for formal organization of an association.

Thus, on May 13, 1983, at the Carlton Hotel in Toronto, after much enthusiastic discussion regarding the name, the OARM came into being with a Charter membership of approximately seventy-five people with representation from all disciplines.

Special recognition must be given to those dedicated professionals without whose efforts the OARM would not exist:

Information Session:
Denis Baranoski
Jan Kneider
Barb Todd
Christopher Ottesen

Steering Committee:
Christopher Ottesen (Oshawa)
Jan Kneider (Toronto)
Gerry Durette (Sudbury)
Jack Galipeau (London)
Robert Holmes (Pembroke)

Charter Executive:
President Christopher Ottesen (Oshawa)
Vice President Jan Kneider (Toronto)
Treasurer John Gillis (Ottawa)
Secretary Gerry Durette (Sudbury)
In 1986, the OARM was incorporated under Letters Patent.

Past Presidents of the Association:
Christopher Ottesen - May 1983 to May 1984
Brendan Corr - May 1984 to October 1985
Robert Holmes - October 1985 to October 1986
Mary Jon Lachance - October 1986 to October 1987
Richard Roberts - October 1987 to October 1988
Anne Robertson  -October 1988 to October 1989
Ken Russell - October 1989 to October 1990
Tony Porter - October 1990 to May 1991
Christopher Ottesen - May 1991 to June 1991
Tony Porter - July 1991 to October 1991
Ray Frank - October 1991 to October 1992
John Henry - October 1992 to September 1993
Anne Robertson - October 1993 to September 1994
David Rogerson  - October 1994 to September 1995
Denis Turcotte - October 1995 to September 1996
Bronwen Baylis - October 1996 to September 1997
Lydia Antalfy - October 1997 to September 1998
Debby Kryhul - October 1998 to September 1999
Anne Robertson - October 1999 to September 2000
Linda Denny - October 2000 to September 2001
Derek Coenen - October 2001 to September 2002
Karen Palmer - October 2002 to September 2003
Jim Fedoryshin - October 2003 to September 2004
Mike Sharma - October 2004 to September 2005
David LaFleche - October 2005 to September 2006
Cheryl Malcolmson - October 2006 to September 2007
Kate McKague - October 2007 to September 2008
Deb Wilson - October 2009 to September 2010
Mike Lindsay - October 2011 to September 2012
Doris Gorthy - October 2012 to September 2014
Mike Sharma - October 2014 to September 2016
Dawn-Ann Lebarron - September 2016 to present

Honoured Member Awards:
Christopher Ottesen (1989)
Richard Roberts (1992)
Jeannette Kneider (1995)
Anne Robertson (1998)
Raymond L. Frank (2001)
Trish Denhoed (2004)
Karen Palmer (2007)
Lydia Antalfy (2010)

Gold Trillium Awards:
Brendan Corr (1993)
Ken Dale (1997)
Trish Denhoed (1997)
Raymond L. Frank (1998)
Bronwen Baylis (2000)
Arlene Lessard (2000)
Lydia Antalfy (2001)
Debby Kryhul (2001)
Robert C. Holmes (2002)
Denis A. Turcotte (2002)
Linda Denny (2003)
Karen Palmer (2004)
Debbie Wilson (2006)
Michael Burnet (2006)
Merla Johnstone (2007)
Don Old (2007)
Ellen Charkot (2009)
Dodie Cook (2011)
Jim Fedoryshin (2012)
Anne Robertson (2014)
Mike Lindsay (2015)