Professional Engineers Ontario Simcoe-Muskoka CHapter

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EIT Program

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PEAK Program

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About the Chapter

...and why we exist.

PEO is divided into 5 Regional Congress Committees formed out of delegates from 36 Chapters. The Simcoe-Muskoka Chapter falls within the East Central Region along with the following chapters: East Toronto, Lake Ontario, Scarborough, Willowdale/Thornhill and York. Chapters exists to serve five essential purposes: Presence, Communications, Grassroots Participation, Recognition and Governance.

  • 1493 Licensed Engineers (89%)

  • 187 Engineering Interns (11%)

Board of Directors

...engineers volunteering in the Simcoe-Muskoka Community

Cassandra Frengopoulos, P.Eng.

Chair
Cassie is a structural engineer working in the Barrie area for the past 5 years. She joined the Chapter Board as a volunteer in 2016 and was elected a Board Member in 2017.

Jason Gubbels, P.Eng.

Treasurer/Secretary
Jason is an electrical power systems engineer and an educator at the post-secondary level. Outside interests include continuous learning. Jason has been involved locally with both PEO and OACETT since 2014.

Kevin Hughes, P.Eng.

Past-Chair/EIT Director
Kevin is a Structural engineer in Barrie and has served on the Chapter Board since 2012 in many officer roles including Chair, Vice-chair and Secretary.

Greg Merrill, P.Eng., FEC

Government Liaison Program Director
Greg is an Aerospace/Mechanical Engineer and has been licenced as a Professional Engineer since 1982. Greg served in the Royal Canadian Air Force for 27 years. Now retired, Greg continues to serve on the Chapter Board since joining in 2004.

Oday Wadee, P.Eng.

Community Outreach Director
An internationally educated and licensed Civil/Geotechnical engineer, ODay is environmentally inclined and passionate about the conservation of clean water, earth and air. ODay enjoys travel and experiencing different cultures. He has served on the Chapter Board since 2014.

Silva Yousif, EIT

NEM/Communications Director
Silva is an EIT with a background in Civil Engineering and joined the Chapter Board in 2016.

Mark Haynes, P.Eng., FEC

Education Director
Mark Haynes, P.Eng, FEC, has been a licensed Professional Engineer since 1982. He has provided over 15 years of volunteer service to PEO, including past Simcoe-Muskoka Chapter Board positions as various Directors, Vice Chair and Chair.

Winifredo Porcalla, P.Eng.

OACETT Liaison
Winie is a Structural Engineer working in the Orillia area. He is a Certified Building Code Official. Winie has been involved with the OACETT chapter board since 2012 and joined the PEO Chapter board in 2020.

Arif Khan

Event Director
Arif is an Engineer working in York Region and has a keen interest with the Responsibilities that Engineers have to our Society. Arif joined the Chapter Executive Board in 2020.

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