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Ontario Association of Parliamentarians
Board of Directors

Get to Know Us​

The Ontario Association of Parliamentarians is led by a Board of Directors composed of the officers (President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer), presidents of units, and the Chairs of all Standing Committees. The parliamentarian shall serve as an adviser to the Board of Directors.

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Justin G. Pappano, RP


Justin G. Pappano, RP leads the Ontario Association of Parliamentarians.

As President, he presides at all OAP meetings, appoints all committee members and Chairs, and leads the association.

Justin is a member of the NAP Bylaws and Youth Committees. Justin is very active in NAP's District 4, where he has been the Assistant Coordinator of the District's Conference and Educational Program and is currently the District's Education Program Coordinator.

Justin is a frequent speaker on topics regarding parliamentary procedure. 

Professionally, Justin leads Pappano Consulting Inc. a boutique management consultancy firm that specializes in governance, rules of order, and Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised. 

If you have a question about OAP, please contact Justin at:

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Maria Odumodu, Ph.D.

Vice President

Maria and her husband were self-sponsored to Canada in 1971 from London, England. Maria became an entrepreneur. This gave her the opportunity to be “mom in chief;” for four children and six grandchildren.

Maria was able to fulfill her passion for continuous self-improvement.

She has a Ph.D. (2015); a Master’s in International Relations/Development; Hons. Political Science; a Registered Nurse (SRN); Associate Member Chartered Insurance Institute, and member of NAP.

Her interest in Roberts Rules goes back to 1986 convention when a day was adjourned abruptly.

Currently, Maria is the President of her company and CAO of Brighton Group of Pharmacies.

Her goal is to become credentialed so that I can help the next generation.

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Atul Kapur, MD, Msc, CPP-T, PRP


Atul Kapur, MD, MSc, CPP-T, PRP had to teach himself parliamentary procedure so he could defend his rights during Student Council meetings at university.

That knowledge assisted him in his various roles as a director and/or presiding officer of charities, local government boards, provincial and federal medical associations, and the provincial and federal branches of a major political party.

He is a graduate of the Governance Essentials Program for Not-For-Profit Organizations from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

He holds the NAP’s top credential, Professional Registered Parliamentarian, and serves on its Bylaws Committee.

He was OAP’s Vice-President before serving as Secretary. Atul has also earned the top credential of Certified Professional Parliamentarian-Teacher from the American Institute of Parliamentarians and is also Secretary on its Executive Committee and a member of the AIP Opinions Committee, where he advises members in complex and unclear situations.

Atul serves a variety of clients throughout North America as a professional parliamentarian, teaches workshops on parliamentary procedure, trains chairs and boards, and assists with bylaws reviews.

He also continues to practice as an emergency physician in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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Lori Lukinuk, CP-T, PRP

Treasurer & Parliamentarian

Lori was born, raised, and educated in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. She is married and has two beautiful daughters.

Lori is the former President of the Ontario Association of Parliamentarians and a former Chair of the International Services Committee of NAP. Lori currently serves as OAP Treasurer and Parliamentarian.

As a Certified and Professional Registered Parliamentarian Lori offers a broad range of Professional Parliamentary Procedure Services. 

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