Appointment of Dr. Tony DeBono as Registrar & Executive Director

The Council of the College of Psychologists of Ontario is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Tony DeBono, MBA, C.Psych. as Registrar & Executive Director of the College effective February 27, 2023.

Dr. DeBono received his doctoral degree in Clinical-Developmental Psychology from York University after completing his pre-doctoral internship at the Hospital for Sick Children. Tony earned dual MBAs from Queen’s University and Cornell University, graduating with distinction. He has held a variety of clinical and leadership roles in academic health science. As Chief of Interprofessional Practice at Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS), he performed investigations of professional practice matters and has significant experience in applying the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, particularly with respect to mandatory reports to regulatory bodies. Tony has served as a bioethics ethics consultant at HHS and on hospital ethics committees. Most recently, he was working on transformational initiatives at The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre, with an interdisciplinary team developing strategic metrics and modernizing the process of obtaining client experience feedback. 

Dr. DeBono served on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Psychological Association in 2022 and was the recipient of the Association’s Dr. Ruth Berman Award for Leadership as an Early Career Psychologist in 2018.

Please join us in welcoming Tony to the position of Registrar & Executive Director.

Wanda Towers, Ph.D., C.Psych.,
President The Council of the College of Psychologists of Ontario