NEWSFLASH MAY 2023 – Active Body Physical Therapy; Hampton Inn; City Of Windsor CAO; Caldwell First Nation Gas Bar & BANA’s Luciana Rosu-Sieza


Congratulations to Active Body Physical Therapy, 1765 Sprucewood Avenue in LaSalle on its 20th anniversary! To celebrate, the business is expanding to 6,000 sq. ft. to better serve the community. JP Chartrand first opened Active Body Physical Therapy in November 2003 and this is his fourth expansion of physical space to ensure they can meet the demands and needs of their clients and fantastic staff. Back then Chartrand was the only physiotherapist with one other staff member and now the team has expanded to seven physiotherapists, eight massage therapists, two chiropodists, one chiropractor, one athletic therapist and kinesiologists with numerous skills sets — all with one goal — to give each and every client a great experience. “I knew that in order to best help people, I had to surround myself with the best team,” states Chartrand. They offer a wide variety of related services, including: physiotherapy, concussion therapy, athletic therapy, foot care, orthotics, chiropractic care, massage therapy, acupuncture, ergonomics, lymphatic drainage therapy, work hardening, and hydrotherapy. Since people want to live active physical lifestyles, they operate under the slogan “Recover, Move, Live” and their team is here to help for the full spectrum of injuries; from after a surgery, neck pain after a car accident, or an athlete with a sore shoulder. And since individuals are not accepting pain, as this is just the way it is, they educate and teach home programs to empower their clients to have a lot of different tools to support their recovery. “This is the culmination of 20 years of creating a culture of care and bringing together an amazing team,” Chartrand comments. “I am so happy I can expand to give them the physical space to continue to offer this personalized approached to therapy. My vision was always to be a community leader in health care promotion and prevention and that is what we offer at Active Body Physical Therapy.” Their location is open from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday and massage is available on Saturday. Parking is free!


Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Windsor has appointed Naheed Khan as their new Director of Sales, effective March 2023. He brings extensive “Sales Management Skills” along with degrees in Hotel Management and a Master of Business Administration in Marketing. Khan has been associated with the hotel industry for more than 20 years at various geographical locations, globally. He has worked as Director of Sales and Group Director of Sales & Marketing at 5 and 4-Star premium hotels & resorts with prominent brands, such as; Sheraton, Wyndham Hotel Group Inc., Hilton and Great Hotels of the World. He now oversees growth initiatives, expanding the clientele and leading multifaceted sales programs for the hotel, strategically located at 1840 Huron Church Road near Windsor’s popular landmarks and just a short drive over the bridge to the U.S.

After an exhaustive search, the Commissioner of Corporate Services, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and City Treasurer Joe Mancina, has been appointed as the new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the Corporation of the City of Windsor. Mancina joined the management team of the City’s Finance Department in 1989 and advanced through several positions of increasing responsibility within the corporation, over many years, until his appointment as Commissioner of Corporate Services, CFO and City Treasurer in 2016. “Assuming the role of CAO during this exciting period of economic growth and renewed optimism in our city is very inspiring,” says Mancina. “I look forward to leveraging my long standing municipal experience and in-depth corporate knowledge as a catalyst towards continuing to develop a strong, energized and committed administrative team that is focussed on achieving the Strategic Vision and goals established by our elected officials and also positioning us to maximize all of the exciting opportunities that are before us.” A native of Windsor Essex, he is a graduate of the Odette School of Business at the University of Windsor, a Certified Professional Accountant (CPA), an Accredited Municipal Clerk/Treasurer (AMCT) and a Certified Municipal Manager (CMM) with the Ontario Municipal Management Institute. Mancina assumed his new responsibilities on May 1, 2023. Since mid-2022, former Chief Administrative Officer Onorio “O.C.” Colucci, has been providing leadership at City Hall, overseeing last fall’s municipal general election, the transition process to a new City Council term, and the recent approval of the 2023 City of Windsor capital and operating budgets. Colucci’s final day at City Hall is May 5, 2023. “Having O.C. assist in an acting capacity over the past several months was a tremendous benefit for the entire corporation,” notes Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens. “His steady hand and calm and diplomatic style have ensured a smooth transition and created the best possible conditions for an effective transition.”


In April, the ZAAGA’IGANINIWAG (People of the Lake) — Caldwell First Nation opened their new gas bar and convenience store. The Caldwell First Nation Gas Bar is one of the largest gas facilities in southwestern Ontario with 16 full-service gas pumps serving regular, premium, clear, and dyed diesel, at discounted prices, alongside a convenience store featuring snacks, drinks, t-shirts, hats, hoodies, traditional First Nation shirts, skirts, and many other gift items. It is now open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and located on Caldwell First Nation reserve land at 1098 Mersea Road 1 in Leamington, just five minutes from Seacliff Park. An accompanying marina is also set to open in May, where you can dock a boat, rent kayaks and go for a nature walk.


The board and staff of the Bulimia Anorexia Nervosa Association (BANA) in Windsor are thrilled to announce that their Executive Director, Luciana Rosu-Sieza is featured in the Top 100 Canadian Professionals magazine. Patience. Perseverance. Progress. These are the three words that have always been at the forefront of Rosu-Sieza’s journey, both personally and professionally. As a mother, wife, leader, educator, and motivator, she has an undeniable passion for life and all that it entails. Driven by a deep-rooted desire to help others grow and reach their full potential, Rosu-Sieza finds fulfillment through motivating and inspiring others. At home, she lives by example and at work she leads by it. “While I’m the messenger, the outstanding, dedicated, passionate team at BANA does the real work,”Rosu-Sieza expresses. Drawn to the organization’s positive messaging around body image and self-esteem, she joined the organization in 2004 as a health educator. “It was a one-year contract, which then led to another eight years as health promotion manager,” adds Rosu-Sieza. And the rest is history! Congrats Luciana on your success and to all at BANA as well, for your 40th anniversary in 2023!

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