Board Members

Men in Nursing Interest Group
Members of the Executive


Franklin Gorospe, Co-President

The Men in Nursing Interest Group (MINIG) welcomes Franklin F. Gorospe IV as its Co-President. Franklin is an integral part of this group as his involvement dates to MINIGs beginnings. Franklin joins us with a unique background in nursing. Franklin’s clinical practice stems from perioperative nursing where he continues to be engaged as a staff nurse having a keen interest in the intraoperative experience of the client as well as their families and loved ones. Additionally, his nursing practice also involves the youth population looking at the interaction of youth health and the justice system. Franklin is involved in several research studies in the areas of education and international health. His passion for nursing education allows him to engage in the development of University as well as College nursing programs teaching student nurses. His goals of advancing the nursing profession and enhancing the quality of care for Ontarians coincide with MINIG’s objectives.

Philip Wong, Co-President.
Hi,my name is Philip and I am a Med-Surg RN at a large community hospital in Toronto. My educational background includes a Bachelor of Science at the University of Waterloo and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at York University.I started with MINIG as their student representative, and I enjoyed it so much that I decided that I would take on a leadership role. I look forward to the opportunity to introduce new initatives to help advance the goals of MINIG and RNAO. 


David Mastrangelo, Vice President

As an RN, I have had the opportunities to work in various practice environments including acute care, public health, and long term care.  My first role as an RN was with the Easter Seals Society as a camp nurse, which specializes in summer camps for children with Disabilities.  Upon completion of my camp nurse role, I returned to the hospital sector, and worked as a staff nurse on the Multi-Organ Transplant unit at Toronto General Hospital.  After four years on the transplant unit, I accepted the role of a Public Health Nurse with York Region Public health, specializing in Injury Prevention through a primary prevention model.  Despite enjoying my role as a public health nurse, the opportunity presented itself to return to the hospital sector as a Clinical Practice Leader, of an Acute Medicine and Palliative care unit, at Humber River Regional Hospital.  Having had a strong clinical background in Multi-Organ Transplant, and a passion to teach, I accepted the role.  Within the next year, I was offered, and accepted the role of Manager for the two units.  After spending a year in the role of manager, the opportunity to leave the acute care aspect of health care and into a long term care setting presented itself, and in 2009 I became a Director of Care.  Currently, I am working as a Resident Services Clinical Consultant in the Long Term Care sector. 

Stanley Chung, Education Officer

Hello, my name is Stanley, and I am joining the Men In Nursing Interest Group this year (2013) as a the Education Officer. I graduated from Ryerson's 4 year Bachelor of Science in Nursing collaborative program in spring of 2012, and my clinical and work experiences include neurosurgery and orthopaedics, occupational health, community health, general medicine, palliative care, and cardiology/telemetry. I am also an active member in the healthcare and nursing community, from my experience as an executive of Ryerson's Canadian Nursing Students Association (CNSA), Ryerson's Branch Ambassador for the Canadian Undergraduate Conference on Healthcare 2012, as well as my involvement in various nursing conferences and panels. My ultimate goal is to work toward making health knowledge accessible to all by making use of advancing technologies and current trends. I am excited to be part of this group, and will do my very best to fulfill the roles of this position and MINIG.  

Francis Cacao, Retention and Recruitment Officer
I'm Francis Cacao. I graduated from Ryerson University in 2005. I have been a practicing point of care nurse in the last 8 years, and have worked in a variety of acute medical and surgical settings at University Health Network. I have completed Critical Care Certificate at Humber College in 2010. I'm a CNA Certified Nurse in Critical Care, and works  at Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Toronto General Hospital since 2007. I have strong clinical skills and knowledge in providing care for critical care and acute medical-surgical patients. I am trained to care for patients on Extra Corporeal Life Support (ECLS) such as ECMO and NovaLung. These new lifesaving interventions are being implemented in our ICU. Also, I had the opportunity to do Northern Nursing experience where I worked as primary care nurse for six weeks in Attawapiskat, Ontario. I am a member of MSICU Unit Council, and has been involved with unit initiatives such as CNA Exam campaign, MSICU Beacon Award Application and others. My other interests are the implementation of best practice guidelines (BPGs), mentorship of new ICU RNs, and quality metrics. I am honoured and excited to be part of MINIG, to work with the team, and hopefully to contribute something positive to the group. 

Dayo Atilola, Student Representative
Hello, my name is Dayo Atilola. I completed my undergraduate degree from Brock University in biological sciences. Currently, I am a nursing student at the University of New Brunswick/Humber College collaborative nursing program and will be completing my Bachelor of Nursing Science RN licensure. Broader fields of interest to which I intend to expand my scope of practice include emergency medicine, advanced nurse practice and public health. I strongly believe that MINIG’s mission to educate, strengthen and support the image of nursing is essential to the development of individuals but also integral to the progression of nursing within the public and community.

Past Presidents

Daniel Ball

Daniel Ball was born and raised in Mississauga, Ontario. He attended Brock University where he obtained a degree in Community Health Sciences. He later completed the RN program at George Brown College. In his progressive career, Daniel has held hospital positions as a front line and charge nurse in Oncology, as a Clinical Educator in Nephrology and Acute Medicine, and as a Manager in Acute Medicine and Geriatrics.  Daniel’s current role is as a Community Health Care Director.

Daniel now lives in Georgetown, Ontario where he keeps busy with his wife and 3 kids. Daniel enjoys a game of golf and is an avid hockey player. Despite tough times for hockey in Toronto, Daniel remains a loyal fan to the Leafs.  His ‘minute of fame’ occurred at one of the games where he and other random fans worked together to save another fan in cardiac arrest. Their efforts and pictures were published on the front page of the Toronto Sun titled ‘Heroes in the stands.’  He later made an appearance on Leafs TV to tell the story.


David Keselman

David is a health care executive with extensive experience in human resources management, finance and leadership with proven success in professional practice, strategic planning, operations, communication and education.  He is recognized for his strengths in driving growth, building high performance teams and his strong interpersonal communication skills, especially with diverse populations. David has worked in a variety of leadership roles across the continuum of care, such as public health, acute care, community and home care and academia.  Currently David is the VP of Medical Affairs and Ambulatory Care at the Stanton Territorial Health Authority in the North West Territories. 

David’s educational background includes a bachelor and a master’s degree in Nursing from the University of Toronto. He is currently pursuing the completion of his Doctor of Health Administration degree through the Central Michigan University.  His thesis topic is intended to look at men in nursing and their lived experience in pursuing senior leadership roles within the health care system. Some of his publications and presentations have focused on poverty and health and the maximization of the scope of practice of registered practical nurses (RPN). 

David is a member of the Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma Theta Tau International), the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL), clinical adjunct with the University of Toronto Nursing Faculty,and a certified fitness specialist.  David’s passion is the delivery of quality patient/family centered care.

 Vacant Positions


1.      Political Action Officer

2.      Secretary

3.      Communication Officer