Board Appointments

Board Appointments

Greater Toronto Area

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Suthen Siva

PTP Adult Learning and Employment Programs

Suthen Siva is Senior Analyst, Product Strategy at Rogers Communications. Suthen joined the board of PTP Adult Learning and Employment Programs in January 2017.

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John Ainikkal

PTP Adult Learning and Employment Programs

John is a CPA, CMA and works as the Canadian Business Unit Controller for Transtar Industries. John joined the board of PTP Adult Learning Programs in December 2015 and is now Treasurer.

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Kevin Robinson

PTP Adult Learning and Employment Programs

Kevin is Senior Director, Head of Information Technology Shared Services for the Toronto Central Local Health Network. Kevin joined the board of PTP Adult Learning Programs in January 2017.

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Joyce Barretto

Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority

Joyce is a senior leader whose work experience spans over 30 years in the private, public, not-for-profit sectors and volunteer sector. Joyce joined the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority in January 2017

Alex Lau

Alex Lau

Community Innovation Lab and PTP Adult Learning Programs

Alex Lau is Manager of Planning and Business Transformation at TD Bank. He was appointed to the Board of Community Innovation Lab in October 2016 and PTP Adult Learning in December 2016.

Jeffrey Ma

Jeffrey Ma

Community Innovation Lab

Jeffrey is Legal Counsel at the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation. He was appointed to the Board of Community Innovation Lab in October 2016.

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Abena Buahene

Heritage Toronto Board, City of Toronto

Abena Buahene is the Executive Director/Registrar of Ontario Film Authority. She was appointed to the Heritage Toronto Board, City of Toronto in July 2015

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Yash Kapur

CHATS, City of Markham & Better Living Foundation

Yash Kapur is the Chair of CHATS (Community & Home Assistance to Seniors) and the Hall of Fame Committee of the Mayor of Markham, a member of the Seniors Advisory Committee of the City of Markham and a director with Better Living Foundation.

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Nisita Tappata

Community Innovation Lab and Care Watch

Nisita Tappata is UX Project Manager, Program & Process Delivery at Bell Canada. She was appointed to the Board of Community Innovation Lab in October 2016 and the Board of Care Watch in November 2016.

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Victor D’Souza

Civic Theatres Toronto

Victor D’Souza is Managing Director at Reignite Consulting Services Inc. He was appointed to the Board of Civic Theatres Toronto at the City of Toronto in 2016.

Cathy Winter

Cathy Winter

YMCA National Board Governance Comm., Public Policy & Advocacy Comm.

Cathy Winter, National and GTA DiverseCity onBoard Program Manager, was reappointed to the YMCA National Board and to the Governance Committee and Public Policy & Advocacy Committee in 2016.

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Stacey Berry

Toronto Board of Health, City of Toronto

Stacey Berry is the owner, Consultant and Public Speaker at Bstellar Consulting Group. She was appointed to the Toronto Board of Health, City of Toronto in September 2015.

Nadini Sankar

Nadini Sankar

Committee of Adjustment, City of Toronto & Rexdale Community Health Centre

Nadini Sankar is a Senior Negotiator at the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. She was appointed to the Committee of Adjustment at City of Toronto and Rexdale Community health Centre in September 2015.

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Rick Gill

MCIS Language Services

Rick Gill is National Retail Development Account Manager & Project Manager at McIntyre Group of Companies. He was appointed to the Marketing and Operations Committee at MCIS Language Services in February 2016.

Brian Chu

Brian Chu

Technical Standards and Safety Authority

Brian Chu is the founding Partner of Bogart Robertson & Chu LLP. He was appointed to the board of the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) in December 2015.

Alfred Kam

Alfred Kam

Markham Library Board

Alfred Kam is a Chartered Professional Accountant in Markham, Ontario. He was appointed to Chair of the Markham Library Board in May 2015.

Hamilton

Abena Andam

Abena Andam

Threshold Building School        

Abena Andam (CPA, CMA, MBA) is an Associate for the Graduate Matter Rotational Program at CIBC. She was appointed to the board of Threshold Building School in January 2017

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Rose Zhang

Centre[3] for Print and Media Arts

Rose Zhang (CPA, CA, CIA, MBA) is member of the senior leadership team at Mohawk College as an Internal Auditor. She was appointed to the board of Centre[3] for Print and Media Arts in January 2017

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Csilla Gnandt

Threshold Building School

Csilla Gnandt is a young professional, with experience in marketing, business management and business administration. She was appointed to the board of Threshold Building School in January 2017.

Ahmed Mohammed

Ahmed Mohammed

Dawn Patrol Child and Youth Services

Ahmed Mohammed (MIB) is an international business consultant specialized in marketing and client servicing.. He was appointed to the board of Dawn Patrol Child and Youth Services in September October 2016.

Sunil-Bechar

Sunil Bechar

HWDSB Foundation

Sunil Bechar is a Senior Conservation Analyst at Hydro One Networks Inc. He holds Masters of Environment and Business (MEB). He was appointed to board of Hamilton Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) Foundation in November 2016.

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Nathalie Xian Yi Yan, PhD

HWDSB Foundation

Nathalie Xian Yi Yan is the founder and Executive Director of the Hamilton Traditional Chinese Medical Center in Hamilton. She was appointed to the board of Hamilton Wentworth District School Board Foundation in November 2016.

Salma Sultana

Salma Sultana

Dawn Patrol Child and Youth Services

Salma Sultana is an Early Childhood Educator at IWC. She has an MA in Public Administration and M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics. She was appointed to the board of Dawn Patrol Child and Youth Services in October 2016.

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Yohana Otite

Neighbour to Neighbour Centre (N2N) 

Yohana Otite is the  program Manager of DiverseCity onBoard Hamilton at Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion. She was appointed to the board of the Neighbour to Neighbour (N2N)  in June 2016.

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Chika Agbassi

North Hamilton Community Health Centre

Chika Agbassi is a Health Research Methodologist  at McMaster University. She was appointed to the board of North Hamilton Community Health Centre in October 2015.

 

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John Ariyo

Hamilton Community Legal Clinic

John Ariyo is the Manager of Community Initiatives at the City of Hamilton. He has MA  in Development Studies and  is credentialed as a Project Management Professional (PMP). He was appointed to the board of Hamilton Community Legal Clinic in September 2016.

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Kamal Grewal

The AIDS Network

Kamal Grewal works at the Ministry of Attorney General as a Victim Witness Service Worker. She is the recipient of Excelsior Award 2015. She was appointed to the board of The AIDS Network in June 2016. 

Suad Badri

Suad Badri

Urban Core Community Health Centre and City Advisory Committees

Suad Badri has a Ph.D in Geography of Energy and rich experience in teaching at the university level. She was appointed to the board of Hamilton Urban Core Community Health Centre and the City of Hamilton Advisory Committee for Immigrants and Refugees.

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Funmi Akiode

City of Hamilton Advisory Committees

Funmi Akiode is a Jr. Business Analyst at McKeil School of Business, Mohawk College. She was appointed to the City of Hamilton Advisory Committee of Status of Women and Committee for Immigrants and Refugees.

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Sony Poulose

Neighbour to Neighbour Centre (N2N) and SPRC

Sony Poulose is a Pharmacist and Owner of a Shoppers Drug Mart store with a Doctor of Pharmacy in Clinical Pharmacy. He was appointed to the board of the Neighbour to Neighbour Centre (N2N) and Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton (SPRC) in June 2016.

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Saman Al-Rawee

Neighbour to Neighbour Centre (N2N) and SPRC

Saman Al-Rawee is a Staff Accountant in the Audit practice at KPMG Hamilton. He was appointed to the board of the Neighbour to Neighbour Centre (N2N) and Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton (SPRC) in June 2016.

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Sajid Pathan

Threshold Building School

Sajid Pathan is Co-founder of Business Analytics Consulting Group and a Business Analytics Consultant. He was appointed to the board of Threshold Building School in 2015.

Ottawa

Faizan Maqsood

Faizan Maqsood

EcoEquitable

Faizan Maqsood is a finance professional with experience working in both the government and banking industries. He was appointed at the board of EcoEquitable and serves in the Finance Committee.

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Nikhil Chowdhary

Council on Aging of Ottawa

Nikhil Chowdhary is a senior Information Technology Professional with specialization in Healthcare IT and cyber-security. He was appointed to the board of Council on Aging of Ottawa, where he serves as the member of Executive Committee and Treasurer.

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Adrian Benjamin

Ottawa Safety Council (OSC) and Crime Prevention Ottawa Community Forum

Adrian Benjamin is a newcomer to Canada from Trinidad and Tobago with over 15 years management experience.  He was appointed to the board of Ottawa Safety Council (OSC) in June 2016 and board of Crime Prevention Ottawa Community Forum in October 2016.

Parastu Mirabzadeh

Parastu Mirabzadeh

Ottawa Biosphere Eco-City

Parastu Mirabzadeh is a Political Ecologist (Ph.D.) with experience in program management and research with United Nations agencies. She was appointed to the board of the Ottawa Biosphere Eco-City as a director for strategic planning.

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Hema Karia

Kanata Beaverbrooke Community Centre (KBCA)

Hema Karia is a Financial Clerk who is currently self-employed as an Accountant. She was appointed to the board of Kanata Beaverbrooke Community Centre (KBCA) where she serves as Treasurer.

London

Francis Hinnah

Francis Hinnah

Urban League of London

Francis Hinnah, is a Candidate for a Masters in Public Administration at Western University. He was appointed onto the Board of Urban League of London in June 2016.

Carolina Triana

Carolina Triana

WIL Employment Connections

Carolina Triana is the Community Engagement Specialist at Libro Credit Union. She was appointed to the board of WIL Employment Connections in  June 2016

Rose Makini

Rose Makini

Heart-Links

Rose Makini has over 10 years experience in international development and legal work. She holds an MA in International Studies and a BA in Law. She was appointed to the board of Heart-Links.

Leila Almawy

Leila Almawy

London Fringe

Leila Almawy is a Community TV Producer for four shows that highlight immigrant communities. She is also a community activist and organizer. Leila was appointed to the Board of the London Fringe in 2016.

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Tatiana Fernandez

Heart-Links

Tatiana Fernandez is a Property Manager at Larlyn Property Management with 17 years of experience as a teacher in Columbia. She was appointed to the board of Heart-Links .

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Esther Warnert

Alzheimer’s Society London & Middlesex

Esther Warnert is a postdoctoral research fellow at Western University, where she studies brain degeneration in frontotemporal dementia. She was appointed to the board of the Alzheimer’s Society London & Middlesex.

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Anna Hendrikx

Museum London

Anna Hendrikx is the Executive Director of Across Languages Translation and Interpretation Service and a founding member of the Ontario Network for Language Interpreter Services. She was appointed to the board of Museum London.

Artem Serikov

Artem Serikov

London Affordable Housing Foundation

Artem Serikov is a Senior Account Manager with Royal Bank of Canada. He was appointed to the board of London Affordable Housing Foundation in May 2016.