Board of Directors

Officers

Paul Torrie, Co-Chair

Founder & President, Global Resolutions Inc.

Mr. Torrie is the founder and president of Global Resolutions Inc., a Canadian based alternative dispute resolution company that offers Alternative Dispute Resolution services in the form of mediations and arbitrations. Mr. Torrie is one of Canada’s leading experts in the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Mr. Torrie was appointed by the Attorney General of Ontario to mediate multifaceted land disputes. He appeared as an expert witness on the settlement of insurance claims. Mr. Torrie mediated one of Ontario’s most complex motor vehicle accident cases known as “Operation Fog”.

Mr. Torrie graduated from McGill University, Montreal, with an Honours Degree in 1976. He graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, in 1980 and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1982.

Mr. Torrie has written and lectured extensively to various professional bodies, corporations, law firms, and law schools on the topic of Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Mr. Torrie is a member of several professional organizations including the Canadian Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

Arthur Heinmaa, First Vice Chair

CEO & Chief Investment Officer, Cidel Asset Management Inc.

Arthur Heinmaa co-founded Toron in 1988. Toron is a leading global investment manager providing discretionary investment management for private clients, foundations, and pension funds. He oversees the trading, research, operations, and compliance activities of the firm, as well as chairing the firm’s investment committee.

Arthur is a Chartered Financial Analyst with a 25-year career in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Toron he worked at Merrill Lynch (Canada) Inc. and Dean Witter Reynolds (Canada) Inc. Arthur frequently lectures on capital markets at seminars and is a contributing subject matter expert for the Stalla CFA review program.

Arthur has extensive experience in the financial industry having served as a director on a number of Canadian Mutual fund companies and as a director of the Toronto CFA Society. He is also active in the community serving on the boards of Scarborough Health Network Foundation, the Integra Foundation, Victoria Village Hockey League and chairing the financial service program advisory committee at George Brown College.

Arthur lives in the Scarborough community.

Dr. Cathy Whiteside, Second Vice Chair

Emerita Professor and Former Dean of Medicine at the University of Toronto

Dr. Whiteside is an MD and PhD graduate of the University of Toronto and FRCPC in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. From 1985 to 2005 she was a staff nephrologist at the University Health Network, Toronto, and clinician-scientist in the Department of Medicine. From 2000 to 2005 she was Associate Dean Graduate and Inter-Faculty Affairs in the Faculty of Medicine and from 2006 to 2014 Dean of Medicine and Vice Provost Relations with Health Care Institutions at the University of Toronto. In 2012 she was recognized with WXN Canada’s Most Powerful Women Top 100 Award.

Dr. Whiteside was awarded in 2007 the Medal for Research Excellence from the Kidney Foundation of Canada. She is the recipient of the Canadian Medical Association 2009 May Cohen Award for Women Mentors. In 2015 she was awarded an Honorary Fellowship in the College of Family Physicians of Canada and in 2016 received the OMA’s Advocate for Students and Residents Award.

She is a founding member and past President of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and currently serves as a Director on the Board of Baycrest Health Sciences. In 2016 she was appointed as Member of the Order of Canada. Dr. Whiteside previously held the position of Executive Director of the Strategic Patient-Oriented Research Network in Diabetes and Related Complications.

Directors

Maureen Adamson

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Jocelyn Bamford

Vice President, Automatic Coating Limited

Jocelyn Bamford is responsible for new business development and marketing for Automatic Coating Limited. Automatic Coating Limited (ACL) is recognized worldwide as having one of the most technologically advanced powder and liquid coating facilities in North America specializing in the application of high performance liquids and powder coating. Automatic Coating specializes in Defense coating, pipe coating and has launched a new pipe viper automated field coating services. Jocelyn previously held positions of Sales Management with AT&T Canada and Bell Canada. An addition to sitting on the Board of Directors, Jocelyn is also the Co-Chair for Scarborough Health Network Foundation’s Women of Philanthropy Council.

Elizabeth Buller

President & CEO, Scarborough Health Network

Liz brings more than 30 years of health care experience, both within Ontario and British Columbia. She is a specialty trained nurse and has served in senior leadership positions for more than 25 years.

Prior to joining Scarborough Health Network in July 2017, Liz was President and CEO of St. Joseph’s Health Centre Toronto where she was instrumental in the voluntary merger of three hospitals to create Unity Health Toronto. Liz’s extensive background in health care leadership also includes four years as executive vice president of clinical operations and chief of nursing and professional practice for the William Osler Health System, one of Canada’s largest multi-site community hospital corporations.

On the West coast, Liz served as Senior Operating Officer for Vancouver Acute, a multi-site academic health sciences centre within the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, Canada’s largest integrated health region. Additionally, Liz has held positions of Executive Director of program planning and services, and Director of cardiac sciences for Providence Health Care, also in Vancouver.

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Javaid Ali Khan

President, Islamic Foundation of Toronto

Prior to joining the SHN Foundation Board of Directors, Javaid served on the SHN Members Nominating Committee and the Major Gifts Committee. Javaid has raised funds for SHN Foundation by scaling the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, participating in Scarborough World Cup of Cricket, Brave TO, the Birchmount hospital MRI campaign, and many other community initiatives.

Before starting his full-time real estate career, Javaid completed a hospitality management program at Concordia University in Montreal, and later worked with major corporations like Steinberg’s, Miracle Food Mart, Sheraton Corporation of America, Canadian Pacific, Aetna Canada Insurance, and Imperial Life.

Javaid is a long-time community service volunteer, having begun in 1998 by raising funds for hospitals and humanitarian projects in partnership with the City of Markham. Javaid has served at the President of Islamic Foundation of Toronto, and public member to the Council of Ontario College of Pharmacists, appointed by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario at the time.

Javaid also currently serves on the Boards of the Islamic Foundation of Toronto, Progressive Career Planning Institute, Hall of Fame Committee (City of Markham), Cancer Education and Research Foundation, and the Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital in Pakistan.

Peter Lobraico

Owner, PA Leadership Inc.

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Stan Muthulingam

President & CEO, The CableShoppe Inc.

Stan Muthulingam is a Founder and CEO of The CableShoppe Inc. (The CSI), a leading Canadian business process outsourcing company.  After leaving war-torn Sri Lanka and arriving to Canada during the 1980s, Stan used his passion in electronics and entrepreneurship to help build The CSI from the ground up. The company is headquartered in his hometown, Scarborough, and has grown to an extraordinary team of over 180+ professional and highly skilled employees.

In the community, Stan is better known for his volunteer efforts.  To name a few, he has received Canada’s Sesquicentennial Pin and the Ontario Volunteer Service award.  In 2012, he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his community contributions.

Stan is also paying it forward for his hometown with his latest project: Mosaic Lab.  It is a start-up incubator based in Scarborough, which allows researched ideas on potentially marketable products and services to be pitched and operationalized. As an immigrant and entrepreneur, Stan always found it troubling to see good ideas crushed before entering the market. Mosaic Lab will allow Scarborough’s next generation to take risks and dream big.

Shafiq Punjani

Chief Executive Officer, Bridlepath Properties Group Inc.

Shafiq Punjani is the Chief Executive Officer of the Bridlepath Properties Group, an integrated group of companies, involved in the development, management, trading and investment of commercial and residential real estate in Southern Ontario. The Bridlepath Properties Group is part of the larger Punjani Family Group, which also has business interests in the United Kingdom, the Middle East and East Africa, primarily in the Real Estate and Automotive industries. Shafiq has managed various Group businesses throughout the globe over the last 25 years, since graduating with a Master’s degree in Finance from the London School of Economics, at the University of London.

Outside of the office, Shafiq is avidly involved with the philanthropic activities of the Punjani family, being a trustee of the Punjani Charitable Trust, established in the United Kingdom, as well as a trustee of the MP Charitable Foundation, established in Canada. His community involvements include being on the Board of Directors of the Conservative Party, Richmond Hill EDA; as well as being a member of the Executive Committee of the ISIJ of Toronto, where he recently helped build and raise funds for the Jaffari Community Centre, a $30 million, 135,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art, multi-purpose Religious, Educational, Sports and Community Complex.

Shafiq resides in Richmond Hill, Ontario and enjoys spending time with his family, playing tennis and skiing in the winter.

Dr. Joe Ricci

Physician, Cardiac Care, Scarborough Health Network

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Ken Scullion

Consultant, RKS Consulting

Ken Scullion is a retired academic administrator with more than 30 years’ experience in registrar office systems, processes and procedures. He is a member of a very select handful of university registrars who have been honoured by both the Canadian and Ontario professional University Registrars’ Associations, having received their highest awards.

Ken is the founding partner of RKS Consulting, a boutique consulting firm specializing in post-secondary academic administration systems.

Ken is also a very active cardiac rehabilitation volunteer, providing support to patients who have experienced, or who are working to avoid, a cardiac event.  He also spends time volunteering in the Centenary hospital catheterization lab, supporting patients who are about to, or who have completed, angiogram, angioplasty procedures, and a range of other heart-related treatments.

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Michele Varela

Vice President, Philanthropy

Michele Varela is a senior development professional with over eighteen years of experience in fundraising and resource development. Her well-rounded background includes non-profit management, capital campaigns, financial management, planned giving, stewardship and annual fund programs.

Michele started her career with the United Way of Greater Toronto before arriving at The Scarborough Hospital Foundation. She also worked at other health care organizations such as The Canadian Diabetes Association, West Park Healthcare Centre and Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation.

Michele has an excellent track record of recruiting, training and managing all levels of volunteers and has been involved in the planning and execution of six capital/major campaigns ranging from $2 million to $60 million.

Michele has provided strong and effective leadership and mentoring to staff and worked with key non-profit organization stakeholders, board members, senior staff and physicians to develop and build strong relationships that support the achievements of an organization’s mission and goals.

As a professional fundraiser, Michele’s key accountabilities have been to lead in the development and implementation of strategic and operational plans, policies and programs. She understands and embraces the concept of accountability to deliver results.

As a forward thinking business professional, she ensures timely and accurate reporting and risk management oversight. As a campaign leader, she ambitiously achieves her goals by working closely with campaign volunteers.

Michele lives in Newmarket with her husband, son Nicholas and daughter Alexis. She spends her home time as a hockey, baseball, swimming, basketball and volleyball Mom. She also enjoys running and is an ambitious golfer.

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Richard Wong is a professional engineer and retired executive, with extensive business, financial management, and large capital projects experience. He served as Director of planning and evaluation, and Assistant Treasurer at Ontario Power Generation, prior to his retirement; responsible for large capital investment planning, treasury operations, and corporate/project financing. Since retirement, Richard has been volunteering as an advisor at the MaRS Discovery District, as well as the Canadian Executive Services Organization. He is also an active participant in many charity events across Toronto. Richard earned his Bachelor’s Degree in electrical engineering from the University of Toronto, and an MBA from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.

Mike Yorke

President, Director of Public Affairs and Innovation,
Carpenters’ District Council of Ontario

Mike Yorke, president and senior business representative of Carpenters Local 27 of the Carpenters’ District Council of Ontario, has over 25 years of experience in Ontario’s unionized construction industry. Local 27 represents 8,500 members of the Council’s 27,000 full membership. As president, he has extensive knowledge of collective bargaining and arbitration issues and is involved in numerous political, community and training initiatives. Mr. Yorke has a solid background in workplace health and safety issues, from both training and site representation perspectives.

He is a strong community supporter of outreach to “youth at risk” training programs with the City of Toronto and the Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) highly regarded CHOICE and CRAFT programs and he plays an active role on the Local 27 College of Carpenters and Allied Trades Board of Directors. Mr. Yorke is co-Chair on the City of Toronto Youth Employment Action Plan (YEAP) Advisory Committee. He sits as an editorial advisory board member of the Daily Commercial News and as an advisory board member of the Urban Land Institute, Toronto.

Mr. Yorke also plays an industry advisor role as a board member of the Ontario Construction Secretariat (OCS) and is also the recipient of the Wood Works Ontario Wood Champion Award in 2016, and the Harry Jerome Award for Diversity in 2018. He holds certificates in labour studies from George Brown College and human resources management from Ryerson University.