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.
John F. Bankes, Co-Chair
Founder & Managing Director, Artemis Management Group Inc.
John has built a successful career, first, as a partner with a thriving legal practice focusing on corporate finance, securities regulation and M&A. And, second, as an investment banker targeting the capital needs and growth ambitions of emerging growth companies. John is also a keen student of new trends in governance in both the private and public sectors and in non‐profit organizations.
From his early days as a student at York University, John has involved himself in a wide variety of non‐profit causes. His passions include health care, the performing arts, the visual arts, and other culture‐based organizations.
More recently, John has concentrated his volunteerism on health care (Scarborough Health Network Foundation), the environment (the David Suzuki Foundation), historical interpretation (Fort Ticonderoga), and the numerous charities launched by an important role model, HRH The Prince of Wales.
There are several important attributes or gifts that John brings to the non‐profit cause that he aligns himself with. First, John is an unbridled optimist. He is successful at drawing out positive emotions in other people such as hope and compassion. This optimism tends to reverse the physiological effects of the strains and stresses of the real world.
Second, while philanthropy to John means a lot more than giving money, he does believe in asset reallocation ‐ people should give not only of their time and ideas but also of their resources. There are a number of non‐profit organizations ‐ universities, hospitals and museums ‐ that have benefitted from the fact that fundraising is an activity that comes naturally to John.
And finally, John has repeatedly demonstrated his willingness ‐ if the situation demands it ‐ to push well beyond his comfort zone in his leadership roles with non‐profit organizations. John has been recognized for his academic achievement and for his contribution to society with a number of awards, prizes, and medals.
Arthur Heinmaa, First Vice Chair
Chief Executive Officer & Managing Partner
Toron Investment Group
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
Executive Director, SPOR Network in Diabetes & Related Complications
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 now holds the position of Executive Director of the Strategic Patient-Oriented Research Network in Diabetes and Related Complications.
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.
Partner, McCarthy Tétrault
Randy Bauslaugh is a partner in the McCarthy Tétrault law firm in Toronto. He is highly regarded by national and international lawyer ranking agencies in his specialty area of employee pensions, benefits and executive compensation, including, Chambers Global: The Worlds’ Leading Lawyers for Business and the L’expert Guide to The Best Lawyers in Canada. He has served as Chair of the International Pension and Employee Benefit Lawyers Association and the Canadian Pension and Benefits Institute. He is also committed to community involvement, with leadership roles on a wide range of community boards, such as the Canadian Cancer Society/National Cancer Institute, Theatre Direct Canada, University of Waterloo Senate and the Canadian National Exhibition Association.
Dr. Michael Dan
Chief Executive Officer, Gemini Power Corp. & Regulus Investments Inc.
Michael has a diverse background that includes neurosurgery, medical research, biotechnology, and portfolio management. After five years as an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at LSU School of Medicine, New Orleans, Michael left medicine to become the CEO of Novopharm Biotech, an early phase, publicly traded, drug discovery company. He is currently President of Regulus Investments Inc. and Gemini Power Corp. He is also a trustee of the Paloma Foundation and a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Friends of Haifa University.
Michael holds an MD degree from The University of Toronto; a PhD in Experimental Medicine from McGill University; and, an MBA from Tulane University. He is a Fellow of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgeons.
President & CEO, Habib Canadian Bank
Muslim Hassan has over 24 years of international banking experience in the United States of America, United Kingdom and Canada. He is currently the President and CEO of Habib Canadian Bank, the first privately owned CIDC insured Canadian bank with a focus on the South Asian Communities in Canada. Muslim transferred to Toronto from London, UK to setup Habib Canadian Bank in 2001 and oversees operations including strategic planning, marketing, promotion, development and growth.
Muslim graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Simon Fraser University and completed his MBA at the University of Oregon, USA.
In 2005, Muslim became a member of the Board for As-Sadiq Islamic School, providing input, guidelines and direction in overall running of the school. He assisted in fundraising projects for the school and was an active member of the Board’s Finance Committee.
In June 2013, Muslim was honoured with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for community service and contributions made to the South Asian communities in Canada.
Javaid Ali Khan
President, Islamic Foundation of Toronto
Javaid A. Khan joined The Scarborough Hospital Foundation Board in February 2013 and remained a member after the amalgamation in 2017 that created the Scarborough Health Network Foundation. Before being appointed to the Board, Javaid also served on Scarborough Health Network’s “Members Nominating Committee” and on the Foundation’s “Major Gifts Committee”.
Javaid completed his “Hospitality Management Program” at Concordia University, Montreal. Prior to his full time real estate career, Javaid worked with major corporations like Steinberg’s, Miracle Food Mart, Sheraton Corporation of America, Canadian Pacific, Aetna Canada Insurance and Imperial Life.
Javaid’s community service started in 1998 with the City of Markham by volunteering in various committees and also raising funds for hospitals, charities, international disaster relief and humanitarian projects.
Javaid has received numerous achievements and community awards over many years, including the Toronto Real Estate Board’s Community Service Award (2013), “Who’s Who Community Service Award”, Silver Club and a Gold Club Member, President’s Award, Emerald Award, Platinum Award, Diamond Award, Ontario Emerald Award and also ranked in the top 3% of Real Estate Agents in the Toronto Region. He was the recipient of “Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal” in May 2013.
Javaid lives in Unionville with his beautiful wife and three daughters.
Barrister & Solicitor, Kirke Law
Gordon Kirke has practiced law in Toronto for 40 years, first in litigation and then in corporate and commercial law, with an emphasis on the sports and entertainment industries. He has undertaken assignments and projects at the highest level of entertainment and sports matters, including acting as Canadian counsel in the Senator George Mitchell Investigation into Performance Enhancing Drugs in Major League Baseball, representing Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment in the search for a President for the Toronto Maple Leafs (Brian Burke), and, in 1997, authoring the Players First Report intended to reduce the likelihood of child sexual abuse in sports.
Gordon is recognized as a highly successful mediator with the firm of Global Resolutions Inc. in such diverse areas as personal injury, contract dispute, sexual harassment and professional negligence.
He teaches courses at the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto and Osgoode Hall Law School at York University and is a guest speaker at many Canadian and U.S. law schools, including Western, Queen’s, Windsor, Harvard, Michigan and Marquette. Gordon makes frequent radio and television appearances. He has been on the boards of many charitable and cultural organizations. He was recently featured in the cover article in Canadian Lawyer Magazine and described as “Gord Kirke—-advocate, agent, activist—is Canada’s sports lawyer extraordinaire”.
President & CEO, Scarborough Health Network Foundation
Michael Mazza, President and Chief Executive Officer of Scarborough Health Network Foundation, is a champion for health care and has an impressive background as an innovative fundraiser and leader.
Since joining Scarborough Health Network Foundation team in March 2009, Michael has aggressively worked to strengthen donor relations in one of the world’s most diverse communities. His tagline “Strong Communities Build Strong Hospitals” has played a key role in educating a largely new Canadian community about the role it plays in having access to great health care and the importance of unity to achieve Scarborough Health Network’s vision of being recognized as Canada’s leader in providing the best health care for a global community.
Michael has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto and is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Association of Health Care Professionals and holds the professional designation, Certified Fund Raising Professional (CFRE). Active in the Scarborough community, Michael sits on the Board of Directors for the Scarborough Walk of Fame and coaches youth football for The Scarborough Thunder.
President & CEO, The CableShoppe Inc.
Stan Muthulingam is the Co-Chairman and Chief Executive of The CableShoppe Inc. (CSI). He, together with his brother, Monty Muthulingam, owns CSI, one of Canada’s leading Telecom Solutions Company that provides the most advanced telecom repair solutions and products throughout the Americas. Furthermore, aside from CSI, Stan also has a number of business interests in Canada and in various countries of the world, making up his multiple business enterprise.
Stan’s success as an entrepreneur did not stop him from remembering his roots and humble beginnings. Immigrating in 1984, like many other immigrants, he faced numerous challenges in his early years in Canada. All these years he understood the importance of community and therefore has helped numerous families as he continues to give back to the community and the country in general. Stan is involved in many different community groups, such as the Human Rights Advocacy Group and the Canadian Tamils’ Chamber of Commerce.
Stan’s deeds did not go unnoticed, on October 4, 2012, on the occasion of Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee; he was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the betterment of our communities, province and country. It was presented by Dr. Eric Hoskins, Member of Provincial Parliament for St. Paul’s.
Stan is blessed with a happy family with three children; one girl and two boys.
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.