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
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
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.
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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.
National Practice Leader, Pension and Employee Benefits, 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. Mansour Bendago
Corporate Secretary, Medical Staff Association
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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.
CEO, President & Director, INDOCHINO
Drew Green is an award-winning entrepreneur and expert in managing high-growth companies, and is currently the President and CEO of his company INDOCHINO, one of the world’s fastest-growing apparel brands. Previously recognized as a Top 40 Under 40 and CEO of the Year, Mr. Green has been acknowledged throughout his career. He has been awarded the Innovation in Retail award by the University of Alberta, named an EY Pacific Entrepreneur of the Year category winner, and Chain Store Age Breakout Retailer of the Year.
Prior to INDOCHINO, Mr. Green founded and was CEO of SHOP.CA, Canada’s first multi-merchant marketplace, which is now owned by EMERGE COMMERCE, a company he leads as Chairman and major shareholder. Throughout his career, he has played key leadership roles at companies that have created billions in shareholder value: DoubleClick (acquired by Google), SHOP.COM (acquired by Market America) and Flonetwork (acquired by DoubleClick).
A sought after technology, ecommerce and retail expert, Mr. Green has presented to hundreds of thousands of industry peers, leaders, students and entrepreneurs through events, conferences and educational forums. He is a founder, chairman, shareholder, mentor and/or member of the board for 20 private companies that drive innovation and growth across global commerce, consumer products, artificial intelligence, technology and real estate industries.
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.
Barrister & Solicitor, Kirke Law
Dr. Gordon Kirke, Q.C. LL.B., LL.M., D. Juris., graduated first in his class at Osgoode Hall Law School, having won more prizes and awards than any previous Osgoode student. He subsequently won the Ogoode Hall Gold Key Award.
He earned his Masters of Laws degree and subsequently his Doctorate of Laws.
He served for many years with Canadian Special Olympics, Children’s Aid Society of Metropolitan Toronto, the Board of Directors of Tennis Canada, The Chair of Tennis Matters to enable less privileged youth to play tennis, Board of Directors of Scarborough Distress Centre, Prostate Cancer of Canada. The Conn Smythe Dinner Committee and Canadian Children’s Cancer.
Gord championed a core group which brought the Toronto Blue Jays to Toronto in the 1970’s. He has represented each of The Toronto Blue Jays, the Toronto Argonauts, the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Toronto Raptors at various times. In 1997, he authored The Players First treatise for the Canadian Hockey League designed to challenge the issue of player abuse in all sports involving minors.
Gord is a mediator with Global Resolutions.
Chairman, Hawk Capital Group
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Vice President Human Resources, RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust
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Owner, PA Leadership Inc.
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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..
SVP, Chief Compliance Officer and Global Regulatory Affairs, CIBC
Andrea Nalyzyty has been with CIBC for more than 19 years. From 2004 to 2011, Andrea was Vice-President and Associate General Counsel in the legal department, responsible for leading the team of lawyers and law clerks who support CIBC’s retail and business banking division. In the following years, Andrea held the role of Vice-President within several areas of CIBC, such as employee relations, procurement, and global regulatory affairs and government relations, where she also acted as Associate General Counsel. Most recently, Andrea was appointed into her current role where she is responsible for the global compliance function and global regulatory affairs.
Andrea earned both her Bachelor of Arts with a double major in finance and accounting, and her Bachelor of Laws, from the University of Toronto, and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1990. She has been an active member of various not-for-profit and industry boards and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the North York Women’s Shelter.
Dr. Mark Prieditis
Radiologist, Scarborough Health Network
A radiologist at SHN and President of the Ontario Association of Radiologists (OAR), Dr. Prieditis began his academic career studying electrical and computer engineering at Queen’s University. He then studied medicine at the University of Toronto (U of T), graduating with honours. Following this, he completed a residency in diagnostic radiology, and a fellowship in body imaging, with a focus on MRI and interventional, also at the University of Toronto. At U of T, Dr Prieditis served as city-wide Chief Resident, and upon completing residency received the Gordon Potts award for outstanding resident. He has been on staff at SHN and its precursor hospitals since 1997. He served several terms as Foundation Director at SHN and co-lead several successful fundraising campaigns, most notably for the hospital’s first MRI scanners.
Dr. Prieditis has held positions such as a seven-year term as Chief and Medical Director of diagnostic imaging at SHN, and several leadership positions outside of the network. He is a past Chair of the diagnostic imaging section of the Ontario Medical Association, and the CPSO IHF task force, and a past member of the CPSO MRI/CT and Teleradiology standards committees. Dr. Prieditis is a Founding Director of the Ontario Specialists Association and the Coalition of Doctors.
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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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.
Interim President & CEO
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.
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.
Dr. Dick Zoutman
Chief of Staff, Scarborough Health Network
Chief of Staff at Scarborough Health Network (SHN), Dr. Zoutman has been practicing medicine for more than 35 years and specializes in internal medicine, infectious diseases and medical microbiology. He has held numerous significant roles over his career such as Chief of Staff at Quinte Health Care, Chief of the Department of Medical Microbiology and Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Control at the South-Eastern Ontario Health Sciences Centre.
Dr. Zoutman has previously acted as Physician-Director of the Board of the Community and Hospital Infection Control Association of Canada (CHICA), President of the Joint Medical Staff and a member of the Board of Directors at Kingston General and Hotel Dieu Hospitals.
In 2004, Dr. Zoutman was appointed Co-Chair of the Ontario Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee (PIDAC) by the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, to develop broad policies on infection prevention across all health care sectors, a position he held until 2015.
The SHN Chief of Staff has acted as an advisor to the Federal Government of Canada as Chair of the National Bioterrorism Contingency Task Force for Hospitals, a member of the Infection Control Guidelines Steering Committee and the Canadian Nosocomial Infection Surveillance Program, and is a consultant to the World Health Organization (WHO) on the Pandemic Disease Control strategies.
In addition to his practice as a physician, Dr. Zoutman is a professor of laboratory medicine and pathology at the University of Toronto, and a professor of pathology and molecular medicine, community health and epidemiology, and medicine, in the faculty of health sciences at Queen’s University.