Our Team

Committees

A special thank you to our outgoing board and committee members:
  • Patti Pon – Board
  • Greg Lohnes – Board
  • Catherine Best – Board
  • Catherine Best – Audit
  • Greg Lohnes – Governance
  • Blake Walker – Investment
  • Lesley Myles – Children, Youth and Families
  • George Damian – Education & Lifelong Learning
  • Rod Ruff – Environment
  • Seyi Smith – Environment
  • Zaheed Damani – Health & Wellness co-chair also was on Grants Committee
  • Dinu Maligaspe – Health & Wellness
  • Lisa Demers – Neighbour Grants

Note: The Chair of the Board and CEO are ex officio members of all committees.

2019 - 2020

Jim Brownlee, Chair
Hyder Hassan
Blaine Lennox
Melanie McDonald
Susan O’Brien

Audit

Catherine Best
Denise Bright
Robert (Bob) Gibson
Blaine Lennox
Ivor Ruste
Phil Scherman, Chair
Garth Wong

Governance

Ali Bhojani
Murray Laverty
Siân Matthews
Melanie McDonald
Wes Peters, Chair
Patti Pon

Granting

Catherine Cochrane
Sherry Ferronato
John Fischer
Amanda Koyama
Murray Laverty, Chair
Ken Lima-Coelho
Lisa Moore
Kirby Redwood
Anne-Marie Syslak
Donald Thurston
Hugh Williamson

Investment

Jim Brownlee
John Fischer
Robert (Bob) Gibson
Gordon Hoy
Blaine Lennox, Chair
Carl Landry
Mike Mezei
Paul Moynihan
Geeta Sankappanavar
Phil Sherman
Julianna Spiropoulos

Impact Investing

Sunny Delaney-Clark
John Fischer, Chair
Marco Fok
Robert (Bob) Gibson
Chris Lohnes
Alykhan Nanji
David Phillips
Phil Scherman
Narmin Ismail-Teja

Major & Signature Grants

Cathy Cochrane
Dale Ens
Sherry Ferronato, Chair
Beverley Foy
Murray Laverty
Chima Nkemdirim
Patti Pon
Betty Schultz

Arts & Heritage

Sybil Choles
Alexi Davis
Nicole Dawe
Kajsa Erickson
Anne Green
Murray Laverty
Ken Lima-Coelho, Chair
Patricia McLeod
Christy Morgan
Emiko Muraki
Dean Paddock
Dale Turri
Bob van Wegen
Anila Lee Yuen

Children Youth & Families

Russ Baker
Leanne Courchesne
Jennifer Craddock
Henri Giroux
Munir Jivraj
Kike Koya
Murray Laverty
Raidah Noshin
Jaspreet Sandhu
Jessica Schneider
Ron Smith
Buffy St-Amand
Leslie Tamagi
Meghana Valupadas
Hugh Williamson, Chair
Ariam Wolde-Giorgis

Daryl K. Seaman Canadian Hockey Fund

Tim Bjornson
Patricia Calvert-Seaman
Cassie Campbell-Pascall
Craig Conroy
Jon Cornish
Murray Laverty
Rilee Manybears
Katy Murdoch
Beckie Scott
Sue Scott
Donald Thurston, Chair

Education & Lifelong Learning

Noureddine Bouissoukrane
Charles Buchanan
Johanna Clark
Dianne Goodman
Lisha Hassanali
Amanda Koyama, Chair
Murray Laverty
Megan Marshall
Lorraine Pelletier
David Plouffe
Justin Reti
Nilima Sonpal-Valias
Zain Velji

Environment

Tian Everest
Guy Innes
Hamish Kerfoot
Murray Laverty
Milton Ortega
Patty Richards
Simon Ross
Alexandra Stante
Roxanne Steen
Anne-Marie Syslak, Chair

Health & Wellness

Wegahta Berhane
Debbie Goulard
Katherine Harmsworth
Alice Lam
Murray Laverty
Jamie Leong-Huxley
Greg McMeekin
Ravi Natt
Robert Paré
Patti Pon
Kirby Redwood, Chair
Joanne Shaver
Tazeem Weljie

Neighbour Grants

William Dickson
Jeff Dyer
Dwight Farahat
Mark Hopkins
Farah Kaleem
Eileen Kwan
Murray Laverty
Janet Lavoie
Judy Lawrence
Lisa Moore, Chair
Diyana Woldegebrael

Accounting

Madison Banks
Tracy Beairsto
Jen Craddock
Katie Kemp
George Liritzis

Jeff Lutzak
Janelle Steele

Office

Angelika Stevenson

Aamna Amer
Aydin Bhojani
Gaea Buenaventura
Natalie Gerov
Devin Graddon
Ben Green
Jen Guo
Kevin Guan
Treeva Hakim
Ava MacKay
Hiba Mahmood
Aleena Matharu
Martina Min
Ysa Montemayor
Vipasna Nangal
Mohamad Abdel Rida
Saiwara Saadat
Alex Stratmoen

John C. Armstrong, QC
Edward M. Bredin, QC (deceased)
Matt Brownlee (deceased)
Dr. Bill Dickson
Donald T. Hatch, QC
V.L. Doug Hawkes (deceased)
Ross Kobayashi (deceased)
Stan B. Laing (deceased)
George Cullis Lancaster (deceased)
Louis W. MacEachern
Dr. Grant W. MacEwan, OC (deceased)
Carl O. Nickle (deceased)
Ross F. Phillips, FCA
Hayden E. Smith CLU (deceased)
Don Thurston

Thank you to AltoPartners / Bluestone Leadership Services Inc. for their support in reviewing and evaluating our board and committee member recruitment process.

 

 

 

If you have questions about our committees, please contact our Grants & Volunteer Program Associate, Brigitte von Rothemburg.