Wayne Howard

After earning a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto, Wayne began his career with Ernst & Young, a leading professional services firm where he provided audit, tax, and advisory services to a broad range of clients. This is when Wayne received his Chartered Professional Accountant designation.

At Rogers Communications, Wayne held senior management roles in finance as Vice President of Finance – U.S. Operations, Vice President and Senior Controller, and culminating in the Vice President Risk Management position over a twenty-year period. During this time, he participated in the company’s massive expansion from a cable company to a communications giant.

Wayne was the VP Finance and CFO for the financial and information technology functions of Electrical Safety Authority (ESA), a provider of electrical inspections. ESA was an offshoot from Ontario Hydro. Wayne executed a risk strategy including integration into the overall business plan. This led to significant risk mitigation in areas such as IT, business continuance and reputational issues. In addition to turning around the financial fortunes of the company, Wayne regained control over escalating costs, improving profitability and capitalizing on corporate value.

Wayne has been engaged in contract assignments for CEOs and Boards as well as being an active board member with several organizations helping to establish governance practices, financial direction and improved quality of reporting and risk management practices.

Cathy Chernysh

Cathy has over 30 years of experience in developing strategies and plans to support regulatory reviews and to advance public awareness initiatives.  She offers experience in research, stakeholder engagement, program development, public relations and performance assessment to advance the mandates of government agencies.  She has been recognized for influencing change in public behavior in the delivery of high-impact provincial and national safety campaigns.  Cathy is dedicated to using her skills and experience as a volunteer to support not-for-profit agencies in advancing the delivery of important community services.  In addition to Peel Senior Link, Cathy volunteers at Extendicare Mississauga and Chaired the Riverwood Conservancy Marketing Committee from 2012 to 2018 introducing an integrated marketing planning approach to strengthen the community’s connection with nature and the rich heritage of Mississauga.

A caregiver for a Mother with advanced Dementia, Cathy works to understand the impact this illness has on individuals and participates on the Family Council at her Mother’s residence.

David Kviring

David Kviring, Chief Financial Officer at HTS Toronto, has a broad range of experience in finance and accounting. David joined HTS Toronto in 1998 when he was hired as Controller. He was promoted to Chief Financial Officer in 2008, when he also became a shareholder of the company.

David served as Accounting Manager for four years for the largest district heating and cooling supplier in Canada, Toronto District Heating Corporation, now known as Enwave Corp.

David is a member of Chartered Professional Accountants Ontario (CPA, CMA), has a degree in economics from Wilfrid Laurier University and is a graduate of the Directors College having attained the Chartered Director (C.Dir) and Audit Committee Certified (A.C.C) designations.

Janice Tuffnail

Janice Tuffnail is the Chief Compliance Officer/Chief Operating Officer with Encasa Financial Inc.

She is responsible for monitoring and enforcing the compliance environment and operations and all obligations of the regulatory, legal and corporate requirements associated with the management of investment funds.  She joined with Encasa Financial Inc. in 2010 from Regional Municipality of Peel where she administered all aspects of the Region’s investment program and directed the Region’s debt program.

She has 30 years’ experience in the investment industry and financial markets. Among her designations are the Partners, Directors and Senior Officers Course (Canadian Securities Institute) and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA Institute).

Randy Norris

Randy Norris received his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science while playing varsity basketball at the University of Waterloo. He then obtained a Master’s Degree in Judicial Administration from Brock University and his law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School. He has now been practicing criminal law in the Greater Toronto Area for over twenty years. In his spare time he enjoys golfing, camping with his family, and hiking with his golden-doodle Bella.

Tim Burns

Tim has over 30 years of experience in public policy, service delivery and community development, including 14 years focused on the health care system. He is currently the Administrator of Cummer Lodge, a 391 bed long-term care home operated by the City of Toronto. From 2000 to 2012, Tim was with the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, where he was the Director for Long-Term Care Homes and then the Performance Improvement and Compliance Branch. During this time Tim gained very rewarding experience working with providers, residents and others to improve quality and resident experience in long-term care homes. He was responsible for numerous system-wide accountability, legislative, quality and service improvement initiatives. Tim then joined Health Quality Ontario where he pursued his interests in health system performance, partnerships, capacity building and evidence-based program design. Tim has also worked with numerous community groups, boards and provincial associations.

Tim holds an MBA from Schulich and a MHSc from the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto.

Apart from trying to keep up with his three teenage children, Tim devotes his free time to various reading, endless renovation and musical pursuits.

Swaroop Dogra

Swaroop Dogra was elected to the Board in 2016. He works as a Senior Program Manager with NetCracker (A wholly owned telecom solutions subsidiary of NEC, a $40bn Japanese corporation). He is alumni of ICD – Directors for NFP (not for profit) program, Rotman’s Executive leadership course in Managing Strategic Change, Rotman’s MBA essentials course and many more.

Swaroop has more than 30 years of multinational professional and volunteer experience in Executive leadership, PMO/Program/Project Management, software development, service delivery at large companies like Telus, Bell, Verizon, Bharti Airtel, Amdocs, Osram, UTI and 3 leading banks in India. He also volunteers as Director with VAM Board (Visual Arts Mississauga).  Past volunteer positions include Director at Indus Community Services (2 years as Vice President), Director at PMI Lakeshore Chapter, member curriculum/program advisory committees at Humber and George Brown College etc.

Swaroop migrated to Canada from India and has been living in Mississauga, since 2001.

Salima Neek Gilani

Salima has 10 years of experience in the financial services industry. In her current role as Director, Change Management at Manulife she is leading global initiatives to support the organisation achieve its transformational goals. Prior to joining Manulife, Salima worked in various roles within Royal Bank of Canada and Scotiabank’s affiliate in Asia. Salima has a Masters degree in Business Entrepreneurship & Technology from University of Waterloo.

Salima lives in downtown Brampton with her husband and daughter. She loves travelling with her family and her favourite destination is Maldives. In her spare time, she also volunteers with the Ismaili community focusing on programs that are geared towards the senior members of the congregation. She is passionate about meeting and connecting with new people.

Emily O’Sullivan

Emily is a Clinical Transformation Executive on the Global Health Team at IBM.  She offers healthcare clinical subject matter expertise, assists with client strategy development and solution delivery to help healthcare organizations achieve transformational change.  She brings a strong focus on keeping patients at the heart of this work, as well as a seasoned lens with regard to coaching organizations through conversations about leadership and governance for sustainability of practice change.  Emily is passionate about improving healthcare in a way that leads to better patient care and lowered costs.

From Machu Picchu, to the rainforests in Costa Rica, to jungles in Belize, and to bamboo forests in Thailand, one of Emily’s passions is hiking around beautiful parts of the world; Biking- Emily loves riding her bike around Toronto as a means of transportation.  She used this passion to raise money for cancer research when she did the “Ride to Conquer Cancer”, a 200km/2-day bike ride from Toronto to Niagara Falls; Music – Emily has played classical piano since she was three years old, and still enjoys playing today.  In addition to playing piano she loves to sing, and won several charity competitions in “Battle of the Bands” with her band “The Calamities”, as well as “Dr. Jam”.

Mark Hudson

Mark is a Consultant with a multidisciplinary skill set covering strategy, market planning, budgeting, business development and operations.  He works with small and start-up organizations to build out plans and systems.  He is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario (BA Economics) and Ivey School of Business (MBA).  His experience includes senior operational, financial and marketing roles in consulting, biotech, travel and infrastructure industries.

Mark lives in Oakville with his family where he spends his spare time playing guitar.