These senior volunteers are passionate about United Way and dedicated to improving lives and strengthening neighbourhoods across Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga.
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Acting Vice President, Planning and Regional Programs
Cancer Care Ontario
Financial Services Senior Executive
TD Bank Financial Group
Advent Financial Group
PepsiCo Beverages Canada
Senior Legal Professional
Manager, IT Client Relations
Region of Peel
Ernst & Young LLP
Regional Municipality of Peel
Vice President, Management
Pallett Valo LLP
Professor Deep Saini
Vice-President & Principal
University of Toronto Mississauga
Medical Sales Representative
AstraZeneca Canada Inc.
President, Brampton-Mississauga District Labour Council
Chief Operating Officer
Mississauga-Halton Local Health Integration Network
Vice President, Marketing
General Mills Canada Corporation
Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services
Region of Peel
President & CEO
United Way of Peel Region
Judy Burns has been with Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) since November 2006. CCO is the provincial agency responsible for guiding cancer care delivery in Ontario. In addition to being responsible for Ontario’s Cancer plan, she works with regional cancer programs to ensure that cancer priorities are implemented. Ms. Burns is responsible for the development and management of contracts with Ontario hospitals to provide incremental cancer services. She also provides leadership in the performance management for the regions through a formal quarterly reporting process, maintenance of a regional performance scorecard and ongoing performance review with the regions.
Ms. Burns has a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, a Masters degree in Health Administration and is a Certified Health Services Executive with the Canadian College of Health Service Executives.
Ms. Burns is Past Chair of the Board of Directors of ErinoakKids. She was elected to United Way’s Board of Directors in 2011.
Tom Day was appointed GlaxoSmithKline Inc.’s Finance Director in March 2011. In his current role, he leads the Canadian finance business and is a member of the Canadian Executive Team and the North American Finance Leadership Team.
Mr. Day has been with GSK since 2002 assuming various progressive roles with the company. Prior to his appointment, he served as Finance Controller for Worldwide Consumer Healthcare and was responsible for providing financial counsel and guidance for all strategic and financial elements of the business. In addition to Pharmaceuticals and Consumer Healthcare, he has held senior level roles within GSK’s Worldwide Business Development and Research and Development organizations.
Mr. Day received his Bachelors Degree in biology from Williams College (Massachusetts) and his MBA from Duke University (North Carolina).
Mr. Day was elected to United Way’s Board of Directors in 2012.
Thomas Dyck is the Executive Vice President, Branch Banking at TD Canada Trust. He has a strong foundation in retail banking with over ten years experience in branch banking roles.
Mr. Dyck has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree with honors in Finance and Minor in Accounting, from University of Ottawa. He has done his Executive Development, Sales Management from Queens University, Kingston and an Advanced Management program, INSEAD from France.
Mr. Dyck was elected to United Way’s Board of Directors in 2012.
Linda Kuga Pikulin is the former President of Pepsico Beverages Canada. She was responsible for Pepsico Canada’s bottling enterprise and its beverage portfolio of brands including Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, 7Up, Aquafina, Lipton, Tropicana and Gatorade. Prior to this position, she was President of Pepsi Bottling Group (PBG) Canada, making her PBG’s highest ranking female operating executive.
In 2004, she founded the Dr. Donna J. Kuga Trustee Scholarship Program at Penn State University that helps students with financial needs. Ms. Kuga Pikulin has also been recognized by the Women’s Executive Network in Canada for two consecutive years as one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women.
Ms. Kuga Pikulin is extremely committed to the community. In addition to her work on United Way’s Campaign Cabinet – including serving as Campaign Cabinet Chair in 2007 – she is a Corporate Director for the Credit Valley Foundation Board. She was elected to United Way’s Board of Directors in 2011.
Snigdha Malik is a Director on the Governing Council of the Brampton Board of Trade (BBoT). As an ambassador for the BBoT she mentors new members. She acts as liaison between the Multicultural Committee for Brampton Board of Trade and the Governing Council.
Ms. Malik is the current President of the Business and Professional Women’s (BPW) Club of Brampton. She is an active volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel, Peel Committee on Sexual Assault, Rape Crisis Centre of Peel, and the Canadian Cancer Society. She has supported the North Park Secondary School’s International Co-op program since its inception in 1996. She was elected to United Way’s Board of Directors in 2009.
Shaila Mehta has over 20 years of experience in providing audit and advisory services specializing in the manufacturing and mining industries. She has served large and small, public and private audit clients and has significant experience in both Canadian and American GAAP reporting and IFRS reporting. Ms. Mehta is the Human Resources partner for her business unit at Deloitte. She has also been the partner in charge of learning and growth for the GTA audit practitioners and the partner in charge of recruiting at the Schulich School of Business at York University.
Ms. Mehta is a Chartered Accountant with a Bachelor in Business Administration from York University. She was a Board Member and Treasurer of the Mississauga Board of Trade from 2004 – 2006. She was elected to United Way’s Board of Directors in 2008.
Joanne joined the Region of Peel staff in 1984 and is currently the Supervisor of Performance Measurement for the Human Services Department. In her 27-year career, Joanne has demonstrated leadership and expertise in a broad range of Human Services roles, including Children’s Services, Ontario Works, Homelessness, Quality Assurance and Performance Measurement.
Joanne is a graduate of Ryerson University and of Sheridan College. She holds a designation as a certified Quality Practitioner and worked on the team that led the Region of Peel to the National Quality Institute Canada’s Award for Excellence. She has served as a community volunteer with Brampton Safe City, Residents groups and Neighbourhood Advisory committees. Joanne is a founding member of the Region of Peel’s Toastmasters. She joined the United Way’s Community Investment Cabinet in 2007 and the board in 2011.
Sadaf Parvaiz holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from York University (Canada), a Chartered Accountant designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario and holds a Certified Public Accounting designation in the U.S. She is working towards a Certificate in Intercultural Studies and provides coaching to leaders in her organization on leading and leveraging diverse teams.
Ms. Parvaiz’s responsibilities at Ernst & Young are to co-develop and implement strategies and initiatives to help the firm progress on its journey toward being a truly inclusive workplace.
Her volunteer activities have included the Brampton Safe City Council and the Society of Pakistani Canadian Professionals and Academics. She was elected to United Way’s Board of Directors in 2011.
Serge Rochette holds a BA from Université Laval specializing in electrical engineering. Following an expansive career at CNCP Telecommunications, he joined Rogers Cablesystems in 1996. Mr. Rochette is currently responsible for the Network Management and Service Management Processes across the Rogers Communications organization.
Mr. Rochette has mentored and trained several directors/managers, negotiated numerous Service Level Agreements with Canadian and American carriers, represents Rogers Communications in North America Operational work groups, and has written and presented many papers on HFC Network Management. He is also involved with several professional associations and has sat on numerous Boards including Ontario One, the Théátre français de Toronto, the Masters of Engineering and Telecommunications (MET) Advisory Board of University of Toronto. He was elected to United Way’s Board of Directors in 2009.
John Russo is a partner at Pallett Valo LLP. John practices in the area of commercial litigation, with a particular focus on contractual disputes, creditor remedies, asset recovery, enforcement of security, and insolvency. He often represents clients in complex business litigation disputes and appears before the Superior Court of Justice and the Court of Appeal for Ontario on a regular basis. John also represents trustees, receivers and secured creditors in various insolvency proceedings. John’s clients include mid-size and large companies across a number of industry sectors, financial institutions, religious and charitable organizations.
John has a B.A. from the University of Toronto and J.D., Thomas M. Cooley Law School (Michigan). He was called to the New Jersey State Bar in 1997, the New York State Bar in 1998 and the Ontario Bar in 1999. He was elected to United Way’s Board of Directors in 2011.
Professor Deep Saini has been Vice-President and Principal at University of Toronto Mississauga since 2010. He has overseen the opening of the new Instructional Centre, the completion of the Terrence Donnelly Health Sciences Complex and inaugural plans for a $52.5 million reconstruction of the North and Davis Buildings.
Born in India, Professor Saini holds undergraduate and master’s degrees at the Punjab Agricultural University. He holds a doctorate from the University of Adelaide in Australia and was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Alberta. He has held senior posts at Université de Montréal and the University of Waterloo.
Professor Saini has played numerous leadership roles both within his profession and more broadly including serving as president of the Canadian Society of Plant Physiologists and the Federation of Canadian Plant Science Societies. He joined United Way’s Board of Directors in 2011.
Diane Saldanha is a Medical Sales Representative at AstraZeneca Canada Inc. She is a dynamic and energetic individual who is very passionate about community involvement and youth engagement. She believes that the youth of today are the future of tomorrow and what better way to make sure that future is bright and thriving than to get youth involved and engaged in their communities! In addition to United Way, Ms. Saldanha has been involved in a number of charitable organizations, including the Mississauga Summit, Alzheimer’s Society, Credit Valley Hospital Foundation and Free the Children. She is also a member of the DiverseCity 2012 Fellows program.
Ms. Saldanha has her Bachelor of Science – Biology and Psychology from University of Toronto at Mississauga and her Master of Biotechnology from University of Toronto.
Ms. Saldanha was elected to United Way’s Board of Directors in 2012.
Motilall Sarjoo (SARJ) is a long time resident of Brampton, Ontario. He is employed by Chrysler Canada at the Brampton Assembly Plant, home of the Dodge Charger, Dodge Challenger and the Chrysler 300C.
Sarj is a full-time workplace trainer at this facility and from time to time facilitates other programs for the CAW National Union at the Education Centre in Port Elgin, Ontario. He is the President of the Brampton-Mississauga & District Labour Council and Co-Chair of CAW Local 1285 Union in Politics Committee. He is a dedicated volunteer working tirelessly for the betterment of all in our communities, provinces and entire country respectively. He was elected to United Way’s Board of Directors in 2011.
Narendra Shah has held several health service executive roles in hospitals, Ontario government and in regional health system over the past 30 years. He has been recognized for his visionary leadership, team work and customer first focus in transformation of the health care system. He has a reputation for successful execution of major pioneering strategies including leading new organizations and complex regional and provincial initiatives. He is the Chief Operating Officer of the Mississauga Halton LHIN.
He was the executive lead responsible for an innovative Supports for Daily Living program for seniors that received national recognition and the prestigious 3M Health Care Quality Team Award in 2011.
Mr. Shah has a master’s degree in Health Administration from the University of Toronto. He is a member of the Canadian College of Health Leaders and holds a Certified Health Executive designation. He was elected to United Way’s Board of Directors in 2009.
Dale Storey attended the Richard Ivy Business School and graduated with an Honors Degree in Business Administration. He joined General Mills Canada in 1994, and advanced rapidly to Vice President in 2005. He was subsequently promoted to Corporate Officer in 2009. In this capacity, Mr. Storey leads the marketing function and is responsible for the overall commercial success of the $1.3 billion business in Canada. Under his leadership, General Mills has more than doubled sales over the past five years to become the third largest Consumer Packaged Goods business in Canada. Mr. Storey’s responsibilities have been expanded to include global stewardship of the Nature Valley brand, a one billion dollar business, with presence in over 65 countries around the world.
Mr. Storey is the Chair of the United Way of Peel Region's Campaign Cabinet in 2013.
Ms. Trim joined the Region of Peel staff in 2003 and was most recently Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services. She has served in her current role since 2008. In her 29-year career, Ms. Trim has demonstrated financial expertise in a broad range of sectors, including municipal government, health care, pharmaceuticals, banking and consultancy.
Ms. Trim is a graduate of Mount St. Vincent University. She is a chartered accountant and has a Masters Certificate in Municipal Management. She has served as a community volunteer with youth and sport organizations in Caledon, where she currently resides. She was elected to United Way’s Board of Directors in 2007.
Shelley White joined United Way in 2003 as Chief Executive Officer. She has over 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector and is an active leader in our community.
Since joining United Way, Shelley has helped to greatly increase United Way’s profile in our community. She is chair of the Healthy City Stewardship Centre, co-chair of the Peel Newcomer Strategy Group, Mississauga Summit and Peel Poverty Reduction Committee, is a member of Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council and Sheridan College Board of Directors, Fair Share Peel, the Success By 6 Council of Champions, and the Peel Youth Violence Prevention Steering Committee.
Shelley holds a Bachelor of Physical and Health Education degree from Brock University.