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These senior volunteers are passionate about United Way and dedicated to improving lives and strengthening neighbourhoods across Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga.

Judy Burns, Chair
Vice President, Cancer & Diagnostic Services
Grand River Hospital

John Russo, Vice Chair
Partner
Pallett Valo LLP

Michelle Cole, Treasurer
Vice President
AMJ Campbell

Snigdha Malik. Secretary
Branch Manager
Advent Financial Group

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas Dyck
Financial Services Senior Executive
TD Bank Financial Group

Dr. Anil Gupta
Staff Cardiologist, Medical Director, CCU and Clinical Cardiology
Trillium Health Partners

Wayne Halenda
Managing Directer, Structured Credit
CIBC

Mariam Hashmi
Manager, People and Change
KPMG

Chuck Hounsell
Senior Vice President, Payment
TD Bank

Linda Kuga-Pikulin
Retired CEO
PepsiCo Beverages Canada

Shaila Mehta
Partner
Deloitte & Touche LLP

Ian Marshall
Senior Legal Professional

Sadaf Parvaiz
Inclusiveness Consultant
Ernst & Young LLP

Serge Rochette
Vice President, Management
Rogers Communications

Sven Spengemann
Visiting professor and fellow
Glendon School of Public and International Affairs

Motilall Sarjoo
President, Peel Regional Labour Council

Narendra Shah
Principal, Shah & Associates Health Consultants
Senior Associate, Santis Health

Dale Storey
Vice President, Marketing
General Mills Canada Corporation

Jeanie Theoharis
Adjudicator/Liaison Member
Landlord and Tenant Board, Central Region

Joe Vetrone
Vice-President of Integration and Planning
Suncor Energy

Shelley White
President and CEO
United Way of Peel Region

Judy Burns

Acting Vice President, Planning and Regional Programs, Cancer Care Ontario

Judy BurnsJudy 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.

Michelle Cole

 Vice President, AMJ Campbell

Michelle ColeMichelle Cole is a high level strategic business development executive. Between 2007-2013, Ms. Cole was the Senior Vice President Sales with GE Capital. She holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science and Public Administration, a MBA, a Six Sigma Green Belt and is currently pursuing an Executive CMA.

Ms. Cole was Board Chair of United Way of Peel Region in 2009, is a member of the Finance and Audit Committee, and is a founding Board member of the Community Door. Her areas of expertise are business development, financial management, growth strategies,strategic business planning and change leadership. Ms. Cole lives in Caledon.

Ms. Cole was elected to United Way’s Board of Directors in 2013.

Thomas Dyck

Executive Vice President, Branch Banking, TD Canada Trust

Thomas DyckThomas 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.

Dr. Anil Gupta

Staff Cardiologist, Medical Director, CCU and Clinical Cardiology, Trillium Health Partners

Dr. Anil GuptaIn addition to his role at Trillium Health Partners, Dr. Anil Gupta is a lecturer with the UTM Medical School and a partner at the Mississauga Clinical Research Centre. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree and Doctor in Medicine degrees from Dalhousie University and Internal and Cardiology Residency from University of Western Ontario. Dr. Gupta has done extensive research in smoking cessation and cardiac related areas of study. He is actively involved in Board and committee work at Trillium Health Centre, as well as professional and academic organizations. His areas of expertise are public policy, strategic planning, research, and community development. Dr. Gupta lives in Mississauga.

Dr. Gupta was elected to United Way’s Board of Directors in 2013.

Mariam Hashmi

 Manager, People and Change, KPMG

Mariam HashmiMariam Hashmi is the Chair of the Young Leaders Council and a member of the Community Investment Cabinet. Professionally, she is a Manager, People and Change consulting practice with KPMG and course instructor in the Bachelor of Commerce program at Nipissing University. She holds an undergraduate degree in Honours Business Administration and an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario. Ms. Hashmi is a Board member with the Peel Leadership Centre and Mentor with the Ivey Alumni Association. Her areas of expertise are strategic development and planning, program and project management, business and process change management and stakeholder engagement and communication. She lives in Mississauga.

Ms. Hashmi was elected to United Way’s Board of Directors in 2013.

Wayne Halenda

Managing Directer, Structured Credit, CIBC

Wayne HalendaWayne Halenda is Managing Director, Structured Credit with CIBC. He holds an undergraduate degree in Honours Bachelor of Mathematics from University of Waterloo and a Chartered Accountant designation. He is a long term resident of Mississauga. Mr. Halenda's area of expertise is primarily in financial management and strategic planning.

Mr. Halenda was elected to United Way’s Board of Directors in 2013.

Chuck Hounsell

 Senior Vice President, Payment, TD Bank

Chuck Hounsell

Chuck Hounsell is the Senior Vice President of Payment for TD Bank. He has completed Advanced Management programs at Harvard School of Business.

Mr. Hounsell’s history with United Way goes back to 2007, with United Way of London & Essex, where  he served as a Board Member and Campaign Chair. He has also volunteered as a Board Member with London Health Sciences Foundation, YMCA of Western Ontario and the City of London Economic Development Board.

Mr. Hounsell was elected to United Way of Peel Region’s Board of Directors in 2013. He is the 2014 Campaign Chair and brings extensive expertise in strategic planning, innovation and fundraising to this volunteer leadership position. He lives in Mississauga with his family.

Linda Kuga Pikulin

Linda Kuga-PikulinLinda 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

Branch Manager, Advent Financial Group

Snigdha MalikSnigdha 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

Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Shaila MehtaShaila 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.

Sadaf Parvais

Inclusiveness Consultant, Ernst & Young

Sadaf ParvaisSadaf 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

Vice President, Network Operations, Rogers Cablesystems

Serge RochetteSerge 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

Partner, Pallett Valo LLP

John RussoJohn 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.

Motilall Sarjoo

President, Brampton-Mississauga District Labour Council

Motilall Sarjoo 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

Chief Operating Officer, Mississauga-Halton Local Health Integration Network

Narendra ShahNarendra 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.

Sven Spengemann

 Visiting professor and fellow, Glendon School of Public and International Affairs

Sven Spengemann

Sven Spengemann is currently a visiting professor and fellow at the Glendon School of Public and International Affairs. He served with the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (Baghdad) from 2005-2012, most recently as Senior Constitutional Officer. Sven holds a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Toronto (Mississauga), a Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall, an LL.M from the College d’Europe (Belgium), and an LL.M (tuition waiver exercised) and S.J.D. from Harvard Law School. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and an active volunteer with The Compass Food Bank in Mississauga. Sven’s areas of expertise are public policy, law, negotiation, international development, and research. Mr. Spengemann lives in Mississauga.

Mr. Spengemann was elected to United Way’s Board of Directors in 2013.

Dale Storey

Vice President, Marketing, General Mills Canada Corporation

Dale StoreyDale 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.

Jeanie Theoharis

 Adjudicator/Liaison Member, Landlord and Tenant Board, Central Region

Jeanie TheoharisJeanie Theoharis is the Chair of United Way of Peel Region's Community Investment Cabinet.

Ms. Theoharis has extensive experience in conducting hearings including taking into consideration human rights issues, self represented parties and language barriers. She also has experience in litigation related to real estate, contracts, administrative and construction lien matters.

She has also served as Secretary to the Board of Directors at Hellenic Canadian Board of Trade and as a member of the Board of Directors of American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association. Ms. Theoharis holds a LLB degree from University of Toronto, JD from University of New York, and a BA from University of Toronto. She holds membership with the Society of Ontario Adjudicators and regulators, Law Society of Upper Canada, Canadian bar Association, New York State Bar Association, Hellenic Canadian Lawyers Association and Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity.

Ms. Theoharis was elected to United Way’s Board of Directors in 2013.

Joe Vetrone

 Vice-President of Integration and Planning, Suncor Energy

Joe Vetrone is Vice-President of Integration & Planning in the Refining & Marketing business within Suncor Energy. Integration & Planning is focused on supporting the business areas within Refining & Marketing and providing strategic direction on long-term market trends & opportunities.

Mr. Vetrone has served on a number of boards & committees, including Canadian Fuels Association, Clarkson Airshed Industrial Association, Drug & Alcohol Risk Reduction Pilot Program (Alberta), Environmental, Health & Safety & Sustainability Committee of Suncor’s Board of Directors. He is a strong supporter of United Way and particularly passionate about youth programs, and programs for single women & young children. In 2013, Joe will be acting as Suncor’s Ontario Campaign Executive Chair.

He is a graduate from McMaster University & energy studies from Oxford University.

Mr. Vetrone was elected to United Way’s Board of Directors in 2013.

Shelley White

President and CEO, United Way of Peel Region

Shelley WhiteShelley White is the President and Chief Executive Officer with United Way of Peel Region. She holds a Bachelor of Physical and Health Education degree from Brock University and is currently in the Masters of Leadership Studies program at the University of Guelph. Shelley has over 30 years of experience in the non profit sector. She has held executive positions with the YMCA of Greater Toronto and the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Central Ontario Branch.

Shelley is a social change champion and committed to building individual and community resilience. She is an active leader in the Peel community as the Co-Chair of the Peel Newcomer Strategy Group, founding Co-Chair of the Mississauga Summit, a Governor and member of the Executive Committee of the Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, and is a Board member with the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council and Peel Children and Youth Initiative and Vice Chair of the Community Door Board of Directors. In 2012, Shelley received the Queen Diamond Jubilee Medal and Leading Women Building Communities Award.