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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 Linton, 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
Certified Financial Planner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alan Alderton
Senior Industry Recruiter
Edward Jones

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
Senior Vice President, Trading Credit Risk
CIBC

Mariam Hashmi
Manager, Management Consulting
KPMG

Chuck Hounsell
Senior Vice President, Payment
TD Bank

Ian Marshall
Vice President, Commercial & Legal, Bot Construction Group

Sadaf Parvaiz
Associate Director
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

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

Alan Alderton

 Senior Industry Recruiter, Edward JonesAlan Alderton

Alan Alderton spent his childhood/youth in Peel Region before accepting a role with the Canadian Armed Forces in 1985.  He spent time training across Canada and Europe and earned the Special Services Medal for outstanding service to NATO while serving in Germany.  Mr. Alderton retired from the armed forces after 10 years and spent some time working for MacMillan Bloedel on the Queen Charlotte Islands before moving back to the GTA.  He accepted a role with Keith Bagg and Associates in 1998 as a recruitment consultant and, after four years, went out on his own to create a retained executive search firm called Alderton Consulting.  In 2011 he joined Edward Jones Canada and has been responsible for creating a new hiring channel for the firm.

Mr. Alderton is a single father of a 12 year old son named Justin.  He has been involved with The Heart and Stroke Foundation and Canadian Cancer Society and took part in the inaugural Ride to Conquer Cancer.  Mr. Alderton has been involved with the Edward Jones United Way campaign for three years as a committee member, co-chair and chair.

He was elected to the board in 2014.

Judy Linton

Vice President, Planning and Regional Programs, Cancer Care Ontario

Judy Burns

Judy Linton is responsible for the delivery of cancer and diagnostic (laboratory, medical imaging and pharmacy) services at Grand River Hospital in Kitchener.  She is also the Regional Vice President for cancer services for the Waterloo Wellington region. Prior to this role Judy was 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 worked with regional cancer programs to ensure that cancer priorities were implemented.

Ms. Linton 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. Linton is Past Chair of the Board of Directors of ErinoakKids. She was elected to United Way’s Board of Directors in 2011 and served as Chair in 2013/14.

 

Michelle Cole

 Vice President, AMJ Campbell

Michelle Cole

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

Ms. Cole was Board Chair of United Way of Peel Region in 2009, is Treasurer of the Finance and Audit Committee, and is a founding Board member of the Community Door. Her areas of expertise are business development, 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 Dyck

Thomas Dyck is the Executive Vice President, Community Banking at TD Canada Trust. He has a strong foundation in retail banking with over 25 years experience in variety of product, marketing, and distribution roles in both Canada and the United States.

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 Gupta

In 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 Partners, as the Innovation Lead and Inpatient Lead for the Cardiac program. He participates in athletics as a consultant cardiologist to Canada Basketball and volunteer with Tennis Canada. 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, Management Consulting, KPMG

Mariam Hashmi

Mariam Hashmi is the Chair of the Young Leaders Council. Professionally, she is a Manager in the management consulting practice at KPMG, specializing in business transformation and strategic program development.  She is also an instructor at Ryerson University and Nipissing University.

She holds an undergraduate degree in Honours Business Administration and an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. Ms. Hashmi is a board member with the Peel Leadership Centre and serves as a mentor in the Ivey Partnership Program.

In 2013 she received the Emerging Leaders Award from the Ivey Alumni Association, selected from Ivey alumni globally.  She was also the recipient of the KPMG Canada National Community Leader Award in 2013. She lives in Mississauga.

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

Wayne Halenda

Senior Vice President, Trading Credit Risk, CIBC

Wayne Halenda

Wayne Halenda is Managing Director, Structured Credit with CIBC. He obtained an Honours Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo and is a Chartered Professional Accountant. He is a long term resident of Mississauga. Mr. Halenda's area of expertise is primarily in financial risk 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.

 

Snigdha Malik

Certified Financial Planner

Snigdha Malik

Snigdha Malik believes that professional and personal growth is achieved through work life balance.  She lives and breathes her mission and maintains balance in her family life as a Certified Financial Planner, an instructor of Yoga and Cooking and in her various roles throughout the community.

Mrs. Malik is deeply committed and involved in the community as a member of the Board of Directors for the United Way of Peel, a past President of the Business and Professional Women, and a Board member of the Brampton Board of Trade.  She has supported North Park Secondary School’s International Co-op program since its inception in 1996 and her family has established an award to support young women with financial need pursuing post-secondary education. She was elected to United Way’s Board of Directors in 2009.

Ian Marshall

 Vice President, Commercial & Legal, Bot Construction Group

Ian Marshall is a senior legal professional with diverse governance, general counsel and senior management experience in the broader public and private sectors. Mr. Marshall’s steadfast commitment to integrity, trust, respect, and building sustainable relationships and fostering positive outcomes has been the foundation for his work in justice, transportation, healthcare, and infrastructure.

Mr. Marshall is Vice President, Commercial & Legal, with Bot Construction Group, one of eastern Canada’s leading, and Ontario’s largest privately held, heavy civil engineering and construction companies.  He is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School (LL.B.), Trinity College at the University of Toronto (Hon. B.A. in Economics and Environmental Systems), and Pearson College UWC (International Baccalaureate).

 

Sadaf Parvais

Associate Director, Ernst & Young

Sadaf Parvais

Sadaf Parvaiz holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from York University (Canada), a Chartered Professional Accountant designation 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. Externally she is often sought as a speaker or subject matter expert in corporate meetings as well as at forums like the Conference Board of Canada, Diversity Inc., and International Women’s Day events.

She was elected to United Way’s Board of Directors in 2011.

Serge Rochette

Vice President, Network Operations, Rogers Cablesystems

Serge Rochette

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

Partner, Pallett Valo LLP

John Russo

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.  Mr. Russo’s clients include mid-size and large companies across a number of industry sectors, financial institutions, religious and charitable organizations.

Mr. Russo 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, Peel Regional Labour Council

Motilall Sarjoo

Motilall Sarjoo (SARJ) is a long time resident of Brampton, Ontario. He is employed by Chrysler- Fiat Canada at the Brampton Assembly Plant, home of the Dodge Charger, Dodge Challenger and the Chrysler 300C.

Mr. Sarjoo is a full-time Workplace Trainer at this facility and is also a Discussion Leader facilitating other union programs with his Union UNIFOR. As President of the Peel Regional Labour Council, he has taken on many leadership roles as a volunteer in our community to make it a better place to work, live and thrive. He is a dedicated individual, working tirelessly on many social justice campaigns, advocating for a better society for all people not only in the Peel Region, but in the Province and entire country respectively.  He was first elected to United Way of Peel Cabinet Investment Board in 2008, and to United Way of Peel Board of Directors in 2011.  In 2013 Mr. Sarjoo was elected to the Board of Directors of United Way of Canada Centraide.

Mr. Sarjoo has received many community awards for volunteering and for his recognition of his outstanding contribution to labour justice.

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.

 

Jeanie Theoharis

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

Jeanie Theoharis

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 has been an ex-officio member of the board by way of her position on the Community Investment Cabinet since 2013, and was officially elected to United Way’s Board of Directors in 2014.

Joe Vetrone

 Vice-President of Integration and Planning, Suncor Energy

Joseph Anthony Vetrone Started with Petro-Canada in research & development and during his 25-year career, has held a number of positions in product development, marketing, refinery operations, strategic planning, business development & environment, health & safety.  

He has served on a number of boards & committees, including Canadian Fuels Association, Clarkson Airshed Industrial Association, Drug & Alcohol Risk Reduction Pilot Program (Alberta) and the Environment, Health & Safety & Sustainability Committee of Suncor’s Board of Directors. In 2013, he was selected to the United Way Peel Region Board of Directors.

Mr. Vetrone is a graduate from McMaster University & completed 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 White

Shelley 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 a Masters of Leadership Studies program from the University of Guelph.   Shelley has 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.

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, a Govenor 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, Peel Poverty Reduction Strategy 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 awards.   She lives in Peel Region with her husband Gord.