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Board of Directors

Doug Harris

President

General Counsel, Director of Policy and Market Regulation and Secretary to the Commission at Nova Scotia Securities Commission. As General Counsel to the Commission, Doug provides senior legal support and advisory services on a broad range of operational, legal and policy initiatives to the Chair, Commission members, Executive Director and staff. As Secretary to the Commission, he is responsible for the creation, maintenance and security of the Commission’s hearing system and Commission meetings.

As Director of Policy and Market Regulation, Doug is responsible for the supervision and management of the registration, compliance, investor education and communications staff and functions of the Commission as well as the development, implementation and oversight of the Commission’s policy and legislative initiatives.

Will Shaw

Board Secretary

Will Shaw is a Partner and Co-Leader of Fasken’s Start-Up & Emerging Company Services group in Toronto. Will advises on a broad range of participants in the technology sector, including early-stage companies, growth-stage companies, angel investors, strategic investors and institutional investors. Will maintains a broad corporate practice with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, securities law and corporate commercial matters.

Will assists high growth businesses throughout their lifecycle, including corporate governance, commercial contracting, financings and exits. He also advises venture capital firms and corporate investors looking to establish strategic partnerships with innovative start-up companies in Ontario.
As Director of Policy and Market Regulation, Doug is responsible for the supervision and management of the registration, compliance, investor education and communications staff and functions of the Commission as well as the development, implementation and oversight of the Commission’s policy and legislative initiatives.

Tamara Wisdom

Tamara works for one of the largest telco’s in the country, with over 20 years work experience in Negotiation, Dispute Resolution, Customer Relationship Management, and Expert Witness training. She works currently as a Legal and Privacy Affairs Support Specialist within the Bell Canada Executive Offices.

As a mental health champion, advocate and volunteer, Tamara’s expertise and experience has led her to the role as the Women’s Advocate for UNIFOR Local 6006. For the last 5 years, Tamara has worked closely alongside Bell Community Affairs initiatives including Bell Let’s Talk, Backpacks for Kids, and Comfort Care Campaigns, where she has also served as the event prime for the annual Mental Health Awareness Week and Employee Giving Campaigns arranged for over 700 employees in the Scarborough area. In addition to this, Tamara has been a YouthLink volunteer for the last 5 years, which led to her involvement as a board member, Golf Fore Youth committee member, and Community Investment committee member.

Certified in Workplace Mental Health (McGill University) and Strategic Public Relations ( University of Toronto), it is her hope to work towards ending the stigma which comes with mental health concerns, educate and support her community, and work towards giving a voice to the young people in need within Scarborough and surrounding areas.

Dianne Weatherby

Dianne is the Senior Corporate Events Specialist in the Public Affairs department of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada. She is responsible for the overall management and execution of high-profile corporate events across Canada. She has been Chair of the United Way Workplace Campaign for 20 years, and is a Pride at Work Ambassador.

Dianne is an active volunteer who has served as President of her community tennis club since 2006. She has also served on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Tennis Association since 2012. In 2020, she stepped down from the Board of Directors of the Scarborough Tennis Federation after 14 years of serving in various capacities, including President and Past President. She has been a member of the City of Toronto Tennis Liaison Committee since 2014.

On her downtime, Dianne enjoys playing recreational and competitive tennis, as well as taking long nature walks with her husband of 30 years.

Lori Seeton

Vice-President
Lori is a strategic leader with proven ability to build mutually beneficial partnerships and relationships internally and externally. Known for effectively leading large-scale strategic initiatives in hospital and community care. Lori is focussed on removing barriers to achieve results. Master of Health Administration.

Michael J. Cooksey

Retired BMO Banking Executive, board member Centennial College, board member YouthLink, board member Toronto Scout Foundation, father, husband and grandfather.

Sanjeev Agarwal

Treasurer
Proven agent of change through championing and leading various enterprise wide initiatives. Can work at both the strategic and the operational level. Sanjeev has the ability to build strong teams/coalitions for a common purpose. By having a variety of different work experiences, he can bring a unique perspective to the workplace. Sanjeev’s important skills include Business Planning, Enterprise Risk Management, Information Technology, Internal Audit, Operational Risk Management, Project Management Risk Management, Sarbanes Oxley (SOX), and Strategy

Eamonn Wall

KPMG

Alisha Tharani

Alisha brings with her a wealth of experience in stakeholder and government relations in the healthcare system. Alisha is currently the Executive Director for the Mental Health Partners, a partnership between Ontario’s four stand alone mental health centres (CAMH, Waypoint, Ontario Shores and the Royal). Prior to that, Alisha held senior roles at the Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation (CABHI) at Baycrest Health Sciences, and the Toronto Academic Health Sciences Network (TAHSN), where her focus was on seeding and overseeing collaborative initiatives, and establishing strong relationships with government and other key partners across the health sector. Alisha holds a Masters Degree in Health Administration from the University of Ottawa Telfer School of Management, and is an Adjunct Faculty Member at the University of Toronto Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation.

Shamshad Bee

Shamshad is a lawyer with over a decade of experience in the child welfare sector. In this capacity, she became well-acquainted with the vital role that YouthLink plays in the lives of the youth that they serve. Prior to this, she worked at a national law firm where she specialized in civil and commercial litigation. Shamshad also holds a M.A. degree in Ethnic, Immigration and Pluralism Studies from U of T and has over 5 years experience serving on the Board of another community-based, non-profit organization. She was born and raised in Scarborough and now lives there with her family.

Nathan Ram

Ram Nathan is a leader who delivers transformative change. Whether it is through managing large scale programs or through building Project Management Offices from the ground up. I am able to drive change and implement solutions that leave a lasting impact by building strategic partnerships, securing buy-in from stakeholders and optimizing processes. He is a leader who is passionate about empowering his team, aligning their own professional goals with that of the business and its growth objectives. Ram seeks to leverage his governance experience, program management mindset, and my leadership skills to provide a valuable perspective to an organization’s board of directors. My goal is to establish a clear vision and strategic business plan to support a business’ growth ambitions.

Throughout his 15+ years of experience in executive leadership and program management, he has developed a proficiency in the following areas:
▪ Risk & Control Management
▪ Strategic Enterprise Planning
▪ Governance & Oversight
▪ Program Management
▪ People Management
▪ Framework Development
▪ Organizational Change Management
▪ Process Design & Optimization
▪ Executive Stakeholder Management
▪ RFP Development & Vendor Selection
▪ PM Methodology Development
▪ Business Case Development
▪ Current State Assessments
▪ Target Operating Model
▪ PMO Development
▪ KPI Development and Reporting
▪ Remediation Strategy Design
▪ Operational Transition

Steven Chuang

Steven Chuang is a non-profit leader, a community builder, a creative city researcher, and a postsecondary professor. He brings a multi-dimensional and cross-disciplinary career history that elevates mission-driven organizations. He is a firm believer of developing strong, resilient, and creative urban communities that harness the power of civic engagement, empowerment and self-determination.

Steven’s professional roots lie in higher education where he has supported thousands of young adults transition to the next phase of their life journeys and to achieve their professional, scholastic and career goals. Following a successful career as a Dean’s Teaching Fellow and professor in the area of strategic management, marketing, and urban planning, he extended his work in the non-profit sector where he leads community organization in the areas of children, youth and families services. He focuses on the collaborative success of stakeholders — whether it be students, young adults, teams, community organizations, or for-profit partners.

Having led community programs in Downtown East Toronto, Steven is a champion of evidence-informed strategic planning and service delivery models based on the Social Determinants of Health. His work deeply focuses on publicly-funded institution operational excellence through the lens of equity, diversity and inclusion to ensure that everyone, regardless of their upbringing, would have equal opportunities and life outcomes through early intervention.

Armed with over a decade of experience working in multi-departmental and multi-funded institutions, he has a deep appreciation and knowledge of organizational and reporting structures, including regulated unionized environments. He has a proven track record of translating complex strategic objectives into actionable results, in alignment with funders, institutions, governments, and accreditation mandates.Participation in mediation and alternative dispute resolution mechanisms.

Chilton Ng

Chilton is a banking professional at RBC with over 11 years of experience in front line sales, people management, and national leadership. His areas of specialization include retail banking, commercial banking, enterprise analytics, and strategy/operations. In his current role, Chilton is responsible for professional relationship management and providing financial advice to mid-market commercial businesses.

He has over 8 years of experience in not-for-profit governance. Chilton is the past-president of Youthlink, an accredited youth mental health centre in Scarborough that provides learning, counselling, and housing services to over 5000 youth and their families per year. Chilton has served on committees in governance, finance, and fundraising. His expertise and areas of interest include board effectiveness, outcome based decision-making, and cooperative governance.

Chilton holds a BASc in Industrial Engineering from the University of Toronto and MBA from the Rotman School of Management. He is also a PMI certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, our What’s Up Walk-In services are now being offered online through video-conferencing. We know this is a stressful time for everyone, and we want you to be able to continue to access our counsellors and clinicians in a safe and secure way so we are now offering you online video-conferencing counselling and support.

 

Our E-Counselling What’s Up Walk-In service will be open Monday – Friday until further notice. If you would be interested in booking one of our daily video-conferencing appointments for a counselling or support session with a clinician, call 416-967-1773 extension 222 and you will be connected to our Intake department. E-Counselling and support is also available for many of our other programs. Intake staff can provide you with more information if you are interested.

 

Although many of our staff are temporarily working off-site, all of our housing and residential programs continue to operate as usual.