Paul Huyer had a successful 30-year career in the finance industry, where he retired from the TD Bank Group. His positions at TD included Chief Financial Officer of TD Canada Trust and Ombudsman for Canada. Paul has vast governance experience with non-profit organizations. He is currently an Alumni Governor on the University of Toronto Governing Council, Past Chair of Start2Finish Canada and Treasurer of Coaches Association of Ontario. He has also been on the Boards of Victoria University in the University of Toronto, as Chair, Yorktown Family Services, as President and Triathlon Canada as Secretary. Paul volunteers directly with Shelter Movers and the Start2Finish Running and Reading Program and is an avid competitive triathlete and runner outside of his board work.
Lauren Dade has a Doctorate in Psychology from McGill University and has specialized training in Clinical Neuropsychology and Paediatric Health, Clinical and School Psychology. She applies all of her skills as a Psychologist for the Toronto District School Board. She also enjoys teaching and mentoring others, including teaching and supervising doctoral psychology candidates at the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto.
Tom Moutsatsos is an experienced labour and employment lawyer who joined the board in 2016. Tom is a partner at Hicks Morley LLP. He holds an Hons. BA in history and English from York University and an LLB from Western University.
Jason Pilz is a finance and strategy professional who joined the board in 2016 and is a director in Enterprise Strategy at the Royal Bank of Canada. Jason is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst. He holds an MBA from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and an HBA from the Ivey Business School at Western University.
Kiaunna is a social worker who currently works as the Project Coordinator for the Plug Project at Taibu Community Health Centre in Scarborough—working with Black and racialized students who have come into conflict with the education system through suspension or expulsion. She provides them with wrap-around services, including mental health and academic supports, and access to legal representation. Since March 2020, she’s also been a Site Coordinator for a Community Leadership After School Program for the City of Toronto. Other roles have included Senior Program Leader for Toronto Community Housing and a Racialized Student Collective Coordinator at Ryerson. Kiaunna also volunteers as a Youth Advisor on the Community Youth Action Committee for Toronto Police Services. In all these roles, Kiaunna contributes a strong commitment to addressing anti-Black racism.
Donna Chow is manager of Corporate Education at the Chang School of Continuing Education at Ryerson University. She previously led marketing and communications teams for World Vision, Humber College and TD Bank. She holds an MBA from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and a BA in political science from the University of British Columbia.
Sibel (she/her) brings more than 15 years of experience in public policy, government relations, and advocacy to the board. Currently, she is the Director of Government Relations at the YMCA of Greater Toronto. In this role she leads government relations for YMCAs across Ontario, developing and executing government relations strategic plans in collaboration with CEOs and their senior teams. Previous roles include Director of Public Policy for Children’s Mental Health Ontario; Senior Policy Advisor for the Ministry of Education; Policy Advisor for Right to Play and International Program Manager for World Literacy Canada. Sibel volunteers with Fora’s Girls on Board program, dedicated to placing diverse young women on boards of directors as a coach and steering committee member. She has a Master of Arts, Political Science and International Development and is a graduate of the Maytree Policy School.
Bryan Heal has 15 years of experience in research, quality, and evaluation, including his new role as Social Impact Research Lead for Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment. Previous roles included Manager Research and Evaluation at MLSE; Management Advisory Group, Youth Success Strategy at United Way Toronto; Accreditation Manager at Canadian Centre for Accreditation and several years of independent consulting. At MLSE, he has been involved with research and evaluation related to the MLSE Launch Pad a project in Regent Park that is dedicated to utilizing sport and other programming to advance four Pillars: Healthy Body, Healthy Mind, Ready for School and Ready for Work. He was previously on the Board of Directors of Agincourt Community Services Association where he held several roles including President. Bryan has a Master of Public Health/Health Communications.
William is a Director in RBC Capital Market’s Canadian Debt Capital Markets (DCM) group where he advises large corporations on raising money in the Canadian bond market. William is a seasoned finance professional who has over 20-years of professional experience including advising on public and private equity financings, mergers and acquisitions, and experience in government finance. Additionally, William served for 13-years in the Canadian Forces Army Reserves as an army medic and senior leader. Initially motivated by his personal experience in navigating mental health services for his own children, William joined the board of Aisling Discoveries in 2017 and was subsequently one of the initial board members of Strides Toronto. William is originally from Pickering and now resides in Toronto. His education includes a B.A. and an M.A. in Economics from McMaster and a J.D/M.B.A. from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and Rotman School of Management.
Vidya is currently a Master of Environmental Studies (Urban Planning) student at York University. As part of her studies, she works with Toronto Community Housing to develop a framework, policies, and evaluation of their community gardens. Since 2018, Vidya has worked at Trinity Theatre, a Toronto Board of Education partner, first as a Project Manager and now as Director of Research. In this role, she leads research, asset mapping and needs assessments in five different neighbourhoods (including Malvern) to support youth-led projects. As a Bachelor of Honours, Psychology student, Vidya developed and facilitated mental health workshops for first-year students in Scarborough. This experience introduced her to Strides Toronto services, and she made frequent referrals to the What’s Up Walk-In.
Ragaven has more than 15 years of experience in the Ontario government, working in the areas of housing, health, social assistance, and childcare. His current role is as Director, Canadian Intergovernmental Affairs, Cabinet Office, Ministry of Intergovernmental Affairs. Between 2017-2020, he worked in government in mental health, first in child and youth mental health and then broadening to include adult mental health and social housing. During this time, he was part of the lead agency identification process so, he is familiar with Strides services and our lead agency role. Ragaven grew up in Scarborough and identifies as a member of the Sri Lankan Tamil community. He has an MBA.
Nadia is the executive director of KPMG’s Technology, Media, and Telecom (TMT) group in Toronto with 19 years of experience as an auditor. She has held several leadership roles at KPMG including being a People Leader, the Business Unit Manager and she is currently the Lead for KPMG’s Women’s Interchange Network (WIN). The WIN is an organization that promotes the advancement and retention of women, providing networking opportunities and creating an overall support system for women in audit practice. Enhancing staff performance while building a fully inclusive work environment is one of Nadia’s key strengths. She is passionate about encouraging inclusion, diversity, and equity through her work and personal activities. Volunteer experiences include Board Member at Aisling Discoveries (2011-2014) and Treasurer; Volunteer, Canadian Blood Services; Coach, West Hill Baseball League; Leads TMT’s Women’s Interchange Network. Nadia grew up in Scarborough and went to the University of Toronto, Scarborough Campus. She has a CPA and a Bachelor of Commerce.
Scott Sinclair is a recently retired Financial Services Executive, who has worked in both Canada and the US, most recently for Transamerica Life/AEGON. He is currently the Chair of the Trent University Property and Finance Committee, a member of the Trent University Board of Governors and is on their Audit committee. He is also past President of the board of Aisling Discoveries Child Family Centre and the Aisling Foundation.
Divya is no stranger to Strides Toronto, having served first on the Strides Toronto Foundation Board of Directors (2018-2021) and recently joining our Finance and Audit Committee. Divya has 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. She is the Director, Head of Sales Enablement and Business Management, iShares Canada at Blackrock Asset Management Canada Ltd. Divya is a champion for diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), serving as the Chair of Blackrock’s Women’s Initiative Network from 2015-2020 and recently taking on the role of Canadian DEI lead. Divya has a Bachelor of Commerce degree and Canadian Security Course designation.