Our Board of Directors

Strides Toronto is governed by a community Board of Directors. As a newly merged organization, the Board incorporates equal representation from the legacy organizations, East Metro Youth Services and Aisling Discoveries Child and Family Services. The Board is comprised of individuals who live or work in Toronto and have a commitment to the vision, mission and values of the organization.

Mary Jarrell
Mary Jarrell

Co-Chair

Mary Jarrell is Co-Chair on the Strides Toronto board of directors. She is an Assistant Crown Attorney in the Ministry of the Attorney General. She has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from McGill University and a Doctor of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School. Mary was the Youth Court Lead for the Scarborough courthouse until 2016. She presently works as Ministry of Attorney General counsel at the Ontario Review Board.

Jordan Ross

Co-Chair

Jordan Ross is Strides Toronto’s board co-chair and was first elected to the board of Aisling Discoveries Child and Family Centre in 2012. Jordan works with the ownership group at MandR Holdings. He holds an Hons. BA in philosophy and economics and an LLB from Western University.

Zamin Baqar

Past President

Zamin Baqar was first elected to the Strides Toronto (then Aisling Discoveries) board in 2008. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant and also holds an MBA and a BAs from York University. Zamin is an audit partner at KPMG LLP in Toronto, where he has worked since 1999.

Donna Chow

Board Director

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.

Lauren Dade

Board Secretary

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.

Paul Huyer
Paul Huyer

Vice-President

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 is familiar with EMYS and the Moving on Mental Health plan for Toronto through his six years on the Board of Yorktown Family Services, including two years as Board President. Paul has vast governance experience with non-profit organizations. He is Chair of Start2Finish Canada, past Chair of the Board of Regents of Victoria University and Corporate Secretary for Triathlon Canada.

Paul Koreen
Paul Koreen

Board Director

Paul Koreen is Partner & Chief Operating Officer with KCI, Canada’s largest national consulting firm focused exclusively on the charitable sector. In this role, Paul is responsible for the leadership of KCI’s finance, communications, IT and human resources functions, as well as leading the KCI Executive Team’s collaboration on the strategic growth and development of the firm.

William Lumsden

Board Director

William Lumsden joined the board in 2017. William is a director in Canadian debt capital markets at RBC Capital Markets. He holds a joint JD-MBA from the University of Toronto, and an MA and BA in economics from McMaster University.

Tom Moutsatsos

Board Director

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

Treasurer

Jason Pilz is a finance and strategy professional who joined the board in 2016. 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. He is currently a director in Group Risk Management at the Royal Bank of Canada.

Jen Quinlan
Jen Quinlan

Board Director

Jen Quinlan is the Chief Executive Officer at Flemingdon Health Centre. Jen works to improve the health and wellbeing of communities across FHC’s catchment through strategic partnerships and population health planning. Jen is an advocate for community based primary care in which she has been a leader for over ten years. She is passionate about reducing barriers to those most in need including refugees and those without status. Jen is LEAN certified, trained in the LEADS Leadership framework and certified in Community Health Leadership by Rotman. Jen holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the University of Toronto. Outside of work, Jen enjoys walking her dog and learning to play soccer.

Anthony Scolaro
Anthony Scolaro

Board Director

Anthony Scolaro is Head of Finance at Lending Loop, Canada’s first Peer To Peer Lender. Anthony has a broad range of experiences working for multinationals, NGOs and start-ups and has worked in over 20 countries across the Americas, Africa, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, including extended assignments in China, Lebanon, Uganda, Pakistan, Peru and Germany. Previously, Anthony held the position of Global Director of Finance at Right To Play International and has worked for Deloitte, Fairmont Hotels and Scotiabank Global Wealth Management.

Scott Sinclair
Scott Sinclair

Board Director

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.

Peter Sit
Peter Sit

Board Director

Peter Sit is a retired financial professional with his public service experience with Central LHIN as Controller and corporate experience in the private sector by serving as Director Finance for Canada in CGI. Peter is a Chartered Professional Accountant, CPA and CMA.