Chand’s keen entrepreneurial sense, business experiences in accounting and seasoned fundraising expertise addresses a few of the competencies sought in the talent mix for this round of director recruitment. Chand combines his passion for raising awareness about the issues experienced by the Centre’s target populations with his business sense and ability to form partnerships with a variety of organizations. Having led, chaired and supported several fundraising and community-building initiatives for the Gerrard India Bazaar community, Chand has an intimate sense of how fundraising can be a tool for reputation building and for developing institutional partnerships with esteemed organizations in the city of Toronto. Chand’s esteemed skills and experiences will raise the profile of any position at the Centre.
Elena is a seasoned TD Bank executive, having held numerous Financial Services roles with a focus on innovation and transformation to create enhanced and seamless customer and colleague experiences. Elena is passionate about creating strong and resilient communities through her volunteer focus in United Way; TD’s Indigenous committee; LGBTQ2+; and Women in Leadership committees. After immigrating to Canada, Elena settled in Toronto where she lives with her husband and 2 children.
Vinod Sharma brings over 15 years of management experience in accounting, finance, purchasing and operations in the private sector as well as 15 years in social housing. He has served on boards of different Non-Profit organizations for the past 7 years. He has received training in board governance, fundraising and financial management from the Maytree Foundation. He has spearheaded and coordinated new initiatives and the delivery of programs and services to diverse communities including low income seniors and youth.
Vinod holds a Master of Arts in Economics and a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation.
Meezan’s expertise comes from the financial sector, moving into progressively responsible roles in her career journey. She brings an extensive background in sales, national office and operations. Her diverse career experiences and business acumen combined with her collaborative leadership style contributed to her past and current successes and will continue to be key enablers in future roles.
Meezan enjoys formulating strategies to meet business needs, identifying operational issues and seeking product enhancement opportunities to mitigate risks. Her key areas of expertise include transformation strategy, leadership and initiating new projects.
Meezan is deeply committed to community services and brings her entrepreneurial skills in helping people to understand the financial aspects of businesses. Meezan is an entrepreneur, creating new and unique products for people who enjoy pets.
Anu Saigal is an HR Business Partner at TD Bank. She is responsible for leading and driving HR strategy and programs for colleagues in the Delivery & Operations segment under the Technology function. As part of her role she drives Talent strategy, Compensation and Performance management initiatives. In addition to driving key strategic HR programs, Anu’s day-to-day is focused around coaching and consulting senior executive leadership. Anu has a Masters in HR and Labor Relations from Michigan State University. She is based in Toronto and lives with her husband and two kids.
Rahul Bhardwaj brings his expertise in the financial and insurance services as a President & CEO of OM Financial Inc., a financial and insurance services organization, with the intention to support ehcw in securing its finances through fundraising for the benefit of vulnerable community members and to assist in the expansion of its social enterprise.
As an entrepreneur for over 23 years, his special interest lies in bringing financial expertise to the youth leading them into self-sufficiency through understanding of financial savings.
In the capacity as a volunteer, Rahul actively participated in the South Asian Gerrard India Bazar events, drawing the participation of diverse communities. As well, he has been a volunteer for over 20 years with RSSB Meditation Centre Canada. He has moderated for professional licensing to 250 agents, educating brokers to get their licenses to become financial advisors.
Lucy Cardille has gained considerable experience, over the 20 years, at all levels of government while in her different positions as Executive Assistant to City of Vaughan Councillors. She brings her skills and extensive experience with media relations.
Lucy has worked closely with the Vaughan Community Health Centre and Vitanova Foundation. She is familiar with policies in the not for profit sector.
She was an active member of the fundraising committee, annual galas, community events. She currently serves on the Executive of Woodbridge Horticultural Society and a member of the Marco’s Way Foundation for SickKids Hospital.
Angel Huang (she/her) is a Program Evaluator in the Government of Canada, focused on making evidence-informed recommendations to improve programs under the national health portfolio. Before joining the federal public service, Angel served as Associate Vice President of the McMaster Students Union (MSU). Angel graduated summa cum laude from McMaster University and holds a Bachelor of Arts and Science degree with a specialization in Political Science.
An active member of her community, Angel has been the recipient of the Sam Watson Memorial Award for Community Contribution and the Rudy Heinzl Award of Excellence. Angel is deeply committed to building capacity and promoting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in public policies and programs.
Gurkirat Randhawa is driven, highly organized, innovative, and successful public health professional with many years of experience in the health and social services sectors. She is tenacious in building relationships, leading stakeholders to successful outcomes, and formulating well-rounded initiatives and programs.
Currently, she is a Data Supervisor for The Regional Municipality of York in the Social Services Branch, supporting data needs for Ontario Works, Homelessness Community Programs, and Integrated Children Services. Before joining the Region Gurkirat worked with the Ontario Public Service and before that, she worked for a variety of organizations in the community. Her expertise lies in program development/implementation/evaluation, strategic foresight, and project management.
She has also committed thousands of hours to volunteering through numerous community leadership roles, including, Seniors Friendly Visitor; Public Health Student Association; Big Sister Study Buddy; and UBC Wellness Centre Peer Educator. Her commitment and passion are to improve outcomes for populations using health promotion techniques, such as community development and mobilization.
Gurkirat has a Bachelor of Science in Food Nutrition and Health from the University of British Columbia and a Master of Public Health in Social and Behavioral Sciences (Health Promotion) from the University of Toronto.
Lubaina brings expertise in strategic program management as a professional leading large complex business and IT transformations for private and public sector organisations. She currently holds a position as Director, Consulting with Deloitte Canada where she leads client initiatives.
Lubaina also has experience with not for profit boards including a position on the Board of Directors of the The Etobicoke Children’s Center, where she served for five years.
Lubaina has volunteered at a food bank, delivering groceries to families for over ten years. She has helped in fund raising activities for a charity in Kenya in support of providing food for an Arts program for Cancer Kids at the largest hospital in Nairobi.