Board of Directors

Kim Warburton

Board Member, Member of the Strategic & Risk Management Committee

Kim Warburton is a strategic communications and public affairs executive with extensive, broad experience building corporate reputation and brand, stakeholder relationships, and employee engagement.  She has held senior global and national positions in the multinational, financial, telecommunications and advertising sectors, including roles with TD Bank Group, GE and Bell Canada. She has worked in the Ontario government focusing on workforce skills and economic development. Kim is a respected leader and trusted advisor known for managing complexity, coaching to unlock potential, and creating initiatives that inspire and motivate. She is currently an independent strategic communications advisor. Kim is an inclusive community builder.  She is passionate about “joining the dots” to build perspective and create meaningful outcomes. Her interests include navigating the changing nature of work, economic participation and opportunity, and life-long learning. She recently served as Chair and Director of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and is a Director of Actua, a national organization engaging youth in STEM to build employability skills and confidence.  She has also served as advisor on Mississauga’s Economic Development Advisory Board, and as Chair and Director of the Trillium Health Partners Hospital Foundation.

Ana Nunes

ICD.D, CFA, FCIA, FSA

Board Member, Vice-Chair of the Strategic & Risk Management Committee

Ana Nunes brings more than 20 years’ experience as a senior executive in the retirement savings industry. She held various leadership roles during her 10+ years at OMERS, including Senior Vice President of Plan Risk, Senior Vice President of Pension Services, and President of OMERS Investment Management. During her consulting career at Mercer, she advised clients on the full spectrum of pension plan issues. Ana is a strategic thinker who is known for deep analytical skills and an ability to clearly communicate key issues. She has led multiple strategic initiatives that grew assets under management by over $2 billion. She brings extensive experience supporting Boards with the oversight of risk management, pension funding, large-scale administration operations and cybersecurity. Ana is currently Chair of the Board of Trustees of the MoveUp/ICBC Pension Plan. She has been a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the Benefits and Pensions Monitor and has volunteered her time to various charitable causes through the years. In addition to being a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries and Society of Actuaries, Ana is a CFA charterholder and holds the ICD.D designation.

Megan MacRae

M.I.R.

Board Member, Vice-Chair of the Human Resources & Compensation Committee

Megan MacRae is the Executive Director of Human Resources at the TTC. As a member of the TTC Executive Team she oversees the provision of all Human Resources services throughout the Organization. Megan began her labour relations career in the Canadian airline industry and moved towards public transit first at GO Transit before joining the TTC in 2008. In her time at the TTC, Megan has held a variety of positions, including Employee Relations Consultant, Director of Compensation Services and Director of Employee Relations, and has led multiple rounds of collective bargaining. Megan has been a Board member on the TTC Pension Plan since 2013 where she serves on the Governance Committee as well as the Investment Committee. Megan has contributed as a Board member previously with the Ontario Municipal Human Resources Association as well as Big Brothers and Sisters of Ajax Pickering. Megan has her undergraduate degree in Industrial Relations from McGill University and her Masters in Industrial Relations and Human Resources Management from Queens University and holds an advanced certificate in trust management.

Lawrence Eta

eMBA, MM, BSc

Board Member, Vice-Chair of the Finance & Audit Committee

Lawrence Eta is the Chief Technology Officer for the City of Toronto.  As a transformative leader and business partner, he provides vision, strategy and execution to modernize and deliver innovative technology solutions to enhance the customer service experience. Over the span of his 20+ career Lawrence has been involved in a wide range of technology industries, holding various senior leadership positions including, Global Director of Customer Success within the Internet of Things (IOT) sector, Vice President of Technical Architecture and Director of Business Technology Solutions for an international business process outsourcing organization and Director of Information Services for one of Canada's top 60 pension and benefits plans. Lawrence holds an Executive MBA from Lansbridge University, Master of Management from American Sentinel University, and Bachelor of Science in Technology Management from Staffordshire University. Lawrence is a TEDX speaker and member of Coalition of Innovation Leaders against Racism (CILAR). He is a passionate advocate of diversity and inclusion and creating equity and prosperity for communities. He has served on not for profit committees and boards including Canadian Cancer Society (BC and Yukon Division), Langley Hospice and Arizona Children's Association. 

Melissa Qi

LLM, MFAc

Board Member, Member of Governance & Nominating Committee

Melissa Qi is an experienced professional specializing in risk, governance, policy, strategy and project management. With close to a decade of experience in the public sector, she has worked for the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, City of Markham, Region of York, Ontario Energy Board, and currently the City of Brampton. Melissa has advised elected officials and senior leaders on dozens of Boards and Committees. Melissa is a member of York Regional Police's Community Liaison Committee, and has served on York University's Graduate Students Council and the Community Safety Council.

Tracey Taylor-O’Reilly

MASc, BA, C.Dir

Board Member, Chair of the Human Resources & Compensation Committee

Tracey Taylor-O’Reilly brings over two decades of executive experience within the university sector, in addition to government, NGO and consulting experience. Ms. Taylor-O’Reilly is currently Assistant Vice-President at York University and is the founding chief executive of the School of Continuing Studies. Serving a global market, the school provides workforce development support to organizations, skills development for individuals, and is home to North America’s largest and most respected university English Language Institute. In addition to education experience she brings provincial and municipal government relations, marketing, and public relations experience. Prior to York University, Ms. Taylor-O’Reilly served in leadership and teaching roles at McMaster University. She has served as a director and as President of the Canadian Association for University Continuing Education.

Vase Sarmah

B.Tech (IT), Executive MBA

Secretary, Chair of the Governance & Nominating Committee

With a vast experience in the Technology sector of the corporate world, Vase’s specialty lies in Service Delivery through Technology Management for Global Operations. She currently leads Operational Support Strategy and Optimization for Lifion with a focus to drive global operational expansion for improved strategic positioning and better customer service. Throughout her career, Vase has worked for many Fortune 500 companies around the globe helping them make the best use of technology to solve business problems thus promoting growth. She is the Regional Director for iWIN (International Women’s Inclusion Network) Canada, a Business Resource Group for corporate women in her company. She uses this capacity to promote a culture of empowering women ‘to sit at the table’. She believes the world needs more women in leadership roles.

Paulo Salomao

MBA. MASc, B.Eng.

Board Member, Chair of the Strategic & Risk Management Committee

Paulo Salomao has 15+ years of consulting and executive experience across strategy, operations, technology, and investments. He is currently a Managing Director at Accenture, where he focuses on helping organizations unlock business value through technology. Before Accenture, Mr. Salomao worked at OMERS, where he was a member of the senior executive team between 2014 and 2016. Prior to OMERS, Mr. Salomao held executive roles at both Manulife and Aimia, and also spent five years at McKinsey & Company. Mr. Salomao holds a B.Eng. in Control and Automation Engineering from UNICAMP (Brazil), an M.A.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Toronto and an M.B.A. from the Rotman School of Management, all with distinction. Mr. Salomao immigrated to Canada from Brazil in 2004. Outside of work, Mr. Salomao is member of the Marketing Advisory Committee for the B.Com. Program at Humber College and a member of the Pension Policy Council at the C.D. Howe Institute.

Theresa Mutlak

BA, CPA, CMA, C.Dir.

Treasurer, Chair of the Finance & Audit Committee

Theresa Mutlak most recently served as Treasurer & Director, Financial Systems at LCBO. With over 30+ years of experience as a senior finance executive, she has a deep understanding and expertise in financial reporting, budgeting, treasury, compliance and corporate governance. She has a proven track record of mentoring future leaders, executing strategy, leading change, and empowering teams. Ms. Mutlak has a BA, Commerce and Economics from the University of Toronto, is a CPA, CMA and was granted C.Dir. designation by The Directors College from the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University. She is a member of the Association of Financial Professionals and Canadian Treasurers Association. Ms. Mutlak is passionate about the ability of the non-profit sector to change lives, secure economic opportunities and ensure healthy communities. She has taken on several volunteer positions over the years, including a role at Woman’s College Hospital in the Experience Advisory Program and as Director on a community led non-profit organization (WLPCA).

Aneesa Mohammed

BA

Board Member, Vice-Chair of the Governance & Nominating Committee

Aneesa Mohammed brings over 16 years of experience in the Ontario Public Service and specializes in policy development, intergovernmental relations, issues and stakeholder management.  She has worked in a variety of senior government roles, including advising provincial Cabinet Ministers at the Ministries of Education, Economic Development and Trade and Community and Social Services. Aneesa has developed public policy and has significant experience and understanding of the inner workings of government. She is currently with the Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade where she provides expertise and leadership on government decision making, policy development and is the intergovernmental relations lead for the ministry with federal, provincial and territorial counterparts. She has also held leadership roles within executive offices at Cabinet Office and the Ministries of Government and Consumer Services and Municipal Affairs and Housing. Aneesa holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Windsor. Outside of work, Aneesa loves to spend time with her husband and young son.

Epsit Jajal

MBA, CPA, CMA

Vice-Chair of the Board, Member of Governance & Nominating Committee

Epsit Jajal brings 20+ years of senior leadership experience from a range of industries including banking, consulting services, insurance, mining, construction, telecom, high tech, retail, software, energy, and the public sector. Mr. Jajal specializes in implementing organizational transformation initiatives that help dramatically improve organizational profitability and enterprise value through the use of innovative and strategically important technology-based solutions. His areas of expertise include leading global teams responsible for technology, finance, professional services, and business operations. Combined with his globally recognized academic credentials in business (MBA from Western University’s Ivey School of Business), finance (CPA, CMA) and outsourcing certification (University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Business), Mr. Jajal provides insightful perspectives to Achēv that help the management team improve its operational effectiveness.

Andrew Gall

FCPA, FCMA, MBA, C. Dir, A.C.C, CM&AI

Chair of the Board

Andrew Gall is the Chief Financial Officer of Toronto Artscape Inc. and related entities. As a dynamic and collaborative financial strategist, he leads Artscape’s financial and IT systems. Andrew has 20+ years of experience in mergers, change management, finance, business development, strategy, risk, governance, IT, and HR. He was previously the CEO of Ontario Pharmacists Association, VP of Finance and Administration at Health Shared Services Ontario, and held senior executive roles at the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario, and companies in the pharmaceutical, construction and not-for-profit healthcare industries. Andrew holds an Executive MBA from University of Toronto, an Honours BBA from Wilfrid Laurier University, and he is a Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant (FCPA, FCMA), Chartered Director (C. Dir.). He is also Audit Committee Certified (A.C.C.) and has earned the Certified M&A Integration credential. Andrew also serves as a director of a registered healthcare charity, a not-for-profit professional organization, and other commercial and residential condominium corporations.

Non-Director Committee Members

Ruth Woods

Non-Director Committee Member of Human Resources and Compensation Committee

Ruth Woods has more than 35 years executive experience in professional services management, investment banking and consulting. She is the Chief Operating Officer of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, where she is responsible for Finance, IT, HR, Facilities and Administration. Prior to Osler she was a founding partner of Hugessen Consulting Inc, Senior Vice President; Global Head of Human Resources at Scotia Capital; and a Founding Director of Women in Capital Markets.  Ruth is currently on the board of Scarborough Health Network and has served on the Bishop Strachan School and Royal St. George’s College Boards of Governors as Vice-Chair and Chair respectively, and on the board of Kinross Gold Corp. Ruth graduated from the University of Toronto with a Masters of Business Administration, and from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Mathematics.

Marlon Blake

MBA, CPA, FCCA

Non-Director Member of Finance and Audit Committee

Marlon Blake has over 15 years of experience working in senior-level leadership roles in the not-for-profit, consulting, and financial services industries. He is currently the Director, Finance at ICES, responsible for providing financial and operational leadership, accounting expertise and guidance to the organization. Before ICES, Marlon was the Director of Finance at ACT, where he provided strategic leadership and vision for the financial functions of the organization. He also worked in senior roles at Optimal Growth Consulting, Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan, and the Government of Bermuda. He has strong leadership experience in financial reporting, strategic planning, analytics, project management, process automation, governance, risk, IT, mentoring and coaching people. Marlon holds a Master of Business Administration from Oxford Brookes University, CPA, CGA designation from CPA Ontario, and he is a Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant.

Andrea Swinton

Non-Director Committee Member of Strategic and Risk Management Committee

Andrea Swinton is a not-for-profit CEO known for leading at the national and provincial levels, bringing a business focus to charities and building platforms that have doubled revenue in three years.She serves on the board of directors for Hazel Burns Hospice and Endeavour Consulting for Non-Profits and is the Chair of their respective Governance and Fundraising Committees.  She’s also been a panelist at a global health symposium held in Vienna, Austria, workshop moderator, conference speaker, and acted as a spokesperson in the national media. Prior to transitioning to the not-for-profit sector, she worked in brand marketing for Canada’s leading loyalty program, and in direct marketing for a national home and auto insurance firm. A graduate of Queen’s University, Andrea holds a B.A. in Sociology and is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE).

Lenna Bradburn

MPA

Non-Director Member of Human Resources & Compensation Committee

Lenna Bradburn has over 25 years of executive leadership experience, primarily in the public sector. She has held executive positions at the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, Toronto Community Housing Corporation, City of Toronto, Borealis Infrastructure, and Ombudsman Ontario. Ms. Bradburn also had the privilege of being Canada’s first female police chief in Guelph, ON in 1994. Throughout her career, Ms. Bradburn has had a passion for organizational transformation leading her to become a skilled change agent focusing on strategy, innovation, people, processes and systems. Today, Ms. Bradburn is an independent consultant providing a range of consulting services to clients.

Jay Adhvaryu

CPA, CMA

Non-Director Member of Finance and Audit Committee

Jay Adhvaryu is a dynamic high energy, results oriented senior finance professional with extensive experience in finance and accounting management roles. Mr. Adhvaryu is currently the Director of Finance at Match Marketing. Prior to this role, Mr. Adhvaryu held senior management roles with Shred-it/Stericycle Inc., Aimia Inc., Rogers Communications Inc., SSP Canada Food Services Inc., Oakville Toyota, among others. Mr. Adhvaryu is recognized as a leader and an exceptional people manager who is a skilled communicator that inspires and motivates teams to move business ahead and achieve desired results by working with leadership teams and collaborating effectively across the organization.

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