Maryann Kerr, Board Chair
Maryann Kerr is Founder & Principal of the Medalist Group where she provides strategic counsel to social profit and corporate clients primarily in the areas of strategic planning, philanthropy, organizational development, change management, crisis resolution, team building, marketing and communications, and not-for-profit management and leadership. With operations in Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton and Toronto, Maryann has a comprehensive knowledge of the local and surrounding communities. With thirty years of experience in the philanthropic sector Maryann has served a number of multi-faceted local, provincial, national and international organizations in executive leadership and senior development positions. Maryann was the Founding Executive Director of GCGT and has extensive fund development experience. Her CV can be seen on Linked In at https://ca.linkedin.com/in/kerrmaryann Maryann has an MA in leadership and volunteers on the Board of Directors of Gilda’s Club Greater Toronto. When she isn’t working, Maryann enjoys time with her two teenage daughters, relaxing at the cottage, mentoring, reading and writing.
Kevin Porter, Treasurer, Chairman of Finance
Since 1993, Kevin has been running and managing his own full-time practice as a Chartered Professional Accountant. Delivering reviews for dispute resolution and providing assurance, non-assurance and income tax services.
Craig Smith is the Founder, President, and Broker of Record of Ashlar Urban Realty Inc, a full-service Toronto-based commercial real estate firm. With over 25 years experience in commercial real estate, some of his clients include Canada’s leading entrepreneurs and corporations. In addition to being the former President of NAIOP, Canada’s largest real estate Industry Association, he is also incoming President of National Club and board member of CHC Student Housing.
David is a principal of Daniels Capital Group, Heathwood Homes and Sustainable.TO Architecture & Building. His company, David Versus Goliath Productions produces TV, film and theatre. He is Executive Producer of Acting Up Stage Company—Modern Musicals, a Director of the National Theatre School and Shakespearience Performing Arts, and an Advisor to Crow’s Theatre and AFC Canada’s Entertainment Lifeline. David and his wife Kate Alexander live in Toronto with their two children and a fox in the backyard.
Senior Principal of Fred Levy Professional Corporation. Fred, a Chartered Professional Accountant, brings not only his extensive business and financial expertise to our Board, but also his long time passion and commitment to Gilda’s Club in his critically important role as Co Executive Producer of our It’s Always Something variety show.
For over 30 years, Karen has been representing Buyers and Sellers in both the residential and commercial real estate market. She is also an Accredited Senior Agent, excelling in identifying and transitioning the mature population smoothly and comfortably from where they are to where they want to be. Karen is a very proud wife to Tom, and the mother of 3 children and 2 step-children.
As a lawyer with Cassels Brock, Melissa’s practice focuses on all areas of municipal, planning and environmental law. She has also worked at the Ministry of the Attorney General and while in law school was caseworker with the Community and Legal Aid Services Program.