Kevin Porter, CPA, CA - Board Chair
Since 1993, Kevin has been running and managing his own full-time practice as a Chartered Professional Accountant. With his extensive expertise in U.S and Canadian taxes, Kevin has been delivering reviews for dispute resolution and providing assurance, non-assurance and income tax services to a wide variety of clients for 26 years.
Maryann Kerr - Past Board Chair
With over 30 years of experience in the philanthropic sector Maryann has served a number of multi-faceted local, provincial and national organizations in executive leadership and senior philanthropic positions. Maryann is Founder & CEO of the Medalist Group, a boutique organizational development and philanthropy firm. Maryann was the Founding Executive Director of GCGT and has extensive fund development experience. She was on the Board of Directors of Big Sisters of Toronto, where she volunteered for nine years and the Board of the Toronto Zoo Foundation for three years. Maryann volunteered with AFP Toronto Congress committee, as Chair of the AFP National Philanthropy Day Awards luncheon for two years and on the Board of AFPGH. Her passion is to create joyful workplaces that embrace a culture that is diverse, equitable and philanthropic.
Tony Cimino holds the position of Senior Vice President, Total Rewards as a member of the Human Resources leadership team for Rogers Communications. He works closely with senior leaders providing advice, guidance and direction on all HR program related matters. He also works alongside the Chief Human Resources Officer to make recommendations to the Board relating to executive and non-executive compensation, benefits and wealth accumulation program initiatives. Tony sits on a number of vendor client advisory boards, offering advice to these service providers on their direction and strategy. Outside of work, he supports numerous charities and community events.
Neil is currently a Consultant at LEVEL5 Strategy Group, a boutique management consulting firm that specializes in strategy and organizational transformation. Prior to joining LEVEL5, Neil completed his Bachelor of Commerce from the Smith School of Business at Queen's University, during which time he had internships in technology and accounting. Outside of work, Neil enjoys spending time volunteering and is passionate about giving back to the community.
Randi Hampson, B.A., L.L.B.
Randi holds two bachelor degrees in Law and Philosophy. She has been working as a family lawyer under her law firm named Randi L. Hampson, Barrister and Solicitor since 1998. Randi has 23 years of experience as a Collaborative, Family and Litigation Lawyer, providing lead advice and expertise on marriage contracts, separation agreements, custody access, child & spousal support.
Robert is currently working as a business broker at Sunbelt Canada, the largest business brokerage network in the world. Robert’s job includes helping owners of privately held companies prepare, value, market, and ultimately sell their businesses. Robert demonstrates strong leadership skills, dealing with difficult situations with patience and the highest level of integrity, focusing on providing value to customers.
Gurmeet Judge, CPA, BSC
Gurmeet is the President and CEO of Encompass Business Technologies, a firm that provides IT Solutions to companies in the Greater Toronto Area. Gurmeet has developed expertise and experience in Strategic IT Consulting, co-managing IT Services, IT Outsourcing Services, Cloud Service and IT Project Services. He is an exceptional technical talent with an understanding of the importance of sales and marketing required to maintain and grow business.
Stephanie is a business operations specialist and strategic leader, who has extensive experience in leading resources through complex projects and aligning business objectives. She is an expert in resource management and project prioritization, delivering high-quality processes that align with business objectives. She is a motivational leader who provides extensive training and development to create high-performing teams. Stephanie has been working at IBM Canada for 23 years and has been a proactive member of IBM’s volunteer team.
Stephanie is the Director of Business Development at CIBC Commercial Banking, with 9 years of experience working in financial institutions. Stephanie Works closely with other areas of CIBC, generating additional business, including trade finance and corporate solutions. She was also selected to be part of the CIBC Inclusion and Diversity Committee.
Craig Smith is the Executive Vice President of Cushman & Wakefield Toronto, formerly the Founder, President and Broker of Record of Ashlar Urban. With almost 30 years of experience in commercial sales and leasing, he is one of the industry’s top producers and innovators. His success ranges from entrepreneurial target acquisitions to institutional portfolio dispositions. Craig led the repositioning of Toronto’s historic and character buildings in the downtown core. Craig previously served as general manager and senior V.P. for Knowlton Realty and Torode Realty. Craig’s market relationships include Canada’s leading entrepreneurs and corporations, as well as various levels of government. Craig holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Ontario.
Liam is the General Manager of The Sandbox Marketing Agency. In his role, he has been tasked with leading the agency’s culture and driving business development, client satisfaction and growth. He also oversees the agency’s American Express and Union Gas accounts. Liam joined Sandbox from DDB Canada, where he was most recently VP and business unit director, leading CRM work with clients including Volkswagen, Samsung, Kraft and Scotiabank. He also brings experience from senior roles at Venture Communications and The Marketing Store.