Kevin Porter, CPA, CA
Chair of Board
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.
Randi L. 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.
Sheldon Hotzwik, CPA, CA
Sheldon, is a licenced CPA, CA, and works as an Associate in the Corporate Restructuring practice of Alvarez & Marsal. Previously, he worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, in both their Restructuring, and Corporate Tax practices. In his work, he advises upon the strategic business transformation of his clients operational and financial positions. He completed his Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree at Wilfrid Laurier University. He’s been on the board of Gilda’s Club Greater Toronto since October, 2019.
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.
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.
Kara is the Executive Vice President of People & Culture at Canada Goose and joined the board of Gilda’s Club Greater Toronto in October of 2019. Since attending the University of Western Ontario in London where she received a bachelor of science degree, Kara has worked as the Director of Human Resources for Indigo Books and Music and Red Bull Canada. In her current role, Kara focuses on embedding Canada Goose's values based culture through employee engagement and experience during a period of tremendous growth.
Stephanie is the Director of Business Development at Trivest Partners L.P. With 9 years of experience working in financial institutions, she was the Director of Business Development at CIBC Commercial Banking, generating additional business, including trade finance and corporate solutions. She was also selected to be part of the CIBC Inclusion and Diversity Committee.
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.
Kelly West is an experienced leader in the developmental services sector and is currently the Regional Executive Director at Kerry’s Place Autism Services where she has effectively lead the strategic direction of an organization while enhancing the lives of individuals, their families and the community. She has served on the Gilda’s Club Greater Toronto’s board since October, 2019. She holds a B.Soc.Sc. with a concentration in Criminology from the University of Ottawa, Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work (MSW) from York University and Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA). Previous community involvement includes Children’s Aid Society of Peel, Elizabeth Fry Society and the Special Olympics. Kelly is currently a member of the Board of Directors with Breakaway Addiction Services.