Board of Directors

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William (Bill) Walker

Chair

William (Bill) Walker is President/Chief Executive Officer of Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries and was a former Member of Provincial Parliament for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound (2011-2022). His community involvement includes serving as a Board member of the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, and as a Speaker for Make A Wish Foundation.

Port Elgin

Mary Henein-Thorn

Mary Henein Thorn

Vice-Chair

Mary Henein Thorn was formerly employed as a Special Assistant at a Federal Minister's Regional Office and as the CEO of AdSpace Plus. She is a former Constituency Assistant and Candidate for the Ontario PC Party. Prior to her political engagement, Mary has been an entrepreneur, advertising broker and marketing consultant.

Mary was appointed to the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Board of Directors in 2019.

Kitchener

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Andy Blenkarn

Board member

Andy Blenkarn is a Principal and President of Flatrock Holdings inc. which owns and operates two marinas and a construction company on Georgian Bay.

Andy’s community involvement includes having served on the board of Boating Ontario for a number of years and is currently an advisor to the CEO and board. He has also been an active supporter of the West Parry Sound Health Centre and the Georgian Bay Biosphere.

Andy was appointed to the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Board of Directors in 2022.

Pointe au Baril

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Alberta Cefis

Board member

Alberta Cefis is the President of Alcetor Inc. and previously had a long corporate career as a Global Banker. Alberta has held board positions across a wide variety of private, corporate, association, and not-for-profit organizations – including the National Theatre School of Canada; Opera Atelier; Shaw Festival; Visa International; Scotia Bank Mortgage Corporation and Alcemon Ltd.

Alberta was appointed to the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Board of Directors in 2023.

Toronto

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Sherri Haigh

Board Member

Sherri Haigh is the President of Haigh Communications Inc., providing marketing and communications services to a broad range of clients. She previously held senior roles for a range of regulatory, public and private sector organizations. She began her career as a journalist working at various newspapers as a reporter and then city editor.

Sherri was appointed to the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Board of Directors in 2022.

St. Catharines

Rod Jackson

Rod Jackson

Board member

Rod Jackson is currently President at iPi inc. He has formerly served as MPP for Barrie as well as CEO at Barrie Chamber of Commerce. His community involvement includes serving as a director for the McLaren Art Centre.

Rod was appointed to the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Board of Directors in 2019.

Barrie

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Amber Joy Kouvalis

Board member

Amber Joy Kouvalis is the Call Centre Manager for Campaign Support Limited. 

Amber Joy’s volunteer roles include tenure on Boards of Directors, and advocacy on behalf of vulnerable persons, including newcomers to Canada, women facing gender-based violence and discrimination, and women facing barriers to education, social supports, and healthcare.

Amber was appointed to the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Board of Directors in 2022.

Windsor

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Manjit Khaira

Board member

Manjit Khaira is the Director of Finance with Safran Canada, a division of Safran Group (France). Prior to joining Safran, Manjit held various roles in corporations across a number of industries.

Manjit was appointed to the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Board of Directors in 2021.

Brampton

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Donald MacKay

Board member

Donald Mackay is the Owner of Dream Links, and a former Accountant at Deloitte. His community involvement includes serving as a board member and chair for the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital.

Donald was appointed to the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Board of Directors in 2020.

Bracebridge

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Diane Mavrinac-Ross

Board member

Diane Mavrinac-Ross is a Director of Windley Limited. Diane’s community involvement includes overseeing the Jeffery and Diane Ross Foundation which funded the Jeff and Diane Ross Movement Disorders Clinic, supporting capital projects for Salvation Army summer camps in Ontario, and Chair of the Board of the Granite Club. Previous roles include serving as a Director of the Albany Club and the Ontario PC Party.

Diane was appointed to the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Board of Directors in 2023.

Toronto

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Tony Pampena

Board member

Tony Pampena is the Central Market Segment Leader and Tax Partner for EY Toronto. Previously, he was the Central Tax service line market leader for EY. Tony’s community involvement currently includes serving as a board member for Holland Bloorview.

Tony was appointed to the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Board of Directors in 2023.

Toronto

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Moshe Ronen

Board member

Moshe Ronen is a lawyer, international business and strategic advisor, advocate, & community activist.

Moshe’s community involvement includes current and previous volunteer roles with the Build Your Smile Dental Foundation and  the Canadian Jewish Congress.

Moshe was appointed to the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Board of Directors in 2022.

Thornhill

Peter Forsberg

Peter Watts Forsberg

Board member

Peter Watts Forsberg spent 38-years, serving his country in Canada and Europe in the Canadian Armed Forces. Following his retirement in 1995 he became public affairs officer with a defence advocacy.

Peter was appointed to the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Board of Directors in 2020.

Smithville