Board of Directors

Michael Diamond

Michael Diamond

Chair

Michael Diamond is a small business owner. He is the Founding Principal of Upstream Strategy Group, a Toronto-based firm which specializes in strategic communications, advocacy and grassroots engagement for a wide range of private sector and non-profit clients.

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

Toronto

Gary Bennett

Gary Bennett

Board member

Gary is currently a senior managing partner with Bendale Property Management. From 1994 to 2000, Gary was elected and re-elected as a Mayor of City of Kingston.

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

Kingston

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Melissa Cable-Cibula

Board Member

Melissa is a corporate communications consultant, working with Canadian leaders on advancing business strategy through corporate reputation building, narrative development, speech writing and executive thought leadership. She is Principal/Owner of a freelance consulting firm, and previously served as Vice-President of Corporate Communications at a leading Canadian PR firm. She is an active volunteer in the community and currently volunteers with several local organizations in the Greater Toronto Area.

Toronto

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Maureen Comuzzi

Board member (Leave of absence)

Maureen is a lifelong resident of Thunder Bay and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a Minor in Women’s Studies from Lakehead University. She is currently a Real Estate Broker with Royal LePage Lannon Realty. She is also a Member of the Canadian Italian Business Professionals and the Thunder Bay Real Estate Board.

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

Thunder Bay

Fred Dominelli

Fred Dominelli

Board member

Fred Dominelli has formerly served as a board member for the Committee of Adjustment, Etobicoke York Panel. His community involvement includes serving as President, Vice-President and Director for the Niagara Neighbourhood Association. He is a former board member of the Liberty Village BIA.

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

North York

Tracey Elop

Tracey Elop

Treasurer

Tracy is the Chief Executive Officer of Carizon Family and Community Services. Prior to joining Carizon, Tracy worked as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at KidsAbility Centre for Child Development.

She is a partner in Social Venture Partners Waterloo Region, an organization that works to strengthen non-profits and tackle community-wide social challenges.

Tracy was appointed to the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Board of Directors in 2015.

Waterloo

Chinyere Eni-Mclean

Chinyere Eni-Mclean

Board member

Chinyere Eni-McLean is Vice President Commercial Financial Services at RBC Royal Bank of Canada in Toronto, and has held various roles within personal and commercial banking, including branch, sales, operations, leadership and strategy roles.

Chinyere was appointed to the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Board of Directors in 2015.

Toronto

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Natalka Falcomer

Board Member

Natalka is deeply entrenched in real estate with experience in law, sales, corporate development and management. Natalka is the founder of a commercial leasing law firm and an Executive Vice President of Corporate Development at Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited, Brokerage. She was named Canada's Top 100 Elite Women in Real Estate by the Real Estate Professional Magazine in 2016, 2017 and 2019. Natalka is a Board Member of NAR REACH, an incubator for real estate start-ups, a national Director of the Real Estate Institute of Canada's (REIC) and an advisor to the province’s Job Recovery Task Force.

Greater Toronto Area

Sean Haggerty

Sean Haggerty

Board member

Sean Haggerty is a partner at Deloitte. In this role, he develops and implements growth strategies for Deloitte Canada’s National Audit Practice. He is the Canadian Leader for the Global Capture Program, and the Canadian Audit growth representative for the Americas.

Sean was appointed to the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Board of Directors in 2018.

Burlington

Mary Henein-Thorn

Mary Henein Thorn

Board member

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

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

Maxim Jean-Louis

Maxim Jean-Louis

Board member

Maxim Jean-Louis is President – Chief Executive Officer of Contact North | Contact Nord, Ontario’s Distance Education and Training Network, headquartered in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Prior to arriving at Contact North | Contact Nord in 1996, Maxim worked in senior management roles in student services and marketing for over 15 years at Athabasca University in Alberta, Canada’s open university.

Maxim was appointed to the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Board of Directors in 2015.

Sudbury

Larry Malloy

Larry Malloy

Board member

Larry Malloy brings over 40 years experience in and with governments at the federal, provincial and municipal levels. Prior to retirement, he served as Chief of Staff to the Minister of Foreign Affairs & International Trade, Asia-Pacific Gateways & Vancouver Olympics. Oversight included the role of Ministerial staff in the negotiation of the US-Canada Softwood Lumber Agreement (SLA) and several International Free Trade Agreements including the opening discussions with the European Union.

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Donald MacKay

Board member

Donald Mackay is the Owner of Dream Links, and a former Accountant at Deloitte. He holds an FCPA with extensive Board experience at local, provincial and national levels. 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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Donna Maitland

Board member

Donna Maitland is a bilingual life-long citizen of Northeastern Ontario. She is currently the Executive Director of North Eastern Ontario Tourism and the Founder & CEO of Peridot Solutions. She previously worked for the Ontario Trillium Foundation as a Regional Program Manager.

Her work includes community development, designing responsive programming, and working with the public benefit sector throughout Northeastern Ontario.

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

Corbeil

Stephen Staley

Stephen Staley

Board member

Stephen Staley is a financial services, communications and public policy professional at Scotiabank, based in Toronto. Prior to joining Scotiabank he spent more than seven years working for the Prime Minister of Canada.

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

Toronto

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