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Council Members

TRIEC is truly a multi-stakeholder collaboration. Never before have organizations from so many sectors come together on the issue of immigrants entering the labour market. The representation on TRIEC and the participants in the programs that have been launched clearly show that this is an issue that speaks to all cross-sections of society and industry.

Council membership is organizational, and is comprised of members representing various groups: employers, immigrants, labour, occupational regulatory bodies, post-secondary institutions, assessment service providers, community organizations, and all three levels of government.

* denotes member of TRIEC Board of Directors

Chair and Co-Chair

Gordon M. Nixon, President and CEO, RBC

Zabeen Hirji, Chief Human Resources Officer, RBC

Organizational Members

ACCES Employment Services – Allison Pond, Executive Director
American Express Canada  – Nancy Steele, Director American Express Technologies
Association of Filipino Canadian Accountants - Nestor Perez, Past President
Avana Capital Corporation and Maytree - Alan Broadbent, Chairman and CEO, Avana Capital, and Chairman, Maytree
BMO Financial Group - TBD
Brampton Board of Trade – Steve Sheils, CEO
Business Development Bank of Canada - Joffre Bruce, VP, Financing & Consulting
Canadian Colombian Professional Association - Paula Calderon, President
Capgemini – Jane Diercks, Vice-President, Amercas Outsourcing
Career Edge Organization – Naguib Gouda, President and CEO
Centennial College – Ann Buller, President and CEO
Centre francophone de Toronto - TBD
CERIS – The Ontario Metropolis Centre - Dr. Luin Fang, Director, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, York University
Certified General Accountants of Ontario (CGA) - Vicki Liederman, VP, Business Development
CGI
- Zeenat Asmi, Director, Workforce Planning
Chinese Professionals Association of Canada (CPAC)
– Dr. Longhuan Kim, Executive Advisor
CIBC - TBD
City of Brampton - Susan Fennell, Mayor
City of Markham
- Frank Scarpitti, Mayor
City of Mississauga
- Sharon Willock, Director, Human Resources
City of Vaughan - Mara Furlan, Manager, Learning & Development
College of Nurses of Ontario
– Anne Coghlan, Executive Director
Communications, Advertising and Marketing Professionals (CAMP) Networking – Murali Murthy
Community MicroSkills Development Centre – Kay Blair, Executive Director
COSTI Immigrant Services – Mario Calla, Executive Director*
Deloitte – Baskaran Rajamani, Partner*
Dentons Canada LLP  - Chris Pinnington, Canada Chief Executive Officer
Diversity Advantage International
– Jennifer Lynn, President
Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre – Lynn Petrushchak, Executive Director
D&V Electronics Ltd. - Marie Xerri-Glass, Human Resources Professional
Ernst & Young LLP – Eric Xiao, Partner, Transaction Advisory Services
George Brown College – Anne Sado, President*
Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance - Sevaun Palvetzian, Chief Executive Officer*
HispanoTech.ca – Gabriel Leiva von Bovet, President
Human Resources Professionals Association
– Valerie Browne, CAE, Associate Registrar
Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning - Chris Whitaker, President
Iranian-Canadian Network - Tina Tehranchian, Founding member and the first Chair of the board of directors
JobStart
– Heather Sant, Executive Director
JVS Toronto  – Kim Coulter, CEO
KPMG – Diane Jeffreys, CFO and CAO*
LEA International Ltd. – John Farrow, President
Manulife Financial – TBD
Maxxam Analytics International Corporation - Margaret Bailey, Vice President of Human Resources
Maytree – Ratna Omidvar, President, and Chair, TRIEC Board of Directors*
MELLOHAWK Logistics - Peter Hawkins, Managing Director
Microsoft Canada – Carolyn Buccongello, Vice President, Human Resources
Mississauga Board of Trade – Sheldon Leiba, President and CEO
Mount Sinai Hospital - TBD
Nytric Limited - Anthony Gussin, Director, Business Development
Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI)
– Debbie Douglas, Executive Director
Ontario Society of Professional Engineers - TBD
Peel Newcomer Strategy Group – Aamna Ashraf, Director
Peel Halton Workforce Development Group - Shalini Da Cunha, Executive Director  
Pitney Bowes Canada
- Bill Checkley, VP, Service Canada
Professional Engineers Ontario 
- Kim Allen, Registrar and CEO
RBC – Zabeen Hirji, Chief Human Resources Officer
Ryerson University – Dr. Wendy Cukier, Vice-President, Research and Innovation
Samtack - Royson Ng, President
Scotiabank
- Deanna Matzanke, Director, Global Employment Strategies
Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology – David Agnew, President
Sheridan Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning - Dr. Jeff Zabudsky, President and CEO
Skills for Change – Surranna Sandy, Interim Executive Director
State Farm Insurance – Barbara Bellissimo, Senior Vice President, Canada
St. Michael’s Hospital – Mary Madigan-Lee,VP, Human Resources
Steam Whistle Brewing
 - Lorna Willner, Human Resources
Stikeman Elliott LLP – Lorna A. Cuthbert, Partner and Head of the Employment, Labour and Pension Group of the Toronto office
Toronto and York Region Labour Council
– John Cartwright, President
TD Bank Group - Manjit Singh, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Canadian Banking, Auto Finance and Credit Cards*
Toronto Board of Trade - Carol Wilding, President and CEO
Toronto Community Foundation – Rahul Bhardwaj, President and CEO
Toronto Public Library - Jane Pyper, City Librarian
Tyco Electronics Canada – Anaheet Sethna, Human Resources Manager
United Way of Greater Toronto - Susan McIsaac, President and CEO
United Way of Peel Region – Shelley White, CEO*
United Way of York Region – Daniele Zanotti, CEO*
University of Toronto – Dr. Angela Hildyard, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity
World Education Services – Timothy Owen, Director
XE.com - Susan Moreland, Accounting and Human Resources Manager
Xerox Canada – TBD
York University – Rhonda Lenton, Associate Vice-President Academic & Vice Provost

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