Craig Baxter - Chair
Craig Baxter is a member of HRH's Finance Committee.
Managing Partner of Fazzari + Partners LLP, Chartered Accountants, responsible for strategic planning and setting goals and objectives of Firm. Also, responsible for providing Assurance, Tax, and Special services to private enterprise clients located throughout Ontario, US and Europe. Published articles in various trade journals and other forms of media including in the Globe and Mail. Actively involved in promoting and maintaining standards within the CPA community. Community minded and active in various charitable work. Over 30 years of experience in business and community affairs.
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Graduated from York
University with BBA in 1998 and articled with a national accounting Firm.
Member of the Board
and also services as Vice Chair of the Finance Committee. Past Chair of the
Humber River Hospital Foundation.
Michael Iacovelli is CEO of Ben Machine Products, a leading manufacturer of military and aerospace components, and a subsidiary of a Canadian public company. He is an expert in the manufacturing industry for military and aerospace components, and is an Executive Member of the Board of Directors of the Ontario Aerospace Council.
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A practicing lawyer since 1996, Michael has taught Business Law for Small to Medium Sized Enterprises at York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School; been an Instructor of Corporate and Commercial Law for the Law Society of Upper Canada; and an Instructor of Advanced Litigation and Corporate Law at Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology.
Fluent in English, Italian and French, Michael is a published author of three legal books, and an avid cyclist. He is Chairperson and founder of the York Region Cycling Coalition, and a committee member of the Humber River Hospital Foundation’s Team Revolution.
Terry Leon - Vice Chair
Terry Leon is the CEO of Leon’s Furniture Limited, which is a retailer of furniture, appliances and electronics. The divisions housed under the parent corporation are: Leon’s Furniture; The Brick; United Furniture Warehouse; The Brick Mattress Store; Appliance Canada and Midnorthern Appliance.
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Terry has held various positions within Leon’s Furniture Limited. He was appointed Corporate Counsel in 1984; Vice President, CFO and Secretary in 1989; became President on May 13, 2002 and CEO on May 12, 2005. When Leon’s Furniture Limited completed its acquisition of The Brick on March 28, 2013, Terry became the CEO for both divisions and continued with responsibilities as President of the Leon’s division. On June 17, 2015, Terry passed on his reign as President but retained his role as CEO of the parent corporation.
Terry graduated from law school at the University Of Western Ontario in 1976, was called to the Bar and has been a Member of the Law Society of Upper Canada since 1978.
Terry is a member of the board of directors of the Humber River Hospital and he also serves on the Board Quality Assurance Committee.
Paul Mantini practices commercial real estate, financing, corporate/commercial (with an emphasis on lending and secured transactions), gaming law and P3/Infrastructure. Paul is the leader of the Toronto Office's Real Estate Practice Group and Co-Leader of the Toronto Office's P3/Infrastructure Practice Group. Paul was a partner with the firm of Smith Lyons LLP from 1983 to December 15, 2000. Paul joined Bennett Jones LLP as a senior partner on December 18, 2000. Paul has served as a member of the executive (management) committee of both Smith Lyons and Bennett Jones.
Paul graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1975 and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1977.
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A frequent author, Paul writes on real estate, leasing, financing and gaming law matters and also lectures at seminars on commercial real estate ownership, development, financing and leasing.
Paul is a member of the Board of Directors of Humber River Hospital and sits on the board of a number of private corporations. Paul is a member of The International Association of Gaming Attorneys and the International Council of Shopping Centers.
Paul is Vice Chair of HRH's Building Committee.
Barb holds the position of Chief Human Resources Officer, responsible for all global human resources, communications and marketing across Scotiabank.
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Barb brings a Bank-wide perspective to a new role. Prior to this appointment in November 2013, Barb held the positions of Executive Vice President, Global Wealth Management; Executive Vice President, Wealth Management, Canada; and Executive Vice President, Marketing, Sales & Service.
She joined the Bank in 1982 and has held progressively senior positions in retail banking, credit cards, marketing, sales and service, and wealth management.
Barb graduated from the University of Waterloo with an Honours degree in Environmental Studies, and was recognized as the 2012 Alumni of the Year. She is also a graduate of the Queen’s University Executive Program. She sits on the board of Bayview Glen School, the board of the Humber River Hospital as well as a variety of the Bank’s internal subsidiary boards.
Barb is married and has two sons.
Deborah Pankhurst - Vice Chair
As President of Symmetrics International, Deborah is responsible for guiding clients in the development of strategic plans for their organizations. She has over 25 years of experience in marketing and business planning, including 20 years of experience in facilitating strategic planning processes, training, and in market research. She has worked in a wide variety of fields internationally, with a particular focus in pharmaceuticals, consumer goods and non-profits. She is known especially for her ability to innovate and bring insight to difficult problems. Her clients span global multinationals (Pfizer, Bayer, Astellas) to local non-profits (University Health Network, Glenlyon Norfolk School). She has extensive experience in Canada and the U.S., as well as Europe and Asia.
Prior to founding Symmetrics in 1997, Deborah was a Partner at Tandem International, a management consulting firm specializing in Strategic Planning. She started her career in Product Management at Lever Brothers and Tambrands. Deborah has an M.B.A. from the University of Western Ontario, and a Bachelor of Arts degree, with distinction, from Carleton University.
Deborah is currently Vice Chair of the Humber River Hospital Board, Chair of the Quality Committee and past Chair of the Nominating / Governance Committee. She has been a Board member for the Humber River Family Health Team, a long-time volunteer for the Canadian Cancer Society and has been an advisor to Spark of Brilliance, a self-help recovery program for those with mental health challenges.
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Deborah has an M.B.A. from the University of Western Ontario, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Carleton University.
Deborah is a member of The Strategy Consortium. She volunteers for the Canadian Cancer Society and acts as an advisor to Spark of Brilliance, a self-help recovery program for those with mental health challenges.
Deborah is Chair of the Nominating/Governance Committee and member of HRH's Quality Assurance Committee.
John Rossetti is co-owner and officer of Italian Home Bakery Limited. The company is a manufacturer of artisan bread products for major Canadian retailers, distributing their product across the country. His involvement with the company has been since 1990 in the capacity of financial advisor to the previous ownership group. This relationship ended in 2002 when he purchased his shares from the retiring shareholders. Currently he owns the company with his brother Dennis. John has had extensive experience in “turnaround management” finance and growth capital, his experience span from owing his own chartered accountancy practice, financial consulting practice and his own structured financing company. He has consulted and served on many boards and business councils of many privately held corporations.
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John is a Chartered Accountant and completed his Bachelor of Business Administration at the Schulich School of Business, York University.
He has served on many boards, including, Metro Toronto Housing Authority. He served as the Vice Chair of The Gaming Control Commission, the Liquor Licensing Board of Ontario and the Alcohol, Gaming Control Commission of Ontario. He also served on the board of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Foundation, the Chair and the Board of the Bakery Association of Canada.
John is Vice Chair of the Board of Directors at Humber River Hospital, and Chair of HRH's Finance Committee.
Eva is a visionary and an entrepreneur. She has owned and managed two multimillion-dollar manufacturing companies; one in auto parts industry and more recently Screenco Manufacturing Ltd, a roll forming and screen assembly company.
Eva transformed Screenco from a local small business to a state-of –the-art leader by modernizing operations, bringing in professional team, keeping abreast of trends and innovating products. A risk taking entrepreneur she expanded Screenco to US and to international markets.
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A leader by example Eva is a passionate believer in lifelong learning and continuous improvement. She mentored employees and university students, inspiring them to think outside the box and to excel in all they do.
As a savvy entrepreneur, Eva has an ability to identify and seize opportunities, turning opportunities into successful businesses. She believes that excellence comes from unrelenting perseverance and hard work.
In 2013 she was nominated for RBC Canadian Woman Entrepreneur Award.
Eva was the first woman President of Canadian Window and Door Manufacturing Association (Fenestration Canada). She also served as Treasurer.
Eva served on the Board of Directors of Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Community Foundation of Greater Toronto and Cambridge Foundation. She raised funds for UJA and was on a Board of Governors of Mt. Sinai Hospital.
Eva volunteered at University of Toronto’s Integrated Management Course where she guided students in developing solid management skills. In the community, she supported a variety of charitable organizations.
She was a member of Young Presidents Organization and is currently a member World Presidents Organization.
Eva is a Chartered Professional Accountant.
A leader by example Eva is a passionate believer in lifelong
and continuous improvement. She mentored employees and university
inspiring them to think outside the box and to excel in all they do.
a savvy entrepreneur, Eva has an ability to identify and seize
turning opportunities into successful businesses. She believes
excellence comes from unrelenting perseverance and hard work.
2013 she was nominated for RBC Canadian Woman
was the first woman President of Canadian Window and
Manufacturing Association (Fenestration Canada). She also served as
served on the Board of Directors of Toronto
Film Festival (TIFF), Community Foundation of Greater Toronto and
Foundation. She raised funds for UJA and was on a Board of Governors
Mt. Sinai Hospital.
volunteered at University of Toronto’s Integrated
Course where she guided students in developing solid management skills.
the community, she supported a
of charitable organizations.
was a member of Young Presidents Organization and is currently
member World Presidents Organization.
is a Chartered Professional Accountant.
Joan Smart is a Legal and Compliance executive with an extensive regulatory and litigation background. Her expertise includes designing and implementing effective compliance and ethics programs for a large publicly traded financial institution with 85,000 employees and operations in over 50 countries. She is an experienced manager of large global teams and change management, and is a regulatory advisor to executive management and boards.
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Joan is a former Senior Vice-President, Chief Compliance and Regulatory Officer (CCO), for Scotiabank. In the newly created global CCO position, she was responsible for establishing, and directing the execution of, a strategy for effectively managing compliance risk across the Scotiabank group of companies that was aligned with the corporate goals. In 2009 also became the Chief Regulatory Officer for Scotiabank, responsible for managing the relationship with the Bank’s primary regulators.
From 1991 to 1996 Joan served as Vice-Chair of the Ontario Securities Commission. Her responsibilities included chairing hearings and writing decisions on complex enforcement, regulatory and policy matters, including with respect to market conduct, take-over bids and corporate governance. She managed legal actions involving the OSC and acted as a legal advisor for staff; and actively participating in Commission policy making Joan is a published author of administrative law, securities and litigation texts, and is a past-director of the Proudfoot House for women in transition from incarceration.
Dr. Trevor Smith is an independent management consultant (Quality Integration Solutions) working on business management systems, standards and work process integration. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Guelph in quality management for the Marketing and Food Science departments.
Recent clients have included international airport authorities, local government, training institutions, manufacturing companies and a small business Internet start-up. He has over 35 years in international business with the Eastman Kodak Company with experience in manufacturing, organizational supply chain and service business sectors. He has chaired international and national standards committees related to management systems, quality and the environment.
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Trevor is involved with church and other charities including volunteer work in Angola, Africa, facilitating process and quality improvement in a hospital setting. He is also a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the American Society for Quality.
Trevor is Chair of HRH's Quality Assurance Committee and a member of HRH's Nominating/Governance Committee.
Rochelle Stenzler - Treasurer
Mrs. Stenzler currently serves as a Director on the Board of Cynapsus Therapeutics Inc. and YPO Ontario Gold and has extensive experience as a senior operating executive in healthcare, retailing and consumer packaged goods. Prior to establishing Rochelle Stenzler Consulting in 2004, she was President and Chief Executive Officer of Touchlogic Corporation. Previously, as President, International Operations for TLC Laser Eye Centers Inc., Rochelle served as co-COO of a $300 million laser vision correction business. In 1997, Rochelle was named President of Revlon Canada Inc. where she played a key role in the company’s restructuring. Between 1976 and 1988 Mrs. Stenzler held increasingly more responsible and senior positions in the pharmacy sector rising to Senior Vice President Operations at Pharma Plus Drugmarts Ltd. In 1992 she was named President and General Manager of Pharma Plus, a position she held until 1997.
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Rochelle is also an active volunteer on the World President’s Organization Board, where she currently serves as Treasurer.
Rochelle is a graduate of the University of Toronto with a BSc.Phm and the Rotman School of Management, Institute of Corporate Directors, with an ICD.D.
is Chair of HRH’s Nominating/Governance Committee and a member of the Finance
and Innovation and Transformation Committees.
Bruce is a Partner with Deloitte, and a leader in its Monitor Deloitte strategy consulting practice. He brings over 20 years of experience working with executive management teams to shape and execute their strategic and growth agendas, including extensive M&A and post-merger integration work. Bruce has worked across a broad range of industries, most particularly financial services and wealth management, as well as pharmaceuticals, fast moving consumer goods and telecommunications. Based in Canada, Bruce has also worked extensively in the US, UK, Switzerland, France, Germany, Mexico, Chile and Brazil.
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Bruce is proud to have served for nine years on the Board of
Directors of the Hicks-Dellcrest Centre.
Bruce is married to Adrienne, and has three children Mark, Robert
and Clare. He earned a BCom from Queen’s
and an MBA from Harvard.
After a distinguished 28-year career with Hewlett-Packard, a leading global technology solutions provider, in June, 2012, Paul decided to take an early retirement from operational leadership, enabling him to expand his work as a seasoned board director.
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Tsaparis was appointed
Hewlett-Packard’s (HP) Vice-President of Technology Support, Americas in March
2010. He led the Americas organization to maximize support services on all HP
products, create differentiated support offerings and help the company deliver
a superior client experience. Paul also developed and implemented end-to-end,
best-in-class programs through HP's channel partner network, optimizing market
penetration and high-value service delivery.
Before taking on the
Americas leadership role, he was appointed President and Chief Executive
Officer of Hewlett-Packard (Canada) Co. from September 1998 to April 2010,
assuming leadership for all aspects of the company's operations in Canada,
adding distinctive value to the customers, partners and communities it served,
Tsaparis joined HP in 1984 and has held progressively senior appointments
including Telecommunications General Manager, General Manager for HP Consulting
and, prior to his CEO appointment, Vice-President, Computer Organization. He
also worked and studied internationally, attending the Co-operative Japanese
and Business Society Program in Tokyo with the Council of International
Paul’s board service work
and community leadership has been wide-ranging. He is Past Chair of the
Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) and Past Chair of the ITAC
Board of Governors, Paul is currently a board member of Humber River Hospital,
Greenwood College School, Indspire, formerly the National Aboriginal
Achievement Foundation, a past member of the Canadian Council of Chief
Executives, past Chair of Third Brigade, a security software company and past
director of AcuityAds(TSXV). He is a member of the WPO/YPO and Dean’s Advisory
Council of the Schulich School of Business at York University, where he was
honoured in 2004 with an alumni award for his contributions to the School, and
is also a member of the York University Board of Governors. In January, 2013,
Paul was appointed, ‘Executive-in-Residence’ at the Schulich School of
He holds an MBA from York
University in Toronto and an undergraduate degree in science and economics from
the University of Toronto. In addition, Paul was honoured in the University of
Toronto’s 175th Anniversary ‘Great Minds for a Great Future’ Campaign as one of
100 people recognized with this special distinction. He is a past recipient of
Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 Award – a national program that honours Canadians
under the age of 40 who have achieved a significant level of success and a 2013
recipient of Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, honouring significant
achievements and contributions of Canadians.
Susan Wolburgh Jenah
Susan Wolburgh Jenah is a distinguished leader and expert in securities and capital markets regulation. With over 30 years of experience as a senior regulator and executive, Susan now serves on numerous corporate and not-for-profit boards and advisory committees. She is also Senior Advisor to Aird & Berlis in the firm's corporate finance, capital markets and corporate governance practice.
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Most recently, Susan led the merger of two industry
self regulatory bodies and served as the founding President & CEO of the
then newly created Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada
(IIROC) from 2007 - 2014. Previously, she worked in progressively senior
roles at the Ontario Securities Commission from 1983 - 2007 including as Acting
Chair, Vice-Chair, General Counsel and Head of International Affairs,
representing the OSC on various international committees and at conferences.
Susan is currently a Governor of the U.S. Financial
Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Chair of the board of the Aequitas NEO
Exchange and is a board member of the Laurentian Bank of Canada and of Aecon
Group Inc. She also serves on several not-for-profit boards and advisory
committees including the Humber River Hospital, the Global Risk Institute, the
C.D. Howe National Advisory Council and Ryerson University's Dean's Advisory
Susan obtained her J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School
in 1980 and her ICD.D designation from the Rotman School of Management,
Institute of Corporate Directors in 2004.
She was awarded the Osgoode Hall Alumni Award for
Achievement in 2011.
- Barbara Collins (President & CEO)
- Dr. Narendra Singh (Chief of Staff)
- Dr. Stephen Halman (President, Medical Staff Association)
- Mirella Quattrin (President, Volunteer Association)
- Vanessa Burkoski (Chief Nursing Executive)
- Roy Scaini (Chair, Foundation Board)