Sandra Hill, Chair (Acting)
Sandra is a retired senior business executive with a Bachelor in Economics and a Masters in Business Administration. She has been President and CEO of The Environment and Plastics Institute of Canada, and of the Ontario Training Corporation; Senior Managing Director of TVO; Vice President of the Canadian Plastics Industry Association; Policy Advisor to the Ontario Minister of Health, and an officer in the Canadian Air Force. Sandra was a Commissioner on Ontario’s first Status of Women Council and has served on a wide variety of Boards of Directors including Sir Sanford Fleming College, the Kawartha North Family Health Team, Women’s Resources of Victoria County, and The Migraine Foundation of Canada
Vice Chair (Vacant)
Billy Wang, Treasurer
Billy is an Auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he has audit experience in insurance, NPO, asset management and other private sector fields. After completing his Bachelor of Accounting degree at Brock University, Billy moved back to Toronto and became involved in various volunteer opportunities around his community. His passion for the environment fueled his interest in building an environmentally sustainable city through renewable energy and green space. He is also focused on raising awareness of global environmental issues and what individuals can do in their life to make a difference. Billy is also an enthusiastic squash player, rock climber and amateur watercolour painter.
Ray Nakano, Secretary
Ray is a retired, information technology executive from the Ontario Government. In his 28 years of service with the Ontario Government, Ray devoted himself to managing his IT department to support many major provincial, service delivery programs, among which is ServiceOntario as the frontline, public facing operation. Ray has a B.Sc. in Computer Science from McMaster University, and an M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Toronto. Ray has had previous volunteer experience working with the United Way, Youthlink, the Hamilton Buddhist Temple, and the Mindfulness Practice Community of Toronto, a meditation group. Ray believes strongly in water and energy conservation, and supporting a greener environment.
Samira Drapeau, Board Member
Samira is the Coordinator of the QUEST Ontario Caucus, where she manages relationships with influential members in the energy file, facilitates information sharing amongst Caucus participants, supports research initiatives in Ontario and oversees the general advancement of the Caucus’ Strategic Plan. Before starting with QUEST, she managed the environmental program for the Toronto Association for Business Improvement Areas (TABIA), which represents over 72,000 businesses in Toronto. Successes in this role included launching a B2B partnership program and building a strong relationship with the local business community. As program manager, she identified new revenue opportunities for the organization and represented their interests at events across Toronto.
Xandra Quak, Board Member
Xandra has a Masters in Organizational Psychology from Radboud University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. After moving to Toronto in 2012, she got involved in volunteering, and local environmental projects. With a background in Human Resources, experience on various boards, and her current job as a Key account manager, she will be an asset to support the Toronto Green Community to help build and manage the growing team.
Angela Sacco, Board Member
Angela is a communications professional at Rogers Communications. In her previous role at Enwave Energy Corp, Angela managed key industry relationships and led projects that deepened her interest and awareness to urban environmental issues. Born and raised in Toronto, Angela is personally passionate about the City gaining traction in their advancement towards a cleaner and environmentally conscious landscape, with particular focus on renewable energy and green space.
Prior to her roles in communications, Angela worked as a paralegal with a unique niche advocating for disabled workers. As an English major from University of Toronto, Angela honed her communication skills and now aspires to motivate and mobilize others towards a healthy lifestyle and environmental sustainability. Outside of her day job and volunteering, Angela enjoys yoga, is an enthusiastic world traveler, and avid photographer.
Daniel Hsia, Board Member
Daniel is a Water Consultant with Toronto Water, and works with various industrial, commercial, and institutional organizations to optimize their water use, lower utility costs, and improve the sustainability of their operations. He has a B.A.Sc. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Waterloo, and is in the midst of pursuing a certificate in Data Analytics, Big Data, and Predictive Analytics from Ryerson University. He has completed tenures as a consultant for a large engineering firm, and various levels of municipal and federal government. His experience includes developing policy for the procurement of major public infrastructure, the design of drinking water treatment systems, and remediation of environmentally contaminated sites in the Canadian Arctic. In addition to operating his own small business, Daniel demonstrates a commitment to community development by providing business consultation and marketing services gratis to small, local organizations. He is a dog lover, entrepreneur, and ardent optimist who strives for developing solutions that balance usability and responsible stewardship of our natural resources.
Shannon Paine, Board Member
Shannon is a lawyer with G.S.Jameson & Company, a law firm with expertise in Food Law and a commitment to social responsibility. She completed a Bachelors in Leadership Studies at the University of New Brunswick and received both her Masters of Public Administration and Juris Doctor from Dalhousie University. She has worked at the municipal, provincial, and federal levels of government in the areas of law, climate change, aboriginal affairs, evaluation and education.
Boris Fucic, Board Member
Boris Fucic is a project manager at Enbridge Gas Distribution where he is tasked with successfully executing a wide variety of IT projects. He currently manages a specialized team of System Specialists and IT Analysts. Boris holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the Schulich School of Business, a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Ryerson and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). He has previously held various consulting positions and has worked with numerous Fortune 500 organizations across North America and Europe. From a volunteering perspective, Boris has advised many not-for-profit organizations and SMEs across the Greater Toronto Area in fields as diverse as Strategy, Marketing, Communications, and IT.
Honourary Patron: David Suzuki
“Green Communities are a great example of getting things done at the community level. We can all be inspired by their dedication to protecting the environment and making the world a better place for future generations.” DAVID SUZUKI