Sandra Hill, Chair
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
Boris Fucic, Vice Chair
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.
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.
Shannon Paine, Secretary
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.
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.
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.
Jessica Young, Board Member
Jessica is a lawyer practicing in the field of labour and employment law. Jessica advises and represents clients in all areas of employment and labour law including human rights matters, workplace investigations, AODA compliance, wrongful dismissals, labour arbitrations, employment standards compliance, workplace immigration and privacy.
Angela Wallace, Board Member
Angela understands the unique opportunities and challenges facing values-based businesses. She has over eight years of experience working with charities, social enterprises and luxury retail and is founder and editor of Sasstainable, a multimedia sustainable lifestyle platform. After completing her BA Arts and Contemporary Studies, she was granted Ryerson University’s Top 30 Under 30 Alumni award and inspired tens of thousands of young people on a North American speaking tour. In 2013, she graduated MSc Environmental Management at the University of London, where she fostered her passion for corporate social responsibility and committed to helping conscious companies reach their best customers and tell their unique stories.
Angela’s passion for the environment grew out of her family’s rural property in Raglan, Ontario, now a designated Natural Heritage System area in the Ontario Greenbelt. She is equally comfortable exploring the urban forest as she is attending Toronto fashion events. She enjoys hot yoga, cooking, cycling the waterfront, and playing music. Once upon a time, she moved to Nashville as a singer-songwriter and still has a (not-so-secret) soft spot for country music. She is a dedicated mother of one to #LittleMissSasstainable and thoroughly enjoys being her official mamarazzi photographer on Instagram.”
Natasha is experienced in fostering environmental stewardship through behaviour change campaigns and community engagement. She brings a background in program management and community outreach combined with experience as a long-time volunteer with various organizations including Toronto Green Community and Live Green Toronto Volunteers. These experiences provided opportunities to learn more about how environmental issues affect not only individuals but whole communities. Natasha welcomes the opportunity to contribute her expertise and her experience to help support the Toronto Green Community in creating more sustainable neighbourhoods.
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