Our Board of Directors

Boris Fucic, Chair

Boris Fucic is a project manager with Thomson Reuters at the company’s Toronto based Technology Centre. Previously, Boris ran several large-scale projects and managed a dedicated team of specialists at Enbridge Gas Distribution.  Boris has extensive consulting experience and has worked with numerous Fortune 500 and government organizations.  As a volunteer, he has advised several not-for-profit organizations and charities across the Greater Toronto Area in fields as diverse as Strategy, Marketing, Communications, and IT. Boris holds an MBA from the Schulich School of Business, a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Ryerson University and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

 

Jennifer Stephenson, Vice-Chair

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Jennifer has a Graduate Diploma in Environmental Education and
Communication from Royal Roads University; and recent graduate courses in Communicating in a Global Context (TSM-Arizona State), and Entrepreneurship for Emerging Economies (Harvard Business School).

She offers over twenty years of project, not-for profit, and private sector experience specializing in project identification & development, stakeholder facilitation, and, project implementation, monitoring and reporting. She brings an array of skills including financial (grant) advisory, strategy development, negotiations and consensus building, and information dissemination using a range of media tools. Jennifer has over fifteen years’ board and committee experience ranging from Peer nominated Chair of a Grant review Committee, Women’s Education & Literacy in Nepal, Friends of the Sea – Zoning Committee, Wildlife rescue, Refugee re-settlement in Toronto, Friends of Romero House, Cycle Toronto, and Friend of the Sir Edmund Hilary Foundation. Jennifer incorporates a varied and broad understanding of culture, place, and purpose to her ability to work with a non-profit boards and volunteers.

Bo Wang, Treasurer

Bo is currently the Director of Taxation at Potentia Renewables Inc., which is one of the largest independent renewable energy producers in Ontario.  Previously, Bo led the treasury and tax function at Cineplex Entertainment, where his responsibilities included departmental oversight and leadership focused on managing liquidity positions and banking relationships, tax planning, analysis and the interpretation and compliance of tax laws and regulations.  Bo is a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst. 

Salma Hussain, Secretary

Salma Hussain works as a lawyer and educator in Toronto, Ontario. She has long held a passion for environmental and property issues. Prior to law school, Salma held various roles within non-profit organizations and is familiar with the dedication and energy required in organizations that serve a broader social purpose. She looks forward to serving and supporting Toronto Green Community in its vision for a greener future. 

 

Natasha Pratt, Board Member – Programs
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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.

Sheri Doxtator, Board Member – Fundraising
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Sheri Doxtator is a citizen of and currently resides on the Oneida Nation of the Thames Settlement (located southwest of London, Ontario). She was elected to the position of Yehsʌnowá:nʌ (Elected Chief) in June 2014 for a two year term, ending in July 2016. From 2006 – 2010, Sheri D held the position of an Elected Council member of Oneida with pride and honour. She has sat on various committees, boards and as an executive level board member. Sheri held the seat of President of the Board of Directors for Twataya’Takenhas (pronounced DWA DAH YA DAH GIIN HAAS) Incorporated (a.k.a. TTI), the for-profit arm of the Oneida Nation of the Thames.

Sheri D’s work experience includes Fundraising, Economic Development, Business Development, Corporate Development, Entrepreneurship, Health Research and Administration. She has also worked along side some well-known First Nations leaders and leaders in science. To name a few previous employers: Chiefs of Ontario, Southern First Nations Secretariat, Can-Am Indian Friendship Centre, Bank of Montreal, London Health Sciences Centre, and the Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians. Most recently, Sheri D has continued on the entrepreneurial path working as a consultant at her own business, Doxtator Enterprises. She has also volunteered over years with local organizations. She is a proud Iroquois woman with a long history working for a brighter future for all generations to come.

 

Sandrine Chan Im, Board Member – Marketing and Communications
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Sandrine is a creative and data-driven marketer with a focus and hands-on expertise in digital marketing, social media and performance-based campaigns. She has helped many corporations use the web to build and grow a powerful online presence that generated positive and concrete results for their business.
She is also a global cosmopolitan and a proud millennial who strongly believes in the importance of creating a sustainable environment for the sake of the planet and our future.

 

Ambika Tenneti, Board Member

Ambika brings in many years of experience working for not-for-profits in the environment and education sectors in India.  Since moving to Toronto, she has volunteered with the City’s Community Stewardship Program and is a Don Valley Brick Works Ambassador. She also volunteers with 10,000 Trees for the Rouge, where she is advocating for enhancing learning opportunities for the hundreds of volunteers they attract to their annual tree planting event. As a Rivers Rising Ambassador with Toronto Green Community, she has led walks in the St. James Town neighbourhood and brings in a fresh perspective to our understanding of the neighbourhood.  Ambika holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Science and is currently pursuing her Doctoral degree at the Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto. In her research, she is exploring community engagement in the urban forest with a focus on recent immigrants. She strongly believes that recent immigrants need to be informed about local environmental issues to enable them to engage as responsible citizens in Canadian society.

Gabriela Ong, Board Member

Gabriela is an undergraduate student at York University completing her Bachelor’s in Environmental Studies with a focus on Urban and Regional Environments.  She has a large scope of interests and experiences in the field of sustainability: from studying renewable energy at Reykjavik’s Icelandic School of Energy, interning in Disaster Management with World Vision in the Philippines, and working in the packaging sustainability industry promoting EPR principles at the Packaging Consortium in Toronto. She is excited to join Toronto Green Community’s board after working closely with many of TGC’s programs over the summer. She hopes to bring in new perspectives and insights to the links between urbanization and environmentalism.

 

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.” 
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Honourary Chairs: Jacky Kennedy and Rita Banach

Founding members of the North Toronto Green Community