Our Board of Directors

Sandra Hill, Chair

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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

BorisBoris 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

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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

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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

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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

dhsia_picture 4x4Daniel 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

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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.

 

Natasha Pratt, Board Member
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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
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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.

 

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

Honourary Chairs: Jacky Kennedy and Rita Banach

Founding members of the North Toronto Green Community