Our Board of Directors

Sandra Hill, Chair (Acting)

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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

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 2 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.

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.

Angela Sacco, Board Member

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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

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.

Shannon Paine, Board Member

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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.


Boris Fucic, Board Member

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.

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.” 

Honourary Chairs: Jacky Kennedy and Rita Banach

Founding members of the North Toronto Green Community