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 the managing director of Serenity Labs Inc., an IT services company focused on small-to-medium sized businesses – a company he founded in 2016. Boris previously ran several large-scale projects and managed a dedicated team of System Specialists and IT Analysts at Enbridge Gas Distribution. Boris has extensive consulting experience and has worked with numerous Fortune 500 organizations. From a volunteering perspective, Boris has advised many 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).
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.
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
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.
Khairoon Abbas, Board Member
Khairoon Abbas, a communications specialist based in Toronto, spent the last seven years working as a consultant with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), where she supported communications and education projects related to sustainable lifestyles and youth. Khairoon enjoys using her communication skills to empower individuals to better understand the impact of their consumption and how to change wasteful consumption into ones that are more sustainable. She is particularly passionate about engaging children and youth – as today’s consumers and tomorrow’s leaders – in this transition towards sustainable lifestyles. Khairoon holds a Master’s degree in journalism and a Bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Carleton University’s renowned School of Journalism and Communication. Khairoon is honoured to support Toronto Green Community’s communications and marketing efforts in engaging and connecting communities thriving in a sustainable Toronto.
Sandrine Chan Im, Board Member
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.
Reuben DeBoer, Board Member
Reuben is a Project Manager for the Community Engagement and Environmental Sustainability Department of LifeLabs (medical laboratory testing). In this role, Reuben helps progress a number of projects that: advance corporate partnerships, support employee extra-curricular volunteerism and reduce LifeLabs environmental footprint. Previously, Reuben developed municipal sustainability plans as a consultant and comes from a background of environmental NGOs. Reuben holds a Masters of Sustainability Management from the University of Waterloo and is a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM).
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