Meet Prostate Cancer Canada’s Board of Directors

 

Meet Prostate Cancer Canada’s Board of Directors
 
Donald McInnes
Chair, Board of Directors
Chair, Executive Committee


Donald McInnes is the Executive Vice Chairman of Alterra Power Corp., a British Columbia-based renewable power development company with a broad portfolio of clean energy projects.  Donald currently serves as Chairman of the Clean Energy Association of British Columbia and is a director of Prostate Cancer Canada, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award-British Columbia and Yukon Division and is a Governor of the British Columbia Business Council.  He was a participant in the inaugural year (2010) of the SFU Leadership Exchange Program for the Industry Council for Aboriginal Business and was bestowed a Doctor of Technology honoris causa from the BC Institute of Technology in 2009.  As well, he was a finalist for the 2008 and a recipient of the 2011 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Pacific Division Cleantech category. McInnes is a frequent public speaker and contributor to the debate on public policy and the integration and value of clean power.
Ted Nash
Vice Chair
Chair, Fund Development Committee


Ted Nash most recently served as the Head of Strategic Merchant Banking and Corporate Development at CIBC and was a member of the Wholesale Bank’s Management Committee. He previously headed the firm’s mergers and acquisitions practice, served as Senior Vice President of the bank’s Retail Markets group, established the firm’s merchant-banking business in Europe, and worked as a management consultant in North and South America. Mr. Nash entered the banking industry 27 years ago, during which his time has been spent advising companies on strategic and transactional matters. He has been a member of the United Way’s Toronto cabinet, the Penn-Wharton Club’s Toronto Chapter board, the advisory boards of Brookfield Special Situations III and The Walsingham Fund, and the CIBC Children's Miracle Foundation and CIBC Mellon boards.
Robert Watson
Vice Chair

Chair, Long Term Strategy Committee

Robert Watson became SaskPower's President in 2010. Before joining SaskPower, Watson served as President and CEO of SaskTel beginning in 2004. Prior to that appointment he held several senior executive positions. Previous positions include: President of Shaw FiberLink Ltd., Shaw Mobilecomm; and WIC Connexus (divisions of Shaw Communications); President and Chief Operating Officer, STN; President and CEO, ACC; Executive Vice-President, Country Manager, Cable & Wireless; Executive Vice-President, Carrier Services; and Vice-President of Business Development, 360 Networks, Engineering, Operations, Customer Service and Chief Quality Officer at Group Telecom. Watson is a graduate in Electrical Technologies from Ryerson University, and has attended the International Executive Development Program at the INSEAD Centre in Fountainbleau, France, as well as the Executive Management Program at Ashridge College in the United Kingdom. He also holds an ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors. A recipient of the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal, Watson currently serves as a board member for the Conference Board of Canada, Prostate Cancer Canada, the Information Technology Association of Canada (past chair), the Canadian Electricity Association and the Canadian Nuclear Association. Robert and his wife, Brenda, have two adult children, a son-in-law and a granddaughter.
Michael J. Gough
Vice Chair, Board of Directors
Chair, Nominations and Governance Committee


Michael Gough is a retired partner of Osler. Hoskin & Harcourt where he practiced in the Business Law group for more than 21 years. He led their Health Care practice for a number of years. Prior to that Mr. Gough was a senior lawyer with Ontario's Ministry of the Attorney General. He has sat on a number of corporate and not -for -profit boards. Mr. Gough is a graduate of St. Patrick's College in Ottawa, the University of Toronto and the London School of Economics.
Sam Whittaker
Treasurer & Secretary
Chair, Audit and Finance Committee

Sam Whittaker is a partner in Ernst & Young LLP with over 20 years of experience, and serves as the engagement partner for a number of international companies operating primarily in the mining sector.  He is currently the Operations Leader for the Toronto Audit Group, as well as the Toronto assurance leader for the Climate Change and Sustainability Services practice.  Mr. Whittaker was previously the firm's National Director of Recruiting, obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Western Ontario and holds both Chartered Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst designations.
Dan Amadori

Dan Amadori founded Lamerac Financial Corp., a midmarket financial advisory services firm, in 1988. He has also served as an officer and as a director of numerous public and privately-held companies over the past two decades – in various roles including that of Board member, Chair of the Audit Committee, Chair of the Board, acting CFO. He has also served as director of numerous not for profit organizations. He has current roles with Norcan Inc., Aeolis Wind Power Corp., Micromem Technologies Inc., Kingsway Arms, Larcan Inc., the Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation and Huron University College. Prior to founding Lamerac, he served as President of a privately held communications business for 2 years and engineered the sale of that Company to a major Canadian public entity. He spent 12 years at Arthur Andersen between 1974 and 1986. Dan is the Chair of the Association for Corporate Growth Toronto Chapter 2011 Capital Connection and the Annual ACG Golf Classic which supports various charities. He is the Past President of the Toronto Chapter of the ACG and previously has served on the worldwide ACG Board of Directors. He is the member of the Institute of Corporate Directors, the Financial Executives Institute, the Markham Board of Trade, the CIPBA and the National Club.

 
 Thomas Godber

Tom Godber is Senior Vice-President and Principal at Avison Young’s Montreal office. Tom leads the Capital Markets practice in Montreal and Quebec City and is in charge of the representation for dispositions of investment properties owned by financial institutions, pension funds, REIT’s and private investors. Tom began his commercial real estate career over 23 years ago. Throughout his career, Tom has been involved with over one billion worth of real estate transactions. Tom is a graduate of Bishop’s University where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration, heavily involved in community Tom founded the Bermuda Golf Classic with Samuel L. Jackson and is involved on the Board of several other charitable committees.
 Eileen Greene

Eileen is currently VP and Partner of HKMB HUB International Insurance Brokers, with over 21 years of progressive growth in the insurance industry. Prior to joining HKMB, Eileen was an independent producer affiliated with KRG. She is Board Alumni of Ontario Chamber of Commerce. Eileen has also made her mark in the area of community giving. Her strong personal involvement in the not for-profit sector includes a position as Director of Stop the Violence, The Argos Foundation, a principal of GreeneStone Clinic in Muskoka, Board Member of Hospice Muskoka and the Bridgepoint Health Foundation, and was a winner of the prestigious Lew Dunn Memorial Award in 2003. In this context, Eileen is an accomplished marathon runner, successfully completing events which include a race associated with the Women in Insurance Cancer Crusade. She also served on The Grey Cup Advisory Board for Grey Cup 2007 when it was hosted in Toronto.
Jean-Marie Heimrath

Jean-Marie Heimrath is best known in Canadian boardrooms for his leadership as President of Standard Broadcasting’s Sound Source Networks. Jean-Marie’s strategic vision is the outgrowth of an extensive background in senior management and creative marketing across communication disciplines, including major music brands, and network and online radio.

His creative direction has helped build major Canadian brands including Island Records, Infinity Records, Polygram and Capitol-EMI. Jean-Marie works with a wide array of enterprises with a particular emphasis on those in the not-for-profit sector.

Jean-Marie provides expert guidance across an array of media, syndication, broadcast and licensing challenges. An established thought-leader in the industry, Jean-Marie provides insight and passion to companies searching for a way forward in a constantly evolving marketplace.
 
Dr. William Kennedy
Chair, PCCN Advisory Council


Bill Kennedy is a retired Professor of Psychology from Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador.  Prior to that he was employed with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador as the Provincial supervisor of Student Services.  Bill has long been a tireless worker is promoting the volunteer sector within the community.  His strong involvement includes serving as chair of the Newfoundland Division of the Canadian Mental Health Association, member of the National Canadian Mental Health Association Board, vice chair of the Newfoundland and Labrador Health and Community Services Board, member of the St. John’s Nursing Home Board, member of the St. John’s Health Care Corporation, president of the Canadian Counseling and Psychotherapy Association.  Bill has also served on the Canadian Prostate Cancer Network Board, Canadian Prostate Cancer Network Task Force, and is presently chair of the Prostate Cancer Canada Network Advisory Council.  At the local level he has served as chair of the Avalon Prostate Cancer Support Group and is a member of the Newfoundland and Labrador Prostate Cancer Advisory Board.  He has over forty years experience working Provincially, Nationally, and Internationally in academia, health, and education and related fields. Bill holds undergraduate degrees from St. Mary’s and Dalhousie Universities, a Master’s degree from St. Francis Xavier University and a PhD from University of Alberta.
Andrea Matheson

Andrea Matheson, chief executive officer of Sapphire Digital Health Solutions Inc., has over 25 years of experience in technology and operations in several business sectors, including e-business, telecommunications, financial services, healthcare and manufacturing.Prior to joining Sapphire Digital Health Solutions Inc. in 2009, Andrea held executive positions with SimpleLogic Inc., Proponix Inc., CGI Group Inc. where she also held the position of co-internal chief information officer for the telecom sector division, Liberty Health, Trench Group and Noranda Inc. Andrea is involved in a number of charitable and community endeavours as a Board Member and past Chair of The Jean Tweed Centre in Toronto, Mentor for The Next 36, a participant in the the 2012 Ride to Conquer Cancer and holds an annual fundraiser for The Point in Time Centre in Haliburton, Ontario.
 
Ian MacVicar

Ian MacVicar is a founding partner of CastleHill Ventures, a venture capital management company focused on technology based businesses. His background includes extensive involvement in all aspects of corporate / investment / merchant banking and venture capital in  Canada. He currently serves as Executive Chairman and CFO of one ofCanada’s fastest growing technology companies. Mr. MacVicar has previously served on the boards and various board committees of several private and public companies, both in Canada and the United States; he is a Chartered Accountant, and holds the ICD.D designation from theInstitute of Corporate Directors.
George Mohacsi

George Mohacsi joined Foresters in 2002 as Senior Vice President of Operations and Technology where he led several significant strategic change initiatives as well assumed responsibility for the marketing of Foresters products and services. In 2005, George was appointed President and CEO. During his career in the life insurance industry, George has held management and executive roles in key functional areas, including corporate planning, marketing and sales, information systems and administration. He has a strong background in general management and strategic planning and a proven track record of achieving bottom line business results by growing revenues, improving operational effectiveness and managing costs. George is a graduate of University of Toronto. He is also a member of the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Board of Governors and a Board member of Hope Air, a Toronto-based charity. George is the Past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association Inc. (CLHIA). He has served on the Board of Directors of LL Global, Inc., management company for Life Office Management Association (LOMA) and Life Insurance and Market Research Association (LIMRA).

 
George Przybylowski

Mr. Przybylowski has 35 years of experience in the planning and management of conferences, trade shows, special events and consumer shows. Prior to working at York Communications he spent 12 years with the Government of Canada in various policy and program roles and one year acting as Special Policy Advisor to the Minister of Housing & Municipal Affairs. Mr. Przybylowski is also an active volunteer having served as Director of Rotary Cheshire Homes, the Canadian Helen Keller Centre, the Don Valley Rotary Club and acting as a Board member for the Canadian Foundation for Physically Disabled Persons.
Pradeep Sood

Pradeep Sood is the founder of XactScribe Inc. and OutSource Process
Inc. Mr. Sood is a former Director of the Canadian Chamber of
Commerce and a past Chair of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. He is a
 member of the Civic action Steering Committee, Toronto.
From 2007 to 2009 he sat on the Board of the Toronto Board of Trade.
Passionate  about giving back to the community, Mr. Sood has organized
numerous fundraising events to support community organizations including
the Royal Ontario Museum, Harbourfront Centre, the Textile Museum of
Canada and the Bridgepoint Health Foundation. He brings extensive
international experience and diverse cultural knowledge to the Board, with
over 35 years’ experience at both operations and management levels in
Asia, Africa  and North America.
Lee Watchorn
Chair, National Advisory Council

Lee Watchorn retired as a senior officer of Sun Life Financial and is currently President of Watchorn Advisory Group, a firm he founded to  provide advice to senior management. He is a Director of a number of companies including Equitable Life of Canada and BF&M limited and he teaches a course at the SculichSchool at YorkUniversity. He has long been active with volunteer organizations, having been President of St. John Ambulance in Ontario and a member of a number of other Boards in both health care and education.
David Woollcombe

David Woollcombe is a partner at the Toronto office of McCarthy Tetrault, and former Practice Group Leader of the Business Law Group (2007 - 2012). He has significant experience in corporate finance matters, having acted for issuers and investment dealers in a wide variety of cross-border and domestic public offerings and private placements. He is listed in the Best Lawyers of Canada directory in the areas of corporate, mergers and aquisitions and securities law. Called to the bar in 1991, David Woollcombe obtained his LLB from Queen's University, and his BA from Carleton Univerisity. He has taught courses in director's duties at the Directors College and securities law at the University of Western Ontario and the University of Windsor.
 
Paul Villanti

Over the past 20 years Paul has successfully led and built businesses in Australia across the infrastructure, technology, property and telecommunications sectors. He was appointed Chairman of Movember in 2007 and has overseen Movember’s success and expansion globally. In 2011, he stood down as Chairman to assume the responsibility for directing Movember’s program investments globally, predominantly in prostate cancer and mental health research, support services and catalyzing innovation that delivers system wide improvements.  He has a particular interest in leveraging Movember’s role as a global funder to accelerate research breakthroughs through global collaboration.

 

Honorary Directors

Wesley Brown
Mr. Brown was instrumental in the establishment of the predecessor organizations, which became the present day Prostate Cancer Canada.

J.G. (Geoff) Clarke
Mr. Clarke was the first Chair of the Board of Directors of the Prostate Cancer Research Foundation and has been instrumental in the establishment of the predecessor organizations, which became the present day Prostate Cancer Canada.

Donald J. Harrison
Mr. Harrison retired as an active Board member after seven years and has been instrumental in the establishment of the predecessor organizations, which became the present day Prostate Cancer Canada.

Dr. Laurence Klotz

Ralph Noble

Mr. Noble was instrumental in the establishment of the predecessor organizations, which became the present day Prostate Cancer Canada.




 
 



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