Board

Board

Members of The Board


Jackalyn ScroggiePresident
Jackie Scroggie is a former Principal of Northern Secondary School and proud mother of John Scroggie, a graduate of Northern. With over 40 years of service in public education, Jackie has recently worked as a Principal Coach for the Ontario Principals’ Council and as a Field Researcher for Curriculum Services Canada.  A former President of the Toronto Eglinton Rotary Club and a member of the Canadian Federation of University Women, Jackie has served on the board of Delisle Youth Services and several other community organizations.
Gail Robertson-Whitworth Vice President
Gail is a proud graduate of Northern. Both of her parents also attended Northern, shortly after it opened in the early ’30s, and both her daughter and son graduated from Northern.  Gail taught Home Economics, Family Studies, Social Science, and Humanities for 36 years in the TDSB. Her final 16 years teaching were at Northern as the department head.  For over 36 years, Gail has served on many school, board, ministry and professional provincial organizations with experience as member, convenor and administrator.
Holli VerkadeSecretary
Holli Verkade is a retired TDSB teacher who has spent most of her career teaching Mathematics to Northern Students.  She also served as secretary for NSSF for three years.  She is pleased to rejoin the Foundation and looks forward to working with the Board.

Nadine ClarkeTreasurer
Nadine currently works as an Eligibility Official with a Provincial Regulatory Agency. She holds accreditation in Instructing Adults from George Brown College and in Marketing from York University. Nadine is also the founder of a training company, which specializes in delivering practice-driven, experiential skills coaching that is tailored to meet the specific professional development needs of administrative professionals.
Elisa PrashadDirector
Elisa Prashad is a marketing professional with over 20+ years experience in real estate, healthcare and the financial industry. She is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art & Design University. She has held senior marketing roles as Vice-President of Amica Senior Lifestyles as well as Vice-President at Origin Active Lifestyles – both national senior housing companies. Elisa now owns her own marketing consulting firm – Boomer Branding, working with clients to reach the 55+ demographic. She is a graduate of Northern Secondary School where her eldest son currently attends. Her younger son attends the Toronto French School. She has lived in Mid-Town Toronto her entire life and when not working enjoys ballet, kayaking and painting.
Matt KassirerDirector
Matt attended Northern in the 1990s, loved his Northern experience, and was Students Council President his final year. Art director, writer and brand thinker at Komposit Creative, Matt is always in pursuit of design excellence and great storytelling. His clients range across sectors: theatre and television, travel and lifestyle, medical tech, law and education. He is energized by people who are doing important work – from environmental advocates, to tech entrepreneurs, to educators. Matt is excited to bring his creative skill set to the Foundation. Exciting things are afoot!

Directors Past & Present

President:

  • Jackalyn Scroggie (interim) – 2019 – present
  • Cynthia Hamlin - 2010-2019
  • Dale R. Callender – 2006-2010
  • Cathy Maroccia – 2006
  • Margaret Zuker – 1999-2006

Vice President:

  • Gail Robertson-Whitworth – 2018 – present
  • Cynthia Chaplin – 2015-2017
  • Gail Jacobs - 2010-2013
  • Jim Best – 2009-2010
  • David Jones – 2007-2009
  • Jim Hutton – 2006
  • Jean Probyn – 1999-2006

Treasurer:

  • Nadine Clark – 2019 – present
  • Liane deGooyer-Gariepy – 2017-2019
  • Dickin Lam – 2015-2016
  • Mark Kohler – 2012-2014
  • Mike Chesher – 2010-2012
  • Wen Liu – 2008-2010
  • Marcus Christensen – 2007
  • Kent Moore – 2006-2007
  • David Moore – 2005
  • Mary Louise Jones – 2003-2005
  • Nancy Wang – 2002
  • Joe Luszczek – 1999-2002

Secretary:

  • Holli Verkade – 2019 – present
  • Colleen Reed – 2015-2018
  • Jonathan Isaac – 2012-2015
  • Becky Organ – 2011-2012
  • Ronni Brott – 2008-2011
  • David Elliott – 2006-2008
  • John Lombardi – 2006
  • Holli Verkade – 2002-2005
  • Bruce Robb – 1999-2002

Directors and Ex-officio (EXO – non voting):

  • Debbie Barton Moore
  • Gary Chen
  • Mary Laszlo
  • Ron Dimock
  • Stephanie Lauber
  • Wendy Dines
  • David Lockwood
  • Jackalyn Scroggie (EXO)
  • Sharon Grossman
  • Andrew Tsang
  • Jean Hammond
  • Dan Dominico
  • Marie Scarland James
  • Kim Taylor
  • Zoltan Koritar
  • Bob Milne (EXO)
  • Catherine Schuler
  • Susan Lancaster
  • Donna Walsh
  • Sudhi Menon
  • Varla Abrams (EXO)
  • Leanne Lewis
  • Derek Tsang
  • Bryon White
  • Jane Steele Moore
  • Charles Wyatt
  • Liane Soles
  • Andrea Petroff
  • Suri Weinberg Linsky
  • Dan Burns
  • Gail Jacobs (EXO)
  • Eva Pathak (EXO)
  • Anne Marie Paraghamian
  • Magdalena Bracer
  • Daniel Hutton
  • Robert Beutel
  • Amy Gowans
  • Alex Stephen
  • Beverly Manchee
  • Sara (Opoku) Bond
  • Julian Markowitz
  • Yeugenia Kazantseva (EXO)
  • Stephanie Holbik (EXO)
  • Linda Johnson
  • Jennifer Wittig
  • Dean Rogers
  • Holly Henderson (EXO)
  • Josie Gillespie (EXO)
  • Alex Gladwell
  • Margaret Bennett
  • Oliver Hibbs
  • Daniel Rodic
  • Cindy English
  • Ashlyn O’Mara
  • Cherie Daniel
  • Nicole Bucher

Student Council Senator Representative – NON VOTING RIGHTS

  • Miles Moser – 2018-2019
  • Laura Williams – 2017-2018
  • Julia Thomas – 2016-2017
  • Frank Li – 2015-2016
  • Jayun Bae – 2014-2015
  • Braun Scott – 2013-2014
  • Joseph Chusid – 2012-2013
  • Claire Chen – 2011-2012
  • Max Berger – 2010-2011
  • Daniel Sorek – 2009-2010
  • Rejuana Alam – 2008-2009
  • Arielle Kaplan – 2007-2008
  • Matt Kaplan – 2006-2007