Board

Board

MEMBERS OF THE BOARD

Cynthia Hamlin Board Member
Cynthia Hamlin is a proud graduate of Northern Secondary School and has been president of the NSS Foundation since 2010. She was an early participant in the school’s Co-op program, doing accounting work; a career that Cynthia went on to enjoy for the next two decades. Cynthia earned a bachelors degree in accounting from Pennsylvania State University, and her MBA from Utica College. As a consultant with Investors Group Financial Services Inc., Cynthia focuses on helping women and women-owned businesses to build wealth. Cynthia can often be found cheering on the Northern Red Knights football teams at home games.
Ashlyn O'MaraBoard Member
Ashlyn has been a director of the Foundation since October 2013 and was responsible for the recent launch of the Foundation’s new website. Ashlyn is a licensed lawyer and full-time professor in the School of Legal and Public Administration at Seneca College where she teaches in the paralegal and law clerk programs. She also enjoys coaching Seneca College’s Paralegal Moot Team every year.
Colleen Reed Board Member
 Colleen Reed is an Independent Educational Consultant and owner of American College Consulting. She assists high school students searching for the right fit at universities in the USA, Canada and the UK. She has worked as a secondary school teacher for the TDSB and the District of West Vancouver. In addition, she serves on the Brown University Club of Toronto as a board member. Colleen lives in Toronto with her husband and 2 daughters.

Alan Wakayama Board Member
Alan Wakayama was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. He currently works as a Cargo Handler for FedEx Express Canada at Pearson International Airport. This is Alan’s second term as a director of the Northern Secondary School Alumni committee and is responsible for organizing Northern Secondary School’s Annual Alumni Golf Invitational. Alan is also the Receivers Coach for the Northern Secondary School Senior Football team. Alan is also a volunteer at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre and assists the Centre with various events and festivals. Alan enjoys playing hockey and golf in his spare time.
Cherie DanielBoard Member
Cherie A. Daniel was called to the Bar in 2005. She has practiced in the areas of Criminal law, Regulatory, and Tax defence. Previously to being on the Foundation, she sat on the Justices of the Peace Review Council for two terms. Cherie is currently in the final stages of completing both her Masters in Law specializing in Criminal law, Business and Labour, and Employment (Osgoode); and her Masters in Adult Education and Community Development with a collaborative in Workplace Learning and Social Change. Cherie teaches full-time at Mohawk College and has recently been appointed as a member to a municipal tribunal.

Board Structure

Directors Past & Present

President:

  • Cynthia Hamlin - 2010-present
  • Dale R. Callender – 2006-2010
  • Cathy Maroccia – 2006
  • Margaret Zuker – 1999-2006

Vice President:

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

Treasurer:

  • Liane deGooyer-Gariepy – 2017 – present
  • 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:

  • Colleen Reed – 2015-present
  • 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
  • Jackie 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
  • Ashlyn O’Mara

Student Council Senator Representative – NON VOTING RIGHTS

  • Laura Williams – 2017-2018
  • Julia Thomas – 2016-2017
  • Frank Li – 201-2016
  • 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