Chair – Andrea Robinson, LL.M., P.M.P.
Leveraging 17 years of experience, Andrea is the Founder, President & CEO of Robinson Global Management Inc., a Toronto-based Canadian woman-owned corporation. The firm delivers multi-disciplinary consulting specializing in procurement, project and contract management, and dispute resolution, where Andrea is a Principal Consultant and she supports affordable housing, healthcare, education, sport, transit, public utilities, and resource development projects totalling $65 Billion.
Andrea’s educational background includes focus on Sociology, Criminology and Forensic Mental Health, Negotiation, Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, Project, Business and Supply Chain Management, Infrastructure, Energy and Design.
Andrea’s community advocacy includes, mentoring young men and women in her community to achieve their desired educational and social development goals, which she has done all her life; volunteering as a Build Crew Member with Habitat for Humanity; voluntary bookkeeper for non-profit; and volunteering as a Director, Board Secretary, and appointed to Chair of CTI’s Board in September 2020.
Andrea joined the CTI Board in 2017, lending her experience in business development, administration and management, and non-profit community engagement with experience working to combat the socio-economic community impacts on urban youth, young adults, new-Canadians and women in the community and in the criminal justice realm.
Andrea is passionate about her work that supports the betterment of building safe, strong, and sustainable communities through ethical procurement. Her service to CTI is special to her as it enables CTI to best support people that reside in our community, who may be encountering situational, systemic, and developmental challenges, to make demonstrable changes to improve their quality of life.
Executive Director – Duncan Gillespie
Duncan Gillespie has over 30 years’ experience in the for-profit, not-for-profit and academic fields, leading organizations through growth and change. He teaches at McMaster University in the areas of entrepreneurship, strategic planning and operational management, and taught for 5 years at both Mohawk College and Centennial College on various subjects related to criminal justice and organizational management and governance.
Previously, he was the Chief Executive Officer at Hamilton Entertainment Facilities Inc. and was the Executive Director at the John Howard Society of Hamilton/Burlington. Duncan privately consults in the areas of strategy, operations and business development for a number of Canadian companies and not for profit organizations.
Duncan has chaired numerous local, provincial and national boards, committees and working groups. Most recently, he was the Vice Chair of the National Agencies Active in Criminal Justice and a member of the National Joint Working Group on Community Corrections, as well as the Humber College Community Justice Advisory Committee and the McMaster/Mohawk Collaborative Not-For-Profit Management Advisory Committee.
Treasurer – Ian Chan, C.P.A., C.A., M.Acc.
Ian is Principal, Professional Programs at Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada). With over 217,000 members, the organization supports the setting of accounting, auditing and assurance standards; advocates for economic and social development in the public interest; and develops leading-edge thought leadership, research, guidance and educational programs.
Currently, Ian is responsible for content development and technical review of various Professional Development initiatives. Prior to his current role, Ian worked in the Audit and Compliance functions at TD Bank, as well as PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) where he obtained his CPA, CA designation.
Ian joined the CTI board in 2020, lending both his financial expertise as well as experience in the learning & development space.
Outside of work and his role at CTI, Ian is Treasurer on the Board of Directors at his condominium corporation, ensuring its financial viability and the well-being of the community as a whole.
Secretary – Leanne Reis, C.P.A., C.M.A
Leanne is the Manager, Financial Transformation at the City of Toronto where she oversees a number of major projects and initiatives that will contribute to the City’s long-term financial sustainability. Leanne previously spent a number of years with the provincial government working in finance and accounting at the Ministry of Health, followed by Indigenous Affairs.
Leanne has an undergraduate Rotman Commerce degree from the University of Toronto and is a Chartered Professional Accountant. She has spent the majority of her career developing strategic business plans and enabling effective controllership practices within the realm of the public sector.
Leanne has extended her passion for public service to the non-profit sector through previous volunteer engagements and is now excited to be a part of the CTI Board, as one of its newest members in 2020. She strongly supports the CTI mandate and is honoured to have the opportunity to contribute to its strategic plan.
Director – Brandon O’Riordan, J.D.
Brandon O’Riordan is a lawyer at Campbell Bader LLP. Brandon has practiced law for over ten years, primarily in the areas of employment law, civil litigation and corporate/commercial law. He provides advice and representation to many small and medium-size businesses across the GTA, assisting them with everything from acquisitions to leasing to employment policies. He also frequently represents employees in wrongful dismissal lawsuits and human rights complaints.
Brandon graduated with a J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2009, and was called to the Ontario bar in 2010. He lives with his wife and son in Toronto.
Brandon has been a member of CTI’s board since February of 2018. Brandon is proud to be part of CTI and believes that it is doing important work in the community, both through its client outreach programs and its training of staff and volunteers in other such programs. In his role as a Board member, Brandon shares his legal expertise, especially on questions that relate to commercial matters and human resources issues.
Director – Minh Huynh, B.Math., M.B.A., P.M.P.
Minh is a Senior Manager at PwC, a leading global accounting and consulting firm. Minh has global experience in both public and private sector in Canada and abroad. His expertise is in technology and management consulting and project management.
Prior to his involvement at CTI Board, Minh was a member of the Rotary club of Calgary and the Balfour Park Zurich Rotary club. Minh has been part of the CTI Board since 2017 and the Strategy and Marketing sub-committees. Minh is currently an executive member of PwC’s GTA SHINE employee resource group which focuses on the LGBTQ+ community.
Minh is passionate about making CTI trainings and programs accessible to the community it serves.
Director – Akriti Bhatnagar
“Akriti is a financial Fraud Investigator with over ten years of experience in end-to-end project management with firms such as Kroll, Deloitte, and EY. Her experience spans across anti-bribery and anti-corruption investigations, fraud risk management, AML compliance, and formulation of fraud-related policies across sectors and geographies. She leads cross-functional teams toward achieving results through a vast experience in working with international clients, lawyers, regulators, and colleagues.
Akriti is currently pursuing her EMBA from the Kellogg-Schulich program, graduating in October 2022.
Akriti has always been passionate about serving her community and has played an active part in volunteering for not-for-profits in India and Canada. She is proud to be associated with CTI as a board member and is enthusiastic about raising awareness and making the important work the organisation does easily accessible to the community.
Director – Rasheed Joseph-Young
Dr. Rasheed Joseph-Young is the Director, Leadership Development-Social Impact Learning and Diversity Leadership Programs. He plays an integral role in the advancement of executive and non-executive high-potential (HiPo) Women and BIPOC talent. He is accountable for setting the strategy and driving the development, communication and implementation of new and key enterprise initiatives and talent management strategies that will impact representation of Women & BIPOC talent in leadership. He is also responsible for the Social Impact Leadership Program, a unique initiative to engage skills based volunteering to solve challenges faced by our community partners. These initiatives are part of a holistic, systematic approach (organizational and individual) to addressing barriers to advancement.
Rasheed has held numerous line roles in various businesses in the first half of his career starting in client facing retail banking in RBC Trinidad & Tobago and migrating to Canada where he continued his career moving into Business Banking Operations, Retail Lending, the Advice Center, and Branch Management. He later moved into Learning & Performance, taking one progressively expanded roles leading to becoming a highly sought after Lead Senior Global Facilitator, keynote speaker, consultant and coach.
Fascinated by global cultures and people, this role took him across the globe on a regular basis delivering learning to all of our business platforms and audiences. He is seen as an outstanding ambassador and culture carrier for RBC for over 3 decades contributing to shaping a high performance culture globally. Rasheed is a past recipient of the prestigious Royal Performance Cruise Winner Award
Rasheed holds an undergraduate degree in Commerce and Financial Services through Nipissing University in Ontario Canada and a Masters in Adult Education and Change Leadership through Athabasca University in Alberta Canada, where his thesis focused on Cultural Intelligence. He also holds a Doctorate in Education with a focus on Global Learning and Development from Northcentral University in Arizona USA. As a father of 3 adults, he enjoys family times, travel, nature walks, reading, gardening, cooking and hosting. He particularly enjoys visiting the vineyards and wineries around the globe and does not shy away from getting in a good workout at the gym. He is an avid supporter of Oakville’s Women’s Shelter- which supports abused and displaced women and children and Kerr Street Missions, providing support and resources for the less fortunate in the community.
Director – Matthew Wong
Director – Kacey-Neille Ennis, MBA, CHRL
With over 15 years in the Human Resources field, Kacey-Neille is a strategic leader with broad experience in several industries including manufacturing, professional services, childcare and telecommunications, within small, medium and large enterprises.
As an HR leader Kacey-Neille is a strategist, an implementor and a communicator of all HR initiatives, to ensure alignment with the overall strategy of the company. She is a strong business partner capable of approaching HR challenges from both the business and the people perspective and creates change through partnerships and teamwork.
Kacey-Neille holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Schulich School of Business and a Bachelor of Science (BSc) from York University. She is also holds a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation from the HRPA.
Passionate about giving back to the community, Kacey-Neille is an active member and Board Director of the York Region Chapter of the HRPA, and has enjoyed serving and interacting within the HR community through mentorship, volunteering and professional development. Outside of HR, her volunteer work has focused on women’s empowerment and supporting women from all walks of life through change. In 2022, Kacey-Neille is excited and proud to join the CTI Board of Directors and hopes to bring her experience and knowledge to support the community through the continued advancement of this incredible organization.
Director – Leanne Reis