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Board Members

Christina Robertson

Chair

Christina has lived in Brampton for 7+ years. She is passionate about serving her community and believes that "we grow stronger by serving others around us”.   

Christina brings to the board over 13 years of experience in the Financial Services Industry in a variety of roles within Retail Banking, Legal, Capital Markets and HR. Christina is currently a HR Manager with BMO Financial Group's Talent Transformation and Governance Team and is currently focused on supporting BMO’s Talent and Learning strategies in Canada and US.  In her role, she provides consulting, project and change management for BMO Financial Group.   

Christina holds a BA from The University of Waterloo in Psychology and is a certified Law Clerk with the Institute Law Clerks of Ontario. She is intensely dedicated and self-driven with a passion for “working in the grey” to innovate and transform strategic initiatives to support business solutions. 

Christina and her husband have two wonderful children Jay and Jordan. 


Jaineel Purohit

Vice

Jaineel Purohit has graduated with a Master’s degree at York University, specializing in Health Policy and Equity and a Bachelor’s degree in Health Studies specializing in Health Management. His Major Research Paper (MRP) in his Master’s program focused on whether or not the Central Local Health Integrated Network (Central LHIN) and the Toronto Central LHIN (TC LHIN) have a potential system in place to help raise awareness of the Social Determinants Of Health and help reduce health inequities experienced by the socially disadvantaged members in Ontario’s neoliberal society.

Jaineel is currently working as a Health Promoter for the Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention division at the Region of Peel. He is responsible for applying and leading the program planning and evaluation process to various projects across the healthy eating children and youth and healthy eating adult team including Marketing 2 Kids; Sugar Sweetened Beverages; Comprehensive Community Health Initiative.


Oscar Rodriguez

Treasurer

Oscar is currently working in the Ontario Public Sector focusing on Procurement and Business Improvement. Heis an accounting professional who has over 11 years experience and worked at the Office of the Auditor General of Ontario (OAGO), in which he had the opportunity to work on Value-For-Money (VFM) audits as well as financial audits; spanning various Ministries, crown corporations with focus on the health care sector involving work in hospitals; Community Care Access Centers and other health organizations. In addition he has private sector in pension accounting and operations management. He is currently continuing to build his experience with a focus on forensic and fraud investigations.

Oscar has resided with his family in Brampton over the last 28 years. He is currently also involved with MELIDEN, a new organization that is situated in Brampton which promotes Andean music artists from South America. He is also a member of the St. Marguerite d’Youville Parish and the Knights of Columbus.


Michael Benoit

Secretary

Michael lives in the Brampton Heartlake area. He was a long time director of the Paralegal Society of Ontario (PSO) and played an integral role in the amalgamation of another paralegal association to Ontario’s largest paralegal association.

More recently, he is a labour relations officer for the Ontario Nurses’ Association where he advocates before the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB) and the appellate tribunal, WSIAT.

Michael and his wife are committed to raising their two children to be socially responsible and active.


Michael Iseyemi

Director

Michael has over 20 years of experience in Technology Management, information security, risk management, and business continuity planning in various industries including Financial, Healthcare and the Service Industry. His compliance expertise and scope of mandate include financial crimes enforcement laws, Sarbanes-Oxley, global privacy and data protection legislations, and telecommunications statutes. His experience also includes Technology management, data privacy, Cyber Security, Risk management, general governance and oversight of a business. He has been instrumental in devising strategies that has resulted in streamlined business operations, cost savings and enabling the business to generate more revenue in the aforementioned areas while also positioning for growth. Michael has a global experience in the global data privacy and cross border related issues and compliance standards arena especially in valuating risks, devising mitigation strategies and also implementation of initiatives to reduce such risks to a residual level.

Michael has resided with his family in Brampton over the last 23 years. He and his wife Franca are the proud parents of three children one of whom is an aspiring Medical Doctor currently studying Medicine. His other daughter is currently attending University and his Son is a Professional Engineer.


Rima Karam

Director

My name is Rima Karam and I am very honoured and happy to be a part of the board of directors with WellFort. I am a registered Kinesiologist, with a bachelor of health sciences, as well as a Master in Health Sciences. I have always had a passion in health promotion and health policy and am quite happy that I am able to learn more in this regard from being on the board with WellFort. My Master's degree focused on drug coverage policy where I studied the Ontario Drug Benefit program from the physicians' perspectives, which has helped feed my interest in pursuing a career involving drug coverage policies, reimbursement and pharmaceutical distribution. I currently work for McKesson Canada as a customer program supervisor, where I lead a team of individuals who work on a patient support program throughout Canada. I am looking forward to working with WellFort more, enhancing my knowledge and skill set and helping to make a difference in the community that WellFort serves. 


Karen Kus

Director

Karen Kus graduated with a Masters of Education, Adult Education and Community Development at OISE, University of Toronto. As an advocate for community-focused endeavours, she expresses her passion for social change through her pedagogical background. She has been a dedicated community activist in Peel, as evident in her former experience as a committee member for Peel Committee Against Women Abuse. Karen was a born and raised in Mississauga and looks forward to continue contributing to the community.

She continues to do substantial work at the University of Toronto Mississauga as an Instructor, Teacher Assistant, and Research Assistant for the Women and Gender Studies program. Her teaching and research interests focus on gender and social change, human rights and community development, feminist praxis, narratives and personal growth, and transnationalism and cultural perspectives. She aims to apply her academic background in feminism and social justice critical theories to her community based initiatives in order to ensure inclusivity and an anti-oppressive framework.


Nicole Salmon

Director

Nicole has proudly called Brampton home for 35+ years. Hailing from a large extended family with deep roots within the Brampton community and Peel Region, she is inspired by the vision and opportunity of creating caring, healthy, just, welcoming and inclusive communities. She believes the best way of achieving this vision is to roll up her sleeves, engage and commit her time, energy and resources to building the type of community we desire and envision.

Nicole has spent the majority of her professional life working within the non-profit sector with over twenty-five years of fundraising and senior leadership experience. In 2014 Nicole founded Boundless Philanthropy, a fundraising and organizational development consultancy. Prior to founding the consultancy, she was Director of Fund Development at Oxfam Canada, an international development non-governmental organization (INGO) and also a member of the organization's senior management team.

She has been a convenor and assistant coach for boys soccer in Brampton, volunteered with Carabram, served on the Board of the Association of Fundraising Professional (AFP Toronto) and is currently a mentor with the AFP Inclusion and Diversity Fellowship. She is an avid reader, sports and arts enthusiast.


Inayat Vasta

Director

Inayat is a senior executive with expertise in governance, finance, management and strategic planning. He obtained accreditation as a Chartered Director from The Directors College in 2010. Inayat is currently a member on the Board with Peel Children's Aid Society and Bramalea Community Health Centre (WellFort), and is a member on the Institute of Corporate Directors, Ontario Chapter (Peel Region) Events Planning Committee. Inayat is an avid community volunteer and proponent in building a vibrant civil society.