Recommended Board Additions - 2018/19
The 519 presents the recommended Board additions for 2018/19. These candidates have successfully passed the application and nomination requirements, and the evaluation process.
Members from the catchment area are:
Marco is the Executive Vice-President & Chief Operating Officer at Pattison Sign Group and during his tenure at PSG, Marco has held various leadership positions, including the position of CFO. He has completed various studies and holds a Bachelor of Sciences in Accounting from the Université du Québec à Montréal, a Short Graduate Program in Financial Performance from Université TÉLUQ as well as an Organizational Leadership Certificate from the Institut de leadership en gestion. He also holds a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) license.
In order to maximize learning opportunities, Marco is a member of the MacKay Forums, which is a formal platform to learn and share best practices from Executives from various industries. An active member of the Ontario Sign Association since 2016, he is also engaged in community efforts such as joining the Finance Committee of the 519, one of the largest community centers in the City of Toronto.
Michelle Cherny, CPA, CA is the Chief of Staff to the National Audit Public practice at Deloitte Canada. Michelle has over six years of experience in the design, development and execution of a risk-based approach to providing financial and non-financial assurance to various clients across multiple industries, including resources and energy, as well as in the design and implementation of strategic and operational initiatives. Prior to her current role, Michelle was a member of the Risk Advisory practice as a Senior Consultant specializing in Sustainability & Climate Change as well as Governance and Risk Management. Michelle is an active member of the LGBTQA community as the National Chair of the Deloitte Pride Community, Advisor on LGBTQ Member Relations to CPA Ontario and Strategic Advisor to the Ten Oaks Project, having previously served as the Treasurer on the Board of Directors of Pride Toronto and a Director on the Board of Directors of Start Proud (formerly Out On Bay Street).
Members from the non-catchment area are:
Justin Khan is a legal professional who works for the not-for-profit organization, Law in Action Within Schools (LAWS). LAWS is the joint partnership between the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto and Osgoode Hall Law School at York University. LAWS connects the resources of Toronto's legal community to the benefit of inner-city and newcomer youth facing personal and systemic barriers to education and career success.
Justin graduated from law school with high honours and during his three years he was Student Head of Pro Bono Initiatives and was part of an Innocence Network Chapter. As a lawyer, Justin has taken a keen interest in human rights work and promoting legal diversity within the justice sector. He has previously been a volunteer Policy Advisor at the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and currently sits on the Board of Directors for The 519 Community Centre. Justin is also serving as Chair, 2018 Green Space Festival in support of The 519
Paul Jonathan Saguil
Paul Jonathan Saguil is Associate Vice President, Innovation, Governance, and Risk Strategies in TD Bank Group's Global Anti-Money Laundering Department. He was formerly Senior Counsel in TD's Legal Department and previously practiced litigation at Stockwoods LLP. He has appeared before all levels of courts in Ontario, and the Federal Court, and before the Supreme Court of Canada. He received his Hons. B.A. (Philosophy) from York University and LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School. Before being called to the Bar of Ontario in 2008, he served as a judicial clerk to the Honourable Justice Phelan of the Federal Court. In addition to volunteering on the Board of Management for the 519, he is an active member of the Canadian/Ontario Bar Association and Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers; Vice Chair of the CBA's Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law Section; past Chair of the Law Society of Ontario Equity Advisory Group; Chair of the Board of Directors for Start Proud; and a member of the Board for the Ontario Justice Education Network.