Board of Directors

Members of the Alzheimer Society of Ontario’s Board of Directors, elected from across Ontario, guide the organization’s efforts to improve service and care, fund and advance research, educate the communities we serve and mobilize support for the disease. To learn more, please contact board liaison Lee Ann Stewart,

Keith Gibbons, Chair

Kieth Gibbons As President & CEO of McCormick Canada, Keith brings a broad perspective to the Board of ASO. His professional experience includes organizational development,strategic and financial planning and general management. As well, he has been an active Community member in London where he has sat on several Boards in the non-profit sector.

Joining the Board in 2012, Keith recognizes the significant strain Alzheimer's disease has on families through personal family experience. As well, Keith appreciates the significant social, health and economic impacts that will result from the increasing affects of the population being impacted by dementia in the coming years. Having an opportunity to help deal with these issues motivated him to become involved with ASO.

Pamela Waeland, Past Chair

Pam WaelandPam recently retired from 3M Canada, where she held numerous positions in the areas of sales and marketing, corporate advertising, public relations, corporate communications.  Her last position was that of Business Manager, Government Markets and Public Affairs, Provincial Markets where she was responsible for maximizing business relationships across Canada.

Pam served on the Board of Directors for the London Chamber of Commerce (President 2006/7), and is a member of London Chamber of Commerce Board of Governors.  She has also served on the Board of Directors for the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and was active on the Chamber’s  Ontario Business Advisory Council.  

Pam is a past Chair of the Board of Directors for the Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex.  

Since becoming involved with the Federation Leadership Forums, she come to know a number of ASO staff and board members and find their passion to be infectious.  Her involvement with the OE Task Force and co-chair of past Governance Leadership Conferences reaffirms the futurity and sustainability of Alzheimer Society is paramount.   She has a proven track record of getting results.

Farhad Sethna, Vice Chair

Farhad Farhad has served on the Board of the Alzheimer Society of York Region as Chair, Vice-Chair and Treasurer.  His professional experience includes governance, strategic planning, financial and operational management.  Farhad has been an active member of his community by serving on the Boards of Art Starts, a community based arts organization and the Toronto Chapter of Financial Executives International.

Farhad is currently the Vice-President, Corporate Services at Shepherd Village, a healthcare facility for seniors.

Bob Stewart

Bob StewartAs a successful business person with a strong understanding of finance and human resources, Bob has been able to offer his skills to create some of Thunder Bay’s most successful fundraising events. Demonstrating the benefits and importance of strong leadership and organization, Bob has been involved in committees developing  programs at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Science Centre and has  served on the board of the Alzheimer Society of Thunder Bay.    
Bob has walked the journey of dementia with his mother over the past 15 years,and   
has had opportunities to work with many committed people, observe the services offered to clients and their families and educate himself about the Alzheimer’s disease process through workshops and seminars.            
As well as serving as Treasurer on the board of Directors, Bob has been a part of the    
Alzheimer Society of Thunder Bay as a client family, a donor, an event chair and committee member. This has given him a multi-­‐faceted view and the opportunity to use his business skill set to seek out ways to maximize efficiencies in spending  donor dollars toward strengthening and supporting people with dementia and their families.

Thomas Evans, Treasurer  

ThomasExperiencing first-hand the impact of Alzheimer’s disease on a close family member, Thomas Evans was motivated by his concern about the effects and projected growth of the disease. He joined the ASO Board in order to help support the search for a cure and those who are affected by dementia and their families.

Thomas will bring his many years experience as an accomplished business and financial executive in diverse industries (financial services, public service, hospitality, transportation, mining, manufacturing) and among large, small, public, private, non-profit and public sector organizations to his position as Chair, Finance and Audit Committee.

Ted Wheatley

Ted WheatleyTed Wheatley has been a senior volunteer with several Canadian health charities for over 20 years, including the Canadian Cancer Society, and the North York General Hospital Foundation.  Professionally he has worked in the banking and insurance industry his entire career and is currently an Advisor with Sun Life Financial in Toronto.   Ted has served on the Audit & Finance committee of the Alzheimer Society of Ontario for two years and most recently joined the Board as a Director.  Ted is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CGA) and has an MBA from the University of Toronto (Rotman School of Business).   

Rick Gallop

RickRick’s career as CEO of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario coupled with his earlier presidency of a major advertising agency, brings to ASO a wealth of experience in fund raising, marketing and communications.

During his 16 year tenure at the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Rick was responsible for overseeing a tenfold increase in fund raising revenues. He was also a major catalyst in raising the profile of stroke and the importance of lifestyle change in reducing the risk of most major diseases.

In that connection he took early retirement to write and promote a highly successful series of books on diet and lifestyle change [a New York Times bestseller].

Rick has also served on the board of the Glaucoma Research Society of Canada and more recently appointed a director of Farm Radio International.

Rudi Loepp, Secretary

RudiRudi Loepp is currently a Business Development Executive, Connected Intelligence with SNAP Security Corporation. He was previously a Sales Executive with IBM Canada Limited with a career that encompasses over 35 years of experience in educational, marketing and management roles.

He has put his leadership skills to work in the community as well. He was Vice President of Big Brothers (Regina), Board Member of Opera Saskatchewan, Chair of IBM/Cheer Board Corporate Challenge (Winnipeg) and Account Executive of United Way. In Ottawa, he was involved with Junior Achievement, and previously chaired IBM's involvement in Destiny 2000. He received his BComm Hons. in Marketing from the University of Manitoba.

 He also has 10 years of experience in various roles on the Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County's Board of Directors, combined with 35 years of management background and a personal family experience with dementia.

Anthony Milonas

Anthony MilonasAnthony Milonas has 17 years of senior management experience across multiple industries, and multiple continents.  Anthony is currently Chief Operating Officer at CBI Health Group based in Toronto, which includes We Care Health Services, where he leads a team of over 7,000 people nationally.  Prior to joining We Care in 2010, he was most recently in Europe at Lausanne, Switzerland-based Barnes Group Inc. where he spent four years in a variety of General Management positions.  Milonas spent several years in senior positions with large fortune 500 companies in senior leadership roles.

Anthony sits on several boards including: Canadian Home Care Association (CHCA), Canadian Abilities Foundation (CAF), a Signatory Partner for the Canadian Caregiver Coalition (CCC), Alzheimer’s Society of Ontario (ASO), was a former board member of Home Care Ontario (HCO), as well as was past  Chair for Canada Cares Caregiver Award – Selection Committee. 

Anthony holds a Masters Certificate in Healthcare Management, a Masters Degree in Business Administration, a Bachelor of Business Administration, and is fluent in English, French and Greek.

Anthony believes nothing is more important than being able to live a full, independent life, and works to make a difference.

Allan Greve

Allan Greve Board MemberFrom 1989 to 2001, Allan Greve served as President and CEO of St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton.  During his tenure, Allan ensured that the hospital was one of the most efficient and effective in the country with a no deficit policy.  He also finalized agreements for the construction of a $160 million redevelopment program for the construction of a 10-storey Tower with acute clinical facilities and an academic centre.  Prior to this, he served as President and CEO of Scarborough General Hospital for six years.  Currently, he is President of Greve Health Solutions Incorporated. 

Allan has extensive experience as a governor in the Public and Private Sector and his key roles has included Founding Chair of the Board—Smart Systems for Health (Provincial IT Infrastructure), Chair of the Board and Governor for Mohawk College, Governor for  Ontario Hospital Association, Ontario Council of Teaching Hospitals, and other regional and provincial agencies.

His academic credentials include a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Saskatchewan and a Diploma in Hospital Administration from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Community Medicine.

He is currently the President of the Alzheimer Society of Hamilton and Halton.

Michael Fraleigh

Michael Fraleigh is a Partner with the law firm of Fogler, Rubinoff and has extensive experience in all aspects of health law. He has significant expertise in the representation of physicians, dentists, nurses and other health care practitioners in regulatory matters including complaints, discipline, quality assurance, fitness to practice and registration issues. He has also represented numerous physicians in hospital privilege disputes as well as in medical malpractice actions. He also advises corporations and institutions with respect to health law issues.

Michael has served as lead counsel in matters before all levels of court in Ontario, the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal, and various tribunals including the Discipline Committee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, College of Chiropodists, College of Audiologists and Speech Language.

Dr. Wendy Horbay

Dr. Wendy Horbay (PhD, Developmental Biology, University of Toronto) has had a career-long commitment to improving the lives of patients in need, and to enhancing knowledge sharing across many serious medical conditions. Having retired from an 18 year career in pharmaceutical Research & Development and post-marketing clinical development, Wendy has extensive scientific, clinical and research knowledge to the health charities sector.

Wendy was a member of the national board of Parkinson Society Canada (PSC) from 2013 through 2015.  She was elected to (and continues with) the newly constituted board of the nationally restructured Parkinson Canada (PC) in January 2016.  She also continues on the Parkinson Canada Research Policy committee, acting as Vice-Chair.  Earlier PSC board committee work also included the National Advocacy Committee.  Previous volunteer roles have included: Spokesperson, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (2011-2015); Vice-Chair, Corporate Leadership Cabinet, Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation ‘Weekend to End Women’s Cancers’ (2010-12), and ongoing family eldercare which includes dealing with progressive Parkinson’s Dementia. 

Karen Hacker

Photo of Karen HackerA lawyer and executive based in Toronto, Karen Hacker spent five years with TO2015, the Organizing Committee for the 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games held in Toronto during the summer of 2015, holding a number of roles,  including General Counsel and Corporate Secretary and Senior Vice-President of Human Resources and Volunteers. She was also a member of TO2015’s senior executive team, reporting to the CEO.  

Before the Games, Ms. Hacker worked in multiple businesses and industries including movies and entertainment, toys, and print and publishing. After the Games, she worked briefly at Canadian Interuniversity Sport as its interim Chief Operating Officer.  With her governance knowledge and experience working with a variety of boards (such as Commonwealth Games Canada’s Board) , she is committed assisting the ASO Board to reach its maximum effectiveness.

Gaston Franklyn

Photo of Gaston Franklyn

Gaston is a professional educator with a B.A., M.Ed. and Ph.D. from Canadian Universities.  He has held full-time teaching positions in Primary (Trinidad), and Secondary and Post-secondary institutions in Canada. 

He retired from his last position as the Vice-President, Academic at St. Clair College of Applied Arts and Technology.  Post retirement, he has worked for CIDA and the World Bank as an international consultant on Education Change Management in China, Thailand, Syria, the Philippines and the Caribbean.

Gaston has previously served as Board Chair of Alzheimer Society of Windsor-Essex County as well as Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee and Chair of the Community Advisory Committee.  He is currently a member of the Board of Windsor Police Services and Children’s Mental Health of Ontario (CMHO).

Nancy Hines

Photo of Nancy HinesPrior to joining the ASO Board, Nancy Hines was a member of the Board of Directors of the Alzheimer Society of London and Middlesex for six years,  serving as both a Director and Board Chair.  She joined the Local Board after losing her  Mother to frontal lobe dementia.  She also volunteers with the Teleconnect program and facilitates a monthly Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) Spousal Support Group. 

Formal education in the humanities and an entrepreneurial family background provided Nancy with the necessary skills base for involvement in her family-owned business.  She was able to assist in growing a private sector, rural, niche business to a worldwide dealer network.  During this period, she also served seven years as a volunteer Board Member and President on the Huron County Economic  Development  Board.  


Last Updated: 07/17/2018