It is with tremendous sadness that we share the news that Barry William Nowoselski, a 7 year Board Member and long time friend to the Alzheimer Society Peel, passed away on February 9, 2021. Devoted to helping people who live with dementia, Barry’s leadership and talents will be deeply missed by our community.
The Alzheimer Society Peel is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors made up of culturally diverse individuals with various professional backgrounds. They are proud to be representative of the community served and to ensure the current and strategic needs of the organization are met.
2019-2020 Board of Directors
Robin has been working as counsel with the Ministry of the Attorney General’s Office for over 20 years. Robin received his law degree at Dalhousie University and has been an adjunct professor of law at Osgood Hall since 2012 and currently works as a volunteer with the Ontario Justice Education Network and has previously served as Vice Chair of the Education Committee with the Ontario Bar Association and a mentor in a variety of roles. He is also a standing member of the Woods Bay Community Association and has volunteered with the Toronto Humane Society.
Joanne is the Founder and President/CEO of the Pinnacle Search Group, an Executive Search Firm based in Peel Region. Since opening Pinnacle in 2000 and it’s been named Canada’s Top Growing Company”, Canada’s Most Profitable Company and Joanne herself earned the title of “Top Women Entrepreneurs”. Joanne is also a Partner and President of Bradham Energies, a waste to energy company trying to help our environment. When the Earth Wins, We all Win. Joanne spends a great deal of time offering guest lectures about a variety of strategic priorities for companies. Outside of work, Joanne takes great pride and passion giving back to her community and helping a number of causes throughout North America.
Mary-Lynn Peters is a Project Director at Trillium Health Partners. She is a nurse practitioner with a Master of Science in Nursing and a Post-Master’s Nurse Practitioner diploma. She has been an adjunct faculty member in the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, since 2013. Mary-Lynn has specialized in the care of older adults and has led many senior-friendly initiatives at Trillium Health Partners as well as presenting at local, national and international conferences on a variety of geriatric topics.
Lucy was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2005, and subsequently practised as a criminal and civil Barrister. Since 2014, she has worked as an Assistant Crown Attorney in Peel and is now the Mental Health Court Team Lead. Additionally, she has had the opportunity to work in the Houses of Parliament in the United Kingdom, for the United States Attorney’s Office in Washington D.C. and within the White House. Furthermore, for six months she lived in Brussels, Belgium, whilst researching and writing a collective complaint to the European Union on the issue of Human Trafficking. Lucy received her Law Degree and Master’s Degree in the United Kingdom and was a Guest Lecturer in Law at the Manchester Arts and Technology College for two years. Currently, Lucy is a member of The Human Services and Justice Co-ordination Committee (HSJCC) and was a Guest Speaker at their biennial conference in 2019. Lucy is proud to have completed 2 marathons and summited Mount Kilimanjaro to raise funds for various charities.
Mona is a multilingual lawyer with over 14 years’ legal practice experience in business law gained in-house at multinational companies and in private practice at leading law firms. She is an active parent and member of the Mississauga community whose family has been impacted by Alzheimer’s. In addition to having served as Director and Secretary of a private subsidiary of a multinational company, Mona has been an active member of various cultural, community and professional organizations including various committees at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, Ontario Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Executive, the South Asian Bar Association and the Clarkson Cooperative Nursery School.
Inna is an employment and labour lawyer and a workplace investigator at Miller Thomson LLP. She assists companies with managing their workforce and addressing human resources legal matters. Inna completed a double major in Sociology and Law & Society before completing her law degree. Inna previously served as the Vice-President of the Northview Heights Early Learning Centre Board of Directors, a member of the Ontario Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division Continuing Legal Education Committee and a member of the Ontario Labour Relations Board Advisory Committee. She is currently serving on the Ontario Bar Association Continuing Professional Development Committee for the Labour and Employment Law Section, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Vaughan Chamber of Commerce.
Anne McKye is an occupational therapist working as a project manager at Trillium Health Partners. She has 20 years of experience in acute, rehab and community care of older adults experiencing frailty and mental health difficulties. In the last 5 years she had led projects including Senior Friendly Hospitals, Health Links and most recently health system redesign through Integrated Funding Models.
Danish is a motivated bilingual wealth management professional with more than 10 years of experience in financial planning and capital markets. Being born in India, grown up in Dubai and now living in Toronto, Danish has been exposed to diverse cultural backgrounds. He has an MBA from University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management and currently works as a Wealth Manager at Scotia Wealth Management. Danish is keen to apply his professional skills and financial acumen to make a positive impact and give back to the community.
George is returning to the Alzheimer Society Peel Board of Directors after completed two terms that spanned 2011-2017. During that time George worked on the Finance and Audit committee as well as the Policy Committee. George has worked with the Peel Regional Police for over 20 years. During his time he has worked on a great many projects and in different Bureaus including working with the RCMP and the Ontario Provincial Police. He is currently ranked as Acting Sergeant and is involved in coaching/mentoring new recruits as Field Training Officer Supervisor. George has also been the Men’s Soccer Coach/player/organizer for the Peel regional Police team as well as a community soccer coach for over 20 years. George will bring his extensive Fund Raising experience and his contacts and relationships within the communities that we serve.
Sean is currently the Administrator at Allendale LTCH in Milton. He has over 20 years’ experience working in the healthcare field both in the for profit and not-for-profit sectors. Within our community Sean has worked at the MH LHIN and CW LHIN as the Quality Improvement Specialist and with BSO, Caregiver Recharge, and Regional Learning Center and with the Central West Community Wound Care Programmes. Sean has worked as an Administrator for 11 years for companies such as Revera, Sienna and Extendicare. He is a trained Improvement Facilitator through Health Quality Ontario and holds a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt in Quality Improvement. Sean has also completed his Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a focus on organizational change.