Leadership and Governance

JA Central Ontario’s Senior Management Team, Board of Directors and Board of Governors all play an important role in guiding the organization.

They make strategic decisions about our future and collectively serve as an innovative force to advance of our work to empower the next generation of leaders.

Our Leadership is highly committed to our mission and integral in empowering our staff to be the best they can be.

Senior Management Team
Jennifer Holmes-Weier - JA Central Ontario Image

Jennifer Holmes-Weier
President
and CEO

Jennifer James - JA Central Ontario Image

Jennifer James
VP,
Programs and IT

Pauline Armour - JA Central Ontario Image

Pauline Armour
VP, Revenue Development

Christine Gedge - JA Central Ontario Image

Christine Gedge
Senior Director, Finance & Operations




Board of Directors
Anthony Boright - JA Central Ontario Image

Anthony Boright
Technology Entrepreneur and Financial Services Executive

Stephanie Brown - JA Central Ontario Image

Stephanie Brown
Vice President, Finance Innovation
TD Bank

Manisha Burman - JA Central Ontario Image

Manisha Burman
Head, Client Experience and Workforce Effectiveness, Personal & Commercial Banking
BMO

Chris Cornell -  JA Central Ontario Image

Chris Cornell
Partner, Audit Financial Services, KPMG

Michelle Cowan  - JA Central Ontario Image

Michelle Cowan
Regional Vice President, Markham, RBC

John Duda  - JA Central Ontario Image

John Duda
President, Real Estate Management Services Canada, Colliers International

Stephen Jurisic  - JA Central Ontario Image

Stephen Jurisic
Dean, Miami Ad School,
Toronto

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Chris Manning
Board Chair
Senior Vice President, Scotiabank

Prashant Matta  - JA Central Ontario Image

Prashant Matta
Partner, Panache Ventures

Kelly Mcinenely - JA Central Ontario Image

Kelly McInenely 
Vice President, Food, Health & Beauty Practice, blueprint North America

Joseph Mullins - JA Central Ontario Kevin Nichols - JA Central Ontario

Kevin Nichols
Vice President, Finance, HSBC Bank Canada

Joseph Mullins - JA Central Ontario Dean Percy  - JA Central Ontario

Dean Percy
CFO, Questrade

Kevin Nichols - JA Central Ontario Hitesh Peshavaria - JA Central Ontario

Hitesh Peshavaria
Partner, Deloitte

Dean Percy  - JA Central Ontario Richard Skippon - JA Central Ontario

Richard Skippon
Partner, Ernst & Young (EY)

Hitesh Peshavaria - JA Central Ontario Cynthia Stark - JA Central Ontario

Cynthia Stark
Vice President, Global Marketing, Sunlife

Richard Skippon - JA Central Ontario Fayaz Sulemen  - JA Central Ontario

Fayaz Suleman
VP, CFO and Head of Operations, Burgundy Asset Management Ltd.

Cynthia Stark - JA Central Ontario Jon Taylor - JA Central Ontario

Jon Taylor
Sr. Partner, Govan Brown

Fayaz Sulemen  - JA Central Ontario Steve Tyers - JA Central Ontario

Steve Tyers
SVP Strategy & Transformation, CIBC

Jon Taylor - JA Central Ontario Cindy Wahler - JA Central Ontario

Cindy Wahler
President, Cindy Wahler Psychology Professional Corporation

Steve Tyers - JA Central Ontario
Cindy Wahler - JA Central Ontario



Board of Governors

Ikram Al Mouaswas
Partner,  Deloitte

Robert Baillie
President & CEO, State Street Trust Company Canada

Margaret Blake
VP, Merchandising & Purchasing, Staples Business Advantage

Gianluca Cairo
Industry Principal, Ceridian

Jamie Collins
Head, Operations, TD Bank

Xerxes Cooper
General Manager, Global Technology Services, IBM

Stuart Davis
Global Head, Financial Crimes Risk Management, Scotiabank

Ramy Dimitry
CFO, Tangerine

Rino D'Onofrio
SVP, Insurance Business, RBC Insurance

Ryan Fagan
Executive Vice President, Altus Group

Duane Green
President & CEO Franklin Templeton Canada

Brent Johnston
President, Rogers Communication

Karim Kanji
President & CEO, Sutter Hill Investment Corp.

Rhonda Klosler
National COO, RSM Canada

Tim Lefebvre
Managing Director, Accenture

John Lettieri
Founder, President & CEO, Hero Certified Burgers

Katherine MacMillan
President & CEO, IFDS

Cameron Murray SVP
Client Services & CIO, Fidelity Investments Canada

Tarek Naguib
VP, National Bank

Anil Passi
Managing Director, DBRS

Garth Pepper
President, Liberty Mutual Canada

Sarah Robson
President & CEO, Marsh Canada

Ian Russell
President & CEO, The Investment Industry Association of Canada

David Ruston
Partner, Canadian Patient Agent,Marks & Clerk

Chuck Scott
CEO Canada & Latin America, Cushman & Wakefield ULC

John Shonikerz
SVP, Partner, People Corporation

Benjamin Tal
Deputy Chief Economist, CIBC

John Tanfield
Partner/Owner, SGH Design Partners

Stephanie Terrill
Management Consulting Business Unit Leader, KPMG LLP

Theresa Warnaar
Senior Vice President, Asset Management, KingSett Capital

Karrie Van Belle
Chief Marketing & Innovation Officer, AGF

Derek Vernon
VP, Head, Enterprise Payments Modernization, BMO Financial Group

Andrew Volpe
Director & Portfolio Manager, Jarislowsky Fraser Limited