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 OntarioImage

Jennifer Holmes Weier
and CEO

ImageChristine Gedge - JA Central Ontario

Christine Gedge
Senior Director, Finance & Operations

Christine Gedge - JA Central Ontario

Erica Stone
Senior Director, Corporate & Community Partnerships


Board of Directors


Chris Manning
Board Chair
SVP Global Business Payments, Scotiabank

Anthony Boright - JA Central Ontario

Anthony Boright
Vice Chair

Technology Entrepreneur and Financial Services Executive

ImageChris Cornell -  JA Central Ontario

Chris Cornell
Partner, Audit Financial Services, KPMG

Cindy Wahler - JA Central OntarioImage

Cindy Wahler
President, Cindy Wahler Psychology Professional Corporation

ImageCynthia Stark - JA Central Ontario

Cynthia Stark
Vice President, Global Marketing, Sunlife

ImageDean Percy  - JA Central Ontario

Dean Percy
CFO, Questrade

ImageHitesh Peshavaria - JA Central Ontario

Hitesh Peshavaria
Partner, Deloitte

ImageJon Taylor - JA Central Ontario

Jon Taylor
Co-Chairman, Govan Brown Group

ImageKelly Mcinenely - JA Central Ontario

Kelly McInenely 
SVP Brand Management & Marketing, Cerebelly

Manisha Burman - JA Central OntarioImage

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

ImageMichelle Cowan  - JA Central Ontario

Michelle Cowan
Regional Vice President, North Toronto Region, RBC

ImageMichelle Cowan  - JA Central Ontario

Naveen Balakrishnan
Chief Operating Officer & Head of Investment Banking Technology, TD Securities

Prashant Matta  - JA Central OntarioImage

Nicole Court
Senior Director, Corporate Affairs, Aecon Group Inc.

ImagePrashant Matta  - JA Central Ontario

Prashant Matta
Partner, Panache Ventures

Joseph Mullins - JA Central OntarioKevin Nichols - JA Central Ontario

Rhonda Klosler
National Chief Operating Officer & Toronto Office Managing Leader, RSM Canada

Joseph Mullins - JA Central OntarioStephanie Brown - JA Central Ontario

Stephanie Brown
VP, Transformation Management Office, TD Bank

ImageStephen Jurisic  - JA Central Ontario

Stephen Jurisic
Dean, Miami Ad School,

ImageSteve Tyers - JA Central Ontario

Steve Tyers
SVP Strategy & Transformation, CIBC

Joseph Mullins - JA Central OntarioKevin Nichols - JA Central Ontario

Tracy Molino
Counsel, Dentons Canada

Joseph Mullins - JA Central OntarioRichard Skippon - JA Central Ontario

Vivian Leung
Senior Principal, Taxation, CPA Canada

Kevin Nichols - JA Central Ontario
Dean Percy  - JA Central Ontario
Hitesh Peshavaria - JA Central Ontario
Richard Skippon - JA Central Ontario
Cynthia Stark - JA Central Ontario
Fayaz Sulemen  - JA Central Ontario
Jon Taylor - JA Central Ontario
Steve Tyers - JA Central Ontario
Cindy Wahler - JA Central Ontario

Board of Governors

Theresa Warnaar
Senior Vice President, Asset Management
KingSett Capital

Andrew Volpe
Director & Portfolio Manager
Jarislowsky Fraser Limited

Anil Passi
Managing Director

Benjamin Tal
Deputy Chief Economist

Cameron Murray
SVP, Client Services & CIO
Fidelity Investments Canada

Chuck Scott
CEO Canada & Latin America
Cushman & Wakefield ULC

David Ruston
Partner, Canadian Patient Agent
Marks & Clerk

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

Duane Green
President & CEO
Franklin Templeton Canada

Garth Pepper
Liberty Mutual Canada

Gianluca Cairo
Industry Principal

Ian Russell
President & CEO
The Investment Industry Association of Canada

Jamie Collins
Head, Operations
TD Bank

John F. Lettieri
Founder, President & CEO
Hero Certified Burgers

John D. Shoniker
SVP, Partner
People Corporation

John Tanfield
SGH Design Partners

Karim Kanji
President & CEO
Sutter Hill Investment Corp.

Karrie Van Belle
Chief Marketing & Innovation Officer

Katherine MacMillan
President & CEO

Ramy Dimitry

Richard Skippon
Ernst & Young (EY)

Rino D'Onofrio
SVP, Insurance Business
RBC Insurance

Robert Baillie
President & CEO
State Street Trust Company Canada

Ryan Fagan
Executive Vice President
Altus Group

Sarah Robson
President & CEO
Marsh Canada

Stephanie Terrill
Management Consulting Business Unit Leader

Stuart Davis
Global Head, Financial Crimes Risk Management

Tarek Naguib
National Bank

Tim Lefebvre
Managing Director

Xerxes Cooper
General Manager, Global Technology Services