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JA Central Ontario welcomes new Board members

Students at JA event

JA Central Ontario is delighted to welcome five new members to our Board of Directors, each bringing a wealth of experience and expertise from a range of backgrounds. Together with the existing Board of Directors, our new members will be responsible for providing oversight and support across all our operations.

“It’s my pleasure to welcome the new members of our Board of Directors” says Jennifer Holmes Weier, President and CEO of JA Central Ontario. “These individuals are joining at a very exciting time for our organization. As we begin to implement our 2025 strategic plan, we are looking forward to working with both our Board of Directors to continue to empower young people in our changing world.”

Directors serve for a term of two years, supporting our work, proving governance, and ensuring we continue to equitably impact students across our region.
We are grateful to the outgoing members of the Board, who have generously dedicated two years to supporting our mission.

Our New Directors

Board of Directors

Naveen Balakrishnan


Vice President, Head of FICC Strategic Initiatives
TD Securities

Board of Directors

Nicole Court


Vice President, Corporate Affairs
Aecon Group Inc.

Board of Directors

Rhonda Klosler

Director; Past Chair, Board of Governors

National Chief Operating Officer & Toronto Office Managing Leader
RSM Canada

Board of Directors

Tracy Molino


Dentons Canada

Board of Directors

Vivian Leung


Senior Principal, Taxation
CPA Canada

About JA Central Ontario

JA Central Ontario envisions a world in which young people have the skillset and mindset to build thriving communities. They want to make sure all young people are economically empowered with the skills, confidence and networks to shape the future.

As a youth-centred charity, JA Central Ontario works together with a dedicated network of volunteers, partners and educators to deliver immersive learning in work readiness, financial health, entrepreneurship and more. JA students benefit from mentorship and real-world experiences, transforming their knowledge, skills, attitudes, and aspirations as they build their futures.

JA Central Ontario impacts students in Halton, Peel, Toronto, York, Durham and Simcoe regions. They are part of one of the world’s most-impactful youth-serving social good organizations – JA Worldwide – and they work closely with our national network, JA Canada.