Let us introduce you to the Board of Directors for the 2016 year. We are pleased to have such a great diverse group of individuals working towards the success of the Anago Organization.
Ken joined the Board of Directors for Anago in March 2013 and became the Chair of the Board in June 2014. He also sits on the Board Awareness and Fund Development Committee. Ken has been a police officer with the London Police Service for almost 13 years and has performed duties such as general patrol, Major Case Management, and most recently he was the Media Officer. One of the things Ken loves about Anago is the passion that the staff have with wanting to provide assistance and support to many of the vulnerable people within our communities; and the satisfaction of being able to do so. Ken was born and raised in London, is married to a 911 Dispatcher, and has a son (15), step-daughter (19) and step-son (21). He has a dog named Enzo and a cat named Suri. Ken values spending time with his family and really enjoys travelling.
Candace joined the Board in 2013 and has served in the past as the Treasurer/Secretary and currently as the Vice Chair of the Board and Chair of the Board Development Committee. She has worked the past 10 years in education, both as a teacher and in administration, and previously held roles within the Ontario government. Her current role is with Fanshawe College as a Program Manager where she leads the part-time faculty hiring and orientation process for the Business school. She has always been an advocate for inclusive education which aligns closely with Anago’s mission, vision and values and attracted her to the role on the Board. Aside from being a new mom, her extra curricular time is focused on completing a doctorate degree in Educational Leadership, travelling, volunteering in the community and watching movies.
Lisa joined the Board as a Director in 2014 and is currently the Secretary/Treasurer of the Board Executive. Lisa is also the Chair of the Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee of the Anago Board of Directors. Lisa attended Brock University’s Goodman School of Business where she completed her Honours Bachelor of Accounting Co-op degree. Lisa is a designated Chartered Professional Accountant/Chartered Accountant (CPA, CA) and Manager at the London office of Collins Barrow KMD LLP. Lisa is a passionate volunteer and has volunteered her time in the past with the Learning Disabilities Association of Niagara as a literacy tutor, the Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Thomas/Elgin as a big sister and Brock University Mentorship Plus as a mentor. Lisa is also an active volunteer in the accounting community through mentoring students at her firm pursing their CPA designations and has served as a panelist for the CPA PEP Capstone 1 program for aspiring CPAs. In her spare time, Lisa enjoys attending country music concerts and spending time at the family cottage on Dyer’s Bay, south of Tobermory.
David joined the board as a Director in 2014. In addition, David is a member of the Finance, Audit & Risk Management Committee as well as the Governance & Quality Committee. David is a governance, risk management, and compliance/control (GRC) professional. David has over 8 years of experience as an internal auditing and compliance practitioner for a large quasi-government agency reporting to the Ministry of Finance for Ontario. David is involved in the community beyond his role with Anago. David serves on the Governance & Nominating Committee and as a Director/Treasurer for other non-profit organizations. Beyond the commitments listed above, David enjoys traveling, attending sporting events and physical activity (ranging from the gym, cycling and squash) in his spare time.
Ray is currently in his fifth year as an Anago Board member. Much of his career was dedicated to the health technology and informatics community, marketing hardware and software solution to health care providers. Over the past ten years he has consulted with health technology companies wishing to further their presence in the Canadian marketplace. He has also provided strategic planning, operational review and program evaluation services to health providers and government ministries.
Ray is actively involved with a major Federal political party and works with riding associations throughout South Western Ontario in driving higher performance and long-term sustainability. In the winter time he is an avid ski instructor and is celebrating his 25th year of teaching this year. As well, Ray is a hobbyist woodworker where you can find him once a week at Saunders Secondary School with his dust buster friends.
Michelle joined the board in 2015 and is Chair of the Board Awareness and Fund Development Committee. Michelle became interested in Anago because she too is passionate about supporting vulnerable persons. Michelle has over ten years of client-facing employment and is currently a manager at Bertoldi’s Trattoria in London. Michelle has gained a diverse educational background, including: two Bachelor of Arts from University of Regina (Women and Gender Studies, Philosophy) and a Master of Arts from University of Western Ontario (Women’s Studies and Feminist Research). Since completing her education, she has dedicated much of her personal time to volunteering for non-profit organizations. Beyond volunteering, Michelle enjoys reading, singing karaoke, exercising with her pets, and doing home renovations with her husband.
Sarah joined the Anago board in 2015, member and is currently a member of the Board Development Committee. She the Manager of Corporate Development and Community Fundraising for Kids Help Phone for Southwestern Ontario, and is currently in her 6th year with Fanshawe College as a part time journalism professor. Prior to moving into the non-profit sector, Sarah spent much of her career in the media industry. Sarah studied overseas in Australia on a full academic scholarship, where she received a degree in Communications with a double major in Journalism and Public Relations from Griffith University. She also holds a college diploma in Broadcast Journalism and Communications Media from Mohawk College. Certified in Mental Health First Aid, and ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training), Sarah is passionate about children’s mental health and previously volunteered with the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization as an in-school mentor. She is a strong supporter of the London community, and is currently the Vice President of the Summerside Optimist Club, as well as a member of the London and Region Fundraising Professionals. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys travelling and spending time outdoors.