Connie Dejak, Chair
Connie Dejak is the President and CEO for Runnymede Healthcare Centre. Connie is a former Instructor and Field Placement Coordinator of the Senior Activation Program at George Brown College. Connie’s governance skills include obtaining the Institute of Corporate Directors designation (ICD.D). Connie has served on the Board of Exhibition Place and Ontario Place.
Clare Copeland, Vice-Chair
Clare Copeland is the CEO of Falls Management Company, and a former Chairman of the Board for Toronto Hydro Corporation. His community involvement includes serving as a member for St. Michael’s Foundation.
Donna Duncan is the Chief Executive Officer for Ontario Long-Term Care Association. She is a former President and Chief Executive Officer for The Hincks-Dellcrest Centre. Her community involvement includes currently serving on the board of Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, and having served as chair of the board of Seneca College and as a director of the board for Children’s Mental Health Ontario.
Michael Smoskowitz is Partner and President of Steele Valley Developments Ltd, where he owns and manages commercial, retail, and industrial buildings across Ontario. His community involvement includes serving as a board member for the David and Luba Smuschkowitz Family Charitable Foundation, an organization that donates to various hospitals and charities.
Hanoz Kapadia is a Managing Partner at Kapadia & Associates and was formerly with PwC (PriceWaterhouseCoopers). Hanoz is an experienced entrepreneur, with over 23 years of experience advising on regulatory, tax and finance matters in public, private, and non-profit enterprises. Hanoz serves on the Board at AI – LP and is currently the Chair of the Advisory Board at Heux, a leading artificial intelligence company. He is also a former member of the Board at Optimal Research Corporation. Community involvement includes serving as Chair of the Finance Committee at the Ontario Zoroastrian Community Foundation. Hanoz is also a distinguished member of the City of Mississauga’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee advising the Mayor and Council - receiving the Civic Award of Recognition for his service.
Hanoz holds a Masters of Accounting from the University of Waterloo and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Waterloo.
Raj Uttamchandani is the Chief People Officer at MaRS. He has over 20 years of leadership experience, primarily focused in the field of Human Capital and Human Resources. Prior to his appointment at MaRS, Raj has held many roles as leader and advisor to Boards and CXOs to increase business performance and optimize the effectiveness of the workforce. In addition to his executive accomplishments, Raj is an adjunct professor, business advisor, and board member who is known for his expertise in the field and has been recognized for elevating the quality and standards of HR education in Canada. Raj has earned several degrees including a Juris Doctor (J.D.) and LL.M. (Employment and Labour) from Osgoode Hall Law School, a Master of Industrial Relations (MIR) from the University of Toronto, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Honolulu, to name a few, and he is a Lawyer called to the Bar of Ontario. Raj is passionate about coaching and mentoring people at all levels to recognize their potential and strive for success.