Board of Directors 2017 / 2018

Mehnaaz Bholat, BBA, CA, CPA - Chair is currently a Senior Financial Analyst at Morneau Shepell.

A graduate of the Schulich School of Business in 2011, Mehnaaz started full time with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and obtained the Chartered Professional Accountant Designation in October 2014. During her time at PwC, she audited various not for profit organizations. Currently Mehnaaz works in the external reporting department at Morneau Shepell and her responsibilities include the compilation of financial statements, month entries and external audits. In her free time she likes to get involved in community activities and spend time with her family. Mehnaaz is highly motivated to helping the community as a member of the Warden Woods Board.

Kevin Wijesingha, BA, Board and finance committee member; having grown up in the Warden Woods area, Mr. Wijesingha is keenly aware of the challenges the community faces. His entrepreneurial drive began in university where he operated a technology company while acquiring a Bachelor of Arts and Science degree with honors from the University of Toronto. Upon graduation he successfully operated a talent management firm for 8 years. He now operates community based child care centers. This new phase in his life is about giving back to the community which has helped him over the years. His interests lay in community based entrepreneurship and politics.

Dr. Tanmay Panda has been involved in community work since his student days in India and Dubai. An academician by profession, Tanmay holds both Doctorate and M.Phil. Degrees in Management from Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, India in addition to a Master’s degree in Human Resources. Before coming to Canada, he was working as a Professor and Dean with BITS Pilani (one of the top universities of India) at their Dubai Campus. He was impressed with the variety of work that WWCC does and was spellbound by the passion with which the work is done; making it his first choice to volunteer. Even though a new immigrant he has received appreciation for his volunteering work at AWICS and Scarborough Senior Club. He is currently teaching at University of Guelph and other Business Schools as a Professor.

Joe Barbieri, is a recent retiree with Business management experience that includes Profit and Loss responsibility, sales and marketing, financial oversight and operations.

Ahilan Kumaraverl. MBA, Ahilan will bring his perspective and professional experience in valued based leadership and teamwork to the Board of Directors. For over 5 years, Ahilan has worked in consulting roles with a focus on functions within the Financial Services industry. He completed his MBA from Queen’s University.

Rabeya Sultana, is a newcomer to Canada with firsthand experience of the difficulties that come with starting a life in a new country while learning a new language. Social services such as the ones offered at Warden Woods Community Centre (WWCC) have helped Rabeya and her family navigate their way in Canada.  Today, Rabeya is a registered nurse with over three years of front-line nursing experience in Toronto. She has worked in other areas of healthcare including the corporate office of a hospital and in healthcare procurement. Rabeya is currently completing her MBA at the DeGroote School of Business specializing in Healthcare Administration. Rabeya's previous Board work experience combined with her emerging business acumen uniquely positions her to integrate varied perspectives in her role as a Board member at WWCC.

Aleem Khan, has been living in the Warden Woods Community since 2013. He holds a Master’s of Economic degree from Punjab University and Bachelor of Commerce from Ryerson University.  Currently works as General Accountant for Vital Links. Worked for Heart & Stroke Foundation and various not for profit organizations.  Have management experience of knitwear unit that includes marketing, financial oversight and operations.

Doly Begum, MSc., is a dedicated community organizer for over 12 years. As a first-generation immigrant woman who experienced the struggles that families face with a lack of social services, Doly understands the need for community projects that provide help and support. She works with socially marginalized groups to connect them to resources and support needed. Doly’s work focuses on harnessing the strength of marginalized members to encourage growth of the community. Doly graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Arts from University of Toronto and a Master of Science from University College London. She is currently a Private Consultant working on a provincial campaign as well as the Director of Government Relations at Power Unit Youth Organization. Doly’s professional experience includes public policy, political affairs,

gender mainstreaming, and project design and management. Doly started as a Community advisory Group member at Warden Woods Community Centre and has continued as Board member in WWCC.

Looking to contribute to the vibrancy of the southwest Scarborough community and develop your leadership capacity?

Warden Woods welcomes those willing to share their expertise, learn from others and give a few hours per month to learn more

about joining our Board of Directors. Board members bring the voice of the community to the agency’s leadership and long term vision.

 

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