Jeffrey Goldfarb, CPA, CA

Jeffrey Goldfarb, CPA, CA

Chair

Jeff is a Chartered Accountant and Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Active in the community he has lent his considerable expertise to a number of not for profit organizations over the years. He is currently Treasurer on the Board of Weizmann Canada serving as Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee and Chair of the Risk Committee at JVS Toronto. In addition, he has held various positions for UJA Federation, served as Treasurer and Board member of Muki Baum Treatment Centres, was a member of the Board of Jewish Education and sat on various committees including budget and finance.

An Oolagen Board member since 2013, Jeff is now the Chair of Skylark Children, Youth and Families providing continuity and experience to the organization.

Susan Waterfield

Susan Waterfield

Vice Chair

Susan is retired president of The Waterfield Group, her consulting company having worked with large foundations, education, energy, insurance and financial sectors, and large research and technology organizations. She has extensive experience with all levels of government in Canada and internationally including Africa, the Caribbean, and Eastern Europe. Her focus has been on governance, public sector reform, organizational design, effectiveness and transformation, and program and performance evaluation.

Prior to establishing the Waterfield Group, Susan rose through the ranks in both staff and line positions in the Ontario Government. Her last position was Associate Secretary of Cabinet for Leadership and Deputy Minister of Government Restructuring. She is often a guest speaker on leadership and organizational development.

Her volunteer commitment is extensive and she has served as a Director and Committee member on various not for profit Boards in the GTA. Susan previously served on the Board of Oolagen Youth Mental Health, and now serves as the Vice Chair on the Board of Skylark Children, Youth and Families providing her expertise and continuity since the merger of Delisle and Oolagen. She is currently Chair of the Innovation Institute and is the former Vice Chair, YMCA Canada, former Chair, YMCA of Greater Toronto, and a former Director of the Toronto Hunt Club.

Kathleen Buzek, CPA, CA

Kathleen Buzek, CPA, CA

Treasurer

Kathleen Buzek has been the Director of Finance at Evergreen since 2015. As a member of the executive team, she helps to shape the organization’s national strategy and operations at the Brick Works site in Toronto’s Don Valley. Prior to joining Evergreen, Kathleen was a Senior Manager in KPMG’s not for profit audit group.

Appointed to the Oolagen Community Services Board in 2013, Kathleen became treasurer in 2014. She was a member of the Strategic Partnership Committee that oversaw the merger with Delisle Youth Services and the creation of Skylark Children, Youth and Families. She currently chairs the Audit and Finance Committee and sits on the Governance Committee.

Kathleen has a Bachelors of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University and holds professional accounting designations of CA and CPA.

Janet Cloud

Janet Cloud

Secretary

Janet Cloud is a senior executive with global experience in medium to large companies in a variety of industries, including financial and professional services. Prior to co-founding Smashblock, she was a board member and VP Operations & Technology at Advantage International responsible for the development, delivery, and support of digital products worldwide. She was EVP at TNS Canada running Operations & Technology and ran cross-border transformational initiatives for TNS U.S., a subsidiary of TNS Global, one of the world’s largest custom market research houses.

Janet has a B.Sc. and an MBA in Operational Research and Management Information Systems from McGill University. She holds the Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation.

She has served 15+ years as a corporate and non-profit Board director and has attained her ICD.D from Rotman School of Business at the University of Toronto. As Board Secretary, Janet got involved at Skylark because she finds that “ it’s a hugely impactful organization successfully and professionally providing scarce critical services to very vulnerable persons.”

As well, Janet volunteers as a tutor with “Beat the Street” at Frontier College, and mentors with the Cherie Blair Foundation supporting women worldwide to become economically independent contributors to their communities.

Cam Reston

Cam Reston

Past Chair

Cam has been CFO of PHD Canada, part of a global communications planning and media buying agency and the Omnicom Group for the past 14 years. He has a successful track record with a number of companies in the Canadian media sector where he’s well respected for his leadership and interpersonal skills. In his spare time, he is co-founder and President of Rosehall Run Vineyards in Prince Edward County.

Cam graduated from the Bachelor of Commerce program at the University of Toronto and a few years later became a Chartered Accountant.

Having served as Treasurer on the Delisle Youth Services Board, Cam now serves as a board member providing both leadership and continuity after the successful merger of Delisle and Oolagen Youth Mental Health

William E. (Bill) Johnston, LL.B.

William E. (Bill) Johnston, LL.B.

Director

Bill Johnson is currently Manager and Legal Counsel, Bosley Real Estate Ltd. A consummate professional, he has been well recognized over the past several decades for his accomplishments and his leadership: Multi-Time Award-Winner for Sales; Director of Toronto Real Estate Board, (1999, 2002-2004 and 2006-2012); Past Vice-Chair of Discipline, Real Estate Council of Ontario; Past Chair of Government Relations, By-Laws, Finance, MLS, Professional Standards & Education Committees, Toronto Real Estate Board; President, Toronto Real Estate Board (2010-2011); and Director of Canadian Real Estate Association. He’s a Two-Time Winner of Real Estate Institute of Canada’s Morguard Literary Award (1998 & 2002).

Bill graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1980 was called to the Ontario Bar in 1982, and then entered the real estate brokerage business in the same year. Since 1982, Bill has been a Member of the Law Society of Upper Canada. Bill obtained his M.A. in psychology from the University of British Columbia in 1976.

He has served as a Director on Delisle Youth Services Board since 2012 and continues to serve as a Director on the Board of Skylark Children, Youth and Families.

Michael Kurts

Michael Kurts

Director

Michael is a communications professional with almost 40 years’ experience, primarily in government and the broader public sector. Currently, he is a senior official – Executive Director, Communications Partnerships – in the central communications department at the University of Toronto (U of T), regularly recognized as Canada’s top-ranked university and among the world’s best institutions of higher learning. Before joining U of T, Michael spent over 20 years in a variety of roles with the Ontario government. These included heading up communications at the ministries of Community and Social Services, Education, Environment, and Citizenship. Michael was an assistant deputy minister in Cabinet Office and was the senior policy official in the ministries of Intergovernmental Affairs and Tourism. In the late nineties, he was Director of Public Relations at Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care.

Michael started his communications career at CKEY Radio and worked for almost a decade as a broadcast journalist, covering hundreds of stories in the GTA and around Ontario. His last role as a reporter was as Queen’s Park bureau chief for the NewsRadio news service.

Prior to the merger of Oolagen Youth Mental Health and Delisle Youth Services, Michael served on the Board of Delisle and now serves on the Board of Skylark providing his expertise and continuity to the organization.

Chip Pitfield

Chip Pitfield

Director

A passionate believer in the importance of ensuring that people struggling with mental health issues get the help they need when they need it, Chip joined the Oolagen Board in 2012. He was Board Chair from 2012 through to 2016, when he helped oversee the merger of Oolagen and Delisle Youth Services. He and wife Michelle Savoy co-chaired Oolagen’s 2010 and 2011 Leave Them Laughing Galas. Chip is a financial services executive.

Barbara Silverberg, LL.B.

Barbara Silverberg, LL.B.

Director

Barbara Silverberg is Head of Legal for Dell Canada, where she is a member of the company’s Senior Management Team, Pension and Ethics Committees, and the Executive Sponsor for the Company’s Community Involvement and Giving programs. She is also the lead for Dell’s Global Competition Steering Committee, which determines risk and strategy for competition law issues for the Company around the world. She is responsible for providing advice and guidance on all legal matters for Dell Canada, and for managing and coaching the Canada legal team.

Ms. Silverberg joined Dell from First Capital Realty Inc., a TSX listed, real estate development company, where she was Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Prior to that Ms. Silverberg was Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Labatt USA (now AB Inbev). She started her career in the corporate/commercial group of Torys law firm in Toronto. She is a member of Legal Leaders for Diversity.

Ms. Silverberg was past Chair of the Board of Directors of Oolagen Youth Mental Health and now as a member of the Board of Skylark Children, Youth and Families provides her expertise and continuity to the recently merged organization.

Nidhi Chopra

Nidhi Chopra

Director

TBA

Jeremy Roach

Jeremy Roach

Director

TBA

Clare Smith

Clare Smith

Director

TBA

Paul Angelopoulos

Paul Angelopoulos

Director

TBA

Tom Little

Tom Little

Director

TBA

Lydia Sai-Chew

Lydia Sai-Chew

CEO

Lydia Sai-Chew is the current CEO of Skylark Children, Youth and Families and oversaw the successful merger of Delisle Youth Services and Oolagen Youth Mental Health, the latter where she had served as CEO.

With over 25 years of children’s mental health experience, Lydia is responsible for the overall administration and direction of Skylark’s operations and clinical services. Her significant leadership experience includes senior roles at Oolagen Youth Mental Health, Griffin Centre, Hincks-Dellcrest Centre, and Peel Children’s Centre. Lydia holds both Bachelor of Science and Master of Social Work degrees from the University of Toronto.

 

Board of Directors

Jeffrey Goldfarb, CPA, CA

Chair
Jeff is a Chartered Accountant and Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Active... Read More

Susan Waterfield

Vice Chair
Susan is retired president of The Waterfield Group, her consulting... Read More

Kathleen Buzek, CPA, CA

Treasurer
Kathleen Buzek has been the Director of Finance at Evergreen... Read More

Janet Cloud

Secretary
Janet Cloud is a senior executive with global experience in... Read More

Cam Reston

Past Chair
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William E. (Bill) Johnston, LL.B.

Director
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Michael Kurts

Director
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Chip Pitfield

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Barbara Silverberg, LL.B.

Director
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Nidhi Chopra

Director
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Jeremy Roach

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Clare Smith

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Paul Angelopoulos

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Tom Little

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Lydia Sai-Chew

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