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.
Nidhi is a Chartered Professional Accountant and began her professional career at a large accounting firm. In addition to a strong accounting background, she completed her certification in Financial Risk Management. She brings almost 20 years of accounting and finance experience, and has been an entrepreneurial financial leader, working for start-up companies and small and medium-sized enterprises.
Nidhi also built and managed a multi-modality medical clinic in the GTA, during which time she lead the quality advisory committee. Nidhi now spends her time between providing advisory services for small business, teaching at the York University School of Continuing Studies, and volunteering in the non-profit sector.
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.
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.
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
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 was the Chair of Skylark Children, Youth and Families in 2019, providing continuity and experience to the organization.
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.
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.
With a career spanning over 15 years in the arts and entertainment industry, Jeremy Roach brings a diversity of experience that includes work in the private sector, public sector and for charitable organizations. Previous management positions held include Head of Marketing at Harbourfront Centre; and Marketing Manager for CTV News, BNN & CP24. Through many roles and projects, he has made significant contributions in the cultural sector, always with a view to finding innovative ways to apply insights and technology to meet customer and community needs.
Jeremy has an education in the areas of Corporate Governance from the University of Toronto, Strategic Management from York University; Disruptive Strategy from Harvard Business School; and Commerce from Ryerson University. He is an active community volunteer and city builder with a long commitment to health and housing equity. Currently, Chair of Homes First Society, and a Board Director of the Wellesley Institute. Jeremy takes great pride in being able to serve our community through the Board of Directors.
Clare is Head of Practice Innovation, Pricing and Knowledge at a large downtown Toronto law firm. She is a trusted legal adviser and business executive with over 20 years of experience. She enjoys working closely with organizations to design strategy and deliver results. She is experienced at leading through change and developing and motivating top calibre teams.
Clare obtained her undergraduate degree from Queen’s University and her law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School.
Paul is currently a Director in Scotiabank’s Roynat Equity Partners group. He is involved in all aspects of the private equity investment process including sourcing, structuring, and execution of growth and operational strategies. Prior to joining Roynat Equity Partners, Paul held various roles within Scotiabank including Equity Capital Markets, Group Treasury and Commercial Banking.
Paul earned his undergraduate degree in Mathematics from the University of Waterloo and also holds his Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. Throughout his professional career, Paul has always taken an active role in the community by providing mentorship to high school and undergraduate students and helping coach high school football at St. Thomas Aquinas in Oakville. Paul was appointed to the board of Skylark Children, Youth and Families in 2018.
Tom Little is President of Bell Business Markets, Canada’s #1 provider of broadband network and communications services to Canadian business and government clients. Tom was appointed President of Bell Business Markets in 2011 after serving as President, Bell Wholesale. Tom joined Bell in 2009 with 25 years of leadership experience in technology, venture capital and finance and a proven track record in building and operating successful Canadian technology companies including VisualSonics Inc. and Dicomit Dicom Information Technologies. He serves as a Director and member of the executive committee of the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation.
Tom is a Chartered Accountant and a Dean’s Honour List graduate of the Ivey Business School at Western University.
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.