Glenn Fraser is currently a Partner and VP, National Leader Food and Beverage Processing at MNP LLP one of Canada's fastest growing Chartered Accountant, Tax and Business Advisory firms. Previously, Glenn founded and acted as CEO of The Taligent Group, a market leader in outsourced accounting and finance solutions. Glenn serves on the Board of Directors of MNP LLP as well as acting as Chair of the Board at Childhood Cancer Canada. Glenn obtained his Chartered Accountant designation in 1992 and completed his MBA in 1993.
Abbas Khan is an innovative leader with multinational experience who has driven both customer growth and market share, Abbas has significant CEO experience with a strong background in transformational change. Abbas was President of United Technologies Corporation (Carrier Canada) from 2011-2012. He was President & CEO of Osram Sylvania Ltd. from 2007-2011. He was Vice-President, Lafarge Canada Inc. from 2013-2016, and served as General Manger, Business Administration & Controller, Siemens Canada Limited, from 1994-2000. As part of his community involvement, Abbas is the incoming Chair of the Board of Directors of Skin Cancer Canada.
Barry Fishman is the CEO of ABcann Global, a publicly traded cannabis business. Barry had a 30-year career in pharmaceuticals, and was previously the CEO of Merus Labs, Teva Canada and Taro Canada. Barry started his career in the pharmaceutical industry with Lilly Canada where his last position was Vice President, Marketing. After graduating from McGill University in Montreal with a concentration in finance and accounting, he went on to become a CPA at Deloitte in Costa Mesa, California. Barry is married to Lynda, the previous Founder of Adventure Valley, the author of Repairing Rainbows a clinical therapist and an inspirational speaker. Barry and Lynda have three children, two grandchildren and three rescue dogs.
Deborah Potts is the National Account Executive at Procom, one of North America’s leading staffing and contract workforce providers. A graduate of Queen’s University (BAH) and a Diploma in Human Resources (CHRM). Deborah is the parent of a childhood cancer survivor (a daughter diagnosed at the age of 4). She has become an advocate for Childhood Cancer Canada, creating a video to raise awareness and funding for cancer research and hosting a number of fundraising events to raise much-needed funds.
Jonathan Saumier became involved with the Foundation to honour the memory of his youngest daughter, Danica, who passed away shortly after being diagnosed with hepatoblastoma. Jonathan is a native of Montreal, Quebec. He attended Carleton University’s Arthur Kroeger College of Public Affairs where, in 2004, he received a Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management. Jonathan was employed by various federal departments, agencies and crown corporations in Ottawa before entering law school at Universite de Moncton, where he received his LL.B. in 2009. The majority of his practice is focused on providing advice to banks and other creditors on a variety of issues. He was called to the Nova Scotia Barrister’s Society in 2010, and to the Law Society of New Brunswick in 2012.
Matthew is the CEO of publicly listed GreenSpace Brands, the owners of some of Canada’s largest natural food brands. He started the business in 2003 to provide healthier products for his growing family, and grew it into Canada’s largest Organic and Natural Food company, with products in every grocery chain in Canada. Previously, Matthew co-founded and was President of JobShark Corporation, which grew to become one of the largest online recruitment organizations in North America, boasting 100 employees in nine countries. Matthew sold the business in 2002 and remained on the Board of Directors until 2006.
Patrick Sullivan is a passionate childhood cancer research advocate. Professionally, Patrick is a securities and corporate-commercial litigator based in Vancouver, B.C. Patrick is also the proud father of three remarkable children and would do almost anything for the simple pleasure of holding his son Finn's hand again.