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.
Jeff Chorlton is a results-driven executive with a unique blend of entrepreneurial and corporate experience, and a demonstrated track record at the C-level. Jeff is President & CEO of Flexserv Corporation (since 2011). He is also the Founder of this organization, which provides full-service Accounting, IT and HR to small and medium-sized enterprises in a broad section of industries in Canada Prior to founding Flexserv, Jeff had provided Strategic and Management consulting to organizations such as Women’s College Hospital, Bank of Montreal, CIBC, Government of Ontario, WSIB, and The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. Jeff was President of Enstream (Wireless Payment Services) from 2005-2007. Jeff’s community involvement has included roles as Director/Past Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada, North York Family Health Team, and Beth Torah. He has an MBA and Degree from McGill University.
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.
Claude Francoeur is the Advisory Practice leading Partner for Ernst & Young in the Atlantic Provinces. Claude manages a team that delivers audit and advisory services to both public and private companies, government agencies and municipalities throughout the Atlantic region. As a Chartered Accountant and Certified Information Systems Auditor, Claude brings business expertise to the Board of Childhood Cancer Canada, as well as bilingual capability and a passion for the cause. He is the Co-Chair for the Saint John region’s United Way Campaign, has recently joined the Muriel McQueen Ferguson Foundation Board and is also involved with 21 inc., an organization focused on promoting the development of young leaders in Atlantic Canada. Claude is also the president of a committee in charge of constructing a francophone senior complex and nursing home in Saint John, NB.
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.
Dr. David Eisenstat is Professor and Chair of the Department of Oncology and Adjunct Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Medical Genetics. From 2011-2017, he served the University of Alberta and the Stollery Children’s Hospital as the Division Director, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology/Palliative Care and has been the inaugural Muriel & Ada Hole Kids with Cancer Society Chair in Pediatric Oncology since 2011. He was also co-director of the Cancer Research Institute of Northern Alberta (CRINA) from 2014-2017. He is a consultant to the Brain Tumour Group at the Cross Cancer Institute and a member of the Alberta Provincial Neuro-Oncology Tumour Group. His laboratory is interested in the interface between Cancer and Development, especially childhood cancers such as brain tumours. Dr. Eisenstat obtained his MD from the University of Toronto in 1985. David completed his Pediatrics residency at the Hospital for Sick Children (HSC) in 1990. After a Clinical Fellowship in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at HSC, David joined the Brain Tumor Research Center at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In 1993, funded by the Medical Research Council of Canada, David worked with Dr. John Rubenstein and was awarded a Master’s degree in Neuroscience from UCSF in 1997.
He is co-founder of SimpleAs Co. Faizal is a motivational speaker and emcee, who has raised funds for Childhood Cancer Canada. He is a childhood cancer survivor.
Gord Kirke is a lawyer, mediator and agent. A graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School, he is Professor Sports & Entertainment Law at York University and the University of Toronto Gord completed the Player’s First Report for the Canadian Hockey League in connection with sexual abuse and harassment in hockey. He served as Director of the Children’s Aid Foundation of Metropolitan Toronto. A member of the Sportsco group which purchased the SkyDome and brought The Toronto Blue Jays to Toronto, Gord is also Director/Past Director of Foundations such the MLSE Foundation, Special Olympics, Prostate Cancer Canada and Easter Seals. He has represented such celebrities as Eric Lindros, Dolly Parton and Bob McCown.
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.
Rick Brown has helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for Childhood Cancer Canada over the past few years thorough CCC’s biggest third party event, IT4CC. Rick is the Director, Area Sales, Central & Eastern Canada for Veeam Software, and has a long and successful career in Sales Management.
Sharon Broughton is a senior executive with over 16 years’ CEO experience leading not for profit organizations. On April 3, 2018 Sharon began a new role as Chief Executive Officer of Prince’s Charities Canada. Sharon was President & CEO of Kids Help Phone from 2009-2017. From 2001-2008, she was CEO, Ontario Region for The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, and was Executive Director of Crossroads International from 1999-2001. Sharon is an Instructor in the Non-Profit Leadership for Impact Certificate program at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies. She brings a depth of experience as a volunteer in advisory and Board roles, currently serving as an Advisor to the Amanda Todd Legacy and as a Director of the Excellence in Literary Foundation.