Board of Directors

The Osler Foundation Board of Directors is a lot like you – hardworking, caring people with busy lives, who want the very best for the community where they and their loved ones live. They are leaders from every walk of life, who volunteer their knowledge, skills and resources to help us achieve patient-inspired health care without boundaries. Many have also used Osler services and programs, so they know how important your donations are to you and your hospital.

As Osler enters an era of unprecedented demand and growth, their dedication and generosity is more critical than ever.

We are proud to be working with them.

A sincere thank you to the Osler Foundation Board of Directors – 2021/22:

Bob is the CEO of Almag Aluminum, an award-winning, service-driven, custom aluminum extruder based in Brampton and Ardmore, Alabama. A family owned business started by his father, Almag has grown steadily over its 65 year history.
Bob graduated from the Engineering program at the University of Waterloo and earned his MBA from York University. He has a wonderful wife, Deb, who is CEO of the Peacock Household, which includes two active twenty-somethings.
Bob has been active on a number of Boards, including Rotary, the Brampton Board of Trade, and the Aluminum Extruders Council. He is presently a Director of a Cottage Association and Chair of  William Osler Health System Foundation.  In 2017, Bob successfully wrapped the $30 million campaign for the new Peel Memorial Centre as its Campaign Chair.
Steve is a Vice President and Director with RBC Dominion Securities. Acting within the capacity of Portfolio Manager & Investment Advisor, Steve and his team represent one of the top wealth management groups at RBC Dominion Securities in Canada. Steve and his fully licensed team have over 100 years of experience and manage wealth for clients including foundations, charities, business owners, and retired successful Canadians. Steve is one of a select few licensed advisors at RBC Dominion Securities in Peel that are able to offer clients Private Investment Management; a distinction reserved for the only the most successful Advisors.
Steve has been a member of the William Osler Health System Foundation Finance committee since September 2010 and a Director of the William Osler Health System Foundation Board since June 2013.
Steve has been a long time member of the Rotary Club of Brampton, being a past treasurer and board member, as well as past president (2015-2016). Steve is an Alumni of University of Guelph and makes his home in Brampton.
John is President, CEO and owner of The Humberview Group, which owns and operates 20 franchise auto dealership operations and other automotive related companies across the GTA. He is also a senior shareholder in Humberview Partners, owner and manager of most of the organization’s real estate holdings and developments. John has lived in Etobicoke for all of his adult life, has several business operations located in Etobicoke and, in many ways, is very connected to the neighbourhood community.
John was educated at Northwood University, an Automotive Business School in Midland, Michigan. After graduating, John began working in the auto retail business at Humberview Chevrolet in 1981, taking over the operation in 1989 and growing his automotive dealer group business over the last 29 years. John believes that a large part of Humberview’s success in the dealership world is due to the organization’s passion for developing outstanding team members who deliver exemplary customer service.
Born in a small village in Punjab in 1956, Raj K. Narula could have never imagined he would lead the life he does today. Raj's career started in Delhi, India, where he completed his Chartered Accountancy degree in 1981. He was honoured with scoring in the top ten scores for his CA exams nationwide. He subsequently migrated to Canada and obtained the professional designations CGA, CA from Canada and CPA, CGMA, CFE from the United States.
In 1986, he went on to start his own Chartered Accountancy practice in Etobicoke, with a primary focus on tax and management consulting. In practice for over 30 years, he has maintained a diverse and impressive clientele, ranging from small businesses to multinational corporations.
Raj has been blessed with a satisfying personal life. He is married to wife Neelam, and they have two children, both of whom are medical physicians practicing in the GTA. He lives in the Woodbridge area and is a community-oriented individual. He has been proud to be associated with the William Osler Health System Foundation since 2004.
Raj enjoys spending time with family, baseball, travel and, much to his wife's dismay, has no plans for retirement in the immediate future.
Dr. Bajwa has been a staff Emergency Physician at Etobicoke General Hospital (Etobicoke General) for almost two decades. He completed his Bachelor of Science in microbiology and his medical degree at the University of Toronto and his residency at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Bajwa is actively involved in community service both inside and outside the hospital and has supported Osler Foundation for more than a decade. Dr. Bajwa was a Co-Chair of Osler Foundation’s Holi Gala committee for five years.
Susan was born and raised in Brampton. She returned to Brampton in 1998 and together with her husband, David Chondon, became a founding partner of CCPartners – a law firm that represents employers in all areas of labour and employment law/workplace resolution. Susan is also a part-owner of Employers’ Choice, a human resources consulting business located in Brampton.
Susan was an elected member of the Brampton Board of Trade's Board of Directors for six years and served as Chair of the Board in 2014. Susan also served as Chair of the Brampton and Caledon Community Foundation from 2011-2013. In addition, CCPartners is actively involved in the community supporting such charitable organizations as Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel, William Osler Health System Foundation and the Brampton Kiwanis Club.
Susan and Dave live in Brampton and have four children.
Gia M. DeJulio, LLM, BASc, P.Eng., C.Dir. is an energy management consultant and former Vice President, Conservation & Demand Management, at Alectra Utilities. Gia holds a Master of Laws in Energy and Infrastructure from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University and a Bachelor of Applied Science, Chemical Engineering discipline, from the University of Toronto, is a Professional Engineer, and is a Chartered Director accredited by The Directors College, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University.

Gia’s career in the energy industry includes expertise in buying, selling, distributing, regulating, and conserving both natural gas and electricity, and has been a Board member of several energy associations. She is also currently on the Board of Orangeville Hydro Limited.

Gia is happy to participate in fundraising initiatives for worthy local charities and is the former President of the Board of Directors of Women’s Habitat of Etobicoke, a not-for-profit agency and shelter in south Etobicoke for women and their children fleeing violence. Now with her work on the William Osler Health System Foundation Board, Gia can continue her efforts to support the provision of critical medical and social services in her neighbourhood.

In her spare time, Gia enjoys golfing, following politics and current affairs, participating in Book Clubs, and mentoring students and young colleagues.
Pal’s extensive experience includes audit, accounting, tax, and business advisory services for a diverse client base. His industry expertise includes transportation, inbound and outbound logistics, retail and wholesale distribution, pharmaceutical, farming, manufacturing, real estate syndication and development, real estate construction, technology, and professional practices. 
Pal leads his firm’s U.S. tax practice, with over 15 years’ experience in cross-border tax work. His experience in planning for mergers and acquisitions, repatriation of assets, and tax structures allow his clients to efficiently conduct their U.S. activities. 
Pal has been a Director of the Osler Foundation Board since June 2013, as well as a founding member of the Sikh Sub-committee that raised millions of dollars for Brampton Civic Hospital. An active member of the Indo Canada Chamber of Commerce, in 2009 Pal was recognized by the Chamber as “Member of the Year”. He is a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation, the Mississauga Board of Trade, and the Brampton Board of Trade.
Patrick J. Hawkins is a Partner in the Health Law Group at the law firm of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. He is a civil litigator, specializing in health law and personal injury defence. He has a LL.B. degree from Queen’s University and a LL.M. from the University of Cambridge. He was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1992.

For the past 29 years, he has devoted much of his practice to representing hospitals and other healthcare facilities in professional malpractice litigation and a wide variety of other litigation and policy matters. He acts as general counsel and provides situational advice to health care providers on a wide range of issues including privacy, quality of care reviews, and physician credentialing. He is a regular speaker and writer on health law issues.

Patrick lives in Etobicoke and is married with three children. He is an active skier and golfer.
As a young girl growing up in India, Sukhdeep always dreamed of becoming a police officer. Unfortunately, at that time, law enforcement was not perceived as a respectable career for a girl in India. Sukhdeep’s parents steered her towards an engineering degree instead but in 2000, when she immigrated to Ontario, Sukhdeep decided to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a police officer.

In 2003, she became a Peel Regional Police Officer and served on the force for 3 years and then as a member of the Criminal Injury Compensation Board for a year.

In 2007, fulfilling her desire to spend more time with her family and assume a career with a leadership role, Sukhdeep became a broker for Austen & Noble Insurance Brokers in Milton. In 2010, she started Armour Insurance Brokers, making her the first South Asian woman in Canada to independently launch and own an insurance brokerage. This year, Sukhdeep was awarded the Award for CEO of the Year.

Sukhdeep and her husband Surjit, who is CFO at Armour Insurance Brokers, reside in Brampton with their son.
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Charles is a multi-talented phenomenon with over thirty years of experience within the realm of entertainment. He continues to build upon those years to this day, embracing his current role as a popular emcee and turning out dozens of successful events like Jamaica National Expo, Eglinton Street Fest and Brampton’s Carabram plus much more. He has worked in radio (105.5fm), emceeing live shows and now spends his time on live social media TV with The Charles Matthews Show. The 2x ByBlacks People’s Choice Award Event Planner winner began his own company, CMJ Entertainment Inc., in 2007 and was a member of Toast Masters.

He is most comfortable before a crowd and he knows how to read each one and bring out the best possible results each and every time. Charles puts his entire self into every single event, into each and every detail and aspect to make certain that everything is perfect. He has been involved in many charities like Sickle Cell, JDRF and Food Drives and much more.

He puts his family first, but like his grandma (Nana) always taught him, always gives back to the next generation.
Dr. Minna is the Corporate Chief of Surgery & Co-Medical Director, Surgical Program and has been a staff surgeon at Etobicoke General for two decades. Dr. Minna completed her Bachelor of Science in biochemistry, medical degree and general surgical training at the University of Toronto. She has also been an active panel member of The Out Of Hospital Endoscopy Clinic working group through Cancer Care Ontario. Dr. Minna is currently featured as one of Osler Foundation’s ‘Doc Stars’ in support of Osler Foundation’s current Etobicoke General Campaign. 
Rajeev is a District Vice President with the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and currently manages the Brampton District. He joined the bank in 2000 and has held progressively different roles throughout his career, and has over 27 years of experience in retail and management. 
Rajeev has been part of the Brampton community since 2002 and has developed strong relationships in the community ever since. Rajeev has an MBA in Finance and Marketing and an Undergraduate in Mathematics from India. Rajeev’s passion is to help people and make a difference in lives of those who are not so fortunate; he believes that everyone should do so and start with “one at a time.” He is part of the TRIEC Mentoring Partnership, an organization that supports mentoring immigrant professionals, thereby making a difference in their lives.
Rajeev is a first-generation immigrant, coming to Canada with his wife and daughter 18 years ago and calling Canada home ever since. When not at work, he enjoys travelling and exploring different countries and their cultures.
Dr. Ossip has been a staff radiologist at Etobicoke General Hospital for over 10 years, and is currently the Corporate Chief and Medical Director of Radiology. His prior roles included Etobicoke General Site Chief of Radiology for six years and Interim Osler Corporate Chief of Radiology for 1.5 years. He is an adjunct lecturer at University of Toronto, on the Cancer Care Ontario Pulmonary Nodule Working Group and a member of the Osler Credentialing Committee.
He completed his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Statistics at University of Western Ontario and his Doctor of Medicine, Residency in Radiology and Fellowship in Interventional Radiology at University of Toronto.
Dr. Ossip’s wife is a Radiologist at North York General and together they have three sons.
Filiz is a health care professional with over 10 years’ experience in delivering acute and chronic care across multiple hospitals within the Greater Toronto Area. She is an active humanitarian and community activist who has led many international programs. Some of these initiatives include building a water-well for a female mental health institution in Somalia and opening a preschool program for Syrian refugee children in Turkey. 
Filiz has a Masters in Public Policy with work experience in the government, non-for profit and communications sectors. She is currently a Graduate student at the University of Toronto completing the Nurse Practitioner program specializing in Primary Health Care and Global Health with collaborative specialization in Women’s Health. In her free time, she enjoys playing golf and spending time with her twins.
Template-Blog-Story-Image-3.jpg LALIT WADHVANA
Lalit Wadhvana has held numerous management positions with the Ontario Government over the past 25 years. His focus has been on I&IT leadership in Transition to Operations (TTO) of Systems of different Ministries, most notably with the Health & Social Services and Education Ministries. He plays a vital role in the ongoing development of I&IT Service Management (SM) Standards and Technology Infrastructure. One notable highlight has been the realignment of the multi-billion dollar Ontario Welfare System to local Municipalities.

Along with a degree in Applied Computer Science, he is a Certified IT Auditor and has a master's degree in IT Service Management.

For Lalit, his volunteerism (Seva) with BAPS Charities plays an important role in his life. As BAPS’ Medical Services Lead, he provides leadership to the organization’s activities and events, both locally and across North America. Annual events such as health fairs, blood drives, and walk-a-thons have grown to over 70 locations and brought together over 30,000 participants. He lives by the humble words of his guru; HH. Pramukh Swami Maharaj: “In the joy of others lies our own, In the progress of others rests our own, In the good of others abides our own.”
As a lead advisor in the Sharpe-Way Group, Glen works with families to develop specialized solutions to meet their unique needs. With a focus on building conservative investment portfolios, tax-efficient retirement income streams and inter-generational wealth transfers, Glen helps his clients maximize their wealth today and for future generations. Glen earned his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from McMaster University, having completed his undergraduate degree from the University of Western Ontario. He is also a Financial Management Advisor (FMA), Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), Certified Investment Manager (CIM), Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI) and Family Enterprise Advisor candidate 2020.
Glen has been actively involved in the community as a donor, volunteer and advocate for over 15 years, which  have included Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel and the campaign for Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness. Glen and his wife Katherine have two great boys, Reid and Gavin. A sport enthusiast, Glen’s current activity of choice is keeping up with his young family.
Faisal is the Associate Vice President in Branch Strategy and Solutions Group within TD. Faisal joined TD in 2004 and has worked progressively through many different areas of the Sales Solutions Group, Wealth Management and, most notably, Retail Banking.  His current role involves overseeing Field Coaching strategy for the organization, ensuring there is fluent and efficient communication, strategy and productivity. He has a strong focus on people development, community involvement and business results.

Faisal has a B.Comm and an MBA from the University of Windsor, and is also heavily involved with initiatives, including the Regional Board for TD Friends of the Environment, Executive Sponsor for TD at Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council, Cabinet Chair for Major Individual Giving Cabinet for the United Way, in addition to his involvement on Osler Foundation’s Board. When not in the office, Faisal enjoys spending time playing squash with his children.

Ken Mayhew is President & CEO of William Osler Health System Foundation and serves on its Board of Directors. The Foundation is currently in a $100M Campaign supporting the redevelopment of Etobicoke General and the ongoing equipment needs at Brampton Civic Hospital and Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness.
Ken previously spent over 20 years with the MS Society of Canada where, as Chief Development Officer, he  was responsible for all aspects of fund development, including almost 1 million active donors and raising over $50 million annually. 
Ken is Past President of the GTA Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and Past Chair of the AFP Canadian Government Relations Committee. 
Ken is a frequent contributor to media and industry discussions on fundraising trends, costs and evaluation, and serves as a member of Ketchum Canada’s National Advisory Board. An active volunteer, Ken has previously served on the Sick Kids Foundation Community Advisory Committee and on the board of the Etobicoke Children's Centre.
In 2019, Ken received AFP Greater Toronto Chapter's prestigious Outstanding Fundraising Professional of the Year award. He has also received a CEO in Action award from the prestigious Diversity Journal for his work in inclusive fundraising.

Ken and his family are long-time, active Etobicoke residents.
Dr. Naveed Mohammad was appointed President & CEO of William Osler Health System (Osler) in April 2020. Previously, Dr. Mohammad was Osler’s Executive Vice-President, Quality, Medical and Academic Affairs where he has helped strengthen quality of care and patient experience across Osler’s sites. In 2012, he was appointed as Osler’s first Vice-President, Medical Affairs where he was instrumental in the planning, implementation and support of hospital operations and design of clinical programs and services. He also provided clinical policy oversight and ensured system-wide coordination of services.

Dr. Mohammad joined Osler in 1997 as an emergency physician at Etobicoke General and has held a number of progressively senior physician leadership roles including that of Etobicoke General Site Chief, Emergency Medicine in 2001 and Corporate Chief of Emergency Services in 2006. He has been a key figure in the transformation of the delivery of emergency services at Osler.

He has also held key leadership roles outside the organization including Lead of Emergency Medicine for the Central West LHIN, and serves as a member of the Ontario Hospital Association’s Physician Provincial Leadership Council. A passionate advocate for safe, quality care, Dr. Mohammad is well respected both inside Osler’s walls and beyond as a physician leader in the community and across the province.

As a senior leader, a physician, a donor, and a community member, Dr. Mohammad is passionately invested in ensuring quality health care services and seamless access for the community. He is proud of his South Asian Heritage, and has taken an active leadership role in Osler’s SunLife Global Health program, which has achieved positive results with successful missions to India and Pakistan.