Board of Directors

Officers

 

PAST CHAIR

Rosalind Morrow

PARTNER
BORDEN LADNER GERVAIS LLP

Rosalind Morrow is a partner in the Toronto office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. She practices corporate and securities law, with a particular emphasis on financial services and mining sector financings and acquisitions, project and government financings, and corporate governance. She also regularly represents government and private sector corporations, investors and lenders in connection with debt offerings, project financings and public-private partnerships.

 

CHAIR

Pat Koval

PARTNER
TORYS LLP

Pat Koval is a corporate director and lawyer. She recently retired as a Senior Partner of Torys LLP, where she practiced corporate and securities law, focused on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and governance. As well, Pat was an Adjunct Professor at University of Toronto Law School, and she currently serves on its Environmental Finance Advisory Council. Pat has a long history of volunteering in the conservation sector where, among other things, she formerly chaired the Board of World Wildlife Fund Canada, and currently serves on the boards of Rainforest Trust, Turtle Survival Alliance and the Chelonian Research Institute and on the Advisory Council of Wildlife Conservation Society. Pat is also on the Ontario Executive of the Institute of Corporate Directors, and is involved in developing programs for directors in both the business and non-profit sectors. Pat graduated from the joint MBA/J.D. program at Schulich School of Business and Osgoode Hall Law School.

 

VICE CHAIR

Bob Millar

PAST EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
THE GROCERY FOUNDATION

Bob Millar is the former Executive Director for The Grocery Foundation, a non-profit organization leading fundraising events and campaigns to help ensure thousands of school-aged children and youth have universal access to proper nutrition. As a graduate from University of Manitoba (B.Com.Hons), Bob has an extensive professional business background and is an advocate for non-profit organizations such as ABC Life Literacy Canada and The Grocery Foundation.

 

TREASURER

Jing Wang

PROGRAM MANAGER, FINANCIAL REPORTING
RSA INSURANCE

Jing Wang with a CPA, CA designation is currently a Director for Finance Transformation at RSA Insurance, where she helps to drive large scale transformation in the finance function to improve operational excellence and customer experience. As the Treasurer for the Living City Foundation Jing reviews procedures and financial reporting while advising the board on financial strategies and fundraising initiatives.

 

SECRETARY

Judith Reda

PARTNERSHIP AND ENGAGEMENT OFFICER
THE LIVING CITY FOUNDATION

 

Directors

 

Christie DeBolt

PRESIDENT AND FOUNDER
PRIME REAL ESTATE GROUP

Christie DeBolt is President and Founder of Prime Real Estate Group.

 

Ed Postrozny

OWNER
BASIS WEALTH

Ed is the founder of Basis Wealth, a planning organization that helps implement financial and estate plans for business owners, professionals and their advisors. Ed is a graduate of the Ivey Business School, HBA and holds several other designations, CFP, CLU and CHFC. He is a member of The Legacy Wealth Coach Network and co-author of the book, The Future of You.

 

Gillian Mason

PRINCIPAL
GILLIAN MASON CONSULTANCY

Gillian Mason is an urban planner with a Bachelor of Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo, and a Master of Public Administration from Western University. Gillian’s career has spanned more than 25 years as a senior executive in the non-profit sector, including as President of ABC Life Literacy Canada, Executive Director of the Centre for City Ecology, Senior Vice President of the then United Way Toronto, and CEO of the Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management. Having worked locally, nationally and internationally, Gillian is now Principal of Gillian Mason Consultancy in Toronto. Gillian’s volunteer work has included serving as Chair of the Toronto Public Library Board and as Vice Chair of the Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation Board.

 

John MacKenzie

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER/SECRETARY-TREASURER
TORONTO AND REGION CONSERVATION AUTHORITY

John MacKenzie is the Chief Executive Officer at the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) and a Director on the Board of The Living City Foundation. John is responsible for executing on Authority and Living City Foundation priorities by working in partnership with funding partners including the province, federal government, municipalities, businesses, community organizations and individual members of the community to ensure successful development and delivery of programs that achieve the Living City Vision (the TRCA Strategic Plan).

Prior to joining TRCA, John was the Deputy City Manager of Planning and Growth Management at the City of Vaughan and a Director and General Manager at Ontario Realty Corporation. In his previous roles, John managed a number of inter-disciplinary teams on land development, land use policy and infrastructure projects across Ontario including efforts to advance and facilitate the first phase of transit oriented development in the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre. John has acted as a representative on provincial advisory committees and in 2015 was appointed to serve on the Advisory Panel for the Coordinated Review of the Growth Plan, Greenbelt Plan, Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan and Niagara Escarpment Plan. John is a member of the Ontario Professional Planners Institute, Canadian Institute of Planners and Ontario Association for Impact Assessment.

 

Maria Augimeri

CHAIR
TORONTO AND REGION CONSERVATION AUTHORITY

Councillor Maria Augimeri is Chair of North York Community Council, Chair of the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and Co-Chair of the Downsview Aerospace Campus Working Group. Maria is the former Chair of the Toronto Transit Commission and was the Chair of the York University, City of Toronto Track and Field Centre Committee. Maria is an Honours Graduate of English and Anthropology and a former instructor of Social Anthropology at York University. She is the author of three published works on the Italian-Canadian community.

 

Michael Pozzebon

VICE PRESIDENT
DG GROUP

As the vice president of DG Group, and a Chair member for the non-profit association BILD, Michael Pozzebon has extensive experience with the development of sustainable communities. With a BSc (Hons.) from University of Toronto and MBA from the Schulich School of Business Michael has utilized his background and knowledge to help create sustainable land development processes.

 

Vitu Mhango

PARKS AND RECREATION PLANNER
THE CITY OF TORONTO

Vitu Mhango, a graduate from the University of Waterloo (B.E.S Hons), Planning (Co-op) successfully completed coop placements at Hydro One as a Land Use Management & Planning Student and at the Town of Aurora as a Senior Student Planner. Vitu is currently a Parks and Recreation Planner at the City of Toronto.

 

Wendy Evans

PRESIDENT
EVANS & COMPANY CONSULTANTS INC.

Wendy Evans is the founder of Evans and Company Consultants Inc., which provides marketing, financial and management services to a broad range of clients. Wendy has both chaired and been a director of several industry initiatives, including the Retail Learning Initiative and the Ontario Retail Sector Strategy. She is a director on the board of the North West Company, is a Member of the Dean’s Advisory Council for the Ted Rogers School of Business, is on the Corporate Cabinet of the Conservation Foundation, and has served on a number of other corporate and not-for-profit boards including Sun Life Financial Trust, The Canadian Cancer Society, The Toronto Symphony Volunteer Committee, and as President and Chair of the Granite Club. Evans received her Bachelor of Science degree in Economics.