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STRIDE would like to acknowledge the support and guidance received from the following members of our Board of Directors.

Doug McCarthy

Doug McCarthy: Chair

  • Member of the STRIDE Board of Directors since 2012
  • Member of the STRIDE Nominating and Governance Committee and the STRIDE Finance Committee
  • Over 25 years experience in a variety of IT related capacities, with expertise in IT strategy, assessment, organization design and delivery excellence
  • Currently a senior executive at Accenture Inc.
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of Waterloo
  • MBA, York University
  • Resident of Oakville
Anita Stellinga

Anita Stellinga: Vice Chair

  • Member of the STRIDE Board of Directors since June 2013
  • Over 23 years of experience of the not-for-profit sector
  • Currently Vice President, Community Investment at United Way of Peel Region
  • Experienced in the areas of strategic planning, not-for-profit management, volunteer development
  • Bachelor of Science, Psychology
  • Fluent in Polish and Hindi
  • Resident of Milton
Richard Helm

Richard Helm: Treasurer

  • Member of the STRIDE Board of Directors since June 2011
  • A member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario
  • Over 30 years of public accounting experience
  • Currently Compliance Officer and Privacy Officer for KPMG LLP
  • Previous Director of the Halton/Peel District Health Council
  • Resident of Burlington
Michelle Grouchy

Michelle Grouchy: Secretary

  • Member of the STRIDE Board of Directors since December 2013
  • 10 years of experience in the health care and nonprofit sector with a focus on implementing evidence and best practices
  • Currently, Senior Knowledge Broker at the Ontario Long Term Care Association
  • Masters of Public Policy, Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences, Certificate in Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Management, Certificate in Knowledge Translation
  • Resident of Oakville


Frank De Vuono

Frank De Vuono

  • Member of the STRIDE Board of Directors since June 2014
  • Sworn member of a local law enforcement agency since 2002 and currently assigned as an Investigator
  • Member of the Crisis Outreach and Support Team and trained in Crisis Intervention
  • Holds degrees in Police Foundations, Ontario Basic Constable, and American Sign Language
  • Currently enrolled at Humber College in the Professional Ethics Program
  • Particpated in several multi-jurisdictional investigations and trained in Ontario Major Case Management
  • Former Board Member with the Law Enforcement Torch Run
  • Participant in the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer 2012
  • Resident of Oakville
Leanne Simpson

Leanne Simpson

  • Member of the STRIDE Board of Directors since June 2015
  • Member of the STRIDE Human Resources Committee
  • Senior Manager, Internal Talent and Programs with TD Bank
  • CHRL designation from Human Resources Professional Association of Ontario
  • Over 15 years of HR experience in various industries including marketing, hospitality and finance
  • Former Board Member with Hospitality Human Resource Professionals Association
  • Resident of Milton

Clark Olson

Clark Olson

  • Member of the STRIDE Board of Directors since June 2015
  • Current member of the STRIDE Human Resources Committee and Nominating and Governance Committee
  • Currently teaching at Sheridan College‚Äôs Human Resources Certification Program
  • Several years experience working with Government Ministries, Canadian International Development Agency, Hydro, Financial Agencies, Transfer Payment Agencies in senior leadership roles including; Operations, Organizational Behaviour, Training & Development, Recruitment & Selection
  • Volunteer experience with community sporting clubs and teams
  • Undergraduate Degree from Wilfrid Laurier University & Sheridan College
  • Resident of Burlington
Fatima Ul-Haq

Fatima Ul-Haq

  • Member of the STRIDE Board of Directors since February 2016
  • Over 10 years managing projects and program development within Healthcare and Public Sector
  • Specialize in strategic planning, organizational design, process/quality improvement, change management and project management
  • Currently Client Service Manager at Toronto Central Community Care Access Centre
  • Hons. Bachelor of Science, Masters of Public Policy, Administration and Law, Certified Project Management Professional, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
  • Fluent in Urdu
  • Resident of Milton
Jordan Kramers

Jordan Kramers

  • Member of the STRIDE Board of Directors since March 2016
  • Member of the STRIDE Finance Committee
  • 8 years experience in accounting, valuation and debt/equity financing
  • Member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario and the Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators
  • Currently Manager of Broker Financial Solutions at Intact Financial Corp.
  • Resident of Burlington
Maggie Mu

Maggie Chan

  • Member of the STRIDE Board of Directors since June 2016
  • Certified Project Management Professional and active member of the Project Management Institute, Lakeshore Chapter
  • 7+ years managing strategic marketing programs for large, multinational corporations in various capacities
  • Global Brand Specialist at Honeywell Industrial Safety
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Toronto
  • Previously a Big Sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Toronto
  • Fluent in Mandarin, Chinese
  • Resident of Milton

Bianca Tse

  • Member of the STRIDE Board of Directors since June 2016
  • Member of the STRIDE Nominating and Governance Committee
  • Experience practicing employment law, human rights law, and insurance and disability law
  • Has appeared at various levels of court, including the Court of Appeal for Ontario and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (including Divisional Court)
  • Currently acting as corporate in-house counsel for an international insurance company, advising on business and regulatory matters
  • B.A. Hons. in English and Political Science and Law LL.B. and a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Member of the Ontario Bar Association and its Insurance Section. Member of The Advocates' Society, Canadian Defence Lawyers, and The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association
  • Resident of Burlington