David Harris, Founder & CEO
Robert Wordham, Board Chair
Jim Schembri, Director
Dr. Catherine Sabiston, Director, Clinical Programs
Dr. Catherine M. Sabiston is a Professor of exercise and health psychology at the University of Toronto and holds a Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Physical Activity and Mental Health. Her research primarily focuses on strategies to improve physical activity, and reduce sedentary behavior, among individuals across the lifespan and how physical activity relates to mental health. Dr. Sabiston has over 160 peer reviewed articles, and has given over 350 conference presentations and community public health talks. She has received numerous career awards for her work in sport, exercise, and health psychology and has held $19 million in funding to conduct her research. A couple of summaries of her work can be found online: https:
Robert Bracey, Director
Arthur Soler, Director
Arthur Soler is the retired President of Cadbury Chocolate Canada Inc. Previously, he held senior management positions with Warner Lambert Canada Inc. in both the Consumer Health and Confectionary Divisions. He started his career at Procter & Gamble Canada Inc. Currently, Arthur provides advisory and brand management services to the Packaged Goods and Agri-Food industries and until recently, was an expert advisor with Agri-Food and Agriculture Canada. He was also a member of the Executive Advisory Board of Avrio Capital Inc. Arthur has been the Chairman of the Association of Manufacturers of Non-Prescription Medicines, the Confectionary Manufacturers Association of Canada and a Board member of CPI Financial Corporation.
Jarvis Sheridan, Director
Jarvis is a lawyer, called to the Bar of Ontario in 1982. Since then, he has been in private practice as the managing partner of a seventeen lawyer firm in Oakville, Ontario, O’Connor MacLeod Hanna LLP. His practice area is in business law, working on legal matters with owner-operated businesses, including tax and succession planning. Jarvis also maintains an interest in Canadian Constitutional Law about which he writes and speaks. Prior to law school, Jarvis took an undergraduate degree in social work and worked with social service agencies for four years. His training and experience have assisted in understanding communication, counselling, negotiation and facilitation of change. Jarvis has been a director and Chair of many boards of community-based organizations, including an arts council, a research ethics board, a children’s choir, an enterprise development centre, a canoe club and the Oakville Y, and he has developed a particular interest and specialization in governance matters for the non-profit sector.
Gary J. Hassard, C.A., Director
Gary has extensive experience in all aspects of corporate financial and corporate-restructurings, including having held senior leadership positions for more than 20 years. Gary was National Managing Director of PricewaterhouseCoopers Corporate Finance Inc. and partner in charge of the legacy Coopers & Lybrand. In his role with PwC, Gary led the firm’s activities relating to: Mergers & Acquisitions, Seeking and Arranging Funding, Venture Capital Investing, Hospitality and Leisure, Economic and Viability Studies, Operational Reviews, and Refinancing and Reorganizations. In his role with Coopers & Lybrand, Gary was a senior partner practicing in Corporate Finance and Business Recovery Services and oversaw a number of other areas of the Toronto practice including Corporate Finance, Hospitality and Leisure Business Recovery Services, Valuations, Dispute Analysis and Investigations, Project Finance and Privatizations and Real Estate Advisory Services. Gary stepped down from his partnership with PwC to pursue other business opportunities in 2003.
Chad Harper, Director
Chad is Vice-President of Confederation Freezers. In this role he is responsible for national sales, operations and warehousing management and facility services. Chad is also accountable for client negotiations and contracts. He has an extensive background in the food industry, particularly in the areas of productivity, distribution, safety, compliance, collective bargaining and human resource policy implementation. Chad was a volunteer firefighter for seven years with the Milton Fire Department and was a Lieutenant for two years. He is a 3rd Degree black belt and has trained many youth, including gold medalists who participated in world championship events. Chad has pledged to raise $10,000 for CameronHelps by running 10,000k over the next few years. He is also on the Board of Directors with the charity Food for Life a volunteer with the operations committee.
Mark Attard, Director
Mark is the President of Livewire Communications – a strategic communications firm based in Toronto. His expertise spans across multiple industry sectors including financial services, professional services, manufacturing, hospitality, non-profit and packaged goods. During his career, Mark has helped leadership teams navigate through shifts in business strategy, organizational change, mergers, integrations, and cultural transformations. Over the past decade, Mark has been involved with, and support, many non-profit organizations including One Laptop Per Child, Ronald McDonald Houses of Canada and Providence Healthcare. He is an avid runner, cyclist, and advocate for children’s mental health.