Jon Dervin is a Partner in the Assurance and Advisory practice at Ernst & Young LLP in Ottawa. He has over 18 years of professional experience providing assurance, accounting and advisory services to established publicly traded technology companies, Crown corporations, federal government departments and emerging businesses working with Canadian, international and U.S. accounting standards and securities rules and regulations.
Gregory Sanders is a renowned Canadian Tax lawyer and is head of Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP’s Tax Practice. A graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School, and a Chartered Accountant, Gregory has 20 plus years in private client tax law. In addition, he is highly regarded as a writer/educator in the field, with numerous publications to his credit, and experience teaching law at the Law Society of Upper Canada.
Gregory has expertise in all key tax related areas including: tax and estate planning, dealing with CRA, tax litigation, cross-border/international tax law, charities tax issues and dealing effectively with changes to tax legislation.
Mark attended Concordia University in Montreal, graduating from their Engineering program with distinction in 1994. He has been a member in good standing with the PEO since 1998. In addition to many classes and conference, he participated in the Queens Executive Program in April 2005.
During the period between 1994 and 1997 Mark held various positions with the Toronto Transit Commission on work on several heavy civil projects including the redevelopment of the Bloor-Yonge Subway, the Construction of Downsview subway station, and the implementation of the ‘easier accessibility’ program which involved the installation of elevators into existing subway stations.
After a briefly working with UMA Engineering Mark joined EllisDon in 1998 as an Assistant Project Manager, he has held various position within EllisDon over the last 14 years; among them Manager of Business development, Area Manager for Eastern Ontario, and his current role of Senior Vice President Central Canada were one of his primary responsibilities is to oversee EllisDon’s expansion into the Prairie provinces.
In addition to his recent appointment to the Board of the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, Mark has served on a number of boards and community organizations including work with The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre, The Ottawa Hospital, The Montfort Hospital and Ashbury College.
Mark and his wife Ann, live in the National Capital Region with their two sons, Simon and Julien.
Peter Linkletter is the Director General, Executive Coordination at the Department of National Defence (DND). In this role, he supports integrated strategic decision-making by coordinating senior management staff support to core strategic governance committees and by providing strategic review and analysis of governance documents for an organization with nearly 100,000 employees and an annual budget of $22 billion.
In his previous role as Director General, Real Property at DND, he served as the functional authority for real property for one of the largest real property organizations in the country with over 100 million square feet of floorspace and over 20,000 buildings. Peter was named to Realcomm’s global ‘Top 35 People to Watch’ lists for in 2008 and 2009. Peter began his public service career in 1996 and has held a succession of increasingly challenging roles within PWGSC and the Treasury Board of Canada, Secretariat.
Peter started his working career by taking a “year off” between high school and university to play keyboards with the Ottawa rock band “US”. The band released original recordings, graced the airwaves, and toured coast-to-coast. After four years as a member of the band, and much to his parents’ relief, he continued his academic pursuits. Peter went on to complete a Combined Honours Bachelor of Arts degree (Political Science and Geography) from Carleton University as well as Master of Urban and Regional Planning and Master of Business Administration degrees from Queen’s University.
Peter is the Past Chair of the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation and has served on the Boards of Directors of the Real Property Institute of Canada and the Open Standards Consortium for Real Estate.
Linda Eagen is a dynamic, results oriented community leader who has a strong track record of performance in the not-for-profit sector. Linda began her career as a student of psychology and emergency medical care. Her passion for helping others then led her to the fundraising profession. Over 20 years, she has raised more than $150 million for social, arts, health and educational organizations. In 2002 she obtained an MBA from the University of Ottawa.
For the last eight years, Linda has been the President and CEO of the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation. She and her team have raised $50 million for cancer care and research in Eastern Ontario. In 2011, the Cancer Foundation opened the doors to Canada’s first cancer Survivorship Centre. The Centre’s team of professional Cancer Coaches now provides health and social care to people with cancer, their families and caregivers. This innovative community service complements the work of medical professionals helping people take an active part in their health and wellness.
Linda and her team have been recognized for their outstanding leadership and community service receiving prestigious awards from the University of Ottawa, the Chamber of Commerce, le Regroupement des Gens d’Affaires and the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Brian P. McIntomny
Brian McIntomny (LLB, MBA, B. Comm) joined Doris Law Professional Corporation as counsel in 2013 after practising for over 30 years in Toronto and Ottawa with national law firms. He has extensive corporate-commercial transactions experience advising public and private companies, crown corporations, not-for-profit entities and Aboriginal communities on both external and internal relationships including structures, strategies, governance and transactions. He has lectured at conferences and seminars on a variety of business law topics including director and officer liabilities, governance compliance, corporate social responsibility, engagement and consultation protocols and structuring and implementing strategic alliances.
He has been involved with the Cancer Foundation since 2006 and has served as a member of our Board of Directors, its various committees and our fundraising activities.
Mark Thaw is a creative consensus-builder with over twenty-five years of information technology sales and sales management experience. He is a Senior Manager at Dell Ottawa, one of the largest computer manufacturers, with over 60,000 employees. With his collaborative and engaging manner, Mark possesses a unique blend of tenacity and flexibility that yields beneficial outcomes for all involved—be it in complex negotiations or day to day affairs. Mark is a positive team member and a leader that inspires loyalty for the active pursuit of joint goals.
In addition to his professional life, Mark is active in the community and has been since his teens. He is Co-Chairperson of the High Tech Sector for the Ottawa Jewish Federation, Chair of the Global Community Involvement Group Dell Canada which encourages employees of Dell Canada to give back to their local community. He was one of 60 people worldwide to receive the prestigious Dell Community Ambassador award given to employees who demonstrate a high level of community involvement. He also was one of the 75 recipients of the being honored by the Ottawa Jewish Federation 75th anniversary for his active involvement in the Jewish community. Mark is also an active volunteer with Dreams Take Flight Canada, an organization which hosts disabled or underprivileged children to Disneyworld and active with working with CHEO on their yearly dream home.
Mark and his wife have established a Family Fund with the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation to support clinical trials. He has supported the Cancer Foundation in various ways; providing prizes for events, supporting the lottery and donating desktops and laptops. Most recently, he worked with the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation to create a new Tribute Fund campaign and stepping up he and his colleagues at Dell made established a fund to support clinical trials.
Cory’s practice focuses on building custom portfolios and providing innovative wealth management expertise. His clients consist of a a focused group of families, businesses, and institutions across Canada, the U.S. and Europe. Cory’s clients benefit from a partnership with a proven and experienced finance professional who is deeply committed to ensuring results. Prior to joining BMO Nesbitt Burns, Cory lived in Toronto, New York and London (U.K.) for 12 years where he held senior roles with Deloitte, Merrill Lynch Bank of America and TD Securities, respectively.
Cory holds a BCom (Hons) from Queen’s School of Business, Kingston, Ontario and an MBA from the University of Western of Ontario – Richard Ivey School of Business, London, Ontario.
In addition to sitting on the board of the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, Cory is also a Member of the Max Keeping Foundation Board.
Jeff Polowin was born, raised and educated in Ottawa graduating from Glebe Collegiate and Carleton University. He is currently a senior vice president with Hill and Knowlton Canada after a career in the media and 6 years in the Mayor’s Office with Jim Durrell. As a lifelong resident of Ottawa, he has combined his work experience with a commitment to put something back into the community. That includes a 2 year stint as the Chair of the Queensway Carleton Hospital Board of Directors, membership on the Roger’s House Board of Directors and his current membership on the Cancer Foundation’s board.
Jeff and Angie have three children and nine grandchildren – 12 additional reasons for his involvement in the foundation. He was appointed to the board in June 2012.
Dee Davidson is the owner of Complete Care Coordination, a geriatric care company committed to providing their clients with the highest standard of physical and emotional care through an array of services tailored to meet their individual needs.
Dee graduated from the Royal Victoria Hospital School of Nursing in 1971. She has over 40 years experience as a Registered Nurse, specializing in geriatrics since 1991. Before founding her own company in 2000, Dee’s professional experiences included Floor Duty Nurse, Head Nurse, Director of Nursing, as well as positions as Associate Director and Executive Director of two private long term care nursing residences in Montreal.
Bob Doucet retired after a successful career spanning Finance, Operations Management and Information Technology. He was a software developer and team leader for a software development team at Bell Canada and held various positions in mid to senior levels at Canada Post, the last assignment being VP IT and CIO. Bob has also been the VP Business Engineering at CGI and the VP IT and CIO at MD Management. He graduated from uOttawa with a Bachelor of Management Science (Operations Research) and from MIT with a Master of Science (Management of Technology).
Bob is a cancer survivor and has been supporting the Foundation as a volunteer since 2013. He enjoys playing lead guitar for two local rock bands.