Gregory Sanders, Chair
Head of Tax Group, Perley-Roberton, Hill & McDougall
Having lost both of his parents to cancer, Gregory Sanders knows first-hand the importance of having the best cancer care, support and treatments available close to home.
Since 2008, Gregory has been volunteering with the Cancer Foundation as a way to ensure that cancer remains a priority year-round in our community.
In 2008, Gregory first began offering up his expertise in tax law to help others in the community give back through gift planning. In 2010, he joined the Board of Directors and, since then, has taken on challenge after challenge, including chairing the Cancer Champions Breakfast for the past four years and, more recently, taking on the role of Chair of the Cancer Foundation Board of Directors in 2015.
With a background in tax law, Gregory brings a wealth of knowledge to the Board of Directors in the areas of tax and estate planning, CRA guidelines, tax litigation, cross-border/international tax law, charity tax issues and how to deal effectively with changes to tax legislation. Along with his experience in tax law, Gregory is also a seasoned volunteer, having chaired boards of numerous local charities and events.
Gregory’s devotion to his family is what inspires him to be active in the community: to set a good example for his children and to make the community a better place to live.
An avid sports fan, Gregory enjoys attending various sporting events and skiing in his spare time. He also enjoys spending time with his kids, taking them to and from their own sporting activities.
Jon Dervin, Past-Chair
Partner, Ernst & Young
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.
Mark Fazio, Vice-Chair
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.
Cory Ready, Vice-Chair
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.
Tim Beaulieu, Treasurer
Vice President, Finance, Maplesoft Group
The World Health Organization confirms that 2 in 5 Canadians are expected to develop cancer in their lifetime – and those are numbers that Tim Beaulieu could not ignore.
As a career accountant, he wanted to do something to help those affected by cancer, so in 2010 he put his skills to work volunteering with the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation assisting the finance team with strategic initiatives and budgeting. He joined the Cancer Foundation team in a more official capacity in 2013 as a member of the Cancer Foundation Board of Directors.
With more than 12 years of experience in finance, Tim brings a wealth of financial knowledge, expertise, and a practical business sense to his activities on the Board – and it’s a role that he takes on with excitement and passion.
Currently serving as the Treasurer on the Board of Directors, Tim is responsible for providing direction and guidance to ensure the Cancer Foundation has a clear financial future and the financial stability in place to support cancer care and research for years to come.
Driven by a strong sense of community, Tim takes pride in the fact that funds raised by the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation remain here in Eastern Ontario to improve local cancer care. He continues to be inspired by community efforts to raise funds, give back and support local initiatives.
In his spare time, Tim enjoys spending time with his family, coaching minor hockey, mountain biking, skiing, running and hiking.
Linda Eagen, Ex-Officio
President & CEO, Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation
Inspired by W.A. Ward’s quote “If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. Dream it and you can become it,” Linda Eagen’s dream is to change the cancer experience for families in our community – families like her own.
To that end, Linda’s involvement with the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation began fourteen years ago, first volunteering on the Board of Directors, then transitioning into Campaign Director, and most recently serving as the Cancer Foundation’s President & CEO for the past ten years.
In her role as President and CEO, Linda ensures that cancer remains a priority year-round in our community. Through support of research and clinical trials and through the delivery of Cancer Coaching, the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation is changing the cancer experience and giving families in our community access to the best, personalized cancer treatment and care right here at home.
With her lifelong career in the not-for-profit industry combined with her entrepreneurial spirt and business education, Linda brings a passion for fundraising and a love for change and innovation that continues to help the Cancer Foundation thrive in our community.
Inspired and honoured to work with an incredible Board of Directors and a top-notch team, Linda hopes that in the coming years, the Cancer Foundation will be recognized as a top performer and one of the best places to work in Canada.
In her spare time, Linda enjoys spending time with her family, reading, learning, and being outdoors.
Bryan Belanger, Director
Vice President of Information Technology – North America & Europe, Club Assist
Bryan Belanger knows that doctors and researchers will one day find a cure for cancer – and this inspires him every day to do everything in his power to make that happen.
“Revolutionaries never ask for permission,” is a mantra that guides Bryan in his day-to-day activities. So when he heard there was an opening on the Board of Directors at the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation – an organization dedicated to transforming the cancer experience for local families – Bryan jumped at the opportunity to make a difference in his community.
With a background in technology and business, Bryan brings a unique outlook to the Board of Directors and provides a different perspective to all Board activities.
Bryan also has extensive volunteer experience with other medical foundations – experience that has made him aware of the incredible cancer-related work being done right here in our community by world-class doctors, researchers, nurses and clinicians. During his time on the Board of Directors, Bryan hopes to help others in the community learn of the life-saving work being done in Ottawa in the field of cancer, and how it is supported by donors to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation.
In his spare time, Bryan enjoys golfing, travelling, and attending hockey games (Go Sens Go!)
Dee Davidson, Director
President, Complete Care Coordination
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.
Robert Doucet, Director
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.
FRANCES MANNARINO, Director
Senior Commercial Account Manager, BMO Bank of Montreal
“Life is a process – all we have to do is live it and follow the process of life: sleep, wake, laugh, love, live. It’s as easy as that.” – Unknown author
Many years ago, Frances Mannarino lost her mother to cancer. Joining the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation’s Board of Directors in 2015, Frances felt that volunteering her time to help local families touched by cancer was a good way to honour her mother’s memory.
With her lifelong career in the banking industry, Frances deals with business owners and their businesses day to day, which helps her have a good understanding of financial stability of companies/organizations. It also allows her to get to know her clients and build relationships. These skills, combined with her history on other charitable boards, add the valuable skills of leadership and partnership to the Board of Directors.
During her time on the Cancer Foundation Board of Directors, Frances hopes to gain a better understanding of cancer, the research that’s being done locally, and the progress that has been made in finding a cure so that she can share this message with the community. She also hopes to put her strong financial background to use in fostering a sustainable future for the Cancer Foundation.
In her spare time, Frances loves to read, travel, walk, and go to the cottage.
Brian P. McIntomny, Director
Counsel, Doris Law Office Professional Corporation
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.
Karyn Standen, Director
Senior Planning Officer, Canada Revenue Agency
Mark Thaw, Director
Senior Sales Channel Account Manager, Dell Canada
Twelve years ago, when his mother and wife were diagnosed with cancer in the same summer, Mark Thaw learned first-hand how a cancer diagnosis affects the whole family – and though both are doing well now, Mark continues to see cancer touching many of his friends and family.
Inspired by families like his own and the tremendous medical talent that we have here in Ottawa – from clinicians and researchers to the doctors and nurses working with cancer patients each and every day in our community – Mark is proud to serve on the Board of Directors for the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, an organization that provides support to regional hospitals and helps to fund projects that advance cancer research and patient care in our community.
Having spent his entire career working in the technology sector, Mark’s background in IT sales and sales management experience allows him to connect with and help others. He has also been involved in community charity work since he was 12 years old and enjoys giving back at every opportunity in whatever way he can.
During his time on the Board, Mark hopes to do his part to help raise awareness about cancer, the services offered in our community, and the funds needed to maintain these services.
In his spare time, Mark enjoys spending time with his family and travelling – both of which continue to remind him how fortunate we are to be a part of such a safe and charitable community.