CKNN 4TH ANNUAL SPRING CONFERENCE: Generating Balance- People vs Paperwork
MEET THE PRESENTERS
Pete Bombaci is a charismatic and visionary business and social change leader who believes that by doing the right thing every day, exceptional results are created. His engaging leadership style comes from an enthusiasm and genuine desire to help others, as well as the belief that building a great culture encourages collaboration, great execution and ultimately bottom line results.
Having worked in the beverage alcohol and hospitality industry for 20 years in roles from bartender to sales to brand management, prior to leading the Movember Canada Foundation in Canada for nearly 5 years and raising $142 million dollars for men’s health, Pete clearly has a broad range of experience which he brings to the many ventures that he is currently involved in.
Pete recently launched his passion project, The Generator Project, a campaign that has been in the making for over a decade, but recently became more relevant than ever. The mission of The Generator Project is to make the world a happier and healthier place by reminding people of the importance of face to face social connection and inspiring them to take action. With distractions, societal change and pressure increasing like never before, it is more important than ever for people to be aware of the mental and physical health benefits of staying connected face to face and making the time to connect with family, friend and neighbours. The Generator Project wants to be the reminder, the excuse and the inspiration for people to take that action.
Pete is frequently a guest speaker and commentator who has contributed opinion pieces for print, magazines, on the radio and online.
Working in Chatham-Kent, Andrew joined CIBC Commercial Banking as a Relationship Manager for Non-Profit and For-Profit Clients in 2017. Previously, for 10 years Andrew was a member of the Canadian Forces as a Maintenance Officer; and more recently he worked for 3 years in the Accounting Industry with a focus on the Small Business and Agricultural market segments. The most enjoyable part of Andrew’s role with CIBC is working directly with clients to help identify opportunities to improve revenue generation and decrease costs. Andrew lives in Dresden with his wife Shannon and their two children.
Based out of Hamilton, Robert has been with CIBC Commercial Banking for four years. In his career prior to CIBC, Robert worked closely identifying and analyzing clients’ business-technology needs, producing impactful best-practice research, leading advisory service calls, and facilitating consulting workshops. At CIBC, Robert works with CEOs, CFOs, and Treasurers by analyzing their organization's current Treasury Operations and making innovative recommendations to improve working capital, minimize risk, increase liquidity, and reduce cost. Robert graduated from McMaster University with a Master’s Degree in Economics, specializing in Economic Policy.
Rebecca is the Director of the Centennial Legal Information Centre (CLIC). In this role, Rebecca organizes and oversees plain language legal information sessions for the public facilitated by Centennial College paralegal students.
Rebecca was also instrumental in the development of Community Legal Education Ontario’s (CLEO) Steps to Justice website. Steps to Justice aims to increase access to justice by providing free free legal information in various areas of the law impacting low to moderate income people. Rebecca continues work for CLEO as a lawyer and outreach manager.
Before joining CLEO, Rebecca spent four years working in employment, labour and human rights law at a Toronto firm. Her practice included representing clients in grievance arbitrations and mediations, wrongful dismissal and discrimination claims, and in professional misconduct and capacity matters.
Rebecca has also held positions with the Ministry of Labour- Legal Services Branch, the Ontario Labour Relations Board, the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, the University of Ottawa Community Legal Aid Clinic, and the Hong Kong Refugee Advice Centre.
Prior to law school, Rebecca worked as the Director of International Projects and Education for Non-Governmental Organization. In this role she managed community development and public health projects in four countries.
Senior Consultant PG Growth Inc
After 23 years in the Financial Services Industry, 17 spent as a Trust Officer, Colleen acquired a broad range of expertise in estate planning, will drafting, estate administration and oversight of investment accounts for high net worth clients.
Most recently, Colleen spent 13 years as Director of Planned & Memorial Giving at London Health Sciences Foundation, overseeing the estate portfolio and building robust planned and memorial giving portfolios through public awareness and the cultivation and solicitation of planned gifts.
Colleen is a full member of STEP Canada (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners), a member of the CAGP faculty and is past Chair of the London Estate Planners Council.
For over twenty-five years Dana has worked with a large number of non-profit and public sector organizations, from the very small, to ones administering hundreds of millions of dollars in assets. Dana assists with the full range of corporate commercial work, including governance, corporate structuring and re-organization, procurement and charitable registration.
With privacy emerging as one of the central issues of our times, Dana also assists clients in navigating this dynamic and increasingly complex area of law. She heads the Willis Business Law Privacy Matters Department and is a frequent presenter at events hosted by Willis Business Law and externally. Dana is a Certified Information Privacy Professional and a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
Dana prides herself on quality and attention to detail, traits that allow her to both provide an unparalleled level of service and advice to her clients. In her personal time, Dana enjoys almost all forms of exercise from boot camp to yoga, spending time with her family and has a keen interest in art and architecture.
Adam is an Associate Lawyer with Willis Business law, with a practice focusing on both Labour/Employment and Public Sector law.
Adam regularly provides advice to employers regarding a wide range of labour and employment issues, including employment standards compliance, contract negotiation/drafting, human rights claims, wrongful dismissal matters, grievance resolution, and human resource policy development. In addition, Adam actively assists many of the firm’s non-profit and public sector clients with matters relating to privacy, governance, re-organization, and charitable registration.
Judy Smith is the Director, Municipal Governance/Clerk for the Municipality of Chatham-Kent. She has worked for the municipality for just over 27 years.
In earlier years, she worked for the Townships of Harwich and Dover and the Town of Ridgetown. She recalls much smaller elections when she received results over the phone, walked up to the packed Council Chambers of anxious candidates, wrote the results on the white board, heard the small cheers and awaited more results until the wee hours of the morning. Compared to now, with the Municipality of Chatham-Kent, having updated methods of voting with results posted within an hour and being home before 11 p.m. with a glass of wine in hand.
Judy has held the position of Election Coordinator for the 2010 Chatham-Kent Municipal Election when tabulators for counting ballots were first implemented. In 2014, she was the Municipal Clerk as Chatham-Kent utilized the tabulators again but also initiated internet voting for advance polls in which one third of the total number of voters at the 2014 election voted by internet voting. The planning and organizing of the 2018 Chatham-Kent Municipal Election has begun and Judy will be leading her team again this year.
Monina is the Decent Work Project Lead at the Ontario Nonprofit Network, a
provincial network for Ontario’s 55,000 nonprofits and charities. ONN works to help strengthen the nonprofit sector by engaging and advocating with, and for
nonprofits and charities in communities across the province.
Monina is working to build a decent work movement in the nonprofit sector through policy advocacy and resources including the implementation of a sector wide
pension plan for nonprofits.
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