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TRG Board of Directors

 

Chair


Shanon Kalra-Ramjoo

Shanon Kalra-Ramjoo is Manager, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention at the Region of Peel – Public Health leading health promotion policies and programs related to cannabis legalization, opioids misuse, tobacco control and health social assistance programming, including overseeing divisional talent management and strategic projects.

Shanon brings over 15 years of experience in provincial and municipal levels of government. Shanon has an undergraduate degree in Public Policy and Administration from York University, Master of Public Administration from the University of Toronto and has completed an executive education program at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.  Shanon is currently Chair of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada's Toronto Regional Board of Directors.

 

Member at large


Alana Del Greco

Alana Del Greco is currently Policy Advisor in the Service Innovation and Corporate Performance Division in the Office of the CAO, at the City of Brampton, stewarding the City’s Policy Program by advancing an enterprise approach to policy development, providing advisory services, and collaborating with departments on the production of quality policy products. In addition, she is developing policy capacity resources including a policy community of practice.

Previously, Alana has worked with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs in several capacities, including as a Policy Advisor advancing a community hubs recommendation on local integrated planning for client-focused service delivery and intergovernmental relations and partnerships. She has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Political Science and History from York University, a Bachelor of Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto and a Master of Public Service from the University of Waterloo. An avid reader, Alana’s colleagues have called her the “TMZ of politics” for her ability to keep on top of comings and goings, topical issues and the latest research and trends in public administration.

 

Lieutenant Governor Award Lead


Ziyaad Vahed

Ziyaad Vahed has worked in policy and program development for the Ontario government over the last 15 years. He has worked for various Ontario ministries including the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and the Ministry of Education. Currently, he is the Manager of the 21st Century Learning Unit, Incubation and Design Branch that is supporting the government's vision to modernize and transform education and promote innovation.

Ziyaad has a BA in Political Science and History, and a Bachelor and Master of Education from the University of Toronto.

 

Member at large


Susan Brown

For the past 16 years, Susan Brown has worked as a public servant at the City of Toronto. Most recently, in 2017 she joined the Toronto Newcomer where she advances the social and economic integration of immigrants and refugees in Toronto. Prior to this, Susan held the position of Senior Policy Economic Development and Culture.

Susan frequently presents to business and community groups in the Toronto region and to visiting delegations from around the world on social, economic, labour force, migration and diversity issues, and has been an invited speaker at conferences in Norway, Finland, Sweden and the United States. Prior to her work at the City of Toronto, Susan held the position of Executive Director at the Toronto Training Board. Currently a member-at-large, Susan is past Chair and past Treasurer of IPAC Toronto Region Group. She also sits on IPAC National’s Research Committee. Susan holds a doctorate in Education from the University of Toronto, as well as a Master of Arts from York University and a Bachelor of Arts from Queen’s University, both in Sociology.

 

Communications Lead


Jerrett Myers

Jerrett is a Senior Manager at Deloitte where his core focus is on initiatives to improve the quality and efficiency of public service delivery including through the adoption of the latest Digital technologies. Jerrett has been Chief of Staff for Deloitte’s Global Public Sector Industry Leader and has previously led the firm’s Public Sector Innovation Program. Prior to joining Deloitte, Jerrett worked on the reform of public services at a leading UK think tank and has also worked in the Canadian Federal Government in science policy and planning as well as in the delivery of skills training programs.

Jerrett holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management from Carleton University.

 

Member at large


Sutha Balasingham

Sutha is Head, Strategic Initiatives, Community and Health Services at the Regional Municipality of York.  She is a 2014/2015 CivicAction Fellow, who is passionate about community-building. Sutha’s experiences of displacement and integration continue to drive her passion for human services and inclusion.

Having worked with communities in Toronto and York Region, she recognizes that social issues are increasingly complex and intertwined and that no one organization alone can affect change; but it takes many with various capacities and expertise to turn the curve towards a common goal. She has worked in public and non-profit sector in various roles where she has led collaborative planning process, as well as strategy development, implementation and evaluation. Sutha holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration, Policy and Law from York University.

 

New Professionals Lead 


Ashley M. Cabral

Ashley has worked both in the Ontario Public Service and non-profit organizations for over 10 years in various positions in front-line service delivery, operations, and strategic and resource planning. Her current role is Executive Assistant to the Assistant Deputy Minister of the Operational Support Division of the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.

Her passion in serving the community extends her work in the public service across international borders through her volunteering efforts. She assisted in providing and improving access to children’s health and education in Costa Rica and Morocco. She also contributed to an online blog post, GovLoop targeted to public sector professionals.

Ashley holds a Master of Public Policy, Administration and Law from York University and a certificate in Court Administration and Professional Ethics. Her interests and aptitudes are in: client/user centered design, change management, innovation and modernization, project management, and social policy. 

 

Member at large


Susanna Zagar

As the Chief Strategy & Analytics Officer at the WSIB, Susanna Zagar has a broad mandate to drive change, sharpen organizational focus and ensure transparency of results. 

Since joining the WSIB, Susanna has lead the strategy, measurement / reporting frameworks, portfolio governance, analytics, communications, public affairs and health and safety functions. Under her leadership, rigorous governance, clarity of purpose and transparency of results has led to the development of many WSIB legacy deliverables including the internationally awarded Health & Safety Index. 

Susanna's career has been defined by a commitment to public service, leadership and life-long learning. She holds an BA from Simon Fraser University and is a graduate of Executive Programs at both Western School of Business and McGill University. Susanna recently achieved her ICD.D designation through the University of Toronto Rotman School of Management Institute of Corporate Directors Program and completed the Harvard Business School Executive Education Program on Disruptive Innovation. 

 

Prior to joining the WSIB Susanna held executive roles in the Ontario Public Service up to the rank of Associate Deputy Minister and across a variety of portfolios including justice, aboriginal affairs, labour and employment and infrastructure. 

Public policy has been a primary focus of Susanna's life for more than two decades. She is a former provincial Amethyst Award recipient as well as a federal Governor of the Canadian Council of Occupational Health & Safety and is currently a provincial appointee to Ontario's Prevention Council. In addition to representing Canada at the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva and with the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) in Asia, Susanna has held ongoing roles on local not for profit boards and is a three time Judge for Canada's Safest Employer Awards. 

Susanna is an intrepid traveler with passport stamps from all 7 continents who is always planning her next adventure. 



 

Committee Members


Chair Shanon Kalra-Ramjoo
Vice-chair Vacant
Past Chair Susan Underhill
(Lough Barnes)
Treasurer Flora Moji Osonowo
(Data-Line Management Group Inc.)
Lieutenant Governor Award Lead Ziyaad Vahed
(Province of Ontario)
Secretary Katherine Ros
(KPMG)
New Professionals Lead Ashley M. Cabral
(Province of Ontario)
Communications Lead Jerrett Myers
(Deloitte)

Member at Large Alana Del Greco
(City of Brampton)
Member at Large Sabrina Parrotta
(Province of Ontario)
Member at Large Sutha Balasingham
(York Region)
Member at Large Victoria Pezzo
(Government of Canada)
Member at Large Susan Brown
(City of Toronto)
Member at Large Nadia Cornacchia
(Province of Ontario)
Member at Large Susanna Zagar
(Workplace Safety and Insurance Board)