Board of Governors
Effective September 1, 2015
David Agnew, BA
David Agnew became President of Seneca College in 2009, bringing senior leadership experience in the public, private and non-profit sectors. During his public service career, President Agnew served as Secretary to the Cabinet and was Principal Secretary to the Premier. In 1995, he led the Public-Private Partnerships Project and was seconded to the University of Toronto where he was a Senior Resident at Massey College. Prior to joining Seneca, President Agnew was the Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investment and President and Chief Executive Officer of UNICEF Canada. He is Chair of the Board of Directors of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, member of the federal government’s Science, Technology and Innovation Council, Vice Chair of Colleges Ontario and Chair of the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology Coordinating Committee. Mr. Agnew serves on numerous boards and committees including the CivicAction Steering Committee, the ontarionewswatch Advisory Board and the Canadian Ditchley Foundation Advisory Board. He was recently a member of the campaign cabinet of the United Way of Toronto. President Agnew holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Memorial University of Newfoundland.
Fariba Anderson, BSc, MBA, CMC, CGEIT
Fariba Anderson is the Chief Executive Officer at AcuteNet providing software solutions for the Healthcare industry. She has held senior positions with Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, Municipal Property Assessment Corporation, Allstream, Bell, Compuware, Rogers and Imperial Oil. Ms. Anderson is recognized by Privacy Commissioner of Ontario as Privacy Ambassador due to her leadership to embed Privacy by Design within the technology construct. She is a Director at Seneca College Board of Governors, St Joseph Health Center, and Rotman Vision Fund Board. Ms. Anderson is a member of University of Toronto College of Electoral and YMCA of Greater Toronto Audit Committee, Seneca College Academic Planning and Student Affairs Committee, St Joseph Hospital Quality Committee and St Joseph Hospital Pension Committee. Ms. Anderson has been recognized as one of Canada’s top 100 Women Entrepreneurs and recipient of University of Toronto Arbor Award. In 2011, she was shortlisted as one of Canada’s Top 25 Immigrants. In 2013, she was nominated for CATA Alliance Wilfrid Laurier University Public Sector Leadership in Advanced Technology. In 2014, Ms. Anderson was nominated for ITAC CIO of the Year Award. She holds a MBA from University of Toronto Rotman School of Management and a Computer Science Degree from York University. She is also a Certified Management Consultant with CGEIT (Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT) designation. Ms. Anderson joined the Board of Seneca College on September 1, 2011.
Janet Beed, BN, M.Sc.N.Janet Beed is currently an independent practitioner with a focus on building organizational capacity, implementing strategic change and maximizing the innovation agenda in health care. Previously, she held the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of the Markham Stouffville Hospital. During her 10-year tenure she secured approval for a $400 million capital expansion which tripled the service offerings. She was also instrumental in securing the hospital's academic mandate to become a community teaching hospital. She has held a number of leadership roles including Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer, University Health Network; Toronto General Hospital, Vice-President Organizational Development and Patient Care Programs at the Princess Margaret Hospital/Ontario Cancer Institute and several senior positions at the Hospital for Sick Children. With extensive board experience in the not-for-profit and public sectors, Ms. Beed also sits on the boards of CIHI, VentureLab and Manmouth. She is an invited speaker and conference participant, particularly in the areas of health care strategy. Ms. Beed joined the Board of Seneca College on September 1, 2014 and is currently serving as Vice-Chair.
Doug Brooks, FCPA, FCGA, ACCA, C.Dir
Doug Brooks is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Marketing Association (CMA). The CMA is the only association that embraces Canada’s major business sectors and all marketing disciplines, channels and technologies. Its programs help shape the future of marketing by building talented marketers and business leaders and by demonstrating marketing’s strategic role as a key driver of business success. Prior to joining CMA, Mr. Brooks was the Chief Executive Officer of the Certified General Accountants of Ontario where played an integral role in the unification of the three accounting bodies in Ontario. Mr. Brooks has enjoyed a diverse career in senior finance, sales and marketing roles at Coca Cola Canada, CBC Television and NHL Enterprises. Active in his community of Newmarket for many years, he received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his service in 2012. Mr. Brooks joined the Board of Seneca College on September 1, 2013 and is currently serving as Vice-Chair.
Thomas Carrique, M.O.M., MA, CMMIII
Thomas Carrique is the Deputy Chief of York Regional Police. He is currently responsible for the Operations Branch. He has previously served as the Deptuy Chief of Administration, Officer-in-Charge of Staff Services, the Organized Crime Bureau and the Traffic Bureau. A 24-year veteran of York Regional Police, Deputy Chief Carrique’s diverse policing career includes assignments in uniform patrol, criminal investigations, investigative services, traffic, marine, public order and the Ministry of Community Safety and Corrections’ Criminal Intelligence Service Ontario. He is a graduate of the United States Department of Justice Drug Unit Commander’s Academy and the International Commander’s Program in the UK, and he has a certificate in terrorism studies from the University of St. Andrews and a master’s degree in leadership and training from Royal Roads University. Deputy Chief Carrique joined the Board of Seneca College on September 1, 2010.
Lois Cormack, MH.Sc.
Lois Cormack is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Sienna Senior Living (formerly Leisureworld Senior Care Corporation). Ms. Cormack has extensive experience and relationships in the health care and seniors care sectors, including the regulatory and policy environment of Ontario, and in developing, leasing and operating long-term care and retirement homes. She is an active member with the Board and associated Committees at the Ontario Long-Term Care Association. Ms. Cormack holds a Master's of Health Administration from the University of Toronto and is a graduate of the Ivey Executive Program, Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario. Ms. Cormack joined the Board of Seneca College on September 1, 2014.
Aryan Desai, BA
Aryan Desai is a second-year student in the Chemical Laboratory Technician program. He has a bachelor of biotechnology from Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, India. Mr. Desai joined the Board of Seneca College on October 23, 2015 as the Student Governor.
Donna Duncan, BA (Hon), MA
Donna Duncan is President and Chief Executive Officer of The Hincks-Dellcrest Centre, a large children’s mental health treatment, research and education centre serving the Greater Toronto Area, and a community affiliate of the University of Toronto’s faculties of medicine and social work. Prior to joining Hincks-Dellcrest, Donna spent more than 20 years working with municipal, provincial, federal and international governments and within the broader public sector. Ms. Duncan’s previous experience includes working as a college professor and serving as the Chief of Staff to the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities and the Government House Leader. She has served on a variety of not-for-profit boards and has been a front-line volunteer in a number of hospitals. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Toronto and a master’s degree from Wilfrid Laurier University. Ms. Duncan joined the Board of Seneca College on September 1, 2011 and is currently serving as Chair.
Colleen Fleming, BA, MBA, C.Dir
Colleen Fleming is the President of C. Fleming & Associates Ltd. She has senior executive experience in two sectors. Her former roles include Senior Vice-President, Nestle Canada and President of Laura Secord. Her nonprofit experience include being the national Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Ms. Fleming is an active volunteer and is currently a director of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) York and chair of the advisory committee for The Nonprofit Employer of Choice Awards. She has served as a Director of the Human Resources Professional Association, Bridgepoint Health Foundation, Chair of Retail Council of Canada and independent director Van Houtte Inc. Ms. Fleming joined the Board of Seneca College on September 1, 2010 and is the past Chair.
John Honderich, BA, LLB
John Honderich is currently the Chair of the Board of Torstar and Chair of the Torstar Voting Trust. He has served as Special Advisor to the Premier of Ontario on the future of the Greater Toronto Area and Creative Cities and also on the Attorney General’s panel on Justice and the Media from January 2005 to December 2006. Mr. Honderich served as the Toronto Mayor’s Special Ambassador on Urban Issues from May 2004 to February 2006. He served as Publisher of the Toronto Star from 1994 until May 2004. Prior to his appointment as Publisher, Mr. Honderich was Editor of the Toronto Star from 1988-1994. Mr. Honderich joined the Board of Seneca College on September 1, 2013.
Warren Jestin, MA, PhD
Warren Jestin is Scotiabank’s Chief Economist and has been with the Bank since 1979. Dr. Jestin is on Advisory Boards for the Sobey School of Business at St. Mary’s University, and the University of Guelph where he is the Economist in Residence at the College of Management & Economics. He also serves on several other advisory boards including The Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education and the Markham Stouffville Hospital, where he is past Chair. Dr. Jestin has also been a member of the C.D. Howe Institute’s Monetary Policy Council and has been involved with policy committees of the Canadian and Ontario Chambers of Commerce and the Toronto Board of Trade. Before joining Scotiabank, he earned a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto, worked at the Bank of Canada and taught at several universities. Dr. Jestin joined the Board of Seneca College on September 1, 2014.
Alice Keung, MBA
Alice Keung was most recently the Chief Operating Officer at eHealth Ontario. She brings extensive executive management experience from the public and private sectors, both in Canada and internationally. Her previous roles included Assistant Deputy Minister at the Ontario Ministry of Health and LongTerm Care, Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Air Canada, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer with the National Bank, Vice President of Operations, Interface Inc. Ms. Keung has twice been recognized by the Women Executive Network as one of Canada’s “Top 100 Most Influential Women”. She is also the recipient of an Award of Distinction from Concordia University for her outstanding contribution to business and communities. Ms. Keung holds a MBA from John Molson School of Business, Concordia University in Montreal. Ms. Keung joined the Board of Seneca College on September 1, 2013.
Mina Mawani, MHSc.HA
Mina Mawani is President and Chief Executive Officer of Crohn’s and Colitis Canada. She leads non-profits from vision to strategy to results. She has guided non-profits towards improved capacity, stronger partnerships, better funding models and clearer vision for the future. Ms. Mawani’s passion and enthusiasm complement a strong track record in leadership positions in the not-for-profit sector and knowledge and experience in health science and administration. She has over 15 years of experience in non-profit, private sector, hospital, and governmental roles. Prior to Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, Ms. Mawani served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Women’s Foundation, Chief Development Officer for CivicAction where she was a member of the Executive Committee, and as Chief Executive Officer of the Aga Khan Council for Canada. She serves on the Board of Women’s College Hospital, is a member of the International Women’s Forum Canada (IWFC), and was recently appointed to Pine River Institute's Board of Directors. Earlier in her career, she held key roles at the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, KPMG, and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Ms. Mawani joined the Board of Seneca College on September 1, 2015.
Case Ootes, MBA
Case Ootes served as East York Councillor, Metro Toronto Councillor and Toronto City Councillor from 1988 to 2010. In 1997 Mr. Ootes was appointed as the first Deputy Mayor of the amalgamated City of Toronto, a position he held for six years. During his 22 years as an elected representative, he served on many committees, agencies, boards and commissions including Chair Labour Relations (City of Toronto), Chair Toronto Financial Service Alliance, Toronto Hydro Board, Toronto Police Services Board, GO Transit Board, Toronto Transit Commission, Municipal Property Assessment Corporation Board, Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance Board, Toronto Region Conservation Board, Toronto Business Development Corporation Board, Toronto East General Hospital and President of East York Kiwanis. He recently served as Chair of Mayor Tory’s Transition Team and as Managing Director of the Toronto Community Housing Corporation. Mr. Ootes has also served as Executive in Residence at Seneca College. Mr. Ootes holds a MBA from York University and prior to his public service career had a distinguished management career with Imperial Oil. Mr. Ootes joined the Board of Seneca College on September 1, 2010.
Naki Osutei, MA
Naki Osutei is committed to developing diverse leadership and to building a livable and prosperous city region. She has achieved this in roles across sectors as varied as arts and culture, sports, and social and economic development. Notably, she was the Vice President, Strategy for the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance where she developed leadership programs and convened leaders to address challenges facing the Toronto region’s social and economic future. She also had the distinct honour of contributing to the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games where she led corporate diversity, inclusion, accessibility and legacy programs as Director, Public Affairs and Social Legacy. She is honoured to take these experiences into the private sector to support the development of leaders at CIBC as the Director, Executive Talent is Management. In her volunteer life, Ms. Osutei is also on the Board of Directors for West Neighbourhood House. She holds a master's and bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Guelph and is often called upon to speak on the issues of cross-sectoral collaboration, leadership and diversity at private sector, government, non-profit and post-secondary institutions. Ms. Osutei joined the Board of Seneca College on September 1, 2011.
Kevin Reinhardt, MA
Kevin Reinhardt is a counsellor in the Counselling and Accessibility Services at Newnham Campus. He has worked at Seneca since 1989. He holds a MA in Applied Educational Psychology and is a registered Psychologist (Ontario and NFLD/Labrador). Mr. Reinhardt joined the Board of Seneca College on September 1, 2014 as the Faculty Governor.
Mike Shaver, Honorary BA
Mike Shaver is the Engineer Director for Facebook. Throughout his career, Mr. Shaver has demonstrated a tremendous commitment to helping people understand, build, and benefit from an open source community where software is shared among individuals and organizations. He worked at Netscape Communications and later zerøknowledge, Cluster File Systems and the Oracle Corporation. Beginning his career as a developer, he quickly rose through the ranks and eventually gained Internet fame as a founding member of the Mozilla Organization in 1998. Mr. Shaver is a strong supporter of Seneca through his involvement with applied research projects, participation on the School of Computer Studies Advisory Committee and as a guest lecturer. His expertise has helped Seneca become a world leader in teaching open source software and development. Mr. Shaver received an honorary degree from Seneca in 2008 and sits on the Advisory Board of StopBadware.org. Mr. Shaver joined the Board of Seneca College on September 1, 2010.
Mark Solomon, BA, BA Hons, MA
Mark Solomon is the Director, Student Conduct. He has work at the College since 2006 in Student Services with a variety of student groups including the Leadership Program, First Generation, Aboriginal students and the Seneca Student Federation. He holds a BA in music and a BA Honours in native studies from Laurentian University, and a MA in social justice and equity studies from Brock University. Mr. Solomon joined the Board of Seneca College on September 1, 2015 as the Administrative Staff Governor.
David Tsubouchi, BA, JD, LLD, D.S.Litt.
David Tsubouchi is the Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario College of Trades. Mr. Tsubouchi was appointed as the Honorary Consul General for Mongolia (Toronto). He brings a wealth of experience from the public sector as an elected official municipally and provincially. He is the first Japanese Canadian to be elected to political office in Canada. He served two terms on Markham Council and as chair of the Town’s Planning Committee. Mr. Tsubouchi has held numerous cabinet positions with the Ontario government, including Chair of the Management Board of Cabinet, Minister of Culture, Solicitor General, Minister of Consumer and Commercial Relations and Minister of Community and Social Services. He is the author of “Gambatte” that tells of his family’s struggles from imprisonment and impoverishment by the Canadian government during WWII. Mr. Tsubouchi has a strong history of advocacy for students and engagement in Seneca activities; specifically as the honorary chair of the College’s Markham Campus Capital Appeal. Mr. Tsubouchi joined the Board of Seneca College on September 1, 2010.
Karen Webb, P.Eng, MBA, ICD.D
Karen’s corporate career includes roles such as Vice-President Operations for Manulife's US Pensions, Vice-President Product and Hardware Management at Rogers Wireless, and a variety of roles at Imperial Oil from engineering to sales to enterprise wide systems implementation. She is Chair of MicroSkills Board, a United Way member agency and Chair of Camp1 (engineers). She holds a ICD.D from Rotman School of Business (UofT), a MBA from York University, and a Systems Design Engineering degree from the University of Waterloo. Ms. Webb joined the Board of Seneca College on September 1, 2011 and is currently serving as Vice-Chair.
Stanley White is a Student Services Coordinator in the International Student Centre. He has worked at Seneca for 31 years. Mr. White joined the Board of Seneca College on September 1, 2013 as the Support Staff Governor.