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Our Leaders

 

Rebecca Laramée
Chair of the Board

Rebecca is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and speaker, raising close to a million dollars for charities. An avid traveller with a focus on international development initiatives, a writer, and wellness ambassador, Rebecca holds a post-graduate science degree from the University of Toronto. She has been featured on such platforms as Forbes magazine, and is the founder of HER Summit, Social Entrepreneur for Changebowl, CEO of Laramée Consulting, and Manager of TEDx Toronto. Having been an employee of Mount Sinai Hospital for over 5 years, Rebecca has continued supporting the Hospital by volunteering her time as Chair. She is passionate about inspiring millennial philanthropists and raising funds for the Hospital and its patients, from healthy beginnings to healthy aging.

 

Kanika Kasal
Sponsorship Lead

Kanika is currently a Director & Regional Head, Ultra High Net Worth Lending at BMO Private Banking and has over 10 years of experience in banking. Kanika is a Chartered Accountant and holds a BBA from the University of Toronto. She joined Future Sinai to give back to the community and be part of a network of passionate young professionals.

 

Ashley Salazar
Recovery Brunch Chair

Ashley is the Regional Market Leader for the Public Sector Group in BMO’s Corporate Finance Division. She has over 10 years’ experience in the financial services sector. Ashley has a Bachelor of Science, Honours degree in Financial Mathematics with a minor in Physics from Wilfrid Laurier University. Ashley sits on a number of charitable boards.

 

Ahilan Kumaraverl
At-Large Member

Ahilan is a Manager at Ernst & Young LLP in Toronto, with experience in the financial and professional service industries. He obtained his BCom degree at Ryerson University and MBA at Queen’s University. His passion lies in giving back to the community and supporting fundraising events for Future Sinai.

 

Andrea Turner
Recovery Brunch Chair

Andrea Turner has been a member of the Future Sinai executive since 2015 serving as the co-chair of the annual Recovery Brunch. Andrea is the Senior Director of Business and Legal Affairs at a media company based downtown Toronto. She also serves as an industry mentor for students at Osgoode Hall Law School and is a member of the Board of Trustees of NewKnowledge Organization, a think tank based in New York.

 

Jane Park
Hot Topics in Health Care Chair

Jane is the co-chair for Hot Topics in Health Care, which brings awareness to top-of-mind health questions. Jane is a strategy consultant at Bridgeable, a Toronto service design firm and has previously held roles at Mount Sinai and the organizing committees for the Vancouver and London Olympic Games. She holds a BA from McGill and an MBA from the Rotman School of Management.

 

Michelle Efrosman
Hot Topics in Health Care Chair

Michelle is a Physiotherapist with a passion for working in and improving healthcare. She has been co-chairing the Hot Topics in Healthcare event for the past 2 years. In her spare time Michelle enjoys making art and music, and she is also a representative on the board of the York Region and Scarborough district of the Ontario Physiotherapy Association.

 

Kortney Shapiro
At-Large Member

While Kortney attended McGill University for her undergraduate studies, she initiated a Holocaust education week series for students on campus, which became an annual program. As the granddaughter of a Holocaust survivor, education is integral to her community engagement. While studying at Osgoode Hall Law School, she became involved in the Jewish Law Students Association, acted as President of the Osgoode Women’s Network and volunteered as a community mediator with the Osgoode Mediation Clinic at Small Claims Court. Kortney continues to writes for various publications while continuing her volunteer work with a number of organizations. In her spare time, she loves to give back to charities, explore new restaurants and embrace the adventure that each day brings with her family and friends.

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