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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.

 

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.

 

Jason Finestone
At-Large Member

Jason is a food & hospitality professional with over 15-years of dedication developing culinary experiences, and a deep involvement in food media and marketing. He's spent over a decade devoting his free time to founding, fostering and supporting a variety of philanthropic causes, and is honoured to be a part of the board at Future Sinai to help fuel the next generation of support for a hospital at the forefront of research, development and care for our community at large.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Celine Nathoo
Hot Topics Co-Chair

Celine has always had a close connection with Sinai. Being a patient at Sinai since the age of 18 she always received amazing care. She knew when the opportunity arose to work within Sinai Health System as a Physiotherapist it was an opportunity to give back. Celine worked as a Physiotherapist at Mount Sinai and currently practices at Bridgepoint. She is co-chair of Hot Topics in Healthcare and is excited to expand her experience within Sinai Health System by volunteering on the Foundation side.

 

Alexandra Panagoulia
At-Large Member

Alexandra is an entrepreneur and strategy consultant bringing knowledge and experience in business development, marketing and communications, strategic innovation and stakeholder engagement. She is Principal Consultant at White Owl Strategy, and Founder and CEO at Batch Beauty Lab Inc. Alexandra holds an HBA, Communications from Wilfrid Laurier University, a post-graduate degree in Corporate Communications and Public Relations, and a Masters in Management, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship from Smith School of Business at Queens University. With a strong passion for creating a positive social impact, Alexandra is actively involved in a number of philanthropic efforts and currently serves as the Strategy chair for Future Sinai.

 

Kortney Shapiro
At-Large Member

While attending McGill University during her undergraduate studies, Kortney 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. During her studies at Osgoode Hall Law School, Kortney 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 write for publications while continuing her volunteer and board work with various of organizations. In her spare time, she loves to give back to charities, explore new restaurants, travel and embrace the adventure that each day brings with her family and friends. Kortney is a practicing lawyer in Toronto.

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