MEET THE BOARD MEMBERS
President and Treasurer
David has held finance executive roles in the technology and telecommunication industry for 25 years. He is a transformation expert, and speaks regularly about accounting governance, organisational impact, change management, digitization and large-scale transformation. David is a Chartered Accountant and holds a master’s degree. David has published several articles on finance innovation, automation and digitisation, the future of finance, and the future of sustainability reporting. He recently published his first book on accelerating change - The Power of Potential: A Straightforward Method for Mastering Skills from Personal to Professional. David is passionate about people, contributing much of his time to coaching and mentoring young people and seasoned leaders alike. He is excited to bring his energy, experience and passion to Aangen’s Board of Directors.
Human Resources Advisor
Connie is a brand new member on our board! She joined us early 2021!
Connie has extensive experience in HR that includes recruiting, compensation, training and development, performance management and health and safety for offices across the country. She also has a deep understanding of financial, educational services, marketing and communications.
Connie is currently working as head of T.E. Wealth’s Executive Financial Counsel and Education Services along with being a part of Aangen's Advisory Board as a Human Resource Advisor.
Dr. Sairupa is a GTA based licensed Naturopathic Doctor (CONO). She is also an Ayurveda and Yoga Practitioner, and a gentle self-care advocate. She is passionate about offering heart-centered healthcare to support you to establish and sustain vibrant health. Sairupa believes that self-care can help us to resurface after times of loss, prevent burn out when life feels too heavy, and impact us to feel better more consistently. She has a general family practice with special interests in reproductive health, fertility, pregnancy, post-natal-care, paediatrics, mental health, stress, hormones and digestion. Sairupa received training in Ayurveda from the Center for Ayurveda and Indian Systems of Healing, and Naturopathic Medicine at The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine.
Sarah finds fulfilment in working with companies aimed at making a social impact. She is a leader in innovative growth and marketing who is focused on helping businesses and individuals achieve success.
She has over 16 years of digital media and leadership experience with online publishers like The Yellow Pages Group and Toronto Star, is the co-founder of a management and marketing consulting agency called Method & Motion and is the Executive Director for the Performance Arts organization Le Cirque De La Nuit. Sarah takes on an action-oriented approach to providing counsel to clients, creating growth strategies, and scaling businesses. She loves to help others realize their dreams and believes that impacting the world in this way will lead to a life well-lived.
Dora is a mother of two, a healer, a teacher to many and a successful business woman. She has been practicing healing modalities for over 30 years. She started as an esthetician and came into her spiritual and healing journey through an inspirational vision. She practices Intuitive Massage, Reflexology, Reiki, Aroma Therapy, Crystal Healing, Gem Stone Therapy, and many other modalities. Her passion lies in Native American healing modalities taught to her by a Mohawk Elder. Dora’s humility would not let her verbalize that she is a Shaman in her own right. Most recently she has universally inspired by the love of mother earth and humanity and is driven to seek ancient wisdom and growth for everyone. She offers her teachings to all at affordable rates as she believes that in every home there is healer and together through practicing spiritual teachings we uplift and support each other on our journeys.
Cyndee Todgham Cerniak
Cyndee is a Canadian-licensed lawyer with a Canadian law degree (LL.B. degree), U.S. law degree (J.D. degree) and a masters of laws in international trade and competition law (LL.M. degree). Cyndee is the founder of LexSage Professional Corporation, a boutique international trade and sales tax law firm in Toronto, Ontario.
Cyndee’s practice includes: international law and sales tax.
Cyndee is a sessional professor at the University of Windsor School of Law and teaches a course on International Business Transactions including NAFTA modernization, the Canada-EU CETA, export controls, economic sanctions, customs duties, anti-corruption, proceeds of crime, border issues, letters of credit, Incoterms, etc.
Debra came to work at Aangen shortly after relocating to Toronto in 2007. She was searching for a new direction in her work life and wanted to establish a sense of community in her new city. She worked at Aangen for two years while attending college, after which she found full-time employment in her chosen field. Debra continued to be inspired by the inclusive, compassionate and positive nature of the Aangen community and she is thrilled to return and assist in any way she can.
Madelyn has always had an interest in human rights, which is why she pursued a degree in Political Science. She is currently completing her undergrad at Ryerson University and jumped at the opportunity to be a part of the Aangen Organization. Madelyn is a strong believer in a grass roots approach to combatting socials issues so she is grateful to be a part of an organization that understands the importance of this approach. It is through the Aangen Community that she hopes to gain more practical experience and knowledge while also providing new ideas and perspectives. She hopes to work together with the rest of the Aangen team towards making a positive change in the community and a difference in the world.