MEET THE BOARD MEMBERS

Voting Board

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David Wray

President

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.

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Connie Cooper

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.

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Sairupa Krishnamurti

Secretary

Sairupa Krishnamurti has been a supporter of Aangen and its community initiatives for many years. She is honoured to be a part of the Board of Directors. Sairupa is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor (ND), Ayurveda Practitioner, speaker and seeker. Her clinical focuses include:  reproductive health, pregnancy, postnatal-care and psycho-spiritual health. From a heart-centred space, Sairupa guides people to re-discover their inner wisdom through herbal medicine, nutrition, lifestyle transformation, and counselling. As a clinician and teacher, she aims to provide non-judgmental care, rooted in a compassionate and trauma-informed framework. 

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Sarah Benteau

Growth Advisor

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.

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Dora Miceli

Board Founder

Dora has been a long time educator and founding advisor for Aangen over decades. She is a mother of two, a healer, a teacher and a successful entrepreneur. 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 that has guided her ever since. Dora offers healing teachings and sessions to others with the central and heart-felt prayer of growth and wisdom for the individual and collective. She offers her teachings to all at affordable rates as she believes that in every home there is a healer and through practicing spiritual teachings we uplift ourselves, families and communities.

Advisory Board

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Cyndee Todgham Cerniak

Legal Advisor

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.

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Kirk Thomson

Fundraising Advisor

Kirk comes to Aangen as an advisor being a long-standing member of Toronto's vibrant arts industry. During the last 30 years since graduating from York University with degrees in Education and Fine Arts Kirk has held a variety of roles in the performing arts community. He has worked with companies such as the Canadian Opera Company, Soulpepper, Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (T.A.P.A.) and Tarragon Theatre, where he is currently. Kirk is an active member in his Toronto community along with his wife and two children. He is excited to be joining Aangen and looks forward to developing relationships between communities.

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Julie West

Events Advisor

Julie West is an industry-leading conference and events producer. She specializes in reinventing and revitalizing experiences, from conception to completion on a wide variety of events including: fundraisers, high profile events, public stunts, conferences and galas. Her innovative strategies help organizations attract more attendees, more sponsors, more media and more vendors.

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Dr. Shira Taylor

Community Advisor

Dr. Shira Taylor is a family physician who specializes in mind/body/spirit approaches to healing and wellness. In 2014 she shifted her practice to be entirely psychotherapy-based and serves individuals struggling with a wide variety of life difficulties including depression, anxiety, trauma, chronic pain, grief, questions around sexuality, migration and pre-migration trauma as well as others.  She also runs mindfulness and compassion-focused groups and workshops. Shira has been participating in and co-sponsoring the Canada Camino the past couple of years and co-organizing several events with Aangen.