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    • The Board provides strategic planning guidance and support for achieving Greenwood’s mission.

Greenwood’s Board of Directors oversees the school's vision, policies and finances, as well as the appointment and ongoing evaluation of the Principal.
The Board of Directors includes Greenwood's founders, representatives from the education and business communities and parents. Operating at arm’s length from the school, the Board oversees the annual evaluation of the Principal and provides strategic planning guidance and support for achieving Greenwood’s mission.

In addition to the Board's responsibilities, Committees have been established to oversee specific aspects of the school's direction, including Governance, Finance, Human Resources and Strategy.

Board of Directors

List of 14 items.

  • Jennifer Bermingham

    Jennifer Bermingham is a Partner at Strategic Navigator, a full-service market research boutique that provides qualitative and quantitative research, strategy and facilitation. Jen founded Strategic Navigator in 1999, recognizing a need among client organizations for a nimble strategic partner that employs a higher level of creativity in design, interpretation and reporting. Prior to starting Strategic Navigator, Jen honed her marketing and communications strategy skills in the role of Senior Vice President, Director of Strategic Planning at Canadian advertising agencies.
     
    Jen is an active volunteer for a variety of organizations beyond Greenwood, including Michael Garron Hospital Foundation and DYLOTT (Developing Young Leaders of Tomorrow, Today). Jennifer has two daughters who are Greenwood alumni: Hannah '15 and Rachel '17.
  • Stephen Bowman

    Stephen Bowman is Vice Chair and Managing Partner, People and Talent at Bennett Jones. He is a member of the firm's tax department and leads the firm's China and Asia initiatives. Stephen served as managing partner in Toronto for more than 13 years. He serves on the editorial board of the Canadian Tax Journal and is a Past President of the Canadian Branch of the International Fiscal Association. Stephen is a member of the Council of the International Bar Association's Section on Public and Professional Interest and is Immediate Past Chair of the IBA's Law Firm Management Committee. He is Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Royal Ontario Museum and also a member of the Boards of Directors of the Canada China Business Council and Greenwood College School. Stephen’s children Callie ’09 and Peter ’12 are Greenwood alumni.
  • Wendy Chong

    Wendy Chong is a presentation skills coach and consultant. Through her practice, Elevate Your Presence Inc., Wendy works with executives to optimize their impact in face-to-face communications, in person or virtually. Previously, Wendy worked in KPMG’s Corporate Finance practice, and in business development at Artez Interactive, a pioneer in Internet fundraising in Canada.
     
    Wendy served on the Bishop Strachan School’s Board of Governors (’99-’10), chairing its strategy committee for 2 years. She has been part of the Greenwood delegation at Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging conferences, and is a parent ambassador. She is also a supporter and volunteer at New Circles and Yonge Street Mission, charities that serve new immigrants and people experiencing poverty. Wendy also led parent outreach to new Canadians at her children’s TDSB school.

    Wendy earned her MBA from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto and holds a Bachelor of Arts and Science from McMaster University. She is a current Greenwood parent.
  • Beatrix Dart

    Dr. Beatrix Dart is a Professor of Strategy and the Executive Director of the Initiative for Women in Business at the Rotman School of Management. Beatrix teaches courses in Management Consulting and Corporate Strategy, in particular the development of growth strategies for international companies. She joined Rotman in 2000 following a successful career with McKinsey & Company, and served as Associate Dean for Executive Degree Programs until 2015. In addition, she is a corporate director for EllisDon and sits on a number of advisory boards. She chaired the steering committee for The 30% Club in Canada, and served on the Branksome Hall Board of Governors from 2009-2013. She is passionate about education as well as Diversity, Inclusion and Equity.
  • Ferg Devins

    Ferg Devins is currently a Special Advisor to the Minister of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry and the Minister of Indigenous Affairs Ontario. Ferg also offers strategic advice through his own communications boutique, The Devins Network Inc. His work is focused on better connecting his clients to their community through government relations, public relations, community outreach and corporate social media strategies. Ferg served at Molson Coors Canada as their Chief Corporate Affairs Officer prior to retiring in 2013.

    Ferg is a survivor of bladder cancer and is the current Board Chair of Bladder Cancer Canada. He is a past President of the Queen’s University Alumni Association, a Co-Founder of the Coney Island Music Festival in Kenora, Ontario, and a former member of boards and executive committees at Variety Village, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Tourism Toronto and the Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation. Ferg and his wife Kathy live in Toronto and are parents of Greenwood alumni Helena ‘11 and Clark ‘14.
  • Allie Hawkey '09

    Allie Hawkey has built a strong financial acumen and passion for establishing lasting relationships through her eight years of experience in professional and financial services. Allie began her career in the Audit Practice at PwC, working with public and
    private companies across various industries. She then held positions in Executive Recruitment and Commercial Banking prior to transitioning into her current role in Wealth Management at RBC Dominion Securities.

    Allie holds an HBA degree from the Ivey Business School and is a Chartered Professional Accountant. Greenwood’s culture of philanthropy made a strong impact on Allie as a student, and she is happy to remain involved in giving back to the community.
  • Marshall Korenblum

    Dr. Marshall Korenblum is the Medical Director at Sick Kids Centre for Community Mental Health, a children’s mental health centre in Toronto. He is also an Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, and a consultant to the Division of Youth Psychiatry, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, and Jewish Family and Child Service, a child welfare agency.

    A passionate believer in education and reduction of stigma, he does outreach to high schools and has posted a number of YouTube videos on children’s mental health.
  • Sherri Laurie

    Sherri Laurie is the Global Head of HR Operations at BCG, a global management consulting firm and the world’s leading advisor on business strategy, with over 12,000 employees across 85 offices in almost 50 countries. In her current role, Sherri leads BCGs All Staff Comp & Benefits, Mobility Services, and General HR functions and systems, Strategic Change and New Business HR as well as the HR functions for BCGs non-consulting populations. Sherri serves on several committees including the Global Functions Leadership Team, Consulting People Team, HR Systems Investment Committee, and Chairs BCGs Compensation Committee and Business Functions and Knowledge People Team.

    A seasoned operations leader, in the past Sherri has led North and South Americas Operations and Staffing at BCG and served as general manager of BCGs Canadian practice. Earlier in her career, Sherri spent a decade in client services focusing her consulting practice on strategy, shareholder value, corporate development and M&A across a broad range of industries. Prior to joining The Boston Consulting Group, Sherri was a co-owner of Canada Consulting based in Toronto. She began her career in retail banking. Sherri's son and daughter are Greenwood alumni.
  • Judy Lewis

    Judy Lewis is co-founder and partner of Strategic Objectives, Canada’s most award-winning public relations agency. A respected communications and public relations strategist, Judy provides senior counsel and insight–led creative PR solutions to many of Canada’s and the world’s leading brands and organizations. Judy has led many of the agency’s award-winning programs that have earned national and international recognition, including the United Nations Grand Award for Outstanding Achievement in Public Relations; numerous ABC Gold Quill Awards; and CPRS ACE Awards’ Most Creative Campaign of the Year and Digital Campaign of the Year. Judy has been named CPRS ACE Award PR Professional of the Year and is the recipient of both the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Canada and the Communications Industry. Judy lives in Toronto and is an active volunteer in her community. She is a parent of two Greenwood alumni (2009, 2011), and was the Co-Op Placement Host for many years.
  • Donald Lewtas (Chair)

    Donald Lewtas has been a Director with Greenwood since 2006 and became Board Chair in 2017. His son Stephen graduated from Greenwood in 2008. Don’s activities with educational institutions include that he is the current Chair of the International Advisory Board for the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University and a member of The Investment Committee of the McGill Board of Governors. He was a past Director and Chair of the The Gow School in New York. Don and his wife Barbara have been supportive of many of Greenwood’s initiatives.
     
    Don graduated from McGill University with a B.Comm and is a CPA with the distinction of Fellow (FCPA). He recently retired from Onex Corporation as a Managing director following 32 years with Onex. Earlier in his career he was with KPMG LPP in their Montreal, Toronto and National offices.
  • Susan Rimmer

    Susan Rimmer leads CIBC’s Global Corporate Banking team as Managing Director & Head, Global Corporate Banking. In this role, Susan is responsible for CIBC’s corporate banking, cash management and correspondent banking businesses across Canada, U.S., Europe & Asia.

    Most recently, Susan was Managing Director & Global Head of CIBC’s Debt Capital Markets business. Her responsibilities included investment grade, high yield and government finance fixed income origination & syndication across Canada, U.S. and the U.K. She joined CIBC following a 15-year career in global capital markets and investment banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in London, U.K., & Toronto, Canada.

    Susan is a member of the CIBC Bank Operating Committee and the Capital Markets Executive Committee. She was recognized as one of Canada’s top 100 Women by WXN in 2018. She chairs the Greenwood College School Foundation board and served as Co-Chair of the annual CIBC United Way Campaign 2017-2019. She holds an Honors BA from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario and an MBA from INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France.
  • Richard Venn

    Richard Venn is a Founding Partner of Further Global Capital Management (a Private Equity Firm located in New York) and is located in Toronto Canada.

    Prior to joining Further Global, Richard enjoyed a 40-year career with the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) where he led investment banking and merchant banking operations and served as strategic advisor to two of the previous CEOs.  Richard served for seven years as Chairman and CEO of CIBC’s Canadian dealer and led CIBC’s Corporate Development Group for more than a decade.  He was instrumental in the formation of Global Payments, CIBC Mellon and CIBC First Caribbean and served as a board member with those companies for many years.

    Richard currently serves as a board observer at LegalShield. He previously served on the boards of Payment Alliance International, Element Fleet Management, The Bank of Butterfield, DBRS, Global Payments and more than 10 other companies. He currently serves on the Board of Greenwood College School and is past Chair of the United Jewish Federation of Toronto and the United Way of Greater Toronto. Richard and his wife have three children (two girls and one boy) who have played competitive hockey through high school and into university. He is passionate about the development of hockey for girls and women.

    Richard received a BASc (Engineering Science) from the University of Toronto and completed his MBA at Harvard (Scholarship).
  • Richard Wernham (Past Chair)

    Richard Wernham has more than 35 years' experience in the global wealth management industry and was the founder and Chief Executive of one of Canada’s largest independent mutual fund companies. Currently the Group Chairman of the Soutterham Group, he was formerly a lawyer with Tory, Tory, DesLauriers and Binnington, specializing in securities and corporate law. He is a Governor of the Royal Ontario Museum. Richard was also a Special Lecturer in Law, Trinity College at the University of Toronto from 1977-1994 and remains active in the academic community. In addition to his appointment as a Director of Greenwood College School (of which he is a founder and former Board Chair) he is also a Trustee of the Lakefield College School Foundation and he has been a significant financial supporter of academic initiatives. Richard and his wife, Julia, have funded the establishment of the Richard Wernham and Julia West Centre for Learning at Upper Canada College. In recognition of their contributions to education, Richard and Julia received the Robert L. Payton Award from The Council for Advancement and Support of Education in 2010. His children Emma and Simon graduated from Greenwood in 2006 and 2008, respectively.
  • Julia West

    Julia West is the President of Julia West Home, a design company that creates custom designs for residential, commercial and institutional clients. A lawyer by profession, Julia practiced law for 20 years, specializing in civil litigation. Julia's involvement in academic life includes direct education and instructional experience as a Sessional Lecturer, Department of Law at Carleton University. In addition to her appointment as a Director of Greenwood College School (of which he is a founder) she has been a significant financial supporter of academic initiatives, including funding the establishment of the Richard Wernham and Julia West Centre for Learning at Upper Canada College. Julia and her husband Richard Wernham have three children: Nick, Emma and Simon.

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