Carlos D. Colorado
Dr. Carlos Colorado is a researcher, filmmaker, and Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Religion and Culture at the University of Winnipeg. His research focuses on the intersections between religion, power, social justice, and public life. Carlos sits on the Roots & Shoots Committee as well as the Governance & Nominating Committee.
Dr. Rick Quinn, a veterinary ophthalmologist in private referral practice with academic experience in teaching and research, has lectured internationally. The Founding Director of Docs4GreatApes, Rick is passionate about humanitarian, conservation and social justice issues in developing countries and a strong proponent of the One Health approach to attain optimal health for people, animals and the environment. Rick also sits as a Board Member on the JGI Global Board.
Vivian Leung is a seasoned corporate lawyer providing practical legal advice to a range of technology clients in the GTA area. She’s honed her skills and experience first at two nationally recognized law firms (Wilmer Hale LLP in Boston and Stikeman Elliott LLP in Toronto) and then as general counsel to two leading technology companies with international scope (OpenText and BlueCat Networks). When not thinking about work, Vivian enjoys spending time with her family, hanging out with her two adorable dogs and exploring new restaurants with friends. Vivian sits on the Governance & Nominating Committee, Succession Committee and the Audit & Finance Committee.
Dr. Rohit Ramchandani sits on the Africa Programs Committee and the Development Committee. He is trained as a Doctor of Public Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He works to improve the health of women, children and adolescents in low and middle income countries around the world, and is Founder and CEO of Antara Global Health Advisors, a Canadian consultancy that provides public health and management advice to leading organizations around the world.
Sarah Wertkin volunteered in the JGI Canada office before becoming a Board member. She holds a M.S. in Education from the University of Pennsylvania and a M.S. in Anthrozoology from Canisius College. Sarah is interested in dog behaviour, animal welfare, and the human animal bond. Sarah, her husband, children, and dogs love living in Toronto and spending time outdoors. Sarah sits on the Governance & nominating Committee.
A recent graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School, Chelsea currently works as Legal Counsel for the Department of Justice Canada in Ottawa. Her passion for social justice has led her to work with UNICEF in their Geneva & Bangkok regional offices, as well as intern with the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva. Chelsea sits on the Roots & Shoots Committee as well as the Succession Committee.
Laura Couvrette sits on the Audit & Finance Committee as well as the Governance & Nominating Committee. She is a Chartered Professional Accountant and nature enthusiast at heart, who lives and works in Toronto as a Partner at Fuller Landau LLP. She was recently designated a Woman for Nature through Nature Canada, and at Fuller Landau, she champions the firm’s environmental sustainability initiatives. Laura loves when she is able to combine her favorite activities together, spending time with her family, running and traveling.
Sujeet Kini is the Chief Financial Officer at Shareworks by Morgan Stanley. He has an extensive background in corporate finance and over 20 years of experience in public and private companies, including leadership roles at Hootsuite, Open Text, GT Group Telecom, and PwC. Sujeet also sits on the Succession Committee.
An award-winning educator, Sherri Black is the Director of Learning Supports for Rocky View School Division in Calgary, AB and a speaker on the impact of poverty and complex trauma on learning and behavioural outcomes. She is a long-time advocate for inclusive education and on behalf of disenfranchised children, youth and families and received an award for Organizational Excellence Toward Creating a Fully Inclusive Society from the Government of Manitoba. Sherri sits on the Development Committee.
Corinne Caldwell is the Chief Operating Officer with the BC Real Estate Association. Corinne has received the Chartered Director designation and volunteers as a finance committee member, facilitator and coach with several organizations. Corinne is passionate about the conservation of wildlife and has travelled the world to see animals in their natural habitat. Corinne sits on the Africa Programs Committee and Audit & Finance Committee.
Arjumand Siddiqi is Associate Professor and Head of the Division of Epidemiology at University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health, where she also holds the Canada Research Chair in Population Health Equity. Arjumand conducts research to try to understand how and why we have “health inequities,” which are systematic and unfair differences in health status between groups based on income, race, and other socioeconomic factors, and, what can be done by societies to resolve them. Arjumand sits on both the Roots & Shoots Committee and Development Committee.
Photo credits: Ophir Sarusi & Lauren Andrews