"OSCR is a special place. We have incredible staff and well supported clients. We are very proud of the unique position that we have in the Oakville community and are always looking at new ways that we can improve and further support our clients and our community."            

- Daniela Hampton-Davies, Board Chair

OSCR's Board of Directors bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise, ranging from executive business leadership to financial management to healthcare backgrounds. We are committed to our mission: "client-focused services and housing options that meet the changing needs of seniors in the community". The role of the Board of Directors is to oversee, provide advice on and govern the strategic direction and priorities of OSCR. OSCR's Board members are appointed to a three (3) year term, and subject to re-election, are able to participate for a maximum of two (2) terms (maximum of six (6) years in total). Board members attend bi-monthly meetings of the Board, sit on committees, and participate in events and fundraising activities benefiting the clients of OSCR.

Meet the 2021-2022 OSCR Board of Directors

 

Dr. Daniela Steyn, M.D., CCFP (Chair)

Dr. Daniela Steyn is a Medical Doctor at the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. She serves on the Hospitalist Council as well as the Halton Healthcare Geriatrics Committee. She is a passionate advocate for healthy ageing and a leader in Wellness Medicine. Dr. Steyn is an experienced board member and has previously served on the Aspen Primary Care Network Board of Directors. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor in Family Medicine at McMaster University.

Before becoming a member of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Canadian Medical Association, Dr. Daniela Steyn has completed medical school and residency in South Africa. She has worked in Alberta, British Columbia and rural Ontario before settling in Oakville. Having worked in different countries and provinces with different senior populations aids in bringing a diverse perspective to the table. Dr. Daniela Steyn is known as a strategic, innovative, creative, and inspiring healthcare leader who uses her exceptional positivity, energy, and ability to create and drive big picture solutions through a collaborative approach to the rest of the team.

Dr. Daniela Steyn has pursued further studies in Global Health Diplomacy at The Graduate Institute in Geneva, Switzerland, as well as Harvard Medical School and completed Executive Development Education through McGill University. She has also done Board Governance training through the Canadian Physician Leadership Institute.

 

Erin Kraisosky (Vice-Chair)

With over 15 years of healthcare-related experience in both acute and long-term care settings, as well as significant related academic and volunteer undertakings, Erin has proven to be a passionate supporter of organisations and endeavours which look to provide quality care while aiming to continuously improve upon the user experience both locally and internationally.

A longtime resident of Halton, Erin has been actively involved in local organisations from the beginning and is pleased to now contribute to her community through her involvement with the board of OSCR.

Erin is a Master of Public Health (Candidate) with King’s College London (United Kingdom), who has completed her Master of Science (Dist) in Psychology and Neuroscience of Mental Health from King’s College London (United Kingdom), Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Criminology from Wilfrid Laurier University, Paramedic Diploma (Hons) and both her A-EMCA and Aeromedical certifications from the MOHLTC for Ontario.

 

Daniela Hampton-Davies (Past-Chair)

Daniela Hampton-Davies has had a successful executive career in the financial markets focused on global equities. She has worked for UBS AG in Zurich Switzerland, CIBC in London, U.K., and UBS securities in Toronto.
 
Daniela has been active in governance roles serving as a member of the boards of St Mildred's Lightbourn School, Oakville Senior Citizens Residence, Start 2 Finish and working on the Independent Review committee for Lincluden Investment Management. Daniela is also a member of the Heritage Review Committee for the Town of Oakville.  
 
Daniela completed the International MBA program at the Schulich School of Business, and a BA in Economics and Political Science from Huron College, Western University.
 

David Kerr  (Secretary)

David is a senior legal executive who provides strategic counsel to executives and management in diverse business sectors. His broad perspective is gained from progressive experience in professional advisory and governance roles. He is adept at risk identification, negotiation and solution facilitation in collaboration with diverse parties across public and private sectors.
 
David is an attorney with Axiom Law, an entity that provides senior in-house counsel services to its clients. He previously held legal and governance positions at Meridian Credit Union, Computershare Trust Company of Canada, Manulife Financial Corporation, and as an Associate Lawyer with Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP. David is also a member of the board of directors of Burlington Hydro.
 
David received a B.A. from Marietta College (Ohio), an LL.B. from the University of Western Ontario School of Law and was admitted to the Bar of Ontario in 1996.

  

Connie E. Wighton, CPA, CGA (Treasurer)

Connie Wighton is a Chartered Professional Accountant with more than 20 years of varied financial, operational and business development experience, working with small and medium sized enterprises, both private and public. Connie has worked in various senior positions serving Financial Institutions across Ontario. Her previous roles included CFO, Business Analyst, Investment Specialist and Value Creation. 

In addition to holding her CPA, Connie is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP), has completed the Professional Financial Planning Program (PFP), Canadian Securities Course (CSC), Investment Funds in Canada (IFC), Branch Compliance Officer’s Course and has been Lean White Belt certified. 

Connie is well known for her professionalism, commitment to excellence, and plays an active role in her community.

 

Lynne Blake

Lynne Blake is a very effective Healthcare Executive with over 15 years of experience, and who has worked in non-profit, public and private healthcare settings. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the management of complex business functions within retirement, seniors assisted living and also the long term care sector. Throughout her career she has been focused and continues to develop her skill set in the areas of healthcare management, non-profit management, business and strategic planning, change management, and community engagement and fundraising.
 
Lynne has served on various not-for-profit committees and also board of management committees, representing senior assisted living and housing programs, municipal and not-for-profit long term care homes, and retirement living.
 
Lynne is a graduate of Queens University Advanced Labour Relations Certificate Program, Advantage Ontario Long Term Care Administrator Program, and the Schulich School of Business - Municipal Leadership Certificate Program.
 
Lynne continues with her desire and passion of serving seniors within her community, and has been very effective to-date by holding positions on various Board of Management committees.
 
Sharon Craig
 

Sharon is a seasoned commercial and corporate career banker with over 30 years of experience. Her expertise includes leadership of high performing and diverse teams in the areas of profit management, policy oversight and client relationship management on a local and national scale. Currently, Sharon manages the commercial and corporate risk oversight for TD Bank Group across a number of geographies in Canada and various industry segments. Additionally, she has co-lead TD's GTA Women in Leadership chapter for the Commercial Bank for the past 5 years.

Sharon holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business as well as a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from Schulich as well.

She is known for her thoughtful and considered approach to projects while demonstrating a full appreciation for the broader strategic aim.

 
Ken Green  
 

Ken Green is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) with several years of audit and financial services experience with leading CPA firms and major banks in Toronto. Ken now runs his own accounting firm where he provides accounting, assurance, and tax services for professionals and businesses including Not-For-Profit organizations.

Ken is also the author of the book, Tax-Efficient Wealth and the creator of TaxEfficientWealth.ca, a platform designed to educate and coach individuals on how to achieve a breakthrough in their personal and business finance. Ken is on a mission to get every Canadian to take meaningful action to achieve financial freedom. He is a leading authority on taxes and personal finance. Ken is a regular contributor on Medium, where he shares his knowledge through his published articles. Ken works with professionals and business owners to manage their taxes. He has helped hundreds of clients to create a path to financial freedom through his tax and business advisory services.

 

Tom Maich 

 
Tom recently retired following a successful career of 30 years as SVP and General Counsel of PepsiCo and its five divisions. He dealt with a wide range of issues, including litigation, franchising, marketing and M+A. He also contributed to government relations efforts. Prior to this, he was a litigator with the Toronto firm Stapels Sewell. 
 
Tom has supported a wide array of not-for-profit and community activities. Some of his roles included Director of Youth in Motion and the PepsiCo Foundation, member of Oakville's Committee of Adjustment and Parks and Recreation, and volunteer to many soccer and hockey   teams in Oakville and the GTHL. 
 
Tom did his undergrad at the University of Western Ontario and Law degree at Queen's University. He has taken a variety of other courses, including the Institute of Corporate Directors program. 
 
Tom's interests include sports, history and music.
 
 
Gisele Murdoch

 

Gisele Murdoch has been a passionate volunteer for over twenty years across a range of organizations.  She has been an active advocate for special needs children at the provincial and local levels and has served on the board of the Association for Bright Children of Ontario. She has also served on the boards of the Appleby College Parents Association and the Nottinghill Preschool.  Gisele has been active in the young people’s sports community, coaching soccer and managing hockey teams, and she is an engaging reading coach for young learners.  For several years, Gisele has also volunteered in OSCaR’s Place.

Prior to her years of volunteering, Gisele spent several years with the Quaker Oats Company in the Corporate Finance, Foreign Exchange and Strategic Planning functions.  She holds a Master of Management degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

 

Jonathan Pinto 
 

Jonathan currently holds the role of Senior Vice President and Business Head for D. F. King Canada (leading corporate governance advisor/proxy solicitor/investor engagement firm); a key business unit of AST Trust Company Canada (AST), where he sits on the management team. He has held senior executive positions with AST, Genworth Canada (now known as Sagen Canada) and Manulife Financial. His experience has been primarily in finance roles of increasing seniority; including corporate finance, investor relations, treasury, corporate development and corporate strategy.

Prior to this, he worked in investment/corporate banking and equity research and held these high impact capital markets roles with top-tier national and global firms such as Citigroup, Scotia Capital and Société Générale.

Jonathan brings with him previous non-profit board experience, and he holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce from the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University, an MBA (Finance major) from the Odette School of Business at the University of Windsor, and a Master of Laws (Business Law major) from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University.