"I am constantly encouraged by the length and depth that the staff and volunteers at OSCR will go to, to strive to achieve the vision, mission and values of the organization.  The effect of their work continues to enrich the lives of the seniors that we serve."            

- Des Armstrong, 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 that enrich the lives of seniors by promoting wellness, independence and social interaction.". 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 quarterly meetings of the Board, sit on committees, and participate in events and fundraising activities benefiting the clients of OSCR.

Meet the 2020-2021 OSCR Board of Directors

 

Daniela Hampton-Davies (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.
 
 
 

Dr. Daniela Steyn, M.D., CCFP (Vice Chair)

Dr. Daniela Steyn is an Oakville-based Family Physician and passionate healthcare leader who uses her exceptional positivity, energy and ability to create and drive big-picture solutions to enhance patients’ lives.

She practices comprehensive Family Medicine which includes Geriatrics, Obstetrics, Newborn and Maternal Healthcare, Hospitalist as well as Emergency Department Medicine.  She is a member of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Canadian Medical Association.

Leadership roles include the Vice-President and Treasurer for the Aspen Primary Care Network Board of Directors and Physician Lead for the Alberta North Zone Stroke & Cardiovascular Health Action Plan. Dr. Steyn obtained further training in Board Governance from the Canadian Medical Association and Physician Leadership Institute, and in Health Diplomacy at the Graduate Institute in Geneva.

Dr. Steyn’s deep compassion for patients was shaped by her experience working in South Africa, Alberta, British Columbia, rural and inner-city Ontario as well as her volunteering at the Red Cross.

  

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.
 
 

David Kerr  

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.
 

 

Erin Kraisosky

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 completed her MSc (Dist) Psychology and Neuroscience of Mental Health from King’s College London (United Kingdom), BA (Hons) from Wilfrid Laurier University, Paramedic Dip (Hons) and both her A-EMCA and Aeromedical certifications from the MOHLTC for Ontario.

 
 
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.

 

Jan Narduzzi 
 
Jan Narduzzi has an extensive background in senior leadership positions in community health services. Most recently she was the Chief Executive Officer of Brain Injury Services, a rehabilitation program for adults with brain injuries. Jan has also held positions with the Canadian Hearing Society where she lead the development of an emergency sign language interpreter program as well as a provincial mental health program for deaf, deafened and hard of hearing Ontarians, as well as the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario where she was the director of operations and finance.
 
Jan is a strong proponent of innovation and quality in community health services and was instrumental in the development of a certificate program for rehabilitation therapists working with individuals with brain injuries offered through McMaster University. She has supported numerous community networks and committees and currently sits on the boards of Oakville Meals on Wheels as well as the Oakville May Court Club.
 
Jan holds a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, a Masters of Business Administration and is a Certified Association Executive.
 

 

Connie E. Wighton, CPA, CGA

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.