Sheryl L. Johnson brings a proactive, creative, and vibrant attitude to her labour, employment and human resource law practice. Sheryl has extensive experience in representing clients in both the provincial and federal jurisdictions on all matters relating to employment and labour law, including for example construction labour law, employment related civil wrongful dismissal, human rights, and labour board litigation; privacy, governance, statutory and regulatory compliance, and executive compensation matters; as well as conducting workplace training and workplace investigations. Sheryl is also an avid educator and writer, including authoring a bi-weekly business column in The Niagara Independent and the text: Sexual Harassment in Canada: A Guide for Understanding and Prevention. Sheryl enjoys in her free time giving back to the Niagara community. She is a member of the WIN Council, Chair of the Board of Directors for the Niagara Jazz Festival, Vice-President of the Board of Directors for the YWCA Niagara Region, Secretary of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Niagara Falls Board of Directors, a board member of the Niagara Home Builders Association, and a board member of the Women in Construction group of the Niagara Construction Association.
Sabrina Fabbro is a lifelong resident of Niagara and a Leader at BMO Bank of Montreal. Sabrina brings with her 22 years of experience in the financial industry. In her most recent role with BMO she trained and developed a successful team that provided financial advice and service to their clients.
Sabrina is the 2nd Vice of the St. Catharines Ad & Sales Association, the financial representative for Gro Your Biz- Niagara Board and also belongs to The Rotary Club of St. Catharines.
On a personal note, Sabrina is a wife and mother of 2 young girls and is the only one in her family that doesn’t play an instrument but has a great appreciation for music.
Simon Hall is a retired university counsellor from Ridley college. He has over three decades of experience with assisting high school students, student/atheletes, and their families.
Simon and his wife Susan are huge supporters of the arts and had been frequenting the various TD NJF events well before he joined the Board. The TD NJF is thrilled to have him as one of their Board members.
Carlos is a City Councillor representing Port Dalhousie Ward in St. Catharines for a second term (also a former Regional Councillor for St. Catharines). He works hard for all residents of St. Catharines including attending most new business openings throughout the City, supporting fundraising activities of multiple local charities, attending numerous arts and culture events and meetings, and being an active member of numerous organizations, including:
- » Cultural Sustainability Committee (Chair)
- » Organizational Effectiveness Task Force (Chair)
- » St. Catharines Hydro Board
- » Port Dalhousie Business Association Board
- » Performing Arts Centre Board
- » Canine Control Committee
Carlos has over 40 years of business experience and has held management positions in a number of major Canadian companies including: Canadian General Electric Inc., John Labatt Limited and Inglis Limited. Between 1987 and 2017 he was President of NCG International Consultants, a private consulting firm specializing in Business Planning and Development and Organizational Effectiveness, with particular emphasis on the development of comprehensive business plans for new ventures and for existing operations that lack a planning process and discipline.
This firm has developed strategic business plans in a broad variety of industries, including: food processing and food service, computer hardware and software, poultry and beef farming, healthcare, retail and sports and entertainment. Client organizations have included: Major League Baseball and Major League Baseball Properties, The Toronto SkyDome (now Rogers Centre), Warner Brothers Studio Stores, Cuddy Foods and Farms and the Basketball Hall of Fame. Carlos has extensive experience as a community volunteer. He was Co-Founder and formerly Executive Vice-President of the Port Dalhousie Conservancy, Niagara’s largest volunteer heritage organization (600+ members). The Conservancy worked closely with the community, City Council and staff to pursue and obtain heritage designation for historic Port Dalhousie and, in 2009, received the Province’s prestigious June Callwood Award for its volunteer work. In 2018, Carlos was the volunteer captain for the annual Terry Fox Run in St. Catharines. He holds a B.Sc (Mathematics), M.Sc. (Physics) and M.B.A. (International Business). He lives in Port Dalhousie and works for all of St. Catharines.
Born and raised in Niagara, Greg loves all this region has to offer and plans to continue his professional and personal journey here too.
Greg has always had an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for helping his local community. He constantly looks for new ways to evolve as a professional and to foster new ways of giving back to this amazing Niagara community.
Greg is an avid craft beer lover, a coffee snob and loves to play his guitar and basketball in his spare time.
Annalisa Medina is an experienced Financial Advisor who has been in the industry for 15+ years and now uses that background as a Marketing Product Specialist at Meridian Credit Union. In her spare time from being a wife, mom, and career woman, she involves herself tremendously in her community where she sits on other Not-for-Profit Boards, Mentors New Immigrants to Canada, and Teaches Financial Literacy to the youth in the community. She is also passionate about supporting international communities, where she contributes to youth development programs.
As a proud supporter and lover of the Arts Community, she is a Jazz enthusiast that is passionate about bringing Jazz to hearts of everyone! Annalisa has a positive outlook on life and enjoys helping and developing others. She has strong belief and discipline which enables her to press through anything with contagious energy and a permanent smile.
Jansin was born in Istanbul, Turkey. Due to his interest in photography he worked as a photojournalist for Hurriyet, the larges national newspaper in Turkey while studying mechanical engineering.
During his journalistic career, he won numerous awards for his photographs and was awarded reporter of the year 4 years in a row. After his education he chose to stay in the media business and published his own lifestyle magazine. He moved to Canada in 1984, married Sandra the same year and they owned an operated two photography studios, until Jansin had the opportunity to start a business in Europe in 1994. he timing was good, as the company grew to a 2,000 employee corporation.
In 2004 Jansin sold his shares, after trying several different ventures in Canada, he settled in the wine industry. While working as the vice president of marketing for Konzelmann Winery, he was heavily involved in community events and volunteered in many organizations. He has volunteered or is the member of the following organizations:
- » Board Member, Chamber of Commerce of NOTL, 2 terms
- » Committee Member, Marketing, Wine Council of Ontario
- » Committee Member, Tourism, Wine Council of Ontario
- » Committee Member, Marketing, Wineries of NOTL
- » Board Member, Garden City Food Coop
- » Vice President, Hotel Dieu Shaver Foundation
- » Member, St. Catharines Rotary Club
- » Member, Porsche Club of America
Currently he is board member at Hotel Dieu Shaver Foundation and is a member of NOTL Rotary Club.