Board of Directors

Ontario JOIN's (Job Opportunity Information Network) current Board of Directors comprises of eight members, including one Honorary Board Member. The names and biographies of each of the Directors are set forth below.

Deepak Soni, Chair

Board Term: 2014-2016

 

Deepak has worked with people with disabilities for over 20 years in both a professional and volunteer capacity. He has over 15 years of experience in various senior management roles focused on delivering programs and services that are meaningful, effective and promote inclusion.
Deepak has a MA in International Development from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University and a Bachelors Degree in Public Administration from York.

 

Jose A. Castillo, Vice Chair

Board Term: 2014-2016

 

Jose graduated from Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru (Law) and Xavier University (MBA) and is currently Director, Global Quality and Risk Management, KPMG Global Resource Centre. Jose began his career at KPMG in Peru 16 years ago, as Associate Tax Lawyer, moving then to KPMG International Headquarters in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, in 2003, as Senior Manager to focus on risk compliance of the global organization’s Tax function. In 2009, he moved to Toronto, Canada in his current position. Over the years, in his global role, Jose has built an strong network of KPMG risk management professionals across the world, which has allowed him to convey a more robust message around the provision of high quality professional services in an ethical and independent manner.
In 2010, Jose joined KPMG’s Diversity Council as co-chair of the Ibero-America Network (IAN), an ERG open to everyone in the firm and focused on the Hispanic and Brazilian/Portuguese cultures. In 2012, Jose stepped down from his role at IAN to found AdaptAbility, a network created to provide an educational and supportive group for KPMG people living with disabilities and their peers. Shortly afterwards, Jose became vice-chair of JOIN’s ERG Council. In the very few months since founding AdaptAbility, Jose has been involved in organizing activities for Mental Health Week and several diverse events to educate and create awareness within his organization.

 

Julie Messinger, Director

Board Term: 2014-2016

 

Julie is a Toronto-based Senior Manager with Accenture Canada’s Talent & Organization practice. Julie has 10 years experience in helping companies solve their most complicated talent, management, and transformational issues. In addition to leading large-scale transformation initiatives, Julie holds an outstanding track record of leading high impact people initiatives within Accenture, including leading Toronto’s Corporate Citizenship Committee – the largest in the country, with over 40 members and over a dozen non-profit partnerships. 
Julie has deep industry knowledge in Public Service & Postal, Communications & High Tech and exposure to the not-for-profit sector. She also has expertise in organization transformation, program management, performance scorecard monitoring and analysis, and change management programs. Julie has been responsible for managing operating model and organization transformation programs, process re-engineering, large systems implementations, communications, training, and knowledge transition.

 

Rosemarie Owens-Tunney, Director

Board Term: 2014-2016

 

Rosemarie graduated from the University of Toronto (BA Archaeology, MSc Physical Anthropology) and is currently Associate Vice President, Global Anti-Money Laundering, Canadian Banking, TD Bank Group. Rosemarie began her career at TD in Retail Banking where she moved through a variety of more senior roles including Risk Management and Regulatory Compliance. She is passionate about building strong relationships and problem solving with high performing teams. 
In 2009, Rosemarie joined TD’s Diversity initiative where she built and executed programs designed to remove barriers for customers and employees with disabilities. Rosemarie implemented accommodation process improvements, inclusiveness programs for Deaf employees and customers, advanced accessibility features in retail branches, delivered national employee awareness events, and produced an internal employee-focused video designed to dispel myths and remove stigma.

 

 

Amberlea Eisenhut-Bundle, Director

Board Term: 2014-2016

 

Amberlea attended Trafalgar Castle School graduating in 2000 after six years at the Castle. During her time at the school she held leadership positions including Assistant President of the Trafalgar Athletic Association and School Prefect. Amberlea went on to pursue an honours degree at Queens University, graduating in 2004 with a major in Sociology and Psychology. After spending time abroad travelling, Amberlea joined HSBC in 2005, working in Audit and Compliance before accepting a project management position in Policy and Operational Control. Amberlea is a two-time HSBC Diversity Ambassador Award recipient and a proud member of the JOIN Ontario Intercorporate Council and contributor to the Conference Board of Canada on Accessibility in the workplace. Amberlea joined the Trafalgar Board in June 2006, was appointed Chair of the Marketing & Development Committee in March 2007, Chair of the Human Resources Committee in September 2007 and was appointed Secretary/Treasurer to the Board of Governors in September 2009. Amberlea became engaged in 2008 and married her husband Jonathan Bundle in July 2010 just outside Almunecar, Spain. The couple reside in Toronto with their two dogs and are actively involved in philanthropic works with the Aplastic Anemia and Myelodysplasia Association of Canada.

 

Brad Saunders , Director

Board Term: 2014-2016

 

Brad Saunders is the Regional Executive Director for Etobicoke and North York for Community Living Toronto. Brad’s organization supports over 6,000 children, adults and their families each year. Services include early childhood services, respite, residential services, home management, day activities and a summer camp. 
As a member of the Senior Management team he oversees a team of 1,300 staff and a budget of $63 million. He is also a current member of the Board of Directors of the Halton Children’s Aid Society. Brad has sat on several Boards over the past years and has held several positions with professional memberships.

 

Flavian Pinto, Director

Board Term: 2014-2016

Flavian Pinto is the Chief Financial and Information Officer for Community Living Toronto and professional accountant. He has 35 years experience in the health and social service field.  He can be reached at:

Flavian Pinto, CPA, CGA

Tel 647-729-1196

Fax 416-644-4273

Cell 416-998-0650

Email fpinto@cltoronto.ca

 

Hon. Jean Augustine, PC, CM, Honorary Board Member

Board Term: 2012-2014

 

Hon. Jean Augustine was appointed as the first Fairness Commissioner for Ontario in March 2007. She cares passionately about education and the challenges faced by newcomers to the province.
Ms. Augustine was born in Grenada and came to Canada in 1960. She attended the University of Toronto, where she earned bachelor of arts and master of education degrees. She became an elementary school principal with the Metropolitan Separate School Board in Toronto. From 1988 until 1993, she was Chair of the Metro Toronto Housing Authority.
Ms. Augustine was the first African-Canadian woman to be elected to the House of Commons. She was elected in the riding of Etobicoke-Lakeshore in 1993 and sat in Parliament until 2006. During this time, she served as minister of state for multiculturalism and the status of women, sat on several standing committees, and was a deputy Speaker. She also played a major role as parliamentary secretary to the prime minister.
She has shared her expertise and enthusiasm with others as a member of several community boards, including those of York University, the Hospital for Sick Children, the Donwood Institute and Harbourfront Corporation. She is former national president of the Congress of Black Women of Canada. Every year, she makes a better future for young women through the Jean Augustine Scholarship, a fund that helps single mothers attend George Brown College and Centennial College in Toronto.
She has been honoured by many organizations for her leadership and community involvement and has been awarded honorary doctor of laws degrees by the University of Toronto, the University of Guelph, McGill University and York University. In December 2009, she was appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada.