MEET OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND BOARD
Kim Jenkinson, Executive Director
Kim Jenkinson is the Executive Director of the Halton Multicultural Council (HMC). Her professional career has spanned more than 20 years in the not-for-profit arena in the Halton and Hamilton areas. She has worked with the Ontario March of Dimes, Goodwill, and the Reach Out Centre for Kids (ROCK) before joining the team at HMC in 2012.
Kim is a strong advocate for social justice and equity and believes that systemic change will come through collaboration and sustained focus on equity values. She was the founding Chair of the Halton Equity and Diversity Roundtable which investigating and training members promising practices in equity and currently has more than 60 agency members.
Arish Khoorshed, President
Assistant Ontario Crown Attorney
Arish was born and raised in Canada by parents who emigrated from India and worked hard to build a life for their family. Arish is married and has two children.
Karen Baring, Vice President
Owner/Founder Of Busiwomen Networking
Karen Baring is an entrepreneur and marketing consultant. She currently owns two businesses in Oakville. BusiWomen Networking Group was founded in 2008 as a means of helping women entrepreneurs develop their network in the community while they grow and strengthen their businesses.
Mary Rose van Kesteren, Treasurer
AVK Solutions Incorporated
Eleonor Kerr, Secretary
Hillfield Strathallan College
Louis Tsai, Director
Retired Engineer and Insurance Broker
Louis Tsai has been a community volunteer since the late 1970’s when he first settled in Hamilton. He considers himself fortunate to be able to work with many volunteers to give back to the local communities and to help newcomers. Whether it is to organize fund-raising events for charities and community programs, or it is to serve as a committee member / liaison person to help identify gaps and to solve problems, Louis found it very meaningful to help fellow immigrants and local residents.
Zee Bilwani, Director
Relationship Manager for High value clients with HSBC
Julie Alleyn , Director
Talent Development Manager – IBI Group
Julie Alleyn is an HR professional with over 25 years of experience. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Relations and MBA level education. Tri-lingual (English, French & German) effective certified management coach professional with strong business acumen as developed through 8+ years of experience in Strategic Human Resource Management and 20+ years of experience in Human Resources Generalist role.
Jeffrey Breau, Director
Total Rewards Analyst, Human Resources
Sonoco Canada Corp.
Inspector Jeff Sandy, Director
Inspector, Halton Regional Police
Cindy Sudac, Director
Ross Bragdon, Past President (non-voting)
Retired IT Vice President & CIO
Born in Montreal, in a multicultural neighbourhood, Ross speaks English, French, Italian and some Spanish. He has coached soccer and at 21 he became the founding President of the Laval Soccer League and Volkswagen Owner’s Club.
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