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.
Julie Alleyn, President
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.
Cindy is a human resources professional who has served in progressive leadership roles in the public sector, working for various levels of government and agencies for most of her career. She also provides professional consulting services; developing organizational processes, policies, programs, and people.
Mary Rose van Kesteren, Treasurer
AVK Solutions Incorporated
Eleonor Kerr, Secretary
Hillfield Strathallan College
Hina Sajid, Director
Sales, Strategy and Marketing Business Leader
Hina Sajid is an experienced Sales, Strategy and Marketing business leader with 11+ years of work experience and exposure across North America and Asia.
Hina Sajid is a Director of Sales & Strategy in a Tech company based out of Toronto, Canada.
Pankaj Mehra, Director
Retired Banker and Engineer
Pankaj Mehra is a retired international banker with a career of over four decades spanning Asia, Europe and Canada. He holds a B.Sc. Engineering (Mechanical) degree. A strategic thinker and change leader he has long been a champion of inclusion and diversity, seeking to build relations and influence stakeholders by opting for a “I win if You Win” collaborative approach.
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
Lead, Patient Engagement and Community Outreach, Local Integrated Health Partnership (LHIN)
Jeffrey Breau, Director
Total Rewards Analyst, Human Resources
Sonoco Canada Corp.
Inspector Jeff Sandy, Director
Inspector, Halton Regional Police
Arish Khoorshed, Past President (non-voting)
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.
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