Volunteer Directors

Brad J. Hutt, B. Arch.


Brad J. Hutt

Brad is a boutique, Senior Project Management advisor providing strategic development management for almost 25 years. As a former architectural practitioner in Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal and former University sessional professor, Brad provides comprehensive planning and design management for developments that include residential, mixed use, assisted living, not for profit industrial, commercial and institutional projects producing multiple award winning developments.

A graduate of the Carleton University School for Architecture, Brad also has diplomas in Architecture Technology, Business and Marketing and certification from the Financial Securities Commission of Ontario with previous LEED New Construction (NC) training and accreditation.

Brad’s philanthropic interests in addition to Ceridian Cares include acting as a current Board Member for Salus Corp. a not for profit housing developer/operator and support provider, Table Captain for the Ottawa Hospital President’s annual fundraiser, event manager for Ottawa Brain Cancer Awareness Initiatives, supporter and fundraiser for Rock and Rescue Ottawa, mentor for the Carleton University Alumni Association Professional Mentorship Programme, Participant in The Ride for Dad for prostate cancer awareness and a member of B.A.C.A, Bikers Against Child Abuse, Ottawa Chapter.

Breanne Routly

Director of Financial Planning & Analysis, Calm Air International

Breanne Routly

Residing in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Breanne Routly currently works for Calm Air International. Her position there is Director of Financial Planning & Analysis. She is responsible for the financial and risk management operations of the company, which includes the development of a financial and operational strategy and the ongoing development and monitoring of control systems designed to report accurate financial results. Prior to Calm Air, Breanne worked at Calm Air’s parent company, Exchange Income Corporation, which she had worked at since obtaining her Chartered Accountant designation in 2008.

In her spare time, Breanne enjoys playing hockey, running, winter sports and going to the lake in the summers with her two children. Her and her husband also help to operate a family grain farm in Southwest Manitoba.

Traci Cimino

Organizational Services Consultant, Ceridian HCM

Traci Cimino

Based in Markham, Ontario, Traci is an Organizational Services Consultant at Ceridian. Traci is responsible for providing management consultations to corporate clientele regarding work related concerns, setting up onsite support to help companies respond and recover from critical incidents, and conducting thorough risk assessments.

Passionate about corporate social responsibility, Traci has served as the joint-chair of the CSR Committee in Markham for a number of years. In this position, she organized fundraising events, volunteered and made decisions regarding allocating CSR funds.

Professionally, Traci finds satisfaction working with families who have children with disabilities. In her personal time she enjoys riding, hiking, spending time with animals and playing soccer.

Cathy Cummings

Executive Director, The Canadian Corporate Council Association (CCCA)

Cathy Cummings

Located in Toronto, Ontario, Cathy serves as the Executive Director at The Canadian Corporate Council Association (CCCA). Prior to joining CCCA, Cathy was Vice-President, Certification for The Canadian Payroll Association (CPA). She has also held roles with The Canadian Autoworkers' Union (CAW).

Cathy has extensive volunteer experience through United Way and the ALS Societies of Ontario and Canada. In her last role as Chair of ALS Ontario, Cathy led an initiative to create organizational efficiencies through transformational change by merging two organizations into one and realigning the governance structure to a skills-based approach.

Cathy has an eclectic mix of work, education and volunteer experience. When asked why she wanted to join the board Cathy says, "I have had exposure to Ceridian and have been able to witness on a number of occasions the great commitment that this organisation and the executive team have towards corporate social responsibility and would love to be a part of that."

Sharon Wood

President & CEO, Kids Help Phone

Sharon Wood

Based in Toronto, Ontario, Sharon Wood has served as the President and CEO of Kids Help Phone since August 2009, bringing a depth of experience in the non-profit, charitable sector in leadership roles provincially and nationally.

Prior to joining Kids Help Phone, Sharon was CEO of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation's (CBCF) Ontario Region, and served as the interim CEO of CBCF's National Office in both 2004 and 2007, concurrent with her regional leadership role. She has also held positions as Executive Director of Canadian Crossroads International (CCI) and as Director of Organizational Learning and Development at the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

Sharon is bilingual in French and English, holds a Masters of Education degree in Adult Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, with a specialty focus in workplace learning and change, as well as a Certificate in Non-Profit Sector Management from Ryerson and the Canadian Centre for Philanthropy.

In addition to Ceridian Cares, Sharon serves on the Board of Directors of the Excellence in Literacy Foundation, and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Toronto Chapter, where she is also the Vice-President of Governance. Sharon is enthusiastic about fitness and the outdoors, enjoying running, biking, skiing, hiking and canoeing, as well as relaxing (as a rest from being active) with her two children, ages 12 and 16.

Lyndee Patterson

Counsel, Legislative Compliance, Ceridian HCM

Lyndee Patterson

Residing in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Lyndee Patterson is a lawyer on staff at Ceridian. In her role, Lyndee acts as counsel and is responsible for legislative compliance, making sure Ceridian follows relevant government legislation and regulations. She also represents Ceridian on the Federal Government Relations Advisory Council.

Called to the bar in 2003, Lyndee left private practice to serve as Assistant Corporate Secretary at the Canadian Wheat Board before joining Ceridian.

In her free time Lyndee enjoys spending time with her family, reading, travel and live theatre.

Lisa Bull

Director, Employee & Leadership Learning Ceridian HCM

Lisa Bull

Lisa oversees employee and leadership learning for Ceridian’s North American employees. Prior to this role, Lisa served as the Director of Training and Developing, designing and delivering training programs for a wide range of Ceridian EAP customers. Lisa also has experience as a manager in broadcast communications and organizational safety.

In addition, Lisa has worked as a counselor and a Clinical Supervisor working with children and families.

Lisa has a Diploma in Broadcast Communications, a Bachelor of Arts degree and an M.Ed in Educational Psychology. Lisa is an active volunteer, and has worked with organizations such as the Canadian Red Cross, ECO (Earth Communication Office) AIDS Vancouver and has been a member of numerous boarding in the entertainment industry including the BC Country Music Association.

Jimm Simon

H.B.O.R., BA., MSc., MBA. / Owner, Aimm North

Jimm Simon

Since 1993 Mr. Simon has owned and operated his consulting firm Aimm North. Based in Stonewall, Manitoba, Aimm North has provided service to non profit organizations, historical societies, government departments and First Nations groups throughout Western and Northern Canada. Mr. Simon’s expertise includes NFP governance, strategic planning, museum planning and management, project management and community economic development.

Mr. Simon holds undergraduate degrees in Recreation and Geography from Lakehead University. He has a MSc. in Applied History from Utah State and an MBA from Athabasca University.

In addition to working with non profit boards in Manitoba as a consultant, Mr. Simon currently sits as a volunteer board member with other organizations including Community Living Manitoba. Mr. Simon is a former National Chair of the Canadian Cancer Society Board of Directors, and a former chair of the Association of Manitoba Museums. In recognition for his contribution he has been made an honorary life member of both organizations.

In his free time Mr. Simon is the Pipe Major for the Khartum Shrine Pipes and Drums. This charitable organization raises thousands of dollars per year to support Children’s Charities as well as providing support for numerous provincial charities through performances at fundraising events.

Cande Dandelé

Customer Success Leader, LifeWorks

Cande Dandelé

Cande Dandelé is responsible for all aspects of delivery of the LifeWorks operations in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K., focused on ensuring a consistently excellent experience for every participant and customer across all aspects of the service.

Previously, over more than 25 years, Cande held a number of roles at Ceridian in Canada, including systems development and integration, account management, product marketing and project management. Cande joined the Ceridian Canada executive team in 2001 and held a variety of portfolios during her tenure, including Executive Vice-President of Marketing, LifeWorks, and Relationship Management. Prior to the LifeWorks divestiture, Cande was responsible for the North American Operations of LifeWorks within Ceridian.

Cande attended the University of Guelph and studied marketing at Queen's Executive Development Centre, as well as systems dynamics at the Sloan School of Management. She has a passion for animals and health and supports several not-for-profit organizations across Canada, including acting as Chair of Ceridian Cares.

Mark Charbonneau

VP Finance, Ceridian HCM

Mark Charbonneau CA

Residing in East St Paul, Manitoba, Mark Charbonneau has been with Ceridian for 10 years and currently holds the role of VP Finance at Ceridian. Mark’s areas of responsibility include North American real estate, facilities management, and the procure to pay functions. Mark previously spent 5 years at Deloitte as an audit manager and 5 years as Controller of a national retailer.

In his free time Mark focuses on his family, among other things, spending countless hours at the hockey rink with his wife and two young boys.

Ross Tennant

Vice President, Sales, Ceridian HCM

Ross Tennant

Ross Tennant has 25 years of sales and marketing leadership within high-growth technology firms including management roles at Octel Communications, Lucent Technologies, and Sun Microsystems (now Oracle). Ross was one of the initial partners in Beduin Communications, which was a pioneering developer of Smart Phone technologies prior to its acquisition by Sun Microsystems. He later co-founded Three Point Properties, focused on land development projects in western Canada, and served for 10 years in various roles including Partner and President.

Ross joined Ceridian in 2013 where he serves as Vice President (Western Region), HCM Sales. Ross has been a life-long volunteer with many civic organizations including Young Life, Rotary International, South Cowichan Chamber of Commerce, and with organizations involved with First Nations reconciliation (North American Indigenous Games, Malahat Nation Advisory Council, Cowichan Cultural Connections Commission).

Ross has been married to Evelyn Tennant for 33 years and they have three sons.

Anne-Marie Ostiguy

VP Business Partner Team, People Organization, Ceridian HCM

Anne-Marie Ostiguy

Anne-Marie Ostiguy is a bilingual VP Business Partner Team, People Organization at Ceridian. Based in the Montreal office, she has 20 years of HR experience. As an HR Business Partner for Operations and LifeWorks, she is responsible for partnering with management to help deliver on their objectives, developing an HR strategy that is aligned with company goals, and building a highly engaging culture that attracts and retains top talent.

Anne-Marie is a previous United Way co-chair for Ceridian's 2012 Campaign. An active volunteer, she also organized a silent auction for the Sian Bradwell Fund for Children with Cancer 2006/2007.

In her personal time Anne-Marie loves to travel and scuba dive. She is also an avid cyclist.

Mary Martell

Director, Irving Health Services at JD Irving

Mary Martell

Based in Saint John, New Brunswick, Mary Martel is the Director, Irving Health Services at JD Irving, a family-owned company that manufactures a wide range of forest products.

For the past 6 years, Mary has been responsible for strategic development and leading Wellness, Disability Management and clinical initiatives across the JD Irving organization. Prior to her current role, Mary held the position of Manager, Claims Management with JD Irving.

Mary is knowledgeable in Coaching, Disability Management, Employee Relations, Wellness, Human Rights, Workers Compensation Defense and Disability Law. She hold certificates in Disability Management Professional, National Institute of Disability Management and Research, and as a Certified Human Resource Professional, Human Resource Association of New Brunswick.

Elvis Alisic

Auditor, Provincial Government's Auditor General Office

Elvis Alisic

A resident of Prince Edward Island, Elvis is the Auditor at the Provincial Government's Auditor General Office. He previously worked as a Controller for Kelvin McQuaid and General Manager of Cavendish Gateway Resort. He was also a chartered accounting articling student with Grant Thornton LLP.

Elvis graduated from the University of Prince Edward Island as a Bachelor of Science (BSc), with a major in computer science (IT) and a minor in mathematics. He completed a Uniform Final Evaluation (UFE) and along with satisfactory work requirement achieved the chartered accounting (CA) designation.

In 1994, Elvis arrived in Prince Edward Island, Canada, as a refugee from the war-torn country of former Yugoslavia. He credits the province and the with providing him great opportunities to succeed. His goal is to help provide these same types of opportunities to people in his community by participating on the board of Ceridian Cares.

Daniel Plante

VP, Finance, Reliance Protectron Inc.

Daniel Plante

Based in Montreal, Quebec, Daniel is the Vice-President, Finance for Reliance Protectron Inc., a company with over 900 employees in Canada and sales of close to $160 million. Daniel has over 25 years' experience as a CPA-CGA in major companies, and prior to Reliance, was CFO for Randstad Canada.

A skilled negotiator with a results-focused strategic business sense, Daniel is unquestionably an inspiring leader and a gifted communicator. He is a member of the following professional bodies: Ordre des Comptables Professionnels du Québec (CPA-CGA), Ordre des administrateurs agréés, and Financial Executives International. He was also chosen as "People Coach 2011" from among 42 financial executives at Randstad.

In addition to being very active professionally, Daniel, for whom family values are particularly important, makes time to engage in activities with his family and to keep fit with scuba diving, running and cycling.

Graeme C. Imrie

Director, Corporate Affairs, Sherbourne Health Centre

Graeme C. Imrie

Graeme is Director of Corporate Affairs at the Sherbourne Health Centre, an accredited health care facility in downtown Toronto, with population-based primary care, a 24/7 in-patient respite centre, at-risk youth development programs and a provincial research/knowledge transfer program. As a member of the executive team, he oversees Human Resources, communications, fund development teams, is active in strategic planning and general management and risk.

He is also principal consultant at Graeme C. Imrie & Associates, a boutique consultancy, providing recruitment, human resources, change management, career counselling and stakeholder relations services. Prior, he was Director of Human Resources at the Canadian Diabetes Association, a major non-profit health organization.

Graeme holds a Bachelors in Business with joint specialty in Human Resources and Public Relations and is a Certified Human Resources Leader. He is a past recipient of the Ross A. Hennigar Award from the Human Resources Professionals Association. Graeme’s past speaking engagements include events for PAVRO and the Association of Fundraising Professionals. He has also guest lectured at the York University School of Human Resource Management.

From 2010-2015 he served on the Board of Directors of ALS Canada. He is a Rotarian, a keen runner and avid traveller.

Travis Giavedoni

Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis, Ceridian HCM

Travis Giavedoni

Residing in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Travis Giavedoni has been with Ceridian for over 5 years in a variety of finance roles. He currently holds the position of Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis. In his current role, Travis is responsible for managing the day-to-day accounting functions for Ceridian Canada. Prior to Ceridian, Travis articled and obtained his Chartered Accountant designation with Grant Thornton LLP.

In his spare time Travis enjoys playing volleyball and golf, and is involved in the community as a board member of the Sons of Italy, Garibaldi Lodge and the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba.

Justine Kilby

Vice President, Strategy & Corporate Development, Ceridian HCM

Justine Kilby

Justine Kilby leads Strategy and Corporate Development at Ceridian. She and her team are responsible for strategic planning across the business, as well as leading strategic programs and initiatives to support the company’s growth. In addition to serving on the Ceridian Cares Board, Justine served as Chair for the Toronto Ceridian Cares Committee in 2014 and 2015.

Justine joined Ceridian through its acquisition of technology company, Dayforce, in 2012. Prior to joining Dayforce she worked as a Management Consultant at Oliver Wyman, where she led organizational change and growth strategy projects for Fortune 1000 companies.

Justine has a business degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. Outside of work, Justine enjoys advising social and technology start-ups and playing competitive ringette.

Jane Smale

Vice President, Delivery Shared Services, TD Bank

Justine Kilby

Jane is a Corporate Leader and Management Consultant in the financial services industry based in Toronto. She has both domestic and international experience, having worked for Tier 1 public companies in both banking and life insurance, in a variety of roles leading line operations in Individual Insurance, Wealth, Pensions and Group Benefits, corporate functions such as marketing, technology, international and the Executive Office and business transformation programs.

As the VP, Delivery Shared Services, Enterprise Enabling Technology Solutions with TD Bank, she is currently responsible for establishing a shared services Project Management Office that supports Corporate technology delivery.

She holds an MBA from the Ivey Business School and a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Guelph.

Jane has served on both non-profit and public company Boards. She is keenly interested in design, architecture and urban planning and the importance of healthy and sound communities for a civil and prosperous society.

Kelly Allder

Vice President, HR Programs, Ceridian HCM / Executive Director, Ceridian Cares

Kelly Allder

As VP of HR Programs, Kelly is responsible for people programs that enhance Ceridian’s employee engagement. Her work focuses on improving connectivity between employees, managers and teams. Recent programs include the implementation of Dayforce HCM at Ceridian, the development of the Dave MacKay Memorial Scholarship, and the delivery of various leadership development sessions.

As Executive Director of Ceridian Cares, Kelly has overall responsibility for the daily operation of the charity; policy and process development; and leadership of the 12 adjudication committees.

Kelly previously served on the Board of Directors at Humewood House, a not-for-profit organization that helps vulnerable single parents and their children by offering pre- and post-natal residential services, life skills, childcare, school programs and counselling.

Sook Convery

Operations Manager, Ceridian Cares, Ceridian HCM

Sook Convery

Sook Convery joined Ceridian in 2005 in the Recruitment Process Outsourcing group as an Operations Manager, leading teams to execute strategically aligned processes for external clients in Canada and the US. She has over 20 years experience in the Recruitment business.

As Operations Manager for Ceridian Cares, Sook s is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the charity, working closely with the Executive Director, Board of Directors and volunteer committees across Canada. She also is the primary point of contact for community agencies, working to promote the mission and actions of Ceridian Cares.

Sook is no stranger to fundraising and working with not-for-profit organizations. Working with schools and competitive sports teams in her community for her three children, she has volunteered her time for over 20 years in various capacities. She has also been involved with supporting the United Way, Big Brothers Big Sisters of York and HOPE Volleyball among a few.