Foundation Board of Directors

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Biographies


Michael K. Worb, B. Comm., CLU, ChFC, CFP
Chair


Michael Worb is President & CEO of Accompass, a Canadian human resource consulting company that helps clients maximize the value of their human capital. Pal Benefits clients rely on Michael and his team for benefits, pension and compensation consulting counsel that is second to none.

Michael is largely responsible for the successful growth of the company and has daily responsibilities for business strategy and new business development. He is also closely involved in the client management for a range of corporate accounts.   He is a passionate industry leader and energetic speaker who is always ready to share his knowledge and contact base with his customers and colleagues.  

As Foundation Chair, Michael’s priority is to achieve the Foundation’s fundraising mandate so WoodGreen Community Services can expand and fulfill its mission to “promote wellness and self-sufficiency, reduce poverty and inequality, and build sustainable communities.”
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Leo Salom, B.A., MBA

Vice Chair
Leo Salom is the Executive Vice President of TD Wealth. He is responsible for leading the growth of wealth management, private investment advice, financial planning and TD’s private client group.

Leo has extensive experience in wealth management and banking, gained over 20 years throughout the U.S., South America and Europe. Prior to his role at TD Bank Leo served as Chief Executive Officer at Barclays Bank.

A graduate of the University of Miami, Leo has a Bachelor of Arts degree in finance political studies and received his MBA from Harvard University in 1992.
Leo is married and has three daughters. He enjoys playing golf and tennis and is a big fan of baseball and football.
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Marc-André Blanchard, LL.B., LL.M, MIA, MPA


Marc-André Blanchard is the Chair and Chief Executive Officer of McCarthy Tétrault. He practises civil and commercial litigation, and provides advice to companies on strategic and public policy issues.

Mr. Blanchard appears in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, a complete guide to the leading law firms and practitioners in Canada, as a leading lawyer in the area of corporate commercial litigation. He holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the Université de Montréal (1988), a Master’s degree in Public International Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science (1990), and Master’s degrees in both Public Administration and International Affairs specializing in International Trade Law from the School of International and Public Affairs of Columbia University (1992). He was called to the Québec bar in 1992.

Mr. Blanchard was president of the Québec Liberal Party from 2000 to 2008. He actively participated in the transition teams of several governments at both the federal and provincial levels. He is the Chair of the Board of the Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC), an institute affiliated to the Université de Montréal, and has been an active member in cabinet campaigns of United Way since 2004. He will be joining the Board of the Conference Board of Canada in October 2012. He and his wife are the parents of two sons.
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Anil K. Kapoor, LL.B


Anil Kapoor graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1986 and is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada. He practices criminal law, appeal and trials, and regulatory law primarily in the area of professional discipline as well as national security law. He has been an adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School having taught The Law of Evidence and Trial Advocacy.  He is presently on faculty teaching Terrorism and Civil Liberties at the Osgoode Hall LLM program. He is a regular lecturer at Continuing Legal Education Seminars sponsored by the National Judicial Institute, Law Society of Upper Canada, Federal Department of Justice, Ontario Court of Justice education programs, Ontario Crown Attorneys’ Association, Criminal Lawyer’s Association and the Advocates Society. He has appeared numerous times before the Supreme Court of Canada, provincial courts of appeal in Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan. He authored Kapoor’s Criminal Appeal Review, a LexisNexis online publication from 1999 to 2005 as well as numerous other publications in various legal and academic journals. In 2006 he was appointed Commission Counsel to the Commission of Inquiry into the Investigation of the Bombing of Air India Flight 182 (the Air India Public Inquiry). In 2008 the federal government appointed Mr. Kapoor to a roster of Special Advocates who are security cleared to conduct National Security litigation pursuant to the security certificate provisions of the Immigration Refugee Protection Act and in a variety of other contexts.
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Rose Cammareri


Rose Cammareri is the Executive Vice-President, Retail Distribution of AGF Investments Inc.

With over 28 years experience in business development, Rose has a strong track record in establishing a solid foundation and building business units from the ground up. Prior to joining AGF, she was Vice-President, National Sales Director at CIBC Asset Management. Rose previously held increasingly responsible roles in the sales organization at Merrill Lynch and started her career at Wood Gundy Inc., rising to the rank of Regional Sales Manager.

Besides being on the Board of The WoodGreen Foundation, Rose is the President of Amani Children’s Home, an organization committed to reducing the number of children living on the streets in Tanzania by providing a safe environment. In July 2011, she led the financial industry’s fundraising climb up Mount Kilimanjaro on behalf of Amani Children’s Home in Tanzania.

Rose holds a BA Double Honours Degree, majoring in Economics and Sociology at York University. She is a member of the Investment Management Consultants Association and on Board of Directors for the Responsible Investment Association.

Rose lives in Toronto. She is an avid runner and counts cycling, golfing and travelling as her favourite pastimes.
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Larry Morassutti


Larry Morassutti, is Director of The Morassutti Group.  The Morassutti Group specializes in providing high quality real estate advisory services; owns a portfolio of premier apartment buildings and is a developer of urban intensification projects in Toronto; is the largest owner of Summit Industrial Income REIT. Larry is well respected for real estate advisory and consulting services and he has acted on behalf of financial institutions and major public and private corporations in Canada.
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Anne Babcock


Anne Babcock, President and CEO, WoodGreen Community Services
Anne has a depth of knowledge and breadth of experience across all of WoodGreen's program areas: seniors services, housing and community supports, family and neighbourhood services, employment and immigrant services. Anne has helped build WoodGreen from a single location with 40 staff members to a $47 million organization with 34 locations, 650 staff and 1,000 volunteers serving 37,000 people each year.

Her involvement in the development of innovative, client-centric programs such as Homeward Bound, First Step to Home, Rites of Passage and the Bruce/WoodGreen Early Learning Centre has been instrumental in successfully positioning WoodGreen as a leader in social innovation.

Anne has developed strong relationships with many community service partners and stakeholders through her significant work on several far-reaching initiatives. She led WoodGreen’s role in the Don Valley/Greenwood Health Link, the replication of Homeward Bound in other communities across Ontario, WoodGreen’s successful integration with Community Care East York and worked closely with the City of Toronto to lead the re-housing process for those who were evicted from Tent City in 2002.

She also serves as a volunteer board member with Toronto Neighbourhood Centres, International Federation of Settlement and Neighbourhood Services and previously with Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association and Riverdale Community Development Corporation and Access Loan Fund. Anne was also the long-time Chair of United Way of Greater Toronto's Citizens Review Panel for Children and Youth.
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