The Sunshine Foundation’s activities are governed by a volunteer-based, national Board of Directors comprised of highly regarded representatives from health care, finance and community/public service, who meet regularly to establish our strategic direction and monitor financial matters.
Meet our National Board of Directors:
The Honourable Ed Holder
Ed Holder served as Member of Parliament for London West from 2008-2015 and was appointed the Minister of State for Science and Technology in 2014. His background includes a successful career in business as well as extensive community involvement.
Ed founded Ontario West Insurance, which later merged with Stevenson & Hunt Insurance Brokers Ltd, which has become one of the largest Canadian insurance brokerages in the country.
In addition to being a long-time supporter of the Sunshine Foundation, Ed’s history of community involvement includes volunteering for dozens of local groups including the Rotary Club, United Way and St. John Ambulance. In recognition of “significant contributions to compatriots, the community and to Canada,” Ed received the Governor General’s Commemorative Medal for the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada.
As a Member of Parliament, Ed served on several Standing Committees and in 2011, he was elected Chair of the Canada-United Kingdom Inter-Parliamentary Group. Ed is an active member of several Conservative Caucuses and is involved with over 25 Parliamentary Associations and Friendship groups.
Ed and his wife Judite have a daughter, Claudia, and two beautiful granddaughters.
Chirag Shah, CPA, CA, MBA
Vice-President and Treasurer
Chirag is the Managing Partner for PwC's Southwestern Ontario practice with offices in Windsor, London & Waterloo. Chirag has over 25 years of professional experience extending through acquisition and divestiture assistance, controls assurance reviews, due diligence engagements, performance improvement reviews, financial modeling, business advisory, and financing assistance as well as the core audit practice. Chirag's experience extends across a broad range of clients and industries including financial services, manufacturing, retail distribution, technology, healthcare, municipal, public, private as well as not-for-profit enterprises. Chirag acts as the audit leader for the region and has held a number of board positions including Chair of the Board of Governors for Western University, Chair of TechAlliance, Chair (President) of the Chamber of Commerce as well as Board Positions with United Way, Junior Achievement and Western Research Parks. Chirag is currently the President of the Advisory Board of Governors of Sunningdale Golf & Country Club.
Chirag has a Masters of Business from Wilfrid Laurier University, Bachelor's of Science and he is also licenced as both a Chartered Professional Accountant and Licensed Public Accountant.
Philip De Souza, BA
A passionate advocate for change, Philip has over 15 years’ experience in the not-for-profit sector. He coordinated an initiative to spread awareness of Industrial Revolution II, an ethical garment factory that invests in its workers and the surrounding community. Philip also chaired the Cabinet for Hope at ONEXONE, an organization dedicated to ensuring that children have the necessities they need to survive and thrive.
Philip holds a BA from York University and a certificate in Corporate Communications Management and Public Relations from Seneca College. He is currently the Senior Specialist, Communications and Partnership at the Healthcare Insurance Reciprocal of Canada (HIROC), Canada’s leading provider of healthcare liability insurance. He is also the founder and principal of CTRL ALT INNOVATE, a marketing consulting business.
In his spare time, Philip enjoys running, going to the movies and travelling.
David Doig, LLB
David Doig has a BA in Political Science (UBC) and a LLB (Manitoba). He is the principal of David Doig + Associates, a Vancouver law firm specializing in plaintiff personal injury litigation, primarily involving brain and spinal cord injury matters, as well as other complex negligence/contractual litigation matters relating to personal injuries.Mr. Doig is a board member of BC Children’s Hospital Foundation and BC Rehab Foundation. He is also the chair of the Sunny Hill Foundation for Children and is a member of numerous professional organizations and community associations. He frequently lectures on the subject of medicine, rehabilitation and the law and has been a guest speaker to lawyers, law students, and the medical community, as well as the general public.
Faith Folk, MSM
Director & Chair of Fund Development Committee
Faith Folk currently works as a Senior Specialist at BMO Bank of Montreal headquarters in Toronto. She has been with BMO since 1997 in a variety of capacities specializing in the commercial banking sector. Prior to the financial services industry, she worked in the sports industry. She has a strong history of community involvement and fundraising and has also had the privilege of being a Big Sister for several years.
She holds a Masters of Science in Management in International Business from Boston University and B.A. in psychology from York University. Faith was born and raised in Toronto and recently moved to London from Montreal with her husband and son. In her free time she enjoys both competitive and recreational sports and has completed several races including marathons and Ironman triathlons.
Catherine Parsons-Dhamija, MBA
Catherine Parsons Dhamija is a Partner with the Managerial Design™ service line in Deloitte Canada’s Human Capital practice. She is primarily focused on accelerating team leader and team performance while enabling organizational effectiveness. Catherine employs a trademarked organizational alignment and change management methodology proven to improve performance through 100 percent alignment on the strategic vision and objectives of leaders and their teams.
Over 20 years, Catherine has achieved cultural fluency in the global workplace, working with 1000s of clients across markets, as well as across industries. She is the Master Facilitator. From the Board level to the C-Suite and through to the front lines, she has mastered the ability to penetrate the “why not” to solve the “how can we”. Her infectious energy and stellar reputation is often cited by clients as the source of success for their transformations.
Catherine holds an MBA with distinction in Strategy and International Business from the Schulich School of Business at York University, and an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland. She is currently a LLM Candidate at Osgoode Law School where she is completing her second Masters in Dispute Resolution. She is a committed volunteer who has served on a number of non-profit boards, most recently she is serving The Sunshine Foundation of Canada. She enjoys spending her spare time hiking and biking with her husband and three children.
Rajiv Reebye, MD, FRCPC, BSc.Pharm, BMedSci
Director & Chair of Medical Advisory Team
Rajiv is a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialist physician from Vancouver, British Columbia.
He is a staff physician on the neuromuscular skeletal and acquired brain injury programs at GF Strong Rehabilitation Center, British Columbia’s largest rehabilitation hospital. He has a special interest in treating children with traumatic and congenital spinal cord conditions and lends his expertise as a consulting physician at BC Children’s Hospital’s spinal cord clinic.
Rajiv obtained his medical degree from the University of Nottingham, UK in 2000 and completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of British Columbia in 2007. Rajiv also holds a Bachelor of Medical Sciences degree from the University of Nottingham, and a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from the University of British Columbia.
Rajiv enjoys teaching medical students and postgraduate physicians. He is a national examiner in his specialty for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
Rajiv and his wife Stacy live in Vancouver with their two daughters and son.
Steve Sauve, CPA, CA
Steve Sauve is a Senior Tax Manager with KPMG in London, ON. He has been with KPMG since 2001 and currently works in the income tax group specializing in tax compliance and advisory for corporations, individuals, and estates and trusts.
Steve graduated from Brock University with a Bachelor of Accounting degree in 2004, and obtained his Chartered Professional Accountant designation in 2005.
Steve and his wife Kelly have two children; Katelyn and Logan. He enjoys playing baseball, golfing, and playing hockey in his spare time.
Ann Stubbins, BScN
Ann has had a varied career in the area of healthcare beginning with a BScN at UofT in 1983. Since then she has worked in critical care nursing, pharmaceuticals and currently in the medical device field with Trudell Medical Marketing Ltd.
Originally from Kingston, Ann currently resides in London, Ontario with her husband David. In her leisure time she enjoys curling, golfing, cooking and travelling as much of the world as possible.
Jennifer Yao, MD, FRCPC
Dr. Yao is a specialist physcian in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Vancouver, BC. She is a Clinical Associate Professor at UBC and is also the Head of the UBC Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Dr. Yao works at G F Strong Rehab Centre, and manages adults and adolescents with acquired brain injuries, strokes, and spinal cord injuries. She also has a strong interest in medical education, and is actively involved in the teaching of medical students and residents at UBC.
Dr. Yao lives in Vancouver with her husband and little dog. She enjoys reading, scrapbooking, and watching action movies in her leisure time.