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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Current Board of Directors    

Narendra ShahChair
Mary McLeanVice-Chair
Maria FabrizioTreasurer
Salah ShariehSecretary
Nisha WalibhaiBoard Member
Eve AdamsBoard Member
Vivek JosephBoard Member
Jaspreet Hansra-KulasingamBoard Member
Garvin LinleyBoard Member
Marnie LynnBoard Member
Rob V. BudhwaBoard Member
Carole BeauvaisCEO
















Maria Fabrizio


Maria Fabrizio, CPA, CGA (Ontario & Quebec) is a proven financial and operational leader with over 15 years’ experience in the not for profit sector with a focus on Healthcare. An innovative thinker that believes in building for our future. Maria’s strengths are in financial strategy, planning and building compliance and risk frameworks.  She has experience dealing with municipal, provincial and federal levels of government funding.

Maria currently is Director of Finance at Shared Service West and previously she was Controller at the Canadian Partnership against Cancer. 

Nisha Walibhai

Nisha Walibhai is a healthcare leader with strategy development and quality leadership experiences in provincial settings, community hospitals, academic settings, and home health environment.  Nisha is currently leading the system leadership portfolio at Critical Care Services Ontario, with a particular focus on improving patient and family experiences, and advancing quality and safety. Prior to CCSO she led the quality and performance improvement portfolio in a community hospital with a particular focus on the cross-organizational partnerships to improve care flow and quality. 

Nisha is a compassionate improvement leader who believes in improving and sustaining quality and performance through respectful engagement and humanistic partnerships at the individual, team, and cross-organizational levels.  Nisha lives with her partner and two daughters in north Burlington.  Nisha holds a BScN degree from McMaster University, MHSc-HA degree from the University of Toronto, and a one-year SQIL certificate from Harvard Medical School. 


Eve Adams

Eve Adams is a Senior Executive with 15 years of experience with the municipal, provincial and federal levels of government, in the private sector and with trade associations and regulatory agencies.  She has a deep understanding of government policy making, service reviews, long-term capital planning and budgeting processes.  Eve has extensive experience in successful, stakeholder engagement and community outreach on public policy development, government relations, issues management and corporate social responsibility as well as a vast knowledge of current legislation, trends and emerging issues. 

Dr. Salah Sharieh


Dr. Salah Sharieh is a technology leader and a business savvy. In the last 20 years, Salah Shariah has delivered high-profile solutions and products. He provided vision and leadership to several industries including financial, telecommunication, manufacturing, and high tech.  Salah is a member in the Yeates School of Graduate Studies at Ryerson University where he supervised Ph.D. and Master Student. One of his areas of research is the new role of CIOs in the new Digital Economy.  Salah holds the degree of Doctor of Philosophy from McMaster University. He has more than twenty peer-reviewed publications and has contributed to several books. He also is a technical reviewer for several journals and conferences and is a member of the CIO Association of Canada, IEEE and ACM..


Mary McLean


Mary is an accomplished executive with extensive experience in the Canadian Health Care and Medical Devices industries.  A strategic leader with an accomplished track record in corporate and business excellence, change management and employee development, Mary has held a number of senior management positions, including President & General Manager of a multi-national organization. She has extensive experience in human resources, labour management, P&L stewardship and patient and health care advocacy across the spectrum of care. She currently works as an independent consultant in the Medical Devices industry. 

Mary holds a Masters of Business Degree from Queen’s University and a non-practicing nursing designation. She is an Oakville resident, a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and a                 volunteer with the Kidney Foundation of Canada and has previously served on the Board of Directors for V.O.N. Canada, Halton Branch and as a sitting member of the MEDEC Wound Care           Committee.    

Vivek Joseph

Vivek Joseph is a Professional Engineer, and currently works at KGHM International as their Chief Process Improvement Engineer.  In this role, Vivek specializes in delivering business improvement solutions and developing the operations strategy for the company’s numerous mining assets in the US, Canada and Chile.

Vivek brings to the board over seven years of diversified work experience in strategy development, project management, operations management and business process improvement.

His educational background includes a Bachelor of Applied Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo and a Master of Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business at York University. He is also a Certified Supply Chain Professional.

Marnie Lynn, BA, CHRL

Innovative and effective leader with exceptional negotiation and team building skills. Successfully worked with diverse stakeholders to build consensus and consistently achieve objectives. A strong generalist with proven ability to establish constructive and respectful relationships with staff, management and labour at all levels.

Trained facilitator for behaviour-base interviewing. Six Sigma greenbelt. Has presented at several events on recruitment services in LHIN 4.

Marnie currently is Director of Human Resources at The Children’s Aid society of Hamilton.  Previously, she was the Manager of Human Resources at Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington.  


Narendra Shah


Narendra Shah has over 30 years of senior management experience in health care diverse settings including a research organization, teaching and community hospitals in Toronto and Ottawa, the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and as the Chief Operating Officer of the Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network.

As an accomplished healthcare executive he has demonstrated an ability to deliver mission-critical results by creating environments in which pragmatic solutions emerge and thrive to improve quality of care. A strategic leader who successfully engaged diverse stakeholders to execute major innovative strategies, led the successful implementation of new organizations, mergers of agencies, reviews of complex hospital and local health care systems.

As a result of his deep experience in health care he was seconded to assist the Health Services Restructuring Commission to work with a multitude of stakeholders including deans of faculties of medicine and local community leaders and politicians to create strategic plans and directions for two academic health science centres in Ontario. In 2003 as a senior executive in Ontario Ministry of Health, he led a team of national experts to support the mandate of two independent commissioners appointed by the Ontario Cabinet to review the Province’s hospitals governance, management and financial capacity.

Currently, Narendra provides consulting advice to health care and related boards and agencies. He is the Chair of the Board of Nucleus Independent Living in Oakville, Ontario. He has served on several boards including the Board of Wellfort Community Health Centre in Brampton; Board of United Way of Peel Region where he chaired its Governance Committee; the Hospital Shared Services Inc. (Ottawa) and other agencies. 

Narendra holds a Master’s in Health Administration degree from the University of Toronto and is a Certified Health Executive with the Canadian College of Health Leaders. He has completed several governance educational programs including the Directors Education Program jointly offered by the Rotman School of Management and the Institute of Corporate Directors.



Jaspreet Hansra-Kulasingam



Jaspreet Hansra-Kulasingam is a seasoned finance executive with extensive experience serving both private and public companies ranging in size and complexity. Jaspreet has 15 years of real estate experience four of which have been spent working in the seniors housing industry.

Jaspreet is a passionate leader and takes a keen interest in developing & mentoring individuals. Currently as CFO of CreateTO, she is responsible for the overall financial & IT management of the company, including finance, accounting, treasury, insurance, procurement, risk management and financial planning.

She has held several senior positions throughout her career and has overseen complex projects, while effectively managing cross functional teams to deliver finance and operational efficiencies. During her time at Deloitte Jaspreet advised and assisted clients to identify and execute initiatives around corporate strategy & vision, designing & optimizing organizational structures, process improvements, controls and technology needs.

Jaspreet is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA) and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and Masters of Accounting degree from the University of Waterloo.


Garvin Linley


Garvin is an accomplished change leader with broad experience managing organizational transformation in retail, higher education, and various levels of government.

He believes building trust is essential to supporting individuals, teams and organizations through change.  “We are all stewards of change, from leadership, right through to front line employees, vendors and ultimately the customer (or consumer) – everyone is linked by the change.”

Garvin goes all-out to make the connection between an organization – its people – its product or service – and their customer a part of his DNA.  Through that process the foundation of trust is established and an open transfer of knowledge and information launches us down the path of change … together.

Much like his beliefs to supporting change, Nucleus’s Mission, Vison and Values are constant and enduring.  These small set of guiding principles are their connection and speak to who they are as stewards of change.


Rob V. Budhwa



Through his experience over the years in providing legal guidance in the banking and financial services industry in both the US and Canada, Rob has become a corporate industry expert in the areas of retail and commercial banking, consumer lending (secured/unsecured), and financial services regulatory matters. His dual licensure and experience have provided him with the unique ability to provide guidance on both sides of the border and identify cross-border gaps in industry practices for both large multinational firms and industry startups. He obtained his Juris Doctorate from Rutgers University (Top 5%) and his Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University (BBA Hons). He is currently licensed in both California and Ontario. Currently, Rob heads up the Corporate Law group at FCT, where he manages any and all corporate legal affairs, litigation and various strategic initiatives. Prior to FCT, Rob helped guide a startup Schedule I Bank from 5 employees to 176 employees and opened 37 branches in a span of two years. He then navigated a successful exit and sale of the bank in fall 2015.  Rob has also previously served as SVP and Assistant General Counsel for Citigroup where he navigated a high performance mortgage and consumer lending division through the subprime mortgage crisis, on both sides of the border. Rob believes in the importance of community development and in his spare time he serves on the Board of Directors for several local non-profit organizations.


Carole Beauvais



Carole is the Chief Executive Office and is responsible for leading the Organization in achieving its Mission and Vision.