Helping Nucleus to Deliver Effectively on its Mandate
Nucleus is governed by a passionate and knowledgeable Board of Directors who reflect the breadth, depth and diversity of the communities we serve. Through effective governance practices, the Board provides strategic leadership to support Nucleus in realizing our mandate and Vision, Mission and Core Values.
Nucleus Board of Directors
Narendra is an accomplished executive who has worked in diverse health care settings including a research organization, teaching and community hospitals in Toronto and Ottawa, Ontario Government, and a regional health organization. He is passionately interested in health care transformation to better integrate care, improve efficiency and effectiveness of the health care system. He is known for his leadership in change management, strategic leadership, policy development, innovative solutions to resolving intractable health care system issues and operational excellence. He has held several senior management positions in hospitals, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and as the Chief Operating Officer with the Mississauga Halton LHIN where he was responsible for planning, funding and accountability of over 80 health care providers with a budget in excess of $1.3 billion.
He sits on the Council of the College of Optometrists of Ontario as an appointed public member. He has served on several other boards including the United Way of Peel Region where he was Chair of its governance committee; Hospital Shared Services Inc. (Ottawa) amongst others. Narendra received his Master’s in Health Science degree from University of Toronto and is recipient of the Canadian Liquid Air Award for top standing in his graduating class. He is a Certified Health Executive with the Canadian College of Health Leaders.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
Marnie is an innovative and effective leader with exceptional negotiation and team building skills with a record of successfully working with diverse stakeholders to build consensus and consistently achieve objectives. A strong Human Resource generalist she has proven ability to establish constructive and respectful relationships with staff, management and labour at all levels.
Marnie is a trained facilitator for behaviour-base interviewing and holds a Six Sigma greenbelt.
Marnie currently holds the position of Director of Human Resources at The Children’s Aid society of Toronto. Previously, she was the Manager of Human Resources at Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington.
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.
Carole is the Chief Executive Office and is responsible for leading the Organization in achieving its Mission and Vision.
Yves has rejoined the Board of Nucleus in 2019 after a 2-year hiatus. He has been involved in several Strategic Planning cycles in a 15-year span on the Board and has helped with the implementation of the current Governance structure. Yves deeply believes in the Mission of the organization and the impact it has on the community it is servicing.
Yves is a senior executive at Wolseley Canada, where he leads the transformation of its Supply Chain and is responsible for managing critical relationships between operations, supply chain, sourcing, vendors and customers. With a focus on industry leading competitive advantage, he leverages company processes to ensure relevant products are available to our customers anywhere and at any time, leads a talented supply chain team and maximizes technology for the best possible sourcing from supplier, to shelf, to customers.
Yves has accumulated nearly 30 years of retail, wholesale and manufacturing industry experience in progressive executive roles focused on supply chain management. Before joining Wolseley, Yves held executive positions with Weston Foods, West Monroe Partners, SERCA Foodservice and Loblaw Companies.
He holds a B. Eng. & M. Eng from Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal and is a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO). He is Fellow of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) and a Member of the Council of Industrial and System Engineers.