Meet Our 2022 Volunteer Board of Directors
Hugh has extensive experience in community service. He has been involved in the Lion International organization for over 30 years and currently serves as District Manager in Richmond Hill.
Siji Akinbobola, Board Member
Russell Chang, Chair
Russell is a dedicated husband, father of two beautiful children and enjoys giving back to the community. He has supported Project 99a from inception working in the background, and looks forward to contributing more on the Board.
Maria Chong Ton, Vice-President Caribbean
Maria Chong Ton is the Chief Executive Officer at Eve Anderson and has over 20 years experience in operations management and client relations. Prior to this, she was instrumental to developing Grace Kennedy (Trinidad and Tobago) Ltd., as Country Director, implementing its operations and managing the regulatory and compliance requirements. Maria was internationally recognized by Western Union for network development and cost management. She was also the recipient of a Kaizen award for process improvement.
Gurpreet Dhaliwal, Board Member
Gurpreet is a Bank Manager with the TD Bank. He recommends reading Scaling Up Excellence written by Robert I. Sutton and Huggy Rao.
Aun is a risk & insurance advisor working with companies across Ontario. Helping businesses reduce and transfer their exposure to loss by utilizing Risk management techniques, contract review and Insurance contracts..
He is a big fan of listening to Audiobooks along with the occasional podcasts on his daily drives.
Josephine delivers interactive workshops to primary students based on books she has written and illustrated. She is currently creating a collection of 11 mosaics based on characters from her popular children’s book titled, “We Are Colourful Friends”. Her favourite book Charlie And The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl includes all her passions — family, chocolate and literacy.
Meet our dedicated team of Literacy Ambassadors