Juliet Jackson, President
Juliet Jackson is the Director of Culture and Inclusion at the Region of Peel and has held many leadership positions during her 27-year career, which has contributed to her becoming an accomplished strategic leader, coach and influencer in the public sector. As a resident of Peel Region since 1977, Juliet has formed deep roots in this community which is her motivation for investing her time and energy in opportunities that contribute to the health, safety and success of children, youth and families. Juliet has been the President of the Peel CAS Board since 2017 but has served on the board since 2013. She also sits on several advisory boards and committees in the GTA focused on diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility for Ontarians.
Carol Kotacka, Vice President
As Managing Partner of Ryelle Strategy Group, Carol has had the privilege of driving external strategy and co-creating system wide solutions with residents, employees, government entities as well as first responders, supporting organizations in North America, Europe and, most recently, the Middle East. On the personal side, Carol and her family have lived in Peel for over 25 years and have made a collective commitment to community contribution. Carol's volunteer experience has included the Peel Children and Youth Initiative, United Way of Peel Region, Mississauga-Halton Palliative Executive Committee as well as the Mississauga Board of Trade and Humber College Management Advisory.
Sundeep Bhatia, Treasurer
Sundeep Bhatia is a Director within the Financial Services industry and has diverse experience in finance, treasury, operations, and risk management with global multi-billion dollar organizations. He is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University and holds Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation. Sundeep believes in supporting the community he lives in having co-founded the Seva Food Bank which serves over 2,000 diverse clients a month across multiple locations in Mississauga. With Peel CAS, Sundeep sits on the Board and has been appointed as the Treasurer for the organization.
Matthew McCutcheon, Secretary
Matt McCutcheon is a Superintendent of Education with the Peel District School Board. He has spent over 20 years supporting children and families across all three municipalities in Peel Region – Mississauga, Brampton, and Caledon. Matt holds a Master’s of Education from Brock University and a Master’s of Science in Education from Niagara University. Matt is committed to working with community partners to establish positive and caring relationships with families. Matt and his wife have three teenage children.
Lemmy Maingi, Member at Large
Lemmy Maingi is Senior Manager at TD Bank, in the bank's Enterprise Data and Analytics delivery organization. He previously held roles in Project Finance, performing controllership and portfolio management responsibilities. He has also worked in Auto Finance and Merchant Card Solutions, with a career spanning over 16 years in the corporate sector. Lemmy believes strongly in investing in community, providing a solid foundation for every child, youth and their families, giving each a fair chance to excel and prosper. He and his lovely wife are blessed with three beautiful daughters. He hopes to continue strengthening the safety, well-being of children and families through the Peel Children's Aid Society.
Todd Christie, Member
Todd Christie has served the Region of Peel as a police officer for over 20 years. He has been assigned to a variety of units including Uniform Patrol, Criminal Investigations, and Forensic Identification Services. As a Detective, Todd was assigned to the Special Victims Unit where he investigated child protection concerns in partnership with CAS child protection workers. Currently, Todd holds the rank of Inspector and is assigned to the Duty Inspector’s Office. Todd holds a Masters of Science Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from U of T and has served as a past board member of a Toronto area non-profit childcare centre, a Toronto youth soccer organization and the Peel Police Association Amateur Athletic Association.
Silvia Devlin, Member
Silvia Devlin is a retired Director of Software Development with over 30 years experience as an IT Development leader in healthcare, telco, and insurance. She has a strong balance of financial acumen and software development expertise in managing multiple and simultaneous large scale multi-stakeholder development projects. Silvia has now entered the world of entrepreneurship and has started her own small company focusing on Design and Home Staging. Silvia has been a resident of Peel for over 25 years and has always been interested in supporting families, children and youth. She has been involved in many volunteer programs, giving back to the community, including sitting on the Board of Directors for BridgeWay Family Centres, Avanti Women and as a Therapy Dog Volunteer with her dog Baxter at St. John Ambulance.
Arminda Gonzalez-Dumpierrez, Member
Arminda has over 20 years of experience supporting leaders in the public and private sectors across North America, Europe and Latin America. Over the past decade she’s been helping organizations in the Ontario Public Sector maximize their impact to our society. This has included various ministries, municipalities, health organizations and the social services sector, including Ontario Children Aid Societies. Arminda’s areas of expertise include organizational effectiveness, change, transformation and leadership. She has an International MBA from the Schulich School of Business and is an executive coach, speaker and author. Arminda is currently the Head of Talent Management at Walmart Canada and lives and works in Mississauga. She has had a deep passion for our sector and that only grew when she adopted her son through a Children’s Aid Society.
Veronica Hall, Member
Veronica Hall has been actively involved throughout her career in international and community development. She lived in Australia for over 10 years and worked throughout Asia, the South Pacific and Africa in humanitarian aid and development work, including micro finance and working with asylum seekers. She is currently a Senior Project Manager in the Corporate Strategy Office at the Region of Peel. Veronica holds her MBA, Master of Leadership (Change Management), Post Graduate Certificate in International and Community Development, Graduate Certificate in Project Management and PMP designation. She is dedicated to building strong communities and lives with her husband and three children in Caledon.
Natasha Milijasevic, Member
Natasha Milijasevic, MBA, PhD, is the Senior Director of Corporate Quality and Risk at Extendicare and has 25 years of leadership experience in health care, government, technology and management consulting sectors. Natasha has had the privilege of serving the people of Peel region through her positions and appointments with Trillium Health Partners, Mississauga-Halton LHIN Quality Committee, Institute for Better Health, and the University of Toronto Medical School at Mississauga. Her research has included topics such as: physical and mental health of second-generation Canadians and intergenerational impacts of war trauma on immigrant populations. Natasha's volunteer experience has included several Women's Shelters, Family Service Association of Toronto, the David Suzuki Foundation, and Board positions with The Stranahan House Museum, and Canadian Children's Opera Company.
Gurleen Sidhu, Member
Gurleen Sidhu is a recognized community leader for over 10 years focusing on implementing programs and initiatives that result in positive social impacts across Ontario. In her spare time Gurleen volunteers with and leads local community initiates such as co-founding the Sikh Family Helpline, leading initiatives such as Sikh Mentorship Program, and organizing events like One Billion Rising and Lohri For Her among others. In addition, she sits on the board of directors for the World Sikh Organization of Canada. Currently, Gurleen works at Ontario Health and has over 6 years of experience in healthcare. Her work has focused primarily on process improvements, health technology implementations and project management. Gurleen received her Master of Health Informatics from the University of Toronto and Bachelor of Health Policy from York University.
Maqbool Walji, Member
Maqbool Walji is an entrepreneur, a strong advocate for Youth engagement, Mental Health Awareness, Affordable Housing, Crime Prevention Awareness and Public Safety. He is actively involved with the Peel District School Board’s Faith Forward committee, interfaith Council of Peel and food banks. Over the past few years, Maqbool has worked with newcomers and refugee families to help them with settlement in Peel. Maqbool has also been engaged within political and civic engagement and has worked diligently to ensure all voices are heard and all people are at the table when it comes to decisions made about them. Maqbool is currently a member of the Board of Directors for Safe City Mississauga.