Board of Directors
Bayview Glen is a not-for-profit organization, governed by a Board of Directors, who are volunteers sharing the common goal of upholding the school’s mission statement. Meeting monthly during the academic year, the Board makes decisions relating to the strategic direction of the school.
The Board consists of individuals from our school community such as current parents, Bayview Glen alumni, parents of alumni and individuals from the outside community who wish to further the mission of Bayview Glen.
Directors are screened and selected by the Nominating Committee. Interested individuals may forward their application as vacancies become available.
Mr. Caduc is the Managing Partner of Strateco Partners. Over his 25 year career, he has held senior positions in industry with Imperial Oil and has spent the past 15 years leading successful management consulting organizations. He received his Honours Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Queen’s University, and his MBA from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management – Executive MBA programme. Mr. Caduc’s two daughters Sydney and Alexandra both attend Bayview Glen. Mr. Caduc joined the Board in September 2008.
Past Board Chair
Ms. MacGregor is the Executive Director of the Women’s Centre for Social Justice, a non-profit organization working with women survivors of gender-based violence globally. The organization strives to ensure that social policies and practice are responsive to the needs of women and their children fleeing abuse. She sits on a number of Advisory Boards and Committees, including the Toronto Police Domestic Violence Action Plan Committee, and is currently a member of a committee developed by the Board of the Psychology Foundation of Canada to investigate the viability and need for an education initiative on the impact of partner abuse on children (ImPAC). She was selected by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario as one of 13 experts asked to review the range of services provided to women and children in the province, identify gaps and make recommendations. She is on the Board of Trustees of the Girl Child Network Worldwide, a UK based Charity that focusses on empowerment of the girl child through education and the eradication of practices that impede their full physical, emotional and spiritual growth and development. She is an advocate who works with government and other organizations to eradicate violence against women. She has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro twice, most recently in January of 2014, with her son, Alexander. Alexander graduated in 2009 from Bayview Glen. Ms. MacGregor joined the Board in September 2007.
Board Vice Chair, Internal
Mr. D’Alessandro was with Kraft Foods for 32 years, holding several marketing and strategic management positions, both in Canada and internationally. His most recent position was Vice President, Cheese and Dairy for Kraft Canada and he participated on several boards including the Association of Canadian Advertisers, Canadian Marketing Association and Dairy Processors Association of Canada. Mr. D’Alessandro holds a Bachelor of Commerce from McMaster and an MBA from York University. He is married to Mary and they have three children who have all attended Bayview Glen. Daniel, former Head Boy, graduated in 2015 and is in his first year of Queens Commerce, Luca is in Grade 9 and a former Prep School Head Boy, and Natalie is in Grade 7. Mr. D’Alessandro joined the Board in September 2007 and serves as Vice Chair and as Chair of the Governance Committee.
Board of Directors
Mr. Borromeo has over 20 years of financial experience in both banking and public accountancy and has been the Vice President, Credit for Wells Fargo’s Eastern Canada commercial banking operation since January 2013. He started his career in 1986 at Grant Thornton as an articling student, working in audit and assurance, and then worked at AGF Management as an internal auditor. He joined BNP PARIBAS (Canada) in 1998, initially as an Associate, Corporate Banking, later serving as Vice-President, Leveraged Finance, and finally as Head of Credit Management where he was responsible for credit management of the bank’s Canadian corporate portfolio, sourcing and screening financing opportunities, due diligence, negotiations, closing and ongoing management of relationships. From 2010 to January 2013 he was Director, Credit Solutions at Scotiabank where he was responsible for credit execution of mid-corporate transactions in a variety of industries. Mr. Borromeo earned both Bachelor of Arts and Master of Accounting degrees in Public Accountancy Studies from the University of Waterloo, Canada and holds the CPA, CA and CFA designations. He lives in Toronto, Ontario with his wife, Jane, and his son, Justin (Class of 2016), and is active in coaching, judging and refereeing FIRST robotics. Mr. Borromeo joined the Board in May 2015.
Dr. Rosa Braga-Mele
M.Ed, MD, FRCSC
Rosa Braga-Mele is a Professor of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, Canada. She also has completed her Master’s Degree in Higher Education with areas of specialty in curriculum development and patient-physician communication skills. She is involved in the resident surgical teaching curriculum development and implementation at the University of Toronto. She has won multiple teaching awards both at the undergraduate and resident levels for her teaching and mentorship abilities. Dr. Braga-Mele serves as the Chair of the Education Clinical Committee (2015-present) for the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) and is a member of the Governing Board and Program Committee for ASCRS. Rosa is also a mother of three boys who attend Bayview Glen in the Upper School and Lower School. She has been an active coach in the athletics programme at Bayview Glen for the last ten years and she is the current Chair of the Policy and Risk Management committee for Bayview Glen. Dr. Braga-Mele joined the Board in November 2012.
Dr. James Kim
Dr. Kim has been a physician for 25 years, with 18 years in private general practice. He is currently the medical director of the CPM Centres for Pain Management in Brampton; his practice is focussed on the treatment of chronic, non-cancer pain. This is a referral based practice that approaches pain management in a multi-disciplinary setting. He is credentialed with the American and Canadian Academies of Pain Management and the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute. Dr. Kim is the Vice-President Medical Development with AIM Health Group. He sits on two regional ethics boards for clinical trial reviews; the Humber River Regional Hospital Regional Ethics Board, and the Schulman Institutional Review Board. He is active in start-up ventures and is presently working with medical diagnostics and pharmaceuticals. Dr. Kim is also passionate about medical education; he develops educational programmes and lectures frequently to physicians about pain management. Dr. Kim is a graduate of Upper Canada College and obtained his medical degree at the University of Toronto. He has an MBA from the Rotman School of Management. He is currently a member of the Advancement Committee at Bayview Glen. He has a son, Christopher, who has attended Bayview Glen since Grade 2. Dr. Kim joined the Board in November 2012.
Mrs. Mason is Group Head and Chief Human Resources Officer at Scotiabank with global accountability for human resources, marketing, communications and Real Estate. She has been with Scotiabank since 1982, holding a variety of progressively senior positions, and prior to that was with Colgate Palmolive. Leading up to this role Ms. Mason held the position of Executive Vice President, Global Wealth Management and previously held senior roles in credit cards, marketing, and sales and service. Mrs. Mason graduated from the University of Waterloo with an Honours degree in Environmental Studies, and is also a graduate of the Queen’s Executive Programme. She is a member of the Board of Humber River Hospital, and sits on a variety of the Bank’s internal subsidiary boards. Mrs. Mason is married to Ian and has two sons, William currently in Grade 12 at Bayview Glen, and Alex who is studying at the University of Toronto. Mrs. Mason joined the Board in September 2011.
Mr. Medeiros was born, raised and educated in Toronto. He graduated from the University of Toronto with a B.Comm and has lectured undergraduate Accounting for his Alma mater. He is a Chartered Accountant. Mr. Medeiros is the Managing Director, Group Treasury with Scotiabank and is currently in charge of Liquidity Risk Regulatory Reporting, Liquidity and Funding Monitoring & Reporting and is the Bank’s Cash Manager, responsible for Balance Management with Central Banks. Together with his wife, Vivian Kanargelidis, they have been proud Bayview Glen parents for the last 17 years. Their children both attended Bayview Glen. Christian, former Head Boy, graduated in 2012, and Zachary graduated in 2015. Mr. Medeiros and his family have a passion for travel. His interests also include photography and cooking. Mr. Medeiros joined the Board in September 2009.
Ms. Nurani is the President and Founder of PrivaTech Consulting. PrivaTech has specialized for the past 15 years in advising organizations as they implement privacy and information security best practices. Ms. Nurani was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2001 after completing a degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Waterloo, and a degree in Law at the University of Toronto. Her legal career began in the Information Technology Law Group at the law firm of Gowling, Lafleur, Henderson LLP and with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada. Driven by her passion to assist organizations and the public sector to create privacy-conscious environments and systems, Ms. Nurani now advises businesses in a range of industries, including the insurance and health sectors, technology companies and financial service providers. Ms. Nurani is a Certified Information and Privacy Professional, a Certified Information Systems Auditor and an active member of the Ontario Bar Association’s Privacy Section Executive. Ms. Nurani has two children at Bayview Glen, a son in Grade 9 and a daughter in Grade 8. Ms. Nurani joined the Board in January 2014.
Mrs. Schafler is the Executive Director of Ontario Track 3 Ski Association for the Disabled. More recently, she was the Executive Director of The Fairlawn Neighbourhood Centre, a position she held for six years. Together with her long and varied history of volunteer work, Mrs. Schafler brings her marketing and sales skills, special events and fundraising experience, banking history and public relations skills to this Board. A community person at heart, Mrs. Schafler is a member of the Yonge Lawrence Village Business Improvement Association Board. She is a long-serving class rep for her high school alma mater, Havergal College, having fulfilled several roles on the Havergal Old Girls Association Board in recent years. Further, Naomi volunteers to support youth and young adults with special needs in the North Toronto community. An avid curler and golfer, she enjoys watercolour painting and photography in her spare time. Her son Matthew is a BVG 2014 graduate and her daughter Emma is attending Havergal College in Grade 12. Mrs. Schafler holds an Honours BA (Arts) from Queen’s University and a Certificate in Corporate Communications from Seneca College.
Mrs. Schafler joined the Board in February 2015 and has taken special interest in overseeing the Bayview Glen Camp.
Mr. Steingart is a Chartered Professional Accountant who has had his own public accounting firm since 1986. From 1980 to 1986, he was a partner in a small public accounting firm. A graduate of York University in 1974, he obtained his C.A. (C.P.A) in 1978. For 15 years to 2003, he was a parent at Bayview Glen with his two children, Tara ’02 and James ’03 (a lifetime achiever). Mr. Steingart joined the Board in 2005 and was Head of Finance until 2012. He continues to be a member of the Finance Committee.
Mr. Strahle is the President and Co-Founder of DesTech, a premier IT services company specializing in Professional Services, Technical Education, and Technology Sales. As an entrepreneur with over 27 years in the IT sector, he has significant experience in database technologies, specialized training, building regional sales teams, managing technical consultants, developing business growth strategies, and introducing new services to market. He continues to utilize his strong IT skills to leverage business intelligence and data analytic processes to build business strategies that are both data-driven and aligned with industry needs. Mr. Strahle received his Honours Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto. He and his wife, Michele Clemo, have been Bayview Glen parents since 2001 and are proud of their two sons, Aaron (Class of 2015) and Colin (Grade 11), who have thrived within the Bayview Glen community. Mr. Strahle joined the Board in February 2015.
Mr. Wine is a lawyer with a commercial litigation practice at the Toronto law firm of Levine Sherkin Boussidan PC. Prior to that he was the Owner and President of Brushstrokes Fine Art Inc., an art publisher, until June of 2011. From 1990 to 2003, he was President of WSP International Limited. From 1982 to 1988, Mr. Wine articled and was a lawyer with McCarthy and McCarthy (now McCarthy Tetrault), Canada’s largest full-service law firm. Mr. Wine received his law degree from the University of Toronto in 1982 and his MBA from Columbia University, New York in 1989. His son, Tobin, graduated from Bayview Glen in 2013. Mr. Wine joined the Board in September 2007.
Catherine Hands is an Associate Professor of Education at Brock University, where she teaches in the Faculty of Education’s Administration and Leadership in Education program. Dr. Hands obtained her Ph.D. in Educational Administration at The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto, after a career as an elementary teacher in the Montessori education system. Dr. Hands has been an educational researcher and consultant for more than a decade, and in this capacity, she has worked with independent schools as well as publicly funded school boards and teacher federations in the areas of educational policy and practice. Dr. Hands maintains her professional connections with the broader community, addressing educational issues through her engagement with cross-sector planning tables. She belongs to several national and international scholarly communities, including the Canadian Association for Studies in Educational Administration, the Canadian Society for the Study of Education, the American Educational Research Association and its affiliated special interest group, Family, Schools, and Community Partnerships. Through these organizations, she has worked to promote educational research, and the sharing of knowledge internationally among scholars, educators and policy-makers. Dr. Hands and her husband, Stephen, are the proud parents of a daughter, Erin, who is currently a student in the prep school at Bayview Glen. Dr. Hands has been a supporter of Bayview Glen since becoming part of the parent community in 2011, and is pleased to be working with Bayview Glen in a new capacity as a member of the Board of Governors.
Paul Mand '92
Mr. Mand is the managing partner at a boutique litigation law firm in Toronto and has extensive experience in sophisticated commercial litigation, representing clients in complex proceedings involving real estate, construction liens, debt collection, security enforcement, mortgage remedies and injunctions. He has appeared at all levels of courts, including The Ontario Court of Appeal. Additionally, Mr. Mand provides litigation support to U.S. Clients in Ontario. Mr. Mand has assisted in the development of the Ontario Bar Admissions Course Material in Real Estate and has been a Part Time Faculty Professor at Humber College teaching Business Law in the Business Program. Mr. Mand graduated from Bayview Glen in 1992. After obtaining his Honours Degree from York University in Political Science in 1997, Mr. Mand graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2000. He articled with at a top tier firm in Toronto specializing in real estate development. He was admitted to practice law in Ontario in 2002 and admitted to the New York Bar in 2005. Mr. Mand is currently pursuing his Master Degree at the Harvard Extension School. Mr. Mand is married to Gurpreet and has four children, two of whom attend Bayview Glen. Mr. Mand joined the Board in October 2016.
Head of School
Director of Finance