• Board of Directors

  • President

    Chris Matthews

    Chris Matthews is a banking professional and senior leader with over 15 years of experience working for and providing consultancy services to financial institutions & investment management firms. He specializes in strategic business planning, project delivery, process improvement and performance analytics.  Chris is passionate about diversity and giving back to the community through volunteering and fundraising. Chris currently sits on the Board of Directors and serves as Deputy Executive Director of Public Outreach & Political Relations for ProudPolitics.  He is an active member of Civic Action's Emerging Leaders Network. He has previously volunteer for an online magazine called Who’s Who in Black Canada and sat on different grant allocation committees for such organizations like Community One. He's has also been very active in both CIBC and Scotiabank Pride committees sitting on their national executive committee team while working there. Chris has a B.A from York University

  • Vice President

    David Ross

    David has been on the Board since April of 2013 and handled
    a variety of roles including Membership, Finance and VP.  He is a
    Chartered Accountant (CPA) and works in the media industry doing both financial
    work and business process/change management.   He co-chairs the ambassador
    program at Pride House TO as a representative of OGLCC and he has previous
    community involvement on the Board of a youth shelter in the city.  When
    not engaged in work or non-profits David is involved in distance running and
    enjoys travel.

  • Director of Programming

    Ariel Magil

    Ariel is the longest-serving board member for the OGLCC, currently in his 10th year.  In the past, he has served as Vice-President as well as Secretary.  He has also helped lead the Programs subcommittee throughout much of his tenure. In his professional life, Ariel manages the Queen & Parliament branch of TD Canada Trust.  He has also worked in Operational Risk for TD Waterhouse Private Investment Advice, as well as five years as a Financial Planner. Ariel will be celebrating his 10-year anniversary with his partner Antonio this fall, and is planning on getting married to mark the occasion.

  • Director of Programming

    Cesarina Primi

  • Director of Youth Engagement

  • Director of Communications

    Jessica Bowman

    Jessica Bowman is a Marketing Co-ordinator for a travel company. She has 2 years of marketing experience that includes a mix of traditional marketing, digital marketing and social media tactics. She graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in Sexual Diversity Studies, English and Philosophy. Jessica has been an active member in the LGBT community including volunteering with the Sexual Diversity Studies Alumni Association and Pride at Work Canada. Jessica has been volunteering with the OGLCC for the past two years before she decided to join the board.