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  • Board of Directors

  • Chair

    Sadhisha Ambagahawita

    Sadhisha is excited to transform the OGLCC into a fully revitalized organization that is once again at the forefront of building connections and representing the business and professionals within the expanded community.  

    Sadhisha comes to the role with 10 years of Program and Project Management experience within the Financial Services Industry. While working to serve the large financial corporations professionally, Sadhisha has continued to volunteer with initiatives that promote entrepreneurs, small business, and social causes. He believes that these initiatives/causes are vital to the success of the larger corporations and that there are mutually beneficial relationships that can be forged. Having overseen the management and implementation of multimillion-dollar national programs in the past Sadhisha currently works as Portfolio Manager at Symcor Inc.

  • Vice Chair

    Alexandra Matveeva

    Alex is excited to be on the board of OGLCC and revitalizing this organization along with passionate and knowledgeable colleagues. As a professional and as the COO of an LGBTQ women's group she understands the value that OGLCC brings to the table and the need in the community for a strong, province-wide organization.
     
    Alex understands the amount of dedication and persistence it takes to build a community around a brand, having built one herself. Having put on a number of events throughout the years she understands how vital personal interaction is and how much an organizations presence translates into its success. She comes from a finance background having worked in various roles within wealth and is currently working for TD Wealth.

  • Director of Communications

    Sarah Favalaro

    Sarah is a Digital Usability Consultant and has been developing strategies to drive engagement in the Corporate space for over a decade. She's passionate about promoting the Chamber's core values, and excited to be involved with an organization that promotes inclusion in our province by bringing exposure to the LGBTQ2 community and allied business.

  • Director of Business Development

    Nyree MacPherson
     
    Nyree MacPherson is a Business Operations Consultant who has been helping entrepreneurs thrive for over 6 years. With a background in business planning, events, and performing arts, she brings a creative flair to her clients' operations methods and work-plans. 
     
    She presently lends her expertise to the Toronto Region Board of Trade,  Canadian National  Air Guitar Championships, Pedestrian Sundays, and many more.
     
  • Director of Membership

    Wayne Chodikoff

    Wayne understands the value of having access to strong LGBTQ2 networking and business development organizations and contributes his knowledge and experience in building the OGLCC success.  

    Wayne has over 20 years of experience working in both a small family business as well as large corporations, such as Unilever and Sears.  His focus was on decision support and finance and he brings his analytical and technical strengths to his current role as an associate consultant with Investors Group.  Wayne works with professionals and small business owners to assess their current resources, define their objectives and build out their personal financial plans.

  • Secretary

    Ryan Curzon

    Having spent his career in Corporate Canada, Ryan has witnessed a sea change in corporate thinking as progressive businesses have come to embrace diversity and inclusion in their hiring practices as a source of competitive advantage. Ryan believes better integrating LGBT professionals, entrepreneurs and businesses into the economy is the next step in building a thriving and inclusive corporate sector and the OGLCC is the ideal platform to progress this goal.

    After graduating from the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University's Math/Business program, Ryan began his career in RBC's derivative department and quickly rose into management. His subsequent roles in the OMERS pension plan and Oxford Properties Group revolved around tackling complex challenges with a focus on promoting operational excellence. Completing a CFA and MBA along the way, Ryan believes that lifelong learning is critical to remaining relevant in today's economy and hopes to embody that view in the OGLCC Board's activities.
     

  • Director of Technology

    Jarret Leaman

    Jarret is a Two-Spirited Anishinaabe (Ojibway) man from Magnetawan First Nation. Jarret firmly believes in the importance of building inclusive communities to help with economic growth and prosperity. OGLCC allows Jarret to help create a positive impact on the LGBTQ2SA community in Ontario.

     

    Jarret is currently the Business Partner responsible for Philanthropy and Business Development at Troon Technologies.  Jarret is also the founder of the Centre for Indigenous Innovation and Technology, which was created in response to the under-representation of Indigenous Peoples in the technology and innovation sectors in Canada. Previously, Jarret has held senior roles with the Council of Ontario Universities, the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business, the Aboriginal Professional Association of Canada and the Aboriginal Institutes Consortium.

     

     

  • Special Advisor

    Lindsay Johnson

    Lindsay is passionate about building strong communities while connecting you deeper to yourself, your business, and the world around you.

    She has spent over 20 years in the world of marketing, sales, leadership training and business development. Her business development company, The Radical Connector, teaches first-time entrepreneurs how to build their businesses from scratch. Lindsay’s passion for supporting strategic growth and connection with entrepreneurs keeps her busy coaching, speaking, and facilitating workshops throughout North America.

    Lindsay is thrilled to be bringing her community building and business development strategies to help grow the OGLCC and the businesses of its members.