Board of Directors

NEW VISIONS TORONTO is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Our 2021-2022 Board Members are:

Position

Name

Elected

Status

Term

President

Brian Maslowski

2020

Second

Vice President

Michael Ali

2021

Family member

First

Treasurer

Liam Everett

2020

Second

Secretary

Jeanne Sousa

2021

First

Director

Doug King

2019

Family Member

Third

Director

Robert Kalanda

2019

Second

Director

Murray Milthorpe

2019

First

Director

Ivy Nanayakkara

2021

First

Director

Elyse Goodall

2021- Appointed

Family member

First

Director

Greg Watts

2021- Appointed

First

To contact the Board of Directors, please Email the President.

Introduction to Board of Directors

Brian Maslowski: President

Born and raised in Toronto’s west end, Brian Maslowski initially joined the Canadian Armed Forces after high school, completing half of his degree at Royal Roads Military College, and half at the Royal Military College of Canada - Kingston. It was during his time as a cadet that his deeply-held sense of teamwork, loyalty, and duty was solidified. In 1997, a career shift led Brian to the realm of real estate — a line of work he still finds incredibly rewarding and exciting, over twenty years later, client care is still Brian’s top priority. In addition to being a very active realtor, Brian is also a Staff Sergeant with Toronto Police Service. Brian has a wide variety of policing experience including a few years locally at 51 Division where he managed the Community Response Unit. During his time at 51 Division, Brian ensured New Visions was included as part of its annual open house barbeque. As a result NVT received an incredible amount of community support, with many of the afternoon;s attendees stopping by to learn more, chat with staff, pick up a brochure and enter into a fun raffle. Brian is constantly thinking about innovative ways to support NVT through his real estate ventures or personal weight loss challenges to promote health, to live a more active lifestyle while losing unwanted pounds. Brian excels in his role as a realtor and a member of Toronto Police Services and in July of 2016 the Governor General of Ontario David Johnston awarded Brian the Police Exemplary Service Medal. Brian has been a strong supporter of New Visions Toronto for many years and since 2018 has taken 30 of the people we support to a Toronto Blue Jays game for the annual "own it" day with the Jays. He is also a regular supporter of our golf tournament.

Doug King:

Doug King was born and raised in Toronto. He received a BA majoring in Political Science and Economics at the University of Toronto, Victoria College. He subsequently received his MBA at the University of Toronto, (now the Rotman School of Business.) Doug retired after a 35 year career at TD Bank. During his career he and his family spent three years in New York City, four years in South East Asia, (Hong Kong and Singapore), and eight years in London England, as Senior Vice President, Europe, Middle East and Africa. He served on the Board of Directors of various TD Bank Subsidiaries in each of the USA, Asia and Europe during these years. Doug returned to Canada from England to set up TD Securities and was its first President. Toward the end of his career, Doug set up the Bank’s Office of the Ombudsman and became the Bank’s first Ombudsman.

Doug with his wife Pat have three children, (Andrew, Peter and Edward) and three grandchildren. Peter and Edward have been part of New Visions Toronto for over twelve years, living together at 245 Davisville.

Since retirement, Doug has served on the Boards of Montage Support Services and Harmony Place. He and Pat have been strong advocates for Peter and Edward and have been active fund raisers for New Visions Toronto both directly and through the Annual Golf Tournament. Doug and Pat have traveled to Australia seven times over the last several years to visit Andrew and his wife Annette and their three grandchildren in Sydney. They have recently moved to Brisbane.

Doug is a keen golfer and spends a good deal of his time at their farm south of Collingwood where they grow apples and various crops including wheat, canola, corn and soya beans.

Doug feels that with his experience and being a parent of two people supported by New Visions Toronto he will be able to contribute to the ongoing great work of the Board of Directors of New Visions Toronto.

Liam Everett: Director

Liam has an MBA, Specialization in Entrepreneurship he also has a BA, Criminology.

Liam has developed a number of skills during his working careers all of which will be beneficial in his role as a Director on the Board of New Visions Toronto.They include the following Financial Modeling, Financial Forecasting, Data Analysis, Analytics, Treasury Management, Relationship Management, Leadership, Strategy, Process Development, Communication, Cross-Functional Engagement.Liam’s current job he is responsible for building the annual revenue forecast for the DBRS Morningstar group of companies – Canada, US, and Europe. Earlier in his career Liam was the Senior Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers led teams of up to 15 Associates through audit engagements for a variety of companies in a range of sectors including mining, forestry, food services- with a market capitalization range Liam has also prepared financial models and financial statements for non-profit organizations and private companies.  While Liam does not have a history with New Visions Toronto he quickly became interested and impressed with New Visions Toronto from the feedback he was receiving from his friend Brian Maslowski.  Liam felt the time was right for him to offer his skills to what he saw as a very worthwhile agency He is looking forward to getting more involved with developing a successful fundraising model and being an effective member of the Board of Directors

Murray Milthorpe: Director

Murray has been passionately volunteering his time and expertise in the development of “New Visions” Rebranding & Repositioning project over the past 6 months.  This provided Murray the opportunity to gain an understanding of the great work that New Visions’ does in caring for people with complex physical and development disabilities. It also sparked his interest in our agency and Murray would like to continue to be a supporter of our agency.  

By the amount of time and energy Murray gave to the rebranding project it is clear that he has tremendous passion, energy, and conviction towards New Vision Toronto.  Murray will be a real asset to the Board as he has had extensive leadership skills, knowledge and experience in Business Strategy, Brand Marketing & Planning. We look forward to having Murray on the Board for 2021 – 2022.

Robert Kalanda: Director

Rob was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, where he practices as a civil litigator since being called to the Bar in Ontario in 2012. Rob holds a Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies and a Juris Doctor from Western University.

Rob’s legal experience is varied, including litigation, corporate, commercial, and intellectual property work. Rob’s not-for-profit support during his education includes working with Western’s university legal services clinic and briefly assisting a local London, Ontario not-for-profit with grant applications and related duties. As a lawyer, Rob has helped set up a number of not-for-profit corporations, and assisted not-for-profits with seeking judicial intervention when the need arose.

Rob’s personal interests are equally varied, from music and the outdoors to video games and television. Rob is excited about the opportunity to work with the other directors and staff of New Visions Toronto as a member of the Board of Directors.

Elyse Goodall: Director

Elyse Goodall is the proud Mother of AJ who resides in one of the homes operated by New Visions Toronto. Elyse knows first hand the complexities and challenges of New Visions Toronto as well as the Parent Perspective. For the past 11 years she has become familiar with not only this Agency but also Safehaven Project where her daughter lived on an extended respite arrangement prior to being cared for by New Visions Toronto. Elyse is highly involved in many of the aspects of her daily care and spends approximately 5 out of 7 days a week with her. She has been an ongoing voice for her daughter who cannot speak as well as her personal Advocate in many aspects of her life. Elyse’s efforts have successfully improved accessibility within the City of Toronto including the CN Tower. Elyse has focused on the Experiences for her daughter within her home as well as in her community.

Elyse offers a fresh view and the “thinking outside the box” mindset. Her belief is that many things are possible and removing obstacles to ensure a successful journey. Elyse wants to be part of a solution-based initiative! Elyse wants to ensure that New Visions Toronto is as well known as possible in its’ Community & in the City of Toronto and has some amazing ideas to assist in the Fundraising Efforts! Elyse has been a successful Entrepreneur running a Music Entertainment Company for the past 17 years. She is a well-known Entertainer in the City of Toronto who also has an Executive Administration background. She has another Grown Man Child and 2 Granddaughters. Elyse enjoys living life to the fullest creating meaningful connections along the way!

Greg Watts: Director

Greg Watts (aka Wattsy) was born and raised in Scarborough to a policing family. After achieving a lifelong goal of becoming a police officer he spent many years working in the area that he grew up in and lived. After being exposed to the many functions of front line policing he became involved in the business and administrative side of public safety and also in the world of Emergency Management. While creating the F.O.C.U.S Rexdale HUB model he understood the dependence on collaboration across public services to prevent crime and victimization, and, during his time as the operational planning lead for the Pan Am Games he gained a new appreciation for the need to increase collaboration and align more across policing and private sector agencies. In 2016 Greg was assigned as a member of the Transformational Task Force, which was given the mandate to modernize and transform policing in Toronto. Immediately following that he was transferred to Strategy Management and tasked with the implementation of all modernization initiatives. In February of this year he became the Inspector of 42 Division, and in essence, came home to Scarborough. Throughout his career he has come to the realization that three not-so-simple factors can make or break the successful transformation and operation, of, arguably any organization: Politics, Personalities and Process.