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