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Appointee Biographies

Council of the Ontario College of Pharmacists

GENE (EUGENE) SZABO

is the former Vice-President of Labour Relations and Executive Director at the Association of Canadian Finance Officers. His community involvement includes serving as the Co-Chair of the Patient, Family and Public Advisory Council of Health Quality Ontario (HQO) and serving as a member of the Ontario Health Technologies Advisory Committee.

ELNORA MAGBOO

Elnora Magboo is a former Program Manager with the George Hull Centre for Children and Families. Her community involvement has included serving as an editorial board member with the Rexdale Community Network News and is currently a columnist with Filipiniana News. Mrs. Magboo is a former member of the Council of the College of Medical Radiation Technologists of Ontario (2004 until 2016). She holds an English Literature and Journalism degree from the University of Santo Tomas (Philippines) and a Community Development Work diploma and an Employment Counselling for Immigrants and Refugees certificate from George Brown College.

DEVINDER WALIA

Devinder Walia is a former Senior IT Network Analyst at CSA, and a former member of College of Dental Technologists of Ontario. Devinder’s community involvement includes serving as a volunteer for United Way.

STEPHEN ADAMS

Stephen N Adams is a retired lawyer who practised in the areas of corporate law, securities law and tax litigation in London, Ontario for more than 40 years. A published author in the area of corporate law, he taught as an Adjunct Processor of Law at Western University for 12 years. He graduated from Western with a JD degree as the Gold Medalist in Law and some years later obtained a LL.M degree from the University of Cardiff (UK). Mr. Adams has served as a corporate officer and director of numerous Canadian and American corporations, both public and private, ranging from an airline to a manufacturer of candy, as a director of three health care institutions, including University Hospital, London and as a Commissioner of the Ontario Securities Commission. He has written and spoken on modern corporate governance.

RANDY BAKER

Randy Baker is a Queen’s University graduate with an MBA from Ivey Business School, I have developed and operated large consumer products businesses internationally at companies like Sony, The Sony Store, ATI Technologies, and Advanced Micro Devices. This includes extensive international B2B, B2C, E-commerce, Distribution and Retail Marketing/Merchandising experience. Today as a Business Consultant and entrepreneurial mentor my approach begins with strategy and the process of identifying sustainable competitive advantage. Moves to understanding what business, a company is in, including product and market focus. Then focuses on defining the unique combination of people, product, service, or process that delivers a unique value proposition. Finally, as a member of a Board, I understand the importance of confidentiality, transparency and of the responsibility to make the difficult decisions required to benefit an organization and its stakeholders including employees, members, and customers.

CINDY WAGG

Cindy Wagg is a former constituency assistant for the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 2018-2020, and a former executive assistant for Pamela Ennis & Associates. Her community involvement includes serving as a board member for the Mississauga Co-operative.

JOHN DANIEL STAPLETON

John Stapleton is a writer, instructor, and former Innovations Fellow with the Metcalf Foundation. He worked for the Ontario Government in the Ministry of Community and Social Services and its predecessors for 28 years, in the areas of social assistance policy and operations and was Research Director for the Task Force on Modernizing Income Security for Working-Age Adults in Toronto during the early 2000's. He is a volunteer with west Neighbourhood House in Toronto, teaches public policy . Mr. Stapleton also teaches a popular course on public policy for community advocates and has published op-eds in the Globe & Mail, National Post and the Toronto Star. Mr. Stapleton served on the Boards of Directors of the Daily Bread Food Bank, West Scarborough Community Legal Services, and he is the Past President of the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame. He was appointed to the Soldiers’ Aid Commission in May 2003 and is the current Chairman.