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Appointee Biographies

Grant Review Team - Halton-Peel - Ontario Trillium Foundation


Obaro Akpomena is an entrepreneur and real estate agent for about 20 years. Studied Estate Management and lives in Oakville with his wife and 3 children. Aside family life, and his business/real estate practice, he volunteers in his local church and other local organizations in Oakville. Obaro Akpomena is currently with iPro Realty Ltd., Brokerage.


Ranjan Thomas is a senior IT professional in the financial industry, providing architecture oversight to build and maintain business capability models for present state and optimized future states. He is also involved in charitable causes, including mentoring new immigrants to find jobs, volunteering at food banks, etc.


Sarbjeet Saini is an Insurance Broker/Financial Adviser for Aaxel Insurance Brokers Ltd., and a former Insurance Broker/Financial Adviser for York Alliance Insurance Brokers Ltd. Sarbjeet’s community involvement includes serving as a member for Brampton Transit Advisory Committee, City of Brampton.


Taran Chahal serves as a member (part-time) for the Grant Review Team, Halton-Peel, Ontario Trillium Foundation, and a Finance Manager for BMO Financial Group.


Dianne Lawson is a former Research Technologist and Waste Exchange Tech at Ontario Research Foundation. She is also a former Executive Assistant with the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. Her community involvement includes serving as a Cubs and Scouts leader, serving as a member of the Mississauga Aquatic Club Board and as President of Mississauga University Women's Club. She is the recipient of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal. She holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto.


is Chief Executive Officer at LC Con Inc., Vice President of APT Management Corporation and a former Associate with Nova Printing. Mr. Tabulski’s community involvement includes serving as Co-Chair of the Sector Labour-Management Health & Safety Committee, Infrastructure Health & Safety Association and as Chair of the Program Advisory Committee at Mohawk College.


is a former Local Councillor in Ward 3 for the Town of Halton Hills. His community involvement includes serving as Chairman of the Georgetown Hockey Heritage Council and is the Founding Director for Halton Hills Sports Museum and Resource Center.


started professional career in 1997 as a pharmacist. Mariano had a very successful career in the pharmaceutical industry. Mariano had a good sales, marketing, and strategic planning experience. Mariano has been a pharmacist in Ontario since 2010. Mariano enjoys volunteering in different community and charitable events. Mariano has a special interest in getting people together for a unified higher goal.