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Appointee Biographies

Grant Review Team - Simcoe-York - Ontario Trillium Foundation


is the President for King West Homes. Xi's community involvement includes serving as a board member with Jilin Association of Canada. Xi holds a Master of Science degree from McMaster University.


is a General Manager/Director for Coldriver Manufacturing. Her community involvement includes serving as a Board of Director for Kiwanis Club of Orillia, and a former Chair and board member for Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Orillia and Area.


is a former Financial Center Manager for Sun Life Financial, and a former Regional Manager for London Life. Arun’s community involvement includes serving as a member of the Committee of Adjustment for the City of Markham.


is a retired Secondary School teacher who taught Marketing, Law, International Business and Intermediate Science courses. As a Guidance Counselor early in her teaching career, she advised students on their subject selection as it related to their interests, post-secondary programs and career aspirations. Prior to teaching, she was the Executive Assistant to the Director of the Employment Standards Branch at the Ministry of Labour. During these eight years, her responsibilities were in the areas of administration, communication, research and writing. Ms. Wister-Smith also worked four years at the Ministry of Labour in the capacity of a Staffing Officer for the Human Resources Branch where her responsibilities included recruitment, counselling, administration and classification.


Anne Leroux, BASc., MASc., P.Eng., is a founding partner of ES Computer Training and Technologies, ESCTT Inc. A graduate of the University of Waterloo, Anne worked for large corporations and small ventures before starting her own business. Established in 1992, ESCTT provides computer infrastructure services to businesses in various industry verticals. Products/ventures have included risk management software for construction, business intelligence software, thin client data systems, distributed workforce software as well as a training company; ES Computer Training. Since 2008, ESCTT has offered consulting and support services, including training and custom software development in the field of Project Management in the construction industry. ESCTT has evolved from a local operation to a business operating across Canada.