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Appointee Biographies

Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology - Board of Governors


Sony Poulose graduated from University of Florida with Doctor of Pharmacy. He immigrated to Canada in 2002 and has been practicing as a pharmacist in Hamilton for the last 16 years. He is currently working as the lead pharmacist at Sherman IDA Pharmacy, Hamilton. He specializes in diabetes care, pain management and custom compounding. Dr. Poulose has an Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience preceptor for University of Toronto, Doctor of Pharmacy program for the last 9 years. He is also a clinical preceptor for University of Waterloo, Doctor of Pharmacy program. Sony has served as board of director for various organizations including Ontario college of Pharmacists, Social Planning and Research Council (SPRC) of Hamilton & Neighbor to Neighbor, Hamilton.


Lisa Knap is an Education Consultant for Barclay Educational Services, and a former Journalism Instructor for Sheridan College. Her community involvement includes serving as a gala committee member at St. Joseph’s Villa.


Brian Henry joined Bird Construction as Chief People Officer in February 2020. Brian is passionate about creating industry leading employee experiences that nurture engaged, collaborative, inclusive and high-performance teams. He has over two decades of experience in Human Resources Management with leading organizations like SC Johnson, Dell Technologies and Yum Brands. He is a strategic and influential business executive with the reputation for leading transformational change, designing best in class workplace cultures, fostering organizational trust and building high performance teams. Brian holds a Business Administration Diploma from Mohawk College and obtained his Human Resources certification at the University of Toronto and Queens University. Brian is a member of the Human Resources Professionals Association Executive Advisor Council. Brian is married with two daughters.


Shaun Padulo, of Burlington, is the Former President of Heddle Shipyards.