Board of Directors

Blair Cowper-Smith, LLB

Board of Directors
Blair has been a Board Director since 2006. He is the Chief Corporate Affairs Officer of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS). Blair also serves as Chair of the Global Strategic Investment Alliance, an investment partnership involving OMERS, the Pension Fund Association, Mitsubishi Corporation, Japan Bank for International Cooperation, and Mizuho Bank.

Cynthia Webb

Board of Directors
Cynthia is a senior fundraising executive who most recently led Bridgepoint Foundation, the fundraising arm of Bridgepoint Health, one of Toronto’s largest complex care and rehabilitation facilities. Prior to her extensive fundraising career, Cynthia also served as the hospital’s Director of Organizational Development and Director of the Speech Language Department.

Gordon Henderson, BA, BJ

Board of Directors
Gordon has been a Board Director since 2012. He is the President of 90th Parallel Productions Ltd., a multi-award winning documentary production company. He has served on the boards of Dixon Hall Neighbourhood Services and Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and taught at Ryerson University’s School of Journalism. His novel Man in the Shadows was published by HarperCollins in 2014.

Joe Sheehan, CFP, CLU

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Joe has also served on the Board Director for nine years. He is the founder and President of Life Designs Systems of Toronto, a family-run financial services firm specializing in insurance-based strategies related to retirement and estate planning. He is also a member of the Board for The Leacock Foundation which provides education to young people in Toronto’s high need areas.

John William Robert Medland, B.Comm., CPA

Treasurer
Bob has served as Chief Financial Officer for a number of privately owned companies. He was CFO of The Canadian Securities Exchange for the past 10 years until his retirement at the end of 2015. Bob has acted as a Board Director of many non-profit organizations during his professional career. Currently, he serves on the Board of Rosedale United Church and the Independent Review Committee of Encasa Financial Inc.

Peter A. Adamson, MD, FRCSC, FACS

Founder and President
Peter is the Founder of Face the Future™ Foundation which was established as a registered Canadian charity in 1996. He is a Professor and Head of the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Toronto. Dr. Adamson is the President of the International Board for Certification in Facial Plastic Surgery.

Shirley Domelle

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Shirley is the principal Interior Designer behind Domain Designs in Toronto, a mother of four and grandmother of eight. She is also a prominent volunteer in the city’s charitable fundraising sector having Co-Chaired the community’s largest and most star-studded fundraising event, The Brazilian Ball, in 2008.

Sylva Brose, MD, FRCSC

Board of Directors
Sylva has served on the Foundation’s Board of Directors since 2006. She is a staff physician at North York General Hospital in Toronto. She is a former Chief of the Department of Anesthesia but currently holds the position of Assistant Professor in the faculty of medicine at the University of Toronto. In 2010, Sylva was a member of the 2010 medical volunteer team to Russia.