Board of Directors
Paul Simonetta - Chair
Partner, KPMG LLP
The George Hull Centre has a long history of helping children and families in dealing with the challenges of mental health issues and provides an environment of love, compassion, and support. Growing up in Etobicoke and now as a father of three young children, I felt a connection with the George Hull Centre and wanted to get involved with a wonderful organization that provides hope and healing to families in need. I continue to be amazed by the team we have at the George Hull Centre – we could not provide the exceptional services to our community without our highly talented and dedicated team.
Greg Miziolek - Vice-Chair
Vice President, B-D Canada, Medical Procedural Solutions
I wanted to become involved with the George Hull Centre because as a lifelong resident of Etobicoke, I wanted to contribute to my community in an impactful way. I believe that Youth Mental Health is a huge underserved area and is one of our most critical needs, and that organizations like ours are critical to our communities.
Darie Urbanky - Secretary - Treasurer
Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Information Technology, CI Investments
Darryl Yates - Past Chair
Associate Vice President, Clinical Practice, Site Executive - Etobicoke General Hospital, William Osler Health System
Joining the George Hull Centre Board was a “no brainer” for me. Most of my career has been devoted to creating a better health care system and specifically for those suffering from mental illness and addiction. We know from the evidence regarding the burden these illnesses create for individuals, families, and society as a whole that the earlier we intervene, the greater impact we can have to improve the trajectory of people’s lives. I’m a resident of Etobicoke and see this as an opportunity to give back to my community. The George Hull Centre makes a difference in all the lives it touches.
Senior Associate, Torys LLP
I have had a strong affinity for The George Hull Centre for years, growing up in Etobicoke and working at a children’s mental health organization throughout university. I continue to be amazed by the richness of the services that the Centre provides to youth and families and I am thrilled to be involved with such an incredible organization. I have always been passionate about children and this resonates even more now that we have our own young family.
President, Drive Products
I have been very fortunate in my life to run my great family business in the community and have been looking for a way to volunteer and give back to the community. I have always had a strong passion for children’s mental health and when I heard about the Centre, I knew it would be a great place for me to get involved. I look forward to helping the Centre continue to provide such local services for such a needed cause.
Senior Vice President, Strategy & Corporate Development, Marsulex Environmental Technologies
I chose to serve on The George Hull Centre for Children and Families’ Board of Directors because this organization is doing work that makes a real difference for a cause that really matters. The amazing, dedicated people at the Centre are providing critical grassroots services helping at-risk young people and their families and also developing the next generation of much needed mental health professionals. Working with this incredible organization makes me feel like I am a small part of a significant force for good, locally and beyond, today and tomorrow.
Senior Vice President, Enterprise Architecture and Data Management Governance, CIBC
Children’s mental health is a very personal passion for me and my family, as we lost our daughter Abby Fedosoff to suicide at age 15. We are committed to ensuring parents, families, and children get the best support possible.
Private Equity Sponsor Coverage Group, Scotiabank
Investing in children is one of the most prudent investments we can make in the future of our communities and our society. My grandfather, George Hull, was passionate about community and facilitating the success of our youth. I intend to assist The George Hull Centre in continuing to help children and families in our community for generations to come. By creating We Are George, the Centre’s Young Leaders Group, we are engaging the next generation of volunteers for the Centre and breaking down the stigma surrounding mental health.
Joining the George Hull Centre Board is an exciting opportunity for me. I have just recently retired from 20 years at the Heart and Stroke Foundation and am eager to be involved with a dynamic organization doing really important work. I was once a child welfare and community development worker in the Jane/Finch area and I saw both the tremendous needs of children and families and the difference an organization can make for both individuals and the community. I feel a connection to The George Hull Centre because my dear friend, Libby Ridgely, was once the Executive Director.
Executive Director, Amici Camping Charity
Manager, Planned Giving, William Osler Health System
I have always felt passionate about helping children and families. Joining The George Hull Centre Board allows me to pursue my passion while giving back to an organization that has also helped my family.
General Counsel, William Osler Health System
Having worked in health care for a number of years and having had the opportunity to work extensively with mental health programs and practitioners, I have seen the importance that mental health and wellness plays in creating an overall healthy society. This is especially apparent in the child and youth segment. I am excited to have the opportunity to serve The George Hull Centre, as the work done here is a key piece to the puzzle of child and youth wellness. As the father of a toddler in this community, it brings me great comfort to know that there is a resource like The George Hull Centre available, should we ever need its services.
Senior Vice President, Business Operations, Mackenzie Investments
I was attracted to volunteer as Board member after learning about the Centre from a colleague. I was particularly drawn to the Centre’s holistic approach of working not only with the impacted children, but with their families and schools as well.