Board Members

Allan (Al) Duffy, Chairman

Al grew up in Toronto and in the 1960s where he was a partner in two engineering companies specializing in materials Testing and building Inspections. He was involved in Projects such as the CN Tower, Pickering Nuclear Project, and many other landmark buildings.

In the 70s Al and his wife moved to Richmond Hill where he was elected to the Council of the Town of Richmond Hill, and in 1980 became the Youngest Mayor to be elected in Richmond Hill. He has served on the Council of the Regional Municipality of York, Board of Governors of Seneca College, York Central Hospital, Toronto Grace Hospital, Toronto Exhibition Board, Ontario Place and many Municipal, Regional and Provincial Boards and Committees. Al continues to be involved in many large scale urban developments, including the new Town of Queensville where he is a development partner.

Al and his wife have travelled the continent from Florida to Alaska, from San Diego to Newfoundland, and coast to coast on their Harleys. They have two daughters and six grandchildren.

Richard (Rick) Quinney, Treasurer

Rick has been a long standing director of SEC. Rick has been a practicing Chartered Professional Accountant (CA/CPA) and a Licensed Trustee in Bankruptcy for over 40 years. Rick has served a President, Treasurer and Board Member for the Vaughan Chamber of Commerce and currently serves as Treasurer of Horseshoe Valley Property Owners Association.

Rick was instrumental in the incorporation of a for profit company, the first of its kind held by a charitable organization in Canada. Rick continues to be a strong advocate for social enterprise.

Michael (Mike) Raffa, Director

Michael holds a MBA in Finance, Corporate Strategy and Accounting. Michael holds the position of Global Head of Financial Crimes Compliance for State Street Bank. State Street is an global industry leader managing over 2.5 Trillion in assets.

Michael is an intelligent and action focused executive with experience in building teams that are diverse, inclusive and exceptional. Adept at transforming both mature and maturing organizations across financial services and providers of market/payment infrastructure that are supervised by global regulators in Asia, Europe and North America, including the Federal Reserve and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Michael has served as a SEC director since 2009.

Vincenza (Vinny) Berman, Director

An expert in Human Resources and organizational management, Vinnie served as the Vice President Human Resources and Organizational Development for William Osler Heath System, Chief Human Resources Office and Executive Director of Organizational Effectiveness with Toronto Grace Health Centre, and served as an Executive Officer with York University.

Vinnie has served on the SEC board since 2009.  Vinnie is currently the CEO and Founder of V Berman and Associates Inc/HR with HeaRt.

Vinnie is a people focused senior business leader and consultant with a strong track record of elevating the human resources function; with a strong business background capable of aligning the needs of organizations and their employees, and a creative and dynamic cultural change leader; engages employees and leads them to greatness and does it with HeaRt.

Leadership

Patricia Cousins CEO
Eric Chen Director of Finance
Ajlal Haider Director of IT
Ian Ritchie Senior Director of Access Services
Carol Taun Director, Child and Family Services
Vivian Wang Coordinator, Accreditation, Qualifications and Information Services
Ying Lu Coordinator, York Supervised Parenting Time Program
Amal Abdalkreem Coordinator, Peel Supervised Parenting Time Program
Tim McLinden Manager, Newmarket Welcome Centre
Deborah Duncan Supervisor Licenced and Regulated Child Care
Cindy Gaudreault Supervisor, Multilingual Services