Sunshine Foundation

Our Board

The Sunshine Foundation’s activities are governed by a volunteer-based, national Board of Directors comprised of highly regarded representatives from health care, finance and community/public service, who meet regularly to establish our strategic direction and monitor financial matters.

Meet our National Board of Directors:

Chirag Shah, CPA, CA, MBA
President & Chair, Executive Committee

Chirag is the Managing Partner for PwC's Southwestern Ontario practice with offices in Windsor, London & Waterloo.   Chirag has over 25 years of professional experience extending through  acquisition and divestiture assistance, controls assurance reviews, due diligence engagements, performance improvement reviews, financial modeling, business advisory, and financing assistance as well as the core audit practice.  Chirag's experience extends across a broad range of clients and industries including financial services, manufacturing, retail distribution, technology, healthcare, municipal, public, private as well as not-for-profit enterprises. Chirag acts as the audit leader for the region and has held a number of board positions including Chair of the Board of Governors for Western University, Chair of TechAlliance, Chair (President) of the Chamber of Commerce as well as Board Positions with United Way, Junior Achievement and Western Research Parks.  Chirag is currently the President of the Advisory Board of Governors of Sunningdale Golf & Country Club.  

Chirag has a Masters of Business from Wilfrid Laurier University, Bachelor's of Science and he is also licenced as both a Chartered Professional Accountant and Licensed Public Accountant.

Steve Sauve, CPA, CA
Treasurer & Chair, Finance Committee

Steve Sauve is a Senior Tax Manager with KPMG in London, ON.  He has been with KPMG since 2001 and currently works in the income tax group  specializing in tax compliance and advisory for corporations, individuals, and estates and trusts.

Steve graduated from Brock University with a Bachelor of Accounting degree in 2004, and obtained his Chartered Professional Accountant designation in 2005.

Steve and his wife Kelly have two children; Katelyn and Logan.  He enjoys playing baseball, golfing, and playing hockey in his spare time.

Ian D. Shewan, BA, LL.B
Secretary & Chair, Corporate Governance Committee

Ian is a Partner at Lerners LLP in London, Ontario specializing in Business Law and serving as Practice Group Leader for its Business Law Group. Ian was admitted to the Bar in the Province of Ontario in 1987 and became a Partner at Lerners in 1992. Some of his areas of specialty include corporate governance, corporate finance, purchase and sale of businesses, corporate restructurings and professional corporations. 

In addition to his Board Member role with Sunshine, Ian is a Board Member and Chair of the Audit Committee for the Public Accountants Council for the Province of Ontario, as well as Chair of the Regulatory Affairs Committee of the Ontario Co-operative Association.  As a strong believer in community service, Ian previously served on the Boards of the London Health Sciences Centre, Matthews Hall Independent School, Hutton House Association for Adults with Disabilities and the Thames Valley Children’s Centre.  

Philip De Souza, BA
Director

A passionate advocate for change, Philip has over 15 years’ experience in the not-for-profit sector. He coordinated an initiative to spread awareness of Industrial Revolution II, an ethical garment factory that invests in its workers and the surrounding community. Philip also chaired the Cabinet for Hope at ONEXONE, an organization dedicated to ensuring that children have the necessities they need to survive and thrive.

Philip holds a BA from York University and a certificate in Corporate Communications Management and Public Relations from Seneca College. He is currently the Senior Specialist, Communications and Partnership at the Healthcare Insurance Reciprocal of Canada (HIROC), Canada’s leading provider of healthcare liability insurance. He is also the founder and principal of CTRL ALT INNOVATE, a marketing consulting business.

In his spare time, Philip enjoys running, going to the movies and travelling.

Faith Folk, MSM
Director

Faith Folk currently works as a Senior Specialist at BMO Bank of Montreal headquarters in Toronto. She has been with BMO since 1997 in a variety of capacities specializing in the commercial banking sector. Prior to the financial services industry, she worked in the sports industry. She has a strong history of community involvement and fundraising and has also had the privilege of being a Big Sister for several years.

She holds a Masters of Science in Management in International Business from Boston University and B.A. in psychology from York University. Faith was born and raised in Toronto and recently moved to London from Montreal with her husband and son. In her free time she enjoys both competitive and recreational sports and has completed several races including marathons and Ironman triathlons.

Catherine Parsons-Dhamija, MBA
Director

Catherine Parsons Dhamija is a Partner with the Managerial Design™ service line in Deloitte Canada’s Human Capital practice.  She is primarily focused on accelerating team leader and team performance while enabling organizational effectiveness.  Catherine employs a trademarked organizational alignment and change management methodology proven to improve performance through 100 percent alignment on the strategic vision and objectives of leaders and their teams.

Over 20 years, Catherine has achieved cultural fluency in the global workplace, working with 1000s of clients across markets, as well as across industries. She is the Master Facilitator.  From the Board level to the C-Suite and through to the front lines, she has mastered the ability to penetrate the “why not” to solve the “how can we”. Her infectious energy and stellar reputation is often cited by clients as the source of success for their transformations.  

Catherine holds an MBA with distinction in Strategy and International Business from the Schulich School of Business at York University, and an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland. She is currently a LLM Candidate at Osgoode Law School where she is completing her second Masters in Dispute Resolution.  She is a committed volunteer who has served on a number of non-profit boards, most recently she is serving The Sunshine Foundation of Canada.  She enjoys spending her spare time hiking and biking with her husband and three children.

Lucia Pinheiro, MBA
Director

Lucia Pinheiro has served as President and Country Manager for Damco Canada, a provider of logistics services to Canada’s largest retailers, since 2013, and is responsible for both operations and business development.  She previously worked in the Middle East as Damco’s Cluster Chief Operating Officer, tasked with overall operations for air freight, ocean freight and warehousing, as well as Government and Defense Operations and Account Management for the Middle East and Africa.

Lucia began her career in transportation and logistics with Maersk Logistics in Canada and was later expatriated to Singapore for Maersk Logistics to lead a supply chain client implementation in Asia Pacific.  While in Asia, she co-founded and ran a specialized logistics training company Rasmussen and Simonsen International (RSI) that provided customized training programs in various areas of the logistics industry.

Lucia has over 15 years of global industry experience and holds an MBA from California State and a BA Business Administration from Western.  Lucia is an avid reader, golfer, traveller and speaks English and Portuguese.

Ann Stubbins, BScN
Director & Chair, Fund Development Committee

Ann has had a varied career in the area of healthcare beginning with a BScN at UofT in 1983.  Since then she has worked in critical care nursing, pharmaceuticals and currently in the medical device field with Trudell Medical Marketing Ltd.

Originally from Kingston, Ann currently resides in London, Ontario with her husband David.   In her leisure time she enjoys curling, golfing, cooking and travelling as much of the world as possible.

Jennifer Yao, MD, FRCPC
Director & Chair, Medical Advisory Team

Dr. Yao is a specialist physician in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Vancouver, BC. She is a Clinical Associate Professor at UBC and is also the Head of the UBC Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Dr. Yao works at G F Strong Rehab Centre, and manages adults and adolescents with acquired brain injuries, strokes, and spinal cord injuries. She also has a strong interest in medical education, and is actively involved in the teaching of medical students and residents at UBC.

Dr. Yao lives in Vancouver with her husband and little dog. She enjoys reading, scrapbooking, and watching action movies in her leisure time.