Board of Directors

(Effective April 12, 2016)

Eisha Alemao

Born and raised in India, Ms. Eisha Alemao immigrated to Canada in 1998 and was diagnosed with a critical illness in 2008. Eisha is immensely grateful for the standard of Canadian medical care she received as she fought to overcome her illness through multiple hospital stays. Eisha is passionate about working with the CHILD Foundation and the Maya Devi hospital to improve the health care of her home country. Eisha currently works in Finance at Canadian Pacific and will use her MBA and years of strategic planning experience in her work for the Foundation. Eisha received the Canadian Immigrant of Distinction Award in 2002, is the Founder of the Ernst & Young LLP Leadership Education and Development Program, is active with the Women’s Executive Network, and is developing a microfinance non-profit that empowers women in an impoverished area of her hometown in India.

 

Winder Gill

Mr. Winder Gill is a Chartered Accountant and Senior Financial Consultant with Investors Group Financial Services. While born and raised in Canada, he is keenly aware of healthcare challenges faced by women and children in rural India. He is passionate about the cause and is engaged in making a positive difference.

 

 

Dr. Bhavini Gohel

Dr. Gohel is a family physician practicing at the Calgary South Health Campus. She visited the Maya Devi Charitable Hospital in India in 2013 and volunteered for several weeks, assessing the need for medical equipment and training for local medical staff. Bhavini is the volunteer Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee of the Board of CHILD Foundation.

 

Gaurav Jain

Dr. Gaurav Jain

Mr. Jain is a medical student at McGill Medical College. After graduating with a degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Toronto and briefly working for Petro-Canada and Suncor Energy, he decided to pursue his passion for medicine. He has been involved with the Foundation since its original inception in 2001. He has been a frequent volunteer at Foothills Hospital, Alberta Children’s Hospital, and Big Brothers Big Sisters organization. Gaurav is a member of the Medical Advisory Committee of the Board.

 

Aziza Kotadia

Ms. Kotadia has over 25 years of experience in the financial service sector in Calgary. In that time she has gained the respect of her clients by helping them achieve their individual goals with a high personalized approach. A strong believer in building her professional credentials, Aziza has achieved the designations of Masters of business Administration (MBA). Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers (FICB). She also holds a Full Life & Accident and Sickness Insurance License. Her passion in paying back to the community has involved her in not for profit organizations including Board Member and Loan Committee Chair with IAF Canada and Member for Economic Planning Board with  Ismaili Council for Prairies. Aziza is the volunteer Chair of the Board of CHILD Foundation and the Chair of Investment Advisory Committee.

 

Bernie McKenzie-Brown

Born and educated in Ireland, Ms. McKenzie-Brown has lived in Canada since 1979. She has had a career in the corporate and non-profit sectors in administration, community investment, human resources and volunteer management. Bernie has lived in Ireland, England, The Bahamas, Canada and Thailand. During her four years living in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Bernie volunteered with McKean Hospital, working with young disabled adults. She was also a founding board member of Samsara Foundation, which supports the education and health needs of tribal schoolchildren living in the mountainous areas of Northern Thailand. Bernie is the volunteer Vice-Chair of the Board of CHILD Foundation and the Chair of Fundraising Committee of the Board.

 

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Birjinder Mangat

Mr. Mangat is is an independent legal services professional with a well-established legal practice in Calgary. His practice is focused on assisting new immigrants to Canada.

 

Miroslav Reljic

Mr. Miroslav Reljic is a Economics graduate from the University of Calgary, with over ten years of experience in the Energy and Finance industries. His professional experience has included work with Canadian Energy Research Institute, Gibson Energy, ATB Financials, EnCana and Suncor. He has travelled to India several times and is well verse of the challenges faced by underprivileged children and women.

 

Natalija Reljic

Born and raised in Croatia, Natalija Reljic is a social worker with long association with the Calgary Distress Centre. Graduate from the University of Calgary, with over ten years of experience in the area of social service, Natalija is passionate about women and children health in impoverished areas of the world. She frequently volunteers at her son’s school and help out people in need.

Anil Shah

Anil Shah

Mr. Anil Shah is a highly accomplished executive with broad financial and corporate planning skills. He has extensive experience in the global upstream oil & gas service industry. Born and raised in Singapore, Mr. Shah completed his undergraduate degree in engineering from the University of Singapore and business administration degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Currently, he is employed as VP and Treasurer at Suncor Energy.

 

Roy Sudipto

Mr. Sudipto is a senior business leader with 20+ years of experience in the petroleum industry spanning over three continents – Asia, Africa, and North America. He is also a professional engineer with Masters in Electrical Engineering and post-graduation in Management. More recently, he completed the Executive MBA from the Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. He has always been involved in volunteering for Charity and has received appreciation from the World Health Organization (Geneva) for working with Malaria affected children in East Africa.

He was the Chairman of Nairobi County Round Table and Trust Chairman of Round Table Charitable Trust in East Africa. In his professional association, he is a member of the Board of APEGGA’s Investigative Committee and Practice Review Board and is a Mentor with APEGGA for foreign trained Professionals.

 

BobTaylor

Bob Taylor

Mr. Bob Taylor has operated in a wide range of energy issues with a focus on long term transformations and accompanying policy decisions necessary to take us to a sustainable energy future. Specific past executive expertise in upstream oil, gas and oilsands industry and as Assistant Deputy Minister at Alberta Department of Energy.

Affiliated with the Innovation Expedition (www.innovationexpedition.com) and a founding parnter of the Energy Futures Network (www. energyfuturesnetwork.com).