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New Chair and Board members elected at United Way AGM

June 11, 2010

MISSISSAUGA —More than 150 people attended United Way of Peel Region’s annual meeting today at the Lionhead Golf and Country Club in Brampton.

At the Board of Directors meeting immediately following the annual meeting, Carl Oxholm, a Partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) and long-time United Way volunteer, was elected Board Chair. Other officers elected were Barbara Leavitt, president of Baxter Corporation, as Vice Chair; Bobby Sachdeva, Partner with Pallett Valo LLP, as Secretary; and as Treasurer, Norma Trim, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and Commissioner of Corporate Affairs with the Region of Peel.

Carl Oxholm began his career in PwC’s Mississauga office in 1992. In 2006 he received the Chartered Accountants of Ontario's Award of Distinction. He is a member of United Way’s Major Individual Giving Cabinet, and has served on the Campaign Cabinet since 2002. He chaired the campaign in 2006 and has also served as an Account Executive. Additionally, Oxholm is one of the leaders of the PwC Charitable Foundation and has been involved in the launch of the PwC Grant Program, Volunteer Recognition Program and the Team Volunteering Program. He recently received a 10-year Ontario Volunteer Service Award in recognition of his ongoing commitment to United Way. Oxholm holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto.

“It’s a great honour to be elected Chair of United Way of Peel Region’s Board of Directors,” said Oxholm. “I’m looking forward to working with fellow Board members, and United Way volunteers and staff, as we unite to tackle the serious issues in our community and create lasting, positive social change.”

The following individuals were elected to the Board for their first three-year term:

Sandy Fallon
Sandy Fallon is Vice President, Human Resources of GlaxoSmithKline Inc.(GSK). She is responsible for the effective implementation of company-wide human resources programs for GSK Pharma as well as providing human resources services to the Consumer and Biologics divisions. Fallon started her career at Nortel Networks, before moving on to gain 18 years of progressive human resources experience at Becton Dickinson (Canada) where she was Director of Human Resources. She holds a Bachelor of Administration and Information Management degree from Ryerson University as well as a certificate in Human Resources Management.

Geovanni Mosquera, PgMP, PMP, P2RP
Geovanni Mosquera is a Senior Information Technology Manager for the Region of Peel’s Information, Systems and Technology Services Division. He has over 25 years IT experience in government, oil and gas, banking and the software industry and holds professional certifications in organizational change management, program and project management, ISO 9000, and enterprise architecture. In addition, Mosquera is co-founder and a member of the Board of Directors of the Latin Project Management Network. He participated as a mentor to Peel’s Mentoring Initiative program and continues to provide mentorship in his various areas of expertise.

In addition to the newly elected officers, the following individuals are continuing as Board members: Harold Brathwaite, Michelle Cole, Charles Courneyea, Snigdha Malik, Shaila Mehta, Louroz Mercader, Joseph Palumbo, Monika Platek, Serge Rochette, Dr. Colin Saldanha, Narendra Shah, Don Taylor, and Bonnie Waterfield.

Media Contact:
Liz Leake
Communications and Marketing Director
905-602-3624 lleake@unitedwaypeel.org

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