Tanya Carlton, President Malcolm Gilroy, Vice President
Patricia Morzenti, Treasurer
Tanya Carlton, President
Tanya has joined the Board of Lupus Canada in order to bring both her personal interests and professional skills to the Board. Tanya was diagnosed with Discoid Lupus in 2009 and SLE in 2010, and after a few years of trying to get her lupus under control, is finally in a position to give back to the community that helped her in her times of need. Tanya is a mother of two teenage boys and a lawyer who practices in the areas of not-for-profit and charity law. Prior to being a lawyer, Tanya taught high school math and chemistry for several years, and then took a hiatus and started a family. Throughout this time, while maintaining her status as an Ontario Certified Teacher, she worked in the dental field and served as a Municipal Councillor. She has also served as a board member and chair of several other smaller not-for-profit organizations throughout the years and is excited about the opportunities ahead for Lupus Canada.
Malcolm Gilroy, Vice President
Malcolm Gilroy is a seasoned financial services executive with extensive African experience. He has recently returned from Nigeria where he lived for eight years. Initially he was sent to Nigeria as a Technical Advisor to the World Bank Group, mandated to review the financial landscape of the country and to advise the Nigerian Government on ways to rejuvenate their dormant bond market. He continued to work in Nigeria as an investment banker and consultant. Prior to going to Nigeria Malcolm had a successful career as a bank treasurer and investment counsel in Canada.
He is currently a Principal of Pax Terra Inc. a Washington based development and private equity consultant and is also an associate of Logan Wealth Management, a Canadian based Investment Counsel.
In addition to Lupus Canada, Malcolm sits on the Boards of The Jane Goodall Institute of Canada and CSCDL Funds (Nigeria) and is a former Chair (President) of the ALS Society of Canada.
Patricia Morzenti, Treasurer
Patricia Morzenti is a retired executive with 30 years’ financial services experience with Royal Bank of Canada. During her tenure at the bank she worked at numerous international locations in a variety of roles, before specializing in international credit and risk management. She has a Master’s Degree in International Management (Finance) from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona, and as well, attended a post graduate program in International Development at Humber Business School in Toronto.
H. Ricardo Moreno
Ricardo brings over 15 years of global experience in business strategy, marketing strategy, business development, entrepreneurship and sustainability. He currently holds the position of Global Marketing Manager at DuPont, a Fortune 100 company.
Ricardo is multicultural, having lived in six countries and travelled to more than 20. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, a graduate degree in Environmental Management and an MBA from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Vinita Haroun is the Director Research & Knowledge Translation with the Ontario Long Term Care Association. Vinita has over 10 years of experience in health sector research design, fund management and knowledge exchange and prior to joining OLTCA held positions at several Ontario academic institutions including Public Health Ontario, the University of Toronto, Women’s College Research Institute and the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. Vinita obtained a Master’s of Science, Health Administration from the University of Toronto and an Honours Bachelor of Science in Health Studies from the University of Waterloo. Vinita was diagnosed with SLE in 2009 and hopes that she can bring a patient perspective to the Lupus Canada Board in addition to her expert knowledge of the Canadian health research milieu.
Renee Brickner is an Advisor with Sun Life Financial working in Greater Vancouver, British Columbia. Prior to that, Renee worked as Vice President in Investor Relations for an exploration and development company with projects in Mexico with a focus on corporate social responsibility. Renee started her career as an exploration geologist and has worked internationally in both developed and undeveloped countries. Renee lives in Squamish, British Columbia with with her husband and two children. The entire family enjoys participating and volunteering for many events in Squamish and beyond. Renee has taken an interest in rare diseases, in particular autoimmune diseases, as 2 of 4 members of her family has been impacted by non-related rare diseases.
Thomas Simpson has several years of experience in government relations, legislative affairs and advocacy in the federal public service and for a national charity. Thomas has worked for Health Canada and the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission where his work focused on policy research and analysis, regulatory program support and stakeholder management.
Currently, Thomas works for the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) as a Specialist, Operations and Government Affairs. Thomas is responsible for monitoring and working with federal elected officials and departmental employees to make positive changes for Canadians who are blind or partially sighted.
Thomas graduated from the University of Ottawa with an Honours Bachelor of Social Science Specializing in Political Science with a Minor in History.
Jackie currently works with the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, as a Manager in the Health System Quality and Funding Division. Jackie is a Registered Physiotherapist and worked in many clinical roles in large, academic hospitals in Toronto. Since obtaining her Masters in Health Leadership, she has held many different management roles in hospitals, and now with the Ontario Public Service, with a focus on quality improvement in health care.
Jackie was diagnosed with Lupus in 2000, and is happy to be supporting the work of Lupus Canada as a Board volunteer. Jackie now lives in Toronto, with her husband and 4 young children.
Shane Dungey is a Managing Director, Institutional Trading with AltaCorp Capital Inc. working in Calgary Alberta. Prior to joining AltaCorp, Shane was Vice President, Institutional Trading at Macquarie Securities, and prior thereto, Tristone Capital Inc. since 2008. Before moving to Calgary, Shane was Head Trader and Portfolio Manager of Passive funds at AEGON Capital Management in Toronto. His volunteer commitments include Play4Kids, a non-profit organization founded by the Dungey Family that aims to improve the lives of children through PLAY . Shane holds a Hons BA in Political Science from York University. Subsequent to joining industry, he played professional hockey throughout Europe and the minors in North America.