The College-Montrose Children’s Place is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors made up of 10 community members. People serving on our Board of Directors are elected to a two-year term by members of our centre at our Annual General Meeting each June.
Board of Directors
Catherine Fowler, Chair,
Chair – Governance Committee
Catherine is Director of Business Operations & Development at the Loran Scholars Foundation. Former Chair of the Finance Committee for SKETCH, Working Arts for Street Involved and Homeless Youth; Director, Array Music and national level figure skating judge. Presently Chair of the CMCP Development Committee. (Board member since 2012)
Patrick Madden, Vice- Chair,
Chair, Program Committee
Patrick has been volunteering with CMCP since 2012 and has helped CMCP through two strategic planning cycles. In his professional life Patrick works as a consultant supporting public sector and not-for-profit organizations here in Canada as well as in Africa and the Middle East. His areas of specialty include institutional development, planning, evaluation, policy development, performance measurement and results based budgeting. Prior to his consulting work Patrick spent thirty years working in various components of the Ontario Government. (Board member since 2015)
Angela Bhutani, Treasurer
Angela is a Senior Institutional Relationship Manager with Burgundy Asset Management, focused on client relationship management for pensions, foundations and endowments. Before joining Burgundy, she spent six years at Acuity Investment Management as Vice President, Institutional Client Service and prior to that, eight years with Altamira Financial Services. (Board member since 2014)
Emily Robb, Secretary
Emily is a mother who has participated in CMCP programs. In her professional life she is a Senior Communications Officer at Vale. An innovative and dynamic communications professional, she is committed to contributing to CMCP’s objectives and overall success. She brings a range of skills and perspectives to every task, including writing, storytelling, strategy, relationship management, customer service, and critical thinking. Emily has worked for Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation as a Campaign Officer and as an Advancement Writer for the SickKids Foundation. (Board member since 2015)
Isabel María Pérez–Doherty, Chair, Development Committee
Isabel is a mother and a participant of CMCP programs. She is a multilingual economics graduate with studies on International Development and Management of Civil Society organizations, she possess over 12 years’ experience in international organizations in the UK, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. Her experience in the non- profit sector has shaped her as a well-rounded development professional with vast experience in data driven fundraising and supporter engagement. She is a development consultant with special interest in education and migration issues and with great passion to find solutions to overcome inequality and to create opportunities for all.
Isabel has been on the CMCP fundraising events sub-committee since early in 2015 and shares our vision of creating better and more inclusive childcare and family programs for our communities. (Board member since 2015)
Caroline King, Program Committee
Caroline is trained as a lawyer, and works as a government arbitrator in the personal injury/insurance world for the Financial Services Commission of Ontario. She has a keen interest in youth justice and the rights of the child and has advanced training in family mediation (intercultural context). Caroline has non-profit board experience (as a director of the Society of Ontario Adjudicators and Regulators) and serves on CMCP’s program committee. (Board member since 2016)
Morten Lave, Development Committee
Morten is an independent consultant and an expert in digital and analog design, IC design, firmware and software design and digital signal processing.
He received the equivalent of a master’s degree in computer science from Aarhus University in 1990 after completing a bachelor’s degree in physics. From 1989, he was employed at TC Electronic in a small R&D department; he implemented software, firmware and DSP code for all TC Electronic products released in the first half of 1990s.
Morten left TC Electronic in 2003 to set up TC Applied Technologies a fab-less semiconductor company focusing primarily on the development and delivery of semiconductors and IP supporting audio networking technologies for the professional and consumer electronics sectors. These technologies include the DICE series of chips and the JET PLL.
He served as the CEO of TC Applied Technologies until February 2016 and is now an independent consultant. (Board member since 2017)
Patrick Imlay, Governance Committee
As a Senior Communications Coordinator with Ontario’s Ministry of Energy, Patrick led a series of Long-Term Energy Plan consultations in the fall of 2016. Over a five-week period, Patrick and senior ministry officials consulted with more than 700 energy sector stakeholders and some 500 members of the public in 17 communities across Ontario to discuss the next 20 years of provincial energy planning. He also serves as one of the chief speechwriters for Glenn Thibeault, Ontario’s Minister of Energy.
Patrick previously worked as a Senior Policy Advisor for various Ontario ministries. These include the Ministries of Intergovernmental Affairs; Health and Long-Term Care; and Health Promotion. More recently, he served as a Senior Trade Policy Analyst with the Ministry of Economic Development and Growth’s Trade Policy Branch. This branch will represent the Ontario government in the upcoming NAFTA negotiation as well as the ongoing Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations.
Patrick holds Bachelor of History and Bachelor of Secondary Education degrees from McGill University. He also holds a Master’s of Science in Public Policy and Communications from the London School of Economics. (Board member since 2017)
Robert Spafford, Development Committee
Robert has worked at Cidel Asset Management as a VP, Portfolio Manager since 2006, where he is focused on managing clients wealth in the Energy, Materials and Telecoms industries. Robert obtained his Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from the University of Manitoba in 1996, and went on to earn a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Rotman School of Business at the University of Toronto in 2005. Robert also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, awarded in 2002. Robert is a father of two young boys who have been participants in CMCP programs. (Board member since 2017)