Kristi MacKenzie is the Director of the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant (HNHB) Regional Cancer Program (RCP) based with the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre (JHCC) and Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS). She has her Honours Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto, and Masters of Health Administration from the University of British Columbia. She also completed the Certified Health Executive Program with the Canadian College of Health Leaders. Throughout her career, Kristi has been recognized for her abilities to engage with partners and oversee the implementation of regional health systems strategies. She is a health promotion advocate with a passion to enhance community health and equitable access to care.
Dr. Susan Waserman, MSc, MD, FRCPC
Chair, Medical and Scientific Commitee
Karen’s vast knowledge allows her to work with clients on most topics pertaining to their finances, including tax minimization, real estate, tax planning, charitable-gift planning, corporate and partnership restructurings, effective use of family trusts and planning relating to estates, succession and insurance. Both of Karen’s children struggled with asthma and she volunteers with Asthma Canada because she supports its initiatives to help families understand and control this disease.
Secretary & Chair of Governance and Nominating Committee
Firdos is an accomplished global financial services executive & change champion with expertise in driving value through M&A integrations, business transformations, customer experience management, organizational design and efficiency. He previously served as SVP International Banking at Scotiabank, from which he retired following a distinguished career of over 40 years. Firdos is a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers, holds an MBA & ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors. Firdos was diagnosed with asthma in his teens and has been able to control it through an effective management program. He would like to see a future without asthma!
John is past Chair of the Board, a position he held from 2016-2020. John is also an integral part of “Team Asthma”. He is a senior lawyer in Toronto, and has, with the exception of when he lived in New York teaching law, been a resident of Toronto. He has a Bachelors Degree (Honours) as well as his J.D./LL.B from the University of Western Ontario, and is completing a Masters of Law at the University of London (England). John is very passionate about his role on the Board because like millions of other Canadians, he also has asthma—which was diagnosed later in life.
Dag Enhorning is the President of Siltech Corporation, a manufacturer of specialty silicones. Prior to joining Siltech, Dag worked as a CPA in the Calgary office of Ernst & Young, specializing in American and Canadian personal tax. Dag lives in Toronto with his wife and two children and enjoys golf, biking and family vacations. Dag’s interest in Asthma Canada stems from his father’s extensive research to help premature babies afflicted with Respiratory Distress Syndrome survive, and his subsequent research to find a cure for asthma.