Club Executive 2016-2017
President: Scott Teglasi
Scott is currently a Senior Consultant working with CGI, a technology consultancy to government and industry. Prior to that, he was the Chief Technology Officer of a technology startup based in Toronto. He’s been a programmer for many years, with a specialization in backend server software development and DevOps.
His involvement with Rotary started a few years ago when a friend urged him to check out a local club. Once he came out to his first meeting, he was hooked. The vibrant atmosphere, the great people and the great things the club was doing for communities local and abroad was just the thing he was looking for.
President-Elect: Jennifer Bucci
Jennifer Bucci is a professional marketer and a trained music therapist. Jen was one of our most memorable guest speakers when she gave an interactive and amusing talk on the power of music as a therapeutic tool. Since officially joining the RCTS in 2014, Jen has served as Vendor Relations Manager for two consecutive Toronto Wing Festivals and as a member of the Club Service and Membership committees. What drew Jen most to Rotary was meeting like-minded people who care about their community and desire to do good for others while also having a great time. When she isn’t out helping others to save the world (and also when she is), Jen is a devoted pet parent to her two felines, Madeleine and Samuel.
Past-President: Odile Lagacé
Vice-President: Steven Oen
This is Steven’s fifth year being a Rotarian and he was delighted to serve as the club’s President for 2013 – 2014. Before the club chartered, Steven served as the Club Administration Chair and was involved in organizing the club’s inaugural Wingfest event.
Although relatively new to the Rotary family, Steven has been involved in organizing various charitable and cultural events for many years. Becoming a Rotarian seemed to be a great fit with his belief of giving service above self.
Steven is a Financial Consultant with Investors Group, where he helps individuals and families with their short term and long term goals, such as buying a home, paying for an education, living well in retirement or planning their estate.
Secretary: Kevin Quan
Kevin Quan is past Charter President of the Rotary Club of Toronto Skyline, past participant of Rotary Group Study Exchange, and Rotaract. He has participated in Rotary since 1993.
He was the Chair of Toronto Wingfest presented by the Rotary Club of Toronto Skyline in 2014.
Professionally, Kevin Quan owns Toronto-based Kevin Quan Studios which designs high performance bicycles. His portfolio of work includes Cervelo, Diamondback, Knight and Neil Pryde. His work has been featured in: GQ, Men’s Health, Wired, and I.D. Magazine.
Treasurer: Karen Deme
Karen is a production test pilot at Bombardier’s Toronto site, flying the Global and Q400 aircraft. She joined the Rotary Club of Toronto Skyline in July 2015 to become a more engaged and useful member of her community. She enjoys the diverse range of guest speakers, the opportunities for volunteering, and the fun and fellowship found in this young and energetic group.
Sergeant at Arms: Nadine Alby-Treleaven
Nadine joined RCTS as a charter member in 2012 and was a member of Toronto Rotaract before that. The opportunity to engage in some volunteering and community service is what attracted her to Rotary initially, but the friendship and fun is what keeps her coming back for more! She is a pharmacist and enjoys the caring and community aspects of her profession for many of the same reasons. Nadine enjoys acrylic painting, reading, skiing, and the company of good friends.
Current Committee Chairs 2015-2016
Administration: Alana Scharfstein
Alana’s first encounter with Rotary happened as an extremely serendipitous series of events lead to her traveling to Bangalore, India from Saskatoon on a Rotary Group Study Exchange in 2013. While not a Rotarian as of yet, she was amazed by the generosity, warmth, and community commitment all Rotarians showed her both while in India and upon returning to Saskatoon and she knew she wanted to find a way to become more involved. A move from Saskatoon to Toronto in 2013 resulted in Alana looking for opportunities to meet people in this new, much larger hometown. Stumbling upon this fantastic club provided both a chance for greater involvement in Rotary and a great place to generate a social network with like-minded Torontonians. Alana works as an elementary band and music teacher in the TDSB and loves grooving it out at music concerts and stretching it out in the yoga studio.
Foundation: Daniel Chapman
Daniel Chapman is an immunologist with a passion for understanding how viruses evade our body’s defenses and turn them against ourselves. After completing his Bachelors of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Northern British Columbia, including an internship in analytical chemistry with Syncrude Canada Ltd., he traveled to the University of Toronto for his PhD in Immunology. Daniel was deeply involved with the Immunology Graduate Student Association, serving as Co-President after several years organizing events for the department. Currently he enjoys training for marathons and local triathlons, as well as rock climbing in his spare time.
Service: Ross Barclay
Ross was born in Montreal and in addition to Canada has also lived in Kenya, Singapore, Indonesia, and Japan. He attended Trent University and the University of Toronto. He works as a software engineer at a startup company in Toronto. In his spare time Ross likes beekeeping and working on his classic car.
Public Relations: Karlina Bear
Karlina has been a Rotarian since May, 2014 and she is the current Chair of the PR Committee. She joined RCTS because she wanted to get more involved in the community and meet new people. She has enjoyed helping to organize Trivia Night fundraisers and hearing guest speakers at weekly meetings.
Karlina works in marketing and is currently managing advertising campaigns across Canada. Prior to this, she lived in the U.K. for five years, where she studied, worked, and travelled around Europe. She is enjoying living in Toronto and exploring the great outdoors with her dog, Teddy.
Membership: Sunnie Yu
Aaron is a qualitative healthcare researcher at the Electronic Living Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Cancer Survivorship Research (ELLICSR) based at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. Hailing from the good ol’ U.S. of A., Aaron attended the University of Hawaii where he earned a Bachelor in Psychology. He then moved about (including to South Korea and the United Kingdom) where he ultimately earned an MSc in Medical Genetics. Aaron finally wound up in Toronto, Canada, where he earned a Master in Health Informatics Degree from the University of Toronto.
Aaron is a charter member of the Rotary Club of Toronto Skyline and past administration & service chairs as well as past vice president and public relations chair. When not writing weird stuff for SB Nation, Aaron likes chilling with his lady love Julie, their 4 cats, and just generally doing positively miscellaneous things. Also, he was infracted for getting his own bio up late on the website so, shame on him! 🙂
Amber Anderson is a charter member of RCTS. She joined Rotary after participating in the Rotary Youth Exchange Program, and after 7 years as a Rotaractor. Amber is a government relations professional who speaks Danish, loves travel and comes from a dairy farm outside of Stratford, Ontario.
Member of Skyline since June 10th 2014. Works in Toronto as an inspector for Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
Previously spent almost a decade in various food manufacturing facilities in GTA. Lives in Cabbagetown.
Mr. Anthony is a Charter Member of the Rotary Club of Toronto Skyline. He came for the Fellowship but then stayed for the Community Service. He dabbles in fotografia and often acts as the Club’s paparazzo when he is not occupied with vetting the city’s chicken wings and wrangling celeb judges for Toronto Wing Festival. Professionally, he is an internationally renowned consultant-for-hire mechanical designer of Tour de France bicycles and bicycle parts. The University of Toronto’s Faculty of Engineering (Department of Metallurgy and Materials Science) once awarded him a Master’s Degree in Applied Science. In his spare time, he runs a top-level amateur cycling team sponsored by his own private-label boutique brand.
Graham Greenland is a charter member of the Rotary Club of Toronto Skyline. Prior to Rotary he was a long time Rotaractor. Contributing to his community has been lifelong passion for Graham, and being a part of the energetic group of Skyliners always reinforce that. Graham is a bio-medical engineer working on devices to support the detection and treatment of infectious diseases.
Julie is a 1st year Resident Physician in Family Medicine at Scarborough General Hospital. She completed medical student at the University of Toronto in 2015. Prior to studying medicine, Julie completed a MSc in Medical Genetics and two undergraduate degrees (BMus(H), BSc(H)).
Julie is the Founder and Chairperson of the Canadian World Education Foundation (CWEF) Tanzania. Through CWEF Tanzania, Julie is extremely dedicated to empowering and creating leadership opportunities for vulnerable children, especially young women, and reducing inequities in health status.
Julie is a Charter Member of the Rotary Club of Toronto Skyline. She has served 2 years as Club Service Chair, organizing volunteer opportunities for Club members in downtown Toronto, and is currently in her third year as Foundation Chair. In this role she has successfully received Rotary District Grants for local (Toronto) and international (Tanzania, Cambodia) community development projects. She has extensive experience in project development and implementation.
Julie loves Rotary because it fosters a sense of belonging and provides opportunities to connect with like-minded people in different fields as well as fun and meaningful ways to serve your community.
Kristen is currently employed at the Bank of Montreal as a Manager of Administration and Projects for the Corporate Finance Division.
She has been involved with the various projects and community work at the Rotary Club of Toronto Skyline from early 2014 and officially joined as a member in January 2015.
Outside of work, Kristen enjoys hiking, travel, cooking and checking out all the cool things the city has to offer.
Liz Greenland’s passion for Rotary began at McMaster University. She joined the Rotaract Club within weeks of her freshman year, and never looked back. Liz was Club President in 2013-2014 and currently holds the position of Past-President and Club Service Chair. She was also President, Communications, Community Service and Club Service Chair for the Rotaract Club of Toronto. In her professional career, Liz works in marketing and business development. Her passion is wellness and healthy living, and feels very fortunate to currently work in this dynamic field. She also has extensive experience as an events specialist. Liz recently started curling and has been known to hit a few good spikes on the volleyball court. She is also a proud new pet owner to Duke, a percocious lhasa apsa/miniature poodle.
Lora Flanagan started attending Rotary club events in November 2013 and she officially became a member of RCTS in March 2014. The amazing people of this club, fun social events and volunteer activities convinced Lora to join RCTS. Working in Human Resources, Lora and has a Master of Industrial Relations and Human Resources degree from the University of Toronto. As well, Lora enjoys welcoming travelers into her home as an Airbnb host. In her spare time, Lora loves to bicycle, run, travel, try out new restaurants, explore Toronto and watch movies.
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