Angela Nikolakakos, LLM – Chair
Toronto, Ontario

An effective, results oriented problem solver who provides pragmatic and business centric legal and compliance advice.  She currently holds the title of VP, Legal and Corporate Affairs for Fiera Capital Corporation, a Canadian based independent asset management firm with a growing global presence and approximately C$164.7 billion in AUM as at March 31, 2023. Angela provides legal advice to Fiera Capital’s Canadian asset management business in connection with securities, corporate and regulatory matters such as the creation and development of mutual fund products and their continuous disclosure obligations and the distribution of those products to private wealth, financial intermediary and institutional clients.  She is also responsible for Fiera Capital’s global privacy program.   

She earned a Master of Laws degree from Osgoode Hall Law School, a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Windsor and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto.  She also holds a certificate in Regulatory Compliance and Legal Risk Management for Financial Institutions from Osgoode Hall Law School.   

She is the mother of three boys and spends most free hours travelling between hockey rinks.   


Claudio Grossi

Claudio Grossi – Vice Chair
Toronto, Ontario

Mr. Grossi is a Chartered Accountant and has an MBA in International Business and Finance. Over the last 35 years he has held business and financial leadership roles for a variety of business sectors in Canada, the US and Europe.  Mr. Grossi is employed by Hitachi Rail and is a Board Member of Mobilinx Hurontario General Partnership the builder and operator of the Hurontario Light Rail Transit System and the CFO of Connect 6ix General Partnership the builder and operator of the Ontario Line Subway System.

From 2018 to 2020 he was CFO of Novera Capital Inc., a fintech company that provided blockchain based investment solutions through innovative fund structures.From 2002 to 2018 he was Managing Director of Finance for the 407ETR Highway and drove significant systems and operational changes with the Company. From 1996 to 2001 he was the Corporate Controller of a US publicly traded international Biotech Company based in Atlanta, Georgia and previously was the Managing Director of their Italian and Spanish Operations from 1992 to 1996. From 1987 to 1991 Mr. Grossi worked for Deloitte in their audit and financial services areas in Canada and later in Italy. He has been a Board Director of Lymphoma Canada since 2017 dedicating his services to the organization since his father passed away from Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.

Pranav Bhardwaj

Pranav Bhardwaj – Treasurer
Toronto, Ontario

Pranav Bhardwaj is a Senior Manager with Deloitte’s Strategy, M&A and Analytics practice based out of their Toronto office. An experienced Management Consultant he specializes providing advisory services in Strategy, Innovation and AI in the retail, pharma, financial services, mining and defense sectors. He has worked with over 2 dozen Fortune 500 clients, in over 10 countries in a career spanning 10 years. His experience includes large scale business and digital transformations, while also developing strategic roadmaps and conducting assessments for his clients.

Pranav completed his Masters in Business Administration from Ivey Business School and Western University and prior to that obtained his Bachelors of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from RVCE Bangalore. Over the last 5 years he has been involved with various non-profit organizations in advisory and board capacities. Pranav has also served as an adjunct faculty for Schulich School of Business and University of Toronto in the past.

GEE, Thomas Jonathan Bryan, MBA, FCPA, FCA – Director
Edmonton, Alberta

Tom was an assurance partner with RSM Canada LLP, an international public accounting firm from which he retired in August of 2021. He has extensive experience with not-for profit organizations, particularly in governance and risk management, where, over a forty-three year period, he served on boards or as the auditor or financial advisor. He has served on numerous task forces and ad hoc committees with CPA Alberta that reviewed and commented on proposed changes to the accounting and auditing standards in Canada.

Most recently, he completed a term on the Private Enterprises Advisory Committee of CPA Canada. Tom is a long-time resident of Edmonton, Alberta where he lives with his wife, three adult children and six grandchildren. Tom was born in Ottawa, Ontario. He is a very proud Canadian and is also proud of his Chinese heritage.

Danielle Harrison, FCAS, FCIA – Director
Toronto, Ontario

With an extensive background in finance, risk and actuarial science, Ms. Harrison has been a key driver of innovation and transformation within prominent Canadian financial services organizations. During her 30-year career in banking, insurance, and investments, she served in a broad range of executive leadership roles including Head of Corporate Strategy, Chief Risk Officer, Actuary and Vice President Capital Governance representing publicly traded and privately held companies as well as a cooperative and a crown corporation. Ms. Harrison holds an Honours Bachelor of Mathematics degree in Actuarial Science and a minor in Statistics from the University of Waterloo. She is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (CIA).

Ms. Harrison is a values-driven, empathetic leader who believes in the power of mentorship, celebrates diversity, promotes equity, and fosters inclusion through leading by example. As a long-time volunteer in her community and profession, Ms. Harrison believes that passionate volunteer engagement can make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. She is honoured to support Lymphoma Canada in its mission to empower patients and the lymphoma community through education, support, advocacy, and research.

David Kerr, C.Dir – Director
Toronto, ON

David is a senior legal executive who provides strategic counsel to executives and management in diverse business sectors. His broad perspective is gained from progressive experience in professional advisory and governance roles. He is adept at risk identification, negotiation and solution facilitation in collaboration with diverse parties across public and private sectors. David is currently a senior lawyer with Axiom Law and has held senior counsel and governance positions in several large Canadian organizations. He has served on both not-for-profit as well as public sector boards, holding a primary governance role in each, and has a Chartered Director (C.Dir) designation from The Directors College/DeGroote School of Management. 

Robert Michon

Robert Michon – Director
Gatineau, Quebec

Mr. Michon is an entrepreneur and independent consultant, specializing in the strategic use of IT. He is involved in a number of startups in the IT sector as an advisor and an investor. He was the co-founder of 4Degrees, Quebec City’s only Tier III colocation center, sold to Videotron in 2015. During his nearly forty-year career, he has provided consulting services throughout North America to companies including Oracle, American Express, CA Technologies, Fujitsu, Taleo and Suntrust Bank.

Mr. Michon has extensive governance experience having held board positions in both for-profit and non-profit organizations. He holds a Chartered Director (C.Dir.) from McMaster University. He also holds a B.Sc.(Hons), an M.B.A. and several other professional certifications.

Robert joins Lymphoma Canada as a way of “giving back” after the support he received during his personal fight against non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Eddy Nason – Director
Ottawa, Ontario

With over 20 years experience in health, Healthcare, health systems and health research, Eddy Nason brings provincial, national and international expertise to his role as Director, Health at the Conference Board of Canada. He has advised numerous government departments on health and research system development and analysis, as well as providing science foresight exercises for the UK government. He is an acknowledged international expert in Research Impact, having authored numerous influential reports, tools and frameworks to assess impact and train others in research impact assessment. Eddy was part of a three-person expert advisory panel on evaluation, impact analysis and data capabilities for CIHR, and has advised research funders across Canada and internationally on health research strategies and ecosystem management.

Prior to working for the Conference Board of Canada, Eddy was Director of Strategic Impact and Evaluation at Genome Canada, Assistant Director at the Ontario SPOR SUPPORT Unit (OSSU) and worked with a number of think-tanks in Canada and the UK. Eddy is a Board Member for the Ottawa Heart Institute Research Corporation, part of the Advisory Board for the CIHR Institute for Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis, a lead on research impact narratives for the Canadian Health Services and Policy Research Alliance, and an advisor to the Ontario HIV Treatment Network. He has an MPhil from Cambridge University in molecular genomics and a BSc from Edinburgh University in developmental biology.

Lawrence Reiter
Toronto, Ontario

Lawrence Reiter has spent over 25 years in leadership roles in the Pharmaceutical Research Industry in Clinical Development and Operations. His experience includes the successful development of safe and effective treatments for pediatric growth hormone deficiency, malaria, and allergic rhinitis. He has gained expertise in the drug development process for rare diseases and Oncology. Lawrence has worked in multiple regions around the world and managed global studies in more than 40 countries. In addition, he is accredited by and remains in good standing with the Society for Quality Assurance as a Registered Quality Assurance Professional in Good Clinical Practice (RQAP-GCP).
Lawrence is an experienced public speaker and is involved as a part-time instructor for the Applied Clinical Research program affiliated with the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University. Lawrence holds a PhD in Public Health and a Master of Science in Medicine. Originally from South Africa, Lawrence is a proud Canadian, and grateful to be of service to Lymphoma Canada, as a means to give back to the community and in honour of friends and family who have been exposed to the disease

Matthew Roebuck, MBA
Toronto, Ontario

Matthew is a strategic leader who brings a blend of business, technical savvy, team leadership, and collaboration to help connect the dots between teams to solve problems and deliver results. He has more than 20 years of experience in product, and customer experience roles in the Telecommunications and not-for-profit sectors.
Matthew currently serves as Head of Product at telMAX Inc. leading delivery of its fiber-based telecom products in Ontario. Prior to this, he worked at Movember where he led initiatives to drive and support annual fundraising plans in both the P2P and B2B segments contributing positive outcomes across teams in five global markets. Through much of his career, Matthew has taken on positions with increased leadership and accountability at Rogers Communications including Director of Customer Experience and Director, Video Product Management where he launched innovative products and features, transformed service delivery models, and drove digital transformation in both consumer and business segments.
He holds an MBA and BBA from the Schulich School of Business. Matthew is also a committed community leader and a Movember Platinum Club and Hall of Fame fundraiser since 2009.

Roger C Rowley – Director
Calgary, Alberta

Roger is a results-oriented business executive with 40 plus years’ experience in marketing, communication, strategic planning, fundraising and non-profit management. Roger is a true believer that in business, as in life, great things come from great relationships, relationships built on trust, respect and honesty.

Roger spent his formative years in advertising and marketing consulting in Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary to such clients as Rothman’s of Pall Mall, Nabob, Ontario Lottery Corporation, Whistler/Blackcomb, BC Tourism, Alberta Distillers, the BC Pavilion@Expo 86 and Greyhound Air. While in Toronto, Roger received his certification (CAAP) from the Institute of Canadian Advertising.

In 1991, Roger pivoted from advertising to non-profit joining the Heart & Stroke Foundation of BC and Yukon, as Director of Marketing and Communication and later Major Gifts. It was while in this position that Roger gained a whole new appreciation for the Not-For-Profit sector generally, the value volunteers and the importance of relationships in fundraising specifically. During his time there, the Foundation won the National Fundraising Award two years in a row.

In 1995 Roger and his family moved to Calgary and where he briefly rejoined the advertising industry to take on the launch of Greyhound Air. After Greyhound Air, Roger returned to non-profit management as Executive Director of the Petroleum Communication Foundation (PCF). The mission of the PCF was to inform and educate Canadians about the petroleum industry and the role its products play in our daily lives. To increase the credibility of the PCF and their publications, Roger introduced a multi-stakeholder review process, which engaged both “friends & foes” as reviewers in the development of all new content, driving a dramatic increase in the acceptance of the PCF and its products.

In February of 2005, Roger was asked to consult on the creation of the Centre for Energy Asset Management Studies (CEAMS). CEAMS, in partnership with SAIT Polytechnic successfully created a 2-year Diploma in Energy Asset Management for the “business side” of the energy industry. In 2007, Roger was appointed Executive Director taking over responsibility for day-to-day operations of the enterprise and managing the ongoing relationship with SAIT.

In March of 2017, Roger began treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. After receiving two years of amazing care, and being “clear” for three more, Roger is very excited to be joining Lymphoma Canada.

Pamela Skrabek, MD – Director
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Dr. Pamela Skrabek is a Hematologist and Associate Professor in the Section of Hematology and Medical Oncology in Winnipeg with a Masters in Community Health Sciences. Her position is dedicated to clinical work with a focus in lymphomas including a leadership role as chair of the Lymphoproliferative Disease Site Group for CancerCare Manitoba. 

Blair White – Director
St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador 

Blair has been working in the technology sector his entire career, with the past fifteen in various leadership roles within digital health. Blair has a personal passion for enabling digital health to enable improved health outcomes.

Formally educated with two undergraduate degrees at St Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia where he was also a member of the varsity basketball team and won a national university championship during that time, along with a Masters program from McGill University l. Blair enjoys his free time in nature with various outdoor hobbies and also coaching youth basketball. Blair will be in the coaching staff for the NL provincial make basketball team at the upcoming Canada Games in August of this year.

Honorary Governors

Alyssa Burkus | Oakville, ON

Joseph Connors | Victoria, BC

Terry Creighton | Toronto, ON

Paul Henderson | Mississauga, ON

Nick Iozzo | Vaughan, ON

Anwar Knight | Toronto, ON

Dr. John Kuruvilla | Toronto, ON

Harold Olney | Montreal, QC

Laurie Sehn | Vancouver, BC

Sharlene Smith | Victoria, BC

Deb Sterritt | Salmon Arm, BC

John Sutherland | Hamilton, ON

Sabina Vohra-Miller | Toronto, Ontario

Paul Weingarten | Toronto, ON