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Our Board of Directors

To support Geneva Centre for Autism in fulfilling its role as a Canadian and international leader in the development and delivery of autism services and programs, the Foundation is fortunate to have an outstanding team of corporate and community leaders providing strategic and fundraising counsel. We are pleased to introduce our governance volunteers.

Board of Directors


Carolyn Ayson is a senior Project Management Professional (PMP)®, currently leading business analysis, quality assurance and practice management in the Direct Channels department of TD Bank Group. Prior to this role Carolyn was responsible for project portfolio governance at TD Securities and spent many years in the wealth management industry. As a mother of two special boys, Carolyn has been involved with Geneva Centre for Autism since 2003. Carolyn is passionate about giving back to the community. A Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM), she founded the first known Toastmasters club for people with disabilities in the Toronto area. She is also the PMO leader for Ascend Canada and is a certified yoga instructor who teaches karma yoga classes at Geneva Centre for Autism in her spare time. Carolyn graduated with a Hon. B.A. from the University of Toronto.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/carolynayson


Alexandra Yep is a Tax Partner at KPMG LLP. Alexandra is a Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant and a U.S. Enrolled Agent. Using her extensive Canadian and US personal and payroll tax knowledge, she assists her clients with the management of their cross border employees. In her “spare time”, Alex has volunteered each year on the GCA’s annual fundraiser committee since September of 2010 and joined the Foundation Board in September of 2014. Leveraging her accounting and business background, Alex served as the Foundation’s Secretary/Treasurer from 2015-2016 and was elected to Vice President in 2016. As a parent of a child on the ASD spectrum, Alex has a passion to support organizations like the Geneva Centre for Autism to provide critical services to those impacted by ASD.
https://ca.linkedin.com/in/alexyep


Priscilla Sutini has international experience as an independent management consultant and as a project manager. She is a certified Project Manager Professional (PMP) with an MBA from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.

Priscilla came from the financial services industry where she spent 15 years in different progressive roles including serving as a Manager in the Community Relations of TD Bank Group and TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (TD FEF). As an advocate for volunteerism, Priscilla is passionate about giving back to the community and the environment. She was a Volunteer Ambassador and the Green Team Co-Chair for TD Bank Group’s Marketing department. She has led hundreds of employees and their families to come out and plant trees in the community as a site leader between 2012 – 2015 on one of TD FEF’s flagship programs - TD Tree Days.

Priscilla is committed to driving positive and meaningful change in people’s life, especially in helping people overcome their perceived disabilities. Her involvement with the Geneva Centre for Autism is in support of her conviction to drive positive change to those impacted by ASD and help them focus on their abilities rather than their disabilities.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/priscilla-sutini-mba-pmp-374789102


Susan Cayne is the founder of Cayne Consulting, a consulting agency that develops corporate and marketing strategies for organizations of all sizes. Susan is also an executive coach, providing individual career coaching to people looking to expand their career horizons.

Previously, Susan spent close to 20 years in various senior leadership positions in both global and entrepreneurial organizations. Having started her career in Finance at Procter & Gamble, Susan quickly transitioned into increasingly senior Marketing roles at both Procter & Gamble and PepsiCo. At PepsiCo, Susan launched PepsiCo’s largest consumer loyalty program to-date, Pepsi Access, a Canadian-led web based platform supported by 360 degree activation. From PepsiCo, Susan moved to Spin Master where she focused her efforts on driving the US and international marketing efforts for several portfolios and led numerous product launches and marketing campaigns. She then moved to Calgary where she was brought into Jugo Juice to turn-around a declining business and develop long-term strategic plans. Susan successfully helped grow the business by repositioning the brand, launching a new menu, evolving the media mix and digital marketing go-to-market strategies and redefining the vision for the company’s health’s platforms.

Susan is a proud mother of two young girls, an active volunteer at their school, and recently co-led a Girls Empowerment Workshop series for 6-8 year olds. Susan’s family and friends have been touched by autism so she is looking to give back by utilizing her business leadership skills to help families unleash the potential in their children.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-cayne-15908a5


Alex is a partner with KPMG’s International Corporate Tax Services Group in Toronto.  He has been with KPMG for 28 years and has practiced tax for 25 years.  He graduated from Western University in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts (Finance and Economics) and obtained his chartered accountant / CPA designation in 1992.  At KPMG, Alex advises multinational corporations and has experience coordinating cross-border tax structures, implementing international financing structures, advising non-Canadian corporations on investing into Canada, advising Canadian corporations on operating internationally, and structuring domestic and international acquisitions, dispositions, and reorganizations.  Alex has been a board member for both the Centre and Foundation since 2010.  As Treasurer of the Center Board, he leverages his CA / CPA designation to provide oversight in connection with financial matters.  Alex also chairs the Finance Committee and is a member of the Foundation Board. When not working, Alex enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons - actively engaging in his sons’ sporting activities, travelling, playing piano and guitar, and vacationing in northern Ontario.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/alex-feness-7bb4707


Paul Jachymek is a lawyer at Metrolinx specializing in Infrastructure and Projects. Paul has worked in major law firms with a focus on Mergers and Acquisitions, Projects, Procurement, Construction, Financing and Corporate/Commercial matters. He has an MBA from the University of Toronto and an LLB from the University of Windsor. Prior to law, Paul was a Business Consultant focused on turning around underperforming businesses and large business units.  He has experience leading and working with multidisciplinary teams with companies in various industries including hi-tech, transit, heavy manufacturing, food processing, services and hospitality sectors. Paul is the father of young son who continues to use the services of the Geneva Centre for Autism. Paul joined the foundation board in 2016.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-jachymek-27946415


As the Director of Marketing and Partnerships at Career Edge Organization, Tabatha McIntyre leads in the communication effort to overcome the barriers that exist so that those in need can secure meaningful employment. Setting the marketing direction and strategic vision for the organization is her primary objective. With over 15 years of leadership in marketing, product marketing, and brand management in both the public and not-for-profit sectors, Tabatha has connected premium brands such as All-Clad, Krups, T-Fal, Thermos, Nike Golf, Wilson Sporting Goods and Descente to the consumer through multiple channels of media and distribution nationally. Bringing a brand and its story to life in the marketplace is always at the core of her focus and attention. 
https://www.linkedin.com/in/tabatha-mcintyre-322b008/



Jenn Tremblay is an executive with TD Bank Group currently leading business management and shared services for Canadian Personal Banking Operations. Prior to this, Jenn led program and project delivery for TD's digital channel and has spent over 17 years in financial services. Jenn received her MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University and also holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations. As the parent of a young daughter on the ASD spectrum, Jenn has a strong interest in ensuring that resources and funding are available to support the needs of families and individuals living with ASD at all stages of life.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennifertremblay


Judy Welikovitch attended McGill University (B.Comm) and Osgoode Hall Law School (LL.B.). She has spent her career working on social justice issues. For more than 15 years she was the Executive Director of a not-for profit community-based legal clinic funded by Legal Aid Ontario. As the clinic's Senior Counsel, the focus of her legal practice was in the area of immigration and refugee law and administrative law.  As the ED of the clinic reporting to a Board of Directors, Judy was able to lead the clinic in broadening the range of services offered to include a housing help service, a housing support service and a mental health service, all funded by the City of Toronto.

Most recently, Judy has developed and written successful proposals for funding for a child welfare service which addresses the issue of the disproportionality of Black children in group and foster care, and an anti-gang program that addresses the causal issues of youth gang-involvement in order to support Black gang-involved youth in exiting their gangs.

Judy joined the Board of Directors of the Centre in September 2015 and was elected President in September 2016. She is also a member of the Governance, Human Resources and Finance and Audit Committees. Having worked as the ED of a not-for-profit legal clinic, Judy brings her legal and governance expertise, her not-for-profit management experience and her experience in working with diverse communities to the strategic leadership of the GCA. She has a strong interest in autism issues and in helping the GCA to meet the new and emerging needs of people living with ASDs and of their families.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/judy-welikovitch-bcomm-ll-b-698b0977