John Shelly – Board Executive Officer
John Shelly was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. Now retired as the Senior Manager of Executive Dining & Event Services for The Toronto-Dominion Bank, John has over 40 years of experience in the food and beverage industry. He has held executive management roles throughout Canada. He has been a volunteer for Moorelands since 1993 and serves as its Executive Officer, Chair of Events and Chair of Planned Giving.
John and his wife, Carol, have been married since 1977. They have four children, two daughters and two sons. He is also the proud grandfather to two grandsons Luke and Jake. During his spare time you will find John up north at the family cottage with his grandsons, playing golf or building rock art.
The inspiration for John’s Contribution:
“Moorelands Kids really is inspirational. Emotionally, physically and mentally the kids learn real life skills. It is not just the little ones but the whole team. The city team and the camp team, everyone plays a part; be it students, campers, teachers, counsellors and staff. Everyone has the opportunity to inspire each other. It is a circle that keeps on getting bigger and better because everyone inspires the next person. Moorelands Kids is the inspiration. That is why I have been a part of Moorelands for so long.”
Robert Webb – Past President
After a career as a partner in, and ultimately president of, a major Canadian consulting engineering firm, Robert Webb founded Webb + Co Limited in 2013 to provide strategic advice, management, and group management services to land development and government clients. Bob is married and has three adult children.
The inspiration for Bob’s Contribution:
‘I joined the Moorelands Kids Board as I believe that we must all play a role in making the world a better place, particularly for vulnerable members of our society. Moorelands excels at teaching children and youth the personal and group leadership skills which they need to succeed in life. My motivation for contributing my time, energy and resources to Moorelands is to help it to grow so that it can serve more youth and serve youth more.’
Heather Brooks, BA, CHRM is a Senior Human Resource professional with extensive experience as an HR leader in the financial services industry. She is currently Sr. HR Business Partner for BMO in Canada, and formerly has worked at two of Canadian big five banks as well as a global reinsurer.
Heather is a past member of the Board of Directors and Chair, HR Committee of Dixon Hall, as well as former Chair of the Committee for Davisville Cup, an annual community fundraising event in support of Philpott Tennis Camps who run tennis day camps across the city.
Having grown up in Toronto, the desire to support children that are growing up in the city she loves has motivated her choices in community involvement. This, plus a lifelong connection with Haliburton and the Canadian Shield makes it especially exciting to continue this work with Mooreland Kids. Heather joined Moorelands Kids’ Board in April 2019 and currently serves as the Chair of Human Resources.
Eryn Fanjoy is currently a tax lawyer at Stikeman Elliott LLP. She graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and was called to the Ontario bar in 2016. While at law school, Eryn was extensively involved with Advocates for Injured Workers, a pro bono organization providing legal services to low-income injured workers in Ontario.
Eryn joined the Moorelands Kids’ Board in April 2019 and sits on the Fundraising and Planned Giving Committees.
Rajesh Raut, CPA, CA is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario and currently holds the position of Chief Financial Officer at Community Trust Company. Raj has over 20 years of progressive experience working with multi-national organizations, focused primarily in the financial services industry.
Raj and his wife Praj, live in Toronto with their two young children Maahi and Rishabh. Raj was appointed to the Moorelands Kids’ Board in September 2018, was Chair of Finance in 2019, and brings his skills and expertise to serving the Moorelands Kids’ community.
Anita M. Stefan is Managing Director and Head of Business Services for Global Markets at RBC. Ms. Stefan is currently responsible for Business Management, Quantitative Analytics, Capital Markets IT, Client Analytics and Trade Desk Supervision for Global Markets. Previous roles at RBC included Head of U.S. Commercial Mortgage Securitization, Capital and Term Funding for Corporate Treasury and Chief Dealer, responsible for the trading and execution of Corporate Treasury’s hedging and discretionary portfolios.
Prior to joining RBC in 1992, Anita worked for Salomon Brothers Inc, located in Tokyo, Japan. While there, she worked in various sales and analyst roles from 1986 through 1992.
Anita has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Western Ontario. She is involved in various volunteer activities including Lead Project sponsor for several micro-finance projects in Kenya and is the Past Chairman of the Board for DevXchange, a Canadian Registered Charity focused on International Development projects around the world. Anita was appointed to the Moorelands Kids’ Board in August of 2019 and brings her skills and expertise to serving the Moorelands Kids’ community.
Angela Waite is Associate General Counsel & Privacy Officer at the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP), one of the largest defined benefit pension plans in Canada. Prior to joining HOOPP in 2010, Angela practiced pensions and benefits law at a large national law firm. She obtained her law degree from the University of New Brunswick and was called to the bar in Ontario in 2008. Angela also holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in Political Science.
Angela is the Chair of the Property Committee and also sits on the Governance Committee. Angela and her husband, Allan, are parents to two young children, Charley and Nate.