At its September 7 meeting, CameronHelps elected three additional members to its board of directors, adding the significant business skills of the Jarvis Sheridan, [ picture above ] Managing Partner of the law firm O’Connor MacLeod Hanna LLP; Arthur Soler, Past-President of Cadbury Chocolate Canada; and Gary Hassard, former PwC Corporate Finance Managing Director.
“We are indeed fortunate to have these very talented and committed individuals join CameronHelps. I believe that with their proven track record of success in their respective fields that they will have an immediate and positive impact on helping us grow our charity. Our programs are doing well, but our challenge is to create a more robust fundraising model to achieve our goal to be a national organization over the next decade,” says CameronHelps President and Founder David Harris.
“I am very pleased to have Jarvis, Arthur and Gary join the board. They will complement the recent addition of board members: Robert Bracey, CEO and President of Quartet Services Inc., Chad Harper, Vice-President of Confederation Freezers and Catherine Sabiston, University of Toronto Professor and Canada Research Chair, Physical Activity & Mental Health” said Vice Chair Bob Wordham.
“With added support, resources and guidance from our new members, I am very encouraged about achieving our ambitious goals. Our new members have a depth of knowledge, experience and influence that will be tremendously helpful to our organization as we work to grow our Team Unbreakable programs in schools, hospitals, and in the community, says Executive Director Carl Worrell.
Jarvis Sheridan was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1982. Since then, he has been in private practice as the managing partner of the Oakville Ontario law firm, O’Connor MacLeod Hanna LLP. His practice area is in business law, working on legal matters with owner-operated businesses, including tax and succession planning. Jarvis has been a director and Chair of many boards of community-based organizations and has developed a particular interest and specialization in governance matters for the non-profit sector.
Arthur Soler is the retired President of Cadbury Chocolate Canada Inc. Previously, he held senior management positions with Warner Lambert Canada Inc. in both the Consumer Health and Confectionary Divisions. He started his career at Procter & Gamble Canada Inc. Currently, Arthur provides advisory and brand management services to the Packaged Goods and Agri-Food industries and until recently, was an expert advisor with Agri-Food and Agriculture Canada.
Gary Hassard has extensive experience in all aspects of corporate financial and corporate-restructurings, including having held senior leadership positions for more than 20 years. Gary was National Managing Director of PricewaterhouseCoopers Corporate Finance Inc. and partner in charge of the legacy Coopers & Lybrand. In his role with PwC, Gary led the firm’s activities relating to: Mergers & Acquisitions, Seeking and Arranging Funding, Venture Capital Investing, Hospitality and Leisure, Economic and Viability Studies, Operational Reviews, and Refinancing and Reorganizations.