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Board of Directors

Pradeep Rajah | Board Chair

Arun Thomas|Past Board Chair

Suzanne Nurse | Vice Chair

Brendon Lalonde | Secretary

Brad Stafford | Director

Pat Belleau | Director

Slate of Nominees for the 2020-2021 Board of Directors

Current & New Board Members (being nominated for a new three year term):

Arun Thomas – Arun has completed his sixth year on the Board and is a Past Board Chair. Arun is the Chief Information Officer at Dynacare and has prior business experience with the Ministry of Community and Social Services and Manulife. Arun has been active with community and church groups and the MS Society. 

Suzanne Nurse – Suzanne has completed two three year terms on the Board and is the current Vice Chair. Suzanne is also a past Board Secretary and Chair of the Nominations Committee.  Suzanne is the past Vice-Chair of the Peel District School Board and School Trustee for Wards 2 and 6 and is currently the Administrator for Ministers Network Canada. She has worked with the United Way, United Achievers, local resident groups in Heart Lake and Brampton North West Connect.

Patrick Belleau – This is Patrick’s first year with Rapport’s Board of Directors. He is a Detective-Youth Engagement with Peel Regional Police. 

Returning Board Nominees (who are in the middle of a current three year term):

Pradeep Rajah – Pradeep has just completed his eighth year on Rapport’s Board and is the past Vice-Chair and current Chair of the Board. He lives in Mississauga and is the Principal of Mississauga Secondary School and the past Principal of North Park Secondary School in Brampton and is a past Vice-Principal of Humberview, Gordon Graydon Memorial and Fletcher’s Meadow Secondary Schools.

Brendon Lalonde – Brendon has just completed his fifth year on the Rapport Board. Brendon is the current Board Secretary. He is the Managing Director, Healthcare Provider Business Lines at Dynacare and has prior business experience with Cancer Care Ontario and The Boston Consulting Group. His non-profit and volunteer background includes Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Fred Victor Centre and the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council.

Brad Stafford – Detective Sgt. Stafford is a 22 year veteran of the Peel Regional Police and is starting his third year on the Board. His service has included 11 and 21 Divisions and has worked in investigations and intelligence. He is currently in charge of the Robbery Bureau. His past non-profit experience includes: Area Representative for the United Way and JDRF, MS Society, Special Olympics, Victim Services, Backpacks for Kids and Princess Margaret Hospital.

Retiring Members of the Board:

The following board member has retired from the Board during the past/current board year. 

Don Cumming – Don retired during his sixth year on the Board. Don is the Manager of Business Development for TD Bank, GTA West Commercial Banking Group and has been with TD for over 30 years.  He is on the Executive Committee of the Brampton Outstanding Business Achievement Awards and is a Director on the Brampton Board of Trade. Don was a past Treasurer of Rapport’s Board.

The Board thanks Don for his many years of service and support for Rapport.