As a health service and housing support provider, we are dedicated to addressing the increasing demands reflected by ever-growing numbers on our waitlists. In March of 2018, the SHIP Board of Directors, CEO, and Executive team identified three key objectives that will move the organization forward to 2021. With support from all levels, our organization remains united in its client-centered approach. Priorities for the next three years have been clearly identified and we are now working towards meeting and exceeding these goals.
- Louise Kindree - Chair of the Board
- Krista Collinson - Director
- Brian E. Scott - Vice Chair
- Hubert Hiltz - Director
- Keith Ward - Director
- Geoff Topping - Director
- Tandra Acharjee - Treasurer
Chair of the Board
Louise Kindree is a Board Member from Caledon. Before retiring, Louise worked for the Federal Government in Human Resources (recruitment, values and ethics) for Health Canada and Environment Canada. Upon her retirement, she began volunteering at Headwaters Health Care Centre (2000-present). Louise Chaired the community-based Physician Recruitment Committee (2005-16), supporting the recruitment of 15 family physicians.
Louise's experience in health care governance is substantial: Louise was elected to the Headwaters Hospital’s Board of Directors (2005-12), becoming Chair in 2010. She was re-elected to the Board (2014-present), becoming Chair for the second time in 2016. Louise cares passionately about improving mental health care services and Chaired the Board of Directors of Peace Ranch (2014-17), leading its amalgamation with SHIP in April 2017.
Krista is an experienced corporate director and senior business executive. In addition to presently serving as a Board Director and member of Finance and Audit Committee, Mrs. Collinson also served as a Director on the Board of the Headwaters Healthcare Centre and Vice-Chair and Treasurer of the Executive Committee, Chair of the Quality and Risk Committee and Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee. She began her corporate governance career in 2012 in Fundraising, Investment, risk management and gained HR and compensation experience through different board committees. She also served as a director on the Headwaters Healthcare Foundation Board and Starlight Children’s Foundation.
Mrs. Collinson’s career as a senior business executive with over 20 years experience with businesses in Canada and Global companies Samsung, Walmart, Toys R Us, Ace Hardware. With extensive experience in Digital and Retail, her background also includes general management, operations, sales and marketing and supply chain across several industries: grocery, health and wellness, apparel, electronics and hardlines. Her career experience in Digital and Technology have been focused on customer experience, innovation and associate engagement to build brand loyalty.
Mrs. Collinson is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Chartered Management Accountant of Ontario and is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors. She is a graduate of Brock University.
Krista and her family live in Caledon where they enjoy the many different outdoor activities in the community.
Brian E. Scott
Brian Scott is a resident of the town of Mono. Brian has led strategic initiatives for over 30 years in the areas of communications, marketing, human resources, technology development, and strategic planning. Brian has held leadership positions within the Ontario Public Service and the University of Toronto, and has served on the board of directors of the Toronto People with AIDS Foundation, "Lbs/sq” Dance Company, Inner City Angels, and the Arts Foundation of Toronto.
Brian is committed to service leadership and is passionate about building a vibrant and sustainable workplace culture. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Toronto and a Technology Diploma from the Information Technology Institute.
Hubert Hiltz has 26 years of policing experience with Peel Regional Police (PRP). He currently holds the rank of Superintendent and manages PRP, Community Safety and Wellbeing Services.
He has served in various capacities with Peel Police, including Vice, Narcotics and Street Level Organized Crime, Intelligence Service, Homicide and Missing Person Bureau, Street Crime Gang Unit, Central Robbery Bureau and 11, 12 and 21 Divisions.
Hubert holds a BA in Sociology/ Anthropology from Carleton University, an Advanced Certificate in Police Leadership from Dalhousie University and a graduate of the University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management Executive Police Leadership Program.
He is very active and involved with youth, as a member of the Peel Regional Police Basketball team and coaching youth in various sports. Before his career in Policing, Hubert worked as a youth counsellor giving him further insight into the activities of SHIP.
Hubert is a member of the following organizations:
- Associated Youth Services of Peel, Board of Director
- Association of Black Law Enforcement, Member
- Old Crows Society - Carleton University Alumni
- Acorn Network/ Acorn Voice Committee, Member
After 32 years of outstanding contributions to the fields of social housing and human services, Keith Ward retired from his position as Commissioner of Human Services and General Manager of Peel Living in 2009 and since been involved mostly in volunteer endeavours.
Throughout his long and successful career, Keith's professional achievements have been a testament to his leadership and vision. In the early 1990s, Peel Living sustained the highest volume of non-profit housing construction in Ontario. Keith's team developed integrated special needs projects and oversaw the transfer of social housing administration from the Province to the Region.
During his tenure, Keith concentrated his formidable strengths in management to prioritize addressing gaps in the needs of the most vulnerable citizens and improving customer service. Keith was a key initiator in the establishment of shelters for the homeless in Peel.
Keith has an Honours BA from the University of Western Ontario and an MA in Economics from the University of Toronto. Even in retirement, he continues to actively contribute to the community. Keith is the past Chair of the Social Housing Services Corporation Financial Inc, past President of the Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association, and volunteers with three community boards.
Geoff Topping has been in the Trucking Industry for over 25 years and has held many roles in that time. Geoff started his career as a Driver and has since held positions in Operations, Sales, Recruiting, and Human Resources.
Geoff currently holds the position of Vice President of Human Resources which oversees; Safety, Recruiting, and Risk Management for Challenger. Geoff has also served Industry associations such as the Truck Training Schools of Ontario where he acted as the Chair of the Carrier committee and is currently the co-chair of the Recruiting, Retention, and HR committee at TCA. In 2018 Geoff was awarded the Trucking HR Canada HR Leader of the Year Award and in 2017 was recognized with the HR innovator Award.
Tandra has more than a decade of experience in various areas of Tax, Treasury, and Accounting. She currently works as a Large File Auditor with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Prior to joining the CRA, Tandra has held numerous positions of increasing responsibilities with industry leaders including; Ricoh Canada Inc., Labatt Breweries of Canada (Anheuser Busch InBev), and ARI Financial Services in multinational environments.
Most recently, she held the role, Manager, Tax & Treasury of Ricoh Canada where she led the department that is responsible for Canadian corporate tax, indirect tax, transfer pricing, liquidity management, and internal control to name a few. In 2015, she was also involved with the acquisitions of Mill Street Brewery and Mike’s Hard Lemonade when working for Labatt. She has a proven track record of leading tax compliance.
Tandra holds an Honours, Bachelor of Commerce from Laurentian University and is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CGA). She lived in the Region of Peel for over twenty years and is committed to raising SHIP’s profile in the community.