Boards of Directors
Renascent’s Boards of Directors
Renascent is comprised of two strategically aligned organizations, each governed by its own Board of Directors. Renascent Fellowship is governed by the Renascent Fellowship Board of Directors and is an accredited leader in the provision of addiction treatment services in Ontario. Renascent Foundation is governed by the Renascent Foundation Board, and is dedicated to supporting the work of the Renascent Fellowship through revenue generation and asset management. Together, the two Boards of Directors work in a joint manner to provide strategic governance and direction to the organizations.
All Board members have a passion to help people recover from substance addictions so that they can reach their full potential — with compassion, respect, empathy, and understanding.
The Boards meet jointly at least quarterly to share information. We have a committee structure to guide our work. Our Annual General Meeting is held in September.
Sue Jaffe, President and Chair, Renascent Fellowship and Renascent Foundation Boards
Doug Wall, Treasurer, Renascent Fellowship and Renascent Foundation Boards
Professional Career: KEB Hana Bank Canada – February 2017 to Present
Board Chair (Appointed May 2018), Board Member, Audit, Risk Management and Conduct Review Board Committees – KEB Hana Bank Canada is a member of the Hana Financial Group, the largest banking service provider in Korea.
Douglas Wall CPA Professional Corporation – October 2016 to Present
After reaching KPMG LLP Partner mandatory retirement in September 2016, I have established my own part-time practice. I focus on corporate, personal and estate tax compliance and advisory services. Recently, I have been involved as the project coordinator for a corporate client to wind up their Defined Benefit Pension Plan and transition their employees to a Defined Contribution Plan.
KPMG LLP and predecessor firms – September 1979 to September 2016
My career at KPMG LLP spanned over 37 years, beginning as a staff accountant for four years at Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. in London, Ontario, and after transferring to Toronto, I progressed through the various staff levels to Partner. During my time in London, my audit clients included property & casualty insurance, manufacturing
and petrochemical production companies. In 1983, I joined the Banking Practice in Toronto as a Tax Specialist. For over ten years, I provided tax compliance and advisory services and tax provision audit support for a number of Korean, Japanese, US and other Schedule II banks and one of the Schedule I Banks.
Board of Directors: Renascent Fellowship
Ron Brooks, Renascent Fellowship
I am a finance professional with extensive experience as Chief Financial Officer of both private and public companies in North America, a Bank executive, Board Member and Financial Consultant. I am presently, CFO of a major Credit Union in Hamilton and am a Board Member and Chair of the Audit Committee of the Global Financial Group of Companies with Assets Under Administration of $1 billion. I am a CPA, CA and hold the designation ICD.D after completing the Directors Education Program at Rotman School of Management in 2016.
Mangesh Duggal, Renascent Fellowship
Rick Jatiouk, Renascent Fellowship
Akwatu Khenti, Renascent Fellowship
Assistant Deputy Minister for Ontario’s Anti-Racism Directorate, Cabinet Office, Akwatu was formerly Director of Transformative Global Health at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and Assistant Professor with the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. Akwatu has a Specialist Degree in Economics and a Masters in Political Science, both from the University of Toronto. He also has a PhD in Health Policy and Equity from York University. Akwatu was involved in a wide variety of international efforts to strengthen mental health and addiction for marginalized communities; and previously led CAMH’s specialized drug treatment and prevention programs for Black youth in Toronto, the Substance Abuse Program for African and Caribbean Youth (SAPACCY). He has been a principal investigator (PI) on several important research initiatives; including a CIHR funded randomized control trial (RCT) to test an anti-stigma intervention in primary health care in Ontario as well as a Grand Challenge in Global Health funded project to improve mental health conditions in Gujarat, India using human rights based approaches. Akwatu also led a hemispheric drug research capacity building collaboration for 10 years with the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission of the Organization of American States (CICAD, OAS. This involves 30 universities and National Drug Commissions across Latin America and the Caribbean. He also led the development of easy-to-follow, culturally adapted cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) interventions for immigrants of Latin American as well as African Caribbean origin (both English and French speaking).
Steve Kruspe, Renascent Fellowship
Susan Raphael, Renascent Fellowship
Susan Raphael joined the Client, Program and Quality Committee of the Renascent Board in Sept. 2014 and was elected to the Renascent Board of Directors in Dec. 2015. Susan is a mental health and addiction clinician, founder and principal of Sustainable Recovery Counselling in Toronto. A Canadian and Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counsellor and Co-occuring Disorders Professional, Susan has a degree from Glendon College, York University, a graduate education in applied psychology from the University of Toronto and has specialized in addiction and recovery since 1999.
Raj Sohi, Renascent Fellowship
Board of Directors: Renascent Foundation
Stephanie Banfield, Renascent Foundation
Terry Hickey, Renascent Foundation
Money Khoromi, Renascent Foundation
Marilynne Madigan, Renascent Foundation
Sandy Shessel, Renascent Foundation
Dan Walshe, Renascent Foundation
Stephen Waymire, Renascent Foundation
Leadership committed to helping people affected by addictions.