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FINANCE & ACCOUNTING SECTOR HUB PRESENTERS

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Finance & Accounting Sector Hub Facilitator

Heather F. Turnbull
Founder – Lanaverde Inc., Turnbull Consulting Group

Heather Turnbull helps Not for Profit and Corporate sector organizations develop strategy, articulate relevancy and impact, and implement solutions that are potent, innovative and sustainable.

Heather's facilitation techniques support important conversations, build consensus, and guide implementation for real progress. Her 25+ years experience includes assignments in mergers and acquisitions (specifically talent development and culture integration), leadership, and employee and volunteer engagement.

A native Maritimer, Heather has proudly served in numerous volunteer capacities at both the executive and committee levels, including Global President of the Association of Career Professionals (ACP) International, as well as extensive involvement with the IEP Conferences.

Afternoon Sector Hub Panelists

Trini Mitra, CPA, CGA
Manager of Finance and Information Technology Services
Ontario Heritage Trust

Trini Mitra has 15 years of financial management and accounting experience, including over a decade serving in various roles with the Canadian Opera Company and Opera Atelier. He is currently the Manager of Finance and Information Technology Services for the Ontario Heritage Trust, an agency of the Provincial Government of Ontario.

An active volunteer, Trini sits on the Board of Community One Foundation and The Toronto Consort, providing assistance on financial decision-making and funds investment advice. He brings a unique perspective, enthusiasm and successful work history representing both the not-for-profit and government sectors.

Susan Chong, CPA, CGA, CFA
Manager, Investment Governance
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

Susan Chong obtained her Bachelor of Commerce with the University of Toronto after immigrating to Canada as a young adult, and is currently pursuing her MBA part-time at Southern New Hampshire University. Susan’s fifteen years of experience in accounting and finance includes various project management and leadership positions, most recently serving in a governance role at a large pension fund.

Susan enthusiastically believes everyone deserves the best in life regardless of their background: to demonstrate her commitment, she is an active volunteer in mentoring new immigrant professionals in Canada, promoting the benefits of financial literacy, and helping adults with the financial skills to live a fully engaged life.

Glorious Okpali, CPA, CMA, MBA
Senior Accountant
Canadian Stewardship Services Alliance (CSSA)

Glorious Okpali serves in a senior accounting role with CSSA, an organization representing the recycling interests of Canadian businesses across several provinces and jurisdictions. CSSA offers convenient, clever, environmentally sustainable ways for consumers to dispose of the paper, packaging and products these businesses create—from newspapers to glass, metals to plastics.

Prior to coming to Canada from Nigeria in 2006, Glorious held progressively responsible positions within the manufacturing, pharmaceutical and personal care products industry. Glorious volunteers on the Board of Directors of a condominium corporation, as well as contributes to The Mentoring Partnership and other initiatives to assist students and new immigrants with their career aspirations.

Nadiya Koshtura, CPA, CMA, Masters of Accounting
Controller
Old Mill Toronto Resort and Spa

Nadiya Koshtura is the Controller of one of Toronto's premier hospitality destinations, The Old Mill, featuring banquet facilities, fine dining, a boutique hotel and spa. Her varied work experience includes positions in pharmaceutical, distribution, property management, entertainment, consulting, and real estate development.

In her free time Nadiya loves to volunteer with her church and the Ukrainian Youth Association, as well as explore her new country (and new home), appreciative of Canada’s diversity of cultures and religions.