Board of Directors


Our Board of Directors provides vision and direction for the organization. They liaise with youth serving agencies, develop relationships with our sponsorship partners and oversee staff and program performance.

Current Directors and Officers as of November 15, 2017:

Jason Rodney, President
Director, Marketing at CPAP Direct

Paul Tedesco, Vice President
Managing Director at Track DDB

Soji Olu, Treasurer
Senior Analyst at CIBC

Levi Spronk, Secretary
Senior HR Systems Leader at Torex Gold Resources Inc.

Robert Rosatelli, Chair of Development
Senior IT Executive, Digital and Agile Transformation, Strategy, Process Automation

André De Abreu Ribeiro, Chair of Governance
Marketing/Advertising/Business Consultant at A2R Communication

Dorian Grech, Deputy Chair of Governance
Director Digital Strategic Initiatives at Mackenzie Investments

Bryan Grant, Director, Finance & Development
Senior Director, Transformation & Major Programs at RBC Royal Bank

Jonah Del Duca-Charny, Youth Director, Program
2011 winner of Toronto Brigantine Deep Sea Award


Additional Honorary Members and Officers of Broad Reach Foundation:
NamePosition Profession & Contribution to BoardYears_on_the_Board
Paul Henderson__Honorary MemberCanadian Sailing Olympian.Keynote speaker, advocate, special events4

Diane ReidHonorary MemberSkipper, 2015-16 Clipper Round the World Race, solo ocean sailor, marine surveyor, sail training instructor. Program volunteer instructor, vessel maintenance and surveying4

Eric HoldenHonorary MemberMeteorologist, Professional Navigator/Strategist, ISAF Sailor, MCA Master 200gt and an RYA Ocean Yachtmaster, most recently skippered the Clipper 70 Henri Lloyd to a first place finish in the Clipper Round the World Race and was awarded the prestigious Rolex Canadian Sailor of the Year honour. Role model, keynote speaker, advocate, special events4

Brenda BowskillYouth
Nursing student, member of Canadian Olympic Sailing and PanAm Games Teams,Laser Radial class. Mentor, keynote speaker, role model, advocate, special events4


Each board member brings their individual qualities to the organization and contributes a minimum of 40 hours active volunteer time each year. Being connected in this way enhances their ability to directly represent the needs of the Broad Reach youth audience.

Broad Reach is always seeking candidates to the Board Directors, standing and ad hoc committees. The Board meets monthly downtown Toronto. Directors are required to actively participate on Board Committees, at events and to support Broad Reach fundraising initiatives. Running a charity is a serious and demanding responsibility – especially with limited financial resources.

Interested candidates with relevant experience, values and appropriate level of professional and personal commitment are invited and encouraged to contact us at [email protected] – we will do our best to ensure that you have a rewarding and impactful experience.

You are also welcome to forward your expression of interest letter to our Executive Director, Marguerite Pyron at [email protected].

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Broad Reach Foundation for Youth Leaders
304 - 20 Lower Spadina Ave
Toronto ON M5V 2Z1
Tel: 416-850-5755
Email: [email protected]