Board of Directors
Judy G. Goldring, LL.B, ICD.D, is President and Chief Administration Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of AGF Management Limited, an independent Canadian global asset management firm trading on the TSX. Judy received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Toronto and earned her LL.B from Queen’s University. She was called to the bar in 1993 in the province of Ontario. Judy is also on the Board of Directors of the Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC). Judy has been an active fundraiser for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and is presently on its National Capital Campaign. In 2015, Judy was inducted into the Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women Hall of Fame, having been recognized in 2012, 2013 and 2014 by the Women’s Executive Network. In 2010, she was honoured as one of the Women’s Post Top 20 Women of 2010. Judy’s two daughters have attended TFS since PK, and are now in Senior School.
Dr. Josep L. González
Head of School
Dr. Josep L. González is TFS’ Head of School. Dr. González brings to TFS exceptional academic and international experience. Prior to his appointment in 2015, Dr. González was Headmaster at the British School of Barcelona (BSB), an international and co-ed school. He holds a Ph.D. in English literature from the University of Oxford, and has been department head, and a language and literature professor and lecturer, for over two decades at prestigious schools and universities, including Eton College and the University of Oxford. With a passion for languages, he speaks French, English, Catalan, Spanish and Italian fluently. Among his other accomplishments, Dr. González has designed a pre-university syllabus for Cambridge International Examinations, written award-winning novels and has been a cultural commentator and media spokesperson on many educational topics, including bilingualism in schools and developing students’ international mindedness.
Shernee Chandaria is the President of Conros Corporation, a manufacturer and distributor of a variety of adhesive-based products and solutions with a focus on innovations that make lives easier. She is also a governor on the North York General Hospital Foundation Board. Shernee is a proud “lifer” TFS alum, and has two children at TFS.
Laura Dottori-Attanasio leads the Risk Management function, which encompasses all areas of strategic, market, credit, operational, liquidity and reputational risk, as well as compliance and anti-money laundering. Previously, Laura was Global Head of Corporate Credit Products where she was responsible for Corporate and Global banking and ran all credit activities for CIBC's Capital Markets. Laura has over 20 years of experience in the financial sector. Before joining CIBC, she was with one of Canada's Chartered Banks where she held a number of senior positions. Laura is a member of the Board of Directors of Teck Resources and Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. She is also Chair of the Major Individual Giving Cabinet for United Way of Greater Toronto. She has been inducted into the WXN "Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada" Hall of Fame. Laura resides in Toronto with her husband and four children.
Mitch is a Partner and the chair of the Pensions and Employment Practice at Torys LLP. He is the founder of the National Institute on Ageing at Ryerson University, a former adjunct professor at both the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and Osgoode Hall Law School and a published author. Mitch is also chair of Ryerson University’s Board of Governors, chair of the North York General Foundation Board of Governors and a former member of the Board of Trustees of the Ontario Science Centre. He was the recipient of a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, the Ontario Bar Association’s Award of Excellence in Pension and Benefits Law and was named one of the 25 most influential lawyers in Canada by Canadian Lawyer magazine. Most importantly, Mitch and his wife, Leslie, are the proud parents of two boys at TFS.
Marie Garneau is a partner in the Banking & Finance and Mergers & Acquisitions Groups at Stikeman Elliott LLP where she is also a member of the Associates’ Committee in the Toronto office. She holds a Bachelor of Civil Law from Université Laval and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Ontario. Marie has been a regular guest lecturer in the Joint JD/MBA Program at the Schulich School of Business and Osgoode Hall Law School. Marie has a daughter in Senior School who has attended TFS since PK.
Sandra Sullivan Keeley
Sandra is the Director of Strategic Events for UJA Federation of Greater Toronto. Her role drives strategic decisions, processes and changes for the annual campaign arm of the UJA’s fundraising team. Formerly, she was Manager Community Engagement and Events at North York General Hospital Foundation. Previously, she worked at Bloomberg LP, as a markets reporter and BMO Nesbitt Burns as a repo and money market trader. She has a long history of volunteerism and philanthropy in the local community. Sandra has a B.A. in, Political Economy and English from Bishop's University. She is the proud parent of Annie, class of 2019 and Parker, a Senior School student.
Christian is the founder and managing partner of Impression Ventures, a VC firm focused on investing in Seed and Series A deals in the fintech sector. Lassonde is a founder, having built and sold Virtual Greats, a luxury online IP rights broker, and Millions of Us, a digital agency. Christian spent a decade in San Francisco building software for Second Life, LucasArts and Electronic Arts and selling solutions to Sony, Nike, Warner Brothers, General Motors, Coke, Intel and many more Fortune 500 companies.
Dan is the Executive Vice President & Chief People and Culture Officer at Shaw Communications Inc. With over 23 years of experience, Dan has an extensive background in HR strategy, leadership, talent and change management, labour and employee relations, total rewards and organizational effectiveness gained across various industries, including aerospace, consumer packaged goods and communications. Dan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto, majoring in Labour-Management Relations, a post-graduate diploma in Human Resources, as well as various certificates from Queen’s University, the University of Michigan, the Wharton School of Business and Harvard Business School. Dan also sits on the Make-A-Wish Canada board and performs various volunteer roles with the U of T. Dan and his wife Maria are proud parents of Luke and Harry who are TFS students at the junior and senior school.
David is a Fellow, Certified Public Accountants Association of Canada. He is a former Vice Chair, CIBC and former Canadian Ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean. He currently advises corporations and provincial governments on financial matters. David’s son attends the West Campus.
Matt Mortazavi is an engineer, chartered arbitrator and construction adjudicator specializing in construction. Mortazavi holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree (B.A.Sc.) and a Master’s of Applied Science degree (M.A.Sc.) in civil engineering with specialization in Construction and Project Management, both from the University of Waterloo. He also has a Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) in Global Business Law from the University of Toronto. He is licensed to practice engineering in the Provinces of Ontario, Alberta and British Colombia. Mortazavi is member of four prominent dispute resolution institutes and is an advisor to many government organizations. Mortazavi is on the board of directors at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Canada Branch. He is also the founder and owner of Mortazavi Construction Consulting Inc. (MCCI), where he operates a dispute resolution and construction litigation support practice as well as construction and project management.
Roger is the President of the Tallman Group, a growth company widely recognized as a market leader in its industry. Prior, he was a co-founder of Cormark Securities, an institutional equity boutique in Toronto, where he held various positions over 18 years. Most recently, Roger was Managing Director, Investment Banking and held internal roles including Deputy Chair / Risk Committee and Audit Committee. Roger holds a CFA designation as well as a BA in Economics. Roger is also a member of two private company boards in the U.S. and is an advisor to a family office, as well as a small venture capital fund. Roger has been an active member of the TFS community, having served as the Chair of the TFS Foundation for the past three years. Roger, and his wife, Jennifer, have three children attending both the Junior and Senior Schools.
In her role as President with the Sprott Foundation from 2005-2017, Juliana worked closely with Canadian Indigenous groups and was honoured to receive both a Spirit Name and a Star Blanket. Juliana worked to find and fund innovative projects that addressed urgent human need, hunger and homelessness here in Canada and globally. She was a student at TFS’ West Campus from 1980-1985 and her three children are now happy students there as well.
Azin Tabrizi-Holder ’94
Azin Tabrizi-Holder ’94 is a serial entrepreneur and currently CEO of Met-Scan Canada Ltd. Azin joined TFS in Level III to complete the International Baccalaureate programs, which she had started in Spain. She went on to complete her honours degree at the University of Toronto in embryology and genetics, followed by her MBA in science and technology at Queen’s University. Her career began in biotechnology, consulting and ultimately her passion for start-ups led her to be the founder of a specialty pharma company, COO of a social video platform, and currently owner and CEO of a security engineering firm. As an alumna, parent to a Grade 7 student (Zoe), and now the president of the TFS Parents’ Association, she is committed to contributing to the growth and success of TFS.