WAISC

WAIS 2017 Canada - SPEAKERS

LEADING FACULTY (by last name)

Pat Bolland, Media Consultant
Howard English, Director, CAF Canada

Nick Kyprianou, President & CEO, RiverRock Mortgage Investment Corporation

Darryl Strawberry, Co-Founder, Darryl Strawberry Recovery Center

Pat Bolland, Media Consultant
Longtime business commentator Pat Bolland has been a business thought leader north and south of the border. Pat worked his way up in the investment industry from floor clerk on the Toronto Stock Exchange to VP with a top tier firm before moving into broadcasting. Pat’s been business editor at four major networks, currently Sun New Network on ‘AM Agenda’. He has parlayed his TV hosting skills into media training, corporate PR as well as hosting, moderating and webcasting for events and conferences. Not to mention a lot of lacrosse coaching. Despite all his business and sport acumen he’s best known as “the guy with the ‘stache”. Follow him at @patbolland.

Howard English, Director, CAF Canada
Howard English joined CAF Canada as its Director in 2015, with 25 years of experience as a recognized expert in non-profit governance, communications, donor relations and volunteer development. Howard’s work has benefited countless families.
Howard, a recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee Medal for community service, has distinguished himself as the Senior Vice President of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs – the Canadian Jewish community’s largest non-profit advocacy organization, and as Vice President of Corporate Communications at UJA Federation of Greater Toronto. He played an integral role in United Jewish Appeal’s fundraising efforts by directing the marketing for 10 successive annual campaigns featuring fundraising increases.
His understanding of CRA regulations regarding charities, his insights into donor motivations for charitable giving, his commitment to strong volunteer governance structures for Canadian charities and his communications skills have helped CAF Canada to grow dramatically since its inception nearly three years ago.

Nick Kyprianou, President & CEO, RiverRock Mortgage Investment Corporation
Nick is a seasoned executive with over 25 years of experience in the mortgage industry. Prior to founding RiverRock in 2014, Nick was the CEO at Equity Financial Trust. Before joining Equity Financial, Nick was the President and also a director at Home Trust Company for over 18 years, where he was instrumental in the company’s national expansion, mortgage growth and operations. Nick obtained his degree from McMaster University in 1986, has completed the Executive Program at the Queen’s School of Business as well as the Institute of Corporate Directors Program at the Joseph L. Rotman School of Business.

Darryl Strawberry, Co-Founder, Darryl Strawberry Recovery Center
Darryl Strawberry is described as a legend by many who have been dazzled by the dynamics of his game, the power he possessed at the plate and the story of redemption that continues to bring hope to so many lives. He has earned the legendary nicknames and phrases of one of the most feared homerun hitters in the game of baseball, Straw’s Sweet Swing, Strawberry’s Field Forever and The Legendary Straw Man!
Today, as an ordained Minister, Darryl’s purpose and passion is serving The Lord Jesus Christ by speaking a message of hope and helping others transform their lives through the power of the gospel. “I was once very lost and tormented but now I am found and free in Christ Jesus. I want everyone to experience the saving and transforming power of Jesus Christ.” - Darryl Strawberry

 
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