We are governed by a volunteer Board of Directors who provide strategic oversight to ensure that all our resources are used in pursuit of our mission and mandate. The directors come from various backgrounds and lend their expertise and guidance to help us continue to innovate and provide the right aid to the right people at the right time.
Sherrill Colling was a Registered Nurse for many years, then started her own decorating business called Accentricks. She has a long history of volunteering including at the Centenary Hospital in Scarborough, the Rockyview Hospital in Calgary where she was also appointed to the board, Heart House Hospice in Mississauga, and the Special Olympics golf program. She and her husband Doug have been GlobalMedic volunteers since 2016 and have participated in many events, fundraisers and trade shows, and helped set up the Emergency Food Program.
Jim Dainard has over 19 years experience as an accountant. Jim is a Chartered Professional Accountant and an Honours graduate with a Bachelors degree in Accounting from the Goodman School of Business at Brock University. He spent the first part of his career in public accounting, primarily with BDO Dunwoody LLP, then moved to IT and financial services. Jim has been in the mining industry for the last 10+ years, building a northern Canada gold mine. Jim brings significant leadership and financial expertise to the GlobalMedic team.
Gord Martineau is the iconic former anchor of CityNews at Six where he worked as Senior Anchor for 39 years. Martineau earned a reputation as one of Toronto’s favorites and was honored with many awards including The Academy Of Canadian Cinema and Television’s Humanitarian Award, Canada’s Best News Anchor and the Toronto Sun’s favorite seven times. Gord is still active with several charitable causes and has traveled the world chronicling the lives of people who struggle to survive in the developing world.
Sean Reid has been employed with one of Canada’s leading financial institutions for over 20 years. He provides support for both organizational direction and initiatives undertaken. Sean has been on the board of GlobalMedic since its establishment in 2002 and continues to provide strategic support to the charity and its mission.
Rahul Singh founded the David McAntony Gibson Foundation (DMGF) in 1998 to honour the memory of his best friend. He has personally led over 30 GlobalMedic missions around the world and is the charity’s Executive Director. Rahul has been a professional emergency worker since 1988. In 2009, Singh received Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 award from Caldwell Partners and in 2010 was named as one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. In 2012, he was invested as an officer of the Order of Ontario.
Ruth Uy has 25+ years in the energy sector. She is a long-standing board member in areas of social justice in the GTA. Her experience in oil and gas, wind, and natural gas distribution throughout North America is in the disciplines of operations, environment, safety and incident investigation. Ruth specializes in strategy, goal-centered innovation, compliance-driven decision making, and inclusion engagement. Ruth has been a hands-on volunteer with GlobalMedic since 2018.