MADD Toronto Board of Directors

Everilda Ratnakumar

President

Everilda began volunteering with the MADD Toronto Chapter in 2009. Everilda previously served on the Toronto Chapter Board of Directors as the Volunteer Coordinator from 2011-2013 after which time, she became Toronto Chapter President. Her interests include public awareness and various fundraising initiatives. Everilda is currently employed by the Toronto Police Service and works in the Strategy Management Unit after having completed a Master’s Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice Policy.

Jason Weichel

Secretary

Jason has been a volunteer with the MADD Toronto Chapter since 2010 and joined the MADD Toronto Chapter Board of Directors as a Member at Large in January 2015. Jason was previously awarded the MADD Canada Victim bursary and currently sits on the MADD Canada Bursary selection committee. In 2001, Jason’s mother, Dorothy Weichel, was killed by an impaired driver. Volunteering with MADD was a helpful way for Jason to deal with his grief. In 2011, Jason helped create the Ryerson University student club Stop Impaired Driving Student Association, which remains active. Jason currently serves as the Chapter Secretary.

Jen Simon

Treasurer

Jen joined the MADD Toronto Board of Directors as a Member at Large in July, 2014. She currently serves as the Chapter Treasurer and Fundraising Co-lead and had previously served as the Chapter Secretary from 2014-2016. Jen’s interests include policy development, fundraising, public awareness, and education. Jen is currently employed by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and has a Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Administration.

Carolyn Swinson

Director of Victim Services, Toronto Chapter
and Regional Director for Ontario East,
MADD National Board

Carolyn has been a volunteer with MADD Canada for over 20 years. She has held many roles in the organization including President of the MADD Toronto Chapter, President of MADD Canada from 1999 – 2001 and Chair of the National Board. Carolyn currently provides support to many victims in the Toronto area. She does many media interviews for MADD, she speaks to students at the TIPSY program, and to groups of impaired drivers at “The Missing You” and “Springboard” programs. She has received many awards for her volunteer work including a Governor General Caring Canadians Award, two Queen’s Jubilee Medals, Ministry of Transport Award for Road Safety, and MADD Canada’s Volunteer of the Year Award. Carolyn has been committed to MADD’s mission “To stop impaired driving and to support the victims of this violent crime” after the death of her eldest son Rob. Rob was killed by an Impaired driver almost 12 years to the day after his grandfather had also been killed by an impaired driver.

Leigh Rosar

Director of Marketing and Fundraising

Leigh Rosar has returned to the Toronto Board for a second term as of September 2016 as Director of Marketing and Fundraising. With over 20 years of experience in the areas of Marketing, Strategic Planning, Corporate Partnerships and Sponsorships, Leigh is working with the board to develop an on-going sustainable strategic plan for the chapter to meet it’s marketing and funding needs.  Leigh has spent the majority of her career in the shopping centre industry and is currently the Director of Retail Marketing and Specialty Leasing for Oxford Property Group; providing strategic direction and oversight to Oxfords Canadian Shopping Centre and Office Retail portfolio in the areas of marketing, speciality income, and retail innovation.

Jordan McCool-Morin

Member at Large

Jordan has been volunteering with MADD Toronto since 2015 and joined the board of directors as a Member at Large in June of 2018. He was previously awarded the MADD Canada Louise Twerdy Leadership Bursary in 2016 and has spoken to youth on behalf of MADD at the TIPSY program that takes place at St. Michael’s Hospital. In 2008, Jordan’s mother and grandmother were killed by an impaired driver. Volunteering with MADD and making an impact on youth has helped Jordan find some purpose and positivity from such a negative event.

Caroline Tutakiewicz

Member at Large

Caroline joined the MADD Toronto Board of Directors in October 2018. With over 4 years of progressive leadership experience in the areas of talent acquisition/development/retention, risk mitigation, and strategic growth; Caroline aims to ensure sustainable growth for the Toronto chapter of MADD. Caroline is currently the Director & Head of Investigations, Financial Crimes at RBC; enhancing investigative processes and standards to continue the departmental transformation to meet the increasing expectations of regulators.

Kelly McCarten

Member at Large

With over 25 year’s experience, Kelly has worked both client and agency side delivering innovative thinking, profitable growth, and building brands.  She worked for Coca-Cola for 10 years and then in 2007 started her own consulting company working with start-ups to multi-national companies, winning awards for the integrated campaigns she led for Heart and Stroke Foundation.  In, 2013, she was then sought out to be CEO for LAUNCH! Brand Marketing.  She turned an unprofitable agency around and sold it 2 years later to Acosta Mosaic Group, the largest Retail and Experiential agency in Canada.   Kelly is currently, SVP of Mosaic Retail where she leads a team of over 100 employees and manages 2 of the largest retailers.

Kelly is one of Canada’s top thought leaders in her field –  Past Board Director with University of Guelph Alumni and CAPMA, and ICA member, Professor at Humber College for 2 years for Marketing and PR, guest speaker at University of Toronto Rotman School of Business, University of Guelph, Carleton University, Humber College and George Brown College.

Kelly is dedicated to both mentorship and elevating women in the industry.  She mentors young adults entering the workforce, and is part of the Mosaic Mentoring program.  Kelly also started a Women’s Club that is all about bringing together smart, successful women in order to give back and coach and mentor future leaders.  She recently spoke at the Carlton University Women of Business Conference and the Microsoft Tech Summit on diversity.