Meet the professional staff behind the Vector Institute

Board of Directors

Ed Clark

Chair

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Melissa M. Chee

Charmaine Dean

Janet L. Ecker

Chaviva Hosek

Nadir Mohamed

Michael Serbinis

Melanie Woodin

The Vector Institute also gives thanks to Janet Bannister, Scott Bonham, Vivek Goel, Mary Jo Haddad, Jordan Jacobs, Stephen Lake, Pearl Sullivan, Terrence Sullivan, and Shivon Zilis for their time, energy and dedication as former members of Vector’s Board of Directors. Their vision, insight and experience have been instrumental in establishing and guiding Vector towards its vision and mission.

CEO’s Office

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Tony Gaffney

President and CEO

Liliana Araujo

MANAGER, OFFICE OF THE CEO

Jennifer Gbugho

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Industry Innovation

Sedef Akinli Kocak

DIRECTOR, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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Warren Ali

DIRECTOR, INDUSTRY INNOVATION

Winnie Au

PROJECT MANAGER

Eric Edem Dzeha

AI EDUCATION INTERN

Junid Ebadi

FASTLANE PROGRAM BUSINESS ANALYST

Ramin Fathian

AI PROJECT MANAGEMENT INTERN

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Alyssa Gagné

PROGRAM MANAGER, INDUSTRY INNOVATION

Dhari Gandhi

AI PROJECT MANAGEMENT INTERN

Erik Garcia

PROJECT MANAGER

Vyry George

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR

Shabnam Hassani

AI PROJECT MANAGEMENT INTERN

Zahra Jahangiri

AI PROJECT MANAGEMENT INTERN

Baharin Aliashrafi Jodat

AI PROJECT MANAGEMENT INTERN

Michael Joseph

TECHNICAL EDUCATION SPECIALIST

Himanshu Joshi

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

Lakhan Kadam

AI PROJECT MANAGEMENT INTERN

Amirmohammad Kazemeini

PROJECT MANAGER

Tahniat Khan

PROJECT MANAGER

Umar Khan

Umar Khan

PROJECT MANAGER, APPLIED AI PROJECTS

Manoj Athreya Ashwath Kumar

FASTLANE PROGRAM ANALYST INTERN

Anna Matta

DIRECTOR, INDUSTRY INNOVATION

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Shayaan Mehdi

ASSOCIATE PROJECT MANAGER, APPLIED AI PROJECTS

Diana Moyano

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

Reza Namazi

RESEARCH ANALYST

Fargol Nassiri

RESEARCH ANALYST

Andres Rojas

DIRECTOR, APPLIED AI PROJECTS

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Cameron Schuler

CHIEF COMMERCIALIZATION OFFICER AND VICE PRESIDENT, INDUSTRY INNOVATION

Kathleen Sebastian

ASSOCIATE PROJECT MANAGER

Andre Jeremy Sequeira

AI PROJECT MANAGEMENT INTERN

Muhammad Shahmir Masood

FASTLANE PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Surabie Sivanendran

FASTLANE PROGRAM ANALYST INTERN

Nikki Smith

AI EDUCATION INTERN

Craig Stewart

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, APPLIED AI PROGRAMS

Ali Taiyeb

DIRECTOR, INDUSTRY INNOVATION

Rejoice Van Der Walt

AI PROJECT MANAGEMENT INTERN

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Flora Wan

TECHNICAL EDUCATION SPECIALIST

Bob Zhou

FASTLANE PROGRAM BUSINESS ANALYST

AI Engineering

Arash Afkanpour

APPLIED MACHINE LEARNING SCIENTIST

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Mahshid Alinoori

APPLIED MACHINE LEARNING SPECIALIST

Adil Asif

ASSOCIATE APPLIED MACHINE LEARNING SPECIALIST

Sana Ayromlous

ASSOCIATE APPLIED MACHINE LEARNING SPECIALIST

Edward Chang

SENIOR TECHNICAL PROGRAM MANAGER

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Veronica Chatrath

ASSOCIATE TECHNICAL PROGRAM MANAGER

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Carolyn Chong

SENIOR PRODUCT MANAGER

Mark Coatsworth

SYSTEMS ENGINEER

Omkar Dige

APPLIED MACHINE LEARNING SPECIALIST

David Emerson

APPLIED MACHINE LEARNING SCIENTIST

Adibvafa Fallahpour

APPLIED ML INTERN

Shardul Ghuge

APPLIED MACHINE LEARNING INTERN

Emrul Hasan

APPLIED MACHINE LEARNING INTERN

Roya Javadi

SOFTWARE DEVELOPER – MACHINE LEARNING

John Jewell

ASSOCIATE APPLIED MACHINE LEARNING SPECIALIST

Sara Ketabi

APPLIED MACHINE LEARNING INTERN

Faiza Khattak

APPLIED MACHINE LEARNING SCIENTIST, NLP

Vahid Reza Khazaie

APPLIED MACHINE LEARNING SPECIALIST

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Shweta Khushu

MANAGER, AI ENGINEERING

Farnaz Kohankhaki

ASSOCIATE APPLIED MACHINE LEARNING SPECIALIST

Ali Kore

APPLIED MACHINE LEARNING SPECIALIST

Amrit Krishnan

TECHNICAL TEAM LEAD

Marcelo Lotif

SENIOR SOFTWARE DEVELOPER – MACHINE LEARNING

Franklin Ogidi

ASSOCIATE APPLIED MACHINE LEARNING SPECIALIST

Deval Pandya

VICE PRESIDENT, AI ENGINEERING

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Dhanesh Ramachandram

APPLIED MACHINE LEARNING SCIENTIST – HEALTH LEAD

Ananya Raval

SOFTWARE DEVELOPER – MACHINE LEARNING

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Shaina Raza

APPLIED MACHINE LEARNING SCIENTIST – RESPONSIBLE AI

Shuvendu Roy

APPLIED ML INTERN

Masoumeh Shafieinejad

Masoumeh Shafieinejad

APPLIED MACHINE LEARNING SCIENTIST – PRIVACY ENHANCING TECHNOLOGIES (PETS)

Gauri Sharma

APPLIED MACHINE LEARNING INTERN

Amandeep Singh

SOFTWARE DEVELOPER – MACHINE LEARNING

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Fatemeh Tavakoli

ASSOCIATE APPLIED MACHINE LEARNING SPECIALIST

Armin Toroghi

APPLIED MACHINE LEARNING INTERN

Marshall Wang

APPLIED MACHINE LEARNING SPECIALIST

John Willes

TECHNICAL TEAM LEAD

Justin Yang

APPLIED MACHINE LEARNING INTERN

Health and Technology

Brendan Behan

DIRECTOR, DATA STRATEGY AND PARTNERSHIPS

Jessica Blackman

DIRECTOR, HEALTH RESEARCH OPERATIONS

Sebastian Burlacu

SCIENTIFIC SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR

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Jacky Chen

PROJECT MANAGER, BUSINESS COMPUTING

Ben Davies

CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER

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Janice Da Silva

PROJECT MANAGER, HEALTH AI IMPLEMENTATION

Thomas Deane

BUSINESS ANALYST

Azra Dhalla

DIRECTOR, HEALTH AI IMPLEMENTATION

Kevin Jeong

ASSOCIATE SUPPORT ANALYST

Lynette Kofi

PROGRAM COORDINATOR, HEALTH OPERATIONS & DATA MANAGEMENT

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Ryan MacDonald

DIRECTOR, HEALTH AI IMPLEMENTATION

David Magda

SCIENTIFIC SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR

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Val Morozov

BUSINESS SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR

Rob Naccarato

DIRECTOR, SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING

Maia Norman

PROJECT MANAGER, DATA STRATEGY AND PARTNERSHIPS

Parisa Osivand

DATA STEWARD

Kagiso Phaphe

HPC SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR

Zack Power

HPC SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR

Chioma Precious Uju

PROGRAM MANAGER, HEALTH RESEARCH OPERATIONS

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Anushka Rajaram

HEALTH PROJECT MANAGEMENT INTERN

Kanwalpreet Singh

TECHNICAL SPECIALIST

Roxana Sultan

CHIEF DATA OFFICER AND VICE PRESIDENT, Health

Janice To

HEALTH PROJECT MANAGEMENT INTERN

John Yee

SYSTEMS OPERATIONS MANAGER

Research Operations and Academic Partnerships

Sereen Aziz

RESEARCH OPERATIONS & ACADEMIC PARTNERSHIPS, PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Carly Cummings

PROGRAM COORDINATOR, RESEARCH OPERATIONS & ACADEMIC PARTNERSHIPS

Sam Hadkar

SPECIALIST, AI TALENT INITIATIVES

Cedric Hou

DATA ANALYST

Melissa Judd

VICE PRESIDENT, RESEARCH OPERATIONS & ACADEMIC PARTNERSHIPS

Arber Kacollja

MANAGER, RESEARCH SERVICES

Clarence Magpantay

RESEARCH OPERATIONS OFFICER

Daniel Oltianu

RESEARCH ENGAGEMENT & DATA COORDINATOR

Adam Renkosinski

DIRECTOR, AI TALENT INITIATIVES & ANALYTICS

Sylvia Si Gao

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Johannah Thumb

MANAGER, STUDENT ENGAGEMENT

Taylor Walker

SPECIALIST, INTERNSHIPS & WORK INTEGRATED LEARNING

Caroline Wesley

RESEARCH SERVICES OFFICER

Sherry Zhang

DATA ANALYTICS INTERN

Jackie Zurborg

DIRECTOR, RESEARCH OPERATIONS

Operations

Sameera Ali

TALENT ACQUISITION SPECIALIST

James Boutcher

OFFICE SERVICES ASSISTANT

Gary Burlakoff

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE

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Michelle D’Souza

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER

Geoffrey Forguson

MANAGER, FINANCE

Dafine Fukunishi Del Bianco

HUMAN RESOURCES GENERALIST

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Ivana Hua

TALENT ACQUISITION SPECIALIST

Catherine Kirby

DIRECTOR, HUMAN RESOURCES & CORPORATE SERVICES

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Jessica Loreto

HUMAN RESOURCES ASSOCIATE

Abdur Mohammed

OFFICE SERVICES MANAGER

Mira Ngresi

PAYROLL & FINANCE SPECIALIST

Lucas Parnanzone

SENIOR FINANCIAL ANALYST

Chloe To

OFFICE SERVICES ASSISTANT

Alan Veerman

CHIEF OPERATIONS AND FINANCIAL OFFICER

Marketing, Communications, and Events

Ridha Chilmeran

GOVERNMENT & STAKEHOLDER RELATIONS MANAGER

Kari Clarke-Zemnickis

VICE PRESIDENT, MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

Marcie De Cesare

MANAGER, MARKETING

Ian Gormely

MANAGER, EDITORIAL CONTENT AND THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

Terry Hachey-Collins

DIGITAL MARKETING INTERN

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Jennifer Jenkins

MARKETING SPECIALIST

Chiara Lacey

DIRECTOR, COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT & EVENTS

Dani Makendiran

COORDINATOR EVENTS AND MARKETING

Orli Namian

DIRECTOR, COMMUNICATIONS & PUBLIC RELATIONS

Osebom Joshua Onyeagwu

AUTOMATION AND MARKETING ANALYTICS INTERN

Nadiea Prince

DIRECTOR, COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT & EVENTS

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Natalie Richard

COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST & WRITER

Melissa Rose

EVENTS MANAGER

Kaye Schatz

GRAPHIC AND WEB DESIGN SPECIALIST

Leanna Vu

MARKETING SPECIALIST

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Kylie Williams

DIGITAL MARKETING & ANALYTICS SPECIALIST

Special thanks to Tomi Poutanen for his help in envisioning and establishing the Vector Institute.