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Board of Directors


Board of Directors:


Jenny McAdam is a recently retired financial services executive.  She has extensive professional experience in the areas of leadership and strategic planning as well as developing both people and operational platforms.  Given the highly regulated nature of the investment sector, her skills include risk mitigation practices and governance oversight.  Jenny is also a family member of a CHIRS residential client, who has been with the organization for many years.  Having an ABI family member and her involvement with CHIRS has given Jenny a deep understanding of family and staff challenges as well as community accessibility.  Jenny’s objectives in joining the CHIRS Board is to use her pragmatic approach in resolving business issues and her long association with CHIRS in helping the organization achieve its Mission and goals. 

Vice Chair

Dr. Snaiderman is a Neuropsychiatrist trained at University of Toronto, University of Western Ontario, University of Manitoba and UNAM. He is the director of the Neuropsychiatry Clinic at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Neuro-rehabilitation Program, where he has worked for the past 24 years. He has a full time appointment as Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and is cross-appointed to the department of Medicine at the University of Toronto, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department.

Dr. Snaiderman has been an instructor in the “Art and Science of Clinical Medicine Course” at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine and resident supervisor in the Consultation Liaison program and fellowship supervisor in Neuropsychiatry at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto. He is also a member of the Exam Board in Psychiatry for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Canadian Concussion Centre, University Health Network. He is a member of the advisory panel for the acquired brain injury section, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation and a member of the Canadian Psychiatric Association and American Neuropsychiatric Association.

Dr. Snaiderman was co-winner of “The Ivan Silver Award for Excellence in Mental Health Education” given by the University of Toronto, Dept. of Psychiatry. His expertise is in the areas of the cognitive, emotional and behavioural effects of neurological problems such as traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, stroke, seizure disorders and other neurologic disorders. Dr. Snaiderman is a frequent guest keynote speaker and lecturer at several institutions, and community organizations nationally, provincially, and locally.

Secretary Treasurer

Ellen Drevnig (CPA, CA) is co-founder of a boutique litigation accounting and actuarial firm The EF Group. She has expertise in valuing future cost-of-care reports/life-care plans in personal injury cases, loss-of-service reports in fatality claims, and conducting damage quantifications in commercial breach-of-contract and procurement disputes. She is also frequently called upon to critique other experts’ reports in complex litigation matters. In addition to her professional designations and certification in financial forensics by accounting bodies in the United States, Ellen holds a Bachelor of Business Management degree in Accounting and Finance.

Recording Secretary

Kerri MacDonald is a Programming Supervisor for City of Toronto Cultural Events. She is the project lead for Doors Open Toronto and a programmer for a number of city produced festivals. She was co-founder of Art Starts Neighbourhood Cultural Centre, a storefront community arts space founded 25 years ago with a mission to use the arts to promote health and wellness. She also worked as Festival Programmer at Harbourfront Centre. Throughout her career, Kerri has created and fostered partnerships in several sectors, including Health, Culture, Education, Government, and Travel and Hospitality. Kerri has served on the Board of Directors for Coalition for the Homebound and Obsidian Theatre and has directed and produced over 30 plays since graduating from theatre school in 1986. She has also taught acting and drama workshops, including one for the Brain Injured Community.


S. Nina Corrado (B.A., B.Ed.) has been as an educator with the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) for over 30 years. She has taught at the primary, junior, and intermediate levels and in special education for students with a broad range of learning needs. During the second half of her teaching career, she served as an assessment and programming teacher, consulting with and assisting classroom teachers with day-to-day programming and preparation of individual education plans and completing high-needs intake assessments and specialized equipment and support personnel claims. Most recently, she has coordinated the TCDSB’s gifted programs, including the organization and administration of board-wide cognitive testing and liaising with parents and educators regarding gifted programming.  She is a strong advocate for children, adolescents, and adults with special needs and a firm believer in equity and inclusion within education and the broader community.


Erica Teklits was a partner with BDO Canada, retiring from the firm in December 2021. She was the firm’s National Industry Leader for the Not-for-Profit & Education sector for eight years and the engagement partner for CHIRS since 2015. She has over 30 years of experience providing auditing, accounting and advisory services to a wide range of clients, including public and private Not-for-Profit Organizations.

From October 2015 to July 2018, Erica served as a Member of the AcSB Not-for-Profit Advisory Committee. In 2018, she was named a Fellow of CPA Ontario. In December 2017 and 2019, she was appointed and is currently still serving on the Accounting Standards Oversight Council.

Erica is actively involved in the community and has received the Ontario Volunteer Service Award for 15 years of service at Etobicoke Services for Seniors and is currently serving as its Board Chair. She is also Chair of the Community Foundation of Mississauga.


Joseph Pileggi is a long-time member of CHIRS Board.  In addition he is on the Board of the CHIRS Foundation. For over 35 years Joe worked with and was mentored by some of Canada’s best personal injury Lawyers: Earl Cherniak Q.C., Ken Howie Q.C, and Lawrence Mandel

Joseph became one of Canada’s most experienced Law Clerks in both the preparation and presentation of trials and arbitrations.  He dealt primarily with Catastrophic Injury victims - those who suffered quadriplegia, paraplegia, brain injury and amputation. He was part of the War Amputees of Canada’s successful endeavour to have the Canadian government re-compensate Thalidomide drug victims, part of the first independent NHL arbitration on behalf of a disabled hockey player and a participant in the Canadian Residential Schools Class Action.

In June of 2018, Joseph retired.  Currently, in addition to charitable works, he is providing consulting services to accident victims dealing with structured settlements, in particular with those under a “disability” - a mandatory requirement of the Ontario Courts.


Susan Noiles is an Information Technology executive with a focus on realigning services to meet business objectives. She brings extensive experience in governance policy and process, stakeholder relationship management, organizational design, cost reduction and revenue enhancement, and transition management. Susan has spearheaded a number of business critical transformations to deliver improved services and business value.


Lucy Jackson, B.A. (Hons), J.D., is a personal injury and class actions lawyer at Thomson, Rogers. Her practice involves helping people who have been seriously injured in motor vehicle collisions, slip/trip and fall accidents and other incidents. Many of Lucy's clients are individuals who have sustained a traumatic brain injury as a result of an accident. Lucy advocates to ensure that they and their families have access to the medical and rehabilitation treatment they need. In the course of her legal practice, Lucy also works with private and community treatment providers throughout Ontario.

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