Board of Directors

Ted Moroz

Ted Moroz

Chair of the Board

Ted Moroz has been President of The Beer Store and Brewers' Distributor Limited since September, 2009. In this role he oversees 450 Retail Stores in Ontario, 16 Distribution Centres from British Columbia to Ottawa, and multiple cross-dock facilities throughout Canada, with a total of 7,000+ employees. Ted started his career with The Beer Store (then Brewers Retail Inc.) in 1989, holding various management positions over the years. The Beer Store has been a proud partner of United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 12R24 in organizing an annual Returns For Leukemia Bottle Drive since 2006. Ted joined the LLSC National Board in 2010. 

Gilles Legault

Gilles Legault

Past Chair

Gilles Legault is Senior Counsel, Global Legal Affairs at CN in Montreal where he handles the insurance portfolio for CN and its subsidiaries and the legal affairs for CN’s Supply Chain Solutions Group. Prior to joining CN in 2000, he worked for the Ministry of External Trade of the Quebec Government (1986-1990) in Quebec City before joining the Canadian International Trade Tribunal and the Department of Foreign Affairs (1990-2000) in Ottawa.  Gilles is past Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in North America (CILTNA) in Ottawa (2008-2011), and currently the Chair of CILTNA’s Quebec Chapter.  In May 2016, Gilles was appointed International Vice-President of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport constituted in the United Kingdom.  He is also a member of the Infrastructures, Transport & Logistics Committee of the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec (FCCQ) since 2009, and a representative for the rail industry on the Consensus-Building Forum on Maritime Transport of the Quebec Government.  Gilles was appointed on the Board of directors of the Collège Jean de la Mennais in Laprairie in November 2015.

Within the LLS-LLSC family, Gilles sat on the National Board of Directors of the US Leukemia and Lymphoma Society from 2013 to 2016.  Gilles previously chaired the Leadership Committee of the Light The Night Walk in Montreal.  He was also corporate chair of LTN Walk in 2010. Gilles remains active on the Montreal LTN Walk Volunteer Leadership Committee.

Scott Carroll

Scott Carroll

Vice Chair

Scott A. Carroll is the resident manager of the Cincinnati, Ohio office of Jackson Lewis LLP.  Scott has represented clients across the spectrum of labor and employment law, including wrongful discharge litigation, collective bargaining,union avoidance, and human resources counseling.  He has expertise in drafting,counseling, prosecuting, and defending theft of trade secret cases and/or non-compete, non-solicitation cases.  Scott is a member of the U.S. Sixth Circuit Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, and the Cincinnati Bar Association.  He received his B.S. degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1990, and he earned his J.D. from the University of Cincinnati -College of Law in 1993, where he was a member of the University of Cincinnati Law Review.   Scott became a member of the South Ohio chapter in 2002 and was chapter president in 2005.  

Eli Gembom

Eli Gembom

Treasurer

Eli obtained his CA designation at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Toronto, where he worked in the business advisory and assurance practices. As Principal CA at Segal LLP, Eli's responsibilities include leading audit and advisory engagements. Eli specializes in delivering advisory services such as financial forecasts, cash-flow budgeting, profit improvement and transaction support. In addition, Eli plays a very active role in the firm's marketing and business development. He has experience with the preparation of business plans, financial packages and budgets reports to assist with client financing and restructuring.

Dillon Cameron

Dillon Cameron

Secretary

Dillon Cameron, CFA, joined Deans Knight Capital Management Ltd. in 2000 and has since become a partner of the firm. He is now responsible for managing the Deans Knight Income Strategy. Dillon is actively involved as a mentor in the UBC PMF program, guiding individuals who are pursuing similar careers.

In May 2009, Dillon completed his first triathlon and also became the top fundraiser in Canada as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC) Team In Training program. It is through his involvement with Team In Training that Dillon joined the Light The Night (LTN) team to achieve increased support from the corporate community. As corporate Walk chair, Dillon encourages companies in Metro Vancouver to support LLSC’s mission by registering a corporate team and sponsoring Light The Night with a donation. Dillon was born and raised in Vancouver and lives there with his wife and young twins.

James  Beck

James Beck

Director

Jim Beck is a Certified Financial Planning Practitioner, major shareholder and principal of Hefren-Tillotson, a Pittsburgh-based financial planning/investment firm.  He has over 25 years of experience in investments and financial planning. Jim’s indirect involvement with Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada dates back to 1951 when his 4-year-old brother lost his battle with leukemia.  He has been active in his local chapter in numerous capacities over the past 25 years, including chapter president and treasurer.  Jim joined the National Board in 2008, and serves on the donor development, investment and advancement committees.

Alex Beraskow

Alex Beraskow

Director

Alex Beraskow is a retired management consultant with strong expertise in finance and information technology.  He started his career with IBM in 1969 and has worked within the IT domain since. He has had executive responsibility for 5 consulting firms since 1980 and also founded three consulting companies and sold each of them to international firms.

Currently, he is working as a corporate director for both Not-For-Profit (NFP), as well as corporate boards.  He is a former board member of Lymphoma Canada, Ottawa Singers, Opera Lyra, Rideau Club and the Rideau Tennis and Squash Club. 

Alex has an engineering degree from McGill University and MBA Degrees from McGill University and Ottawa University. He has also completed the ICD (Institute of Corporate Directors) program,

In 2013, he completed the Tour D’Afrique (a 12,000 km cycling trip from Cairo to Cape Town over a 4 month period), the Lands’ End to John O’Groats in 2014 (a 1,500 km trip across the UK), and a 3,000 km trip across New Zealand in 2016. 

Anouk Collet

Anouk Collet

Director

Anouk Collet is a UFCW Canada regional director, with responsibilities including education and training, and collective bargaining. Prior to joining the UFCW Canada National Office in 2008, Anouk Collet was the legal department coordinator for UFCW Canada Local 500, handling contract negotiations and arbitration cases from 2001 to 2008. From 1998 to 2001, she was executive assistant to the Canadian director of HERE.

Anouk is a graduate of the Université de Montréal where she completed both a Law Degree, and a Master's Degree in Industrial Relations. She is also one of the vice-presidents on the Quebec Federation of Labor and the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) Canadian Council; sits on several UFCW Canada committees, as well as committees of the Quebec Federation of Labour; is the secretary-treasurer and co-president of the board of directors of Détail Québec, a non-profit organization financed by the provincial government to promote education and training in the retail sector.

Louis J. DeGennaro

Louis J. DeGennaro

Director


Louis J. DeGennaro, Ph.D., was named president and chief executive officer of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) in September 2014 and now leads the operations of this $300 million cancer patient advocacy agency with headquarters in White Plains, New York.

A critical member of the LLS executive leadership team, he joined LLS in 2005 and was named chief mission officer in 2009, with responsibility for leadership of LLS’s mission functions of research, patient access, education, public policy and advocacy. Dr. DeGennaro is recognized as the key architect of LLS’s cures and access agenda to help save lives of blood cancer patients as well as the LLSTherapy Acceleration Program® - a venture philanthropy endeavor that defined the role of nonprofit organizations in supporting drug discovery and development with the biotechnology industry.

Dr. DeGennaro has more than 25 years of research, drug development and executive management experience in academic and private sector settings. He received his Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of California at San Francisco and did his post-doctoral research at the Yale University School of Medicine. His previous academic appointments include research group leader, Max Planck Institute in Munich, Germany and associate professor of neurologyand cell biology, University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. DeGennaro's private-sector positions include senior director of molecular genetics at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Princeton, NJ, and executive vice president for research and development, SynX Pharma, Inc. in Toronto, Canada.

Rick Lancaster

Rick Lancaster

Director

Rick Lancaster is a retired financial services industry senior executive and former President and CEO of CIBC Life Insurance. Rick served on a not-for-profit board supporting Scouts Canada for 7 years. He was also former chair and director of the Canadian Association of Financial Institutions in Insurance.  Rick has his CPA-CGA designation, an MBA from the University of Toronto and an HBA from the Ivey School of Business, Western University.  Rick is a 6 year survivor of NHL.

Marie Lapointe

Marie Lapointe

Director

Marie Lapointe is a senior executive in the aluminum industry with strategic planning and business improvement experience and a background in engineering.She retired from Rio Tinto as finished products Executive Director, and has held director roles at Steel Mill and Alcan.  She was Business Woman of Year for the Richelieu Sorel-Tracy region in 2014 and the work chair of United Way.  She has been a member of several associations including the Foundation of CEGEP College in Sorel-Tracy.  Marie has a Bachelors in Engineering from the University of Chicoutimi.  Marie’s mother has Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL).  

Gord McFarlane

Gord McFarlane

Director

Gord McFarlane is the Regional Director – Southern Alberta & Okanagan Valley for the CFO Centre, a provider of part time CFO’s globally.  He recently retired from Grant Thornton LLP after a 30 year career, where he was the Regional Managing Partner for Western Canada and a member of the firm’s National Management Committee. He was also the first National Managing Partner of the firm’s Advisory Services across Canada.  Gord is a FCA, FCPA and a Chartered Business Valuator.

Gord is the treasurer and a board member of the HomeSpace Society, a non-profit organization providing housing for Calgary’s homeless.  He is the past chair of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and currently a trustee of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Foundation.

Gord was diagnosed with Prolymphocytic Leukemia in 2015 and began treatment immediately, which included a successful stem cell transplant from his donor, his sister.  

Paul R. Meinema

Paul R. Meinema

Director

Paul Meinema is the National President of UFCW Canada — Paul is also Executive Vice President, UFCW International and a member of the UFCW International Executive Committee.

Paul Meinema’s dedication to UFCW spans four decades, going back to the early 1980s when he first volunteered to serve his co-workers as a shop steward while working at an Alberta meat processing plant.  In 1990, Paul was hired as a UFCW Canada local union representative, and later as a UFCW Canada International Representative. In 2002, Paul was elected as President of UFCW Canada Local 1400 — the largest private-sector union local in Saskatchewan.

In 2009, Paul Meinema moved from his Local 1400 presidency to join the UFCW Canada national leadership team as Executive Assistant to the National President. In 2013, Paul Meinema was elected UFCW Canada National President, and UFCW International Executive Vice President.

Craig Peleshok

Craig Peleshok

Director

Craig has been in the automotive industry all his life, starting with his first job at hisfamily’s GM dealership. For the last 12 years, he has been with Honda and is now the General Sales Manager of Hunt Club Honda.

In 2008, he was diagnosed with Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia (APL). While in treatment for cancer, Craig recognized the need for much needed support for those affected with this disease and so began his commitment as an ambassador for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC).

Craig’s leadership and personal experience with cancer was instrumental to bringing the inaugural Light The Night Walk to Ottawa. He encourages local businesses in Ottawa and surrounding areas to support the LLSC’s mission by registering a corporate team or become a sponsor of the Walk.

Paul Petrelli

Paul Petrelli

Director

Paul Petrelli is a senior executive in the biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry with business leadership and marketing experience. He is currently the President of Biogen Canada and has held senior positions in the pharmaceutical industry.He is on the board of directors of several biotechnical organizations and is also on the volunteer board of the Oakville Hornets Hockey Association.  Paul has a B.Sc.in Genetics and Immunology from the University of Toronto.

Dr. Trang Hoang

Dr. Trang Hoang

Director;Chair of Medical & Scientific Advisory Committee

Award-winning and well-respected by her peers, Dr. Trang Hoang is a founding member of the Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC) where she heads the research unit in hematopoiesis and leukemia. She holds the position of professor, director and accredited member within the Faculty of Medicine at Université de Montréal, as well as, adjunct member of the department of experimental medicine at McGill University.

In addition to her research, she is very involved in training students and postdoctoral fellows who are the scientists of tomorrow through personal supervision. In addition, she serves on the executive board of the Fonds de Recherche du Québec – Santé.

In 2010, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada presented Dr. Hoang with the Murray Margarit Memorial Award. She currently receives funding from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada.