Linden King – Chair
Linden King is an information technology professional and is a graduate of Ryerson University in Telecommunications Management. Linden has made extraordinary contributions to the betterment of our community distinguishing himself through a multitude of leadership roles. He is The Chair of Mayor Crombie’s Black Caucus City’s anti-Black racism strategy, The Chair for the United Way Greater Toronto Black Community Advisory Council, Co-Chair for The Peel Region Police Black Community Advisory Group, the past Chair for The Liberty Silver Foundation, past Vice Chair for The Congress of Black Women Mississauga Chapter Non-Profit Housing Inc. and was The Community and Stakeholder Liaison for The Toronto Caribbean Carnival. Linden also serves as a Board of Directors for the Mississauga Arts Council and the Canadian Mental Health Association Peel Dufferin. Furthermore, is an advisor with the Region of Peel Community Safety and Well-being System Leadership Table and was a volunteer with The Ontario Trillium Foundation, Halton-Peel Grant Review Team. In 2015 he was selected as a torchbearer for Toronto’s Pan Am Games, recognized as a Top 100 Black Canadian Role Model and was the recipient of the Gordon S. Shipp Memorial Award as Mississauga’s 2015 Citizen of Year. Linden has also received the Volunteerism and Community Service for Guyana’s 50th Republic Anniversary Celebration Committee and was one of four (4) Blacks change makers in the GTA recognized during Black History Month. Linden also has an appreciation for providing help and support to strategic initiatives that address the factors contributing to crime and violence. In addition, Linden donates his time and effort by mentoring and encouraging youth to remain active in their community.
Luz Del Rosario – Past President
Luz is a Consultant, Compensation, Benefits and Pension with Diversicare Canada Management Company, Inc., a management company that manages long-term care and retirement facilities. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, major in Management from the Philippines. A few years upon arriving in Canada, she completed Human Resources Management at University of Guelph and received her Certified Human Resources Professional designation in 1996. Luz was involved as the Director of Heritage Mississauga, President of the Catholic Women’s League, Chair of the Carassauga Festival and President of Culture Philippines of Ontario. She was also the recipient of Mississauga’s Citizen of the Year Award for 2006.
Paul Renwick – Vice President
Paul is an Assistant Crown Attorney in Peel and has been a resident of Mississauga for over a decade. His community involvement ranges from participation in a number of non-profit boards, including in the child care and health sectors. Paul has also participated in mentoring and education of high school students in Mississauga about the justice system and courts.
Paul has a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in history, as well as a Bachelor of Laws all obtained from Ontario universities. He has lectured and written extensively on the law.
Mary Ellen Bench – Secretary
Mary Ellen retired after a 30 year career in public service, the last 18 years of which were as City Solicitor at the City of Mississauga. Mary Ellen is currently Counsel at Dentons and is a Senior Advisor at StrategyCorp. Mary Ellen is certified by the Law Society of Ontario as a specialist in Municipal Law, local government / land use planning and development law. She has received many professional awards over the years including the Ontario Bar Association, Award of Excellence in Municipal Law, 2019; Canadian Corporate Counsel Association, Professional Contribution Award, 2019; Osgoode Hall Alumni Gold Key Award, 2016; Tom Marshall Award, Ontario Bar Association, 2015; and the Bruce Noble Award, International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA), 2012.
Mary Ellen has a BA in political science from York University and attended Osgoode Hall Law School. She was called to the Bar in Ontario in 1986, and is recognized by the Law Society of Ontario as a certified specialist in Municipal Law, Local Government/ Land Use Planning and Development and is also designated as a certified inhouse counsel (CIC.C) by the CCCA and Rotman School of Business. She participates as a speaker in many forums, as an executive-in-residence at the Rotman CIC.C program, and has been honoured with awards from many of these associations.
Rohan Pansare – Corporate Reporting Analyst – Infrastructure Ontario
Rohan Pansare is an Accounting and Finance professional who possesses diverse experiences in financial analysis and accounting, ranging from a variety of industries including Education, Healthcare, and Public Accounting. He is concurrently completing his MBA while working for the School of Accounting and Finance at Ryerson University and is an Accounting & Business Lecturer – Queens College of Business, Technology, and Public Safety. Rohan also possesses technical and quantitative knowledge in the field of accounting through the completion of a Bachelor of Accounting degree from Brock University. Rohan has volunteered extensively over the years, from coaching soccer at Erin Mills Soccer Club to assisting with the Conservation Youth Corps at the Credit Valley Conservation. Rohan is passionate about empowering children to be the best version of themselves through education and collaboration, to build capacity for a bright and successful future.
Joseph Chaung – Director
Mr. Joseph Chaung is the Founder and President of C4P Inc. He created this company for Product Design and Project Development, Sales and Marketing of new innovative products especially, products of Green and Alternative Energy.
Joseph graduated from University of Ottawa with a Bachelor Honour Degree of Social Science. Joseph has more than 30 years experiences in the product design and development industries in the North American, Asian markets and European countries. He successfully developed many new products around the world with many inventors and designers. Joseph is recipient of the Canada Senate 150th Anniversary Medals.
He is also a Director of the Product Innovation Technician Advisory Committee, Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning, Humber College. Being Founder and Immediate Past President of the Oakville Chinese Business Association and Director of the Hong Kong Canada Business Association, Joseph continues to build the best network for our Canadian Business Entrepreneurs to Hong Kong and other countries across the world.
Joseph was the Co-Chair of the Community Crime Awareness Day Event for years and is also a Board Member of the Mississauga Chinese Business Association. He is now also a committee member of the Peel Region Police Chief’s Advisory Committee in Canada. Joseph is also an active Director of the Hong Kong Canada Business Association and Chair of HKCBA Annual Gala Event.
Sarah Ramsook – Director
Sarah Ramsook is a strategic operations professional in the field of data and analytics. With a passion for equitable access to care her community involvement ranges across the health sector, nonprofit organizations, and multi-service agencies. Sarah holds a Masters in Business Administration M.B.A. from The University of Toronto and a Masters of Science MSc from York University.
Maqbool Walji – Director
Maqbool Walji is an entrepreneur, a strong advocate for Crime Prevention Awareness, Public Safety, Seniors Safety, Affordable Housing, Mental Health Awareness and Youth engagement. His is actively involved with the Peel board Faith Forward committee, interfaith Council of Peel, Food Banks, and MIC security leader. Maqbool has a background in electronics engineering and has successfully completed many business leadership courses globally including at Schulich School of Business. Maqbool has seen the exponential growth in Mississauga over the years and believes crime prevention and crime awareness is one of the top priorities to ensure Mississauga continues to be one of the safest cities in Canada.
Lilian Kwok – Director
Lilian is the Director, Business Development and Human Resources for Nations Fresh Foods – a new brand of the Oceans Fresh Food Market in Ontario, Canada.
Lilian has been the President of the Mississauga Chinese Business Association (MCBA) for two terms (2012-2014) & (2014-2016) as well she is the President of the Hamilton Chinese Business Association.
She has over 25 years of experience in the human resources field, specializes in providing high impact training, coaching and performance enhancement services to organizations, individuals and professional delegations.
Besides business development, she has been actively involved in community service for over 15 years and was a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal Award in 2013 in recognition of her contribution to the community. In March 2016, Lilian was awarded the Leading Women’s Award by the Ontario Minister Responsible for Women’s Issues.
In addition, Lilian sits on a number of boards and committees, including the Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee (DIAC) of the City of Mississauga and the Global Hamilton Council of the City of Hamilton.
Lilian holds a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA) and is also a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP), an internationally recognized designation in the human resources field.
Cynthia Ulba – Director
Cynthia Ulba is a retired senior communications professional with more than 30 years of expertise in all aspects of corporate communications. She has managed external communications, issues management and public relations in both public and private sector organizations.
Most recently, Cynthia was a Senior Communications Advisor for the City of Mississauga. Prior to that she had advisory roles at the (Ontario) Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, Peel Children’s Aid, Region of Peel (as Public Affairs Manager), OEB International Public Relations, Canadian Polystyrene Recycling Association, George Brown College and Harbourfront Centre.
Cynthia has also dedicated time throughout her career to encourage and mentor future professionals and leaders. She believes strongly in sharing her knowledge and expertise, and in giving back to the profession and community.
Cynthia has a (Hons) BFA (Theatre) from York University, and acted as a judge for various awards programs for the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) and the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS). She has been recognized for her work with awards from the Government of Ontario, IABC and CPRS.
Councillor Martin Reid – City and Regional Councillor for Mississauga’s Ward 10
Martin Reid was elected to Council in the City of Mississauga and the Region of Peel on October 24, 2022. A lifelong resident of Meadowvale, Martin has a history of community involvement in Ward 9.
In 1977, Martin’s parents moved to Meadowvale to raise their family. Growing up in the area, he attended local public schools; Settler’s Green Public School, Edenwood Middle School and Meadowvale Secondary School. Martin graduated from Waterloo University with a degree in Social Work and later received his Masters of Divinity in Marriage and Family Counselling from Tyndale University.
Martin worked for the Toronto Salvation Army as a Frontline Worker and later became the Housing Coordinator for The Dam in Meadowvale before beginning his Wellness business. Social Services and community building has always been Martin’s focus, especially in the Ward 9 community where he lives and works.
In 2020, Martin was selected as one of the twelve members of Mayor Crombie’s Black Caucus. Over the past two years, The Black Caucus has been advising the City of Mississauga on diminishing systemic barriers to promote greater well-being within Black communities and throughout the city. During this time, Martin recognized the importance of representation to make the changes needed to better the community.
David Kennedy – Superintendent, Officer-in-Charge, 11 Division, Peel Regional Police
David Kennedy is a Superintendent with Peel Regional Police (PRP) and was recently assigned to be the Divisional Commander of 11 Division in Mississauga. David has 21 years experience with PRP and has served in a variety capacities as a member of the Senior Leadership Team including time spent as the Officer-in Charge of Strategic Initiatives, Executive Services Command and Uniform Patrol Operations at 21 Division. The variety of postings and areas of responsibility that he has been entrusted with over the past two decades has provided David with an end-to-end organizational perspective which includes connectivity and contributions in the areas of Community Policing, Investigative Services, Corporate Communications, Strategic Initiatives and Executive Administration. David also served for several years on the Victim Services of Peel Board of Governors. He is excited to work collaboratively with the Board of Safe City Mississauga moving forward.
Brad Butt – Councillor, Ward 11
Brad Butt is the Vice-President, Government & Stakeholder Relations for the Mississauga Board of Trade. Prior to this Brad served as the Member of Parliament for Mississauga-Streetsville from May 2011 – October 2015 and as President of the Greater Toronto Apartment Association for twelve years.
Brad has always been a very active volunteer in the community currently serving as a Director of the Mississauga-Meadowvale Rotary Club, Second Vice-President of the Royal Canadian Legion Streetsville Branch, Vice-Chair of Heart House Hospice, a member of the Mississauga Traffic Safety Council, Board Member of Tourism Mississauga and Safe City Mississauga.
Brad has two daughters Sarah and Megan and lives in the Village of Streetsville in the City of Mississauga.
Sneha Menon is currently completing her BBA with a concentration in Finance at the Goodman School of Business-Brock University while jointly working for the Co-op, Career, and Experiential Education department at Brock University. She started volunteering with Safe City Mississauga for her community service hours and quickly developed a strong passion for the organization. Since then, she has experience working and volunteering in a variety of different industries including Education, Healthcare, Animal Care and Management, and Customer Service. Sneha is passionate about youth advocacy as well as community safety and well-being through innovation and creativity.