KEY TEAM MEMBERS
Kelly Grier, Founder
Kelly has worked in senior administrative positions at global firms such as Nesbitt Burns, Wood Gundy, and MDC Partners. These skills from her professional career have been a valuable asset in her passion for volunteering, which has been her primary focus for over 15 years. Her volunteer highlights include 4 years on the Greenwood College School Board of Directors, 7 years in various functions with the Children’s Aid Society, and 2 years with the International Teams Romania Project, through which she traveled to Romania volunteering in orphanages, cancer hospitals and homes for the aged and mentally disabled.
Ashley Wade, Founder
Ashley is a champion of female empowerment – in philanthropy and business. From co-founding both a leading neonatal safety device company, S2S Innovations Inc. (maker of Joeyband and SleepBelt), and luxury wine brand, SALT Vine Wines, Ashley helps make ideas a reality. In addition to her business ventures, Wade is involved with Visionary Women, a non-profit organization focused on the advancement of women, and SheEO, a new way of financing female-led and owned businesses – both as an activator, and as a 2016 Canadian Venture. Dedicated to supporting the rescue and rehabilitation of human-tracking survivors, Ashley holds HART close to her heart.
Tamara Bahry, Director
At the age of four, Tamara began seeing the world through the lens of a camera; this passion turned into a career in 2000. Alongside her passion for the arts, Tamara pursued a career in finance, where she quickly worked her way to Vice President at Clearview Investments. From her extensive professional experience to her roots in philanthropy, Tamara’s commitment to people of all kinds is unmistakable. This commitment inspired her to co-found Commission Yourself, a fundraiser focused on combating and bringing awareness to sex trafficking in the Greater Toronto Area. Tamara blends her support of charity with her artistic endeavours by donating all proceeds from her documentary and studio photography work to a selection of charities in need.
Carol Wildgoose, Director
Carol spent the early years of her career in product advertising with IBM. Following a hiatus to focus on a growing family, she returned to the field of marketing and communications in a product manager and advertising role in the cable television hardware space. Her passion for community service led to nearly 20 years as a volunteer leader, fundraising for hospice services and most recently with Markham Stouville Hospital Foundation as the signature event gala chair. Carol served as a member of the MSH Foundation Board and is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
Debbie McGrath, Director
Debbie McGrath is the Chief Marketing Officer at Peerage Capital. She inspires and leads teams by creating a vision, engaging relentless energy, and maintaining a grounded attitude to get the job done. With 18 years experience working with the leadership teams at Deloitte, KPMG, Echelon Wealth Partners and Chestnut Park Real Estate, Debbie has deep expertise in private enterprise, wealth management, consumer retail, and residential real estate. Debbie holds a BA from Western University, as well as completed the Executive School of Business Marketing Program at the Queen’s University Smith School of Business.