Chuck Conlon, Board Chair | Chuck Conlon & Associates

Chuck is a professional Human Resource practitioner, who drives business results by leveraging my Human Resource expertise and business acumen. Chuck has been involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters for several years in many capacities, including as a Golf for Kids Committee member and mentor. Chuck knows first-hand the impact of mentorship through his experience as an In-School Mentor.

Board Member since 2018

Aaron Johnson, Director | Vice President, UTS Operations, Aecon Group Inc.

Board Member since 2022

Shahbaz Khan, Director | Wolters Kluwer, CPA, CA

Professionally, Shahbaz is a commercial-minded CPA with a passion for technology and software strategy for accountants. Shahbaz helps firms reimagine the impact integrated tools can have on their practice and is committed to helping advance the accounting profession.

Personally, Shahbaz has a strong sense of community and passion for Big Brothers Big Sisters, specifically, having experienced the benefits of the agency’s programs first-hand as a child. Shahbaz has also volunteered in the Game On and Homework Club Programs with Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Niagara chapter.

Board Member since 2021

Fahad Meer, Director | Director, PwC

Fahad is a Director at PwC and is part of the firm’s National Strategy & Operations team where he is involved in developing and managing the firm’s transformational initiatives.

Outside of the firm, Fahad is passionate about giving back to the community. He fulfills this passion by serving as a regular keynote speaker, panelist and workshop facilitator on personal and professional development related topics. He is also a two-time TEDx speaker. Fahad has also served on various Boards in the past.

Board Member since 2022

Brad Staley, Director | Manager, Commercial Accounts, RBC

Brad is an experienced Commercial Accounts Manager with a long history of working in the banking industry, including business relationship management, banking loans, credit analysis and mortgage lending.

Brad has a passion for community and has been involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters for several years in many capacities, including having previously served as a Board Director with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grand Erie.

Board Member since 2022

Cassandra Weatherston, Director | Manager, Clinical Development, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton

Cassandra, Manager, Clinical Development at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton (SJHH), is a dynamic healthcare professional with over 16 years working in the hospital and healthcare sphere. At SJHH, Cassandra has led key strategic clinical projects and initiatives including COVID-19 Assessment and Testing, COVID-19 Vaccine Administration, and the development of a Patient and Family Partnership Framework. Cassandra recognizes the key role personal and professional educators and mentors have played in her career advancement and strives to be a support and guide to others as they advance in their own career.

BBBS is important to Cassandra because she wants to ensure that the youth in our communities have strong role models to build confidence and achieve their goals.

Board Member since 2019

Pat Wright, Officer | Educator

Pat, B.Sc., M.Ed., is a retired educator who has continued to work in the community with Big Brothers Big Sisters and other equity seeking non-profit organizations. She spent several years with Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion, where she was the Interim Executive Director, and the Manager of Training and Community Engagement. She was also an instructor for the Leadership and Community Engagement program for the McMaster University Centre for Continuing Education in Hamilton. She was also the AntiRacism Trainer and Facilitator for the HWDSB. Pat continues to develop curriculum and provide EDI training to local community organizations.

Board Member since 2019

NameBoard PositionCommunity Involvement
Chuck ConlonChairPrinciple, Chuck Conlon & Associates
Aaron JohnsonDirectorVice President, UTS Operations, AECON Group Inc.
Shahbaz KhanDirectorWolters Kluwer, CPA, CA
Fahad MeerDirectorDirector, PWC
Brad StaleyDirectorManager Commercial Accounts, RBC
Cassandra WeatherstonDirectorManager, Clinical Development, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton
Patrica WrightOfficer, 2nd Vice ChairCommunity Diversity Consultant and Trainer
Jeff MamerEx officioCEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Serving Grand Erie Halton and Hamilton