New Board of Director Announcement
BURNABY, BC (April 3, 2018) – The Terry Fox Foundation is thrilled to announce the appointment of two new members to its board, Katherine Kay and Michael Rossi. Both are passionate Terry Foxers whose global experience and strategic business knowledge will help to strengthen the organization’s impact in Canada and beyond.
“As we look ahead, Katherine and Michael are outstanding additions to our Board. They’ve each been involved with The Terry Fox Run for years and we are excited about the unique expertise that they bring as we continue to evolve and lead the organization forward.” The Terry Fox Foundation Board Chair, Bill Pristanski, says.
Michel Rossi has served as President of adidas Canada since July 2014, overseeing Canadian operations for adidas and Reebok, as well as shared services for adidas Golf. A proud supporter of Terry Fox both on a personal and corporate level, adidas Canada has set record levels of corporate donations under Michael’s leadership.
Katherine Kay is a litigation partner at Stikeman Elliot LLP. Benchmark Canada named her one of the Top 25 Women in Litigation and Competition Litigator of the Year (2016). She is a longtime supporter of The Terry Fox Foundation and annual Terry Fox Run.
The Board of Directors provides The Terry Fox Foundation with governance to steer the organization’s operations and ensure fiscal responsibility.
The Terry Fox Foundation’s Board of Directors is as follows:
- Bill Pristanski (Chair), Prospectus Associates
- Ara Sahakian, CPA, CA, Managing Partner at IA Group
- Katherine Kay, Litigation partner at Stikeman Elliot LLP
- Michael Rossi, President of adidas Canada
The Terry Fox Foundation is an international organization whose mission is to maintain the vision and principles of Terry Fox while raising money for cancer research through the annual Terry Fox Runs, School Runs and other fundraising initiatives. To date, over $750 million has been raised worldwide in Terry Fox’s name to fund the most promising and innovative research in Canada. The Terry Fox Foundation national headquarters are located in Burnaby, BC and it has offices in 9 provinces. For more information visit terryfox.org.
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