“Understanding the phenomenon of SUBTLE will be the foundation for becoming a Human for Humans,” says Dr. Farzana Chohan, founder, healthcare architect, author, and an award-winning leader. Dr. Farzana’s work in leadership with her lived experiences in corporate and international non-profit has led to the writing of thought-provoking books, ‘Leadership IN Women’ and ‘SUBTLE’.
Dr. Farzana is driven to create workplace environments of belonging in diverse professions and industries. She has studied the concepts of leadership, impact of mentoring and believes that we can advance human talent by cultivating the workplace environment of belonging.
• Melane Mullings is a cancer survivor, former registered nurse, successful entrepreneur, business management consultant and the founder of Aere Management Consulting. She is also a #1 bestselling author and her book, 'Lemonade! Squeeze Your Challenging Life Experiences into a Successful Business' includes 17 actionable strategies she used to transform her challenging life experiences into a successful business with no business education or training, and minimal capital. Melane is passionate about helping others discover their life’s purpose, live it and thrive, and empowers her audiences with tools and tips they can use to create and develop purpose-driven, impactful, sustainably successful businesses so they can earn more, work less and experience a truly fulfilling life.
Neil Gonsalves has been a community college professor since 2006, teaching primarily in the area of ethics and diversity with a focus on justice studies. He was nominated for the TVO 2010 Best Lecturer in Ontario award.
Neil also works as Director of Strategic Partnerships and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Immigrant Writers Association (IWA), a Non-Profit Organization that provides programs and services supporting immigrant writers on their creative journey.
He was formerly the Senior Manager of Staffing and Development for the Toronto branch of a publicly traded security integrator, with over 1,400 employees and 40,000 hours of weekly security contracts. Neil authored a security training manual, which received Federal Government certification for meeting the requirements set forth by the Canadian General Standards Board.
Taras Kulish is a bridge builder who helps organizations become all they can be and to belong in their community. As a lawyer who belongs to the Ontario, New York and Quebec Bars, clients from all over the world seek out Taras for sound legal and business advice in English and French. For over 25 years, people and organizations have appreciated Taras' approach since he constantly opens new doors for them. Taras has volunteered with HOPE worldwide Canada since 2000 and at various times served on the Board as President, Country Director, and International Relations Officer. Since March 2015, Taras conceived, created, mentors and spearheads the Helping Hand project which provides Trauma Therapy to children suffering from war trauma as a result of Russia's unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. The Helping Hand program trains local psychologists, social workers and art therapists throughout Ukraine and Europe to help the children.