Board of Directors
Vanessa has been an active member of the GTA Rewards Association. She is deeply committed to the ongoing development of the total rewards and human resources profession through fostering continuing learning, building networks of professionals and knowledge sharing.
Vanessa has extensive HR and Total Rewards experience, across the financial services and entertainment sectors. She has had progressive roles with responsibility for compensation, pensions, benefits, governance, market intelligence, workforce strategy and analytics enabling human capital management routines.
She also brings with her volunteer experience from a diverse range of professional and nonprofit agencies, including being an active member the Standards Council of Canada ISO 260, and board member of Durham Mental Health Services.
Vanessa is currently Director, Executive Compensation at Royal Bank of Canada (RBC).
Manny is the Market Leader and Principal with Normandin Beaudry in Toronto.
Nadia has been an active member of the GTA Rewards Association since 2014 and a volunteer with the Board since 2015, supporting the Events portfolio and most recently as Assistant Secretary. Currently in the role of Secretary, she plays a critical role in fostering communication and diligence through proper meeting minutes and adherence to the bylaws. Nadia is passionate about the Total Rewards profession and is excited to contribute to the Association by bringing people in the community together to network and learn from each other through the various offerings that the Association provides.
Her experience is predominantly in the financial services industry holding progressively more senior roles first at RBC and then most recently at TD Bank where she is currently a Manager in Compensation Advisory. Nadia holds a B.B.A from the Schulich School of Business where she specialized in Strategic Management and Organizational Behavior.
A member of the GTA Rewards Association since inception, Asuncion has been a volunteer on both the Membership and Communications Committees prior to joining the Board as Treasurer in 2012.
Janet has been an active member of the GTA Rewards Association since 2013 and a volunteer with the Board since 2017 supporting the Member Engagement portfolio. Janet is now leading this portfolio where she is focused on driving member engagement as well as overseeing the annual membership drive.
A graduate of the University of Toronto, Janet has worked in compensation for different industries including consulting, telecommunication and financial services. Janet is currently a Senior Compensation Consultant at Sun Life.
Janet is passionate about building the Total Rewards community and growing the Association.