Selena Kim is a partner in Gowling WLG's Toronto office, practicing in the areas of intellectual property litigation, patent prosecution, transactional intellectual property work, and strategic intellectual property portfolio management for almost 20 years. She is frequently recommended for IP litigation and patents, and is the first woman to have achieved the Certified Specialist designation for patent law, granted by the Law Society of Ontario.
Selena has industry expertise in the life sciences, holding an M.Sc. in Molecular Biology. She was also voted one of the Canadian Lawyer 25 most influential lawyers in Canada in 2020.
Selena is active in several professional organizations, including the American Bar Association and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association. She is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences. She also serves as the chair of Autism In.
Josh Godly is currently a director in the supply chain group at Tim Hortons. He joined Tim Hortons in 2018, and has been responsible to lead a $100mm project involving the construction and starting up of 3 distribution centers across Canada. Currently, Josh leads the Distribution Excellence group, which is in charge of project delivery, performance analytics, logistics and fleet management for Tim Hortons.
Josh has been a member of the board of directors for AIM since 2016. His interest for the organization lies in seeing the growing impact AIM has on all the families it serves. He is motivated by the difference AIM makes within the community and excited to be a part of its story.
Josh has an M.B.A from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business and a B.B.A from Schulich School of Business, York University.
Athena Nitsotolis obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology at York University, along with a Professional Certificate in Anti-Racist Research and Practice. She began her career working with the Provincial Government in the criminal justice system and corrections, with Youth and Adults on Probation and with the Community Service Order Program. In 2008, she began working with the Federal Government, and currently working there, as part of the Case Management Team for individuals currently on Parole in the community. Athena has been on the AIM Board since 2016 advocating for children with Autism and their families.
Conrad Fernandes is an Associate Director within Wholesale Credit Risk at the Royal Bank of Canada. His professional experience in credit adjudication as a risk manager covering financial institutions, governments and public sector entities; and 18+ years at the bank have been supportive in assisting the charity address strategic initiatives. This includes working collectively with other members and management to grow the charity to reach more children, expand on educational programs, review financials, implementing new policies and providing governance over the organization.
In addition, Conrad continues to be extensively involved in the community as a Brand Ambassador at Schulich School of Business, York University for students and alumni, an active member of the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC) as a mentor, and as an educator for financial literacy with Junior Achievement Canada. Conrad was also recognized by RBC in 2018 for his contributions to the community and was 1 of 50 employees awarded the Global Citizen Award. The recipients participated in sustainable community development projects in Kenya, Africa focused in the areas of education, healthcare, water, food (agriculture) and opportunity.
Conrad has graduated with an Honors Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto and completed his MBA at Schulich School of Business, York University. He has been an active AIM board member since January 2017.
Leo T. Ly is a retired investor, who previously had 17 years of working experience in the finance industry. Throughout his professional career, his primary focus was in the capital market and prime services area serving institution investors. On the personal side, Leomainly focuses on investing in the Real Estate and North American Stock Market. Leo hopes to combine his professional and personal finance knowledge, and passion to make a difference in the lives of families and kids with special needs.
Justin Persaud is a lawyer licensed to practice in Ontario, New York, and New Jersey. He has experience litigating in Ontario and New Jersey. He has a special interest and focus in Family Law and Estate Law. Justin routinely appears in courts in Ontario at the Superior Court of Justice and Ontario Court of Justice levels.
When not working in his law practice, Justin spends time volunteering within the community. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for a Markham based charity, Autism in Mind, which is dedicated to providing subsidised therapy to children diagnosed with Autism. In addition Justin serves as the Chair for the Audit and Finance Committee of the Legal Information and Research Network, a not for profit that operates all the county law libraries in Ontario.