• Vania Sakelaris

    General Management, Municipal Sector, People Leadership

    Masters Certificate in Municipal Leadership

    General Management, Municipal Sector, People Leadership

    Vania Sakelaris is a seasoned executive and the founder of VAS & Associates Inc. a management consulting firm that provides customized advisory, coaching and training services to corporate executives, their boards and their teams building on her 25+ year career. Vania's portfolio includes a decade as CEO of large healthcare organizations in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. It advanced to a decade of executive leadership within a $5B provincial crown agency. Vania's lifelong passion for capacity building inspired her coaching work and the launch of her business venture. Vania holds an MBA from the Ivey Business School and is a Certified Executive and Business Coach. She is a member of the Harvard Institute of Coaching, the International Coach Federation, and the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches.

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  • Venita Indewey

    Healthcare, People Leadership

    Masters Certificate in Healthcare Management

    Healthcare, People Leadership

    Venita Indewey is an insightful adviser and instructor on the topics of leadership and teams. An experienced leader of direct reports, project teams and cross functional teams for more than 30 years, she has applied theory to practice and shares this experience in the classroom as well as when mentoring and coaching. Venita has led initiatives and teams for several national Canadian corporations, for clients as a consulting manager with Ernst & Young, globally in Chile and Mexico with Scotiabank, and for the last 14 years in Healthcare with Public Health Ontario, CAHO groups, and for several academic teaching hospitals. Most recently she served as the senior director of organization development at the University Health Network. This experience enables Venita to hold a broad perspective of the healthcare system and understand the diversity of experiences of physician, administration and clinical-care teams and leaders.

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  • Victor Garcia

    Big Data and Analytics

    Masters Certificate in Analytics for Leaders

    Big Data and Analytics

    Victor J. Garcia has been a member of the Schulich School of Business academic team (MBAN/ MMAI/Schulich ExecEd) since 2013. He is also President and CEO of ABC Live Corporation, a management and technology consulting firm serving enterprise, public sector and not-for-profit organizations in the Americas, Europe, Australia and Africa. Clients include organizations in various industry areas, including Aviation, Financial Services, Health Science, Education, Public Sector, Defense, HighTech, Manufacturing, Retail, and Environmental Services. He helps clients develop, implement, and sustain business strategy, transformation, governance, operations, and programs designed to integrate complex emerging technologies, focusing on improving business performance and stakeholder value. Specific application areas include data analytics, visual analytics, artificial intelligence, cognitive computing, intelligent infrastructure, cybersecurity, privacy, risk management, data governance, and corporate governance. Garcia is an advisory Board member at the Schulich School of Business (MBAN/MMAI), the Ivey Centre for Health Innovation (University of Western Ontario), and the Humber River Hospital. He is an advisor and lecturer at the Osgoode Hall Law School (IP Osgoode, York University), a member of the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) Cyber Security Council, the United Kingdom’s Association of Masters in Business Administration (AMBA), and the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD), an entity focused on leadership and excellence in business management, corporate governance and business ethics. He holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from Aston University in Birmingham, UK (Distinction), is a graduate of Columbia University Business School, New York, USA (Corporate Governance program), the University of Toronto (Innovation Management program), Seneca College (Information Technology), and the Ilvem Institute (Computing Science, and Analytics).

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  • Vincent Mirabelli

    Business Analysis, Lean Six Sigma, Project Management

    Business Analysis, Lean Six Sigma, Project Management

    Vincent is a principal at GPS Group, working with clients in the fields of project leadership, business analysis and Lean Six Sigma. He has many years of direct senior-level experience in various aspects of project life, including Project Management, Business Analysis and Enterprise Planning. Vince has successfully instructed and trained hundreds of managers, executives and project professionals to improve their understanding of project politics, effective project design and execution – including how to turn around troubled projects to achieve optimal project outcomes.

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  • W.G.M. (Bud) Lush

    Business Analysis, Project Management

    Business Analyst's Program, The

    Business Analysis, Project Management

    Bud Lush has been a Schulich ExecEd faculty member since it’s inception. He is also the Chair and Chief Technical Officer with Atocrates Project Sciences. He is a multiple award winning international consultant/instructor with over 35 years direct working and teaching experience in integrated systems program management and corporate-enterprise wide initiatives. Bud has performed requirements engineering and management, designed control systems, and implemented management processes and advanced technologies in many sectors including automotive, petroleum, aerospace and defence. He frequently advises and consults in the areas of systems thinking, systems design, strategic analysis and planning, operations reviews, and project and organizational performance.

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  • Wally Peech

    Project Management

  • Walter Perchal

    Strategic Leadership

    Strategic Leadership

    Since completing undergraduate and graduate studies, Walter Perchal has taught a broad range of programs at York University in Toronto. He has also been a Special Visiting Professor in a number of countries and adjunct faculty in the Schulich BBA Program. Further to his academic work, he has been the recipient of The Dean of Arts Award for Outstanding Teaching, The York University - University Wide Award for Teaching Excellence and The Seymour Schulich Award for Teaching Excellence at the Schulich School of Business. Additionally, at York University he supported the establishment of the new Graduate Program in: Disaster and Emergency Management. He now serves as graduate and undergraduate faculty in that program. His areas of specialization include: International Change, National/International Security, Terrorism and Counter Terrorism and Perception Management. At York, he also established The Centre of Excellence in Security, Resilience and Intelligence Management at the Schulich ExecEd, where he currently serves as Program Director. Concurrently, Perchal is managing director of two trans-disciplinary consulting groups that work globally advising countries on: national transformation, change and continuity, and, security issues. He is a member of the board of directors of a number of corporations, is a “Mentor” to “Taking it Global” and “YPCPA”, a staff member with the York University hockey team, a director of the Atlantic Council and, a fellow of both Norman Bethune and Calumet colleges at York. He is also the current Chair of Distinguished Scholars of Canada and the National Defense Foundation (Canada). Additionally, he is actively engaged in supporting the development of international relations of benefit to Canada and, locally, supports both community development and youth programs. Concurrently, he serves as a Reserve Officer in the Canadian Forces. In the program of this service he has served in various appointments. Among his duties he has been the Commanding Officer of the Royal Regiment of Canada and Special Advisor to the Chief of Land Staff (The Canadian Army Commander). His work in various areas has been recognized both nationally and internationally. Among these honours, in addition to teaching awards, he is a recipient of: the International Prize in Information Technology, the Chief of Land Staff (Canadian Army Commander) Commendation, Premier of Ontario Letter of Commendation, Government of Poland’s Knight’s Cross of the Order of Merit and, recently, Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit.

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  • Wayne Ferrell

    Coaching and Collaboration

    Coaching and Collaboration

    Wayne is a consultant and college instructor with a wide background in telecommunications. His specialty is driving results through collaboration. In addition to teaching at Schulich ExecEd, Wayne is a part-time faculty member at Sheridan College and Humber College.

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  • Wendy Macdonald

    Coaching and Collaboration, Healthcare

  • Wissam AlHussaini

    General Management, Strategic Leadership

    Schulich Mini-MBA: Physician Business Leadership Program, Schulich Mini-MBA: Essentials of Management, Certificate in Strategic Agility, Developing a Strategic Mindset, Schulich Mini-MBA: Dentist Business Leadership Program

    General Management, Strategic Leadership

    Wissam holds a PhD in Strategic management and is a winner of the “Excellence in Teaching” award. Over the years, Wissam has designed and delivered numerous training programs for major companies all over the world, including the United Nations, Koodo-Mastercom, Chevron-Philips, and MasterCard, among others. He currently teaches leadership and strategy at the Schulich School of Business in key graduate programs. In 2016 he received the prestigious “Excellence in Teaching” award at the American University of Beirut for his impact and inspiration on the executive, graduate and undergraduate students. Wissam is a founding member and vice-president of strategy for the Canadian Business Strategy Association (CSBA) which aims to provide a knowledge portal for Canadian business strategists.

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  • Xiaobo Wang

    Financial Acumen

  • Yuval Deutsch

    General Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Risk Management

    General Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Risk Management

    Yuval Deutsch is an associate professor of Policy & Entrepreneurial Studies with degrees from Hebrew University, Israel (BA, MA) and the University of British Columbia (PhD). He is a member of the Centre of Excellence in Responsible Business, Entrepreneurial Studies. Prof. Deutsch's research interests include Boards of Directors, Corporate Governance, Corporate Social Responsibility, Entrepreneurial Studies, Executive Compensation, Mergers and Acquisitions, Strategic Management.

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  • Zhepeng (Lionel) Li

    Big Data and Analytics

    Big Data and Analytics

    Lionel’s research method emphasizes machine learning and analytics techniques, which applies to address business problems that involve Business AI, Targeted Marketing, Social Recommendations, Network Analytics, FinTech, and smart Health etc. Lionel has taught programs ranging from analytical to technological topics in business schools.

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