Board of Directors

Hockey Helps the Homeless has benefited from the support and leadership of a Board of Directors, consisting of influential members of the business and not-for-profit community in Canada. The Board exists to help further our mission, acts as a visible body of leadership, influence, and support with the outreach partners we serve. The Board provides the resources, knowledge and contacts to Hockey Helps the Homeless necessary to achieve our objectives and fulfill our mission.

Our 2013-2014 Hockey Helps the Homeless Board of Directors:

Ted Jarvis - Chairman of the Board

Ted has 16 years of marketing experience in the packaged goods and Telecommunications industries with various Fortune 100 organizations including Kellogg's, Frito-Lay, Wrigley’s and Rogers Cable. Ted is the president of Flow Marketing – a boutique marketing firm servicing Canadian corporations in the area of sports and entertainment sponsorship, promotion and event marketing. Flow Marketing clients include Cadbury, Energizer, Scotts and Running Room. Ted’s busy life starts when he gets home. He enjoys running from hockey arena to baseball diamond to soccer field with his wife Lisa and their 4 children. Ted coaches 2 of his son’s sports teams and leads the men’s group at Trinity Aurora Anglican Church. Ted joined Hockey Helps the Homeless in 2007, where he lends his significant energies, enthusiasm and marketing expertise to the cause.

Mark Kocaurek - Vice-Chair

Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Mark is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario and Chartered Financial Analyst. Mark has spent the past 25 years working in the financial services industry. For the last 13 years, he has worked with ING Direct, where he is currently the Senior Vice-President of Treasury and Lending.

Mark, his wife Sue and two children Josh and Rachel live in Etobicoke, Ontario. Mark is an avid recreational hockey player of limited ability but considerable enthusiasm.

Richard Lee - Director

Richard has 13 years of professional experience in both the public and private sector, including three years with the Canada Revenue Agency. He is currently the Director of Tax for Canada with The Nielsen Company and has also served in management positions with multinational corporations such as Kraft Foods and Cadbury plc. Richard is a corporate tax specialist and has taken on key leadership roles in several restructuring and reorganization projects, including corporate acquisitions, divestitures and integrating business and legal entities. Richard is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto. In his spare time, Richard enjoys spending time with his wife, Rachel, and two young children Nolan and Kara. He also enjoys giving back to the community by volunteering his time and resources through sports and other activities.

Ewan French - Director (Western Canada)

Ewan has been an multiple award winning Senior Sales and Editorial Representative with Pearson Publishing for over 12 years. Pearson Publishing is the world’s largest academic publisher. Ewan, despite earning an English degree from Concordia University in Montreal, works in the Business and Economics area of the Higher Education Division.

Prior to his life in publishing Ewan worked as a journalist with a small weekly newspaper in Montreal and in federal politics.

Ewan also has first hand experience with the plight of the people we are working to help having worked in a group home with behaviourally challenged children in West Vancouver many years ago.

Having founded the Vancouver chapter of HHTH three years ago and recruited an amazing group for our local committee Ewan hopes to see continued growth in the Vancouver area for HHTH.

On a personal note Ewan has coached hockey, soccer and basketball on and off for twenty years and has two young children playing rep hockey and lovely wife who believes that Ewan should do all the driving to all the sporting events he signs his children up for!

Gianni Crivello- Director (Eastern Canada)

Gianni has over 20 years of experience in the financial servicesindustry. His main expertise was in the development and sales of Personal Trust services in Quebec, services which included Financial Planning, Will and Estate Planning and Discretionary Portfolio Management.

Prior to joining the National Bank Financial in April of 09, Gianni was the Managed Asset and Fee Based Consultant covering Eastern Canada for Scotia Mcleod.

Gianni holds a diploma in Personal Finance as well as having obtained a CIMA (Certified Investment Management Analyst) from Wharton University.

Gianni joined Hockey Helps the Homeless Committee in 2010, and, is the co-founder of the Cure Scleroderma Foundation, established in 2005, in conjunction with his spouse and the Montreal Jewish General Hospital. CSF’s main purpose is to raise funds for the Canadian Scleroderma Research Group, while also raising awareness towards the decease.

He also has been very involved in his local community, having recently held a 3 year mandate as President of a local minor Hockey Association (Hockey Saint-Laurent/Versant Ouest). With the support and co-operation of 125 volunteers, he helped in overseeing the development of over 1000 young Minor Hockey players. He was also Head Coach for the Bantam AA Vipers in 2009 and of the Regional Champion Midget BB Versant Ouest Hurricanes in 2008!

Gianni founded La Ligue de Balle Molle des Camarades de St-Leonard, in 1991, a 10 Team Softball League in St-Leonard Qc., still going strong in 2011.

Furthermore, for his involvement in the community, and that of members of his family, the Crivello family was awarded the family of the year award for Ville Saint-Laurent Qc. in 2006.

President and CEO - Gary Scullion

Gary brings extensive leadership experience to Hockey Helps The Homeless including over 25 years in the consumer packed goods industry working with large, global companies such as Cadbury, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Having spent the last 10 years in senior executive roles in both Canada and the US, Gary’s most recent role was with Cadbury North America as General Manager, Canada.

Gary is the co-founder of what was initially called Hockey for the Homeless and was responsible for leading the organization’s expansion into the Quebec market in 2003. Upon his return from the US in 2007, Gary sparked a vision to take Hockey Helps The Homeless across Canada. Today, Hockey Helps The Homeless operates in all 7 Canadian NHL cities, with more locations on the way. In March 2011, Gary made the decision to retire from corporate life so that he could devote all of his energy, passion and experience to the organization in his new role as President and CEO.