Advisory Board

Keith Monrose

Keith Monrose is a co-founder of Silver Sherpa Inc. and the Dean, International and Partnerships at Mohawk College. At Mohawk, Keith leads an international team focused on recruiting and supporting over 1200 international students and partners from more than 70 countries. Keith previously held leadership positions in telecommunications, health information technology, academic health science centres, pharmaceuticals and government.

In the community, Keith is an active volunteer and serves on boards including the Literacy Council of Burlington, and as a community board member with the Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation.

Fred C. Ryall CHS

Fred brings 40 years of experience as an estate practitioner and member of ADVOCIS, an association for Insurance and Financial Planners. For over a decade, Fred has focused his considerable expertise on families with special needs children, putting tremendous effort into ensuring each is well looked after.

As President of the Peel region ADVOCIS board and a founding Member of the Estate Planning Council of Mississauga, Fred has been featured and recognized across television, radio, and written media. He has also lectured to numerous not for profit organizations, including Cystic Fibrosis, Autism Ontario, Canadian Down Syndrome Society, Peel Public School Board, ALS Canada, and Alzheimer Society of Canada.

Fred is passionate about making time to serve his community beyond the business world. In 2007, Fred received the Julia Award from Cystic Fibrosis for raising over $500,000. In 2012, Fred was awarded the prestigious Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal of Honor.

An avid believer in continual self-improvement and healthy aging, Fred completed the Boston Marathon in 2008 and continues to enjoy a healthy lifestyle today.

Elizabeth Lea

Elizabeth Lea joins the Silver Sherpa team bringing insights and experience developed through her years in the public broadcasting, healthcare, electricity and municipal affairs sectors. She has contributed to organizations in a number of roles, including senior Public Affairs practitioner, innovation strategist and urban and regional planner.

With a focus on culture, literacy and education, Elizabeth currently serves as a member of the University of Toronto Press Board of Directors, and has served on the Board of A Cappella, a prevention and early intervention initiative that assisted young women who were at risk of leaving high school. She has also been a volunteer at the Art Gallery of Ontario and East End Literacy.

Elizabeth is a graduate of the School of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Waterloo.

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