- Our Committees -

 Board of Directors

Armand Gilks

Chair, Board of Directors

About Armand Gilks

Armand Gilks, a Realtor by profession and the Chair and face of the World Parkinson’s Program, incorporating his network to create key partnerships with community leaders like Mary Ng and John Tory. Armand actively supports the WPP connecting with various organizations that help further the work we are doing.

Nadeem Hussain


About Nadeem Hussain

Nadeem Hussain is an experienced leader in the charity and corporate sectors, with a background in strategic management, cybersecurity technology, governance, programme delivery, and fundraising in the Canada and abroad. He works as a head of cybersecurity at Grant Thornton LLP.

Shabbir Razakazee

Executive Director

About Shabbir Razakazee

Shabbir Razakazee, a Solutions Executive at Sphera Solutions, dedicates his free time to assisting the WPP as one of our executive directors. Shabbir has helped create the entire WPP website and continues to provide key marketing materials to further the mission of the organization.

Shane McPhee

Volunteer Director,
World Parkinson's Program

About Mr. Shane McPhee

Shane McPhee is a volunteer Director and Member with the World Parkinson’s Program. Living with Parkinson’s, since being diagnosed in late 2011, Shane offers life experiences and perspectives, to discussions and fundraising projects, while promoting the work of the WPP.

Nitish Sharma

Chair, International Affairs

About Nitish Sharma

Nitish Sharma, an Associate Vice President at Instar Asset Management Inc., leads efforts as the Chair of WPP's International Affairs Committee by managing the global medication donation projects to help improve the quality of life for patients with Parkinson's disease. Nitish also works towards expanding partnerships globally with several organizations.


Treasurer & Director Finance,
World Parkinson's Program

About Mr. Faiz Mohyuddin

Mr. Faiz Mohyuddin is a seasoned finance professional and has experience in different
financial aspects for more than 35 years. He completed his Bachelor in Commerce with
Honors and Masters in Commerce from Hailey College, University of the Punjab. He is
a CPA from Illinois USA and is a Chartered Accountant from England & Wales. He is a
qualified CFO from the Canadian Securities Institute.

Kenneth Chan

Kenneth Chan

Director, Advisory Board

About Kenneth Chan

Kenneth Chin was born in Hong Kong. He attended high school in Toronto and graduated from the University of Western Ontario.

After his graduation, he went back to Hong Kong and began his career as a Sales Manager, leading the distribution of Intel Semiconductor products. He then decided to immigrate to Canada. He started running his business in computer distribution as well as business consulting in Toronto. For the past decade, he also headed and operated a tutoring school for students of all ages.

Within the community, he has held and is still currently holding different leadership roles in a variety of organizations. He is the Past President and Secretary of the Canada Chinese Computer Association and CCCA Foundation; three terms Past President of Markham Unionville Rotary Club; current and past District Area Governor of the Rotary International; the York Region Men Of Honour Outstanding Community Service Award Winner; Chair of the Food Drive Markham Unionville Rotary Club; Ontario Central-Local Health Integration Network Community Nominations Committee; founding Director of Canada Hong Kong Alliance, Director of York Region Parents’ Association and Youth and Parents Association of Markham. Last but not least, currently he is also the Advisor for the World Parkinson’s Program.

Khan Aftab

Aftab Khan

Director, Advisory Board

About Aftab Khan

I’m Aftab Khan, currently serving as Director of Aster Funds Limited and Dalton Mining for the Middle East & Asia. With over thirty years of experience in the upstream oil and gas industry, I have held various technical, sales, and management positions, including VP Operations, Country Manager, and Business Development Manager. My extensive career has covered wide geographical regions and involved managing regional and country-level business operations, resource management, team building, business strategies, and successful project implementation.

For eleven years, I served as Registrar with the Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (PGO), where I gained substantial experience in regulatory functions within the professional geoscience domain. My role encompassed enforcement and compliance, handling complaints and discipline, and coordinating with geoscience departments across all Ontario universities.

I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise in both the regulatory and operational aspects of the geoscience and oil and gas industries, making me well-equipped to contribute valuable insights and leadership to any organization.

John Baumann

Chair, Patient
Mentor-Ship Committee