- 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, Assistant Vice President, I.T. at RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust, leading a team of I.T professionals full-time during the day. Nadeem is President of the World Parkinson’s Program, where he dedicates his evenings (and weekends) to developing and leading programs at the WPP.

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.

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Secretary & Operations Manager,
World Parkinson's Program

About Saadia Tuyyab

Saadia is the Operations Manager at the World Parkinson’s Program. She completed her Master’s degree in Public Health in 2018 and has since been working with WPP towards a career in health promotion and project management.

John Baumann

Chair, Patient
Mentor-Ship Committee