Board of Director Profiles

Wrap Text around ImageLouisa Calomeni, RIBO Licensed Insurance Broker - Chair
Louisa has been a director for Aptus Treatment Centre since 2007, and is the chair of the Board of Directors. Louisa is an Account Executive at RDA Inc., an independent insurance brokerage. Louisa focuses on developing new accounts for personal insurance. She is in charge of client satisfaction analysis and works closely with the marketing team. Louisa is a first-generation Canadian, her family emigrating from Italy. She has volunteered for the Bel Canto Foundation which promotes Italian-Canadian heritage. Louisa also co-chaired fundraising initiatives responsible for the new vascular surgery unit for Sunnybrook Hospital.  

Wrap Text around ImageFrank Giordano, CPA, CA - Treasurer
Frank is a tax partner and leader of the Technology, Media & Telecommunications practice of KPMG’s Toronto office with over 22 years of experience. He is also a member of KPMG’s Global Steering Committee. His practice focuses on Canadian corporate taxation. Frank has experience advising clients on reorganizations, providing structuring advice on international expansion, including the centralization of intellectual property, assisting clients in evaluating M&A opportunities with due diligence services and providing tax structuring advice on efficient integration of acquired businesses. Frank acts as Treasurer for Aptus Treatment Centre, and has been a director since 2013. 

Wrap Text around ImageConstance Gilbert - Secretary
Constance (“Connie”) Gilbert joined the Aptus board of directors in 1997 and became one of its longest-standing board presidents. Connie now acts as Secretary. She has had a career in music, both as a teacher and artist manager (formerly with Haber Arts Management). Connie supported the launch of Aptus’ school of the arts, including music, visual arts, photography lab and theater. She participates actively on the Finance Committee, the Governance Committee and the Planning & Quality Committee. Prior to Aptus, Connie was on the board of directors for the McMichael Gallery and the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada (MOCA). 
 
Wrap Text around Image Paul Ostrander, MBA - Past Chair
From 2014, Paul acted as Board Chair for Aptus Treatment Centre, following his career as President and CEO for Holcim Canada. At Aptus, Paul participated on all board committees, including those concerning quality services, governance, housing, and finance. He was the chair of the Development & Marketing Committee for Aptus. Since 2015, Paul has been the co-chair of the Aptus Charity Golf Classic. Paul has now retired from the Board, but will continue to play an active role with Aptus' Fundraising team. Paul and his wife Jean are godparents to a person supported by Aptus.  

Wrap Text around ImageVilma Cortellucci-Fiuza, Social Service Worker Certificate - Director
Vilma immigrated to Canada from Italy as a child. Vilma is a retired social worker for the Region of Peel Social Services. For over 35 years, Vilma has volunteered for numerous organizations, including the Scalabrini International Migration Network, an international human rights organization. Vilma has been on the board of directors since 1997. Vilma is the creator and founder of the Possible Dream Gala, Aptus’ largest fundraiser from 1997 to 2017. Vilma participates on two board committees for Aptus, concerning housing and development. Vilma acts as Board Liaison for the Family Advisory Committee, where families provide feedback and input on Aptus services and mission.
 
Wrap Text around Image Michael Nicoló, CPA, CA, CPA (Illinois) – Director
Michael is a partner within RSM Canada’s Audit and Assurance group, working with private companies, professional service firms, and not-for-profit organizations. Michael is well versed in Accounting Standards for Not-For-Profit Organizations (ASNPO), International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises (ASPE), and Public Sector Accounting Standards (PSAS). He is sought for his strategic advice, leveraging over 20 years of experience across all sectors. A graduate of York University, Michael is a CPA, CA, having earned his designation in 1995 and his CPA (Illinois) in 2001.
 
Wrap Text around ImageSue Simone, CHRP, ADR – Director
Sue Simone is a retired Senior Vice President for Human Resources and Corporate Communications at CIBC Mellon and was a member of their executive management committee. Sue oversaw the Human Resources department and was responsible for CIBC Mellon’s corporate communications and public affairs activities, including internal and external communications, public relations and corporate social responsibility strategic support. Sue earned her Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management and her certification in Alternative Dispute Resolution from the University of Windsor. She is also a member of the Human Resources Professionals Association.
 
Wrap Text around ImageGoffredo Vitullo - Director
Goffredo has been active in GTA construction since 1976. He co-founded Vitullo Plumbing with his brother and acts as its president. He also founded Mozaik Homes, now run by his son, Robert. Goffredo is Aptus’ longest-serving board member, joining the board in 1990. His daughter Julie is supported by Aptus. Goffredo launched the Builder’s Golf Classic tournament to fund ongoing repair work for Aptus’ supportive houses. Goffredo now co-chairs the Aptus Charity Golf Classic, which supports year-round learning for Aptus participants and the greater community at Aptus Teaching Landscape. Goffredo participates on Aptus’ committee concerning housing.