Board of Directors

The Board of Directors provides oversight, guidance, leadership, and strategic direction for the not-for-profit corporation the Alpine Club of Canada Toronto Section.

Alex Perel

As for the past-Chair to the ACC Toronto Section Alex now chairs the Leadership and Training Committee. As an avid ice and rock climber, skier, and mountaineering enthusiast he brings a wealth of both technical and organizational knowledge the section and its members.

Bryan Thompson

Bryan Thompson started climbing in 2000. He is an avid mountaineer and enjoys leading new trips or climbing with old friends. He joined the Alpine Club in 2005 and has been a board member since 2010. When he’s not attending to Club matters you can catch him at Bon Echo enjoying the climbing.

Diana Petramala

As a new rock climber Diana joins the section Chairing our membership and marketing committees. Her experience in new member recruitment, retention and volunteer engagement compliment her expertise in communicating with the membership at large.

Milla Yurman

Milla is an the sections’ Treasurer with over 15 years of experience in accounting specializing in services provided to NGOs. She also enjoys climbing at Bon Echo or skiing in the Canadian Rockies.

David Henderson

The Wally Joyce hut (also called the Bon Echo hut) is owned by the Toronto Section and provided a communal place to launch climbing trips to the Bon Echo Provincial Park. David Chairs the Bon Echo committee and takes ownership in managing the hut as well as the strong relationship with enjoy with the Park staff.

Geoff Schimmel

Geoff joined the Board in 2017 to lead the Bon Echo Renewal Project Team. His experience in construction and project management allowed the section to renovate, bring up to code, and revitalize the Bon Echo Hut.

Mandy Cheng

Outdoor adventure is an accurate title for Mandy, she is an expert rock and ice climber, downhill skier, and mountain biking. Mandy has been with the Alpine Club for over 17 years and leads both new and old climbers on a new adventures every day.

John Vellone

After joining the Alpine Club in 2016 John has the Chair of the nominations committee and enjoys ice climbing.

Shaina Vellone

Clayton Vergeer

Pia Thurlow