Board of Directors

Bruce Ander, Chair

Bruce Ander is President & CEO of Markham District Energy Inc., an energy company owned by the City of Markham.  Mr. Ander has spent his career in Ontario’s energy sector and is Chair of the Canadian District Energy Association.

Mr. Ander is resident of Markham and is a Professional Engineer.


Julie Ly, Secretary

Julie Ly is a Financial Planner with RBC Royal Bank. Julie has over 10 years of experience in the investment and financial industry, with specific focus on corporate finance, private equity, venture capital, and portfolio management. Julie holds a B.Com degree from the University of Toronto and is a Chartered Financial Analyst and Certified Public Accountant.


Pauline Loney, Treasurer

Pauline Loney is a retired RN. She is a former Board Chair of Markhaven, Inc. with many years of board experience on several not for profit organizations.  She is married with 4 children and 18 grandchildren and actively involved in a local church community.


Dr. Norman Bier

Norman Bier is a retired physician who served for 6 years in mission work in South Africa prior to moving back to Toronto to practice in Rehabilitation and Chronic Care at Bridgepoint Hospital. He and his wife reside in Guelph.


Steve Riches

A teacher by profession, Steve Riches has been actively involved for many years in providing music leadership for schools, churches, and in the community.  He founded the Festival Players Philharmonic Society which performed many concerts mainly in Durham Region from 1995 to 2006, and is currently Principal of the School of Music at Alexander’s Music Studios in Pickering, as well as Director of Music at the Heritage United Church in Markham.