Surekha Shenoy is an accomplished business professional, a strategic thinker; and a leader in motivating community members. She has a passion for volunteering & supporting community initiatives, such as mentoring ‘Youth on Board’, Trinity Community Table (Soup Kitchen) and the Self-Help Food Bank. Surekha is a strong believer in an inclusive society, actively supporting visible minority groups and Indigenous Peoples issues in support of greater community contributions. She mentors youth, entrepreneurs and professionals to help set them up for success.
As the past Chair & Director of the Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation (CMHF), Ontario, Canada, Surekha championed many initiatives for the Foundation including their $50M Capital Campaign by engaging with over 60 diverse community groups.
She currently sits on the Board of Directors for Hospice Waterloo Region and is co-Chair of the East Indian Community Walkathon of Waterloo Region which has raised over $400K for local hospitals. She also serves as a Senior Advisor to the Cooksville BIA of Mississauga, Ontario. Surekha Shenoy was also the Ontario Liberal Party candidate for the Riding of Kitchener South Hespeler for the 2018 Ontario Provincial Elections.
As a professional, Surekha has her M.Sc. in Industrial Systems Engineering from the University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada and an MBA in Finance and Operations from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. She lives in Cambridge, Ontario with her husband Revi Kizhatil and two daughters Ankita & Anoosha Kizhatil.
Surekha is currently the 2020-2021 President of the Ontario Konkani Association, Canada. She is excited and looking forward to her new role with NAKA.