Foundation Board of Directors

Julie Lassonde, B.Sc.


Ms. Lassonde has over 20 years of experience in the mining industry in senior executive and corporate board roles. She is currently on the Board of GMP Capital Inc., a Toronto-based investment dealer and asset manager with over $28 billion in assets under management. Ms. Lassonde has an extensive philanthropic background. She currently serves as President of the Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation and is on the Boards of the Royal Ontario Museum, National Gallery of Canada Foundation, York University and the Pierre Lassonde Family Foundation. She holds a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from Queen’s University and an Executive MBA from Brown University and IE Madrid.

Ken Che, P.Eng., CMA, CIA

Kenneth (Ken) Che is a professional engineer, an accountant and an internal auditor with over 40 years of experience in the oil, natural gas and nuclear power industry. He graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Engineering Science degree and received his Master of Business Administration degree from the Athabasca University. Ken is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGGA), Certified Management Accountants of Alberta (CMA), the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), and Project Management Institute (PMI).  Ken resides in Toronto and has been retired since 2020 after a long career with TC Energy, including positions in engineering, project management,  accounting & financial reporting, information management, internal audit, and various international assignments.

Isadora van Riemsdijk, P.Eng

Isadora van Riemsdijk has a B. Eng. in Metallurgical Engineering with a minors in Materials Science from McGill University. With over 20 years of experience in the production of steel and materials, she currently leads the development of new grades of automotive steels at ArcelorMittal Dofasco in Hamilton and is an active member of the Diversity and Inclusion committee.  She is a long standing member of the professional Engineers of Ontario and the Ontario Society for Professional Engineers.  Isadora shares her passion for the outdoors and for STEM with the Girl Guides of Canada.

Bruna Pace, P.Eng

Bruna Pace is a Professional Engineer with over 20 years of experience in the building and construction field. She is currently Vice President of Dracogen Inc. Previous positions include Senior Building Plans Examiner with the City of Vaughan, Building Plans Examiner with the City of Brampton, and Structural Engineer with MiTek Canada. Mrs. Pace has frequently participated in governmental committees and industry panels regarding Ontario Building Code regulations, including the Toronto Area Chief Building Officials Structural Advisory Committee, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs Technical Advisory Committee for Barrier-Free Design, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs Panel for Requirements for Outdoor Temporary Stages, and the Ministry of Municipal Affairs Elliot Lake Building Safety Technical Advisory Panel. Bruna has a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Civil Engineering from Queen’s University. She is a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario, the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers, and the Ontario Building Officials Association.