Chief Executive Officer
Steven Finlay was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Surrey Place Centre in 2012. Prior to this appointment Steven served for seventeen (17) years as Executive Director of Community Living, Oshawa-Clarington, a large unionized organization supporting people with developmental disabilities.
He is also the past Co-Chair (2008-2013) of the Developmental Services Human Resource Strategy Steering Committee, which is leading a province-wide transformation of human resource strategies and practices within the Developmental Services (DS) Sector. Comprised of over 300 transfer payment agencies, this is a collaborative initiative between the Provincial Network on Developmental Services and the Ministry of Community and Social Services.
Steven has worked in a management capacity for the past 25 years within both the Developmental Services and the Children’s Mental Health sectors. He is also the Chair of the Provincial Network Human Resources Committee, as well as, being active in government relations.
Steven possesses a Master degree in Social Work. Steven is a Teaching Fellow with the School of Policy Studies at Queen’s University and is currently a candidate in the Professional Coaching Program at the Adler Institute as well as a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist in Canada.
Alain Mootoo, CPA, CGA, FCCA, MMIE
Vice President, Finance and Corporate Services
Alain is accountable for the organization’s Finance, Information Communication Technology, Decision Support, Building Facilities, Medical Records, Accreditation, New Business Development, Marketing and Foundation. He has over 20 years of experience in both the non-profit and for profit sectors including PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst and Young, Corus Entertainment and March of Dimes Canada. Alain is a CPA, CGA, a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA United Kingdom) and holds a Master of Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Queen’s University and a Social Development Certificate in Psychology from Ryerson University. He is an active volunteer in the community as a founding life member of Join the Dance (Canada), the Board Treasurer of Cota and has held board governance and committee roles with the Sherbourne Health Centre and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. In 2014 Alain was awarded the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services Pinnacle Award in the category of partnerships for the expansion of digital skill building programs for vulnerable youth into 48 Canadian communities in partnership with 45 organizations. Alain is a guest lecturer for community health programs at Ryerson University and George Brown College.
Vice President, Human Resources and Communications
Bruce is accountable for the organization’s Human Resources and Communications strategies. Bruce has over 20 years of experience in human resources in both the public and private sectors and with both union and non-union workforces.
Previously Bruce has held HR roles with LifeLabs (formerly MDS Diagnostic Services), Bridgepoint Health, LOFT Community Services and The Canadian Hearing Society. Bruce holds a Bachelor of Arts (Political Studies) degree from the University of Guelph, a Post Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management from Humber College and has completed the Advanced Program in Human Resource Management at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and most recently completed an Executive Certificate in Conflict Management through the University of Windsor Law School. Bruce is a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) with the Human Resources Professionals Association. Since 2014 Bruce has also served as a volunteer baseball coach and manager with the Burlington Organized Minor Baseball Association.
Dr. Terri Hewitt
Vice President, Clinical Services
Terri has worked at Surrey Place for more than 25 years, starting in the Adult Program as a Psychologist and moving to manager of Adult Programs and Director of Clinical Programs. Currently, Terri is the Vice President of Clinical Services. She has previous experience working in psychology at various school boards, the Autism Clinic at CAMH as well as in private practice.
The Clinical Services portfolio includes Executive leadership and responsibility for all Clinical Programs including Adults, Children and Youth and Infants as well as the specific Autism fee for service offerings . It also includes; Developmental Services Ontario Toronto Region (DSO TR); the MMW Video Conferencing Program providing clinical services to Northwestern Ontario; the Blind-Low Vision Early Intervention Program; the Augmentative Communication and Writing Aids service; Coordinated Service Planning; the FASD diagnostic clinic and the Community Networks of Specialized Care for the Toronto Region.
Terri is a registered Clinical-Developmental Psychologist with a specialization in developmental disabilities. She received her Bachelor of Arts and Master’s in Developmental Psychology at the University of Manitoba and her Ph.D. in Clinical Developmental Psychology at York University. She completed her Executive Leadership certificate with the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. She has volunteered as a Board Member for both developmental and health care providers.