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First Cynergy Mechanical Charity Gala Raises More Than $70,000 for ISAND

TORONTO, ONTARIO (April 24, 2017) – At its inaugural Charity Gala in support of ISAND, Cynergy Mechanical raised more than $70,000 to support services for families living with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. More than 350 people attended the sold out event in Vaughan on April 21, enjoying an evening of fine dining, music, dancing, a live auction and inspiring stories of support and hope.

The Charity Gala presented by Cynergy Mechanical raised more than $70,000 for ISAND. From left: Gerald McCann, President, Cynergy Mechanical, Nancy Antonacci, Office Manager, Cynergy Mechanical, Dr. Wendy Roberts, Clinical Director, ISAND, Leah Miltchin, Administrative Assistant, ISAND, Jan Nybida, Vice President, Cynergy Mechanical, David Gray, Executive Director, ISAND, Phil Alba, Decision Support and Strategic Planning, ISAND, and Ann Culbertson, Controller, Cynergy Mechanical.

“When I first met the ISAND team last year, I was immediately struck by their passion, professionalism, and commitment to providing outstanding care,” said Gerald McCann, President of Cynergy Mechanical. “The Charity Gala is part of our ongoing commitment to help ISAND continue its deep impact on the families it serves. We are already looking forward to our role as presenting sponsor at next year’s Charity Gala!”

“On behalf of the hundreds of families ISAND serves each year, I thank Gerald and his amazing team at Cynergy Mechanical for their tremendous support and congratulate them on the outstanding success of their first Charity Gala,” said ISAND Executive Director David Gray. “The net proceeds from the Gala will provide essential resources for ISAND, enabling us to serve even more families.”

Event sponsors and supporters include Platinum Sponsor Hydronic Parts Group (HPG), and Silver Sponsors B & R Electric, Ember Electric, Q Residential and Maple Leaf Sports + Entertainment (MLSE).

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Bob Butella

Credentials: B . Commerce University of Guelph Affiliations – (e.g. member of College of Social workers) Other Pertinent training outside of your credential: Career Highlights: Founding Board member of Guelph Giants (Special Ice Hockey International) Founding Member of Facilitation Wellington Dufferin Co-Chair of the Developmental Services Human Resources Strategy Treasurer of Great Lakes Society Vice Chair of the Developmental Services (DSO) Network Co-Chair OASIS Pay equity Committee Years of Experience (in general) Over 30 years working in Developmental services Length of Time with ISAND: 3 months Position at ISAND: Executive Director Any areas of Specialization: Professional Accomplishments ( at least one): Taught in the DSW and DSW Apprenticeship Programs at Fanshawe, Conestoga and Sheridan Colleges What brought you to ISAND: The mission, the expertise of the clinicians, What do you really like about ISAND: The energy and enthusiasm of the ISAND team. Hearing stories from individuals and their families about how ISAND has helped them A little bit about who you are outside of ISAND – hobbies and interests Enjoy the outdoors. Hiking, biking, camping, fishing.

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