29 Jul Meet Our Board of Directors
We want to formally introduce our stellar and board members Gil Penalosa, Sue Lantz, Kate Mulligan, Eti Greenberg, Jared Kolb, Patricia Woods, Rafael Vargas, and Jordana Wright.
We are continuing to build a dream team of professionals that not only believe in our mission but are also leading the conversation in their fields on the 8 80 philosophy, diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are excited to have their expertise, values, and drive to push forward the mission of 8 80 Cities.
We invite you to meet them in our Blog Series Meet Our Board.
Guillermo (Gil) Penalosa
Guillermo (Gil) Penalosa is passionate about creating cities for all people. He is the founder and chair of 8 80 Cities, first Ambassador of World Urban Parks and President of G_Penalosa & Associates. He has worked in over 350 different cities on all continents. Guillermo has an MBA from UCLA, received a Doctorate Honoris Causa from the Faculty of Urban Planning from SLU in Sweden, was listed in Planetizen’s Top 100 Most Influential Urbanists, and recently received in Australia the World Urban Parks Annual Distinguished Individual Award.
Sue is the Founder and Managing Director of Collaborative Aging, an innovative consulting firm working with researchers, charities, companies and communities to expand the options for ageing in place. Sue is a policy expert and advocate for resourceful housing, healthcare and neighbourhood solutions that build connected and inclusive communities. Sue has recently developed a guidebook and accompanying workshop series to help seniors – and their caregivers – in mapping out their best ageing journey.
Eti is very active in community affairs in Toronto. She is part of Greenberg Consultants and an active Board Member of 8 80 Cities and Park People and a founding member on the Advisory Board of the newly formed organization Waterfront for All. She is also involved in the Wellington Place Neighbourhood Association. She teaches Tai Chi at the Waterfront Community Centre and to a seniors group at the Hazelton Manor and in Victoria Memorial Square. Formerly she was an Assistant to Ward 20 City Councillors, Adam Vaughan and Joe Cressy.