Board of Directors

Ruth Chun -Chair

Ruth  is a proven executive with global experience in corporate law. Previously a partner of Africa’s largest law firm, Ruth has also worked with major legal firms in Canada, and the United Kingdom. She has held executive and board positions in the financial services sector. She is admitted to legal practice in Ontario, New York, and Namibia, and is in-house counsel at Newstrike / Up Cannabis, a licensed producer of cannabis partnered with The Tragically Hip.  Ruth lives on a chicken and garlic farm and has two boys.

Suzanne Stoltz – Vice Chair

Nikki Dhaliwal, Treasurer.

Nikki lives in Oakville with her family, including her husband, 10 year old son (Oakville Ranger hockey player), and 7 year old daughter (professional coloring artist). She works for BMO in the Internal Audit Department and is also employed by her kids in the evenings as a chauffeur.

Johanna Zemmelink

Johanna is the President, Founder and Principal Consultant of a compensation/HR consulting firm that bears her name (Johanna Zemmelink + Associates Inc at and which has been operating since 2014.  She and her team of experienced associates provide clients across all sectors with deliverables and services in all areas of broad-based (non-executive) compensation. An Honours graduate of the University of Waterloo in economics and human resources, she is an active member of the Total Rewards community, presenting at conferences, and moderating expert panels.  Outside of her professional and family activities, Johanna is heavily involved in (amateur) choral singing and will be performing as a member of a mass acappella chorus on stage at the Lincoln Center in New York City.  She lives in Oakville, and is finding her Board experience with SAVIS eye opening – and rewarding given the mission of the organization and the accomplished women she is working with.  She hopes her expertise will contribute further to SAVIS’ effectiveness and sustainability.

Alma Arguello – Executive Director

Stephen Rea Partners with SAVIS

Title: Empowering Us All Artist: Stephen Rea The following piece was created after the passing of the great Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  I was compelled to create the piece to serve as a reminder of the amazing qualities, tributes and passion for women’s activism that she brought to this world.   The use of…