Encasa Team

Derek Ballantyne, Chief Executive Officer

With over twenty years of experience in the social housing, real estate management and development business, Derek Ballantyne is a skilled, highly strategic senior executive. He has extensive experience in complex public and private environments, a comprehensive knowledge of the financial management and investment management business, as well as a deep understanding of the social housing sector. He has successfully managed and implemented a social housing investment program, and participated in the oversight of investment funds in the not-for-profit sector.

Derek has worked in a senior executive capacity with Build Toronto, Toronto Housing Company, Ottawa City Living. He is currently retained as CEO of Community Forward Fund. Derek sits on the Board of Directors of the Laidlaw Foundation, and Trillium, Housing Fund GP Inc.

Janice Tuffnail, Chief Compliance Officer; Chief Operating Officer

Janice started with the organization in January 2010 as its Chief Compliance and Operating Officer, bringing a wealth of experience in municipal and private finance. Prior to joining Encasa, Janice was the Senior Treasury and Portfolio Manager for the Region of Peel.

Janice graduated on the Dean’s Honour Roll at the University of Waterloo, and has accumulated more than 20 years of experience in the investment industry and financial markets. Janice earned her Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in 1991.

John Osmond, Manager, Client Services

John brings more than 20 years of experience in non-profit housing to Encasa, including 5 years managing a Toronto-based, 20-unit non-profit housing provider. Most of John’s career has been spent in customer service-related positions, including roles in the hospitality industry and retail. He worked for Housing Services Corporation from 2006 to 2012.

Glenda McLachlan, Director, Governance and Strategic Planning

In addition to her role as Director, Governance and Strategic Planning, Glenda McLachlan is also Encasa’s Corporate Secretary.  Glenda brings to Encasa a broad spectrum of professional experience in governance, organizational development, policy & program development, marketing & communications, and corporate administration developed in the private, public and not for profit sectors.  Glenda’s professional association with social housing and the investment industry began in 1999. Prior to that time, Glenda worked with a number of organizations in the fields of environment, native affairs, natural resources, intergovernmental affairs, transportation, management consulting, executive search, and consumer research.

Glenda holds an Honours BSc. from the University of Waterloo.