Executive Leadership Team
Executive Leadership Team
Gurpreet S. Malhotra: Chief Executive Officer
Gurpreet S. Malhotra has been a professional in Human Services for over 28 years and is currently the Chief Executive Officer at Indus Community Services, which is a leading provider of culturally appropriate community, and health services. The agency has six locations and a dedicated staff complement of over a hundred.
Preceding that he was the principal of his own consultancy and worked at the Region of Peel as the Director of Strategic Planning, Policy and Partnerships in the Human Services Department. Prior to that, he served as a Senior Advisor at the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services.
Gurpreet has more than a decade of experience as a Professor and Program Coordinator of the innovative Community Development Diploma Program at the Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning where he also served as a Human Rights Advisor. He also holds two degrees in Public Policy and Administration.
Kelly Baker: Director – Health & Family Services
An executive with expertise in strategy, health care, community care, retail, internet, and media, with significant expertise in social and health care policy, brand development, market research, analytics, customer loyalty initiatives, and more. An executive with a powerful and unique combination of skills including consulting, marketing, analytics, strategic planning, sales and management. A strong coach who is results-driven, client-focused leader who is truly a team player. Kelly has a unique and rare blend of technical expertise, and business savvy.
Kelly has a B.Sc. degree from University of Toronto, specializing in Psychology & Economics. She also has a Masters degree in Social Welfare Policy & Economics, from McMaster University. After caring for two palliative parents at the same time, Kelly found her passion for healthcare. She was Owner & Managing Director of two home healthcare franchises (Nurse Next Door) before joining the public sector managing funding & accountability for various community healthcare and hospice agencies. Kelly is thrilled to have her passion for healthcare come full circle as she leads the Health & Family Services divisions at Indus Community Services, helping to give a voice, support, and respite to those who need it.
Vinitha Miranda: Director – Human Resources & Strategic Development
Vinitha Miranda joined Indus Community Services in 2008 and has over 12 years of experience within human resources – for the most part as a Human Resources department of one. She started at Indus as the Human Resources Officer, progressed to Manager – Human Resources and currently the position of Director – Human Resources & Strategic Development. As a member of the Executive Leadership Team, Vinitha is responsible for supporting Indus’s long-term strategic objectives and is responsible for providing comprehensive human resources support across the organization.
Prior to joining Indus, Vinitha spent over 8 years in the hospitality and community healthcare sectors. She has a Bachelor of Commerce from University of Guelph, Human Resources Management Certificate from Sheridan College, and has held the Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation since 2014.
Winston Morris: Director – Finance & Corporate Services
An experienced, professional accountant possessing extensive experience in the Not-for-Profit sector, social housing, and community and health services industries. Strengths includes financial reporting, budgeting and year-end audit lead in a not-for-profit environment. He has been financial lead in national organizations in community services and philanthropy and also had responsibility for merging together two multi-million dollar community health service agencies.
Winston has managed payroll, employee benefit programs, property management and maintenance programs, and numerous finance and IT upgrade projects.
HARINDER MALHI: DIRECTOR – NEWCOMER SERVICES
Harinder has been an active community builder in the Brampton community for the past fifteen years.
Harinder served as the Peel School Board Trustee for Wards Nine and Ten in the City of Brampton and was first elected to the Ontario legislature in 2014 as the MPP for Brampton Springdale. She served as Minister of the Status of Women in Ontario. She was previously Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Parliamentary Assistant to Minister Responsible for the Anti-Racism Directorate and before that Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister Responsible for Women’s Issues. She was a member of the Select Committee on Sexual Violence and Harassment.
Harinder has lived and worked in the Peel Region for nearly 20 years, and is actively involved in many community organizations. She volunteers with municipal, provincial and federal organizations and supports many non- profit organizations in Peel Region. Harinder is also completing studies in Public Administration and Governance at Ryerson University