Vania Sakelaris

Chair | Markham / Richmond Hill, ON
Chair | Toronto 3, ON

Vania Sakelaris GroYourBiz Toronto Markham Richmond Hill

Vania Sakelaris has been recognized as a strategic, respected and collaborative professional building on 25 years as a seasoned leader.  Her portfolio included a decade of senior leadership of healthcare facilities and interdisciplinary teams including start-ups. It progressed to a decade of executive leadership of multi-million-dollar provincial and regional strategies. She was accountable for engaging with hundreds of senior leaders and funding partners across Ontario to design and implement transformation initiatives, and to advance new business development efforts. Vania has demonstrated effectiveness at building partnerships and teams, facilitating discussions at the executive and board levels, as well as negotiating and advancing innovative, integrated solutions.

In 2016, building on her extensive experience and education, Vania founded VAS & Associates a management consulting firm which provides customized advisory, coaching and training services to corporate executives and their teams. Her honed strategic and operational skills are some of the resources that clients draw upon in addressing their needs. Vania ensures a values-based approach is deployed in the achievement of optimal performance and outcomes for her clients. Vania holds an MBA from the Ivey Business School. She is a graduate of Rotman’s Executive Leadership Program, and Rotman’s Not-for-Profit Governance Essentials Program. She is a Certified Health Executive through the Canadian College of Health Leaders and is a graduate of the Coaches Training Institute.  Vania is an active volunteer and currently sits on the Board of the Ontario Telemedicine Network. She is a mentor for the Women in Business Association at U of T and is a lecturer at Ivey with a focus on strategy.