200 Elgin Street, Suite 601
Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1L5
Tel: (613) 569-1158
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St. John's Chapter

Board of Directors

2016 - 2017


John Martin, B.Comm., C.A.

(709) 579-5432

John was Director of Government Accounting and Director of Internal Audit with the Provincial Government and is currently retired and contracting privately.  John graduated from Memorial University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1976 and obtained his CA designation in 1980. John was President of the St. John's FMI Chapter from September 2006 to June 2009 and was the President of FMI National from July 2010 to June 2011.  

Vice President

Allan English, CPA CMA Director, Corporate Services at Eastern Regional Services Board


Anita Symonds, CPA, CMA

(709) 351-1364

Past President

Sonya Keeping, CPA CMA




Stephen Mercer          

(709) 729-7245

Event/Marketing Coordinator

Mike Norman

(709) 729-6931

Federal Liaison

Randy Anderson
Membership Coordinator vacant  
Student Coordinator vacant   
Director at Large Virginia English, B.Comm., CGA


(709) 729-0250

Virginia has been a member of the Board with FMI St. John's Chapter since 2011.  Virginia is currently the Director of Fines Administration within the Department of Justice and Public Safety, Government of NL.  Over the years, Virginia has held various financial roles within the Government of NL.    Virginia graduated from Memorial University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1997 and obtained her CGA designation in 2000.

Director at Large Rossann Martin

(709) 579-5432

Rossann is owner/operator of Martin's Business Services which provides accounting and bookkeeping services for small businesses.  Rossann has volunteered at PD Week and PSMW events since 2008 in addition to volunteering in numerous local community organizations.

Director at Large Michele Peach, CPA, CA

(709) 748-1025

Michele is the Chief Administrative Officer of the City of Mount Pearl and joined the Board in 2013.  She started her 35 year career in the public sector as a budget analyst with NL's Treasury Board Secretariat before moving to the Provincial Office of the Auditor General for 14 years.  She became the City Treasurer of Mount Pearl in 1997, Director of Corporate Services in 2009, and CAO in 2011.  Michele is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds a National Advanced Certificate in Local Authority Administration from the University of Alberta.  

Director at Large Kristine Strickland

(709) 729-3661

Kristine has recently joined the Board with FMI St. John's Chapter in 2015.   Kristine is currently working as a Tax Auditor with the Department of Finance, Government of NL.  Kristine has a diverse background with accounting and auditing experience in public practice, oil and gas, and municipal, provincial and federal government. 

Director at Large Raadhika Gopinath

Raadhika has been a member with FMI since 2013 and a board member since 2014. Currently she works as a Management Consultant with KPMG and helps firms exceed their potential through Information Technology Advisory. She has over six years of experience working in Management Consulting, Knowledge Management and Stakeholder Management across the Financial Services and Public/Social Sector practices with global firms such as American Express and Egon Zehnder International. Raadhika holds a Masters in Business Administration from Memorial University of Newfoundland and also holds a Bachelors in Arts (Hons), Economics from University of Delhi, India. She actively volunteers her time and gives back to the community with special focus on Education, Humanitarian Aid and Animal Welfare.

Director at Large Pinki Kumar, B.Comm., CMA, MBA


Pinki has been a member with the St. John's Chapter since 2009.  She served on the St. John's board as a Vice President for 2011-12 and got elected as the President for 2012-13. Pinki is a Management Consultant specializing in consulting to the Public Sector with a focus on all aspects of financial management.  Her professional accounting background is complemented by her broad range of experience in project management, financial analysis and strategy, process improvements, activity based costing, business case creation, business process reengineering, back-office system assessment, as well as ERP implementations.  Pinki also serves various non-profit organizations as volunteer and is very passionate about multiculturism and diversity.