Advisory Board

Dr. Aslam Daud


Dr.Daud is the chairman of Humanity First. He has served on various disaster relief operations across Canada and abroad. Mr. Daud provides strategic guidance to the project and support from the larger Humanity First charity.

Sherena Hussain


Sherena is an innovative and dynamic legal and business professional that enjoys challenges, building community, and developing sustainable solutions. Actively involved in the strategic development, promotion and delivery of new business models through research, program development, course instruction, execution, and speaking engagements.  Sherena provides strategic direction on corporate partnerships and fundraising opportunities.

Dave Partington



With over 40 years of experience, Dave Partington is a proven leader in the field of transit fleet

operations and maintenance. He has hands on experience in every aspect of the business, from

maintaining vehicles on the shop floor to developing and managing multi-million dollar operating and capital budgets. He has overseen the work of hundreds of employees and the rebuild of thousands of fleet component parts, engines and transmissions. His breadth of experience in every aspect of the business has made Dave an expert in meeting and exceeding fleet reliability metrics. Dave provides strategic direction to the Shelter bus team along with has vast industry connections to support operations and fundraising.

Naumana Khan


 Naumana is an experienced Program Director with a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit organization management industry. Skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Event Planning, Customer Service, OfficeAdministration, and Strategic Planning. Strong professional graduated from CDI College, Toronto. Naumana provides guidance to the project team on operational excellence of the bus. 

Tracy MacPhee


Tracy MacPhee, Director of Passenger Operations at Ontario Northland, a transportation agency serving Northern Ontario, is an enthusiastic leader who has produced impressive performance results for her operating division in less than five years.

As Ontario Northland’s Director of Passenger Operations, Tracy is responsible for ensuring safe and efficient operations for 250,000 passengers per year travelling on Ontario Northland motor coaches or the Polar Bear Express passenger train. Her strategies and leadership have resulted in growth in ridership, and the first bus route expansion in the company’s history.

Over the next few years, Tracy’s focus will be to further enhance travel experiences while implementing new technologies that will improve service delivery and data reporting. With over 25 years’ experience in the airline and bus transportation industry, combined with her eagerness to forge strong relationships, Tracy provides strategic guidance on operational matters and exploring partnerships for Shelter Bus.

Eric Peissel


Eric is the Business Line Executive for WSP's Canadian Transportation Business Line. He has 20 years of experience in transportation having worked across Canada, in the USA and in the Caribbean. In this role he oversees a team of 2,000 staff across multiple sectors including; highways, bridges, aviation, major projects, ports & marine, rail & transit and planning & advisory.

Eric’s role is to provide leadership in strategy with a focus on organic growth, operational excellence, client satisfaction and employee engagement. He is also overseeing the creation of a unified high performance culture by integrating the multiple teams that form WSP’s Transportation Business.

As a professional, Eric has lead numerous planning and preliminary design assignments for Bus Rapid Transit, Bus Network Planning, Light Rail Transit, Metro and Commuter Rail projects. His work has been as diverse as heading full environmental assessments to coordinating various transit and transportation master plans. These skills have served him well as a project manager where he has had to deal with a diverse range of stakeholders from government to the community at large.

Eric role on the Shelter Bus is to provide strategic guidance when dealing with local and provincial governments on the operation of the vehicle along with providing support on fundraising efforts.