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.

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 & FAMILY 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 has a Bachelor of Arts – Public Administration and Governance at Ryerson University.

NAVNEET DHILLON: DIRECTOR – HEALTH SERVICES

Navneet Dhillon has 6+ years of experience in a Health Services setting, overseeing multiple sites and seniors programming.

As the Director – Health Services at Indus Community Services she is responsible for managing and overseeing the planning and delivery of culturally sensitive, language specific programming for frail, elderly and/or cognitively impaired program participants. She has successfully led the agency through the 2015 and 2019 CARF Accreditation process and is responsible for ensuring that quality improvement plans are implemented and evaluated across health programs. Most recently she has championed the agency’s work with the High Priority Communities Strategy in Peel which has provided support to high risk communities during the COVID-19 pandemic through outreach/education, access to wrap-around supports and access to vaccinations/testing.

She strives to lead her team of highly talented multi-disciplinary individuals to provide best in class service leading to a positive impact of the Health Services programs on quality of life.

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Through the Apna Health collaboration, Indus Community Services and Punjabi Community Health Services, have partnered together to release a specialized report on International Students – Invited & Forgotten: International Students in Crisis. Read here: https://www.induscs.ca/international-students-task-force/

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