A dedicated team of knowledgeable staff manages the day-to-day administration of CMRAO responsibilities and carries out all regulatory services as established under the CMSA.
Ali Arlani, Chief Executive Officer and Registrar
Ali Arlani was appointed as new CEO and Registrar of the CMRAO, effective January 15, 2018. Reporting to the Board of Directors, Ali leads the team responsible for the delivery of the CMRAO’s services to condo communities across the province.
Previously, Ali was the Assistant Deputy Attorney General (ADAG) for the Agency and Tribunal Relations Division overseeing operational, regulatory and adjudicative agencies of the Ministry of the Attorney General (MAG).
Prior to his appointment as ADAG, Ali was the Chief Executive Officer of the Environment and Land Tribunals Ontario, and the interim Executive Lead of the Social Justice Tribunals Ontario.
Ali joined the Ontario Public Service in 1986. Before joining MAG in 2004, Ali was the Director of the Building and Development Branch at the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing where he provided strategic direction for the transformation of the building regulatory system in Ontario.
He holds a Doctorate degree in building engineering, a Bachelor of Commerce in economic management, and is a graduate of Queen’s University Public Executive Program.
Sandy Vizely, Deputy Registrar
Sandy Vizely is the Deputy Registrar for the CMRAO and oversees the organization’s day-to-day operations, which includes managing the licensing and compliance team. Previously, he served as the CMRAO’s policy and programs lead, responsible for the implementation of the CMRAO’s licensing program. He also managed the development of the organization’s technology build. Before joining the CMRAO, he worked at ServiceOntario as a Senior Business Consultant in the Registry Projects unit.
Sandy received his Bachelor of Arts from Wilfrid Laurier University, and completed the Ontario Post-Graduate Program in Public Administration at Humber College.
Nikki Hera, Manager, Corporate Services and Office of the CEO
Nikki Hera is the Manager, Corporate Services and Office of the CEO for the CMRAO. In this role, she is responsible for managing the operations of the executive office, as well as the Human Resources function for the organization.
Nikki comes to the CMRAO with considerable experience in the not-for-profit sector and has experience with start-up administrative authorities, both as an executive assistant and as an HR generalist. She is a Society of Human Resources Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP).
Tsehaie Makonnen, Manager, Communications
Tsehaie Makonnen is responsible for developing the CMRAO’s integrated communications strategy and develops plans designed to meet the CMRAO’s strategic communications objectives. She leads the team responsible for stakeholder engagement and digital communications, as well as content creation for a variety of audiences.
Tsehaie is a versatile communicator with a background in corporate communications, and she has worked in the private, public, and non-profit sectors. She specializes in visual storytelling and has considerable experience in multimedia production.
She received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies (Specialization – Film) from Concordia University, in addition to a Digital Communications diploma from Humber College and an Archival Practices and Records Management certificate from George Brown College.
Rana Khurram Manzoor, Financial Controller/Director of Finance
As the CMRAO’s Financial Controller, Rana is responsible for managing the CMRAO’s financial activities.
He has more than 10 years of experience in financial reporting and management, as well as diverse experience working in multinational private and public co-operations around the world. This is complemented by extensive working knowledge of the service, trading, and manufacturing sectors.
Rana is a designated Chartered Accountant of Canada and the United Kingdom (UK), as well as a Chartered Management Accountant of the United States of America. He holds an Honours Bachelor of Sciences in Applied Accounting degree from Oxford Brooks University.
Kathy Nakanishi, Corporate Secretary
Kathy Nakanishi is the Corporate Secretary for the CMRAO. In this role she is responsible for managing the operations of the Board and Board committees.
Kathy has experience working in the private, public, and non-profit sectors, and with start-up organizations. She comes to the CMRAO with a diverse background, having worked in energy conservation, customer solutions, marketing, and communications, as well as human resources for a large public utility company. Prior to joining CMRAO, she worked at a professional regulatory body in compliance and enforcement operations and at a delegated administrative authority managing strategic initiatives and governance matters. She has an advanced certificate in Business Analysis from McMaster University.
Danielle Wang, Manager, Information Technology
As the Information Technology (IT) manager for the CMRAO, Danielle is responsible for providing IT operations support and IT solutions to meet the organization’s business needs and strategic goals.
Danielle has over fifteen years of experience in the IT industry delivering effective solutions to business users. Prior to joining the CMRAO, she worked in the financial services sector, at a global IT consultation company, and at a non-profit organization. Her experience and knowledge include business analysis, application development, IT strategic planning, and project management.
Danielle has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Fudan University, China, and is a certified Microsoft Dynamics Customer Relationship Management (CRM) consultant.