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Board of Directors

Stonegate Community Association

Board of Directors 2016 - 2017


Sylvie Bouchard

Sylvie was born and raised in south Etobicoke. She is currently working in non-profit in the health care sector. She is a graduate of York University with a bachelor degree in health studies with Honours. Sylvie has volunteered for numerous organizations and looks forward to getting involved and be part of the Stonegate Community Health Centre.


Purvi Desai

Purvi grew up in Oakville but has spent the last four years living in Etobicoke with her husband and young daughter. Purvi is a motivated self-starter with extensive project management and strategic planning skills.  As an MBA graduate, Purvi focused her studies on Health Services Management and has worked on a variety of strategic and eHealth projects with hospitals, regional health authorities and government, where she has gained first-hand knowledge and understanding of the complexities and challenges facing the healthcare industry today.  Purvi has been with St. Michael’s Hospital for 3 years in the role of Director of IM/IT Project Management Office.  

She has previous volunteer board experience working with St. John Ambulance. Purvi is excited to be working with the Stonegate CHC Board.


Andy Gallagher

Andy was born in Etobicoke and grew up in the Sunnylea neighbourhood where he currently lives with his wife and three children. After graduating from the University of Waterloo, Andy joined KPMG and became a partner in that firm’s financial services practice. He then spent 11 years with Bank of Montreal and is now currently doing part-time consulting. 

Andy spent many years working as a volunteer board member for a multi-service community organization in west Toronto and he enjoys working with the Stonegate CHC.


Alessandro Manduca-Barone

Alessandro was born in Toronto and has resided in Etobicoke for the last 20 years. He has worked as a fitness and health consultant for those with varying health issues and has noted firsthand many of the social determinants that can impact a person’s health. Alessandro has also worked as a course director for York University, teaching on issues related to health care ethics.

Alessandro has a degree in economics from the University of Toronto and has more recently completed his Ph.D. at York University in the field of bioethics, specializing in ethical policy relating to clinical research with terminally ill subjects. He is a published author and looks forward to using his knowledge to support the Stonegate Community Health Centre. He is passionate about health care and eager to work with the Stonegate board of directors in contributing to his community.


Lynda McColl

Lynda was born and raised in Toronto and then lived in Mississauga before moving to Etobicoke in 2009.  Throughout her career, Lynda has held senior leadership roles across the health care system in acute care, long term care, the Ministry of Health, rehabilitation and complex continuing care.  She is an RN by profession, holds an MBA, and is a surveyor with Accreditation Canada and Accreditation Canada International.  She has been a key consultant to the TC LHIN and Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.  Lynda recently retired after 7 years as Executive Director at Toronto Rehab’s Bickle Centre (part of UHN).   She volunteers in an elementary school literacy program, the Red Cross Meals on Wheels program in Etobicoke and is looking forward to continuing as a member of Stonegate Community Association Board of Directors.


Matthew Panczyk

Matthew was born, raised and continues to reside in southwest Toronto. He spent the first 16 years of his life growing up in the Stonegate community, utilizing the various services offered by the Stonegate Community Health Centre from time to time.

The son of two Polish immigrants, Matthew experienced firsthand what sorts of challenges new comers may encounter while integrating into Canadian society. He looks forward to combining such perspective with skills and knowledge obtained via his undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology and Global Health, as well as his MBA. Matthew is enjoying the opportunity to give back to the community that was able to offer his family so much during their early years in Canada.


Kate Thomas

Kate was born, raised and continues to live in the Sunnylea neighbourhood of Etobicoke.   She attended local schools and then Queen’s University where she graduated with an Honours BA majoring in Global Development Studies.   While volunteering with Queen’s Health Outreach, a student run NGO, Kate became increasingly interested in and passionate about public health, and she is excited to now be starting work on her Masters of Public Health at The University of Toronto.  Kate is very much looking forward to contributing to the valuable work done by the Stonegate CHC, and to working with and learning from her fellow board members.   


Alicia Tyson

Alicia is a Health Promotion Specialist. She has 12 years of experience working in Chronic Disease Prevention for the Muskoka Parry Sound and Simcoe Muskoka District Health Units working on municipal and provincial tobacco, healthy eating and physical activity policy development. During that time she also worked as a private consultant leading community consultations for the creation of Ontario Healthy Communities health promotion action plans. Alicia is currently working at ParticipACTION leading the Sports Day in Canada program to strengthen communities and get Canadians moving.

Alicia recently moved to the GTA from the District of Muskoka and is excited to get involved in her new community and looks forward to participating on the Stonegate Board of Directors. Alicia’s passion is physical activity and she is happiest outside in nature hiking, biking and kayaking but she can also be spotted at Zumba classes or with her women’s 8 crew at the Argonaut Rowing Club. 


Hugh Williams

Hugh is passionate about service and for the past several years has been directing that passion into numerous successful initiatives with Rotary Etobicoke, with which he was President in 2012-13; CameronHelps, an organization dedicated to preventing teen suicide through running programs – both clinical and recreational; and, with the Toronto Ribfest, one of the city’s largest charity/volunteer events.

He is a long-time resident of Etobicoke with four grown children and two grandkids (so far!), although he is still far from retirement from his career as an independent communications, marketing, and program development consultant.  An excellent writer, facilitator and project manager, Hugh has extensive experience with the health and human services sector from both a business and a non-profit perspective. 


Mary Wood

Mary has lived in Etobicoke for over 30 years and grew up in the Stonegate community.  After graduating from the University of Toronto, Mary has held positions in business as Controller, Commercial Real Estate Salesperson, Property Manager and her current position is Vice President of Leasing with a private real estate developer.  

Mary’s previous volunteer activities include fund raising for several charities, Toronto Crew Mentorship Program Committee Chair and a parent committee member at Etobicoke Collegiate and Etobicoke School of the Arts.  Mary looks forward to serving on the Board of Stonegate CHC.


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Stonegate Community
Health Centre

150 Berry Road
Etobicoke, ON
M8Y 1W3
Phone: 416-231-7070

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Tuesday: 8:30am - 8pm
Wednesday: 8:30am - 8pm
Thursday: 8:30am - 5pm
Friday: 8:30am - 5pm

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