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Board of Directors

 

Stonegate Community Association

Board of Directors 2018-2019 

 

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.

 

Eunice Machado

Eunice was born in Portugal and moved to Toronto as a child. She has lived in the Stonegate community for the past eight years. Eunice is Senior Crown Counsel with the Ministry of the Attorney General. Previous to that, she worked at one of Toronto's major law firms as an associate, and later, as a partner.  She obtained her B.A.Hons. in Philosophy and Political Science from the University of Western Ontario and her J.D. from the University of Toronto. Eunice is excited to join the Stonegate CHC's board during such a transformative time.     

 

Alessandro Manduca-Barone

Alessandro was born in Toronto and has resided in Etobicoke for the last 20 years. He has worked as a policy analyst for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario as well 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 an academic background in both economics and health policy/ethics, including a Ph.D. in the field of bioethics, specializing in policy relating to clinical research with terminally ill subjects. He is a published author and looks forward to an exciting upcoming year with the Stonegate Community Health Centre. He is passionate about health care and eager to continue working 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 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 was a surveyor with Accreditation Canada and Accreditation Canada International.  She volunteers for Red Cross Meals on Wheels (MOW) program in Etobicoke and chairs the MOW advisory committee.  She is looking forward to continuing as a member of Stonegate Community Association Board of Directors.

 

Louis Pike

Lou Pike was born and raised in The Bronx.  He received his B.A. from Hunter College (City University of New York), an M.A. in Philosophy (Calgary) and M.Ed. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Toronto. Before joining the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University Lou was an organization consultant and, prior to that, a senior manager in several organizations.

 

Cecilia Puri

Cecilia and her family first moved to the Stonegate community in 2006 and very quickly fell in love with the neighbourhood.  Over the years, Cecilia has volunteered with a number of local organizations primarily related to her children’s activities ranging from managing their sports teams to being a board member at their daycare.  Cecilia holds a BA in French Language and Literature and an MBA, both from McMaster. She has spent the last 20 years progressing her career within the pharmaceutical industry in a variety of roles including sales, marketing, analytics and medical education.  Cecilia originally joined the Stonegate Board of Directors as a way to give back to the community that has been so welcoming to her and her family.

 

Jonathan Sachs

Jonathan was born in Etobicoke and grew up in the Kingsway area. Over his career, he has had a variety of health system planning roles, including work with Health Quality Ontario and the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement. For the last few years, he has worked as a management consultant, focused on the development, implementation and evaluation of health system programs and initiatives. He has worked with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, as well as LHINs, municipalities, and community agencies all across Ontario, consulting on how to strengthen and improve the delivery of health and community services. He is very excited to be serving on the Board of Stonegate CHC.

 

Victor Salomon

Victor was born and raised in Venezuela and has been living in Etobicoke for over 6 years. He is an audit specialist with 10 years of experience including assurance and consultative roles in health care and innovation organizations such as SickKids, Stryker, and Centric Health. Victor specializes in Information and Technology audit and is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), as well as a CPA, CMA. He also received his MBA degree from the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University. Victor is looking forward to working with the Stonegate CHC Board.

 

Kateryna Shpir

A resident of Etobicoke for over 15 years, Kateryna is a proud member of the community and always seeking ways to contribute back to the community that has given her so much. A daughter of immigrants, Kateryna obtained her Masters of Arts in Economics from University of Toronto and is a recipient of NACVA’s Top 40 Under 40 Valuators. She has a long history of volunteering and activism in different organizations such as the Art Gallery of Ontario, the WHY Collective and UCU’s Remembrance Day Committee. 

As a Consultant for Litigation Valuations, specializing in Personal Injury cases, she sees the importance of longterm health solutions on a daily basis. Kateryna is an advocate for healthy eating and active lifestyle. She is a passionate reader and traveler. 

 

Lystra Singh

Lystra works with the City of Toronto Solid Waste Management Services Division as a Business Analyst, and previously worked with Toronto Employment and Social Services and Shelter Support and Housing Administration Divisions. She has always been a “West-ender”, growing up in Etobicoke and subsequently settling there with her family. She obtained an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto and has a Dispute Resolution certificate from York University. Lystra previously served as Vice President and Board Member at a non-profit child care agency, and volunteered at a shelter for abused women and their children conducting community outreach and support activities.

Lystra is thrilled to be joining the Stonegate CHC Board and is looking forward to working with residents, staff and Board members in providing programs and services to the Stonegate community.

 

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. Most recently, she worked at ParticipACTION managing the Sports Day in Canada program to strengthen communities and get Canadians moving. Alicia is currently working as an independent consultant supporting organizations in the health and physical activity sectors. Alicia is very happy to be part of the Stonegate Board of Directors.

 

Hugh Williams

Hugh has been a resident of Etobicoke for over 40 years.  He is a non-profit executive and he also provides marketing and communications consulting services through Dynamic Planet.  Hugh has held senior roles in the IT sector with a focus on the health and human services community, as well as with the Ontario Provincial Government.  He is well known in the community for his volunteer work and leadership with Rotary Etobicoke, Kingsway-Humber Kiwanis, the Rexdale CHC, Team Unbreakable, Toronto Ribfest, and, the Central Etobicoke Community Hub initiative. 

 

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.