Board of Directors 2021-2022
Melaine (Mimi) Chiu
Mimi is a graduate of University of Toronto, B.Sc. in Nutritional Science and Human Biology. Fluent in spoken Cantonese. Also basic Mandarin, French, Italian language skills. Her career has focused on financial services, with both TD Canada Trust and Royal Bank, as well as Dynamic Mutual Funds, in relationship building and sales roles. Mimi has volunteered with FoodShare's Good Food Box program and at the Daily Bread Food Bank. She has also been involved with Cantonese/ Mandarin speaking teams at Scarborough Heart and Stroke foundation events, as well as, worked with a senior's centre in their program for Early Stage Alzheimer's patients, focused on social engagement and community building. Mimi has a passion for public health promotion and personal experience as a caregiver to family members.
Deborah moved to Etobicoke with her partner and young daughter in 2017 and enthusiastically refers to her new neighbourhood as home. Deborah holds a master’s degree in journalism from Western University and an honours BA from Carelton University. She is a communications and media expert with experience in non-profits and healthcare, as well as working as a newspaper reporter and television news producer in her previous life as a journalist. Deborah is looking forward to working with the residents of the Stonegate community as a member of the Board of Directors.
Erin received her Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences from Queens University and her legal degree from Western University. She previously worked in private practice in the areas of Intellectual Property and Food and Drug Regulatory law. She currently works in-house at GlaxoSmithKline as Legal Counsel.
Erin resides in the Stonegate community with her husband and two young children. The Stonegate community has been so welcoming to Erin and her family. She looks forward to giving back through her involvement with Stonegate.
Rami Garg grew up in Toronto and now lives in Etobicoke, in the Stonegate area with her husband and two daughters. She is a healthcare researcher who holds a Masters degree in Biology, from York University. Rami is also activity involved in volunteer initiatives at her daughter's school and with girl guides. She is excited to be a board member with the Stonegate CHC.
Judy worked in a public sector agency serving injured and ill workers for over 30 years, in virtually every operational service area, most of that time at a senior level. She served on 2 occupational health and safety boards, 2 national institute boards, the WSIB Research and Advisory Council, a start up distance university board, and was on the inaugural board of the hoped for Berry Road Food Co-op. Most recently and currently, she is on the Board at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences, where she sits on the Quality and Finance and Governance and Compensation committees. Judy also holds a Masters Degree in Adult Education.
Emily is a lawyer with the Ministry of the Attorney General where she has worked most of her career. Her legal experience centres around mental health, capacity and substitute decision making law. She has also worked in various legal clinics and community agencies which provide support for vulnerable or underserved populations. Emily has a business degree from Laurier and experience as a member of the board of directors of a not-for-profit daycare operated inside the TDSB school where her two children attend. She is a committed member of the Stonegate community where she has lived for nearly 10 years.
Eric has a MBA from the University of Toronto and has been a CPA/CA since 1999. Previous volunteer experience includes membership on the board/executive committee of Open Studio (arts organization located in Toronto). Currently working as a controller for a publicly listed natural resource company, overseeing financial statement preparation, as well as, other regulatory reporting. Extensive experience working with boards of directors.
Colin was born and raised in Etobicoke. He completed a PhD in Economics at Lancaster University and is currently an economist at Wilfrid Laurier University. An active community volunteer, Colin has previously been a director of the Capitol Centre, a public performing and visual arts institution; a director of the Business Centre N-PS, a small business accelerator; and a trustee of Lancaster University. He is currently the Chair of the Central Etobicoke Community Hub, a community led action committee working with the City of Toronto, not-for-profit organizations, and community residents to improve public facilities in Etobicoke.
She received her honours degree in Sociology from Glendon College (York U), has previously worked in Immigration with the CBSA, and currently works as a Detective Constable for a municipal police service. Anita is enthusiastic about the programming at Stonegate, and is passionate about wholistic and community based approaches to health, as well as innovative approaches to building more resilient communities.
Lou Pike was born and raised in The Bronx. He received a B.A. from Hunter College (City University of New York), an M.A. in Philosophy (University of Calgary) and M.Ed. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Toronto where he focused on organizational development. Lou taught in the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University for 20 years, was an organization consultant and, prior to that, held senior management roles at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and at Glaxo Canada.
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 long-term health solutions on a daily basis. Kateryna is an advocate for healthy eating and active lifestyle. She is a passionate reader and traveler.
Allison Trenholm is the Vice President, Public Affairs, Stakeholder Relations and Chief Communications Officer at Mackenzie Health. She provides leadership on all aspects of internal and external communications across Mackenzie Health and its Foundation including brand, crisis and issues management; government, stakeholder and media relations; corporate communications, social media and integrated marketing. She has also held senior positions at Trillium Health Partners Foundation. Allison holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree, Faculty of Information and Media Studies, and a Certificate in Writing from the University of Western Ontario. She is certified in change management.
Karen Trzaska is a municipal lawyer and has a master’s degree in social urban planning. As a Lawyer, Karen has experience working with and advising Boards of Directors and her experience in social planning has focused on housing and human service provision in urban settings. Karen has volunteered with several organizations that aim to improve the provision of health and wellness programs to moms and babies in the GTA. As a parent of three young children, Karen is an enthusiastic advocate for the development and implementation of strong, community based, health programs and services that serve to improve the well-being of our communities and residents. Karen has benefited from many of the programs provided for children at the Stonegate Community Health Centre and she looks forward to giving back to the community by contributing to the Board of Directors.