Board of Directors

The Board is composed of 15 people all of whom are members of LAMP Inc., not employed by any agency which is involved in contract with LAMP Inc. and are elected by the membership at an Annual Meeting. The board is responsible for the governance of LAMP which includes establishing policies and setting the overall direction of the organization.

Members of the Board

Wanda Buote, Chair

Wanda Buote is the Principal of Lakeshore Campus at Humber College. Over her 25+ plus career at the College and prior to her role as Principal, she has held a variety of roles in the Business School including positions such as Associate Dean, Director of Partnerships Programs, Director of Professional and Continuing Education, Business Manager as well as taking a secondment as the Director of International for the College. Wanda holds a MBA from Royal Roads and has also previously taught Human Resources to Humber’s diploma level students. Wanda also sits on Lakeshore Lodge’s Home Advisory Committee, Etobicoke-Lakeshore Culture Days Planning Committee as well she also serves on the 22 Division Community Policing Liaison Committee.

Ashley Dix, Vice Chair

Ashley has been a member of the LAMP Board of Directors for the past two years. Ashley is a Senior Director of Information Technology at INTRIA, a wholly owned subsidy of CIBC. Ashley joined CIBC in 1987 and her experience includes multiple senior technology positions, including Senior Director Business Management, Senior Program Director, and Senior Director Application Design, Development and Support. Ashley holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science.

Kais Aziz, Treasurer

Kais has over 20 years of experience in public accounting. As a Partner in International Tax, Kais works with both private and publicly-owned Canadian and multinational organizations, to manage their foreign reporting and tax compliance requirements.

Rose Butler, Secretary

Rose Butler is an ambitious young professional originally from St. John’s, Newfoundland. She is currently on maternity leave from her position as the Manager and Senior Advisor to the President & CEO and Chair of Metrolinx.

Rose possesses a background in human services, obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Memorial University in 2006. Immediately following university she worked as a behavioral therapist. Rose then began a career in public service at the provincial government of Newfoundland and Labrador where she held various policy-based and management positions in the Departments of Finance, Justice and Health and Community Services. In 2010, she moved to Toronto and joined Metrolinx as the Freedom of Information Coordinator and Policy Research Analyst. In addition to her Bachelor of Science degree, Rose holds a Certificate in Information Access and Protection of Privacy from the University of Alberta and a Certificate in Applied Behavioral Analysis from the Department of Child and Youth Services in the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. Rose has a long history of volunteer experience, particularly working with vulnerable members of the community such as low-income seniors and children with disabilities

 

Members

Robin Salt, Lakeshore Rep

Ms. Salt is a Manager with the City of Toronto Department of Parks Forestry and Recreation. She is also a past Chair of W6CAT, a local tenant’s association.   

Joy Bonas, EMCHC Rep.

Joy is completing four years on the LAMP board of Directors and sits on the Board Management Committee.

She is a retired educator who is a resident of the East Mississauga community. Joy is the Chair of the EMCHC Advisory Committee, and a member of the Seniors Advisory Committee at EMCHC. She also volunteers for the Mississauga Halton Health Centre as a facilitator for the following programs, Chronic Disease Self-Management - Living A Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions, Chronic Pain Self-Management -Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain and facilitated workshops for CASSIS Volunteer Immigrant Senior Program.

Rob Williams

Mr. Williams is a resident of the area and is a freelance communications consultant.   

Christopher Byczko

Chris has been connected to the Lakeshore Community for almost 4 decades. His growing family has benefited from the family drop in programs. Chris brings to the board over 15 years experience in health care, as a nurse and management consultant and is passionate about helping organizations plan for and adopt information technology in the delivery of service in the community.

Jean-Luc Marchessault

Jean-Luc has served on the LAMP Board of Directors for 4 years.
He has been a long time resident of the Lakeshore community, he works as a security consultant.

Charles Musa

Charles has served on the LAMP Board of Directors for the past two years. Charles is a relative newcomer to the Lakeshore and to Canada with a professional background in market research and financial services. Charles is actively involved in his community, , as he presently serves as a  Patient and Family Advisor with St. Joseph’s Health Centre in Toronto, and also as a Member of HQO's Patient Family & Public Advisors Council.  Charles had also volunteered as an adult literacy tutor at LAMP. Other places Charles volunteered with on the Lakeshore are Daily Bread Food Bank and The Salvation Army.  Charles brings his strong interest in, and commitment to, community development and engagement to the LAMP Board. 

Deborah Grier

Deborah has already served for 6 years on the LAMP Board prior to leaving and joining the Advisory Committee at EMCHC in 2010. She held the position of Co-Chair at EMCHC for 2 years where she continues to volunteer, while also serving on the LAMP Board for the last 4 years. In addition to volunteering at EMCHC and as a LAMP Board member, Deborah is also a member of LAMP's Anti-Oppression Committee. She is a former resident of the Lakeshore community and currently resides in Mississauga. Deborah works as a therapist for Prisma Health Canada.

Eirini Ververi

Eirini has been a member of the LAMP Board of Directors for the past two years. Eirini’s professional background includes a management position in a fortune 500 company as well as a leadership position in the call center environment. She also has experience in indirect social work in the form of research and knowledge mobilization. Additionally, Eirini has been actively volunteering with vulnerable and marginalized communities for over 15 years. Having obtained her Social Service Worker diploma from Humber College and a Bachelor of Social Work from Ryerson University, she is currently in the process of completing an advanced Master of Social Work degree at the University of Toronto. Eirini is passionate about issues relating to social justice, health and animal welfare.

Kristie Wright

As a resident of the Etobicoke – Lakeshore community, Kristie is very excited to have an opportunity to volunteer with LAMP’s Board of Directors. For the last four years, Kristie has worked at Ryerson University in the School of Social Work as manager of the Field Education Office. Prior to working at Ryerson, Kristie spent a decade volunteering and working in the by-youth, for-youth organizing sector in the west end of Toronto. In this time she transitioned from frontline roles, working closely with vulnerable and marginalized youth populations, into leadership positions where she gained experience in non-profit administration, community engagement, human resources, and organizational development. Kristie looks forward to contributing her experience and energy to the Board of Directors as well as learning from others in the LAMP community. 

Michaelann George

Michaelann George is a full-time Professor in the Social Service Worker Program at Sheridan College. In addition to teaching, Michaelann is currently the Program Coordinator for both the Social Service Worker (SSW) and the Community Worker Outreach & Development Programs. Prior to coming to Sheridan, she worked extensively in the area of program management specializing in women’s health and community based education. She is passionate about social justice and works diligently to help raise awareness about injustices occurring both within Canada and internationally. She also works hard to build critical thinking skills and teach students how to mobilize for social justice and social change. Michaelann approaches her work from a critical, anti-oppressive stance.

Sheena Taha

Sheena Taha is a Knowledge Broker at the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction. She works with various national partners to mobilize knowledge and collaborative efforts to reduce alcohol and other drug-related harms.  Sheena earned a PhD in Neuroscience/Health Psychology from Carleton University with a focus on stress, coping and well-being.

 

Staff Contacts

Keddone Dias, Executive Director
Charis Romilly-Turner, Director EMCHC
Adrienne MacDonald, Director Clinical Programs
Deniese Masters McKenney, Director Allied Health
Dot Quiggan, Interim Director HR and Operations
Jacqueline St.Kitts Myers, Director Community Programs
Brenda Kelleher, Office Administrator