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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

Eseeri Mabira

Eseeri is a long-time Lakeshore Community member for over 20 years. Her experiences with LAMP began as a youth participating and leading program activities. These experiences have shaped her career in leadership within the health care sector. As a board member, Eseeri is looking forward to serving in a meaningful manner and engaging with fellow LAMP members by contributing her leadership, strategic planning, outreach and consensus-building skills to benefit the well-being of the community.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Joy Bonas

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.

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.
Eseeri Mabira
Eseeri is a long-time Lakeshore Community member for over 20 years. Her experiences with LAMP began as a youth participating and leading program activities. These experiences have shaped her career in leadership within the health care sector. As a board member, Eseeri is looking forward to serving in a meaningful manner and engaging with fellow LAMP members by contributing her leadership, strategic planning, outreach and consensus-building skills to benefit the well-being of the community.

Fernando Costa

Fernando Costa was born in Lisbon, Portugal and resided in Africa and Asia prior to immigrating to Canada in the early 60s .He graduated from WLU and Osgoode Hall Law School .He has recently retired but continues to be a member of the Law Society of Ontario .He was admitted to the Bar in 1977 and has practised law in west end of Toronto.

Fernando is a founding member as well as a past President of the Federation of Portuguese Canadian Business and Professionals and has since the seventies   actively participated in numerous organizations in the Portuguese Canadian community as well as taking active roles in local business improvement associations in Toronto.

Fernando has also held numerous civic appointments at the City of Toronto: he has been a member of the Planning Board, Historical Board, Board of Health, and served for many years as Chair of the Committee of Adjustment for Toronto and East York division.

He was appointed by the Government of Canada as Chair of the Review Tribunal, dealing with appeals under Canada Pension Plan and under the Old Age Security Act. He was also previously appointed by Government of Ontario to chair quasi-judicial panels and hold hearings dealing with complaints as to police conduct. Under now defunct legislation dealing with civilian oversight provisions under the Police Services Act he conducted numerous public hearings.    He was former legal counsel to the Consulate General of Portugal.

Fernando has lived for the past 20 years in Etobicoke and looks forward to being an active and productive member of the Board of LAMP if elected.

Ken Yap

Ken is Manager, Treasury Operations Compliance with a Canadian-based global financial services company. Formerly a resident of Mississauga and currently working in Toronto, Ken believes in giving back and looks forward to serving the LAMP community. Ken attained a Bachelor of Accounting and Financial Management from University of Waterloo and holds a CPA, CMA designation

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

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.

Wanda Buote, Chair

Wanda Buote is the Dean, Education & Training Solutions at Humber College. Wanda has had more than 30 years of leadership experience at Humber. Her roles include the Director of Professional and Continuing Education, Director of Partnership Programs, and Associate Dean in the Business School; Acting Director, International; and for the last six years, Principal of the Lakeshore Campus. She is an advocate for at-risk populations, senior citizens and youth and has provided leadership in developing many community programs. Her board experience includes serving on Humber College’s Board of Governors as well as on the board of Caledon Community Services. Wanda holds a MBA from Royal Roads and has also previously taught Human Resources to Humber’s diploma level students.

Louis-Charles Lavallee

Staff Contacts

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

Our Community Needs Your Support

Every little bit helps. You may not think you make much of a difference, but in the words of those who use LAMP CHC’s services:

"Everyday we come to LAMP CHC, life gets a little easier to get back on track. We would have just given up if it wasn’t for them."

Programs & Services

LAMP Community Health Centre

185 Fifth St
Etobicoke, ON M8V 2Z5

Phone
416.252.6471

Fax
416.252.4474

Email
feedback@lampchc.org