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 General 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
Rania Shuggi, Chair
Rania Shuggi is the Vice President of Risk Intelligence at the YMCA of Greater Toronto. She has extensive experience in risk management, emergency preparedness and healthcare operations and is passionate about mental health and well-being.
Prior to joining the YMCA-GTA, Rania held numerous positions at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) over the last 22 years, most recently in the position of Director, Risk. In this role, she developed CAMH’s Enterprise Risk Management program and successfully launched CAMH’s Emergency Preparedness program. In addition to her work experience, she holds a number of degrees and certificates, including an Honours Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto, a Master of Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business at York University and a Certificate in Mental Health Law from Osgoode Hall Law School.
Megan Primeau, Vice Chair
Megan Primeau is the founder of Educate Facilitate Consulting Services and is also a part-time instructor at Humber College in the Faculty of Social and Community Services. She brings over 20 years of experience facilitating the design, delivery, and evaluation of education and knowledge transfer initiatives in healthcare and social services, with a specific focus on mental health and developmental services. Megan ensures everything she does is based on the philosophy that any kind of learning should be interactive, experiential, practical, and, most of all, fun!
After starting off with a BSc/MSc in Biochemistry (Queens University/McGill University), Megan has since completed a Certificate Program in Adult Training and Development (OISE, University of Toronto) and Knowledge Translation Professional Certificate (The Hospital for Sick Children). She is also a Certified Training and Development Professional (CTDP)™ with (and is a member of) the Institute for Performance and Leaning, plus is a member of the International Association of Facilitators (IAF).
Louis-Charles Lavallee, Treasurer
Louis-Charles Lavallée is currently Director of Information Management and Technology (IM&T) at the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO). He joined the RNAO in 2008 as the first Director of IM&T with the mandate of setting up the new department and to in-source mission critical systems using open source software where possible. Louis-Charles has previously occupied senior management positions both in the Ontario Public Service and in the Broader Public Sector. Louis-Charles is passionate with making technology work for people, and he has experienced the contribution that open source software can make in the democratization of technology.
Louis-Charles has an MBA from the University of British Columbia and is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC). He has been a resident of Long Branch for 30 years, and rides his bicycle to work year round.
Andre Tran, Member at Large
Andre Tran has been a resident of South Etobicoke for over 5 years and is passionate about giving back to this community and helping others. Andre is a staff lawyer with Legal Aid Ontario where he specializes in providing legal services to individuals from communities disproportionately targeted by police. For over a decade, he has been assisting vulnerable and underrepresented individuals to navigate the often complex criminal justice system and ensuring that everyone, regardless of background, income or socio-economic status, receives high quality and effective legal representation. Andre is also a mentor for youth within the Ontario Justice Education Network and offers pro-bono legal services to the Barbra Schlifer Clinic.
Erika Deutsch is a resident of south Etobicoke and passionate about community involvement. She believes in a holistic health model and empowering healthy choices for a healthy life. Erika feels grateful for the opportunity to serve on the LAMP Board of Directors and contribute to the community. Erika is Director of Regulatory and Financial Reporting at a Canadian chartered bank, holds a Master in Accounting from the University of Waterloo, and is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA).
Graham Rowlands grew up in Toronto and now calls Mimico home. He prides himself on his connection to the community where he works as a local realtor. Graham founded the South Etobicoke Community Group, a local Facebook group that has grown to over 20,000 members. He has been recognized for his community involvement winning a GEM of Lakeshore award in 2021, an award of Merit from LAMP in 2022 and has raised over $45,000 for local charities.
Inga Mazuryk has been a resident of the Lakeshore community for over 10 years. Prior to retirement she was employed by the Region of Peel as an administrator of Long Term Care. In this capacity she was responsible for the development and administration of budgets, overseeing all aspects of human resources, meeting legislative requirements and advocating for the needs of the residents. In addition, She developed a Community Care Services Program for the Department of Health and oversaw the major redevelopments of two of the long term care facilities operated by the Region of Peel. Prior to this she worked on both a provincial and community level agency level to develop services to meet the needs of disadvantaged youth.
Jannah Wigle grew up in Long Branch and is a proud and active member of the South Etobicoke community. She is a critical, qualitative health researcher, focusing on global and community health issues related to sexual and reproductive health, youth, health equity, social justice, and human rights (particularly participation and citizenship) in sub-Saharan Africa and Canada. Jannah has a PhD in Public Health (University of Toronto), a Masters of Science in Population Health (London School of Economics), Certificate in Public Relations (Humber College), and a Bachelor of Health Sciences (Western University). She has over 10 years of global health experience and is currently a researcher in the Applied Health Research Centre at St Michael’s Hospital (UnityTO). Jannah has a deep appreciation for the vital community and health services/programs provided by LAMP, and she is grateful for the opportunity to support and serve her community as a member of the board.
Julet Allen is the former Program Director at Delta Family Resource Centre, and Professor at York University and Humber College. Before joining Delta, she worked with Toronto Community Housing, the second largest social housing provider in North America for 15 years where she was both a Community Health and Youth Manager.
She has worked in the not-for-profit sector in for over 25 years focusing on African youth and the Black community, poverty reduction, social justice and mental health. This past year she has been working closely with both the Toronto Children’s Aid and Catholic Children’s Aid to address the over-representation of African youth in the Child Welfare system.
Julet has been a champion for those who have been marginalized by systemic oppression. She continues to work with communities and individuals on issues of equity and social justice by creating partnerships with local government, key stakeholders and community builders who are invested in seeing those on the margins be seen as equal contributors to society.
Karen Smith has been a long time resident of Mississauga with her family and she is passionate about serving her community. She has a Master of Social Work degree and has spent her career working in the field of housing and homelessness in Toronto and more recently in social services with the Region of Peel. She is a dedicated and client centred professional with experience in human services in large municipal governments, serving vulnerable populations and working to build thriving communities. She is an engaging, inspiring and collaborative leader and is committed to contributing to our growing City of Mississauga.
Marianne is a registered nurse who has worked in the areas of mental health and geriatric nursing. With a Ph.D. in health services research and as an expert qualitative researcher, her program of research consists of patient and care partner engagement to improve the way in which care is delivered and experienced. Marianne has lived in the New Toronto area for 12 years with her partner and 3 children. As a family, they enjoy hiking, swimming, and making (and eating) pizza.
Nausheen Akhtar is an undergraduate student at the University of Toronto pursuing an Honors Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Chemistry. She has completed a co-op term with the University Health Work during which she supported clinicians at Toronto Rehabilitation Insititute – Bickle Centre and Sussex Hemodialysis Centre. She is a life-long resident of the Etobicoke-Lakeshore community who has benefited from LAMP’s community outreach programs. Nausheen is passionate about giving back to the LAMP CHC which supported her and is honored to represent the LAMP community as a Board Member
Nicholas Goldhawk is an employment lawyer and a former journalist living in the South Etobicoke area. Nicholas represents employees in all varieties of legal matters against their employers, including wrongful dismissal, human rights, employment standards and workplace harassment. He has found inspiration in his legal career through helping the less fortunate obtain justice. Nicholas is keen to bring this mindset to the LAMP Board of Directors, and to give back to the South Etobicoke community.
Ryan McKeen is a resident of South Etobicoke and a lawyer with experience in labour relations, human rights and civil litigation. Ryan is currently legal counsel with the in-house legal department of the Labourers’ International Union of North America, Local 183 practicing union side labour law. Ryan believes in the protection of workers’ rights, the removal of economic and social barriers and the promotion of social equity. Ryan is eager to utilize his skills and experience to support the LAMP community mission.
Shivanie Mangal life’s philosophy is based around balance with nature, kindness, and service to others. She is a research and management professional holding a Master of Science in Management degree in Global Management studies. Shivanie has experience in the corporate, academic, and not-for-profit sectors. Shivanie regularly facilitates workshops for Google’s #IamRemarkable – an initiative aimed at empowering women and other underrepresented groups to celebrate their achievements in the workplace and beyond. She is also a trained dancer and loves theatre and poetry. She always starts the day with a milk black tea. Shivanie was granted a Distinction of Associate Fellowship for her service to promoting the values of the Commonwealth by the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Foundation and the Royal Commonwealth Society London. She is also a CanStudyUS public policy fellow and holds other honours including the Business Studies Award with the Ontario Export Awards and the Peter Drucker Challenge International Award from Austria. Likewise, Shivanie was a Youth Director with the Royal Commonwealth Society Toronto and represented Canada at the United Nations on the 2030 Agenda for the Sustainable Development Goals with Merit360.
Keddone Dias, Executive Director
Jacqueline St.Kitts Myers, Director Community Programs
Leona Ellis, Director Organizational Performance
Lilian Lu, Financial Officer
Tara Galitz. Senior Director, Clinical Services
Dennis Fong, Director HR and Operations
Karina Rico, Executive Assistant