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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 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).

Erika Deutsch, Treasurer

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).

David Thornley, Member at Large

David is a retired resident who lives in Mimico and brings a wealth of experience in CHCs. He was a founding member of the Parkdale CHC and, an Executive Director at both the East End (4 years) and Guelph (6 years) CHCs. In addition, he has worked in the Provincial Government as a Coordinator of Provincial Projects for Community Health Centres (10 years)

David also has a wealth of volunteer experience in health care, non-profit housing and day care. He has been involved in fundraising activities for non-profit health care/health promotion and housing for homeless persons and families. Over the course of his career he has participated in committees and task groups related to supportive housing, homelessness, inner city health, poverty elimination and social assistance reforms.

Louis-Charles Lavallee

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

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. 

Graham Rowlands

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.

Jannah Wiggle

Jannah Wiggle 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

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

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 Sargosa

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.

Ryan McKeen

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.

Timothy Ellis

Tim is a resident of South Etobicoke with a strong passion for and experience with advocacy. His talent with advocacy lie in the technical and organizational areas. In this capacity he has assisted in several political campaigns in Canada and the United States as a grassroots organizer. He describes himself as a “doer” and has the lived experience of some of our clients. He would be a strong asset in assisting us in our advocacy role.

In addition, Tim has also been involved in various capacities with the South Etobicoke Community Clinic, Lakeshore Community Network, Ontario Basic Income Network, Lakeshore NDP, the Interfaith Festival Event, the Lakeshore Grilled Cheese Event and the Lakeshore Santa Claus Parade.

Annette Heatherington

Annette is a retired, long term resident of the Long Branch neighbourhood and brings a wealth of experience from her past work in both the for profit and non-profit sector. Her relevant work experience with fundraising, marketing, and communications will be a valuable asset to us, as we continue working towards our strategic plan in the upcoming years.

Annette also has a wealth of volunteer experience serving as a Soup Kitchen Ministry Leader for the Long Branch Baptist Church, as well as a committee member of the Long Branch Garden Tour.

In addition, Annette has also worked as the Executive Director for the Social Venture Partners Chapter in Toronto, where she led the strategic direction and operation of a foundation supporting local organizations in poverty reduction. In that role, she was able to achieve 100% of their fundraising goal and improved the financial capacity for the organization overall.

Parul Yadav

Parul is a recent graduate of Humber College’s Public Relations and Communications program, who has a demonstrated passion for education and community development. Along with her educational background, the hope is that her current work experience as a communications advocacy professional, will bring valuable skills such as advocacy, digital marketing, public relations and outreach management to LAMP’s Board of Directors.

Parul has meaningfully engaged in a number of volunteer opportunities that are relevant to being an asset to LAMP. She has been an active member and volunteer of LAMP and in addition to the above, Parul has also served as a member of the Board of Directors for the student union (IGNITE) while she was completing her studies at Humber College – providing her with relevant experience as it relates to working on a Board, as part of a collaborative team. Parul’s combined experience as a LAMP member and volunteer demonstrates her commitment to contributing towards our mission and values.


Staff Contacts

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


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