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
Ashley Dix, Chair
Ashley Dix has been a member of the LAMP Board of Directors for the past four years. Ashley is currently retired. Previously she was 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.
Rose Butler, Vice-Chair
Rose Butler has been a resident of south Etobicoke for almost 10 years and is passionate about mental health awareness, social equity and serving her community. Rose is originally from St. John’s, Newfoundland, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Memorial University. Rose has over 14 years of provincial public sector experience supporting policy development, program management and providing strategic advice to senior leaders in the transportation, health and finance sectors. Rose is currently the Senior Advisor to the Chair of the Metrolinx Board of Directors where she provides strategic advice and oversight to enable sound governance of Metrolinx and its critical mandate in the Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area. Rose is honoured to serve on the LAMP Board of Directors and is incredibly proud of the work that LAMP staff and volunteers do to serve and strengthen the community.
Ken Yap, Treasurer
Ken Yap 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.
Eseeri Mabira, Secretary
Eseeri Mabira 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.
Arwen Hunter and her family have been active members of the Mimico community for almost 15 years. Her family has benefited from several of LAMP’s child-oriented services and programs. Arwen’s professional career over the past 20 years has focused on building a deep understanding of children, families, and their communities. She has a strong marketing background having led Insights at a Canadian-based global toy company, over the past decade. Her leadership style is centered around empowering others, building strong collaboration and always seeking the underlying truths.
Charles Musa has served on the LAMP Board of Directors for the past four 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 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.
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.
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.
As a former resident of both South and Central Etobicoke and now an East Mississauga community member, Kristie feels privileged to serve as a volunteer with LAMP’s Board of Directors. With a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Social Work, 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 nonprofit administration, community engagement, human resources, and organizational development. For the last eight years, Kristie has worked at Ryerson University, first as the Field Education Manager in the School of Social Work, and now in The Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, Experiential Learning Hub where she is a Manager of Experiential Learning. Kristie is grateful for the opportunity to contribute her experience and energy to the Board of Directors as well as learning from others in the LAMP community.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Keddone Dias, Executive Director
Charis Romilly-Turner, Director EMCHC
Radosna Bijukovic, 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