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 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
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.
Wanda Buote, Past 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.
Asiful Islam is a medical professional originally from Maryland. He attended medical school in Bangladesh where he earned his M.B.B.S. degree. While in Bangladesh, he co-founded the Big Bang Ballers, a non-profit organization that used the game of basketball to unite local community youth and promote social inclusion. He returned to America where he completed the medical boards to become ECFMG certified. During this time, he worked as a Clinical Coordinator across multiple nursing homes in Bronx, New York. In 2017, Asif and his family (his wife Bushra and son Mikail) moved to Toronto. He spent the next two years completing his MSc in Capacity Development and Extension at the University of Guelph. He recently completed his thesis titled “Investigating the Clinical Decision-Making Process of Physicians in Rural Ontario: The Perspectives and Attitudes on Medical Cannabis.” He loves the Etobicoke area and is excited to make an impact on the local community by joining the LAMP team
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.
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 enjoys being an active and productive member of the LAMP Board.
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 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.
Louis-Charles Lavalle is new to the board of directors. Biography soon.
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