Board Members and Staff Directory

Board of Directors




Chair: Robert Vineberg
Chair-Elect: Diana Wiesenthal
Treasurer: Dan Torbiak
Corporate Secretary: Holly Toupin
Past-Chair: Leslie Wilder
Milton Corado
Sabena Singh
Dr. Lori Wilkinson
Wilfred Brock
Kim Stephens


Staff Members


Operations Team

Chief Executive Officer: Jorge Fernandez
Executive Assistant: Valeria Castellanos
IT Manager: Mike Ficzere
Chief Financial Officer: Anthony Redekopp
Accounting Assistant: Lori Quiring


Employment Team

Manager, Employment: Amie Membreno
Employment Facilitator: Araia Kidane Redae
Employment Facilitator: Farwa Zaidi
Employment Facilitator: Margaret Ko
Employment Facilitator: Nestor Santos
Employment Facilitator: Farwa Zaidi
Employment Facilitator: Soudabeh Golpaygani
Employment Facilitator: Reem Younes
Employment Facilitator: Vance Taylor
Employment Facilitator: Weyni Abraha
Employment Facilitator: Yashar Barakat
Employer Liasion: Adelola Abioye
Centralized REDI Intake Facilitator: Manami Alexander
REDI Employment Facilitator: Hidru Hagos
REDI Employment Facilitator: Omran Zahrab


Settlement Team

Director, Settlement Services: Sandra Albanez
Front Desk Client Support: Claudia Orellana
Front Desk Client Support: Michaelet Adhana
Evening Front Desk Client Support: Samuel Aguko
NARS Facilitator: Diane Ingabire
NARS Facilitator: Shanshan Wang
Immigrant Settlement Facilitator: Lola Blazevic
Immigrant Settlement Facilitator: Louis Woo
Immigrant Settlement Facilitator: Marietta Franco
Immigrant Settlement Facilitator: Mirwais Nasiri
Immigrant Settlement Facilitator: Amy Wang


Access English Centre (AEC)

Manager, AEC: Walter Luzzi
AEC Client Support: Ali O Zeid
AEC Client Support: Carlos Al Matni

Language Bank

Manager, Language Bank: Rosa Maria Menjivar
Language Bank Client Support: Jappreet Sekhon
Language Bank Client Support: Arija Duke


Rural Settlement Services

Manager, Rural Settlement Services: Julio Lopez
Rural Settlement Facilitator: Adelola Abioye
Rural Settlement Facilitator: Aireen Miaral


Nutrition Services

Manager, Nutrition Services: Briana Henry 


Volunteer Services

Volunteer Services Manager: Ann Mohammed

NISW Program

NISW Coordinator: Roselyn Advincula