Thank you to our Board of Directors!


Howard Green, President - February 2013

Howard GreenHoward held senior positions in the Government of Canada, including Assistant Deputy Minster (Service Canada) and Director-General, Privy Council Office. He was a federal government representative on the United Way Toronto's Campaign Cabinet and was seconded to United Way Toronto and the Ontario Nonprofit Network as Senior Advisor.

Maureen Atkinson, Vice President - June 2011

Maureen AtkinsonMaureen is a Senior Partner with J.C. Williams Group. She currently serves on several boards and committees, including the Ontario Chapter Executive Committee of the Institute of Corporate Directors, the Board of Directors Canadian Automobile Association and the Marketing Committee of the Ontario Science Centre.

Serkan Eskanazi, Treasurer - November 2012

Serkan EskinaziSerkan has over 13 years of experience in finance focusing on audit, financial strategy and investment management. Serkan spent the last 11 years with BMO Capital Markets, most recently as a Director in the Merchant Banking Group overseeing private equity fund investments. Previously, he spent two years with Pricewaterhouse Coopers.

Yogen Appalraju - June 2014

Yogen AppalrajuYogen is the Vice President, Security Solutions at TELUS and has over 20 years of experience in IT risk, security and regulatory compliance with Ernst & Young and KPMG. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario and was a member of the standards committee within the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Alphonse Barikage - June 2015

Alphonse BarikageAlphonse worked for over 15 years for Ontario government's oversight organizations, including as an Ombudsman Representative at Ontario Ombudsman, a Mediator at the Ontario Human Rights Commission and the Information and Privacy Commissioner. He has volunteered as Vice-President and Director for Hope for Rwanda's Children Fund and is a long-time community mediator with St. Stephen's.

Katherine Chau – June 2016

Katherine ChauKatherine Chau practices employment law and civil litigation at Van Kralingen Law and completed a public interest internship with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Laos. She is an active member of the Human Resources Committee and grew up in our community.

Lory Corso - June 2014

Lori CorsoLory is the Vice-President and Secretary of the Brookfield Partners Foundation and the Corporate Secretarial Administrator at Brookfield Asset Management. She also serves on our Fundraising & Marketing Committee, as well as a Board member of La Famiglia Bellunese di Toronto and as a United Way sponsored employee through Brookfield.

Sarah Doyle - June 2015

Sarah Doyle

Sarah has a Masters in Science in International Relations and is a Senior Policy Advisor at MaRS. Previously, she worked with the Government of Canada – Privy Council Office, and Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Before joining the Board, Sarah volunteered as an active community member of the Program Committee.

Zahra Ebrahim - June 2013

Zahra EbrahimZahra Ebrahim is the Principal and Founder of the design think tank, archiTEXT. She also serves on the board of Jane's Walk, is a member of the Faculty of Design at OCAD University, and is the co-lead on the Community. Design. Initiative., a legacy project engaging some of Toronto's most marginalized youth in architecture and design.

Cathy Hennessey - June 2015

Cathy Hennessey

Cathy served for more than 30 years in the Federal Government, including as Senior Executive Director at Service Canada and Director General and Director, Human Resources, at Employment and Social Development Canada. She has also volunteered in private and not-for-profit organizations, leading quality and healthy workplace assessments.

Sarah Hurrle - June 2014

Sarah HurrleSarah has over ten years’ experience in the non-profit sector as a fundraising professional primarily raising funds for grassroots social services. Before working as a Senior Development Officer at York University, she worked for United Way Toronto and York regions. Sarah also serves on the Board Executive of her Toastmasters Club.

Peter Singh Khela – June 2016

Peter Singh KhelaPeter Singh Khela has a degree in Education and worked extensively for Health Care organizations, including Fred Victor Mission, Inner City Health Associate and the Parkdale Community Health Centre. He is currently the Director of Primary Health Care for the Rexdale Community Health Centre. Peter has served on our Advocacy Committee for three years.

Amana Manori - June 2015

Amana Manori

Amana is the Chief Legal Officer and Managing Partner of Introduction Capital Inc., and has over ten years’ experience in the capital markets/financial services. She has been involved with fundraising and outreach for women’s health, prevention of women/children abuse, provision of basic necessities for families, and educational support programs for women.

Frank Pagliarello – June 2016

Frank PagliarelloFrank Pagliarello holds a CPA, CMA designation and is the Vice-President,BMO Capital Markets Finance. He has over 12 years of experience in corporate governance, audit, compliance, financial and risk management. Frank previously worked for KPMG and several Federal Government departments and agencies.

Yuko Sorano - June 2013

Yuko SoranoYuko managed and taught adult literacy programs for five years at the Alexandra Park Neighbourhood Learning Centre. She also worked at CERIS, a network of academic, community and government partners for immigration and settlement research. Currently, she is an employment research project administrator at York University.