Secretary to President
Mayo Hawco joined our board of directors in 2013, became Secretary of the Board in 2017 and was elected President of the Board in June 2018. Mayo is CEO of WellFort, a community health centre in Brampton.
Bob Sibeon joined our board of directors in 2011 and became Vice-President in 2014. Bob lives in Shelburne in Dufferin County. Bob is a retired social service worker and active in many charities and non-profit organizations.
Curtis Deenah joined our board of directors in 2017. Curtis was elected Treasurer of the Board in June 2018. Curtis is a project manager with over 20 years professional experience in Information Technology, Energy Information Systems and Sustainable Development. Curtis has worked both in the private and public sectors and he is currently a senior support services officer (part-time) providing support to the Project Management Post Graduate Program at Humber College. Curtis is also a student pursuing the Post Graduate Supply Chain Management Program at Humber and he is very passionate about equal rights and justice, community development and sustainability.
Shaimaa Abousidou joined our board of directors in 2014. Shaimaa was elected Secretary of the Board in June 2018. She maintains an interest in poverty law issues experienced by individuals and communities, and values the legal clinic’s work in providing legal services, as well as services related to public legal education, law reform and outreach, for the community.
Shaimaa has a B.A. (Hons) in Health Studies and Political Science from McMaster University and an M.A. in Public Policy and Administration from Ryerson University. Currently, she is a research analyst in the Ontario Public Service.
Eugene Feltham is one of our longest serving board members. He served on our board of directors for nine years, then left for a few years before returning in 2011. Eugene has long been active in union and community activities.
Desmond Khanoo joined our board of directors in 2012. Desmond is a prison chaplain at Warkworth Correctional Institute.
Sukhbir joined our Board of Directors in 2017. Sukhbir has worked with various social service organizations serving the needs of new immigrants, homelessness, addictions, mental health and domestic violence issues. She has also participated in outreach and research projects with Ryerson and York universities on developing a comprehensive understanding of elder abuse prevention in immigrant communities.
Sukhbir has a BSW (Honours) in Social Work from Ryerson University and Master of Social Work from the University of Windsor. She has completed a myriad of trainings to build her skills and knowledge as a clinician. Currently, she is working as a registered social worker at the Canadian Mental Health Association. She also teaches courses at Sheridan College.
Alanis Ortiz joined our board of directors in 2018. She is heavily passionate about social justice issues, equity studies, the field of law, and is delighted to be engaged with the community through her involvement with this board.
Alanis is a fourth year B.A. (Hons) Political Science and Equity Studies student at the University of Toronto. She has served on the University of Toronto’s Tribunal as a student panelist as well as the University’s Council of Athletics and Recreation as a student representative, and hopes to become a lawyer.
Kayla Stephenson was elected to the Board in June 2018. Kayla is a court clerk for the Superior Court at the courthouse in Brampton.