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Governance

2024 -2025 Board of Directors

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Tzen-Yi Goh

Partner | Associé at McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Director

As a downtown Toronto resident for over two decades, Tzen witnesses our city’s homeless and mental health crisis on a daily basis. He is thankful for the opportunity to support Fred Victor’s mission, originally through providing pro bono legal work years ago, subsequently through his participation on the Affordable Housing Committee, and now as a member of the Board. Tzen is a partner in the Real Property & Planning Group of McCarthy Tétrault, where he has practiced since 2002, and is honoured to have been recognized by the Chambers Canada Legal Guide as a “Band 1” lawyer, the Lexpert Legal Directory as a leading lawyer, and Best Lawyers in Canada as their Ontario “Lawyer of the Year” in real estate law in 2019 and 2023. Tzen is also a member of the Board of Partners of McCarthy Tétrault and Chair of the firm’s Abilities Action Group, which group is dedicated to addressing a spectrum of disability issues, including those related to physical disabilities, addiction, chronic conditions, neurodiversity, and mental health. Tzen is acutely aware of the fact that a significant portion of Fred Victor’s community struggles with mental health issues and other disabilities. The comprehensive support that Fred Victor provides in these areas is a driving force behind his involvement with the organization. An active member of the community, Tzen previously served 10 years on the Board and Chair of the Governance Committee for Ascend Canada, a not-for-profit organization serving the pan-Asian business community.

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Richard Gill

Vice President, Treasury Strategy, Capital Planning and Analysis, EQ Bank | Equitable Bank Director
Director

Richard is an experienced public company executive and entrepreneur who currently leads Treasury Strategy, Capital Planning and Analysis at Equitable Bank.  Prior to this, Richard was the Vice President of Corporate Development and Investor Relations at Equitable, where he drove the execution of the largest acquisition in the Bank’s history.  In this role, he also established the Bank’s investor relations and environmental, social, and corporate governance functions.

A first generation Canadian, Richard moved to Canada from India at 14 and brings his action-oriented commitment to alleviating poverty and homelessness.  An active member of his community, Richard sits on the Board of George Brown College Foundation, a registered charity dedicated to providing opportunities for George Brown College students by raising funds for scholarships and bursaries, capital projects and programming.

Richard received a Master of Finance and MBA from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, where he was a Bregman Scholar, and a BCom from the University of British Columbia.  He holds a Chartered Professional Accountant designation (CPA, CA).

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Grant Gonzales

Senior Manager, Government Relations and Corporate Affairs, Ontario Retirement Communities Association
Director

As a public affairs professional, Grant is committed to leveraging his background to ensure government, stakeholder, and community support for Fred Victor’s incredible leadership in providing housing, shelter, and services to the most vulnerable in our communities. Grant works in government relations at the Ontario Retirement Communities Association. He previously worked in stakeholder relations at Metrolinx and as a government relations consultant at Counsel Public Affairs, one of Canada’s leading public affairs agencies. A dedicated community leader, Grant serves in senior board leadership roles including Co-Chair of Pride Toronto and President of the Davenport-Perth Neighbourhood and Community Health Centre.

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Erik Yves J Landriault

Health Innovation & Strategy, Deloitte Digital
Director

Erik Yves J Landriault (he/him) is a senior health innovation and strategy leader at Deloitte where he works with organizations to design better and new health services that work for patients and their caregivers and providers. Having worked at all levels of the health system – from his global work at the World Health Organization to leading innovation in homecare, Erik is passionate about advancing the future of health, where empowered people and communities play an active role in their health and wellbeing. He is particularly interested in how we work across health and social services, particularly housing, to address the needs of underserved populations. Erik has served on a number of boards previously, including Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services and Sherbourne Health. He has an MSc in International Health Management from Imperial College London.

Erik was drawn to the work of Fred Victor because of the unique opportunity the organization has to link some of the key determinants of health; including housing, food security, and employment. Erik believes our health system needs more organizations like Fred Victor, who address the root causes of ill health and support people where they are at.

 

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Monica Masciantonio

Vice President of Government Affairs for Scotiabank
Chair Fundraising Committee

Monica is the Vice President of Government Affairs for Scotiabank, leading a team responsible for government relations and public policy. Prior to joining the bank, she was an effective senior consultant at a government relations firm, excelling in client service with private and not-for-profit organizations. Monica provided support and advice on government communications and strategies for engagement.

Monica’s professional career started in the public sector, including both in the office of the Prime Minister of Canada and the office of the Premier of Ontario. She was able to consistently achieve results in high-pressure and complex situations, using proven problem-solving and issues management skills.

Ken McKinnon - Senior Managing Director, Institutional Mortgage Capital

Ken McKinnon

Senior Managing Director, Institutional Mortgage Capital
Director, Chair of Affordable Housing Committee

Ken McKinnon, Managing Director, is Head of Real Estate Corporate Banking at TD Securities, a position he has held since 2014.  He has been with TD Bank Group for over 20 years, joining TD Securities in 2003.  TDS’ Real Estate Corporate Banking team consists of 20 professionals covering all sectors of the real estate space across Canada and the US.  While at TD Securities, Ken has actively built leading relationships with large public and private real estate owners and operators. He has experience in originating, arranging and syndicating large debt transactions and project financings.  Ken is also the lead for the Black Experience Committee for TDS and is a member of TD Bank’s Black Experience Steering Committee and Community Investment Committee. He has an Honours Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Windsor.  Ken is a CFA Charterholder.

Chris Anastasopoulos, CPA, CA, MBA - Chief Financial Officer, DRI Capital Inc.

Chris Anastasopoulos, CPA, CA, MBA

Chief Financial Officer, DRI Capital Inc.
Treasurer, Chair of Finance Committee

Chris’ support of Fred Victor is driven by his commitment to helping vulnerable populations in our community experiencing homelessness and poverty. Chris is proud to support Fred Victor’s services including providing emergency shelter, affordable housing, health care services, food programs, and job training to those in need in order to help them get back on their feet with dignity and at the same time build a better community for all. Chris is a strategic financial executive with 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, having led high-performance finance and operations teams at a global asset manager, a major Canadian pension plan, and a leading Canadian chartered bank. Chris brings to the Board years of financial stewardship experience, experience in addressing business opportunities and risks, a collaborative focus, and a commitment to excellence, ethics, and integrity.

Anne Bell - Former Director, Quality and Education Services, Ontario Association of Community Care Access Centres

Anne Bell

Retired Health Care Executive
Director, Chair of Service Quality Committee

Anne lives in Toronto’s St Lawrence community; a community where the struggle for housing and health is evident in the streets every day. That presence brought her to Fred Victor, initially in 2018 as a member of the Service Quality Committee and to the Board in 2000. Anne is proud of the fact that every day, Fred Victor and other organizations like it, are there to assist hundreds of individuals and families to remain healthy and housed. Now retired, Anne’s career spanned 40 years in public health and community home care. Following five years as the Executive Director of the Community Care Access Centre Simcoe County, she moved to Toronto in 2007 to work for the Ontario Association of Community Care Access Centres with a focus on performance measurement and quality improvement in the delivery of provincial programs in home and community care.

Nancy Easton, Hons B.A. - Former Director, Microsoft Corporation

Nancy Easton, Hons B.A.

Former Director, Microsoft Corporation
Vice Chair

Nancy became a volunteer at Fred Victor to play a role in the fight against homelessness.  Fred Victor is a leader in Toronto’s homelessness fight and most importantly, offers a broad range of programs and services that are critical in this fight. Hearing success stories of the people  Fred Victor serves is what inspires Nancy to continue her work with the board.

Nancy spent much of her career in a worldwide human resources leadership role.  Staffing, cross-group collaboration, strategic thinking, focus on diversity and inclusion, managing and developing people, succession planning, and workforce planning are all skills that provide a well-rounded background allowing Nancy to bring a balanced and informed perspective to the board.

Neill Carson - Clinical Director, SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health

Neill Carson

Clinical Director, SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health
Director

Neill Carson is Clinical Director and Site Lead of SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health. He is an experienced health-care leader, knowledgeable in collaborative leadership, evidence-based planning and organizational transformation. A social worker with experience in children’s, youth and adult mental health, he has provided and supervised direct service in mood and anxiety disorders, substance misuse disorders, concurrent disorders, dual diagnosis and trauma.  He has taught certificate courses with York University and George Brown College focused on Dual Diagnosis assessment, treatment, service planning and staff administration.

Neill received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts from the University of Toronto, and his Master of Social Work from Wilfred Laurier University. His professional development learning includes completing Health Canada’s EXTRA Fellowship in evidence-based administration in 2016 and the University Health Network’s certificate in Collaborative Leadership in 2015.  He is presently completing the Teaching Scholars Program at The Hospital for Sick Children.

Neill came to SickKids CCMH from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) where he was an executive director, an administrative director and a program manager. Neill served on the board of Ontario’s largest supportive housing provider, Mainstay Housing, from 2010 to 2016. He was President and Board Chair from 2013 to 2016.

Michele Erskine - CEO, OUTFRONT Canada

Michele Erskine

CEO, OUTEDGE Canada
Chair

Michele is the CEO of OUTEDGE Canada, one of Canada’s leading Out-of-Home companies. She is committed to driving the business forward with passion, innovation and thoughtfulness; including a focused commitment to partnering with key community agencies. Michele has been active in the Canadian Media industry for over 30 years, including positions in radio, print, market research and advertising. She has lived in downtown Toronto for most of her life and is delighted to be able to join an organization that plays such a key role within the city.

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John Hinds

Former President and CEO, News Media Canada
Director, Chair Governance Committee

John Hinds is the Former President and CEO of News Media Canada which represents over 800 newspapers and news media organizations from coast to coast to coast. As president and CEO he serves as the industry’s voice on public policy issues, while also managing the organization’s comprehensive research and marketing portfolio.

A lawyer by training, John has previously served in senior political roles both federally and provincially. He also has extensive experience as a public affairs consultant.

John strongly believes in giving back to his community. He has a served on a number of for profit and corporate boards including United Way of Toronto, Ontario Trillium Foundation, Harbourfront Centre and Solus Trust Company. He is a former Chair of Casey House Hospice and a former Vice Chair of St Joseph’s Health Centre.

Prossy Nambatya - Front Desk Shelter Support Worker, YWCA Toronto

Prossy Nambatya

Front Desk Shelter Support Worker, YWCA Toronto
Director

Prossy understands the challenges and struggles of the homeless, immigrants, and refugees, the people that Fred Victor serves. Being a member of the Fred Victor Board is an opportunity for her to share her experiences and be an advocate and contribute to an organization with a meaningful mandate.

Prossy has worked with not-for-profit organizations in her entire career serving the underprivileged, advocating for social justice and implementing programs that promote and protect the rights of vulnerable and marginalized groups.

Anju Nair, M.Sc, Ph.D - Adjudicator, Ministry of Community & Social Services, Province of Ontario

Anju Nair, M.Sc, Ph.D

Adjudicator, Ministry of Community & Social Services, Province of Ontario
Director

Anju Nair has been on the board of directors since June 2022.  Dr. Nair considers it an incredible privilege to be on the board of directors of Fred Victor, which is relentlessly working towards ending homelessness in Toronto and addressing other issues related to Mental health and addictions. She has previously worked as Intake Worker at Fred Victor’s one of the many locations. She believes her experience at Fred Victor has been valuable experience in understanding the issues and barriers impacting marginalized people in Toronto.

She has been with Ontario Public Service since 2015. She has comprehensive knowledge of health care legislation, regulation, and policies and has experience interpreting and applying government legislation, policies, and procedures related to people with disabilities.

Anju Nair has a Ph.D. in Zoology. She has also authored several scientific research papers which have been published in leading International and Indian Journals.

She is a mom to a very beautiful, daughter and most adorable toy Yorkshire terrier.

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Mardi Daley

Youth Engagement Specialist
Secretary
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