Alex Pekurar is CFO of UpSnap Inc, a publicly listed technology company. He has over 15 years of leadership experience in both technology and accounting industries, working to foster a culture of accountability and transparency. He joined Street Haven and assumed the role of Treasurer in 2019.
Siu Mee’s 25 years of leadership experiences in the public, health and social services delivery sectors at the local, provincial and national levels has given her a rich understanding and appreciation of the value that community-based social and health services organizations play within the broader context of the society's social safety net. Her work experiences are complemented by her research on integrated health and social care which explores issues of complexity in care for high-risk population groups.
“The collective of my work, volunteer and research work have resulted in a strong commitment to advocacy towards greater social justice, and I am excited that Street Haven has played a strong advocacy role in the areas of housing and affordability and its links to poverty reduction for women in need.
These issues have never been more important, and I am looking forward to being a part of Street Haven's rich history in evolving this issue and cause.”
“I am passionate about better serving society's most at-risk using a holistic approach to care and support, and I am delighted to be part of the Street Haven team and organization. I am truly fortunate to be part of an organization that is doing amazing work that is focused on supporting a highly vulnerable and marginalized population using a feminist, holistic, anti-oppressive and anti-racist approach with a commitment to integrated services delivery.”
Siu Mee currently serves as a Board Director for Sherbourne Health and Yee Hong Centre and is a member of the Seniors Accountability Table, City of Toronto. Siu Mee has served on several Boards over the span of 15 years gaining experience in governance, health promotion and public health issues, heathy community development, and stakeholder relations management.
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Anne Marie Stetler CPA, CA is the Co-Founder & CEO of LockDocs, a client data platform for frictionless investing. Anne Marie has spent the bulk of her career in the private equity industry, with her experiences spanning infrastructure, real estate, and venture capital. She has a broad background in investment, asset management, capital raising, and fund management. She has previously served on the boards of numerous portfolio companies in North America and Europe. She co-founded an infrastructure-focused asset management firm that was eventually sold to Fiera Capital. Anne Marie currently sits on the non-profit board of Street Haven at the Crossroads.
Joanne Simons is the Chief Executive Officer of Casey House, Ontario’s HIV/AIDS hospital. As a devoted advocate of healthy communities, Joanne’s first passion is the not-for-profit sector and she has been consistently recognized as a leader and innovator. She brings 20 years of experience in stakeholder engagement, clinical leadership, revenue development, marketing and communications. Joanne has served on a number of not-for-profit board of directors including Hazel Burns Hospice, The Redwood Shelter and Health Partners.
Sheryl Song is the Founder & CEO of Ryna, an AI-driven housing rental platform with the mission to create a personalized renting experience that prioritizes attainability, reliability, and flexibility for the new generation of renters. Prior to founding Ryna, she specialized in executive search, talent strategy, leadership succession, and board services in the Commercial Real Estate sector across North America and Asia. She is the recipient of The W. Galen Weston Top Entrepreneur Award and EY Women in Tech Award by NEXT Canada. She was also named The Peak's "2022 Emerging Leaders for Startups and Tech" as one of the up-and-coming young leaders shaping Canada's economy, culture, and society.
Sheryl joined Street Haven’s board in early 2019 and currently sits as the Chair of the Board. Being a minority new immigrant, she hopes to help Street Haven to enhance its brand image and grow its footprint to help more women to find stability in their lives. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and English.
She holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of British Columbia.
Kathryn Hucal is General Counsel at the Department of Justice in Toronto. She has been a civil litigator for 25 years. Having looked for an opportunity to “give back” she feels very fortunate to have been able to join the board in 2017, and truly believes one rises by helping others. She is currently the Vice President, a position she assumed in 2018.
Nicole Koteff is a detail-oriented litigator with more than 20 years of experience, who has created a practice devoted almost exclusively to defending real estate professionals and their brokerages.
Her practice focuses on professional regulation in the real estate sphere. Prior to joining the firm, Nicole spent 7 years as In-House Legal Counsel for the Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO), where she prosecuted real estate agents, brokers and brokerages. After leaving RECO, Nicole was chosen for the newly-created role of General Counsel for the Toronto Regional Real Estate Board. In addition to holding positions on both the regulatory and the association sides of professional real estate, Nicole also holds a designation as a Real Estate Broker with the mid-town office of a major Canadian brokerage. This direct involvement in the industry provides added insight to her representation of other real estate professionals when faced with allegations by RECO.
Nicole earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree as well as a Master of Industrial Relations degree from Queen’s University. She then graduated from Law School at the University of Western Ontario.
Nicole is often retained as an expert witness in real estate disputes and is a ferocious protector of her clients’ rights.
Susan brings many years of experience working in the field of Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, as a clinician, researcher and educator. She has been a clinician at CAMH for many years in the Emergency Dept. as well as serving as the Director of Social Work at Queen Street Mental -Health Center and at Toronto East General. She has always been an instructor at UofT faculty of Social work. Susan has completed the course work for her PHD in Medical Sciences at UofT. Returning to CAMH as a senior manager Susan promoted the Interdisciplinary Model of Care. Susan has had residential addiction and mental health treatment experience as the Clinical Director at a 60 bed hospital that offered detoxification services, individual and group treatment modalities, medication therapies and after care programming as well.
Currently she is employed as the Clinical Director at Addiction Services of Central Ontario, a large outpatient program treating addiction and mental health issues at a variety of location sites including the Rapid Access to Addiction Medicine services. She is excited to be part of the Street Haven Board to support the excellent work that is being done.
Jason is bilingual business advisor with over 25 years of experience in the public and private sectors. He has worked as a trade journalist, spokesperson, communications director, policy advisor, and currently leads the Corporate Advisory team at H+K Strategies, one of Canada’s leading communications and public affairs firms. Jason lives in Ottawa with his wife and two daughters.
Jaime Shulman is a senior development and marketing communications professional who brings a wealth of creativity and experience to every campaign or initiative, having worked in a wide variety of sectors, including: retail, CPG, hospitality, finance, fashion and arts, automotive, alcohol, cannabis, technology and not-for-profit. She has led the successful strategy development and implementation of national campaigns and programs for North America's largest and most respected brands and organizations, garnering top awards from Canadian Public Relations Society, International Association of Business Communicators, the Sponsorship Marketing
Council of Canada, Strategy Magazine, and the Canadian Marketing Association.Jaime brings close to two decades of business and partner development experience, managing new business and/or fundraising pipelines in excess of $10M annually. She extends this skillset as a dedicated community advocate, sitting on multiple boards and committees, including Toronto’s oldest women’s shelter, Street Haven, and youth arts organization, VIBE Arts
Veronica Maidman is a trailblazing leader in Canada’s financial sector. For more than a decade, she was President of Equifax Canada. She was the first-ever woman President at this global company, a technology-driven and highly-regulated organization serving the entire spectrum of the financial community. Prior to this, she was President and CEO of its predecessor, Toronto Credits Limited. Veronica has extensive experience on corporate, non-profit, industry and trade association boards, including as a board chair and committee chair. Currently on the board of eHealth Ontario, she has also sat on the boards of Equifax Canada, Laurentian Bank, President's Choice Bank, the Credit Counselling Service of Toronto (chair), Sunnybrook and Women’s Foundation, Women’s College Health Sciences Centre, and various finance industry boards. In addition to her studies at Ryerson, she pursued additional studies at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and the Director’s Education Program at the Rotman School of Management at University of Toronto.