St. Stephen's Community House

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Thank you to our Board of Directors!


Cathy Hennessey, President - June 2015

Cathy Hennessey

Cathy served for more than 30 years in the Federal Government, including as Senior Director General 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.

Sonia Yung, Vice President - June 2017

Sonia Yung

Sonia is the General Counsel at Bloom Burton & Co., a financial services firm that specializes in life sciences. Sonia is also the CEO of Kilkenny Media Inc., a publishing company focused on Canadian authors. Sonia was previously a partner in an international law firm and led their Toronto corporate and securities law group. Sonia has also served as a mentor for up and coming young lawyers throughout her career.

Frank Pagliarello, Treasurer – June 2016

Frank Pagliarello

Frank Pagliarello holds a CPA, CMA designation and is the Business & Regional IT Risk Leader within the Bank of Montreal responsible for working with his business partners to proactively identify risks associated with technology, information, fraud and physical security.  Frank joined BMO in 2006 where he progressed in various senior roles, ultimately becoming the Vice-President, Financial Governance and Compliance Officer, Capital Markets Finance from 2013-2016 and the Director, Operational Risk audit from 2016-2019. He has over 15 years of experience in corporate governance, audit, compliance, financial and risk management. Frank previously worked for KPMG and several Federal Government departments and agencies.

Yogen Appalraju - June 2014

Yogen AppalrajuYogen is a partner in the Advisory Services practice of Ernst & Young LLP and Canadian national leader of the Cybersecurity practice. He has over 20 years’ experience in cybersecurity, technology risk and digital resiliency and has served as a business security leader and Chief Information Security Officer for large organizations. As chartered accountant, he combines his deep business knowledge with expertise in enterprise risk, compliance and security solutions, especially in regulated environments.

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.

Vinny Bhathal - June 2019

Vinny BhathalVinny is the Managing Director, Finance and Investment Operations for Sprott Inc. and brings her experience in external reporting, financial planning and analysis and tax to the Board. Prior to this role, she served as the Vice President, Finance, for Sprott Inc., as well as a variety of roles in the Canadian asset management sector. Vinny also serves on the gala committee for Scotiabank’s ‘Diwali A Night to Shine’. 

Katherine Chau – June 2016

Katherine ChauKatherine Chau practices employment law and civil litigation at Van Kralingen & Keenberg LLP 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.

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.

Jennifer Hartviksen - June 2019

Jennifer HartviksenJennifer is a Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) charterholder and has over 20 years financial experience as a credit and fixed income portfolio manager in Canada, the United States and Brazil. Before her current role as a Senior Portfolio Manager and Head of Fixed Income Canada at Invesco, Jennifer served on the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board as a senior portfolio manager. 

Sarah Hurrle - June 2014

Sarah Hurrle

Sarah has over fifteen years' experience in the non-profit sector as a fundraising professional raising funds for grassroots social services, education and healthcare. She is a Certified Fund Raising Executive, the international recognition for fundraisers. In addition to her work at St. Stephen’s, Sarah also serves as a Director for Give a Heart to Africa, an international NGO providing education to women in Tanzania. 

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.

Josh Kleiman - June 2019

Josh KleimanJosh is a Senior Manager at Accenture and brings over 15 years of experience in Technology Consulting. He works with both public and private sector clients across multiple industries to help them digitize their businesses and drive innovation utilizing common technologies to drive efficiencies. Josh is an avid public transit advocate and passionate about supporting the citizens in the city of Toronto.

Amana Manori - June 2015

Amana Manori

Amana has over fifteen years’ experience in the capital markets/financial services and is currently the CEO of Highness Global’s sister company, Highness Capital. She has been involved with fundraising and outreach for women’s health, prevention of women/children abuse, provision of basic necessities for families, and other anti-poverty initiatives.

Shannon Mccauley - June 2019

Shannon McCauleyShannon is a non-profit manager with 10 years of experience working within the Toronto non-profit and supportive housing sector. Currently, Shannon is the Senior Manager of Partnership Development at Community Food Centres Canada, a national organization dedicated to building health, belonging and social justice in low-income communities across Canada through the power of food.    

Rebecca Stulberg - June 2018

Rebecca Stulberg

Rebecca is a Human Rights Consultant with the City of Toronto's Equity, Diversity, and Human Rights Office. Prior to joining the City, Rebecca worked as a lawyer and outreach manager at Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO) and as the Director of Centennial College’s Legal Information Centre. Rebecca has been involved with the St. Stephens House Advocacy Committee since 2015 and volunteers as a caseworker for the Workers’ Action Centre.