Board of Directors and Staff

Board of Directors

Andy Park – Chair

Andy was born and raised in Parkdale and is son to Korean immigrants. Andy currently works in commercial real estate at a large downtown firm. Prior to that Andy held senior sales roles at global consumer packaged goods organizations. Andy is a Rotman Commerce graduate from the University of Toronto, and is a CPA CMA designation holder. Over the last few years Andy has developed an addiction to all things triathlon – swimming, biking, and running!!!

Selena Qi – Vice Chair

Selena was born in China and immigrated to Canada at the age of 8 with her parents. Selena graduated from York University with a Specialized Hon. BA degree in Public Administration & Law. Selena is an adjudicator with over 13 years of experience working in the federal public services sector. Aside from her professional obligations, Selena enjoys spending her time with her two beautiful children, working on her golf skills and teaching piano and Mandarin.

Tanya Davis – Treasurer

Tanya came to Canada at the age of 4 with her parents and grew up in Ottawa. Tanya moved to Toronto after her undergrads and since then have lived and worked in UK, Honduras, China and India. She is currently a senior manager of finance and IT in a major aerospace consortium.  In addition, she is a financial services advisor specialized in small businesses.  Prior to that, she had extensive work experience in aerospace product development and program management. Tanya holds a Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering degree from Carleton University and a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Cambridge.  Tanya is passionate about traveling – discovering hidden gems and rediscovering classic attractions in a new light. At home, she loves to hike, bike, kayak, ski, camp and is always up for a picnic or cookout. However, taking a stroll around the streets of Toronto and trying out different restaurants along the way remains one of her favorite things to do.

Valerie Peticca – Secretary

Valerie was born and raised in Toronto. She has over 20 year’s experience in Human Resources, with a history of working in higher education. Currently Valerie is employed as a Human Resources Director in the tourism industry. She holds a Masters Degree in Human Resources Management, certificates in Workplace Mental Health and Alternative Dispute Resolution. Valerie’s passion is fitness and enjoys new challenges and making fitness fun. Valerie has been volunteering for a variety of Boards, which support Social Services, over the last several years.

Afzal (Al) Mohamdally – Director

Al was born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago.  He immigrated to Toronto in August 1993.  Prior to his retirement Al worked as a licenced mechanic for the TTC for over 23 years. Before his arrival to Canada, Al worked for Caterpillar back home where he learned and mastered the trade of large motors.  He currently lives in West Toronto with his adoring wife Zaimeen.  Al is the proud father of 2 children and 3 grandchildren.  Al has volunteered for the centre for the past 2 years assisting with our food rescue program and joined the board in 2018.

Christina Natalino – Director

Christina was born and raised in West Toronto’s Earlscourt area.  She has been working with seniors for over 16 years.  Christina is a graduate of York University’s Psychology program and Laurentian University’s Gerontology program.  Currently, she is an operations manager for one of Canada’s largest seniors living organizations.  Christina enjoys spending time with her husband, two young daughters, and extended family.

Macrina Smart – Director

Macrina was born and raised in downtown Toronto along with her younger sister. Macrina is a communications professional with a background in health economics and extensive public relations, strategic planning and crisis communications expertise in the health and life sciences sector. Macrina has a Master’s in Public Policy from the University of Toronto and spends her free time outside with her dog Bruno.

Staff

Jaymie Daunt – Executive Director

Jaymie Daunt grew up in Toronto along with her two sisters. Prior to joining the LAC team, Jaymie worked as a Support Worker in the Family Support sector and as an administrator in the Developmental Disabilities sector. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Women and Gender Studies from the University of Toronto and a Social Service Worker diploma from George Brown College. Through her education and work experience, Jaymie found her passion in providing equitable and anti-oppression-based support to community members. In her free time, Jaymie can be found spending time with her family, watching movies, and baking cookies.

Malyun Haji – Community Kitchen & Program Worker

Malyun was born in Somali, but soon after moved to Toronto where she and her siblings were raised by their immigrant parents. Malyun has an adorable loving son and supportive family. Malyun holds a Bachelor of Health Studies from York University, and has extensive experience in both child and adult programming. She considers herself a “forever student”, eager to build on her academic foundations in health studies and her professional development. Her family and friends would describe her as friendly, an attentive listener, and an extremely competitive game player. Malyun enjoys meeting new people and finding ways to help them have an uplifting experience. Most importantly, Malyun loves to spend time with family, watching documentaries, reading and has a love for the outdoors. You can always find her out on an adventure with her son.