Board of Directors and Staff

Board of Directors

Andy Park – Chair

Andy was born and raised in Parkdale and is a son to Korean immigrants.  Andy is currently a sales associate at a downtown commercial real estate investment 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.  He currently lives in Etobicoke with his wife and three daughters.  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. She also has a Certificate in adjudication from the Society of Ontario Adjudicators and Regulators and a Diploma in Police Foundations from Seneca College. Selena has over 12 years of experience working in the federal public service sector. Aside from her professional obligations, Selena is a proud single mother to her two beautiful children Kaitlyn and Kyle. In her spare time, Selena tries to balance her time between golf, teaching piano and Mandarin to adults and children.

Indeep Sandhawalia – Treasurer

Joanna Li – Secretary

Joanna came to Canada over 10 years ago to pursue her postgraduate study. She is currently a senior risk manager in a major Canadian bank. Prior to that she had extensive work experiences in the insurance industry. Joanna holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Toronto. Apart from work, Joanna enjoys travelling, acrylic painting and dancing.

Gerty Ryza – Board Member

Born in Belgium,Gerty immigrated to Canada at the young age of 4 with her parents and sister.Gerty is a proud single mother to her adult son,loving grandmother to her 17 year old grandson Alexander and a supportive mother in law.Gerty retired from working in the wholesale produce industry after 30 years,in 2015.Gerty now actively participates as a member and volunteers her time at LA Centre .

Afzal (Al) Mohamdally – Board Member

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 adult children and 3 grandchildren.  Al has volunteered for the centre for the past year assisting with our food rescue program and wishes to take on the added task of joining our board.

Staff

Sandra Cardillo – Executive Director

Sandra was born and raised in Toronto and is the eldest of two daughters of her Portuguese Catholic immigrant parents. Sandra is married to a very supportive husband and together they have two beautiful daughters. Sandra has her Bachelor of Social Work from York University, a diploma in Gerontology from Seneca College and a certificate in Not for Profit Administration from OHNASS. Sandra started her career working for the Alzheimer Society of York Region, a not for Profit D.A.Y Centre working as the Program Manager for 9 years then moved to the for profit sector of LTC at Sherwood Court, A Revera nursing home in York Region and worked as the Executive Director for an additional 10 years before leaving to join LAC. Sandra loves to spend time in the kitchen cooking and baking for family and friends…hostess with the mostest!!!

Jovan Campbell

Nyoka Sterling