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    Adele Imrie


    Adele Imrie brings extensive experience in public/private partnership (P3) infrastructure, commercial real estate and renewable energy investments as a senior finance executive with an entrepreneurial real estate company. Adele also has significant board experience, having served as chair and audit committee chair for several large not-for-profit organizations in the education and health care sectors. Adele is a CPA CA.

    Adele Imrie - Director

    John Campbell


    John F. Campbell was reappointed to the Toronto Community Housing Board as a Director on May 16, 2021 for a two -year term. John served as Toronto City Councillor from 2014 to 2018. During his term of office, he served on the Budget Committee, the Planning and Growth Management Committee and the Board of the TTC. Previously, he was elected as a Toronto District School Board Trustee (2003) and Chair (2008-09) during two terms. As school board chair, he led 22 trustees in setting priorities and policy, and in managing a $2.3 billion budget. For 30 years, John worked in the consumer packaged goods industry, most recently as managing director of his own sales agency. John earned his MBA from the Schulich School of business in 1999.

    John Campbell standing in a park

    Marcel Charlebois

    Tenant Director

    Marcel Charlebois belongs to the Ojibway First Nations and has lived and worked in Toronto for approximately 25 years. He has been involved in many roles within social services, such as developing a community watch program with a focus on domestic violence. He has worked in the addictions field and has experience in working with homeless individuals. He has volunteered with sentencing circles within the Native community and worked with Bereaved Families Ontario with the focus of suicide loss. Marcel is currently volunteering as a Tenant Rep within TCHC.

    Marcel Charlebois - TCHC Tenant Director

    Debbie Douglas


    Debbie is an Executive Director of the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants. Through her work in the NGO sector and particularly at the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants, Ms. Douglas has highlighted issues of equity and inclusion including race, gender and sexual orientation within the immigration system and promoted the creation of safe, welcoming spaces within the settlement and integration sector. She was also a member of the provinces' Expert Panel on Immigration and Income Security Reform Working Group.

    Debbie Douglas - Director

    Ubah Farah

    Tenant Director

    Ubah was re-appointed for a two-year term as a Tenant Director on March 10, 2021. Ubah has more than two decades of experience in organizational development, project management and creative leadership. Her experience encompasses community advocacy, policy analysis, operations management, financial management, facilitation and public speaking. She has a diploma in Community Work from George Brown College and a degree in Social Work from York University. Ubah is a passionate housing worker and a leader in intervention and high-level civic engagement, and she has built strong relationships with Somali-Canadian and Muslim diaspora leaders in order to help members of these communities to better their lives.

    Ubah Farah - Tenant Director

    Ziva Ferreira

    Tenant Director

    Ziva Ferreira is passionate about making the vibrant communities of TCHC a better place for our tenants. She is an effective leader with experience working with diverse community stakeholders, managing multiple projects and leading diverse teams. In combination with her professional experience, Ziva’s knowledge of cultural and politically-relevant resources to support marginalized groups in social housing by using an anti-oppressive framework makes her a great addition to the Board.

    Ziva Ferreira

    Paula Fletcher


    Paula Fletcher has a long record of service to Toronto-Danforth residents. She first became involved as a leader in the East End Parent Network and was then elected as the TDSB Trustee in 2000. Paula was elected as City Councillor for the former Ward 30 in 2003 and has served as Councillor since. She was re-elected in 2018 and again in 2022 to represent the over 106,000 residents of Ward 14 Toronto-Danforth, which extends from the Don Valley Parkway to Coxwell Avenue, and from Lake Ontario to just north of O’Connor Drive.

    Paula is a strong progressive voice at City Hall. She’s focused on creating affordable housing, improving public transit, parks and other public spaces, fighting the climate crisis along with enhancing community and road safety for all users. Paula works with residents, community groups and local business owners to build vibrant, healthy neighbourhoods.

    Paula was appointed to a number of key committees and boards in August 2023. This includes the Executive Committee, responsible for major City-Wide issues and key priorities, and the Economic and Community Development Committee. Paula was also named the Deputy Speaker of City Council.

    She was reappointed as Chair of the Film, Television and Digital Media Board and as Mayor Chow’s designate on the Boards of Toronto Community Housing, CreateTO and TOLive. She also serves on the Toronto and East York Community Council.

    Record of service on the TCHC Board:

    • Mayor's Designate: August 10, 2023 to December 31, 2024
    • Councillor: November 24, 2022 to August 10, 2023
    • Councillor: January 1, 2021 to November 24, 2022
    • Councillor: December 13, 2018 to December 31, 2020
    • Mayor’s Designate: 2007 to 2010
    • Councillor: 2004 to 2007
    Paula Fletcher - Councillor

    Parthi Kandavel


    Parthi Kandavel was elected on November 30, 2023 to Toronto City Council as the Councillor for Scarborough Southwest. During his campaign, Parthi championed the need for better transit, more childcare services, affordable housing, responsible development, and more transparent local government decision making. He is committed to continuing to provide voice to the residents of Scarborough Southwest in their efforts to build healthy and flourishing communities for themselves and their families.

    Between 2014 and 2022, Parthi was the TDSB Trustee for Ward 20. He served as Chair of the TDSB Finance and Budget Committee and was a passionate advocate for children's education and wellbeing and for the importance of strong local school communities. Having spent 12 years as an elementary school teacher, and as the child and grandchild of teachers, Parthi fully understands the needs of both students and parents.

    Parthi is a graduate of the University of Waterloo where he received a BA in Mathematics and Political Science. He is married to Dr. Anu Sriskandarajah, a professor of Childhood and Youth Studies at York University. They are the proud parents of two-year-old Adhiya Sai.

    Parthi currently serves as the chair of the City-School Boards Advisory Committee which is focused on helping to create a platform for the City of Toronto and the four school boards to work together more productively in ensuring that schools and local communities are safe and nurturing places. He also serves as a member of the Planning and Housing Committee, the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, the Toronto Heritage Board, and as a director of the Toronto Community Housing Corporation.

    Councillor Parthi Kandavel

    Nick Macrae


    Nick is the Senior Vice President, Head of Investments at Woodbourne Capital Management where he is responsible for the firm's investment activities and is a member of the senior leadership team.  Prior to Woodbourne, Nick was the Co-Head of Global Real Estate (Acting) and Senior Portfolio Manager, Real Estate at the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP), a major Canadian pension plan with +$100 billion in net assets and a +$16 billion global real estate portfolio. Prior to HOOPP, Nick worked at Brookfield Financial within Brookfield Asset Management and Avison Young. Nick has earned degrees from the University of Toronto and Queen's University, and sits on several non-profit boards of directors and committees.

    Nick Macrae - Director

    Naram Mansour


    Naram Mansour was appointed to the Board on March 10, 2021 for a two-year term. He is the Founder and President of Carlyle Communities, an active city builder with developments representing a gross build out value of $1.3 billion comprised of more than 2,000 residential units and 150,000 square feet of commercial space. Naram is also a sessional lecturer at the Schulich School of Business, where he lectures on the topic of real estate development. He earned Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Business Administration degrees from the Schulich School of Business, York University.

    Naram Mansour - Director

    Brian F.C. Smith


    Brian F. C. Smith was the President and Chief Executive Officer of WoodGreen Community Services from 1978 to 2014. He served as a member of the Mayor's Task Force on Toronto Community Housing Corporation, on the Ontario Expert Advisory Panel on Homelessness and on the Consumer Council of Canada's Residential Intensification Panel Report. Brian has a Bachelor of Arts from Bishop's University, a Bachelor of Sacred Theology from Trinity College, a Master of Business Administration from Western University and a Non-profit Certificate from the Institute of Corporate Directors. He has also received Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association's Sybil Frenette Outstanding Leadership Award, the Canadian Urban Institute City Leadership Award and is a Past President of Home Ownership Alternatives and International Federation of Settlements.

    Brian FC Smith - Vice-Chair of TCHC Board of Directors

    Anthony Perruzza


    Anthony Perruzza immigrated to Canada at age nine. His mother did factory shift work, and his father was a carpenter. Humber River-Black Creek is his lifelong home and where he’s raising his family.

    An experienced representative, Councillor Perruzza was a Trustee in the Metro Toronto Separate School Board (1985-88), a North York Councillor (1988-90), and a Member of Provincial Parliament (1990-95). He served as the Toronto City Councillor of Ward 8 from 2006 until 2018, when he was elected to serve the new mega-Ward 7.

    Re-elected as City Councillor for Ward 7 in 2022, Anthony Perruzza has dedicated his life to serving Humber River-Black Creek. His extensive involvement in the community includes being a member of Toronto’s Etobicoke & York Community Council, the Infrastructure & Environment Committee, the Exhibition Place Board of Governors, and an Executive Member of the Toronto & Region Conservation Authority.

    After decades of leadership, Anthony Perruzza brings invaluable experience and grassroots knowledge to the Councillor’s office. He is a strong and reliable voice for affordability, accessible services, equity, and the environment.

    Anthony has worked hard to enhance playgrounds and rebuild roads and sewers. He supported the subway extension to Vaughan to connect people across the city and get them where they needed to go. Through his work as the Poverty Reduction Advocate, Anthony always advocated for more local jobs and opportunities for youth. He has also fought for more seniors to receive property tax and utility bill rebates. Anthony has helped repair and upgrade rental housing for years and organized park cleanups, tree plantings, and toy drives for families. Through Anthony’s dedication, the Yorkwoods Library and Theatre are being renovated, a new community centre is well on its way for Weston and Sheppard, and he’s advancing the Jane-Finch Community Hub and Centre for the Arts.

    Anthony Perruzza