Board of Directors and Senior Leadership Team
Our Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors represents the communities we serve and is made up of volunteers who are deeply committed to Bellwood’s vision and mission. The Board is responsible for defining the goals of the organization, and monitoring performance related to strategic and financial targets. Members represent the health and community care, public services, non-profit, business and education sectors.
Heather Brien, Director
Heather brings experience working for national and provincial health organizations, regional networks, and local health and social services organizations. She has provided leadership in strategic planning projects, large-scale client transitions and the development of a housing model for physically challenged young adults. Heather’s board experience includes a Meals on Wheels organization and for her professional association at the provincial and national levels. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy at University of Toronto and has a Masters of Business Administration from Royal Roads University.
Cindy Dunn, Director
Cindy is a senior HR executive with broad experience working in public and not for profit global organizations. Most recently, Cindy served as Vice President of Talent & Diversity at The Heart and Stroke Foundation. As a member of the executive team, Cindy led the harmonization and implementation of Human Resources initiatives to support the unified foundation integrating nine provincial Foundations. Prior to this role Cindy worked for the TD Bank and Canada Trust, progressing through a variety of Marketing, Retail Banking and Human Resources roles in London and Toronto, as well as in Vancouver and Hong Kong.
Edward Elms, Director
Edward is a medical doctor with an impressive research background. He was a post-doctoral fellow at the Independent Living Research Utilization (The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) and was also a Research Fellow at the TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital where he worked with Dr. Lex Frieden – one of the original architects of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and a pioneer of the independent living movement in the U.S. Ed has extensive knowledge of disability related issues, human rights legislation, and healthcare for the disabled.
Angela Hantoumakos, Treasurer
Angela has over thirty years of experience in strategic planning and finance. Angela has held senior roles in both public and the not for profit sector companies, including Bombardier Aerospace, Deloitte Consulting, William Osler Health Centre and Ontario Medical Oncology Association. Angela also has extensive Board experience which includes an Artists’ Health Centre Foundation, My Sister’s Place and Food for Life.
Craig Knowles, Director
Craig has worked for the Ontario Ministry of Finance and in management roles in the advertising and communication industries. Craig managed Toronto Centre Constituency and served as Executive Assistant to the Honourable Bob Rae between 2011-13. Craig has been active for over 20 years in the non-profit sector, primarily in strategic planning, fund development and volunteer co-ordination. Currently, Craig is a member of the YMCA Central Executive Leadership Council, and is an advisor on strategic partnerships and philanthropic opportunities.
Kodie Lee, Director
Kodie currently works as a Valuation Analyst at Revera Inc., a provider of long-term care and retirement homes. He holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Waterloo and is currently a candidate in the MBA and Master of Finance Double Degree Program at the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University. He is also a candidate in the CFA Program.
Roslyn Levine, Chair/President
Roslyn is a lawyer and member of the Ontario bar with many years experience in government practice and litigation. Most recently Roslyn held the position of Executive Legal Officer for the Ontario Superior Court. In that role she was chief legal counsel to the court’s executive members and guided the court in policy development and governance. She managed the Office of the Chief Justice province-wide, and was the key liaison between the Ministry of the Attorney General and the court concerning courts administration. Currently, Roslyn is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. Roslyn holds an Honours B.A. in psychology from McGill University, a B.C.L. and LL.B. from McGill Faculty of Law, and an LL.M. in constitutional law from Osgoode Hall Law School.
Mary Lewis, Vice Chair/Vice
President Mary retired in early 2018 from the position of Chief Mission and Research Officer after twenty years at Heart & Stroke. Her portfolio also included advocacy and health policy, prevention and promote recovery initiatives. During her tenure at Heart & Stroke, Mary provided staff leadership advocating for the highly successful Ontario Stroke System. Mary graduated from University of Toronto with a BA in history and master’s degree in social work and has 50 years of experience in public policy, planning and community development. She was chief of staff to Ruth Grier, then Ontario’s minister of health, and also served as director of allocations and community services at the United Way of Greater Toronto. Mary’s earlier experience includes senior coordinator for the North York Inter-agency Council, community and family service worker with the Children’s Aid Society and project manager for the first family Co-op Housing project in Toronto.
Brady Murphy, Director
Brady is an accomplished marketer, speaker, and entrepreneur, he has been part of two existing start-ups in the technology field. The first start-up brought to marketers the world of mobile marketing, his company was one of the first mobile marketing agencies to emerge in the digital boom in the early 2000s. The second start-up was a pioneering software company to bring mobility to workforce management. Today, Brady oversees sales and marketing of AlayaCare.
Sandi Pelly, Director
Sandi is a leader in community engagement, partnership development and capacity building in the health and social service sectors. At United Jewish Appeal (UJA) Federation, she collaborated with social service agencies who served vulnerable populations including people with special needs, children, seniors, new immigrants, and people with mental health and addictions issues to design innovative solutions, advocate, and develop new partnerships. Sandi was also Community Engagement Lead for Central LHIN where she developed and implemented their Community Engagement Strategy and provided insight to planning and integration teams. Sandi has considerable governance experience working with, and as a member of, several community agency boards. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from York University and a Certificate in Public Participation.
Sandra Waechter, Director
Sandra is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and former CFO and finance consultant. She has broad industry experience leading and advising companies through change. She is currently a Board Member, Governance Committee Member and Finance Chair of the George Hull Centre for Families and Children. She has provided financial executive and project management services to public and private companies in a variety of industries. She served as interim CFO of a NYSE-listed public company. Sandra has previously held a number of finance and accounting roles for a broad range of private and non-profit organizations.
Kate Wilkinson, Director
Kate is the Project Manager in the Strategy Office at Trillium Health Partners. Kate has experience in strategic planning and in applying innovative approaches to policy or system development, including those learned from behavioural science and user-centred design. Kate holds a Master’s of Science from University of Toronto where she carried out her graduate research on sleep, and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and English.
Our Senior Leadership Team
Our Senior Leadership Team (SLT) is led by Lori Holloway, Chief Executive Officer. The team works in collaboration with the Board of Directors, clients, staff, community partners and other key stakeholders to inform decision-making, implement the strategic plan and engage stakeholders to fulfill our mission and advance our strategic directions.
Meet the members of our Senior Leadership Team:
Other staff members working with Senior Leadership Team
- Irena Apostolovska, Bellwoods Executive Assistant/Office Manager
- Karen Bota, Bellwoods Decision Support Consultant
- Anne Dumais, Bellwoods Director, Transition and Special Projects
- Ethel Kaiserman, Bellwoods Director, Client Services
- Huy Ngo, Bellwoods Director, Quality & Client Engagement
- Omaiz Wasi, Senior Manager, Financial Services