A 10-member Board of Directors governs Community Living York South.

Members include advocates, parents and other residents of Southern York Region. Directors are elected at the Annual General Meeting for a three-year term.

Standing Committees and Task Forces:

  • External Rights Review Committee
  • Aging Task Force
  • Business Task Force
  • Staff / Communication / Information Task Force
  • Community Outreach Task Force
  • Financial / Investment / Foundation Task Force

The Board of Directors seeks prospective new members in February of each year. Successful candidates are voted in at our Annual General Meeting in September.

Board members can expect to volunteer 5 to 10 hours monthly to Board duties.


Board Member Biographies 


Stinder Lyall  is a passionate advocate on behalf of individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities.  She is active in creating networks to support families, Chairperson of the Community Outreach Task Force, operates the Parent Network Social Group and currently, Stinder is active in developing York South Family Advocacy Groups.

Past President

Dan Craig  graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Manitoba.  He has held senior executive positions with major corporations.  Currently Dan is the Managing Director of Staples Promotional Products Canada.

Vice President

Mel Reingold graduated from the University of Toronto (BScPhm 1965).  He was a pharmacist and owner of Shoppers Drug Mart for 16 years.  Mel completed an MBA at York University in 1977 and went on to be the Vice President of Operations for Shoppers, a position he held for ten years.  Mel also operated two Shoppers stores simultaneously for 12 years and retired in 2007.


Remus Leung is a Strategic Business Partner at Jonas Software where he focuses on strategy, operations and finance.  Previously Remus held roles at Macquarie Capital and KPMG LLP.  He was educated at the University of Western Ontario's Richard Ivey School of Business where he earned an Honors Business Administration degree with Distinction.  Remus is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario where he holds a CPA, CA designation.


Jaspreet Gill started her education at Laurentian University where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English at the University of Windsor.  Currently Jaspreet works at Social Services Network and is employed as a Coordinator of Family Violence Programs.  She was also an Adjunct Professor at York University for eight years before joining the Social Services Network in the summer of 2016.

Samantha Gregory, current President of People First of Markham, works part-time as a Youth Outreach Worker for the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL).  Samantha is a member of United Way’s speaker bureau and is a frequent presenter to York Region businesses.

Magda Rigo graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with a BA and Royal Road University with a Master’s degree in leadership.  She is now retired from Markham Stouffville Hospital as the Director of Organizational Development, Community Resources and Spiritual & Religious Care.  Magda is the past President of PAVRO (Professional Administrators of Volunteer Resources-Ontario).

Cherryl Berliner graduated from the Shulich School of Business in Marketing.  She was the Senior Vice President of Rich Brands.  Currently, Cherryl is the Manager of Logistics at Pink Tartan.

Charrise Clarke-Hensby bio coming soon 

Robert Dacosta bio coming soon