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 


President

Jaspreet Gillstarted 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.

Vice President

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.

Treasurer

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.

Secretary

Charrise Clarke-Hensby is currently a part-time lecturer at Sheridan College in the Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies teaching courses within the public safety and social work programs. She graduated with a M.A. in Criminology from Simon Fraser University in 2008 and is currently working on a PhD at York University. Her main areas of interest include human rights and children's rights and she is currently a member of Community Living York South's External Rights Committee. Charrise is also the parent of a child with a developmental disability and therefore has first-hand experience with many of the challenges faced by parents in our community.

 

 


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.

Robert DaCosta is a senior executive with extensive experience in management, governance and human resources in the healthcare and education sectors.  He is currently teaching management and leadership programs.  He holds a Masters of Education, Certified Human Resources Executive and Certified Health Executive.

Ed Lau Bio coming soon

Iris Chung Bio coming soon

Rahila Chugtai Bio coming soon