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Our Team

Our Board

Our Board

Volunteer MBC is led by an incredible Board of Directors that further our mission and believe in our vision of a caring community united by volunteerism. They volunteer their time to make Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon a better place to live!

 

 

 

 

Sandra Lewis

Sandra Lewis

Board Director - President

Consultant, Workforce Solutions

 

 

 

 

Sarina Ahuja

Sarina Ahuja

Board Director - Vice-President

Senior Manager, Initiatives and Implementation, Royal Bank of Canada

Freya Lewis

Freya Lewis

Board Director - Treasurer

Vishal Shrivastava

Vishal Shrivastava

Board Director - Secretary

Technology Solutions Advisor

Catherine Jagdeo

Catherine Jagdeo

Board Director

Senior Volunteer Coordinator,
William Osler Health System

Jim Waechter

Jim Waechter

Board Director

Business Strategy and Branding Professional

Susan Benjamin

Susan Benjamin

Board Director

Public School Trustee

Shehzad Mehmood

Shehzad Mehmood

Board Director

Specialist, Program Development,
Finance & Entrepreneurship
– Owner of Second Cup Franchise

Lee Velardo

Lee Velardo

Board Director

CFP, PFP Regional Vice President BMO – Retired

Jamie Wing

Jamie Wing

Board Director

Human Resources Business Partner,
Trillium Health Partners

Taranjeet Gujral

Taranjeet Gujral

Board Director

 

 

Our Staff

Our Staff

Here at Volunteer MBC, we all believe that volunteerism creates caring, connected communities. Each of us has a personal reason why we love the roles we play supporting the impact you are having in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon.

 
Carine Strong

Carine Strong

Executive Director

What inspires me is to witness the hands of caring volunteers making a difference in the lives of people who count on their support every single day. The future rests in our Helping Hands!
 
Shaminda Perera

Shaminda Perera

Learning & Resource Development

I am proud to be working with a team striving to help others learn and grow, whether they are our clients, volunteers, or leaders of volunteers. We truly embody capacity building.
Marina Campos

Marina Campos

Operations

Why? Why do I love what I do? Because! Because people like you make people like me.
Shan Abbasi

Shan Abbasi

Community Development

I have always loved solving puzzles. Not only finding answers, but identifying the relevant questions. Small, consistent change is often better than the big splash, so we keep refining our methods.
Nadia Lake

Nadia Lake

Administration

Being able to see and facilitate meaningful connections is inspirational. These connections impact the lives of so many in our community and it's why I love working with this team.
Robert MacFarlane

Robert MacFarlane

Project Support

I am a busy bee flitting from one project to another, in and out of sticky situations, and I couldn't be happier.
Madhuri Payidiparty

Madhuri Payidiparty

Community Connections

We're designing our dream of a caring community, and not only will we build the bridge, but we'll meet you on it!
Nadine Melrose

Nadine Melrose

Fund Development

I believe relationships are the pathway to a meaningful life. Being able to reach out to the relationships to help support the community I live in, and that I am passionate about is a dream come true.
Tammy Elliott

Tammy Elliott

Member Relations

The best part of my job is hearing why members care so much about the cause they chose to support. Their stories always touch my heart!
Marilyn Braun

Marilyn Braun

Marketing & Communications

Whether it is through photography, videography, writing or design, I love to tell compelling stories about ordinary people doing extraordinary and inspiring things.