Executive Director - Tita Ang-angco, M.Ed BA Psych.
Tita worked with the Ontario Public sector for many years as a senior manager in several ministries, including the Health, Housing and Management Board. She has been an active volunteer in the area of social housing having organized the funding and development of two not-for-profit housing developments in the GTA. She was Chair of the Homes First Society from 1995 to 2001 where she stabilized the operational and financial standing of the organization and created the Homes First Foundation, a fund-raising agency arm of the Society. Since then, she has been involved in several volunteer start-up ventures. She has received extensive training in mindfulness, Buddhist psychology and yoga.
Director of Education and Clinical Services - Patricia Rockman, MD CCFP FCFP
Director of Research - Patricia Baranek, PhD MA BSc
Director of Finance and Development - Laurie Arron, JD MBA B.Comm
Laurie is a former real estate developer and lawyer, was the Director of Advocacy for national LGBT advocacy group Egale Canada and National Director of Canadians for Equal Marriage, as well as the Executive Director of the Green Party of Canada and the Program Director for the Community Power Fund. He founded Discover Mindfulness, a non-profit supporting mindfulness in schools. Laurie is responsible for the Centre’s finance and development.
Director of Client Services - Karen Sutherland MSW RSW
Karen Sutherland is a social worker and the Director of Community Engagement with the Centre for Mindfulness Studies in Toronto. Karen served for many years on the executive of CUPE L 3908, representing contract faculty and graduate student workers at Trent University. She represented the CUPE Locals at Trent on the Provincial university co-ordinating committee, and volunteered at the National level in training stewards. She also has a background in community economic development, and is the author of several publications and presents regularly to students, academics and health workers. firstname.lastname@example.org
Operations Manager - Jennifer Jeffery
Contact for inquiries regarding: program scheduling, course feedback, custom workshops, and certificate programs.
Operations Coordinator - Jeremy Finkelstein
Contact for inquiries regarding: program registration (including bursary registrations), workshop setup, course materials preparation, and room bookings.
Program Coordinator - Christi-an Slomka
Contact for inquiries regarding: program registration and logistics, course materials preparation, and general inquiries.
Communications Coordinator - Patricia S. Baron
Contact for inquiries regarding: media relations, partnerships, core organizational documents and marketing collateral (print material and digital content: website, social media, videos, and newsletters), website comments and questions.
Finance Coordinator - Kat Estacio
Contact for inquiries regarding: invoicing and payments.
Community Program Consultant - Leysa Cerswell
Program Manager, Community Program - Marija D. Miskovic
Contact for inquiries regarding: our community program offerings, non-profit program collaborations, and grant applications.