2016/2017 Board Members

Lumacare is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, composed of leading community members.

The Board of Directors governs all decision-making at Lumacare by providing vision, strategic leadership, advocacy, accountability, and stewardship.

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David Mousavi

Board Chair

David is a lawyer practicing in Toronto as General Counsel at the Toronto Real Estate Board. As a long-time resident of North York and an advocate for seniors, David has initiated a series of outreach events through his role as Chair of Lumacare along with his fellow Board of Directors and staff in order to educate the public on senior’s issues and the need for more effective policy initiatives at all levels of government.

A lawyer by profession and non-profit community leader, David has valuable experience in quality, safety, and risk management matters related to non-profit organizations, including the Accreditation process.
More about David:

  • Was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 2011;
  • Received his BA with a major in Health Sciences from York University and graduated in 2010 with a Law Degree from Osgoode Hall Law School;
  • Has an MBA from the Schulich School of Business; and
  • A member of the Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Was granted a Letter of Recognition from York University for his extensive international experience gained through studies at Waseda Law School in Tokyo, Japan and as a participant in the Global Leadership Program, offered in conjunction with Schulich at the Leon Recanati Graduate School of Business in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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Michael Morrison, CPA, CA


Michael is a Chartered Professional Accountant (under the CA Legacy) and is currently working for one of Canada’s largest public companies after 5 years exposure to public practice.

He holds an Honours BBA from Wilfrid Laurier University and successfully received his CPA, CA designation in December 2013.

At George Weston Limited, Michael is an active member of the Enterprise Risk and Audit Services function, working on both operational audits and consulting engagements. He is also a member of the CPA development program at GWL. His project management skills and track record of effective people management are great assets to the Lumacare Board of Directors.

Since joining Lumacare’s Board of Directors as Vice-Chair in 2014, Michael has been closely in tune with Senior’s Housing and Long-Term Care. In addition to his role as a board member, he is also leading Lumacare’s Stewardship Committee, Ethics Committee, and risk oversight.

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Jeff Butchereit


Jeff is an independent Financial Services professional, having worked in the sector for nearly fifteen years in a variety of roles including corporate strategy, management consulting, and digital enablement.

Jeff was appointed Treasurer for Lumacare’s Board of Directors in January 2016 and has been a board director since 2014.

Jeff began his career with The Bank of Nova Scotia and worked in a variety of roles that helped the bank execute against its strategic roadmap. From Scotiabank, Jeff moved into management consulting with a top tier global Financial Services firm. Since 2016, Jeff has been an independent consultant working with Financial Services technology firms in bringing to market new commercial products in the North American market.

Jeff holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Enterprise Development and International Business, an MBA in Strategy and Finance, and is a Six Sigma Green Belt holder.

He has traveled through nearly 50 countries across five continents and understands the social, political, and economic implications of operating in a global marketplace.

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Alex Remedios

Board Member

Alex has worked for a charitable organization for 27 years in the accounting field and has been retired since 2006.

Alex Remedios has been a Board member at Lumacare since 2008 as well as a client of the organization. He has been a member of the local community for 37 years and continues to remain actively involved throughout a number of channels. This includes participating in the Accreditation process with Lumacare, as well as working with St. Vincent de Paul – an international Catholic organization that assists individuals in need within their homes, including seniors, families, and new immigrants.

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Frances Chapkin

Board Member

Frances is an Adult Educator and an ardent advocate for social justice in the home, the workplace, and the community.

Frances Chapkin has been married for 66 years, is a mother of four, grandmother of ten, and great-grandmother of one. She is a valuable member of Lumacare’s Board of Directors, as well as a Lumacare client herself.

Frances, the daughter of immigrant parents, graduated in Honours Sociology from the University of Toronto in 1947. She then worked as a Kindergarten teacher, a part-time tutor for Ryerson Open College (courses on Child Development and Gerontology) and as a facilitator for Women’s Issues. In 1971, Frances graduated in Adult Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. She was elected to the North York Board of Education and served as School Trustee from 1971-1981. She championed programs that provided equal opportunities for all, introduced intergenerational learning, and utilized a multicultural focus. From 1980-1988 she became the first full-time Manager of Volunteer Services at West Park Hospital. Frances developed a range of services and programs that enriched the lifestyle of the Hospital’s patients/residents, recognizing their capabilities and respecting their dignity.

Since her retirement, Frances volunteers at a Public School Kindergarten classroom. She also the Chair of the Toronto Senior’s Forum and a member of Lumacare’s Stewardship Committee. In 2016, she received the “Positive Aging” award from Ryerson University, recognizing her achievements in the community.

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Lorne Shapiro

Board Member

Lorne Shapiro, a Pharmacist, has owned and operated a Shoppers Drug Mart store for 35 years. He is currently retired but remains highly active in the community.

Lorne has been a member of Lumacare’s target community from 1958 – 1970 and has continued to serve their diverse population as part of Lumacare’s Board of Directors since 2009. He is currently Lumacare’s longest standing board member and supports the organization as part of our Stewardship Committee through his expertise in medication management. In addition, Lorne heads Lumacare’s board member recruitment and nominations.

Lorne is a member of the Markham Pharmacist Association as well as a Board Member of the Boys and Girls Club of Scarborough. He is married and lives in mid-town Toronto. He is a stone sculptor and enjoys traveling, spending time at the cottage, as well as spending time with his five grandchildren.

Manny Ma

Manny Ma

Board Member

Manny Ma is a management consultant at Cheval Solutions, an independent firm he founded in 2011. He graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo. He spent 10 years away from Toronto, living and working in Kansas City, Vancouver, and Los Angeles before returning home and settling in North York with his family.

Manny is an established business professional, bringing results-based expertise and leadership to Lumacare’s projects and initiatives. He has a keen interest in optimizing the complex needs of a growing baby boomer generation.

Manny has enjoyed the opportunity to collaborate with individuals from various backgrounds in helping Lumacare drive towards their vision. Furthermore, Manny is a caregiver to his immigrant parents and a true representative of the diverse community that Lumacare serves. In his free time, Manny enjoys running, biking, golfing, and is an Ironman Triathlete.

Tracy Xavier

Tracy Xavier

Board Member

Tracy Xavier is a Human Resources Executive with over 30 years of domestic and international experience.

Tracy is a graduate of The University of Toronto’s Advanced Program in Human Resources Management, as well as a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP). She has led, managed, and directed all aspects of an HR organization and achieved the highest standard of performance. Tracy has successfully built and developed teams of professionals and instilled a culture of learning and development, accountability, and results. Her Human Resources career spans utilities, financial services, technology, and business-to-business. She joined Lumacare’s Board of Directors in 2015 and looks forward to supporting the organization’s endeavors with her vast experience and knowledge.
Tracy lives in Markham with her family. She is an avid traveler and gardener and is looking forward to expanding her travel experiences in the years to come.

Sara Bartolomeo

Sara Bartolomeo

Board Member

Sara possesses five years of experience in the public sector, having worked in both provincial and municipal levels of government. She currently works as a Business Planner for Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC), a not-for-profit corporation that provides housing for over 100,000 low and moderate income citizens of Toronto.

Sara holds a Master’s of Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business. Her role at TCHC has provided her with a deeper understanding of the not-for-profit sector, a heightened awareness of the challenges that seniors in Toronto are facing – especially those with vulnerabilities and lower incomes – and the pivotal role that community support agencies play in supporting these vulnerable citizens.

Sara’s grandparents are in their 90’s and receive help from both community supports and their family to help them live independently. Her direct experiences drive her commitment to ensure that the values of compassion, quality and dignity are always considered when serving the Lumacare community as a Board member.


Filippa Consiglio

Board Member

Filippa (Fil) has extensive experience in costing, budgeting, pension, accounting, system implementations and cash management. Most recently, held the position of Senior Director at Kraft Canada Inc.

Fil holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Degree from Schulich School of Business and received her Chartered Accountancy designation in 1995. She has previous experience as a Board Member of other not-for-profit organizations, and in July of 2015, she joined Lumacare’s Board of Directors. Fil is a long-time resident of North York, a caregiver for her parents, and looks forward to supporting Lumacare’s initiatives along with her fellow board members.

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Niloo Boroun

Board Member

Niloo is a dynamic self-starter with a passion for driving results and influencing change.

She is a strategic development, communications, public affairs and government relations professional with experience leading complex projects and managing complex relationships across diverse stakeholder groups. Niloo holds a B.A.S., Spec. Hons. Administrative Studies (Management Option) from York University.

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Katharine De Santos

Board Member

Katharine is a senior leader with over 10 years of progressive experience in learning and development, project management, and change management. She currently holds the title of Regional Clinical Manager at Morneau Shepell.

Katharine’s educational career includes a B.A. Psychology from the University of Western Ontario and an M.A. in Counseling from George Washington University. She was also designated as a Graduate Student of Special Status at The John Hopkins University. She has worked for over 10 years with Accreditation programs in both the US and Canada focusing on promoting high-quality care, service delivery, and training to employees in the healthcare industry.

Katharine is very active in the community. In addition to being a part of Lumacare’s Board of Directors, she is also a member of Civic Action, Emerging Leaders Network, and Lumacare’s Client and Family Advisory Committee. She remains eager to work closely with the community and understand their needs and what is important to them.

Board of Directors Meetings

Do you want to attend an upcoming Lumacare Board of Directors meeting?

The public is welcome to join and meet Lumacare`s Board of Directors at each of its open Board meetings.

To enable a consistent and transparent approach to managing public requests at Lumacare`s Board of Directors meetings during the open session, a policy has been developed that will allow the public to:

•  Facilitate the conduct of the Board’s business in an open and transparent manner;
•  Ensure the Agency maintains a close relationship with the public;
•  Generate trust, openness, and accountability.

Lumacare’s Board of Director meetings are normally held once a month.

If you have any questions regarding Lumacare’s open Board meetings, they can be directed to:

Raymund Javinal
Executive Assistant and Board Liaison

Looking to Speak Directly to a Lumacare Board Member?

If you are looking to speak directly to a Lumacare Board Member, please email board@lumacare.ca

Please note, our Board consists of volunteers.  You will receive a response within 30 days. If you require immediate support, please contact Raymund Javinal, Executive Assistant at rjavinal@lumacare.ca