These dedicated volunteers are a governing body that holds us accountable, and helps us advocate for the community we serve and steward the organization.

Lumacare is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, composed of individuals with lived-experience as clients and caregivers, leading professionals and community members.

Meet Our Board

These dedicated volunteers are a governing body that holds us accountable, and helps us advocate for the community we serve and steward the organization.

Pati currently works as a Freelance Consultant assisting charities and non profits to develop future-oriented strategies to expand and scale their impact. She has a wealth of expertise in leading charitable organizations, generating revenue and increasing their support bases.

Pati earned her MBA at the Ivey School of Business; she is also a graduate of Public Relations at Humber College. Pati achieved Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) status in 2004, a certification indicating the highest standards of competence and ethical practice in philanthropy.

Pati is a former caregiver and has been a member of the Lumcare Board of Directors since 2018.

Manny is a management consultant with Cheval Solutions, an independent firm that he incorporated in 2011. He graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in electrical and computer engineering at the University of Waterloo. Manny spent 10 years living and working outside of Toronto in cities such as Kansas City, Vancouver, and Los Angeles. Manny is the current Chair of Lumacare’s Finance & Audit Committee.

Craig currently works at University Health Network (UHN) as Senior Director, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A).  He is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) with more than 25 years experience as an accomplished finance leader across industries spanning healthcare, public accounting and consumer packaged goods.

Craig has served as a member of the Lumacare Board of Directors and as Treasurer since June 2023.

As president of her condominium board and a national women’s group, Linda has experience in event planning, communications, public relations, budget management, and leadership. Linda has been a caregiver and is the current Chair of the Lumacare Client and Family Advisory Council.

As one of our longest-standing board members, Lorne is a retired pharmacist who owned and operated a local Shoppers Drug Mart store in our community for 35 years. Lorne is an artist and remains physically and socially active in the community.

Samantha is a Supervisor of Court Operations. She graduated with honours from Toronto Metropolitan University’s anti-oppression-focused social work program (formerly Ryerson University), with a minor in Psychology.  She has over 19 years of experience working in Ontario’s court system,  occupying various positions. Prior to her transition to management, she was a passionate, collaborative union activist. She brings an inclusive, anti-racist and evidence-based approach.

Samantha is caregiver to her mother, who has been a Lumacare client for over five years.

Saif is a co-founder of Hangeh Labs, a technology company that helps create social connectedness in apartment buildings. Prior to that, Saif has over 8 years of experience in investments & corporate finance where he focused on seniors housing and multi-family real estate. Saif has led investment due-diligence in several areas across aging and cognitive health including digital health solutions, seniors housing, home-care platforms etc.

With lived experience as a caregiver for a family member, Saif is very passionate about affordable, accessible and intergenerational care programs for seniors. Saif graduated from McGill University and is a CFA charterholder.

Having a passion for the sea, at a young age Justin started his career as an officer cadet in the Merchant Navy in Mumbai, India. After migrating to Canada, he continued by working on the Great Lakes and later in the Caribbean as an officer in the navigation department on board the ships. During this time, he worked on both general cargo ships and bulk carriers. After serving on board ships, he became a marine and cargo surveyor where he worked for and on behalf of insurers, ship owners and charterers in both Montreal and Toronto.

Justin later on worked for an insurance company in Toronto in the recoveries department. Then with a Claims Adjusting firm as a Marine Consultant while acting for the insurers in the Toronto area. He is also a trained, certified mediator and has resolved disputes in the community.

Justin started as a volunteer with the former company Downsview Service to Seniors driving clients in the various programs and has continued with Lumacare delivering meals to seniors and clients in the Meals on Wheels program. He is also a volunteer in the community helping seniors. He is a care giver and in the spare time likes cooking, gardening and plays badminton.

Justin has been an agency member with the Lumacare Board since 2019 and serves on two sub committees. He has joined the Board as member in September 2022

Ayesha is an experienced criminal defence lawyer who fights for her clients.  She has her own law firm and serves clients across Ontario. She feels strongly about advocating for the marginalized individuals in our community.

Ayesha has been part of Lumacare’s Board of Directors since June 2023.

Masooma is an accomplished senior finance professional with more than 15 years of experience focusing on value creation, through business process reengineering, employee engagement, and cross-functional collaboration. She is a dynamic communicator recognized for cultivating long-term professional relationships and providing financial guidance throughout the growth of organizations.