The Lumacare Team

Our Lumacare family is hand-selected. Our mission is clear. Our passion is eternal. We are a team of professionals who deliver personalized care and create communities that thrive in every stage of life.

Our team is here for YOU

Our leadership team is comprised of a diverse group of professionals who live and emulate our mission and values alongside dynamic inter-professional teams. As an employer committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, we pride ourselves on treating our people right, leading alongside our people, providing growth and development opportunities, and ensuring every person is able to show up as their full selves at work.

Our senior team is here to support you. Meet them below! 



Lynn Huizer

Interim CEO

Lynn is a semi-retired executive who inspires others to create constructive outcomes for themselves and those around them. Her diverse experience includes Senior Director Programs and Services- Lumacare, Professor-Georgian College, Organizational Development Senior Manager- North Simcoe Muskoka LHIN, Executive Director- York Region Abuse Program. 

Lynn brings her broad expertise to oversee the stabilization of Lumacare and ensure the seamless transition to a new CEO. 

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Laura Lavallee

Director, Strategic Implementation

Laura has previously held management positions across each one of Lumacare’s departments inclusive of ALS, ADP, Client Services and Philanthropy.  Laura completed her Honours BA (Double Major- Sociology and Religious Studies) at Queens University before further certifications in OTEC, Life Coaching and Strategic Business Management at Harvard University.  Laura has held leadership positions in the private and non-profit domain and most recently at Family Association for Mental Health Everywhere (FAME) and Ronald McDonald House Charities Toronto.

Laura is a leader in best practices around improving service timelines, transitions in care and service delivery results.

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Ig Aluyi

Manager, People and Culture

Ig is an outcome-focused Human Resource professional with over 17 years of progressive experience in fast-paced, high-growth, change-oriented organizations focused on culture and talent development. Ig oversees our talent, training and development efforts, staff wellness and our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion framework.

Meenakshi Hukkoo

Senior Business Operation Partner

Meenakshi Hukkoo is a certified CPA, CGA and holds a Masters in Business Administration.   She has over 20 years of experience working in the Finance, Administration and Operations business.  Meenakshi has held Senior leadership positions in both Private and Non-Profit sector and gained valuable experience while working with large reputable companies like GE and RBC.  Meenakshi has developed financial models in non-profit sector and loves to be the part of this sector to offer extra specialized services to clients.

Meenakshi is trained in Diversity and Inclusion and trained in Leadership and Management skills from Ivey Management.

Apart from that Meenakshi volunteers her time every year for offering Tax services to Region of Peel and Volunteering as a Board Treasurer in KOAC Canada.

Sandra Piccoli

Interim Director, Operations

Sandra has worked as a consultant and senior leader in not-for-profit, public sector and private sector organizations.   She holds a Master’s Degree, Environmental Studies (MES) from York University and a Bachelor of Arts, Honours, Sociology (B.A., Soc)  from the University of Waterloo.  She holds a coaching certification (CPCC) from Coaching Training Institute.

Sandra is passionate and committed to evolving organizational systems and the leadership and work culture within those systems.

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Nilda Patey

Director, Development

Nilda (Nee) brings nearly three decades of not for profit leadership experience within health and community services across Peel, York-Simcoe and Toronto. She is passionate and committed to quality of life to end of life; driven by a strong desire for equity, diversity and inclusion, as well as, low barrier access, timely response and relevant person centered care.

Nilda is an alumni of University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management/Central West Local Health Integration Network, Advanced System Leadership Program and Sheridan College, Human Services Administration.  Nilda has worked with teams to create efficient and effective business support solutions that focus on people and systems. She has supported organizations to achieve and sustain accreditation, board governance, enhance brand, mitigate risk, continuous improvement strategies, champion philanthropic initiatives and coach and motivate individuals and teams to thrive. Her inspiration comes from people – helping to transform lives for the better. “Until all of us, none of us!”.