2018/2019 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.

Michael Morrison, CPA, CA

Board Chair

Michael is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) working at George Weston Limited (GWL), one of Canada’s largest private-sector companies. He has spent the last 4 years with GWL after spending 5 years with EY in professional practice, where he obtained his CPA designation in 2013. He holds an Honours BBA from Wilfrid Laurier University.

At GWL, Michael is a Manager in the Enterprise Risk & Audit Services group, engaged on a combination of enterprise risk management and operational audit and advisory projects. He also supervises and mentors future CPAs as they complete their practical experience requirements within the Weston/Loblaw pre-approved CPA program. His project management skills and track record of effective people management are great assets to the Lumacare Board of Directors.

During his time at EY, Michael was involved in the audit of various non-profit sector organizations. Since joining Lumacare’s Board of Directors in 2013, he has been closely in tune with Senior’s Housing and Long-Term Care. In addition to his current role as a Vice-Chair on the Board, he provides risk oversight as the chair of Lumacare’s Stewardship Committee and is the Board ‘s advisor for the Ethics Committee.

Sara Bartolomeo


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.

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.

Filippa Consiglio, CPA, CA


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.

Morgan Westgate

Board Member

Morgan is a Litigation Lawyer with a passion for seniors. She has worked with healthcare professionals on interdisciplinary teams to bring a better quality of living to the community.

Morgan completed her Juris Doctor (J.D.) at Osgoode Hall Law School. Morgan received her Honours B.Sc. in Medical Sciences at the University of Western Ontario, and her M.Sc. in Cancer Biology from the University of Calgary.

Morgan is an active member of the community that advocates for the development of programs that increase resources and assist seniors to age in place. She is passionate about supporting families in dealing with the unique challenges that arise specific to seniors, the aging population, and geriatric health care.

Linda Colman

Board Member

Linda is a retired Educator who is passionate about contributing to the Community Support Services Sector.

Linda has a background and experience in event planning, communications, public relations, budget management, and leadership.

Linda has put a significant amount of time and energy into volunteering and giving back to the community in both hospital and shelter settings.

Linda is a passionate community member who is thrilled to be a part of Lumacare’s Board of Directors team.

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. 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

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.

Alyssa van Graft

Board Member

Alyssa comes to the Lumacare Board with a wealth of experience across various sectors in a project and operations capacity.

Alyssa works for Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan as the Strategy Director. Alyssa holds a Bachelor Arts in English from McMaster University and is a Certified Management Consultant and Certified Project Management Consultant.

The Lumacare team is thrilled to have Alyssa sit on our Board of Directors as her skills and experiences are a great compliment to our team.

Outside of work, Alyssa is a family-oriented person who enjoys helping others and giving back to the community.

Pati Greenwood, MBA, CFRE

Board Member

Pati has upwards of 30 years experience to the charitable sector in hospital, healthcare, and foundation spaces.

Pati is the President & CEO at Merry Go Round Children’s Foundation. Pati holds an MBA from the University of Western Ontario complimented with her Certified Fund Raise Executive designation.

Pati is an experienced Fund Raising Executive who sits on the Board of Directors for the International Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).

Pati brings a wealth of fund development experience to the organization to help strategically plan, lead, and execute a sustainable fund development plan. Her skill set is also complimented with her valuable experience in fiscal and human resources leadership.

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.

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 Governance Committee. She remains eager to work closely with the community and understand their needs and what is important to them.

Deborah Bakti

Board Member

Deborah have worked in management and increasingly responsible leadership roles in finance, staffing and health care sectors for over 20 years.

For 11 years, Deborah was a senior executive with Extendicare, initially running its Home Health Care division, Canada’s largest. In addition, Deborah had a leadership role in Extendicare’s Purchasing organization and Human Resources department.

Deborah corporate coaching and positive psychology approaches align well with her experience in business to offer clients, workshop attendees and event audiences a transformational approach to shifting their mindset.

Deborah founded THINK Breakthrough Inc. with the purpose to share her personal and professional perspectives with health care connected organizations, supporting their efforts to turn customers into fans.

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:

Farhin Rahman
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 Farhin Rahman, Executive Assistant at frahman@lumacare.ca