Our Board of Directors
Kristy DuncanA freelance consultant, focusing on strategy and research in electronic banking. In her career, she has been a leader in building new payment infrastructures across North America. Kristy founded WEMS (Women Engineers Mentoring Students), a mentoring program for women engineering students at the University of Toronto, for which she received an Arbor Award. She is an active mother of two daughters and is our President/Chair of the Board.
Denise GrahamA Registered Professional Urban Planner recently retired from the City of Toronto after 34 years of service. Denise is looking forward to taking a number of courses at The Fairlawn Neighbourhood Centre in her new found spare time. She is a member of Fairlawn Avenue United Church.
Has worked in the environmental field with Dillon Consulting for the past 32 years. During that time, she served on a number of committees and Boards for non-profit professional organizations and brings a wealth of experience in budgeting, programming and overall organization. She has lived on Fairlawn Avenue for over 20 years and looks forward to bringing new ideas to the Centre.
Runs her own HR services company, Workplace Harmony. She has an MBA in HR & Marketing from Dalhousie University and spent almost 20 years in progressively more senior HR roles in the manufacturing sector. Sarah lives in the neighbourhood and she and her husband Brian have 2 daughters.
A longstanding member of Fairlawn Avenue United Church and active FNC member, Bonita brings her wealth of experience, both as an English professor and as a volunteer at the Welcome Desk, to the Board. A yoga enthusiast and highly skilled copy editor, she looks forward to offering fresh ideas to enhance our Board activities.
A lawyer who has practised in the area of commercial litigation. She has four active children and has been a full-time mother for the past several years. Laura volunteers extensively in the community and at Fairlawn Avenue United Church. She has been a member of The Fairlawn Neighbourhood Centre since its inception in 1996, and has participated in many programs at the Centre. She is delighted to be joining the Board.
A Centre user since moving to this neighbourhood, believes it is important to be involved in the community. Elsie has been a very active Bedford Park School Council member, both as Chair for two years and as Treasurer for five years. She is currently providing bookkeeping services for Robyn’s Cookies and other local businesses. We are thrilled to have Elsie on our Board as Treasurer.
Joins FNC as Board Secretary. A Project Manager with recent experience in the banking industry, Sue brings her wealth of knowledge and experience, both professional and personal, to our Board. Currently at home with her family, she became an active FNC member in 2006 with the birth of her son and now her two children continue to enjoy many of FNC’s program offerings.
A Senior IT Manager at Scotiabank. He currently manages the Performance Test team ensuring applications for Branches, Internet and Mobile Banking can support Users across Canada. Previously Brian worked for IBM as a Technical Project Manager implementing Web Based Solutions for a variety of Financial Institutions. Brian brings over 20 years of IT experience to the Board. Brian is the father of two children who have attended programs at The Fairlawn Neighbourhood Centre.
Executive Director Naomi Schafler
A community person at heart. She holds an Honours BA (Arts) from Queen’s University and a Certificate in Corporate Communications from Seneca College. Together with her long and varied history of volunteer work, Naomi brings her marketing and sales skills, special events planning experience, banking, and public relations experience to this position. She is thrilled to be a member of the FNC Team.
Sheri McCraw, Heather de la Rua and Barb Morris
Manages Registration and looks after our theatre programs. Heather de la Rua provides bookkeeping services for our Centre. Barb Morris provides part-time supervisory support.