Leading the way to a better future

Meet the team of dedicated professionals and passionate volunteers leading MAS as we help non-profit organizations across the GTA.
 
Board of Directors
Anthony Brown - Director

Board Member

Background: Finance, Transfer Pricing
Joined MAS: 2016


Anthony is a Senior Manager in KPMG’s Global Transfer Pricing Services practice in Toronto. He has more than 12 years of professional services experience within the Big 4 accounting firms, advising multinational clients whilst working across the UK, Australia, and Canada. He speaks regularly at industry association conferences and other events.

Sue Simington - Director

President

Background: HR, Organization Effectiveness and Strategic Planning
Joined MAS: 2012


For over 20 years, Sue has worked as a designer and facilitator of strategic organizational and leadership change projects. She had led multiple types of large-scale organizational transition initiatives (i.e. culture change, executive and leadership development, organizational learning). Sue has held a series of senior corporate roles leading complex change initiatives and has consulted with senior executives in North America and Europe. Sue has been with MAS since 2012, working in strategic planning, leadership coaching and leadership facilitation.

Nancy Dale Director

Board Member

Background: Operations
Joined MAS: 2015


Nancy has worked in the field of child welfare for over 35 years. She is currently the Chief Operating Officer of the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto, the largest Board operated child welfare agency in North America. Nancy has experience in strategic and budget planning, policy development, government and key stakeholder relations, staff management and labor relations.

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Board Member

Background: Social Work
Joined MAS: 2013


Laraine Naft began her career as a  professional social worker. Since then Laraine has worked as a front line staff, manager, director and executive director, primarily in the community non-profit sector, providing her with an intimate understanding of this environment. 

Laraine is also a Volunteer Consultant with MAS focusing on HR and Organizational Issues.

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Treasurer

Background: Information Technology, Management
Joined MAS: 2002


Steve Gittins retired from Manulife Financial in 1999, after 30 years as part of their Information Technology team, mostly in senior management roles. A leader on the internal MAS Executive team, Steve has been involved with internal assignments, including facilitation and project evaluation. He extends his dedication through his position as MAS Treasurer and IT Manager.

Jeanette-MacDonald

Board Member

Background: Management, Professional Development
Joined MAS: 2009


Jeanette MacDonald has a range of experience in professional program development, education and delivery within the Toronto Public Health organization. With a Bachelor of Nursing and International Board certification as a lactation consultant (1996-2011), as well as her work with public health professionals, Jeanette has intimate knowledge of the people who work in non-profit organizations, as well as the communities they serve. She brings this knowledge and dedication to her position as a member of our Board.
Howard-Kaufman

Board Member

Background: Law, Ethics
Joined MAS: 2011


A knowledgeable expert in corporate and commercial law, Howard Kaufman is currently Counsel for Fasken Martineau, a large global law firm. Previously, Howard was Vice-President, Legal & External Affairs and Secretary at Xerox Canada Inc. and was part of another national Canadian law firm. With his legal background as well as his expertise in Ethics-related matters, he brings a strong skill set to his role as Director of MAS.
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Board Member

Background: Human Resources, Leadership
Joined MAS: 2008


Kent Armstrong’s extensive experience in Human Resources Management comes from holding a variety of Senior HR management roles in the Information Technology and Life Insurance industries. He specializes in succession planning, leadership development, coaching, policy development, performance management and compensation/retention strategies – all-important areas that Kent explores with clients as an active Volunteer Consultant as well.
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Board Member

Background: Social Work
Joined MAS: 2008


Sue Allen, who holds a Bachelor of Social Work program from Ryerson University and a Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution from York University, has spent over 30 years working in the field of Children’s Mental Health and is the Clinical Manager of PAH!, a program that serves deaf people and their families. Working with non-profit organizations, as well as with the people they serve over so many years, has given her a unique perspective that enables her to bring significant insights to our Board process.
Management Team
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Treasurer

Background: Information Technology, Management
Joined MAS: 2002


Steve Gittins retired from Manulife Financial in 1999, after 30 years as part of their Information Technology team, mostly in senior management roles. A leader on the internal MAS Executive team, Steve has been involved with internal assignments, including facilitation and project evaluation. He extends his dedication through his position as MAS Treasurer and IT Manager.

Chris-Govern

Volunteer Co-Executive Director

Background: Strategic Planning
Joined MAS: 2002


Chris Govern has a wide range of knowledge and experience resulting from her career with one of the big banks. With a generalist business background, and her in-depth understanding of strategic planning and facilitation, Chris has helped many of our clients, as well as provided leadership and direction to the MAS team. She is also an active Volunteer Consultant.

Sue Pulfer

Volunteer Co-Executive Director

Background: Consulting and IT
Joined MAS: 2013


Sue Pulfer has a background in Software, IT Consulting and large-scale Consulting Operations Management and she also has a good general knowledge in the areas of Finance, HR and Marketing. After a career in IT services and Consulting, much of it at Oracle Corporation, Sue is now retired. Sue has a number of years of experience on non-profit Boards and in assisting non-profits in her areas of expertise. Sue focuses on advising in areas of IT and Strategic Planning and facilitating non-profit Board and Staff events.

Mona Lee-Tam

Management Team

Background: Marketing and Communications
Joined MAS: 2015


A seasoned leader with 20 years of marketing experience, holding senior management roles at various iconic organizations in the private sector, Mona has a proven track record of developing communications campaigns while building brand equity. Her marketing experience is well rounded and established from years of experience in strategic planning, CRM, media, events promotions and research. Mona brings her skill set to MAS in her role as Marketing & Communications Director.

DebbiLeith

Management Team

Background: Non-Profit and Volunteer Management
Joined MAS in 2016


Debbi is the part time Program Coordinator at MAS. She brings 20 years of progressive experience in seniors’ housing and administration of volunteer resources. She has also been a part time Instructor in Centennial College’s distance learning program since 2009. She has a masters degree from the University of Waterloo, and lives in East York with her husband, two children and a cat. Debbi is often the first point of contact for clients and she is responsible for helping to clarify project needs and for the overall administration of the office.

 

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MAS is a multi-faceted team of dedicated professionals, all working together to help non-profit organizations achieve their goals. We are home to a variety of skills, experiences and knowledge coming together to provide resources and direction for your organization.