Executive Director, Kehilla Residential Programme
Sector: Private Sector
Magic Moment: Working on my first affordable housing project at City Home. Helping to move people from homeless shelters to permanent affordable housing, and working on non-profit projects that help people to live affordably has shaped my journey.
Key Influence: Elinor Caplan – Elinor hired me when she was a Councillor as the energy planner for North York. She took on the status quo and wasn’t afraid to change how things were done.
Adam Vaughan – He fought the cause, believed in it, and achieved results.
Next Big Challenge As An Industry: As an industry and successful city-region, I think the next big challenges we need to tackle involve working in partnerships. We should be trying to form partnerships and alliances between the non-profit, private and government sectors in order to meet and address these challenges to a greater degree.
Secret Talent: My support and passion for Canadian Artisans Ceramic Craft
On Championing Others… At the Kehilla Residential Programme we host an Urban and Regional Planning student intern from Ryerson University. I have been able to mentor many students over the past 20 years, and many of them have ended up in successful positions within both the public and private sectors.
One word that captures you: Out-of-the-box