Stephany Mandin – President

Stephany is a litigation lawyer and a partner of Goldman Hine LLP, a downtown Toronto law firm.Invested in social justice, Stephany has extensive experience in the areas of humPicture1an rights, residential tenancy and administrative law and has written articles for various journals and publications. In addition to her law degree, Stephany also has her Masters degree in socio-legal studies with a focus on economic rights, discrimination and marginalization. Stephany joined Madison’s board of directors in 2010 and looks forward to many more years with the agency.

Michael Bublavy – Vice President

Picture5Michael has been a member of Madison’s board of Directors since 2009. He has served Madison as vice-chair and as a member of board development committee. Michael’s connection to Madison began in 1992 and he has watched Madison evolve from primarily a small housing provider into a fuller support agency. His contributions on the board allow him to remain connected to Madison, participating in the agency’s growth.

 Jared Kligerman – Secretary

Picture6Jared is the VP Business Development at Witz Education, an international training company specializing leadership, customer service, and sales. His academic BSc neuropsycholoy and MBA specializing in strategy and marketing allow Jared to have a deep understanding of how to connect with others. Along with being a keynote speaker and trainer, Jared contributes to the course development and white papers at Witz.

Larissa Smit


Larissa is the Manager of Stakeholder Relations at Tarion Warranty Corporation. Prior to this position, she worked in both federal and provincial political offices for seven years. She was most recently the senior health care advisor to the Leader of the Official Opposition at Queen’s Park where she developed a number of policy discussion papers.

Dawn Birchall

Dawn is the Senior Events Planner at Equitable Bank and joined the Madison Board in early 2014. She has been actively involved with Madison since the corporate sponsor relationship between Equitable Bank and Madison began in 2011, volunteering her time and carpentry skills at the various Madison supportive housing properties. Dawn graduated from the Special Events Program at George Picture7Brown College and applied her events skills in the implementation of Madison’s first and highly successful Art Expression Group Exhibition in the lobby of Equitable Bank in November 2013. Dawn is also representing Madison as one of the members of the Toronto Supportive Housing Network’s Advocacy Committee which was formed in March of 2014.

Cailin Phillips

Cailin is Picture2Assistant Manager for Prime Residential Mortgages at Equitable Bank and has been a member of the Madison Board of Directors since early 2015. She has been involved with Madison and its clients through various Equitable Bank corporate sponsor initiatives since the corporate relationship inception in 2011. She is a member of Madison’s bursary and fundraising committees.Cailin is the founder and Captain of Equitable Banks Ride for Heart Corporate Charity Cycling team and hopes to lend her skillsets to new fundraising initiatives in addition to assisting in the growth and continued success of the  Equitable Bank Bursary Fund.