Stephany Mandin – President
Stephany is a litigation lawyer and the founder of Mandin Law. Invested in social justice, Stephany has extensive experience in the areas of human 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.
Elena Bonilla – Secretary
Elena is a seasoned management consultant with extensive experience within the Financial services industry. She holds a Bachelor degree in Economics. In addition she holds an honour diploma and postgraduate degree in Homeopathy.
Elena has a passion to help others. She was the co-founder of the Humour Room at St Michael’s Hospital to help long-term care patients and families, she was President of the Toronto Downtown Toastmasters Club to help members improve their public speaking and leadership skills, and she did Junior Achievement Programs presentations to help students from grades 7 to 10 remain in School. She is currently President of the Catholic Women’s League of Canada– CWL St Monica’s Council, and a member of St Monica’s Parish Finance Council.
Elena knows and values the work done by Madison through her sister who as client of Madison participates in the Art Expression Program. In the past Elena led the Madison Family Council and now she wants to contribute as a board and finance committee member of Madison.
Chris McKeown – Treasurer
As a senior Financial Planner with TD Wealth, Christ helps a wide variety of people to achieve their financial independence through investment and goal management. With an Hons. Bachelor of Commerce degree from McMaster University, a CFP designation and over 15 years experience in the banking sector, he takes pride in not only advising clients but educating them as well.
He is very active in the community and has spent countless hours working with a number of community organizations like Big Brothers (and MCS, as well as local high schools) in both a general capacity as well as providing financial literacy seminars to improve the financial IQ of as many people as he can.
With a wide variety of passions, including travel, photography and adrenaline sports, Chris is regularly looking for the next challenge to make like more interesting.
Cailin is Senior Manager, Residential Mortgage Underwriting 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.
Carly is a Manager at StrategyCorp, a public affairs, communications, and management consulting advisory firm. In this role she brings political and private sector experience in public policy development, issues management, strategic communications, and stakeholder relations.
Prior to joining StrategyCorp, Carly was Director of Strategic Communications for the Ontario PC Leader and Caucus, where she oversaw the development of communications strategies and products for the Party. She also served as chief speechwriter for the Ontario PC Leader, including keynote addresses at the Canadian Club of Toronto, Economic Club of Canada, and the Toronto Region Board of Trade. In the lead-up to the 2018 provincial election, Carly was responsible for media and communications support for Ontario PC candidates and local campaign teams.
Daniel Kligerman is a seasoned business leader, with more than twenty years of experience leading people, programs, and teams in the telecommunications industry. Daniel has held a wide variety of roles at TELUS over the past 23 years, in operations, marketing, sales, and program management divisions.
Daniel holds a Master in Business Administration from the University of Victoria, and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Statistics, and English from the University of Toronto.
Passionate about giving back within the community, Daniel has worked with Humber College, developing and leading a bridging program for newcomers to Canada with an IT background. He currently sits on the board of ArtsPond, a non-profit organization committed to enabling the success of artists in the online and offline world. He also volunteers with the TRIEC mentoring partnership, where he mentors new immigrants as they look to continue their careers here; with the University of Toronto Computer Science department; and with Junior Achievement.
Daniel is married with two adventurous children. He can often be found on the ice hockey rink, the squash court, or cycling the streets north of the city. He is also a classical pianist, loves writing and public speaking, and is powered by very strong espresso.
Carrie is the Executive Assistant to the CEO of Equitable Bank, and a contributor and Committee Member of stnce, an initiative aimed at encouraging women to confidently take control of their personal finances through education and open conversation.
She is involved with the annual ALS plane pull charity event, the Equitable Bank Ride for Heart Corporate Charity team, and regularly volunteers at 40 Oaks Community Centre in Regent Park.
Carrie brings a strong background in Marketing to her role and hopes to leverage that as part of Madison’s fundraising and grant writing committee.
Adam Wheeler is a criminal lawyer, social worker, and mental health advocate. He is currently employed with the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General as Crown Counsel, where his practice includes both criminal appeals and justice policy.
Adam brings experience from his clinical work in hospital and community settings, with a particular focus on queer and trans youth mental health. He is also an advocate on housing and homelessness issues, having worked in eviction prevention and as co-investigator of an ongoing study into hospital discharge processes for homeless and precariously housed individuals. Prior to joining the board of Madison Community Services, Adam served in non-profit governance roles for other organizations where he developed a passion for strategic planning, policy/program development, and financial management.