Board of Directors
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.
Adam Wheeler – Vice Board Chair
Adam 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.
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.
Tony is a Good Governance Advocate and Technology Innovation Enthusiast with a strong desire to contribute to society and make the world a better place. Over the years, he chose to fulfil this aspiration by volunteering at different NFPs, taking on freelance projects with NFPs, and working on the board of NFPs to provide expertise from his main career on governance consulting, risk & compliance, financial management, and technology. Besides being the Board Director of Madison Community Services, he is also on the Board Director of Wellness & Emotional Support for Youth Online provides ongoing free counselling to Ontario ages 13-24 through email, live chat, and video services; and Pegasus Community Project provides adults with developmental disabilities meaningful activities and community engagement to facilitate growth, dignity, and choice. These are causes that he deeply cares about when he uses his knowledge and expertise over the years to help radicalised persons from various backgrounds such as Indigenous, Newcomers, Visible minorities, Persons with disabilities, and Underserved populations with limited access to resources.
Jun is a registered occupational