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 Hargrave

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 Do

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 Maranan

Jun is a registered occupational therapist, certified health executive, and collaborative and strategic leader with twenty years of experience working in mental health and performing different roles: clinician, researcher, teacher, privacy officer, and administrator. He is currently the Senior Manager of Counselling and Student Well-Being at George Brown College (GBC) and is passionate about delivering high-quality, evidence-based, and innovative mental health services that embody principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion. During the pandemic, he developed and implemented a new mental health and primary care program for newcomers in York Region, in collaboration with community partners. He also likes to give back to his community by serving on boards of mental health agencies. Academically, he co-authored articles in peer-reviewed journals, completed his Doctorate degree in Occupational Therapy from Chatham University; Master’s degrees in Clinical Science and Health Management from Western University and McMaster University, respectively; Bachelor’s degree in Human Biology from the University of Toronto; post-graduate certificates in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Addiction Studies, and Emotion-Focused Therapy; Lean Six Sigma Green Belt from McGill University; and Executive Leadership Certificate from Cornell University, and is an adjunct lecturer at the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto.

Margaret Hancock

Margaret is a seasoned professional executive, retired after a 45-year career in senior leadership positions in the charitable and nonprofit sector. A leader with the vision, imagination, and determination to be a catalyst for change and innovation. Strong strategic thinking and deliberative planning capability, a mature influencing style, and a record of superior creation and implementation of strategies, plans, and operations in highly complex organizations. A lifelong social justice advocate and dedicated volunteer with a focus on eradicating inequities, poverty and racism and promoting gender equity and women’s rights