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Cindy Woodcock, Co-Chair Cindy Woodcock is a communications professional with more than 18 years of consulting experience in the healthcare sector. Cindy provides strategic communications counsel and support for a wide range of international and domestic clients. She is an exceptionally strong communicator, motivator and relationship builder who understands how to inspire teams towards excellence. Cindy was employed by NATIONAL Public Relations for 18 years, but is now pursuing other opportunities in the communications arena.
Dev Ramcharan, Co-Chair Over the last 20 years, Dev Ramcharan has focused on implementing effective, multi-level Project Management Office organizations in both Private and Public Sectors. As a leader in the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, Dev directs the Delivery Management Office and is accountable for the Strategic and key Operational project-portfolio for the organization. Dev has spoken internationally at PMI sponsored events (Cairo, Egypt, at two “Projects to the Point” conferences in 2009 and 2010, co-sponsored by the MENA Chapter, and in 2010 on the subject, “Transforming your PMO into a Centre of Excellence” at the PMI Global Conference in Washington, DC.). Dev is a regular speaker on Project Management and has a particular interest in project management in not for profit organizations. Dev also brings to FAME his experience as a family member, with loved ones who are affected by mental illness.
Ashley Fethu, Treasurer Ashley Fethu is a Senior Consultant at CIBC Wood Gundy with extensive experience in performance measurement and budgeting. She has been with CIBC for over 10 years occupying various progressive positions in Training & Development, and Finance. She is in her first year of a two-year Masters in Business Administration degree program. Ashley has a passion for making a difference in our communities. She is the event organizer for the annual CIBC Hockey Tournament to raise funds for the United Way of Greater Toronto Area.She was also a volunteer counsellor at the Distress Centre.
Dr. Lorraine Cindy Krysac, Ph.D. (Physics) Dr. Lorraine Cindy Krysac also holds a Certificate of Qualification (Industrial Commercial Institutional Electrician, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 353), Mental Health First Aid Canada Instructor (Mental Health Commission of Canada) Cindy promotes FAME while advocating for mental health through Mental Health First Aid Canada. She brings information to the community through various media, and by activism at all political levels. She also promotes the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s new Standard: Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace, particularly on construction sites in the GTA. Her second career as an IBEW construction electrician follows more than twenty years as a physics researcher, teacher, professor and program director in the university system.
Jane McNulty, Board Member Jane McNulty has worked as a writer, developmental editor, project manager, and publisher in the book and magazine industry for many years. She is currently collaborating with a team of educators in developing resources in kinesiology for Grade 12 students and teachers in Ontario, with a particular emphasis on physical literacy and mental health. Prior to becoming a FAME Family Member more than ten years ago, Jane volunteered as a small group team leader with the Association of Parent Support Groups in Ontario for seven years. Other volunteer commitments include fundraising for the Irish Choral Society of Canada (a portion of whose performance proceeds support the Out of the Cold program and the St. Paul Irish School of Music). Jane has served on the Social Action Committee of the Unitarian Fellowship of Northwest Toronto, where she has been a long-time member of the Sunday Services Speakers Committee. She is an avid participant in yogathons, zumbathons, and walkathons to raise funds for mental health initiatives, cancer research, and palliative care.
David Frattini, Board Member David Frattini is a social entrepreneur. His business – prepareforcanada.com – is the largest digital community for recent and prospective newcomers to Canada. Newcomers are encouraged to participate and prepare for success in Canada by engaging in the free delivery of job and settlement preparedness information and advice from experts across Canada. David has more than 25 years of sales and marketing experience with traditional packaged goods companies (Nestle Canada, Pepsi-Cola Canada) as well as publishing experience with Post Media and Torstar. David understands the challenges of mental health stigma, particularly as it pertains to newcomer communities, and wants to help break down stigma in these communities.
Kevin McGuire, Board Member For over 20 years, Kevin McGuire has served in senior leadership roles in both the public and private sectors. Kevin is the Senior Manager Provincial Affairs, Ontario/Atlantic Canada at Bristol-Myers Squibb Canada. He also served in the Wynne and McGuinty Governments as Chief of Staff to the Minister of Natural Resources and the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs. He has a Bachelor of Public Administration Hons. and a MA in Political Science from the University of Windsor. He is a passionate volunteer currently serving as a member of the FAME Board and has who served as Vice-Chair of the Board of Governors of Frontier College, President of Horizons for Youth Homeless Youth Shelter, President of the Public Affairs Association of Canada, member of the Board of Director of Alliance Hospice and member of the Public Relations Committee of the Friends for Life Bike Rally in support of People with AIDS Toronto.