Steven Rebellato is the Chair of the Board of Directors of York Hills and has served in this position since its inception in 2019. He previously held the role as a Board member and Chair of the Board of Directors for Blue Hills Child and Family Centre since 2016. Steven is the Vice-President of Environmental Health in the Simcoe-Muskoka District Health Unit and an Assistant Professor at McMaster University. Steven has a PhD in Public Health and Health Systems from the University of Waterloo and serves on a number of Board of Directors on a personal and professional basis.
Richard joined The York Centre (pre-amalgamation organization) Board of Directors in 2014. Richard is currently the Vice President of the York Hills Board of Directors and the Chair of the Governance Committee. Richard is the owner of Housen Law and has been practising law in the Richmond Hill community for almost two decades. Richard practises primarily in the areas of Wills and Estates Law, Real Estate Law and Family Law. Richard is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Ontario Bar Association and York Region Law Association. Richard also serves on the Boards of Directors of the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill and Kingston College Old Boys’ Association (Toronto).
Rajiv Kutty joined the Board in September 2019. He is the Interim Treasurer, Interim Chair of the Finance Committee, and a member of the CEO Performance Evaluation Committee. Rajiv hails from the private sector where he is the Head of Finance at a technology company based in Markham, Ontario. He brings to the York Hills Board more than 25 years of Canadian and international experience with expertise in finance and financial reporting. Rajiv also serves The Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) of Ontario as a volunteer mentor to CPA students. Rajiv holds the Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant (CPA, CA) designation.
Basil Mwawasi is currently Secretary of the Board and is a member of the Finance Committee. Basil consults with not-for-profit organizations on governance, organizational effectiveness, and strategic planning after retiring from a long public sector career in Ontario culminating as a Senior Advisor in the Treasury Board Secretariat. He has served on several non-for-profit boards, some of which include The Black Theatre Workshop in Montreal, The African Canadian Social Development Council, The Kenyan Community in Ontario, The Canada-Kenya Chamber of Commerce, Blue Hills Child and Family Centre and Tropicana Community Services. He has an MBA from Concordia University and Certificates from the Ontario Hospital Association on Essentials of Governance for Public Sector Boards, the Institute of Corporate Directors and University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, Executive Programs on NFP Governance Essentials and the Chang School of Continuing Education, Ryerson University on Governance Training.
Gleb Matushansky joined York Hills Board of Directors in 2015 and is currently a member of the Governance Committee. Previously he served as the Secretary to the Board and Vice-Chair of the Governance Committee. Gleb is a litigation partner at Clark Farb Fiksel LLP practising in the areas of civil and commercial litigation and regularly advises clients in the construction and real estate industries. Gleb graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2016 and also holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree.
Peter Milovanovic joined York Hills Board in October 2019. He sits on the Governance Committee of the Board. Peter is a retired educator who brings experience as a high school principal and has worked in schools with Day Treatment and other alternative programs. For many years, he was the secondary school principal’s representative on the YRDSB’s Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC). Peter holds an M.Ed from OISE/University of Toronto. Peter is a member of United Way Greater Toronto’s Community Impact Committee. He previously served on the Board of United Way York Region and chaired the Community Investment Committee. Peter is also the President of Pickleball Ontario and Markham Pickleball Club. Peter lives in Markham with his wife Susan and has one daughter living overseas.
Victoria joined the Board of Directors of York Hills Centre for Children, Youth and Families in 2019. She is a member of the Governance Committee. Victoria is a Family Law Lawyer and an Accredited Family Law Mediator. In the past, Victoria volunteered as a presenter of the Mandatory Information Program, which provides Family Law litigants with legal information, alternative dispute resolution options, and information and resources to assist with the emotional impact of the breakdown of the relationship. Victoria’s past volunteer experience also includes Family Dispute Resolution of Ontario, Elizabeth Fry Society (Calgary), and Pro Bono Students Canada. Victoria obtained her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Toronto, and her Bachelor of Laws from the University of Calgary School of Law. She is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the York Region Law Associates, Family Dispute Institute of Ontario, and Ontario Association of Family Mediators.
Eleanor Wint, Ph.D. is a retired Professor of Social Work & Sociology, specializing in Research, Monitoring & Evaluation. Grandmothering, while travelling over the world, has given Eleanor a new understanding of how children interpret their daily challenges whether alone or with the help of others. This led her to publishing six books on parenting focusing on self-esteem & identity formation in both parents and children. Her tag line “you can do little for your child if you are not feeling good about what you are doing and how you are doing it“. Eleanor has served on the Board since its inception and is currently a member of the Governance Committee.