OUR TEAM

Lauro Monteiro
Executive Director

Lauro’s extensive leadership experience enables him to better position Haven Toronto to provide services to its clients and to chart a new course in increasing awareness of the issues facing marginalized elder men and their unique needs.

 

Lauro has decades of public service leadership experience within the justice and human services sectors and with the Ontario Secretary of the Cabinet.

Cary Goldman
Counsellor

Cary is a University of Toronto B.Sc. MSW graduate. He has over 25 years of experience in Psychiatric Social Work throughout Canada and the USA, specializing in Mental Health and Concurrent Disorders.

Cary has worked in both hospital-based Psychiatry and Community Clinics in Mental Health.

Wayne Bright
Counsellor

Wayne has worked in the social services sector for more than 20 years, including community outreach and frontline shelter support.

 

In his counselling role at Haven Toronto, Wayne utilizes his real-life experiences to connect with and advocate for clients.

Barry Tierney
Nurse

Barry, a registered nurse, joined Haven Toronto from Booth Supportive Services where he was the Community Case Manager. In addition to several hospital nursing roles, Barry has extensive experience working as  a Drug and Addiction Nurse in a methadone treatment program and as a clinical nurse in an Alcohol Response and Engagement Program.

Dante Weng
Cook

Dante studied Culinary Management at Georgian College in Barrie. He brings with him experience working at Pinnacle Caterers, Palais Royale and CIBO.

Dinika Udupi
Cook

Dinika Udupi joins us from a long-term care facility in the GTA. Dinika has also worked in some of our City’s finest hotels and restaurants. She has a degree in Hospitality and Hotel Administration.

Fred Gaysek
Manager of Finance
and Administration

Fred has worked extensively in both not-for-profit and commercial sectors.

David Wannan
Director of Development and Community Relations

With a background in media, sponsorship and publicity, Dave is responsible for marketing, community engagement and donor relations. His goal is to increase awareness of Haven Toronto and the issues surrounding poverty, homelessness and isolation while growing engagement and support of the centre and its clients. EMAIL

Kristine Walkden
Volunteer Development
Coordinator

A graduate of Carleton University, Kristine has a background in human resources and program coordination. She is working to increase community involvement and volunteerism at Haven Toronto, actively promoting the drop-in centre's services and engaging with groups looking to give back and make a difference. EMAIL

Rui Miguel Martins
Development
Assistant

Rui has a background in media, marketing and public relations. Prior to joining our team, he dedicated his time to volunteering at several non-profits in Toronto, promoting a wide range of causes including homelessness, disability issues and the environment. He is a graduate of Western University's journalism program.

Edward Lezama
Support Care Worker

Edward has been a vital part of the organization since his arrival in 2011. As a Support Care Worker, he ensures that all clients are comfortable and taken care of on a continual basis.

Henri Fraser
Support Care Worker

Henri is the longest serving member of the team with over 12 years of front-line experience supporting our clients.

Ruth Stackhouse
Support Care Worker

Ruth is a dedicated member of the Haven Toronto team and serves as Support Care Worker on weekends. She maintains great relationships with clients and co-workers, alike.

Isiaka Akande
Support Care Worker

Isiaka is a Support Care Worker responsible for helping clients and ensuring that the operation runs smoothly on the weekends. He and his weekend partner Ruth work as a team to meet clients' needs.

Waska
Lab Assistant

Waska, who joined Haven Toronto in late 2018, has quickly become a favourite of clients. A Lab Assistant, she works part-time on Labour Relations or, more specifically, employee morale. Unlike anyone else at Haven Toronto, Waska literally works like a dog.

Board of Directors

Nick Golding, Chair

Michael McCarthy, Vice Chair

Dan Demers, Treasurer

Arif Ahmad, Secretary

Joshua Cox

Susan Crawford

Ian Foo

Liz Jordan

Robert Tudhope

Andrew Clark

Rory Ganness

Honorary Patron
The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell
Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
Honorary Vice Patron
Chief Mark Saunders
Toronto Police Service
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Contact

Haven Toronto

170 Jarvis Street

Toronto, ON  M5B 2B7

416 366 5377

info@haventoronto.ca

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