Board of Directors

Rob

Member
rob picture Rob Castle is the Senior Executive Officer to the Vice-President Finance and Administration at York University, a position he’s held for three years. Prior to that, he was the VP’s Senior Advisor, Policy, Operations, and Communications. Rob’s current work includes issues relating to community safety, space planning, human resources, policy development, and overall service delivery. For the last three years, Rob has chaired York’s Working Group on Sexual Violence Policy and more recently he chairs York’s Working Group on the Campus Experience. He has sat on many non-profit boards including Youth Challenge International, the Lee Wiggins Childcare Centre, Harry Crowe Housing Co-op, and the Church of St. Mary Magdalene. Rob studied Elizabethan history at York and has a certificate in Alternate Dispute Resolution from the University of Toronto. Rob’s real passions are singing Gregorian Chant and hanging out at the cottage.

Mike

Chair
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Michael

Treasurer
michael picture Michael Fraschetti is currently pursuing a PhD in Policy Studies under the Social Policies stream.  He is also an occasional teacher for the Toronto District School Board and holds the position of treasurer with the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation Occasional  Teacher’s Bargaining Unit in Toronto.  He holds a Master’s Degree in Geography from York University; a Bachelor of Education specializing in Business Studies, Law, and Social Sciences; and a Specialized Bachelor of Arts with Honours in International Development Studies, coupled with a Certificate in South Asian Studies.  Much of his research focuses on the power dynamics regarding issues of race and ethnicity in both the private and public spheres in the Canadian labour market.

Kevin

Secretary
Kevin Reynolds is an instructor at York University in the Linguistics and Language Studies Program at Glendon College and in Italian Studies in LA&PS at the Keele campus. He holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Italian Studies from the University of Toronto and a B.A. in Art & Art History and in Music from Colgate University. His research has focused on Italian and Romance literature from the Middle Ages to the present, the history of Italian and the other Romance languages, variationist and core linguistics in the English and Italian domains, and translation. He has taught over twenty different courses in the areas of language instruction, literature, literary stylistics, theoretical linguistics, culture, and translation. He also has a background in the academic-sector labour movement. His eldest daughter is a graduate of Lee Wiggins and his youngest is in her third year there.

Christie

Member
yorkuchildcare.ca Christie is a digital marketing professional and staff member at York University. She is no stranger to the York U community as she also completed her undergrad studies at the University, an Honours Double Major in Communications and Sociology with a Diploma in the Spanish language proficiency. Prior to York, Christie obtained a Diploma in Law, a topic she is very passionate about, but opted not to pursue a career in. With her outgoing personality and flare for content creation, the communications industry was a much better fit. As a hobby, and within the communications and digital sphere, Christie manages her own brand, which includes a podcast, blog and YouTube channel. She is a dedicated parent to a sassy, energetic and funny little girl who has been attending Lee Wiggins for almost 2 years. Her daughter is very happy with her teachers and friends at Lee Wiggins, and as a result Christie is proud to participate as a member of the Board.

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

This is the major financial meeting of the membership, and is normally held in October. At this time, members are presented with the previous year’s Audit for discussion and approval. Auditors for the current year must also be approved. The Centre’s Operating Budget is presented, along with any other information and business such as upcoming fundraising. If the Board of Directors decides that there is need for additional meetings of the membership, a special or general meeting can be called. At any time the membership itself has the means to request that a general meeting be called by presenting a written requisition to the Board supported by at least one-third of the membership body. In this requisition a rationale for the meeting and any motion(s) that will be raised must be stipulated. The Board is then responsible for ensuring that such a meeting is held within forty-five days from the time that the request is received. The membership will be notified of this upcoming general meeting through public postings in and around the facility.