Board of Directors

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 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.

Paula

Member

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.

Natasha

Member
Natasha is a PhD Candidate in Musicology & Ethnomusicology at York University. She holds an MMus in Vocal Performance from University of Ottawa and a BS in Music from Roberts Wesleyan College and has been a teaching assistant for five years. Natasha has given a number of conference presentations, vocal recitals, held a voice and piano studio, and has frequently appeared as a soloist (notably with the Ewashko Singers at Ottawa Chamberfest and the Schola Cantorum of Notre Dame Cathedral-Basilica in Ottawa). She has a certification with the Teaching Commons at York University and was recipient of the 2018 George Black Membership Scholarship Award from the Hymn Society in the U.S. and Canada, and the Southern Ontario Chapter of the Hymn Society. Natasha was a professional ballerina with the Kentucky Ballet Theatre Company and plays piano and cello. Her three-year-old son loves the centre and Natasha is so thankful for the excellent care he receives here.

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.