Our Team

  • Board of Directors
  • Leadership Team
  • Client Services
  • Harm Reduction Programs
  • Health Promotions Programs
Racquel
Board Chair

Racquel Bremmer has over 20 years combined experience in health promotion, management, social justice and community development work in the Caribbean, North America and Europe. She has also been an activist around issues of social justice, equity and inclusion, and harm reduction, and always ensures that the voice of the most marginalized is never absent from discussions that impact their lives.

Racquel has worked developing sexual and reproductive health programs for youth in Jamaica and Norway with the International Committee of the Red Cross, and has a passion for community well-being and health equity, which is evident in her research around the LGBTQI+, immigrant and refugee communities. Racquel is currently the Manager of Clinical and Allied Health Services at Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre in Toronto and holds a Masters Certificate in Healthcare Management from the Schulich School of Business.

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Michelle
Secretary
Michelle Bilek , a resident of the Peel region for the last 44 years,is a long-standing supporter of democracy, human rights, diversity, equity, inclusion and protection of the environment.As an advocate against violence, homelessness and poverty, she has been driven to challenge the status quo and make a difference in the lives of ordinary citizens.She is the  co-chair at Peel Alliance to End Homelessness where meaningful work on housing, homelessness, systems integration and service provision has had a tremendous impact in policy and system wide coordination.Michelle currently works for the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness with the Housing First Training and Technical Assistance Program, providing training and support to Canadian communities to have our most vulnerable homeless housed and ongoing life stability
Marilyn
Vice-chair

Marilyn self-defines as an African Ancestry, immigrant woman, a “warrior soul” an activist, and feminist. She is extremely proud of her strong maternal lineage, women who taught her to speak up, to act up, to resist- no stranger to hard work, she brings that same courage as an educator & trainer, building community with seniors, with children and women in and out of criminal justice system, teaching at George Brown College for the past twenty-eight years, she speaks her mind and attends to her heart with a strong philosophical & political analysis which she holds with integrity, determination & generosity.

Teneshia (they,them)
Finance Chair

With lived experience as a self-identified Black, Nonbinary, Queer person with disabilities, Teneshia is an academic and researcher in the subjects of Critical Race Studies, Gender & Sexuality, Counselling and Psychotherapy. Teneshia’s professional career began in Human Resources, consulting in the Canadian Banking industry and nonprofit industry on matters of Equity, inclusion and Human Resources policy. 

Taranum Khan
Board Member

Taranum Khan, Ph.D., CCS is an Award of Excellence Winning Career Strategist and Consultant.Her passion is creating a positive impact on career and academic journey of the lives she touches, locally and globally. Taranum has contributed to multiple publications, podcasts, and interviews. Her most recent contributions as an author are, Ignite Your Life for Women and Ignite Your Female Leadership. Every conversation with her is uplifting as she inverts the focus for you to rediscover the strengths within you. She believes in being limitless and leads her life without conforming to norms. 

Deepa Sareen

Deepa is a writer-director of short films and documentaries . She is a published author and her works include “ PourQoui Myiesha” - 2017.One of her recent films include “ Isaac” - 2019 and documentaries on  the three community stalwarts.-2019 . Her recent  documentary “ Kadupul “ was globally premiered on 22 and 23 Aug 2020 across 5 continents , and has been chosen by LIFT to be showcased in the UK , shortly.She is a founder of Myiesha Inc - a non for profit and manages  Nikisar Inc .She is a philanthropist and currently works with International universities as a mentor for their Social Justice program . She is a Auxiliary member of Peel Police Services and loves to serve the community .

Lee
Board Member

Lee has experience providing direct services to youth and adults with mental health challenges and developmental disabilities, including newcomers and LGBTQ individuals. He is  motivated to do my placement to develop in an innovative environment that provides inclusive and culturally appropriate services to vulnerable populations.Over the past four years, Lee has volunteered as an Alumni member for the Ten Oaks Project, a community based organization that engages LGBTQ youth and their families in mental health services

Leslie-Ann
Board Member

Leslie-Ann Fullerton migrated from Jamaica to Canada in 2009.Leslie-Ann achieved a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Toronto in 2014 and a collaborative master's degree in Social Justice Education at the Ontario Institute of Studies in Educations and Women and Gender Studies through the University of Toronto in 2017. Leslie-Ann is currently employed at Elizabeth Fry Toronto as an Outreach Worker and Critical Time Intervention (C.T.I.) Specialist. She works with women who are at risk of becoming, or who are in conflict with the law through case management and advocacy.  She works from a woman-centered, anti-oppressive, anti-racism, anti-black racism, LGBT2QI+, and intersectional approach She is the last of eleven children

Balu Mistry
Board Member

A chartered accountant by profession, Balu is a service driven individual serving as  Manager, Financial Services at JobStart in Toronto. Balu's previous expereinces include working for the Canadian Diabetes Association as a financial analyst  at the Canadian Diabetes Association between 2000 to 2004                      

 

Tina Marie
Board Member

Tina Garnett is 6th generation Canadian and is the descendent of an escape slave John Henry who arrived at the Great Lakes Black Settlement in Collingwood Ontario in 1831. Tina has been developing human rights based equity and inclusion policies and services with marginalized communities for over two decades.  She is the current Human Rights & Inclusion Specialist with Hamilton Health Sciences’ Human Resources Department.Tina is committed to walking the talk, thus she volunteers on community governing boards, such as, Drumartz, PEACH, NDP Women’s Committee, and currently is a governing board member on MOYO and Hamilton Civic Centre for Inclusion. Tina is the sole proprietor of TG Training & Consulting, her clients included government, academic institutions and community agencies, such as, Dalhousie University, Toronto Mayor, David Miller, Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres, Ontario Women’s Directorate and Sistering Women’s Shelter. 

Hope (she, her)
Executive Director


(905) 361-0523 ext. 215 
hoper@moyohcs.ca

Hope comes to us with over 25 year’s experience in the HIV sector in Canada and the Caribbean.  Prior to joining Moyo, she managed the Communication and Member Development portfolio of the Ontario AIDS Network (OAN) and before OAN, Hope held senior management positions at 360 Kids, Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (BLACK CAP) and the  Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN).  After beginning her career as a Registered Nurse, she went on to earn a  Masters degree in Public Health and to become the Director of the first HIV program established in Jamaica - The Centre for HIV AIDS Research and Services at the University Hospital of the West Indies.  She was also Founding    Director of Nursing for the Jamaica AIDS Support for Life.Hope is passionate about enriching the lives of others and her work with vulnerable populations has been evidence of this.  “I look forward to serve in this capacity and feel privileged to join such a dedicated team who have given so much.  I’m excited for what Moyo will  accomplish in serving the clients, not just in Brampton, but throughout the Region of Peel”, Hope says.

 

Colin (he, him)
Operations Manager

(905) 361-0523 ext. 212
colins@moyohcs.ca

Colin Samuels has been working at Moyo since 2016. He is passionate about the agency's vision to support, guide, and uplift people within all of Peel's diverse communities, particularly people who have experienced trauma. As the agency's Operations Manager, Colin works tirelessly to coordinate the day-to-day operations of the agency and to support our most important resource: our team.

 

Adam (he, him)
Health Promotion Team Lead

(905) 361-0523 ext. 217
Mobile: (905) 781-0223
adamc@moyohcs.ca

Adam Chalcraft is the Harm Reduction Supervisor at Moyo. For the past seven years, he has been running this program for people who use drugs across Peel. He is a Co-Founder and Chair of the Peel Harm Reduction Committee, and helped to launch the Peel Integrated Drug Strategy. He is passionate about human rights and ensuring that everyone has access to the things that lead to a happy, healthy, meaningful life.

 

                       

Dawn (she, her)
Supports Programs Manager

 (905) 361-0523 ext. 214
dawns@moyohcs.ca

Since joining the agency in 2007, Dawn has provided direct service to people living with HIV/AIDS in the Region of Peel. She has worked in various areas of social service: as a child protection worker, in developmental services, providing emergency shelter, and operating food banks. Dawn is  passionate about advocating for the needs of folks who are marginalized by systems and policies. 

Yoshi (he, him)
Health Promotion and Preventions Program Manager

(905) 361-0523 ext. 218
yoshithp@moyohcs.ca

Yoshith identifies as a queer, South Asian settler on this land. He goes by he/him pronouns and is a healthcare disruptor at heart. Equipped with formal education in Public Health and Clinical Medicine, he has navigated a variety of experiences supporting health communications, primary healthcare delivery and community health promotion programs. His experiences are shaped by the importance of centering community voices and working with communities to support health equity gains. His strategy for success is to value creativity, communication and collaboration while appreciating diverse perspectives, ideas and opinions. Building on the needs and wants of the communities he serve, he looks forward to collaborating with agencies, networks and community champions to develop knowledge and mobilize sustainable program delivery. Yoshith is currently working towards his Masters in Health Design with OCAD University

Dawn (she,her)
Supports Programs Manager

 (905) 361-0523 ext. 214
dawns@moyohcs.ca

Since joining the agency in 2007, Dawn has provided direct service to people living with HIV/AIDS in the Region of Peel. She has worked in various areas of social service: as a child protection worker, in developmental services, providing emergency shelter, and operating food banks. Dawn is passionate about advocating for the needs of folks who are marginalized by systems and policies.

Steve (he, him)
PHA Engagement Coordinator

 

(905) 361-0523 ext. 213

 

steveg@

moyohcs.ca

 

Steve is a 56-year-old gay man living with HIV. Shortly after learning of his HIV status, he became a client and an employee of Moyo, then known as Peel HIV/AIDS Network (PHAN). Born and raised in Sudbury, Ontario, he now lives in Brampton with his husband of 25 years, his mother-in-law and a cherished (feline-like) Border Collie, Nikki. Steve prides himself on being authentic, vulnerable, humble, and living wholeheartedly.As PHA engagement coordinator, Steve works with the Support Program Manager to help guide Service Users to access supports and services.

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Adam (he,him)
Harm Reduction Program Supervisor

(905) 361-0523 ext. 217
Mobile: (905) 781-0223
adamc@moyohcs.ca

Adam Chalcraft is the Harm Reduction Supervisor at Moyo. For the past eight years, he has been running this program for people who use drugs across Peel. He is a Co-Founder and Chair of the Peel Harm Reduction Committee and sits on the Region's Opiate Strategy. He has helped launch the Peel Integrated Drug Strategy and the Peel Peer Collaborative. He is passionate about human rights and ensuring that everyone has access to the things that lead to a happy, healthy, meaningful life.

Shradha (she,her)
Interim Drug Strategy Coordinator and Service Navigator

905-361-0523 ext. 233

shradhap@moyohcs.ca

Shradha is currently guiding the development of a drug strategy in Peel Region through the Peel Integrated Drug Strategy (PIDS). She also coordinates the work of the Peel Drug Users Advisory Panel (PDAP), an expert panel that supports the development of the drug strategy and provides feedback on service design and delivery from people within the drug using community. Shradha is a newcomer to Canada and has a Master of Public Health and a Degree in Medicine. Over the years, she has developed a deeper understanding of how systemic oppression impacts the health and well-being of marginalized communities and is driven to work towards creating equitable health solutions.

Navneet (she, her)
Peer Collaborative Coordinator

 

905-361-0523 ext. 220

navneets@moyohcs.ca

Navneet identifies as a South Asian settler on this land and goes by she/her pronouns.   She is equipped with a formal education in Health Studies and Psychology, along with a Master of Public Health. With a strong background in public health, Navneet is passionate about working with communities to understand the impact of social determinants on health and work towards health equity.  Her various experiences and educational background have expanded her public health interests to a global level, as she volunteers globally, engaging in international community development in South America.  Outside of her public health and global health experiences, Navneet enjoys travelling and dancing.  

Rittu (she, her)

Rittu has over 10 years of experience working in the social services sector in a variety of settings which include, gender-based violence, crisis intervention, mental health and addictions, and trauma. With an educational background in social work, she works to challenge oppressive structures and advocate for systemic changes that utilize anti-racism and anti-oppression practice. . In her spare time, Rittu enjoys traveling, creating new recipes, and meditation.  

Natalie (she,her)
Harm Reduction Outreach Coordinator

 

(905)361-0523 ext. 222

nataliek@moyohcs.ca

Natalie Kaminski has been with Moyo since February 2014 first starting as a student in the harm reduction program.In Nov of 2017 Natalie was hired into Harm Reduction Outreach Coordinator position. Natalie sits on number of committees and funding review boards at all levels of government (federal, provincial and regional) advocating for women's rights, housing & individuals experiencing homelessness, sex workers and drug users.

Yoshi (he,him)
2SLGBTQ+ Programs Manager

(905) 361-0523 ext. 218
yoshithp@moyohcs.ca

Yoshith identifies as a queer, South Asian settler on this land. He goes by he/him pronouns and is a healthcare disruptor at heart. Equipped with formal education in Public Health and Clinical Medicine, he has navigated a variety of experiences supporting health communications, primary healthcare delivery and community health promotion programs. His experiences are shaped by the importance of centering community voices and working with communities to support health equity gains. His strategy for success is to value creativity, communication and collaboration while appreciating diverse perspectives, ideas and opinions. Building on the needs and wants of the communities he serve, he looks forward to collaborating with agencies, networks and community champions to develop knowledge and mobilize sustainable program delivery. Yoshith is currently working towards his Masters in Health Design with OCAD University

Jodh (he, him)
Men's Health Promotion Coordinator

(905) 361-0523 ext. 219
jodhs@moyohcs.ca

Jodh is passionate about improving the well-being of vulnerable communities. He comes to Moyo with a BSc in Psychology and has a background working with mental health and child protection services. He established www.fateh.info, an LGBTQ+ support service for Sikhs, and hopes to further develop this service in Canada. Jodh works in programming to support and enrich the lives of Gay, Bi, Trans, Queer Men who have Sex with Men (GBTQMSM). Outside of Moyo, Jodh spends his time investing in meaningful engagement and progression of queer and trans communities.

Joy (she, her)
African,Carribean and Black Programs Coordinator

905-361-0523 Ext. 216

joyn@moyohcs.ca

Joy is the African, Caribbean and Black Programs Coordinator here at Moyo and has been active in her community since 2009. At her core, she is a fried plantain enthusiast, social justice advocate and Beyoncé stan. She holds an honours diploma in Community Development from George Brown College as well as an honours Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science from the University of Toronto. Joy stands for Black and Indigenous liberation, queer, trans and disabled rights as well as Ghanaian jollof supremacy. In her spare time you’ll find her cuddling with her cat Butters, watching Insecure on HBO.

Allegra (she,her)
2SLGTBQ+ Special Projects Coordinator

905-361-0523

allegram@moyohcs.ca

Allegra is the 2SLGBTQ+ Special Projects Coordinator at Moyo Health & Community Services, coordinating the 2SLGBTQ+ Collaborative of Peel Region, which works to help improve the health and well-being of queer and trans folks in Peel through working with service providers.Prior to joining the team at Moyo, Allegra worked in a variety of different roles in the non-profit sector, including program development, training and facilitation, and youth work. Allegra is passionate about reproductive justice & sexual health and accessibility, and loves the ongoing process of learning and unlearning that comes with social justice work and activism.

Kaminda (she, her)
Newcomer Photovoice Project Coordinator

905-361-0523 Ext. 223

kamindam@moyohcs.ca

Kaminda is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier’s Public Health program (BASc) where she developed an undergraduate thesis reporting on the prevalence of HIV amongst African, Caribbean, and Black women in Southern Ontario. Kaminda is passionate about addressing the social determinants of health by bridging the gap between research findings and the health services available to marginalized communities.

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