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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Tee Garnett
Vice-Chair

Tee Garnett is 6th generation Canadian and is the descendent of John Henry who was an escape slave that arrived at the Great Lakes Black Settlement in Collingwood Ontario in 1831. Tee has been developing human rights based equity and inclusion policies and services with marginalized communities for over two decades.  They are the current Inaugural Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Executive Lead & Strategic Advisor with SickKids Children Hospital.Tee is committed to walking the talk, thus continues to volunteer 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.

Tee is the sole proprietor of Providence International EDI Consulting (www.picequity.com) and has supported various levels of 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.  Tee is the first Black woman hired into an executive role in a health institution; she is the current Inaugural EDI Executive Lead & Strategic Advisor for SickKids Hospital

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

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                      

 

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)
Harm Reduction Program Manager

(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 serves, 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.

Adam (he,him)
Harm Reduction Program Manager

(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.

Nat (they/them)
Harm Reduction Outreach Supervisor

 

(905)361-0523 ext. 222

nataliek@moyohcs.ca

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

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

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.

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.

Denyelle Fraser (she,her)
Women's Community Development Coordinator

Denyelle Fraser uses she/her pronouns and is the Women's Community Development Coordinator at Moyo HCS. She holds an honors degree in Political Science with a minor in Social Justice and Inclusive communities from McMaster University. She is also pursuing a Master of Arts in Social Justice and Community Justice from Wilfred Laurier University. She is passionate about anti-racism and anti-oppression education. In addition, she enjoys watching re-runs of classic reality tv shows, scrolling on Twitter and organizing community-based programs, events, projects, etc.

Kemar Brown
Newcomer and Women’s Program Supervisor

289-544-7948

kemarb@moyohcs.ca

Kemar has over 10 years of experience working with newcomers in the non profit ASO sector. Her longest serving role to date has been in Settlement which has helped her to gain exceptional immigration and settlement skills. As an ally Kemar does amazing work supporting and advocating for PHA/LGBTQ+ newcomers. She is very vocal when speaking out against stigma, homophobia, trans phobia and discrimination. She comes with an educational background in Social Work and Immigration Consultant. Kemar’s favourite colour is pink and she enjoys reading a good book.

Zan Thompson
Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator

 905-361-0523

specialprojects6@moyohcs.ca

Zan is an MBA graduate with a focus in management and entrepreneurship from the Huizenga School of Business in Fort Lauderdale, FL, and works as the Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator at Moyo.

He collaborates with equity-seeking groups as well as 2SLGBTQ+ and African Caribbean Black serving agencies to develop their capacity to understand the systemic relationships of HIV and other STBBis with gender identity, sexual orientation and race.He also leads the planning, implementation, and evaluation of Gender Queer Cafe and Gender Journey sessions with community partners and community members.. 

 

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