Board of Directors | Red Door Family Shelter

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors provides strategic direction and establishes the operating policies of the Red Door. The Board is comprised of volunteers with a range of skills and lived experiences. Board members are elected at the Annual General Meeting.

Members of the Board of Directors:

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Arielle Loeb,  President and Chair

Arielle Loeb is a senior marketing executive with experience growing brands across a range of industries in Canada, the US and globally. She is currently the Senior Director of International Marketing at Affirm. Arielle holds a MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in French and American Studies from Amherst College.  Arielle first got involved in the Red Door Family Shelter as a weekly volunteer at the Violence Against Women (VAW) shelter, and was inspired by the families she connected with and wanted to further her involvement at the Board of Directors level.
 
 

Bryan Good

Bryan Good,  Vice-Chair

Bryan Good is a Senior Director in Enterprise Programs & Delivery Excellence at CIBC. He is an experienced program management, consulting and information technology executive, currently focused on leading the CIBC Square initiative. He was previously at BMO Financial Group in a number of senior IT roles, including Head of IT Strategy & Planning for the bank, and Head of Applications for Harris Bank. He has also lived in the US, where he worked at Razorfish and KPMG Consulting.  He has a MBA from Queen's University, where he graduated top of his class, and a BSc from McGill University.  Bryan was previously on the Board of Habitat for Humanity Toronto, and is passionate about helping families find a safe place to live in the community. After serving as a board member, Bryan is excited to now be the Vice-Chair of the board and continue his time with the Red Door Family Shelter team.

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Shikha Gandhi, Treasurer

Shikha is Purolator’s VP Finance, Corporate Services.  She joined Purolator in July 2017 from Deloitte LLP, where she held successive roles, the most recent of which was Senior Manager, Accounting and Transaction Advisory. During her tenure at Deloitte, Shikha held an interim role as Financial Controller and was also afforded the opportunity of international experience, stationed in the United Kingdom, the United States and Australia. Initially acquiring her Bachelor of Arts, Accountancy from the University of Waterloo, Shikha holds a Master of Accounting from the University of Waterloo and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.  As a child of immigrants, Shikha is committed to helping families in having access to resources so that they can live their lives with grace and dignity.

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Marissa Andersson

Marissa Andersson has dedicated her professional career to learning, because she believes fundamentally that learning can change lives. Currently with Home Depot Canada, Marissa has held senior roles across industries and learning functions. Marissa strives to reignite curiosity and the passion that we all innately have to explore, learn, and grow. Marissa also serves as the co-chair of Orange Pride, Home Depot Canada’s associate resource group for LGBTQ2SIA+ associates and allies. Marissa holds a MEd from OISE University of Toronto, BEd from Brock University, and a BA in Political Science from York University. When Marissa was young, her Mother (a teacher), would talk about the Red Door as a place where they help children and their families go to be safe from danger. The understanding that safety comes first before learning can happen, and the image of families passing through a big red door to safety stayed with Marissa, and now she is honoured to serve those families as a board member.

Carina Chan

Carina Chan

Carina Chan is a lawyer practicing family law at Burrison Hudani Doris LLP.  Carina has Master of Social Work and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of Toronto.  During her studies, Carina worked and volunteered at various community organizations, including the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic, the Ontario Justice Education Network, and Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada.  Carina was also a summer law student and articling student at the Office of the Children’s Lawyer, where she represented children in custody/access, child protection, and civil litigation cases.  Carina is passionate about issues affecting children and youth and is excited to support the Red Door Family Shelter in providing hope and housing resources to families in Toronto. 

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Mira Lyonblum

Mira is a dynamic facilitator and youth programming specialist, with a passion for leading trainings on anti-oppressive models and radical inclusivity. Most recently the Research and Program Development Specialist at the WE Movement, Mira is currently developing a national youth program strategy to address domestic food insecurity and malnutrition as National Program Manager at Action Against Hunger. She was educated at the University of Toronto, the University of Jerusalem, and Saint Mary's University, and loves to bring people and organizations together to collaborate on innovative solutions to community challenges.

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Nahida Mohamed

Nahida Mohamed is VP, Strategic Initiatives for the Argus Group, a multiline insurance and financial services company. Nahida owns the strategic roadmap and delivery for growth in North America in addition to program and project management. She was previously at Capital One Canada in various digital and customer operations roles.  She specializes in digital transformation and strategic delivery.  She was educated at York University and holds certifications in project and product management along with change management.  Nahida understands the struggle of poverty-stricken families and is passionate about giving back and helping those in need.  She is very excited about being involved with Red Door and the incredible work they do for the community.

Crystal Ram 

Crystal Ram is a consultant with extensive experience in a global professional services firm, focused on driving scalability, profitability, and social impact in the public and private sectors. As a trusted advisor and dynamic project manager, Crystal has experience with process optimization, due diligence, governance and compliance, investor reporting (including environmental, social and governance disclosures), capital market transactions (including M&A and public offerings), and brand/marketing.  Crystal is a Chartered Professional Accountant with a Hon. BBA from the Schulich School of Business. Crystal joined the Red Door Board of Directors because she is passionate about providing critical support to those in need of healing and helping the most vulnerable in our society rebuild their lives.

Greg Sheldrake

Greg Sheldrake

Greg Sheldrake is an experienced financial services professional currently working for JPMorgan Chase. Greg has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, both from Queen’s University. Greg previously volunteered with Red Door as a member of the Building a Community of Hope Campaign Cabinet, to raise funds for the new family shelter which opened in June 2021. He is proud to be a local resident in a community that is so supportive of this wonderful organization helping transform the lives of homeless families. 

To contact the Board of Directors please direct all materials to the following address:

c/o Red Door Family Shelter
21 Carlaw Ave.
Toronto, ON
M4M 2R6

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