Board of Directors
Mala Persaud, President
Mala Persaud is a Human Resources (HR) Strategic Planner with the provincial government. Prior to joining the public service, she worked in the private sector primarily in the field of compensation, benefits and HR Information management. She holds a Masters Certificate as a Business Analyst from York University and has worked more that 25 years in the HR field. She looks forward to being actively involved in her role as a board member and believes that women are the untapped resources for the future and is very interested in how Times Change helps women to become more marketable to employers. Mala joined the Board in 2010.
Sarah Woods, Vice-President
Sarah Woods is a Researcher at the Child Development Centre, a children's mental health agency. Serving most recently as Secretary, Sarah has been a member of the Times Change board since 2011. In addition to her work at
the Child Development Institute, Sarah has experience working in the non-profit sector with youth and adults in education, employment, criminal justice, and newcomer services in management, project management and research roles. Sarah studied at the University of Guelph and holds a M.A.
in Criminology and Criminal Justice Policy and a BAS with a minor in Psychology and Criminal Justice and Public Policy. Understanding the importance of the services Times Change provides for women, Sarah looks forward to her continued involvement with Times Change and assisting women achieve equity and self-efficacy.
Ann Patterson, Secretary
Ann Patterson is starting her first year as a member of the Board of Directors. She studied at the University of Toronto and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree before receiving her designation as a Certified General Accountant. Ann has worked in the accounting field for many years, and has been employed in the not-for-profit sector for over twenty years with three different organizations. She has friends who have utilized the services of Times Change in the past and is looking forward to her involvement with the board, knowing that valuable assistance is provided to women in the Greater Toronto Area in order to find meaningful and rewarding employment.
Susan Fralick, Treasurer
Susan Fralick is a Certified General Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from McMaster University. She has worked in the accounting field for 15 years, primarily in the private sector as an Accounting Manager. In her third year serving on the Board for Times Change she looks forward to contributing to the Times Change mission, supporting women in finding satisfying ways to earn a living.
Gillian Godfrey, Director
has recently joined the Times Change Board after serving for many years on a
City of Toronto Board. She has a B.A. Honours, Geography degree from Queen’s
University. Gillian attended a Times Change workshop when looking for a career
change after working in the commercial real estate appraisal industry for many
years. She is currently self-employed in the horticulture industry. Gillian
looks forward to her future involvement with Times Change; from personal
experience she knows the valuable services the organization can provide for
Tracey holds a B.Comm, Co-op from Memorial University, and an MBA from Dalhousie University. She is a business development and marketing sales professional with close to 20 years of private and public sector experience. In her current role as Business Manager with a national broadcaster, Tracey oversees the sales and marketing of the organization’s transmitter assets. Prior to her career in broadcasting she spent a number of years as a business development manager assisting women in the start up and management of small business enterprises in rural Newfoundland and in economic development and planning. Tracey strongly believes that women should be empowered and supported in their goal of finding meaningful life work and welcomes the opportunity to work in collaboration with Times Change board and staff as they help women do just that!
Gina Jeneroux, Director
Gina Jeneroux joined the Board of Directors in 2012. She has worked in the financial services industry for more than 25 years, and specializes in strategy and communications. Gina holds an MBA from Dalhousie University and is passionate about lifelong learning and the role of Times Change in helping women enhance their skills and find rewarding work.
Marina Paleka, Director
Marina Paleka is a Human Resources Project Manager and has been working in the finance industry for the past four years. She has extensive Project Management experience with a strong focus on implementation and delivery. Marina holds an undergraduate degree in Administrative & Commercial Studies (focus in HR) and a minor in Psychology from
the University of Western Ontario. She has also obtained her Masters Certificate in Project Management from Schulich, York University. Her personal story is what drives her passion for Times Change and her extensive involvement in the community.
Maureen Spencer, Director
Maureen Spencer has been a volunteer at Times Change both on the front desk and helping clients through the drop in resume clinic. She also represents Times Change in the United Way Speakers Bureau. Maureen was a Senior Human Resources Consultant at the City of Toronto for 28 years and retired in 2009. She holds a B.A. Special Studies Sociology
degree from the University of Leeds, England and a Masters in Adult Education from the University of Toronto. She chose to volunteer at Times Change because of her background in human resources and employment equity and realized that she had been a client of the agency when it started in 1974. She looks forward to participating in the agency's governance. Maureen joined the Board in 2011.
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