Meet Our Remarkable Team Members

At Times Change, we wholeheartedly appreciate the diversity and unwavering passion that each employee, volunteer, and leadership team member contributes. As a non-profit organization, we understand that the diversity within our team and their shared commitment to our vision are fundamental to our capacity to provide employment services for women.

The Times Change Collective

EDUCATIONAL COUNSELLOR/MANAGER
Diana Bahr
COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST/MANAGER
Katie Didyk
EMPLOYMENT COUNSELLOR/MANAGER
​​Karen Hoffman-Zak
EMPLOYMENT COUNSELLOR/MANAGER
Shiva Maleki
EMPLOYER SERVICE CONSULTANT/MANAGER
​Meg Mathur
COMPUTER SUPPORT COORDINATOR/MANAGER
Kary McIntosh
OPERATIONS COORDINATOR/MANAGER
Christine Sweeton
IT SPECIALIST/MANAGER
​Song Sha
EMPLOYMENT COUNSELLOR/MANAGER
Lydia Stouten

Our Dedicated Support Staff

ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR
Kayla Alvarado
PROGRAM COORDINATOR - WOMEN BREAKING BARRIERS
Larysa Grant
EMPLOYMENT COUNSELLOR
Denise Mailoux-Alves
IT SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN
Nilam Keshwala
JOB DEVELOPER ASSISTANT
​​Victoria Aspiotis
INTAKE & OUTREACH COORDINATOR
Adriana Nijhar
CARING CONNECTION OW COORDINATOR
Taylor DeLaurentis
PROGRAM COORDINATOR - EMPLOYMENT ESSENTIALS
Morgan deMolitor
CLIENT SUPPORT WORKER
​​Alicia Edmunds
JOB DEVELOPER
Leandra Ward

Our Visionary Board of Directors

PRESIDENT
Rebecca Hazell
Rebecca is a passionate equity advocate dedicated to improving women's quality of life in Toronto, particularly those facing persistent and intersecting barriers to education and employment. She is currently the Director of Programs at a GTA-based non-profit that delivers innovative computer science education programming to girls across Canada. Her diverse professional experience includes conflict management, career education, and the development of mentorship programming for underserved youth. She holds an M.Ed in Adult Education and Community Development, certification in Alternative Dispute Resolution, and an M.Phil in Popular Literature.
VICE-PRESIDENT
Riannon John
Riannon John is a senior communications professional with over a dozen years of experience working in major Canadian non-profit organizations and a leading global communications agency. She has worked extensively in corporate brand and reputation, stakeholder engagement, executive positioning, employee experience and change management. Riannon is passionate about gender equity, anti-racism and anti-oppression work and is committed to giving back to the community.
TREASURER
Jessica Budd
Jessica is a CPA, CA and has worked as a professional accountant focusing on the mining industry for the last 12 years. She is currently the Director of Finance at a public mining company. Before that, Jessica spent ten years at KPMG, most recently as a senior manager in the audit practice. Before joining the Times Change Board, Jessica spent four years as the Board Treasurer for a non-profit organization focused on adult literacy. She believes strongly in the mission of Times Change and looks forward to contributing to the organization's work.
DIRECTOR
Myriam Gafarou
​Myriam is an Associate Partner with Ernst and Young. Prior to rejoining Ernst and Young, she was a director at Price Waterhouse Coopers. Myriam provides corporate clients with cost optimization solutions around their third parties. Myriam is a supporter of community services and has volunteered with many organizations over the years. Whether at work or in the community, she believes in the power of teaming and thinking outside the box. Myriam holds a joint honours B.A. in economics and finance from McGill University and a Master's in construction finance from Cornell University.​
DIRECTOR
​Anna Trichilo
​Anna is a seasoned executive with nearly 30 years of experience in various human resource leadership roles with GE Canada and GE International. Throughout her career, Anna developed expertise in all facets of the HR function, including strategy, labour relations, organizational design, talent development, succession planning, compensation and benefits design, and governance. She recently formed her consulting business and continued her association with GE by providing comprehensive investigation expertise in workplace harassment, compliance policies, HR processes, restructuring, leadership integrity and conflicts of interest. Anna holds an Honours B.A. (Psychology) from York University and a Master's Degree in Industrial Relations (HR Management) from the University of Toronto.
DIRECTOR
Mandie Abrams
Mandie Abrams is the Executive Director of the Hospitality Workers Training Centre (HWTC), an award-winning workforce development initiative in Toronto, Canada. Before moving to Toronto, Mandie worked for the Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations on leadership and non-profit workforce development. Throughout her career, she has been involved in community development, organizational policy and program development, capacity building, training and facilitation and fund development activities. Mandie holds a Master's Degree in Public Policy and Administration with a concentration in International Development from Rutgers University and a Certificate in Strategic Leadership and Innovation from the Schulich School of Business. Mandie has worked in over six countries, several Canadian provinces, and in Canada's Arctic.
DIRECTOR
Dianne Wendling
Dianne joined the Times Change board in March of 2023. She has volunteered at Times Change for five years, first at our front desk for a year and then as a resume clinic advisor. Dianne brings over 25 years of experience in the field of Human Resources. She holds her CHRP and CHRL designations and has had many high-level positions, including an HR Manager for an investment firm, a Training Coordinator for Bombardier Aerospace, and senior recruitment roles for small and large institutions such as CIBC and Plan Canada. Dianne is the product of hard-working immigrant parents who came to Canada, creating an early welcome to diversity and a spirit of philanthropy. Dianne supports various charitable organizations and leans into her passion for assisting women in their career goals.
DIRECTOR
Hei Yen
Hai Yen Nguyen, CPA, MSc. International Economics, brings extensive financial expertise from diverse roles in the public and private sectors, currently advising the municipal government. Dedicated to implementing sound financial strategies for Times Change Board's sustainability and growth, she actively shapes its long-term direction. Recognized for significant contributions in World Trade Organization negotiations, she is an MS Excel enthusiast and advocate for innovation. Her personal motto, "Dare to Excel," reflects her commitment to empowering women in their careers.
DIRECTOR
Gaeby Abrahams
Gaeby is a skilled analytical thinker with a special talent for balancing big-picture, strategic objectives and day-to-day, operational details. She currently works at an international consulting firm where she specializes in arts, culture, and heritage projects. Her varied professional background includes arts administration, cultural events, and food media. As a past Times Change client, she knows first-hand what a difference the organization makes in women's lives. ​