About

Board of Directors

My Furniture Bank is fortunate to have the services of a dedicated group of volunteers who provide leadership and strategic direction to the organization.

Nina Douglas
Chair
Nina graduated from the University of Toronto with a B.A. Hons. in Crime and Deviance, Sociology and Psychology. Having worked in a variety of positions, Nina is now a litigation legal assistant/law clerk currently working with a firm in Toronto. Nina is committed to community volunteerism and volunteers in various capacities, such as being a Girl Guide leader, a Director on the Board of Directors of Armagh House (third year of a six year term) and Chair/Treasurer of Friends of Cawthra Park.
Alwyn de Melo
Vice-Chair
Alex Vitorino
Treasurer
Alex currently works as a Financial Analyst at a material handling subsidiary of a Japanese conglomerate. He graduated with a B. Comm. International Accounting and Finance degree and is a CPA designation candidate. Alex is passionate about financial education and adding meaning to the numbers. After spending 2 years as the Accounting Administrator at the Mississauga Furniture Bank, he is excited to help facilitate the difference this organization makes within our community.
Lileath Claire
Secretary
Lileath Claire is a Senior Information Technology leader with 20+ years cumulative experience in driving business process engineering and service delivery across multiple industry sectors. She holds a Master of Science degree with specialization in Logistics & Global Supply Chain management from the University of Liverpool. A passionate advocate for the disadvantaged and homeless, in volunteer roles she gifts her project management, mentoring and leadership skills. In corporate and charitable environments, she is guided by a philosophy of commitment to service. A natural ‘Servant Leader’, her mission is to enrich the lives of individuals, build better organizations and ultimately create a more just & caring world.
Carolina Vitorino
Director
Carolina Vitorino is a Political Science graduate from McMaster University; specializing in issues such as human rights, international security, and public policy to name a few. In 2015, she completed a Volunteer Management Leadership Certificate through Humber College. Currently she is a Producer & Brand Engagement Ambassador for Coextinction who are working to save the endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales, Chinook Salmon and Salish Sea ecosystem. In addition to the Mississauga Furniture Bank, Carolina donates her time to the Human Rights Committee for the United Nations Association of Canada in Toronto, and as a Community Consultant for MP Sven Spengemann on the issue of plastics in our oceans and lakes. Carolina is passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of others, as well as our earth.
Chris Jean-Marie
Director
Richard Newman
Director
Stacy Yanchuk Oleksy
Director
Stacy is the Director of Education for a Canadian non-profit charity. She has a Master’s degree in Family Ecology, is a professional Coach and has served on boards throughout her career.