Board members, all of whom are volunteers, serve a two-year term with a maximum of three consecutive terms. To help ensure that the Board never loses sight of the realities of living with HIV/AIDS, the Board always includes at least two individuals who are HIV positive.
Gavin Clark - Secretary
Gavin is Wealth Advisor, BMO Nesbitt Burns. He is responsible for providing high-net-worth individuals and families across Canada and internationally with comprehensive financial planning advice and solutions. He joined BMO in 2001 and assumed his present responsibilities in 2003. Prior to joining the bank, Gavin was managing director, fixed income, for the institutional clients of a major Canadian investment firm where he was instrumental in the creation and implementation of same-sex benefits.
Gavin has been involved and active in Toronto’s LGBT community for years. He assisted in creating BMO Pride, the LGBT employee resource group and is the currently chair of the group. He also is a co-chair of BMO’s Private Client Group Diversity Council and works with other Employee Resource Group Chairs to help inform the Bank's overall ERG strategy. He has served as a member of the 519 Church Street Community Centre and sat on the Casey House Development Committee and also has served on the Church-Wellesley Business Improvement Association
Hollie Devlin - President
Hollie became involved with Fife House in December 2012 as a member of the Board Governance Committee. As a senior healthcare leader, Hollie has extensive career experience with strategic direction, operations, finance, HR and marketing. She spent five years on the executive of the Board of Directors of the Out and Out Club, Toronto and currently serves on the Research Ethics Board at The Hospital for Sick Children. In January 2013, Hollie and her miniature poodle Stevie became a certified therapy team with the St John Ambulance Therapy Dog program. These days you’ll find Hollie and Stevie visiting with Fife House residents at the Tuesday breakfast club on the 12th floor rooftop deck.
Tyler Dykeman - Treasurer
In 2005, Tyler became an Officer for the Canadian Navy, in which he served 2 years as a Naval Reserve while getting his undergraduate degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. In 2008, Tyler graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and immediately started working for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Downtown Toronto. While at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Tyler specialized in public accounting for Entertainment and Technology Companies and obtained his CA in September of 2011. In October of 2011, Tyler joined PwC San Jose California for a 6 month contract to work for Venture Capitalist in Palo Alto. As of today Tyler has 4 full years of public accounting experience.
Gail has been involved in the community-based not for profit sector for over thirty years including HIV/AIDS, supportive housing, mental health and substance use. Gail has twenty years’ experience working front line at Casey House. She is a twenty year volunteer at Fife House and past board member and a member of the Board Governance Committee for many years. Prior to her work in HIV/AIDS, Gail worked for five years at Nellie’s Hostel for Women and was involved in the set-up of Margaret Frazer House, a high support residential setting for women with severe mental health issues. She served on this Board including Chair. Gail is a past board member of the Ontario AIDS Network and served on the Board of the Canadian AIDS Society for a total of 13 years, the last five as Chair of the board. She was on the Local Host board for the International Conference AIDS 2006 as Treasurer.
Colleen is currently the Clinical Practice Specialist with VHA Home Healthcare where she is involved in policy development and revision, clinical consultation and best practice development. She was formerly the Clinical Practice Specialist and Organizational Development Leader with Casey House and brings a wealth of experience with the issues of HIV/AIDS. Several recent presentations have focused on client-centred care in the community. Current committees and task force participation cover issues that include quality/risk management, ethics and patient-centred care. Colleen’s volunteer work has included Hill House Hospice and TEACH Anti-Homophobia workshops and she has been a member of the Fife House Development Committee since 2006.
John Joseph Mastandrea
The Rev. Dr. John Joseph Mastandrea became minister of spiritual growth and pastoral care development at Metropolitan United in 2000. John Joseph cut his teeth in the Etobicoke area of Toronto and now resides in Toronto, his "connection with the urban landscape, with the internal and eternal song."
He has Bachelor of Science, Master of Divinity and Master of Religious Education degrees, all from the University of Toronto, and graduated from the Master of Ministry of Arts and Spirituality program at Regis College in 2004. John Joseph completed his Doctorate from Chicago Theological Seminary, May 2010. Ordained in 1989, he is a certified Spiritual Director following in the footsteps of Ignatius Loyola and Teresa of Avila. He has served congregations from the Maritimes, Saskatchewan, northern Ontario and rural Quebec to urban and suburban parts of the Greater Toronto Area.
John Joseph's volunteer work for the church and community includes membership in the Toronto Area Interfaith Council, Police Chaplin to 51 Division, Membership in the Toronto Rotary and Chair of the World Aids Concert Committee a benefit for Casey House. Volunteer ministry has included positions as chairperson of the Worship and Liturgy Committee of Toronto Conference for four years, chairperson of the Mission Committee of Toronto South Presbytery, chairperson of the Planning and Development Committee and co-chairperson of the Christian Development Committee in York Presbytery north of Toronto, chairperson of the AIDS Committee of York Region since 1998, and member of the Pastoral Care Committee of York Central Hospital in Richmond Hill. He represented Canada as a delegate to the World Council of Churches in Geneva, Switzerland, in February 1990.
Duncan (Dan) Newport has been a Fife House volunteer since 1991. Dan joined the Board in June 1993 and was President in 1995 – 96. He has remained as a volunteer since, working on the Red Ribbon Campaign (now Performers for Life) and other fund raising events. Dan is a member of the Board Governance and Human Resource Committees. Dan is employed as an investigator with the Ministry of Consumer Services.
Born and educated in the UK, Robin became involved, in the early 1980s, as a volunteer with the London Lighthouse AIDS Hospice, the first of its kind in the world. It also offered many forms of drop-in support facilities for people living with HIV/AIDS. Robin recently retired from the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT) after 15 years as community support programs coordinator. He was responsible for coordinating and overseeing a variety of client-centred programs and volunteers, managed a client caseload, and organized seven community health forums annually. Robin sits on several committees and participates in an advisory capacity on a number of community professional working groups and is an active board member of Myrmex Housing. For the past five years he has been, and continues to be, a mentor with University College, University of Toronto student mentorship program, specifically in sexual diversity.
James Watson - Vice President
James Watson began his work in the HIV sector as a Peer Research Associate with the Positive Spaces Healthy Places (PSHP) study and now works as a community-based research coordinator and peer trainer at the Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN). James is currently coordinating a number of province wide studies including the Positive Spaces Healthy Places (PSHP) study and the Facilitators and Barriers to HIV-Related Health Research study. His ongoing work with Peer Research Associates (PRAs) has been integral to the creation of The Learning Exchange for HIV/AIDS Peer Researchers (LEAP), a website that provides high quality interactive educational modules to support the work of peer researchers (http://leap.ohtn.on.ca). He has presented at numerous conferences including the OHTN Research Conferences, AIDS 2008, CAHR and the North American Housing Summit in New Orleans. A paper he co-authored, “Between Skepticism and Empowerment: The experiences of Peer Research Assistants in HIV/AIDS, Housing and Homelessness Community-Based Research” was published in 2010 in the International Journal of Social Research Methodology and his paper “HIV Capacity Building: Reclaiming Our Confidence” was published in HIV Australia. He holds a BFA from the University of Windsor.
Linda Stewart - Ex-Officio, Past President
Keith Hambly - Ex-Officio, Executive Director