Board of Directors

Our Current Board of Directors: (bear with us during updates!)

Grace Patenall (Chair)

Stefanie McPherson, Secretary is passionate fundraising leader with an eye for strategic brand alignment.  For over a decade, she has managed corporate relationships with some of SickKids’ largest partners, driving engagement and fundraising results to further the mission of SickKids. She has extensive experience in developing retail and cause campaigns, inspiring employee groups and consumers alike, through national programs and local activations.  Today, she leads the Core Corporate Team at SickKids Foundation, working with companies to activate their purpose, deliver positive business impact and transform child health.  Stefanie holds an Honours Business Administration Degree from Wilfrid Laurier University.  She attended EECC programs when her children were babies and joined our board in 2014.

Daniel Segal, Treasurer is a father of two young children residing in the Woodbine-Danforth area for more than 8 years. He is a entrepreneurial millennial with an interest in real-estate. Daniel is CPA-CGA and is the director of HandyTax Inc., a tax service for disabled Canadians and their families.  Daniel joined EECC’s board in 2015.

Tina Lines,

Meredith Briglio first joined the EECC community as a participant, attending programs with her two children.  Prior to staying home with them full-time, she developed employee communications with focuses on engagement and recruitment.  In the fall of 2019, she begins the Clinical Training component of her International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) designation, completing her Clinical Training through the Newman Breastfeeding Clinic at the International Breastfeeding Centre.  In her spare time, Meredith enjoys staying active, cooking and eating delicious food with her family and friends.  She joined the Board in May 2017.

Sloane Bernard,

Rosalyn Wise,

Vanessa Stevenson,

Jessica Grant is a mother to a very active (almost) 3 year old who loves EECC and periodically takes it upon himself to co-lead songs during circle time.  She is a lawyer in private practice focusing in civil litigation.  Jessica joined the board in Summer 2018.

Sarah Shody,

Craig Smith

Rachael Owen-Worden is a mom to a 6yr old girl and 3 yr old boy. Both kids have enjoyed the programs at EECC. Rachael has been a Realtor in the GTA for over 16 years. When she has a spare minute she enjoys baking, crochet and reading. Rachael joined the board in 2018.