Our Current Board of Directors:
Grace Patenall, (Chair) is a mother to a daughter and 2 sons. She has been practicing law for 20 years and, when she is not taking her children to one of their many extra-curricular activities, enjoys exercise, reading and spending time outside. She cherishes time with her family and loves being part of the East York community. Grace joined our board in 2012.
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.
Meredith Briglio first joined the EECC community as a participant, attending programs with her two children. She is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). 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.
Rachael Owen-Worden is a mom to a 8yr old girl and 5 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.
Vanessa Stevenson has been attending EECC programs since 2016 and joined the board in May 2018. She is a mother of three and a full-time lawyer at Intact Insurance. In her spare time, Vanessa reads for her monthly book club, travels, and spends time with her family.
Tina Lines is parent to an active seven year old. She has worked within the not-for-profit sector for more than 15 years, and specializes in program and fund development. She is passionate about child-centered programs locally and internationally. Tina joined our board in 2014.
Rita Renaud is the mother of an infant. She has been attending EECC program and joined the board in May 2022. She works as a sales compliance regulator within the financial and securities industry. During her spare time, she enjoys travelling, meditating, reading and learning new languages.