Janet London, Administrative
Coordinator | E-mail
Janet brings extensive experience in small business management to her role as an Administrative Coordinator at CWGHR.
Kate Murzin, Aging Initiatives Lead | E-mail
In July 2013, Kate transitioned into the position of Aging Initiatives Lead after joining CWGHR to work on the Equitable Access to Rehabilitation project. In this role, her objective is to build and nurture collaborative working relationships between the HIV, aging and/or chronic illness sectors leading to joint initiatives which improve the health and quality of life of people and communities aging with HIV. Kate was previously Group Programs Coordinator at the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT) and played an integral role in developing, implementing and evaluating a programing on HIV and aging. Kate has experience in health promotion program planning, health communications and policy advocacy. She is also a trained group facilitator and has experience in adult education. Kate studied biomedical sciences and will soon receive her Masters of Public Health degree from the University of Toronto.
Catherine Nasije, Project Assistant | E-mail
Catherine has been working with CWGHR since September 2008. She holds a BS degree in Applied Computer Science from Ryerson University.
Wendy Porch, Disability Specialist and Education Coordinator
Wendy is on parental leave until April 14 2014
Before joining CWGHR in January 2011, Wendy was a Research Fellow in the Accessibility in Educational Media group at the Institute of Educational Technology, Open University UK. Prior to this, Wendy was a Research & Development project coordinator at the Adaptive Technology Resource Centre at the University of Toronto. Wendy has also worked at ARCH Legal Aid Clinic and InfoAbility, an information and referral service for vulnerable adults in Ontario. Wendy was also a community facilitator for the Building Bridges Project. Wendy has an M. Ed in Counselling Psychology from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto.
Manna Tang, Finance Manager | E-mail
Joining CWGHR in March 2011, Manna will focus on strengthening financial management in her role as Finance Manager. Previously, Manna has worked with several non-profit health care organizations, such as Regent Park Community Health Centre and Sherbourne Health Centre, overseeing financial operations. Manna is a professional member of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants, Australia (ICMA) and a full member of South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA). She holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Leicester, UK.
Stephen G. Tattle, Acting Executive Director | E-mail
Stephen joined CWGHR on a part-time basis in September 2013 as a Program Consultant and transitioned into the Acting Executive Director role in December 2013. He has been involved with CWGHR since its inception, having attended the organization’s founding meeting in Quebec City in 1998. He served on the CWGHR Board of Directors for 10 years, the last 3 of which he filled the role of Co-Chair. Stephen is a Registered Nurse with a Master of Science in Nursing Science from the University of Toronto. Over a 30 year career he has worked across the healthcare continuum in the hospital and community sectors, the last 8 years of which he was Vice President Programs and Chief Nurse Executive at Bridgepoint Health in Toronto. He has also been an active member of the Canadian Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (CANAC) since its establishment.
Tammy C. Yates,
Coordinator of Episodic Disabilities Initiatives (a.i.) | E-mail
Tammy joined the CWGHR Team in January 2013. She has worked for over ten years in the field of program management. Prior to joining CWGHR, Tammy was the National Program Manager of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Trinidad & Tobago Branch Office. She has extensive experience in Gender & Development and Sexual & Reproductive Health, including HIV/AIDS, having worked previously as a Program Officer with the Secretariat of the Caribbean Regional Network of Persons Living With HIV (CRN+) and serving as Chair of the Theme Group on Gender of the United Nations System in Trinidad & Tobago. She is a graduate of Wolfson College, Cambridge University, England and the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad.
Elisse Zack, Executive Director
Elisse is on Leave of Absence
Elisse has been the Executive Director of CWGHR since 1998. She has been in the field of HIV/AIDS since 1994, initially working with the Canadian AIDS Society for four years to coordinate a national project on HIV and tuberculosis. Elisse has a Master’s Degree in Management with a focus on the non-profit sector and a Master’s Degree in Education with a focus on Adult Education.