To reach a Case or Program Coordinator or other front line staff member, please call our main line at 416-205-9888 and you will be directed to the right individual.
Phone: 416-205-9888 x259
Nadine Sookermany (she/her) comes to this work as an educator, community activist, parent, partner and advocate for all things political (which of course, is always personal). She is the former Executive Director of Women’s Health Clinic, a community health center that delivers quality patient-centered care through a feminist lens in Winnipeg, Canada. She brings decades of senior leadership experience in the non-profit sector to her work in the area of community health, equity and accessibility. She holds a Women’s Studies and Political Science degree from the University of Manitoba, along with the completion of graduate courses at the University of Toronto ¬ Ontario Institute of Studies in Education (OISE). She previously held the position of professor with the Assaulted Women’s and Children’s Counsellor/Advocate and Social Service programs at George Brown College in Toronto. She is incredibly passionate about her work in anti-violence, harm reduction, community-based health, and reproductive justice. Her intersectional, feminist lens rooted in anti-racism and anti-colonialism and passion has guided her work as an advocate and social justice leader for over 25 years.
Director of Finance and Administration
Phone: 416-205-9888 x240
Sam Katz, CFRE
Director of Development and Communications
Phone: 416-205-9888 x241
Sam (He/Him) joined Fife House Foundation in 2014. He began his career with Fife House as the Manager of Events and Corporate Giving, and then served as the Development Manager. Now, as the Director of Development and Communications, Sam leads a highly creative team that continues to transform Fife House’s fundraising and brand recognition. Sam was responsible for the creation of Shady Queens, which is now in its 5th year and has raised over $500,000 for Fife House. Prior to Fife House, Sam was the Capital Campaign Manager of the Leo Baeck Day School, where he successfully led a $15 million campaign to build a new campus. “I am honoured to lead the fundraising and communication activities for such a unique and innovative organization. I continue to be inspired by our clients, volunteers and staff to come up with creative solutions to address the ever-changing needs of our clients. Together, we are making a difference!” Sam is a graduate of York University and received his Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation in 2019. He currently sits on the board of two non-profit organizations: Community One Foundation and the LGBT Giving Network. Sam is an animal lover, reader, gamer and enjoys traveling across the world.
Director of Research and Evaluation
Phone: 416-205-9888 x225
Dr. Amrita Ahluwalia (She/Her) joined Fife House Foundation in 2005. She began her career with Fife House as the Research Coordinator. Now, as the Director of Research and Evaluation, Dr. Ahluwalia leads the Research projects and Evaluation activities at Fife House. Dr. Ahluwalia has been working on community-based research projects since 2005. She has been a Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator in a number of research studies related to HIV and Housing. Some of her more recent research project have been: Youth, HIV and Housing Study; Women, HIV and Aging Study and Transitional Housing Study. She has worked on international project for prevention and control of HIV/AIDS funded by UNAIDS and Government of India, which involved collaboration and partnership development with not-for-profit sector. She worked as NGO Advisor, for the Chandigarh State AIDS Control Society, India from 1998-2002. In Canada, after studying Non-Profit and Voluntary Sector Management at Ryerson in 2004 she joined the AIDS Committee of York Region as Community Development Coordinator, and thereafter as Organizational Development Consultant in 2005. Dr. Ahluwalia obtained her PhD degree in Sociology in 2003 from Panjab University having worked on the subject `Living with HIV/AIDS `- A Study in Social Phenomenology.
Director, Ontario Harm Reduction Network
Phone: 416-205-9888 x232
Nick (He/Him) joined Fife House Foundation in 2008. He began his time at Fife House as the Provincial Trainer with the Ontario HIV and Substance Use Training Program. Now, as the Director of the Ontario Harm Reduction Network, Nick leads a small team that supports harm reduction efforts across Ontario by providing learning, training and networking opportunities to health and social service providers and supporting a network of 90 front-line harm reduction workers across the province. Prior to Fife House, Nick worked with Canadian Blood Services, as a Research Assistant in the Department of National Epidemiology and Surveillance, was the Volunteer Coordinator at the Terry Fox Foundation Ontario office, and started his career in harm reduction with the AIDS Committee of Toronto, serving as the Gay Men’s Harm Reduction Coordinator, where he lead community based outreach in Toronto’s Gay Nightlife scene. Nick graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Science in Neuropsychology. He is a member of Ontario’s Opioid Emergency Task Force, is past chair of the City of Toronto’s Drug Prevention Grants and is a current board member with Addictions and Mental Health Ontario. Nick (still) loves going dancing to house/techno/drum & bass, gets his Zen time maintaining an aquarium and, being from England originally, loves his Marmite on toast.
Program Director, AIDS Bereavement and Resiliency Program of Ontario
Phone: 416-205-9888 x224
Thomas Egdorf (He/Him) joined the AIDS Bereavement and Resiliency Program of Ontario (ABRPO) in 2018. ABRPO is housed at Fife House Foundation. As the Director of the program, he is responsible for the day to day operations including developing and delivering workshop to organizations experiencing on-going multiple loss and complex grief; and adapting and planning for the future including moving ABRPO materials on-line. Prior to working at ABRPO, Thomas held a variety of positions at local, regional and national AIDS Service Organizations. Over the past 26 years, he has presented on a range of topics including: grief and loss; biomedical aspects of HIV and Hep C; leadership; communication; organizational governance; nutrition and cooking skills; and many other topics. “I have a passion for life long learning and facilitating the learning of others” In 2010, Thomas was inducted into the Ontario AIDS Network Honour Roll and recognized for his leadership.
Manager of Residential Programs
Phone: 416-205-9888 x138
Manager of the Huntley Transitional Program and Homeless Initiatives
Phone: 416-205-9888 x226
Julian Munsayac (He/Him) joined Fife House Foundation in 2006. Julian began his career with Fife House as a student at the Hastings Transitional Housing Program, and then served as a Residential Support Worker at the Transitional Housing Program. Eventually becoming the Case Coordinator of Sherbourne & Intake. Julian was seconded to Woodgreen Community Housing for one year as a Housing Manager. Now, as the Manager of Huntley Transitional Housing Program & Homeless Initiatives, Julian leads the Huntley Transitional Program, Homeless Outreach Program and Personal Supports & Care Planning Program at Seaton House. Julian is very proud that he has been a part of the growth at Fife House and that he has been included in the development of two Transitional Housing Programs. “It’s funny that pirates were always going around searching for treasure and they never realized that the real treasure was the fond memories they were creating.”
Manager of Community Programs, Peer Engagement, and Volunteers
Phone: 416-205-9888 x227
Michael (He/Him) joined Fife House Foundation in 2019. As the Manager of Community Programs, Peer Engagement and Volunteers, and works with Fife House’s Peers, volunteers of all levels (including the Board of Directors and Corporate partnerships), placement students, community development and food services portfolios, community partners, and residents of all Fife House’s locations. Michael is a graduate of Ryerson University’s Social Work program and George Brown College’s Community Worker program. Prior to that, he graduated from Western University and Fanshawe College working as an event planner. He has worked in Toronto’s HIV/AIDS Service Organization (ASO) field for almost ten years with youth from vulnerable populations and people living with HIV. As a former public speaker and sexual health educator, Michael has been involved in a number of documentaries, TV and radio interviews, conferences and events speaking on a variety of topics from marginalized youth issues, HIV related social injustices, racialized youth incarceration, sexual health related issues, the negative impacts of HIV criminalization, HIV stigma, the importance of being an ally, etc. He considers himself a sex-positive postmodern feminist and has spent half of his life sharing information about safer sex, healthier/more fulfilling relationships, and dissecting issues of racism and attitudes of privilege. Michael has a vested interest in health, women and trans rights, equity over equality, and access to medication and health care. He enjoys reading, volunteering, travelling, 90’s & British TV shows and cleaning.
Manager of Human Resources
Phone: 416-205-9888 x216
Diane (She/Her) joined Fife House Foundation in January 2020. As the Human Resources Manager she acts as a key business partner across the agency, and works closely with the Executive Director and other Managers on a wide range of critical human resource functions including recruiting, onboarding/off boarding, employee relations, professional development and health and safety management. Diane has 16 years of progressive Human Resource Management/Development experience in the public and private sectors. She is a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) and holds a Masters in Human Resources Development from the University of the West Indies and Bachelors in Human Resources Management from the University of Technology. “As a new role (HR Manager) to Fife House, I am excited to lead the human resources portfolio, develop and implement the requisite systems to ensure equity and fairness across the organization, as well as aid Fife House in achieving its strategic objectives. It is commendable that the leadership has identified that people are one of their greatest assets and saw the need for the introduction of a designated human resources department.” Diane’s activities outside of Fife House includes teaching in the Business Foundation program at a private College, volunteering as a Human Resources Director at a Humane Society and volunteering as a member of the Registration Committee for the Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA) in Toronto. She enjoys travelling, connecting with friends, dining out and spending time with her family.
Coordinator - Integrated Access for HIV/AIDS Housing and Supports Program
Phone: 416-205-9888 x235
Margaret (She/Her) joined Fife House Foundation in 2010. For the past 9 years she has worked in the Homeless Outreach Program in the following positions: Homeless Outreach Worker, Support, Outreach and Partnership Enhancement Pilot Coordinator and Coordinator of the Coordinated Access to HIV/AIDS Housing & Support Initiative. Now, as the Coordinator of Integrated Access for HIV/AIDS Housing and Supports Program, Margaret is responsible for managing the following programs: Homeless Outreach Program, Coordinated Access, the Housing Help Drop-in Program and the Peer Housing Help and Health Navigation Program. “Through my years with the Fife House Homeless Outreach Program I have helped so many people living with HIV access housing. Housing helped the people I worked with change their lives for the better. I feel honoured to be part of that change.” Margaret graduated from the University of Toronto with an Hon. B.A. in Sociology and Criminology and graduated from George Brown College with a Social Service Worker diploma. Margaret is a single mom and loves spending time with her family.