Kristine Carbis
Kristine Carbis Treasurer
I have lived in Newmarket since 1995 and am a single parent of my son who went to school in Newmarket through all of his school years. I have been an Anti-Poverty Activist and Community Resource Liaison since November 2004. I help individuals and families to connect to resources and services that may assist them with the challenges they are facing. Accessibility advocate since 2010. Leading Women Building Communities Award Recipient in Spring of 2015 Community Member of York Region District School Board (YRDSB) Equity and Inclusivity Advisory Committee (EIAC) since March 2012. Equity and Inclusivity Advisory Committee, Classism Sub Committee Chair and Facilitator of Community Conversations on Classism and Poverty in January and February 2018 Organized and facilitated multiple presentations on classism and poverty for YRDSB Equity Symposiums, Quests and Parent Symposiums, Ministry of Education training seminars on poverty awareness Active Board Member of Social Planning Council of York Region since 2014, serving as Treasurer for the past 3 years Member of Tenant Reference Group with Housing York Inc. from Spring 2008 to Summer 2019 On steering and implementation committee of first ever Social Audit in York Region in 2010. The summary, “BEHIND THE MASKS” – Testimonials from Those Marginalized by Income – A Report on the Interfaith Social Assistance Reform Coalition (ISARC) Social Audit in York Region on April 20, 2010”, was submitted to ISARC and much of the report was included in their book, “Persistent Poverty: Voices from the Margins, 2010”.
Yvonne Kelly
Yvonne Kelly Co-Chair
Yvonne is a Community and Partnership Developer with the Inclusive School and Community Services Department of the York Region District School Board.
Dennis Bailey
Dennis Bailey Co-Chair
Dennis Bailey is the Executive Director of the Community Legal Clinic of York Region. Active in the community, Dennis founded the Social Planning Council of York Region in 2007.  Previous to that he had founded a non-profit housing corporation that built 76 townhouses for people of low and modest incomes.
Kristine Carbis
Kristine Carbis Treasurer
I have been an Anti-Poverty Activist and Community Resource Liaison since November 2004. I help individuals and families to connect to resources and services that may assist them with the challenges they are facing.
Sharon Simpson
Sharon Simpson Board Member
Sharon Simpson is employed by Labour Community Services which is a project of the Toronto & York Region Labour Council in partnership with United Way Greater Toronto. Sharon has been working in the not-for profit social services sector since the early 80s.
Lori Yaccato
Lori Yaccato Board Member
Lori Yaccato has been a Social Worker and Educator for 25 years.  She specializes in supporting women, people with disabilities and low income residents to achieve financial independence and quality of life.
Lisa Wolfman
Lisa Wolfman Recording Secretary
I have been an Elementary Teacher with the York Region District School Board for 25 years. My passion is to see equity and inclusivity for all and to stomp out social injustice.  I have chaired and been an active member of many Equity and Inclusivity Committees as well as Social Justice Committees throughout my teaching profession.
Josie Rose
Josie Rose Board Member
Josie Rose is a Social Worker, at York Support Services Network, counsellor, Professor at Seneca College, facilitator of mental health psycho-educational programs and Social activist.
Rebecca Pacheco
Rebecca Pacheco Board Member
Rebecca Pacheco graduated with a Masters of Social Work from Ryerson University and has lived in York Region for 25 years.
Edy Cruz-Fuentes Board Member
I have been working as a school based Child and Youth Worker for the last 10 years. I help children and youth who face social-emotional and behavioural challenges.