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. She has over 5 years research experience and has led and assisted on many research projects. She is driven by her passion for gender equity and intersectional feminism. Her research interests include technology-facilitated sexual violence and gender-based violence. She completed her undergrad in Social Development Studies at the University of Waterloo where she minored in political science and specialized in social policy and social action. Rebecca currently works at YWCA Canada as a Research Coordinator where she supports projects about women's economic empowerment, and sexual-violence on post-secondary campuses in Canada.
Yvonne is a Community and Partnership Developer with the Inclusive School and Community Services Department of the York Region District School Board.
Gurneet brings her passions from food and social justice to move the community with dignity and creativity at the forefront.
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 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.
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.
Kelly Dunn has been a high school History and Social Science teacher for 23 years. She is interested in education, environmental issues, and community advocacy. Kelly lives in Markham with her husband and three children.
Rebecca Pacheco graduated with a Masters of Social Work from Ryerson University and has lived in York Region for 25 years.
Katrina is an activist and is passionate about social justice issues and education.