Yvonne Kelly
Yvonne Kelly Co-Chair

Yvonne Kelly, MSW, RSW

Co-Chair, Social Planning Council of York Region

Chair of Social Planning Network of Ontario

Community and Partnership Developer, York Region District School Board

Co-Lead, KNSWB, Community of Practice on Equity and Inclusion for Low-Income Students/Families 

Yvonne is a Community and Partnership Developer with the Inclusive School and Community Services Department of the York Region District School Board. Yvonne has 25 years of experience in community development, social justice, advocacy and equity work, largely in school based settings. She is currently a Co-Chair of the Social Planning Council of York Region, the Chair of the Social Planning Network of Ontario (SPNO) and Lead for the SPNO’s CoP on Equity and Inclusion for Low-Income Students and Families. Throughout her career, Yvonne has participated on the steering committees of several organizations and grassroots coalitions advocating for adequate income, equity and fairness for all. Yvonne is passionate about social justice and is committed to working across the spectrum of networks and groups and bringing people together to find common purpose.
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.