Our sincere thanks to Arabind Nanda and Diana Campbell, who have stepped down from the Social Planning Toronto Board, for generously giving their time and talents to us!
Welcome to our two newest members, who were elected to the Board at our annual general meeting in June: Amanda Bland and Joe Bornstein.
Amanda’s career has taken her through work with government, private finance, health charity, and now to a social service agency.
A lifelong resident of Toronto, she believes that nobody is better positioned to advance a city than its residents. As a passionate advocate for system equity, social equality, and the celebration of diversity in our city, she believes in evidence-based change through research, grassroots determination, and strategic partnerships with changemaker organizations and politicians.
Amanda has several years of experience in the not-for-profit sector, and currently works at St. Stephen's Community House.
Dr. Joe Bornstein brings extensive governance experience to the SPT Board.
Joe has spent most of his career on boards related to housing, home care, aging, and financial investments and has facilitated hundreds of strategic Board plans. He led the development of the LHIN Guide to Good Governance after conducting the first review of all LHIN boards.
As a community psychologist, Joe has extensive experience facilitating the design and evaluation of community programs across age groups and issues. He is past chair of Elder Abuse Ontario and the Ontario Gerontology Association and is currently a managing director in the Health Innovations Group, a consultancy focused on nurturing and disseminating program and management innovations in the health sector.
Our Board is now a great mix of longer-serving members who bring historical knowledge of the organization and newer members bringing fresh thinking.