The Board of Directors is a diverse group of volunteers who represent a cross-section of our community: business, tenants, real estate, community advocate, communications strategist, law, business analysis, management and property development.
Board Members work as a team and act as governing trustees of the organization on behalf of the community at large. The Board members share their expertise in a broad range of areas and provide the foundation for the agency’s initiatives.
President, Aleks Karamarkovic - Real Estate Investment Associate
Vice President, - Gordon Lee, Lawyer
Treasurer, Travis An - Financial/Accounting and Real State Analyst
Secretary, Michaela Macpherson - Communication Strategist
Barbara Stewart - AIS Tenant/Community Advocate
Sandra Schwartz - AIS Tenant/Community Advocate
Mahjabeen Chowdhury - Non-Profit Housing Administrator
Marianne Peck - Community Advocate
Murad Farah - AIS Tenant
Scott Benness - AIS Tenant
Celeste Erendrea - Community Advocate
Former Board Members:
Special thanks to former Board Members who offered their experience and talent to advance the mission of AIS.
Ainsley Chapman, Heinz Klein, Lisa Del Col, Vishen Maharaj, Crystal-Marie Sealy, Robert Aro, Laura Bennick, Celia Chandler, Britt Haddy, Alex Sharpe, Santosh Zarcharias, Ryan Hood, Rob Hyndman, Max Vo, Ellis Martin.
We recruit volunteers to the Board of Directors to provide leadership and guidance. Our hope is to expand AIS’ housing stock to address the growing demand for supportive housing. People who are compassionate about the issues of mental health and homelessness, and can think 'big' are people we want to meet. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer Board Member please contact Marissa Bastidas, Executive Director at 416-504-3610 ext 21 or email@example.com