ABOUT US
Our People

Wesley’s administrators provide direction for our organization.

Leadership Team

Rashed Afif

Chief Executive Officer


Rosemary Boateng

Director, Newcomer & Employment Services


Kristyn Bruce

Senior Director, Housing and Outreach


Robyn Currie

Director, Housing and Outreach Services


Tariq Ismati

Senior Director, Newcomer & Employment Services


Josey Kitson

Chief Operating Officer


Melissa Lodge Rodney

Chief Human Resources Officer


Jennifer Ryan

Director, Children & Family Services


Denise Scott

Senior Director, Children, Youth & Family Services


Naseem Shabudeen

Chief Financial Officer


Vivien Underdown

Director, Operations and Property Services


Celeste Weston

Chief Development & Communications Officer


Board of Directors

As a registered non-profit organization, our volunteer Board of Directors provides governance through their expertise, talent and leadership.

Rashed Afif

Ex-Officio


Shirley Bainbridge


Lita Barrie


Rev. Jim Cairney


Klim Khomenko


Mark Laird

Ex-Officio


Carla Lasota


Leanne Lindsay


Lebené Numekevor


Heather Padgett


Kaush Parameswaran

Vice Chair


Jim Parke

Secretary/Treasurer


Naseem Shabudeen

Ex-Officio


Julie Vernon

Chair


Wesley is currently looking for professional, motivated, and dynamic leaders who are passionate about making a difference to join its volunteer Board of Directors.

Please use this link to apply: https://wesley.bamboohr.com/careers/636

Make a Difference

We are one of the longest standing non-profits in the region, serving Hamilton, Halton and Brantford. We fight for those battling the effects of poverty, in every stage and from every walk of life.

Wesley is situated upon the traditional territories of the Erie, Neutral, Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee and Mississaugas and is covered under the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant. We are dedicated to advancing opportunities for learning and education and are committed to the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report. 

Read more on Wesley’s Land Acknowledgement below. Or learn more about Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at Wesley

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