Our People

Wesley’s administrators provide direction for our organization.

Staff Team

Rashed Afif

Director, Newcomer, Community & Residential Services

Faiza Bhatti

Director, Housing Services – Halton

Rosemary Boateng

Director, Newcomer & Employment Services

Andrea Buttars

Chief Development Officer

Josey Kitson

Chief Operating Officer & Assistant Executive Director

Chak Lee

Chief Finance Officer

Melissa Lodge Rodney

Chief Human Resources Officer

Jennifer Ryan

Director, Children & Family Services

Don Seymour

Executive Director

Denise Scott

Senior Director, Children, Youth & Family Services

Antonio Stanissa

Director, Housing Services – Hamilton

Board of Directors

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

Julie Vernon Holmes


Ms. Shirley Bainbridge

Rev. Jim Cairney

Ryan Hay

Klim Khomenko

Mr. Bartek Lasota


Mr. Chak Lee


Lebené Numekevor

Heather Padgett

Mr. Kaush Parameswaran

Vice Chair

Mr. Don Seymour


Guru Shimoga

Cheryl-Ann Stadelbauer-Sampa


Jake Stephenson

Mr. Howard Williamson

Past Chair

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.

The Wesley community acknowledges the land on which we work and live in Hamilton, Halton and Brantford. In Hamilton, this is situated upon the traditional territories of the Erie, Neutral, Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee and Mississaugas…

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

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