Friends & Advocates

Peel and Surrounding Areas

2022 – 2023

Board of Directors

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– Denise Hodge

Vice Chair

– Shirley Smith


– John DeMeo


– Robert Kish

Chair, Fundraising

– Mary O’Hearn

Chair, Social & Leisure

– Viola Rawana

Chair, Public Relations

– Amanda Sullivan

Chair, Quality Improvement

– Marisa Fregonese


– Judith Shirley


– Ed Woodbine

Volunteer Representative

– Rod Woolridge

  • F&A has the only Board of Directors consisting entirely of Mental Health Consumers
  • All active members are eligible to run for the Board of Directors
  • They have the authority to elect other members that they see best fit for the position
  • The election process runs from January to June every year
  • There is also a Nominating Committee that overseas the election process