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Dominic Conforti
Chair

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Robert Frasca
Vice Chair

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Ann Marie Corker
Secretary

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Marcus Lam
Treasurer

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Sadora Asefaw
Director

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Blayde Watkin
Director

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Nancy Yan
Director

 
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Brian Berry
Director

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Sam Sadeghi
Director

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DOminic Conforti, Chair

Dominic has been supporting individuals who are intellectually challenged and their families for over 30 years and brings this commitment and passion to Partners for Planning. He became interested in the field as a student and volunteer at a school for children with a developmental disability. He was employed by the March of Dimes for a year and then in 1979 joined the Toronto Association for Community Living, where for 12 years he held several positions, including that of Adult Protective Service Worker, Supervisor and Human Resources professional. Prior to joining Mary Centrein 1994 as Executive Director, he was Executive Director of the Newmarket and District Association for Community Living .

Dominic brings over 25 years of experience as a senior executive to his role as P4P Board Chair. Dominic is married to Frances and they have two children, Sean and Andréa. His interests include photography, jogging, collecting fountain pens and the martial arts.

 

Robert Frasca, Vice Chair

Robert joined the P4P board in 2013 and has witnessed its remarkable growth from an organization comprised of two volunteers in a one-room office space (that could barely keep the lights on) to a nationally recognized and highly regarded leader within the disability sector. As a child, Robert experienced first-hand the challenges faced by families with children living with a disability, during his late brother’s lifetime – this is what drives Robert’s interest in P4P and the disability sector. Professionally, Robert currently works as in-house legal counsel for a national commercial real estate company.

 

Ann Marie Corke, secretary

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Marcus Lam, Treasurer

Marcus graduated from the Master of Accounting (MAcc) program at the University of Waterloo in 2010, and attained his Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) designation in 2012. He is currently an assurance manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC), responsible for the audits of both private and not-for-profit organizations. Furthermore, he is actively involved as the Corporate Responsibility leader with initiatives to increase volunteering events and liaise with the PwC Foundation. He became involved as the P4P Treasurer because the role combines three of his passions: finance, planning and community. Outside of work, he loves to travel (last continents to visit are South America and Antarctica!) and enjoys playing racquet sports (always will be a supporter of Roger Federer!).

 

Sadora Asefaw

Sadora has been active in a variety of community organizations and causes for over a decade. Currently she is employed with Canada’s largest children’s rehabilitation facility, the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, where she fulfills several roles, including that of Special Needs Coordinator, Therapeutic Recreation Assistant, and Facilitator. Sadora also works as a freelancer, advocate for families, and volunteer for Echo Chair in Women's Mental Health Research in the Faculty of Health at York University. Her areas of focus include the delivery of culturally sensitive programs and services to families and people in the disability community, the over-representation of racialized children in special education classrooms, and the tracking of outcomes for people with disabilities of diverse backgrounds. Currently, Sadora is studying International Development Studies at York University.

 

Blayde WAtkin

Coming soon

 

Nancy Yan

Coming soon

 

Brian Berry

Coming soon

 

Sam Sadeghi

Sam graduated as an Electrical Engineer in 2004, attained his Masters degree in Power Electronics in 2008 from Ryerson University, and in 2011 attained a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Wilfrid Laurier University. Sam currently holds the position of Manager of Program Management at Toronto Hydro, where he oversees the successful delivery of a Capital work program in excess of $350 million a year. Sam is also a registered Professional Engineer (P. Eng) and Project Management Professional (PMP). In 2009, to support Vision Infantile Charity, Sam organized a charitable trip to Cuba for a number of MBA students. As part of this trip, he and the team of students raised funds and collected over 500 pairs of used prescription glasses for under-privileged Cuban children with visual impairment. As a result of his efforts, he was awarded the Annual Golden Rim Award by Vision Infantile Charity.