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Our Team

Our Staff

CSI is led by a multidisciplinary team of entrepreneurs, innovators, community builders, systems thinkers, designers and all around badass changemakers.


Tonya Surman
Chief Executive Officer


Norhan Haroun
Community Operations Coordinator
Danielle Lee
Event Space and Production Manager
Deenie Flannery
Glen Guerin
Gonzalo Duarte
Community Director, CSI Annex
Matt Guthrie
Director of Facilities
Marcus Huynh
Community Manager, CSI Spadina
Sami Saeed M. Hassan
Leasing Manager
Stefan Hostetter
Community Director, CSI Spadina
Tara Marina Pearson
Community Manager, CSI Annex
Thomas Finlayson
Facilities Coordinator
Will Mattfeld-Sarbaugh
Product Manager
Andrea Sayde
Membership Animator


Kyle Shantz
Managing Director
Andrea Tsang
Director of Finance
Ana Glazirin
Accounts Payable Coordinator
Elvira Omarbagaeva
Executive Assistant to the CEO
Fatemeh Tizhoosh
Accounts Receivable Coordinator
Kirtan Shrestha
Accounting Manager

IT & Online Services

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Marketing & Communications

Colleen Mahaffie
Marketing and Communications Manager
Ashley K.
Digital Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Partnerships & Fundraising

Denise Soueidan-O’Leary
Director of Projects and Partnerships


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Amanuel Melles
Board Member
Brian Iler
Board Secretary
Colin Yee
Board Treasurer
George Dark
Board Chair
Helen Yung
Board Member
Nick Parker
Board Member
Pino Di Mascio
Board Member
Rebecca Shields
Board Vice-Chair
Val Fox
Board Member


Mary Rowe | Founding Board Member 2004 – 2015

Eric Meerkamper | Board Chair 2004 – 2014

Jini Stolk | Treasurer 2004 – 2014

Margaret Zeidler | Co-Founder and Founding Board Member 2004 – 2010

Sandy Crawley | Founding Board Member 2004 – 2008

Jacline Nyman | Board Member 2005 – 2008

Andre Sorensen | Board Member 2007 – 2016

Jeb Brugman | Board Member  2010 – 2017

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