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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
Seana Irvine
Chief Operating Officer
Shona Fulcher
Chief Community Officer
Jane Zhang
Chief Digital Officer
Andrea Tsang
Director of Finance
Barnabe Geis
Director of Programs
Kyle Shantz
Director of Growth
Lisa Amerongen
Director of Communications
Raissa Espiritu
Director of Partnerships
Ana Glazirin
Accounts Payable Clerk
Andrea Sayde
Membership Animator
Deenie Flannery
Caretaker - CSI Annex
Denise Soueidan-O’Leary
Community Manager - CSI Regent Park
Devon Bond
Events Space Coordinator
Elvira Omarbagaeva
Executive Assistant to the CEO
Fatemeh Tizhoosh
Accounting Clerk
Glen Guerin
Caretaker - CSI Spadina
Gonzalo Duarte
Community Manager - CSI Annex
Joanna (Jo) Reynolds
Social Innovation Specialist
Karim Rizkallah
Tech Infrastructure Lead
Kirtan Shrestha
Accounting Manager
Marcus Huynh
Community Animator - CSI Spadina
Matt Guthrie
Facilities Manager
Megan Poole
Payroll and HR Administrator
Mitalie Makhani
Senior Program Manager - WOSEN
Nikky Manfredi
Communications and Content Specialist
Pearl Leung
Digital Marketing Specialist
Peggy Sue Deaven
Program Lead and Facilitator
Robert Monteith
Leasing Administrator
Sami Saeed M. Hassan
Community Administrator - CSI Spadina
Sharon Lovett
Business Analyst
Shea Sinnott
Senior Programs Manager - Climate Ventures
Stefan Hostetter
Community Manager - CSI Spadina
Tara Marina Pearson
Community Animator - CSI Annex
Thomas Finlayson
Facilities Coordinator
Will Mattfeld-Sarbaugh
Leasing Manager
Yuliya Tsoy
Design and Communications Specialist
Zoya Jiwa
Social Enterprise Animator


Bernie Li
Board Member
Brian Iler
Board Secretary
Colin Yee
Board Treasurer
George Dark
Board Chair
Helen Yung
Board Member
Marie Moliner
Board Chair
Rahul Raj
Board Secretary
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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