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Board of Directors

Terrence Rivera, President

Supply Chain Analyst, Bell Canada

Melinda Gordon-Edmonds, Vice-President

Mobile Mortgage Specialist, TD Canada Trust

Christina Kottoor, Treasurer

Manager, Tax and High Net Worth,                      Farnham + Company Chartered Professional Accountants

Melanie Taverna, Secretary

Manager, Customer Experience,

TD Canada Trust

Tammy-Lynn McGregor, Board Member

Mississauga Community Liaison,                          Mississauga Children's Choir

Vonda-Kaye Oketch, Board Member

Principal, Karen Kain School of the Arts

Ella Karia, Board Member

Associate Researcher, University of Toronto

Joanna Diindiisikwe Simmons, Board Member

Special Projects Coordinator, Sunnybrook Hospital

Abid Asif, Board Member

Mississauga Community Liaison,                          Mississauga Children's Choir

Shea MacPhail, Board Member

Project Manager, Axiom Real Time Metrics

Dorian Nicholson, Board Member

HR Administrator, Scotiabank

Christina Bothwell, Board Member

Founder of MODALIFE/Brand Consultant

Board Professional Development Sessions

Fundraising with the Board - November 29, 2020

Presented by Denis Mastromonaco,

Music Director & Conductor, Mississauga Symphony Orchestra


Maestro Mastromonaco is currently the Music Director for the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra, Burlington Symphony, Opera York, York Symphony, and Mississauga Symphony Youth Orchestra. A graduate of the University of Toronto, he obtained a Master of Music Degree from the State University of New York and holds diplomas from the Vienna Conservatory, Salzburg Mozarteum and Accademia Musicale Chigiana.

Board Training: Working with the Community - January 14, 2021

Presented by Susan Cook,

Dean, Community School of Performing Arts


Susan Cook is currently the Dean, Community School of Performing Arts, at The Colburn School in Los Angeles, California.  A leader with over 25 years of experience, she embraces a collaborative approach to management and is committed to building and maintaining musical communities. 

Developing Good Governance on a Volunteer Board - February 22, 2021

Presented by Shannon Paine,

Legal Counsel, Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario

Shannon Paine is a member of our Board of Directors and holds the office of Secretary for MCC.  Shannon has a Juris Doctorate and Masters of Public Administration and has gained professional experience in not-for-profit governance as in-house counsel for various regulatory organizations. She currently works as Legal Counsel for the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario. Shannon has provided presentations to a number of volunteer Boards on the topic of Good Governance.

Understanding Financial Statements - March 22, 2021

Presented by Christina Kottoor,

Manager of the Tax and High Net Worth, Farnham + Company Accountants and Advisors

Christina graduated from the University of Waterloo in 2016 with a Bachelors of Accounting and Financial Management and later achieved her CPA designation in 2018. She works at Farnham + Company Accountants and Advisors as a Manager of the Tax and High Net Worth team. Christina specializes in accounting for investments while also preparing personal, corporate and trust returns. In her spare time, Christina likes to spend time with her growing family and friends and has a strong passion for Bollywood dance.

Mississauga Children's Choir is a registered charitable organization (133889519RR0001)

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