Our Team

Tanya Pereira – Director of Operations

Susan Robins – Program Manager

Maria Montecalvo – Program Facilitator

Britney Singh – Program Facilitator

Kimesha Thomas – Community Counsellor

Gabriella De Napoli – Community Counsellor

Arsh Bains – Volunteer Coordinator / Admin Assistant

Marilyn Hems – Bookkeeper

Beginning on April 30, Tanya Pereira, Director of Operations will be the point of contact for all matters related to the organization’s administration and operations.  Please contact her via email at t.pereira@vitacentre.org or by phone at 905-502-7933 ext. 223

The Board and Staff of Vita Centre look forward to continuing to support our clients and the community.

Contact the office to reach any member of our staff.

Board of Directors

Christina Boyle

Christina Boyle has served on the Board of Vita Centre from 2008 to 2015 and was Chair and President from 2009 to 2014. She continues to have an active interest in all aspects of the work of Vita Centre, and brings with her many years of experience and understanding of the fiduciary responsibilities that must be met by a member of a Board of Directors, with a particular interest in risk management and privacy based on her many years of work experience. She has served her profession and her community through a number of volunteer board and committee positions, including a term as president of the Ontario Physiotherapy Association (OPA), two terms as a Director of OPA, a term as a director of the Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada, and is a current board member of Health Claims for Auto Insurance Processing, and a member of the Governance Committee of the Ontario Physiotherapy Association.

Renata Correia

Renata Correia is a results-focused and progressive senior HR professional. Renata has been in the field of Human Resources for over 20 years. She has worked in both medium and large organizations within various industries including Telecommunications, Engineering, Pharmaceutical, Manufacturing, and Financial. She brings a wealth of knowledge in all areas of Human Resources with specialties in Employee Relations, Performance Management, and Employee Engagement. Renata’s ability to exercise leadership in a fast-paced environment, while understanding business priorities allows her to be an effective HR partner in supporting key stakeholders in the execution of their business objectives. Outside of her work, Renata presently sits as a member on the HR Committee at Vita Centre and also spends time volunteering with the Caledon Minor Hockey
Association. She holds several diplomas with Sheridan College including Criminal Justice and Corrections and also studied Psychology at the University of Toronto. Renata also holds a post-graduate certificate in Human Resources and has completed work with the International Coach Federation.

Annmarie Salvalaggio

Annmarie Salvalaggio has recently ended a 30-year career with property & casualty insurer RSA.  Throughout her time there, she worked in leadership roles in variety of business areas, including business analytics, operations, performance management, and sales.  Her most recent role being Director of Trading Management & Analytics. She is now pursuing new personal and professional challenges including a deeper pledge to community and social issues. She brings energy, enthusiasm and a strong commitment to Vita Centre.  Annmarie holds a BA from York University and is a Fellow of the Insurance Institute of Canada.

Allison Brand

Allison Brand currently works for Insurance Bureau of Canada and is the Manager of Change Management and Communications for Health Claims for Auto Insurance (HCAI). In this capacity, Allison is responsible for the successful adoption of change for the 30,000 users of this mandatory application regulated by the Financial Services Commission of Ontario. Allison has over 20 years of experience working within the insurance and
healthcare industries. Allison holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto as well as a post-graduate certification in Change Management. She is a previous Chair of IBC’s United Way Campaign and has continued to be a United Way Ambassador.

Fidelia Fredua-Kwarteng

Fidelia Fredua-Kwarteng brings a strong policy, project management and stakeholder relationship/management background, working in Government both in Nunavut with the Department of Health and Social Services, and in Ontario with the Ministry of the Attorney General, Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration and the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services. Fidelia has two Master’s degrees from the University of Toronto: a
Master’s degree in Political Science and a Master’s degree in Social Work (Policy, Organizations and Community). Fidelia has about 14 years experience working with the Government of Ontario.

Corinne Ah Choon

Corinne Ah Choon is an Investment Consultant and involved in investment research at Eckler Ltd. In her role, she assists public and private companies with the design of their pension plans, the structure and selection of investment options offered to plan participants and oversees the continued
improvement of the plans. In her previous role, Corinne was responsible for maintaining relationships with private and public pension plans, record keepers and consultants for an asset management firm. She spent the first 10 years of her career at a large financial institution where she held various positions, focusing on the creation and oversight of a global platform of investment products. She graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Business Administration and is currently working towards the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Corinne believes in giving back to the community and has been very involved in community activities through fundraising and volunteerism. She is currently involved with her local church and Children’s Wish Foundation and has volunteered with Junior Achievements of Central Ontario, United Way of Central Ontario and Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. Corinne was a Founder and past Chair of Women@Manulife, a group aimed at promoting the advancement of women within Manulife from 2013 to 2015.

Ashwin Singh

Ashwin Singh is an Audit Assurance Manager at the second largest professional services firm in the world PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). He undertakes work together with solopreneurs, CEOs, and executives to give assurance to the markets that its clients’ Financial Statements are fairly
represented. He has over 15 years’ experience of working in the financial services industry. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa and now a resident of Canada, Ashwin’s family and values are an intrinsic part of his character. Ashwin currently holds an MBA with a focus in Mergers, Acquisitions
and Negotiation from Heriot Watt University in Scotland and has extensive experience with company boards and sub-committees in many countries. Ashwin’s professional career has allowed him to travel to many different countries where challenges were at the forefront, particularly what women
and children faced, from poverty, oppression, inequality, liberation, violence, trafficking and scrutiny which has lead him to reach out to communities and provide assistance through his appreciation of life. This has led him to seek opportunities to give back to communities and causes that are close to his heart believing that everybody needs a chance to succeed no matter their circumstances.

Brian Bell

Brian is the President and Broker of Record of Giraffe Realty, which is a new and innovative real estate company that uses data intelligence paired with industry expertise to help their clients make the most informed decision when buying, selling or renting a property for both personal or investment purposes. He is an entrepreneurial spirited executive with cross-functional experience in financial services, appraisal management, title insurance, mortgage default insurance and real estate. A proactive strategic thinker, Brian has a proven track record of helping organizations achieve strategic growth through innovation, organizational effectiveness, business development, marketing and product development. Previously, Brian held the position as Senior Vice President of Innovation and Data Solutions for FNF Canada – a Fortune 500 company that operates five business lines within Canada. Brian was responsible for leading innovation across all FNF business lines, successfully launching a new business in data solutions that has helped to diversify FNF’s revenue. He was also responsible for establishing new strategic partnerships to drive new revenues along with leading mergers and acquisitions. Brian has also held executive leadership positions with Canada Guaranty as their first Canadian employee, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Brookfield Financial and Bank of Montreal MasterCard. Outside of the corporate world, you will most likely see Brian at a local rink with his two children who play competitive hockey. He has volunteered his time over the past 7 years as a coach with both the Port Credit and Mississauga Terriers Hockey Associations. Brian is very proud to serve on the Vita Centre Board of Directors and to help contribute with their tradition of “making a difference two lives at a time.

Sumedha Arya

Annual Reports

Current and past annual reports are available for download here.

Annual Report 2018-2019 > > VIEW/ DOWNLOAD (6MB .pdf)
Annual Report 2017-2018 > >  VIEW/DOWNLOAD
Annual Report 2016-2017 > >  VIEW/DOWNLOAD
Annual Report 2015-2016 > >  VIEW/DOWNLOAD

Audited Financial Statements

2018-2019 Financial Statement > > VIEW/DOWNLOAD (1MB .pdf)
2017-2018 Financial Statement > >  VIEW / DOWNLOAD
2016-2017 Financial Statement > >  VIEW / DOWNLOAD
2015-2016 Financial Statement > >  VIEW / DOWNLOAD