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Past Alumni Participants in the TASTE Program

Thank you to the following York University Alumni who have participated in TASTE:

Jonathan Abrams
Manager, Waste Diversion Initiatives
BFI Canada Inc, A Progressive Waste Solutions Company
Political Science and Environmental Studies, BES, 1999

Francesca Accinelli
Director, English Market CMF
Telefilm Canada
BA Fine Arts, 1992

John P. Angkaw
Manager, Enterprise Risk & Patient Safety, St. Michael's Hospital
MEd, Brock University, 2008
BScN, Ryerson University, 2005
(Please note: Mr. Angkaw is not a York alumnus)

Sarah Asgari
Manager, Leadership Giving, Philanthropy and Sponsorship, TVO
BA Political Science & Law and Society, York University, 2006

Ali Badruddin
Principal, Badruddin Consulting
BBA Finance and Accounting, Schulich School of Business, 2009

Raj Balasubramanian
Marketing Information Officer, CMA Ontario
BAS Specialized Honors in Marketing, 2010

Scott Barbeau
Vice President, Health, Hill and Knowlton
MBA Schulich School of Business, York University, 2009

Calvin Barry
Lawyer, Calvin Barry Professional Corp
Osgoode Law School, 1986

Richard Baruch
Retired, Munich Reinsurance Company of Canada
BA Political Science, 1972

Frank Belluardo
Policy Analyst, Ministry of Transportation (Ontario)
Master's in Public Policy, Administration and Law (MPPAL), 2010
Honours Bachelor of Arts (Classical Studies, Italian), 2002

Dr. Allan Bonner
President, Allan Bonner Communications Management Inc.
LLM (Alternative Dispute Resolution), Osgoode Hall Law School, 2007
MA, Political Science, 1983

Jennifer Bramer
Director, Career Centre, York University
MBA, Schulich School of Business, York University, 2010
BAS, Administrative Studies, York University, 2003

Sandy Braz
Freelance Writer and Producer,
BA English/Communications, 2003

Eugene Calabrese
Intermediate Accountant, Benesure Canada Inc.
BA History/PPA, MA PHIL, 2005

Adam Camenzuli
Commercial Services Representative, Meridian Credit Union
iBBA International Business, 2010

Gillian Doucet Campbell
Manager of Alumni Relations, Hillfield Strathallan College
BA Women's Studies, 1999

Jim Cassimatis
Director, Controllership & Financial Planning Branch
Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing, Ontario Public Service
Bachelor of Arts, Public Policy & Administration, York University, 1988

Andre Chabot
Financial Consultant, InvestorsGroup
BAS Specialized Honors Marketing, Certificate of Human Resources, 2009

Vic Cizmarik
TORViC Technologies, Inc.
MBA, Schulich School of Business, 2005

Corey Davidson
Senior Business Consultant, ServiceOntario
MPPAL Public Policy, Administration and Law, 2013

Claudio De Rose
Director, ServiceOntario
BA Public Policy & Administration, 1998

Jason Ditkofsky
Co-Founder, Jase Ventures
MBA Sports and Entertainment Management, San Diego State University, 2008
Bachelor of Administrative Studies, York University, 2005

Amanda Doobay
Manager, Ministry of Government Services, Service Ontario
Master's in Public Administration, Queens University, 2010
BA, Political Science, York University, 2001

Anna Doudina
Actuary & Director, Longevity, Sun Life Financial
BSc Pure Math & Statistics, 2006

Aaron Doupe
Manager, Student Affairs, Glendon College, York University
Glendon College, BA Canadian and French Studies, 2006

Joanne Duklas
AVP, Enrolment Management and University Registrar, York University
Honours BA, MBA, Schulich School of Business

Sarah Elliott
Teacher/Facilitator, Royal Ontario Museum
Faculty of Education, Diversity and Social Justice Program, Regent Park, 2007

Rheta Fanizza
Senior Vice President
Saint Elizabeth
MBA Marketing, Schulich School of Business, 1997

Huzaifa Farooq
Associate Director - Finance, Bell Canada
BA Economics, 2008

Jennifer Ferdinands
Alumni & Events Officer, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University
BAS Marketing, 2008

Sheldon Frisch
Regional Associate
National Bank Financial Group
BA Humanities/History, 1997

Layth H. Gafoor
Managing Partner
Lucentem Sports & Entertainment Law
JD Law, Osgoode Hall Law School 2006

Chris Gates
Senior Manager, Climate Change Policy, Office of the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario
Master of Environmental Studies, 1978

Tony Genco
President and CEO, Parc Downsview Park Inc.
Faculty of Arts, 1988

Olivia Glauberzon
Research Editor/Reporter, Transcontinental Media
BBA Schulich School of Business, York University, 2006

Adam Gordon
Director of Business Development, Freedom 55 Financial
BA 1998, MBA 2002

Christine Gordon
Special Projects Manager, St. Michael's Hospital
MSc (2000) and MBA (2010)

Mitch Gordon
Executive & Corporate Strategy Coach, Interra Coaching
BA Sociology, 1992

Ronit Gordon
Policy Advisor, Ontario Public Service
BA Criminology/Sociology/Non Profit Management, 2009

Les Grober
VP & Director, TD Asset Management
BA Economics, 1993

Christina Haas
York Region District School Board, Bayview Glen Public School
Master of Education, 2007

Sayma Hai
HR Representative, Bayer
Atkinson/Arts, BHRM and Business and Society, 2005

Rives Dalley Hewitt
Vice President, Business Development, DBM Canada Corporation
MBA Management, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia
BA History & English minor, York University (Glendon campus), 1971

Mya Imtiaz
Marketing Communications Advisor, Suncor Energy
Atkinson, BAS, Marketing Honours & Certificate Human Resources

Leonard Jean-Pierre
President, Inc.
BSc Kinesiology, 1996

Larysa Kazyeva
Recruiter, Asset Computer Personnel
BA Psychology, 2008

Peter Kellner
President , Kell-Built Homes Ltd
MES Master in Environmental Studies, York University, 1975
BA Urban Studies, University of Toronto, 1971
School of Architecture, University of Toronto, 1968

Greg Kelly
Director, Upper Canada Educational Services
BA Honours Geography, 1980

James D.L. Kerr
BA McLaughlin College (1972); Osgoode Hall Law School, 1975

Nalini Khan
Barrister & Solicitor, Ontario Securities Commission
BA English & Philosophy (1993)

Kamran Khawaja
Director, Major Accounts, Wavestar Networks Inc.
BA Business and Society (Political Science, Social Science (Labour Studies)), 2002

Dan Kirby
Partner, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Osgoode Hall, LLB, 1980

Brent Kopperson
Executive Director, Windfall Ecology Centre
BBA, Schulich School of Business, 1978

Ricardo Laskaris
Reference Assistant, Steacie Library, York University
BA Psychology, 2009

Dave Leavitt
Teacher & Consultant, Toronto District School Board & Self-Employed
BA & BEd Fine Arts Cultural Studies & Education, 2003

Derek Lett
Director, Diversity Program Design & Delivery
Ministry of Government Services, Government of Ontario
BA Public Policy & Administration, 1990

Dahlia Levitin
Manager, HR & Services, Haremar Plastic Manufacturing Ltd.
Atkinson, BHRM, 2006

Melanie Lindayen
International Project Coordinator, Ve'ahavta, Humanitarian Relief Committee
BA International Studies, Glendon Campus, 2011

Mina Marcello
Team Leader, Financial Advisor Hiring, Edward Jones
BA Sociology, 1996

Glen Matadeen
Employment Coach, University of Toronto
BA Psychology, 1995

Aleena Mazhar
Field Manager Eastern Canada, Mosaic Experiential Marketing
Atkinson, BAS Honours Marketing, 2008

Duncan McCallum
Associate Director, Mixed Company Theatre
Honours BA Arts, Theatre - Creative Ensemble, 2005

Marguerite Mcleod-Fleming
Director, Enterprise, Mitacs
MBA Strategic Management, Schulich School of Business, 2001

Ross McMillan
Assistant Director, Student Community & Leadership Development (SCLD)
BA Political Science, 2001

Hillary McMurren
Full time Residential Worker, Salvation Army Evangeline
Atkinson, BA Sociology in Social Justice Studies, 2009

Andrea Meghie
Manager Clinical Resources Services, School of Nursing, York University
BScN, 2003 & MSN, EDD

Adriano Mena
Senior Planner, WSIB
BA Public Policy & Administration, York University, 2001
Master's of Social Policy, Wollongong University, Australia, 2002

Cameron Mingay
Partner, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
BA Political Science, 1980

Hossein Mohajer
Network Specialist, TD Bank
MA Economics, 1996

Vincenza Moir
Guidance Counsellor, St. Jean de Brebeuf CHS
BA English Studies (1978)

Fausto Natarelli
Director, Windsor Border Initiatives Implementation Group, Ontario Ministry of Transportation
BA Political Science and Public Policy & Administration, York University, 1984

Parwez Nejatie
Quality Specialist, GlaxoSmithKline
BSc Chemistry, 1998

Dr. Earle Nestmann
President, Health Science Consultants Inc.
Science, Biology, MSc, PhD, 1974

Julie Nettleton
EHS Field Representative, City of Toronto - Toronto Water
BA Multidisciplinary Studies, Glendon College, 1993

Adam Orfanakos
Investigator, Office of the Ontario Ombudsman
M.A. Critical Disability Studies, School of Health Policy & Management, 2007

Sarah Palmer
Senior Communications Consultant, Ontario Public Service (Ministry of Government Services)
BA History, Geography, BEd Primary/Junior Education, 2006

Dorit Palvanov
District Manager, Arbonne International
Bachelor of Administrative Studies, Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies, 2010

Cecelia Paolucci
Senior Manager, Resource Development, United Way Toronto
MBA in Arts and Media Administration, Schulich School of Business (1998)

Sheldon Parchment
Social Worker, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
BHS Health Studies, 2007

Catherine Pike
Art Director, Editorial, Toronto Star
BA Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Fine Arts, 1976

Roger Ramchatesingh
Leader - Equity Marketing, Edward Jones
EMBA Kellogg-Schulich, York University & Northwestern University (U.S.), 2003

Kashif Raza
Human Resources Business Partner, Voysus Group Inc
BHRM, 2007

Lindsay Reid
Manager, Alumni Stewardship, York University
MBA (Arts & Media Admin, Nonprofit Management), 1998

Lee Reisch
Marketing Manager, TELUS
BA Communications, 2006

Ijade Maxwell Rodrigues
Chief of Staff, Office of the President, York University
Bachelor of Science in Biology, York University, 1999

Robert Roopa
Lead Therapist and Managing Director
Counselling Services for York Region
BA Kinesiology and Health Science, 2008

Amar Samra
Marketing Specialist, Lexmark Canada
BAS (Honours) Marketing, 2008

Kristina Schwartz
Director, Operations & Sustainability, Brookfield Office Properties
BA Kinesiology/Psychology, 2000

Karen Shopsowitz
Producer/Director, Moviewitz Productions Inc.
Faculty of Fine Arts

Vijay Sidhu
Police Constable, Toronto Police Service
BBA Schulich School of Business, 2001

Tracy Y Singh
Property Accountant
Oxford Properties Group
BAS Accounting, 2011

Eugen Spivak
IT Governance Consultant – Project Management and PMO, Metrolinx
MBA Schulich School of Business, 2006
BSc Computer Science, 1999

Christina Sgro
Senior Specialist, Active Transportation and Planning, Region of York
MES Environmental Studies/Planning, 2012

Maria Stevens
Assistant Crown Attorney, Ministry of the Attorney General
LLB Osgoode Law School, 1996
BA Glendon College, 1993

Andrew Stulberg
Division Director, Investors Group
Faculty of Arts, 2006

William Sturm
GIS Analyst, 4dm-Inc.
MA Geography, 2009

Mark Terry
Communications Coordinator, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University
BA English & Media Studies, Glendon College, 1980

Irene Thomson
Senior Manager, The Bank of Nova Scotia
BA Humanities, 2006

Léia Toledo
Communications & Strategy Coordinator, SNC-Lavalin
MA Communication & Culture, 2011

Kim Twohig
General Counsel (retired)
Ministry of the Attorney General
LLM, Osgoode Hall Law School, 2002

Kimberly West
Registered Nurse, North York General Hospital
Health Studies, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 2005

Warren Williams
Teacher, Peel District School Board
BA Kinesiology and Health Science & Bachelor of Education, 2006

Randy Williamson
Strategic Decisions Advisor, Partner, Aird & Berlis LLP
Osgoode Hall Law School

Leslie Wittlin
Partner, Heenan Blaikie LLP
BA Economics, 1969 and LLB Osgoode Hall Law School, 1972

Natacha Wood
Career Counsellor, Career Centre, York University
MA Counselling Psychology, McGill University, 2007
BA Psychology, York University, 2004

Richard Yanaky
PhD Student / Researcher
The MARCS Institute, University of Western Sydney
BA Linguistics (2011)

Daping Yang
Staff Accountant, KPMG LLP
BAS Accounting 2010

Jen Yeaman
Development Manager, Concord Adex Inc.
MBA & Graduate Diploma in Real Estate and Infrastructure, Schulich School of Business, 2010

Henry Yeung
Tax Auditor, Canada Revenue Agency
BAS Accounting, 2009

Stefany Ting Tung Yeung
Technical Recruiter, Zylog Systems (Canada)
BAS Human Resources Management, 2011

Yan Zhou
Client Service Supervisor, Questrade
BA Economics, 2009

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