The Board of Directors is a group of dedicated volunteers who ensure the progressive movement of Montage Support Services in the direction that fulfills the Mission Statement of this organization.
Sandra Clarke, President
Sandra comes from a business background that includes Coca Cola Beverages, Promis Systems and Maple Leaf Foods. Working with the McCain family, corporate secretary, board of directors at Maple Leaf Foods prior to her retirement in 2007, her extensive business career includes working with the Corporate Secretary Department and Investor Relations. Sandra brings a wealth of expertise to her position as President on the Montage Board of Directors. Her son Craig, aged 43, has been living with Montage for the past 13 years, and as a parent, and founding member of Harmony Place, a day program meeting the needs of multi-challenged adults, Sandra embraces the opportunities for people to live happy, meaningful lives.
John Gierlach, Vice-President
John joined Montage in October, 2011. As Senior Manager working in Ontario’s Energy sector, John has held roles in strategy, risk, and audit, and is a registered Professional Engineer. John and his family are firm believers and advocates of inclusion for people with disabilities. His dedication and contribution to the decision making team on the board has been instrumental to Montage’s vision, mission, and growth.
Joan Conway, Secretary/Treasurer
Prior to her retirement, Joan was the Senior Manager of Treasury and Pension Investments with Maple Leaf Foods. Joining Montage’s Board in June of 2014, Joan brings her 23 year experience in accounting and treasury for five small and intermediate public companies in the mining, oil and gas sectors to the decision making team for Montage Support Services.
Judy Patterson, Director
With a daughter born with a developmental disability, Judy became an active member of Community Living in Scarborough, interacting and volunteering with family members who were dealing with similar issues. When Montage opened its Respite Home in Scarborough, her daughter Heather became a frequent visitor, and eventually a resident at Montage. Grateful for the support and care both her daughter and their family received prior to Heather’s passing in October of 2014, Judy continues to support the work of Montage on the Board of Directors.
Anna Francinelli, Director
Anna joined the Board of Directors in September of 2013. As a wife and mother of 2 sons, she envisions a society in which our most vulnerable can live, work, thrive, and achieve goals and realize dreams. She sees Montage as a leader in this endeavor. In her professional life, as a Contract Advisor with Ontario’s Energy Sector, she educates and advocates for accessibility and inclusion of individuals with equal needs.
Teresa Tedesco, Director
Teresa is currently the Chief Administrative Officer at the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, overseeing Human Resources, Finance, Administration, Information Technology, Internal Audit and Risk Management. With an MBA from Athabasca University and 11 years at the AGCO, Teresa brings 35 years of government experience both at the provincial and municipal levels to her board position at Montage as well as leadership in fundraising for Federated Health and United Way campaigns.
Andrea Silman, Director
Andrea has spent more than 30 years in Condominium Management. Working for Del Property Management, (one of the leaders in the profession) for many years Andrea earned her the professional designation as a Registered Condominium Manager. Opening her own firm, Condo Services Agency, with her husband Andy; they run this business along with their accounting firm, Silver Fox Accounting. Andrea and Andy have three children, two of which have disabilities. Their son Rudy is living at Ossington apartment building, supported by Montage since 2016.
Maria Granieri, Director
Maria’s professional background is broad, having executed varying roles within TD Bank Financial Group. She has experience in Risk Management, Project Governance, Finance, Human Resources, Operations and Customer Service.
Maria also has over 8 years experience as a volunteer board director in the Developmental Services Sector and has been inspired by the ongoing progress and successes she has witnessed with individuals receiving support services.
It is truly a blessing that organizations exist, as Montage says, “to help individuals to Live Your Dream”. Maria is very pleased and excited to be a member of the Montage Board of Directors and looks forward to contributing to the organization’s ongoing growth and success in providing outstanding services to our citizens in need.
Stasia Laptev, Director
Stasia joined the Montage Board of Directors in 2017. She is Principal Consultant at her company, Pharmanalysis Inc, and brings 25 years of experience in senior corporate roles in strategic brand and commercial planning in the pharmaceutical, biotech and laboratory science sectors. She is committed to working toward a society in which people of all abilities are seen and valued, including those that are most vulnerable.
Montage Administrative & Office Team
More about the ONE PAGE PROFILE:
In any organization there are many over-lapping and intersecting roles that are integral to its success. At Montage, we recognize and respect the variety of life experiences, skills and attributes that each person brings to our team. Through the vulnerability and openness of sharing our likes, dis-likes, passions, interests and values, in a very public way, our intention is to create an awareness and attentiveness. We are also exploring this as a tool for introducing the people we support in varied contexts. Having additional insights into what each of us needs to perform and be well in our role, fosters a greater understanding of ourselves and each other as we collaborate to meet our mission.
MAIN CONTACT INFORMATION
SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM
Tullio Orlando, CEO
Extension 221 Tullio’s One Page Profile
Sarah O’Reilly, Human Resources
FRONT OFFICE and BEHIND THE SCENES
PLANNING and COMMUNITY SERVICE LIAISON SERVICES
SCHEDULING and PAYROLL
RESPITE – RORY’S PLACE