SEAC Members List

Special Education Advisory Committee Membership

2018-2022 Public List

​Updated June 14, 2022


​​Association Representatives

Tracey Armstrong-Smythe (SEAC Vice-Chair)

Down Syndrome Association of York Region

P.O. Box 2063, Station B

Richmond Hill, Ontario L4E 1A3

Toll Free: 1-800-649-3639


Stacey Brown

Early Intervention Services of York Region

The Regional Municipality of York

Gates of York Plaza, 17320 Yonge Street, Unit 9

Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 7R9

Business: 905-830-4444 ext. 72995​


Sherry Caldwell

Easter Seals Ontario

One Concorde Gate, Suite 700

Toronto, Ontario M3C 3N6

Business: 416-421-8377

Toll Free: 1-800-668-6252

Fax: 416-696-1035​


Sarah Chow

Association for Bright Children - York Region North

c/o Association for Bright Children of Ontario

80 John St., Suite 2704

Toronto, ON M5V 3X4

Business: 416-925-6136


Rahila Chughtai

Community Living York South

101 Edward Avenue

Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 5E5

Business: 647-504-6370

Fax: 905-737-3284


Clare MacDonald

York Support Services Network

240 Edward Street, Unit 3

Aurora, Ontario L4G 3S9

Business: 905-898-6455 

Toll Free: 1-866-257-9776

Fax: 905-898-1171



Sandy Sokol

Children's Treatment Network of Simcoe York (CTN)

50 McIntosh Drive

Markham, Ontario L3R 9T3

Business: 905-806-0496

Fax: 905-773-7090

Link to CTNSY Contact Us and Feedback


Jasmine MacMillan

Community Living Central York

575 Penrose Street

Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 5L5

Business: 905-898-3000 ext. 23

Toronto Line: 905-773-6346

Fax: 905-898-6441​


Chris McAdam

Community Living Georgina

26943 Highway 48, P.O. Box 68

Sutton West, Ontario L0E 1R0

Business: 905-722-8947

Fax: 905-722-9591


Tina Morra

VIEWS for the Visually Impaired

PO Box 298

Oil Springs, ON N0N 1P0

Business: 519-616-4397



VOICE for Hearing Impaired Children

478 Dundas St. West, P.O. Box 30045

Oakville, Ontario L6H 6Y3

Business: 416-487-7719

Fax: 416-487-7423


Sue Walters

Autism Ontario - York Region Chapter

Loyal True Blue and Orange Home Building

11181 Yonge Street, Unit 215

Richmond Hill, Ontario L4S 1L2

Business: 905-780-1590​



Association for Bright Children - York Region South

c/o Association for Bright Children of Ontario

80 John St., Suite 2704

Toronto, ON M5V 3X4

Business: 416-925-6136


Lynn Ziraldo (SEAC Chair)

Learning Disabilities Association - York Region

9040 Leslie Street, Unit 208

Richmond Hill, Ontario L4B 3M4

Business: 905-884-7933

Fax: 905-770-9377


Staff Representatives

Dr. Steven Reid

Associate Director of Education, Programs

905-727-0022 ext. 2027 


Kate Diakiw

Coordinating Superintendent of Student Services and Well-Being

905-895-7227 ext. 3235


Heather Sears

Coordinating Superintendent of Curriculum and Instructional Services and Continuing Education

905-895-7227 ext. 3419


Stephen Hopkins

Principal, Student Services

905-895-7227 ext. 3460  



Principal, Student Services

905-895-7227 ext. 3219


Paul Woods

Principal, Student Services

905-895-7227 ext. 3863


Charlene Civello

Secondary Vice-Principal, Markham District High School



David Cashmore (Alternate)

Secondary Vice-Principal, Stephen Lewis Secondary School



Pamela Perreira

Elementary Principal, Highview Public School



Karen Mell (Alternate)

Elementary Principal, Phoebe Gilman Public School



Lori Davenport

Administrative Assistant, Education and Community Services

Business: 905-727-0022 ext. 2027


Trustee Representatives

Simon Cui



Lauri Hoeg (Trustee Alternate)



Ron Lynn



Nadeem Mahmood