SEAC Members List

Special Education Advisory Committee Membership

2022-2026 Public List

​Updated April 2, 2024


​​Association Representatives

Noreen Alibhai

VOICE for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children

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

Oakville, Ontario L6H 6Y3

Business: 1 (866-779-5144)

Fax: 416-487-7423


Down Syndrome Association of York Region

P.O. Box 2063, Station B

Richmond Hill, Ontario L4E 1A3

Toll Free: 1-800-649-3639  


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 4 Simpson Road

Bolton, ON L7E 1G9


Rahila Chughtai

Community Living York South

101 Edward Avenue

Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 5E5

Business: 647-504-6370

Fax: 905-737-3284


Maria Skidelsky

Early Intervention Services of York Region

The Regional Municipality of York

Gates of York Plaza, 17320 Yonge Street, Unit 9

Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 7R9  


Aileen Guan

Association for Bright Children - York Region South

c/o 4 Simpson Road

Bolton, ON L7E 1G9


Clare MacDonald

Your 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


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​



Community Living Georgina

26943 Highway 48, P.O. Box 68

Sutton West, Ontario L0E 1R0

Business: 905-722-8947


Tina Morra

Ontario Parents of Visually Impaired Children (OPVIC)

PO Box 298

Oil Springs, ON N0N 1P0

Business: 519-616-4397


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


Sue Walters (SEAC Vice-Chair)

Autism Ontario Central East Region

11181 Yonge Street

Richmond Hill, Ontario L4S 1L2

Business: (416) 246-9592 extension 270

Autism Ontario Central East Region website


Lynn Ziraldo (SEAC Chair)

Learning Disabilities Association of York-Simcoe

9040 Leslie Street, Unit 208

Richmond Hill, Ontario L4B 3M4

Business: 905-884-7933

Fax: 905-770-9377


Staff Representatives

Wendy Howes

Coordinating Superintendent of Student Services and Well-Being

905-895-7227 ext. 3235 


Gillian Gibbons

Coordinating Superintendent of Curriculum and Instructional Services and Continuing Education

905-895-7227 ext. 3419 


Donna Donalds

Principal, Student Services

905-895-7227 ext. 3219 


Stephen Hopkins

Principal, Student Services

905-895-7227 ext. 3460  


Shannon Philp

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, Regency Acres Public School



Lori Davenport

Administrative Assistant to Associate Director of Education Kate Diakiw and SEAC

905-727-0022 ext. 2242


Trustee Representatives

Carolyn Butterworth


Lauri Hoeg 


Ed Law 


Nadeem Mahmood (Alternate)