SCHC is dedicated to meeting the diverse, holistic health needs of the communities of Scarborough by addressing the physical, mental, social, financial and environmental aspects of their health. Through the promotion of healthy lifestyles and the delivery of a comprehensive range of culturally competent health and social services, we cultivate vital and connected communities.
Jeanie Argiropoulos, MHSc, CHE, is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SCHC. Jeanie is an accredited senior executive with over 25 years of experience providing leadership to key organizations in Ontario’s healthcare delivery system. She has a master’s degree in health administration from the University of Toronto, is a designated Canadian Health Executive, and an Executive Member of the Canadian College of Health Service Leaders.
In her current role as Chief Executive Officer at the Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities, Jeanie has driven a transformational journey that has resulted in a client-centered healthcare services solution that is proactively addressing the determinants of health and building a strong and connected community. As a strong advocate for health equity, she has focused her energies on helping to form an integrated health system to improve the health and wellness of Scarborough’s residents.
Kevin Yi is the Chief Financial and Administrative Officer. Kevin plays a critical role in developing and implementing the financial strategy of Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities. As a senior leadership team member, Kevin is an advisor to the senior leadership and management teams, evaluating and assisting them with their financial plans and ensuring alignment with strategic and operational planning. He is also responsible for overseeing all fiscal and fiduciary responsibilities, including the organization’s human resources corporate administration, and providing policy recommendations to the CEO and Board of Directors.
Nash Hassan, is the VP of Community Health & Chief of Professional Practice. He leads Community Health programs including Community Health Centre, Diabetes Education Program, Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence, Health Promotion, Interprofessional Practice Team, and Hospice Palliative Team. He is also responsible for strategic and operational planning that supports the organization’s goals and objectives and provides policy recommendations to the Chief Executive Officer.
Callum is the VP of Innovation, Improvement, and Engagement. Areas of responsibility are Data analytics and Performance management, Person and Family Centred Care and Client Relations, Technology and Information Management, Quality Improvement and Change Management, Risk Assessment and Client Safety, Accreditation, and the organization’s Privacy Officer.
Michelle West-Martin is the Vice President of Community Services and Strategic Partnerships. In her portfolio, there is a wide range of community support, seniors’ support, community engagement, community mental health and addictions, and social support programs and services. In addition to the operational oversight over this portfolio, she is responsible for identifying new and strengthening existing, partnerships to support the mission, vision, values, and strategic priorities of SCHC. As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the VP of Community Services and Strategic Partnerships works collaboratively to ensure the provision of comprehensive, coordinated, community-based health care, community support, and social services.
Shola Alabi is the Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging.
As part of our commitment to improving Diversity, Inclusion, Equity & Belonging within our own organization and community, in 2020, SCHC leadership and Board participated in extensive education on anti-black racism and truth and reconciliation. This was followed by the procurement of a consulting firm experienced in DIE&B to inform our strategy and included facilitated discussions with black identifying staff about their experiences, as foundational work in our journey to making improvements to SCHC’s DIE&B culture and mandatory education of all staff on Anti Black Racism to educate staff on the experiences of Black People in North America, especially in Canada. Also, a Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion was created and promoted from within SCHC to oversee the execution of the strategy and sustainment of the culture SCHC committed to. In addition, a survey of the black community in Scarborough has been conducted to better identify needs and gaps to better inform programming and services for Scarborough’s black population. Other work includes the development of Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) to track and improve our socio-demographic data collection and a Board developed and approved a comprehensive land acknowledgment with further development in Reconciliation planned. SCHC acknowledges that this is a journey and will continue to embed DIE&B into strategy, decisions, and community engagement.
Debra McGonegal is the Director of Communications and Development, Marketing, Fund & Volunteer Development.
Lynn Muir-Wheeler is the Director of Community Health Teams. In her role as Director Lynn works with the Managers of the Hospice Palliative Care, Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence, Inter-professional Primary Care, Health Promotion, and Diabetes Education Program teams, as well as, the pandemic recovery and sustainability projects. In addition, Lynn Chairs several internal committees including Infection Protection and Control, Ethics and Research, Professional Practice in Action, Mental Health, and Addictions, and the Mobile Health Unit Working Group.
Sandy Aitchison is the Human Resources Manager.
Charanjit Singh is the Community Wellness and Engagement Manager. In this role, he oversees the Mid-Scarborough Hub – Community Wellness & Engagement, the EarlyOn Child and Family Centre, Child and Youth programming, and the Provincial Youth Outreach Worker program. In addition, Charanjit is responsible for the management of three special projects that address community wellness and safety: Mind & Spirit Youth Leadership, the Community Violence, Wellbeing and Recovery Project, and the Cross Community Violence Intervention project.
Deby Kanagarajoo is the Community Health Teams Manager. In this role, she will lead the Hospice, Health Promotion, and Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Teams.
Megan Davies is the manager of the Senior Support Services team. In this role, she oversees the Meals on Wheels, Transportation, Caregiver Wellness, Adult Day Program, Active Living Centre, Acquired Brain Inquiry outreach, home maintenance, and the community support intake teams.
Christine Hewitt is the Community Supports Manager. In this role, she is responsible for the Assisted Living Services, Lawrence East Partnership Program, and Service Arrangement Coordination.
Tina Kumar is the Interim Manager of Community Health Teams. In this role, she oversees the Diabetes Education Program (DEP) and the Inter-Professional Primary Care (IPPC) Team.
Shivana Sankar is the Community Services Manager. In this role, she oversees many of our Food Security Initiatives including the Food Bank Programs & Meals Programs, Furniture Bank, and the Housing Help Team. Shivana is also responsible for the management of various seasonal programs, such as the Holiday Support Program, A Gift to Remember, Clothing Bank, and the Tax Clinic.
Chad is the Manager of Quality Improvement Decision Support. Areas of responsibility include Decision Support (Data Analytics and Performance Management), Quality Improvement, and Change Management.
Chandranie Roberts is the Primary Care Manager.
Amy Stephenson is the interim Manager – Special Project for the Vaccine Engagement Team and High Priority Communities Strategy. Amy supports these mobile teams to connect with the residents of Scarborough providing COVID-19 Vaccines and wrap-around support to those impacted by the Pandemic. This includes improved access to primary care, mental health and addiction services, and preventative health measure like cancer screening.