Matthieu KamwaDr. Matthieu Kamwa
Co-Chair

Dr. Matthieu Kamwa’s previous experience includes former Senior Epidemiologist and Executive at the World Health Organization, and former Medical Officer and Chief Medical of Health, Ministry of Public Health, Cameroon. He possesses 25+ years in providing leadership in global health, health policy development, and health care systems restructuring including community empowerment, prevention and control of communicable diseases, and coordination of  research for health. His experience also includes management of health services and programs, coordination of research for health, and engagement of stakeholders and partners in health.

Karman Lock

Karman Lock, B.Sc.(Hons.), LL.B.
Co-Chair

Karman Lock was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2011 after having received her Honours B.Sc. in Neuroscience and Law Degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She articled with a prominent family law firm in York Region and has been practising family law and litigation since her call to the bar.

Karman’s studies began in neuroscience where she researched extensively in behavioural neuroscience and was been published in an international research journal in the brain sciences. During law school, Karman received a student clerkship with the Hon. Chief Justice Kennedy of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia. She also volunteered with Pro Bono Students Canada and chaired the Public Relations committee for Habitat for Humanity Halifax-Dartmouth.

Karman is growing her practice in family law, wills and estates, and estate litigation. She works closely with family law clients dealing with and resolving the legal issues that arise as the result of preparing for marriage, separation, divorce, or child custody and access. As a trained Collaborative Family Lawyer she can also assist clients in resolving issues collaboratively by way of negotiation and without going to court. She also assists her clients in estate planning through the preparation of their Wills and Powers of Attorney, estate administration when a loved one has passed away, and as counsel in estate litigation matters.

Bo Wang-Frape
Treasurer

Bo Wang-Frape is a financial specialist with a wide range of experience encompassing public practice, several corporate organizations, an established not for profit entity, and a large government agency. Bo earned her MBA at Laurentian University, and holds a CPA, CGA designation.

Although Bo’s primary expertise is in financial management, she has a particular interest in change management, specifically in the area of systems design and implementation through upgrading and streamlining information technology systems.

Bo has been actively involved in a variety of volunteer activities over the years, and strongly supports a wide range of social justice and environmental protection causes. In addition to her recent participation with the AIDS Committee of York Region, she is currently a board member for Sierra Club Canada Foundation.

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Gavin Demonte
Interim Secretary

Gavin is an experienced Engineering Project Manager currently working for an industry leading payments processing technology firm. Prior to this, Gavin was part of a Toronto-based start-up that was later acquired.

Gavin has received his engineering degree, with honors, from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, is a trained Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, and a Project Management Professional (PMP).

Gavin takes pride in his community involvement and for many years volunteered as an instructor at a large Martial Arts Academy where he taught adult and youth programs. More recently, he is pursuing a partnership with the Big Brother Big Sisters organization to further increase his involvement with community programs.

Jalal Mortazavi

Jalal Mortazavi
Member at Large

Jalal Mortazavi worked as a physician providing health promotion and medical services in a holistic approach to marginalized people including people living with HIV/AIDS for over 16 years in Iran. He was engaged in raising public awareness and advocacy as a health journalist and TV producer. His work with civil society organizations included managing different internationally funded health promotion projects. He was the former CEO of the Family Health Association of Iran, which is a member associated with the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF).

Jalal’s life journey includes the study of different philosophical trends, mindfulness and contemplative practices to promote mental health, reconciliation and nonviolence. He also has an MA in Buddhism from International Buddhist College in Thailand.

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Michelle Sudeyko
Member at Large

Michelle Sudeyko is a seasoned sales professional and a business executive with over 30 years’ experience. She has worked with a large number of Fortune 500 companies throughout her entire career.

Michelle has been working with Crestcom for close to 8 years in a facilitator and marketing capacity.  Though she did not start her career in training and development, Crestcom became a perfect fit for her.  Prior to that, in 2005, Michelle had spent 20+ years in the office products industry as an International Accounts Manager | Sales Manager | General Manager, Eastern Canada. The industry allowed her to hone her skills in Sales, Marketing, Management, Communication and Facilitation. In her management roles, she managed teams of 5 – 45 members. Michelle started her career with a diploma in Marketing from Humber College in Toronto, ON. She later worked on various components at York University for a degree in Business Administration.

In the past two years, she has had a great opportunity to also work with national charities; Lupus Canada and Kidney Cancer Canada, assisting them in their communication and program needs. She was the Director of Fundraising at Women’s Centre of York Region for 18 months working on corporate sponsorship and event execution.  Balancing both ‘worlds’, Crestcom and charity support has been a wonderful experience that she plans to continue.