Vision Statement

To be recognized as a community leader in enabling people with disabilities to experience an enhanced quality of life.

Mission Statement

To empower people with disabilities to live independently in their community, leveraging best practices and professional support services.

Who We Are

Values We Believe in:

  • Each individual has the inherent right to be accepted, empowered, independent and given opportunity
  • Responsible, accountable, respectful practices that are based on honesty and integrity
  • Staff empowerment and ongoing development
  • Strong partnering and collaboration with the community

Management Staff

Debra Travassos
Executive Director

Office: 905-450-5185 ext. 102

Maria Tagorda
Residential Operations Manager

Office: 905-450-5185 ext. 104

Kaitlyn Madensky
Workplace Resource Manager

Office: 905-450-8495

Sydney Thibault
Residential Supervisor

Office: 905-450-8495 ext. 115

Board Members

Vanessa Thibodeau

Vanessa Thibodeau

President

PCH is important to our community, and I have a strong commitment to the cause. With over a decade of involvement in various business roles, it’s an honour to lend my experience to ensure the nonprofit has adequate resources to advance its mission, protect its ethical governance and financial management policies, and help ensure a sustainable future for the people it serves. This is also a welcome opportunity for me to collaborate with, and learn from like-minded individuals, all championing for the same cause.

Erika Jacobs

Erika Jacobs

Vice President

Lawyer at Walker Head Lawyers
Erika was first elected to the PCH Board on November 17, 2014

Badar Rana

Badar Rana

Director

Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA); Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
Corporate Controller with GP Custom Metals Inc.
Badar was first elected to PCH Board on June 24, 2017

Ashley Dobbin Mohammed

Ash Dobbin-Mohammed

Director

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Ash Dobbin-Mohammed is a distinguished healthcare leader with a rich background in healthcare leadership and patient-centered care. She is a Nurse Practitioner and brings a 14-year foundation in cancer care, critical care, and cardiology. Her leadership journey is rooted in firsthand insights and a commitment to transforming healthcare systems. Beyond her leadership roles, Ash also holds an academic appointment as Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Nursing.

Ash’s leadership ethos is grounded in empowerment, adaptability, and responsibility. Motivated by the organization’s vision and mission, she is dedicated to supporting both PCH and the invaluable individuals we serve. Ash brings a wealth of experience and a passion for creating positive change to her roles, fostering collaboration and driving excellence in healthcare.

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Kim Kresack

Director

Coming soon

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Muhammad Taha Ali

Director

Coming soon

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