Bianca Albanese is the Executive Vice President of the Carion Fenn Foundation. A recent graduate from Queen’s University, she currently works as a Volunteer Coordinator for Malvern Family Resource Centre. Bianca is a past Lead Instructor at Mathnasium, the math learning centre in Ajax and a former Girls Inc. volunteer. She also served as a communications coordinator for a mayoral campaign in the 2018 municipal election in Ajax and did communications work for a federal nomination campaign in 2019. 

Natasha Halliday, MA, CYCP 

Child & Youth Practitioner

Director of Mental Health, Board Member​​​

Toronto, ON Canada

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The Carion Fenn Foundation Board of Directors meet regularly to oversee the policies and practices to promote integrity, transparency and accountability. Our Executive Team are accountable for the Day to Day operations of our organization. We also have two Board Committees who are devoted, focused and meet monthly to implementing our Programs through Durham Wellness Network and Durham Black Network. Our committees are composed of Community Leaders, Experts and Community Members devoted to implementing our health & wellness programs. 

Alex Blair 

Retired Social Worker

Director At Large, Board Member

Ajax, ON Canada

Natasha Halliday, MA, CYCP, Speaker, has been working in mental health for over 20 years with a specific focus on youth. She has worked in variety of settings including hospitals, schools and community agencies. Natasha believes that we all possess resilience. She is dedicated to uncovering the resilience already there, foster and build resilience where needed, and demonstrating how to grow through adversity.

Natasha has facilitated trainings on mental health forensics, and conducted community presentations on a various mental health topics. She has been teaching in the Child and Youth Care Program for over 10 years.  Natasha has shared her expertise at conferences, on radio podcasts, in workshops, seminars, mental health forums and community events.

Tejus Tuppal

University Student

Director At Large, Board Member 

Whitby, ON Canada

Cheryl Pitter

Support Coordinator

Brampton, ON Canada

Ashley Henery

Executive Assistant, President & CEO

Carion Fenn Foundation

Ajax, ON Canada

Alex is a retired crisis councillor for the City of Toronto. A resident of Town of Ajax, he has a tremendous amount of experience working as a social worker. He has a bachelors degree in social work and been helping familys for over 40 years. 

Carion Fenn​​

Founding President & CEO and Board Chair

Ajax, ON Canada

I am a Registered Psychotherapist serving clients in and around Whitby, Ontario, as well as online. With 10 years of experience providing both short-term counselling and long-term psychotherapy. I work with children, youth, adults, couples, and families presenting mental health issues; behavioral, developmental and parenting difficulties, as well as people managing chronic pain and illness or undergoing critical life transitions such as immigration or divorce. License in Ontario since 2010 with a ​Honours BSc. General Psychology, Masters of Education and Master of Arts in Health and Clinical Psychology.

Rev. Michlynn Walton has been connected to the Elemental Energies from a very early age. She draws on the energies unique properties as a means to navigate her journey and learn about the world we live in. Her accreditation's include: Ordained Metaphysical Reverend, Reiki, Soul Retrieval, Quantum Touch, EFT, and Sound Vibration Healing Teacher/Mentor/ Practitioner - Public speaker, Energy Intuitive - Spiritual Workshop & Retreat Facilitator - Birth & Death Doula, Grief Counselor & Hospice Worker. Rev Michlynn shares her gifts all over the world. 

Ashley is a grade 11 honour roll student at Ajax High School. She enjoys spending time researching about medical advancements, volunteering and making a different in her community. She is an active volunteer with the Town of Ajax, Lakeridge Health, ESP Worship Centre and The Carion Fenn Foundation. She is an aspiring doctor and looking forward to becoming a Paediatrician. Through her passion for medicine and her personal experiences she has gain an understanding and need to be able to make an impact for those who need compassionate care. 

Rev. Michlynn Walton

Owner, GrandDad Cares

Director At Large, Board Member

Ajax, On Canada

Ron Fenn

Vice President & Co-Founder​ 

​Ajax, ON Canada

Carion Fenn is a TV show host at Rogers TV Durham hosting Health 180 with Carion Fenn and Ending Racism: What will it take? She is the Founding President & CEO of the Carion Fenn Foundation and an award-winning healthcare advocate. Carion is a Board of Trustee, Vice Chair & Chair of the Board Quality Committee and Committee Board Chair of The Ajax Pickering Hospital Community Panel for Lakeridge Health, governing the 5 hospitals in Durham Region. Carion is the first black woman to run for Mayor of the Town of Ajax and a past Vice Chair and Accessibility Advisor to Council on the Accessibility Advisory Committee for the Town of Ajax. She is a member of the Ajax Legion and the Congress of Black Women Canada Ajax/ Pickering. Carion has earned several recognitions for her community service. She is a winner for CIBWE’s Canada 100 Black Women to Watch 2020 and has been selected for the following: Women of Influence, “Meet A Role Model” 2020; 2020 Black History Month Panel speaker identified as someone who personifying black excellence; the Denise House 35 Courageous Woman Award; one of the 100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women by the honourable Jean Augustine & her Co-authors; the Ontario Volunteer Service Award (10 YRS) from the Ontario Provincial Government; Adult Ajax Civic Award (the Town’s Highest Honour); Education and Accessibility Community Award from the Town of Ajax; Spinal Cord Injury Ontario and University Health Network Patti Dawson Award and Advocacy Award from Abilities Awards.  ​​

Nicole N. Hanson, MES (Pl.)

Urban Planner

Director of Advocacy, Board Member

Mississauga, ON Canada

Ken Anderson

​Patient, Syringomyelia

Director At Large, Board Member 

North Vancouver, BC Canada

Cheryl is a passionate, caring person who is keen on helping others. She's dedicated to helping others and understand the day to day life of living with pain. She's able to share her experiences and provide unconditional support to others. 

Nicole specializes in land use planning and environmental regulatory compliance for long-range planning process. Nicole holds a Masters Degree in Urban and Regional Planning, and is well versed in meeting provincial and municipal regulations of environmental compliance. Nicole specializes in land use planning and environmental regulatory compliance for long-range planning process. Nicole holds a Masters Degree in Urban and Regional Planning, and is well versed in meeting provincial and municipal regulations of environmental compliance. Nicole retains extensive knowledge of provincial legislation for planning and development systems and processes; Provincial Policy Statement, Ontario Planning Act, Ontario Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, The Big Move (Metrolinx), Metrolinx Five Year Strategy 2015-2020, Indian Lands Act, Ontario Heritage Act, Environmental Assessment Act, Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act and the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act. Nicole N. Hanson has been a long-standing advocate of building healthy communities as an urban planner and visionary. As a recent cancer survivor who was misdiagnosed for a number of years, Nicole understands the importance of building capacity and awareness on issues of chronic illnesses in the public interest.

Heather is a Registered Nurse with over 15 years of experience in the health care and social service industry. She has extensive knowledge and experience in health education, health promotion, disease prevention, mental health and occupational health. Her experience and expertise in various fields such as; behavioural science, epidemiology and fundamental health sciences allows Heather to play a multi-faceted role in influencing and supporting businesses and organizations to promote and maintain the health of employees in the workplace. Heather uses prevention, protection, and pro-active health solutions to create and implement effective health and wellness programs for the workplace to improve employee health, minimize illness transmission and create a productive, healthy, and safe work environment. Heather is an active and strong advocate for social and health equality for members of the community. She believes in putting the individual first and creating a healthy community through empowering its members to live a holistic and expansive life. Heather volunteers for various committees and boards dedicated to healthcare, social equality and community development.

Eithan

Vice President in training

​Ajax, ON Canada

Ken Anderson was born, raised and lives in North Vancouver, British Columbia, and much of that time has been spent living with disability. Ken survived a spinal cord injury occurring as a result of a motor vehicle accident when he was just a teenager. Ken having suffered a devastating life setback chose to value the gift of life and drive forward productively and energetically. Ken participated in rehabilitation at the G.F. Strong Rehabilitation Centre. Ken has also continued to pursue athletics,  participating in an array of wheelchair athletic venues. Most notably Ken was part of the Sports Hall of Fame inducted Vancouver Cable Cars Wheelchair basketball team. Ken has also worked for the British Columbia Paraplegic Association. After High School Ken attended the British Columbia Institute of Technology BCIT as well as Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Having been a person living with disability since his teenage years, Ken has seen the need for advocacy in support of the rights and freedoms of the disabled, and has for much of his life, both worked and volunteered in support of his peers. 

Tejus Tuppal is a third-year student in the Bachelor of Commerce program at the Ontario Tech University (UOIT). He likes to combine his business knowledge with causes related to healthcare. He sits on the UOIT Academic Council as an Undergraduate Student Representative and is a leader on and off campus in various initiatives which have social impact. He hopes to aid the Carion Fenn Foundation by helping out with communications, as spreading the word about support is the first step in aiding those who need help. 

​​​Ron Fenn, is a Fire Protection Engineering Technology College Student and worked as an election officer with the Town of Ajax in 2014. He recently volunteered with the Town of Ajax Fire Department as a part of his college program. He's certified to work with children and been volunteering in building the Carion Fenn Foundation for 11 years. Ron is the original co-founder of support for those affected by Syringomyelia, Chiari Malformation with Carion. He knows what its like as a family member watching a loved one affected and being affected by a rare disease. He's a past volunteer with the Town of Ajax. Ron is CPR certified and have his smartserve which he recently used in volunteering at the Pickering Ribfest which its profits goes to help charities and nonprofits. Ron is dedicated and work hard to help those affected by Rare Diseases and look forward to becoming a Fire Fighter. 

Bianca Albanese

Board Secretary &

Executive Vice President

Ajax, ON Canada

Heather Frempong, RN, BScN,

Registered Nurse

Director of Health, Board Member

Whitby, ON Canada

Eithan has been an Ambassador in building the Carion Fenn Foundation for 9 Years and an award winning athlete. He doesn't miss a flag raising we do. He's seen in pictures raising the Flag with Mayors of Town of Ajax and City Pickering. He plans on going to school to become a doctor to cure Syringomyelia. Eithan is the son of Carion Fenn, born following her diagnoses of Post-Traumatic Syringomyelia. His birth made it in the Medical Journal which is helping others. Eithan is a past Competitive Gymnast at Acros Gymnastic Club. Through working with his mom and brother in advocating for others, Eithan has developed the passion for helping others. Eithan has a heart of cold and he's developed a passion for knowing when someone isn't doing too well. He often goes around town asking, are you ok? can I give you an hug. As you see his mom's compassion for others is apart of who Eithan is. 

Board of directors & Executive team: 

Vielka Almanzar Bautista, HBA, MEd, MA

Registered Psychotherapist

Director of Programs, Board Member

Oshawa, ON Canada

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