Alex Blair 

Retired Social Worker

Director At Large 

Ajax On Canada

Tejus Tuppal

University Student

Director At Large 

Whitby, On Canada

Cheryl Pitter

Support Coordinator

Brampton, ON Canada

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. 

Ron Fenn

Vice President & Co-Founder​ 

​Ajax, ON Canada

Nicole N. Hanson, MES (Pl.)

Urban Planner

Director of Advocacy

Mississauga, ON 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. 

Board of Directors & Executive Team:

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.


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. 

Eithan has been an Ambassador in building the Carion Fenn Foundation for 8 Years. 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 his mom, Carion. Eithan is the son of Carion Fenn, born following her diagnoses of Syringomyelia & Chiari Malformation. His birth made it in the medical Journal which is helping others. Eithan is a Competitive Gymnast at Acros Gymnastic Club and looking forward to competing Provincially. 

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. 

​Vielka Almanzar Bautista, HBA, MEd, MA

Registered Psychotherapist

Director at Large

Whitby, ON Canada

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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. 

The Carion Fenn Foundation Board of Directors are accountable for governance of the organization and the Executive Team are accountable for the Day to Day operation of the Carion Fenn Foundation who are volunteers making a difference and giving back to society. 

Carion Fenn is the President and CEO of the Carion Fenn Foundation; TV Show Host of Health 180 with Carion Fenn on Rogers TV Durham; an Award-Winning healthcare advocate and a Town of Ajax Mayoral Candidate 2018. Carion is a Member of Lakeridge Health Board of Trustees, Board Quality Committee Vice Chair and Co-Chair Ajax Pickering Hospital Community Panel. She is a Past Accessibility Advisor to Town of Ajax Council and Vice Chair on the Accessibility Advisory Committee. Carion is honoured to be selected as one of the 100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women 2018 by the honourable Jean Augustine & her Co-authors and she is also a Denise House 35 Courageous Woman Award Recepient 2019. 

Ashley Henery

Youth Ambassador

Carion Fenn Foundation

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​​

Board Chair, President & CEO

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.

Paul was born and educated in Toronto and moved to Ajax in 1995 where he has resided ever since. He is married with three grown children.

Paul received a Master’s Degree in Public Administration form York University with a major in economics. His career was in finance management, accounting and economics in the public sector and most recently was the CFO for the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) from 2012 to 2017. Paul retired from that position in 2017 and manages his own financial and strategic planning company.

Paul is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA- CGA) and keeps up his interest in the not for profit accounting sector. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for Hydrocephalus Canada and acts as the Treasurer for that organization.

Paul has been actively involved in the federal political scene in Ajax and was the President of the Ajax Federal Conservative Association for most years from 2010 to 2019.

In his spare time Paul pursues his interests of writing, golf and taking care of his energetic dog.


Ken Anderson

Director At Large

North Vancouver, BC Canada

Paul Egli

Director of Finance

​Ajax, ON Canada

Beverly Holtzman

Events Coordinator

Toronto, ON Canada

My name is Beverly Holtzman, I have had LAM for 15 years and I love life. I just finished a 27 year Career with TD Bank Financial Group to take care of my health. I am ready to take the next step by getting ready for a double lung transplant at TGH. Lam is pretty rare only 2000 known in the world.

Bianca Albanese

Board Secretary & Executive Vice President

Ajax, ON Canada