Our Board of Directors
Seniors Life Enhancement Centre (SLEC) is a non-profit organization founded in 1989.
Our strategic priorities are:
- The voice of the client
- Pursuit of passion for service excellence
- Quality and client safety
- Respected presence in the community
- Sustained and managed growth
Seniors Life Enhancement Centre is governed by a 10 member community volunteer Board of Directors. Board members are selected based on their skills, expertise and passion for seniors. The Board provides leadership and sets the strategic direction and priorities for SLEC and these are implemented by a qualified team of professionals.
The Board holds six (6) board meetings, an AGM and two (2) strategic plan refreshes through the year, special board meetings may be called if and when necessary. The work is supported by Board committees which focus on governance, education/development and performance quality and risk.
Wilmer Brewster - Board Chair
Wilmer was born in Barbados, and later moved to England, where she was educated and worked as a Nurse and Midwife. She moved to Canada, and settled in Mississauga some 35 years ago. She enjoyed a long and successful career with the Trillium Health Centre, where she worked as a Nurse and OR Specialist before moving into management, overseeing the Central Processing Department at the Health Centre for many years. Wilmer also served as an Educator for Centennial College during this period, demonstrating my life-long learning advocacy. Now retired, continue to be an active volunteer in a variety of community service organizations, serving with missionary out-reach programmes and seniors services. Currently, volunteers at the Seniors Life Enhancement Centre.
Michelle Goulbourne - Vice Chair
Michelle Goulbourne is an integrative systems thinker who has a strong record of leading cross-functional teams, establishing performance frameworks and implementing cost effective, sustainable process improvements. She has a M.A. in Sociology and Anthropology from the University of Guelph and has over 15years of decision support, project management, research and evaluation experience. She is an interdisciplinary researcher whose previous work and publications span many sectors from volunteer activity valuation to mathematical sociology. Her publications include ‘Assigning Economic Value to Volunteer Activity: Eight Tools for Efficient Program Management’ http://nonprofitscan.imaginecanada.ca/files/nonprofitscan/en/iyv/goulbourne_man_english_web.pdf and ‘A Cybernetic Control Model of Emotions: The Case of Depression’ co-authored with N.J. MacKinnon in Purpose, Meaning, and Action: Control Systems Theories in Sociology http://us.macmillan.com/purposemeaningandaction/KentMcClelland.
Theresa Benedetto - Treasurer
Born in Malta, raised in Canada, where I was educated, attending the University of Western Ontario and graduating with a degree in Social Science. A long time Brampton resident, married with three children. For over thirty years, I enjoyed a successful career in Retail primarily with Loblaw Companies Limited. I worked in various areas of the business including, finance, supply chain, and store operations before finished my career as the VP of General Merchandising Buying and Merchandising. Now retired, I am an active volunteer in a number of community service organizations.
Nicki Morris - Director/Acting Secretary
Nicki Morris has 18 years of experience leading people and managing operations in the healthcare and corporate sectors. Her most recent role was as the Vice President of Home Health for a national home healthcare provider, serving over 30,000 seniors across Canada. She is a Physiotherapist with a Masters in Health Science in Health Administration and an MBA in Leadership and she is also an Assistant Clinical Professor at McMaster University. Nicki lives in Mississauga and owns a leadership consulting and business coaching organization. She has a passion for ensuring that seniors have access to the care and services they need and that they are supported in attaining a high quality of life.
Lynn Gwilliam - Director
I graduated as a nurse from Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto and the University of Ottawa. My professional career has been primarily in Education related to Paediatrics and Continuing Education for Nurses. For the past ten years I worked as a Home Care Supervisor in Mississauga. I retired in January 2014. Community volunteering is important to me. In 1985 I accepted an appointment with the Ministry of Child and Youth Services and I continue in this position. I am also on the Halton Alzheimers Community Advisory Committee. My husband developed Alzheimers Disease and he attended the Seniors Life Enhancement Centres for three years. In February 2014 he was admitted to a Long Term Care facility. I joined the Board of SLEC in the fall of 2013.
Housam Minawi - Driector
Housam Minawi has earned his Master’s degree in Marketing from the States, beside his Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering . During his career life, Housam has earned an extensive managerial experience by working at and doing business with major multinational pharmaceutical and medical devices companies. His passion about serving the society has led him into this path. Housam has received several recommendations for his dedication and professionalism, and continually received recognition for his communication skills and leadership excellence.
Elizabeth Sharr - Director
Elizabeth is a senior accountant at KPMG in Hamilton. She has been involved with various not-for-profit organizations in both Vancouver and the GTA in a variety of roles. She is eager to apply her knowledge and skills to help SLEC achieve its goals and continue to build its presence in the local community.
Wendy Mullinder - Director
Wendy facilitates a community support program for caregivers and frail seniors through a multi-service, non-profit agency in Mississauga. With a special interest and competence in language-specific and intergenerational programming, she has been involved in community work for over 35 years. She has recently trained as a Mental Health First Aid trainer through the Mental Health Commission of Canada.
Ann Murell - Director