Board of Directors
Bringing a passion to support and strengthen our community, Roderick (Rod) joined the board of MTML in 2018. He works in the field of organizational change and has helped the board develop MTML's 2020-2023 Strategy. As a president, Rod's focus is on continuously building the momentum of last year's developments and help MTML continue to understand and support literacy program providers' priorities. He lives in Toronto with his wife and two teenage children.
With over 7 years of strategic marketing communications experience and a passion for civic engagement and empowerment, Charanya Thiyanavadivel brings with her a unique perspective on the nexus between business and social impact.
Ambreen has 20 years of experience in the education field. Possessing a Masters in English Literature and in Educational Planning and Management, she has maintained successful positions as an English Language Instructor, Manager HR, Communication Executive and Literacy practitioner. Her previous work experience and life-long learning certificates and diplomas bring a wealth of information to develop learning strategies, recruitment procedures and governance. Her dedication and determination in helping individuals grow and develop are highlighted in all her professional achievements. She is also passionate about volunteering and has been an ardent volunteer in many non-profits across GTA. She loves to cook and paint in her free time.
Georgina Dos Santos
Georgina dos Santos possesses a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities and Urban Studies. Georgina has over 15 years of experience in the education field. She holds certificates in TESL (Teachers of English as a Second Language), Curriculum Development and Adult Education. She has maintained successful positions as an English teacher, ESL/LINC Instructor, Program Coordinator, and Language Assessor. She has experience and roles in life- skills management, teacher trainer, career and academic advisor. Her dedication and passion in helping individuals grow and develop their own skills are highlighted in her professional and personal achievements. She is a certified Reiki practitioner, a Toronto Writers Collective facilitator, and volunteer in mentorship programs throughout the GTA. Georgina joined MTML June 2019, as the Community Planner Project Manager. Georgina is responsible for the planning, management, coordination, and advocating of Literacy and Basic Skills Programs and professional development of Practitioners in the Toronto and York Region.