LIUBA MAMONOVA Chair of Board, Member of Personnel Committee
Liuba Mamonova is a management consulting professional with a degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Toronto. She currently works at StraNexus, a management advisory firm. Growing up she had an extensive immersion in visual and graphic arts. Liuba was attracted to the Children’s Peace Theatre by the work that CPT does with youth in the community, leveraging various dramatic and visual art tools to teach conflict transformation and peace building. She joined the Children’s Peace Theatre as Board Member in January 2011 and has served on the board as Treasurer and most recently as Chair.
NUWAN RAJAPASKI Vice Chair, Fundraising and Finance Committee
Nuwan Rajapakse works in Operations Management at TD Securities. He has been a board member since 2012 in the capacity of a General Member and Vice-Chair of the Board. He has been drawn to Children's Peace Theatre for it's involvement in shaping the future of youth in the local community and the Youth Art Space's ability to magnify the impact of Children's Peace Theatre work in the GTA and beyond!
LILLIA SHILLINGFORD Member of Programs, Anti-Oppression Committee
Lilia 'Esi' Shilingford is a Community Organizer, Life Coach, Mentor, Life Skills Facilitator, Presenter and African Centered Rites of Passage Elder. She's the Founder of Esi Aya Initiatives, Consultant and Leader for Young Woman Circles & Groups (Toronto-Ghana, West Afrika), Founder of YourSOULpurpose and Co-Founder of Akuesi Consulting Services. She's currently the Community Outreach, Consumer Engagement & Policy Advisor for Ontario Energy Board. Her philosophy is "I Do this by Standing on the Shoulders of My Ancestors".
MAXINE AKU BROWN Member of Programs, Anti-Oppression Committee
Maxine Aku Brown is a committed professional in the field of Social Services and Program Development for over 20 years. She holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Studies from York University. Both her educational background as well as her extensive career experience has resulted in the successful development of programming for marginalized youth in the areas of mental health and identity formation both within the GTA and internationally. Maxine has been an advocate for the Children’s Peace Theatre for nearly 10 years and she currently serves on the Board since 2014.
LUBOMYR BILYK Treasurer, Fundraising and Finance Committee
Lubomyr Bilyk is an audit and assurance professional at a national professional services firm. He is a Chartered Accountant and a member of CPA Ontario. He holds a Master's Degree in Management and Professional Accounting and a Bachelor's Degree in Economics, both from the University of Toronto. Lubomyr joined the board in 2016 and currently serves as Treasurer. Lubomyr is a firm believer in the influential and transformative power of the arts.
OUR DYNAMIC BOARD! We Are Honoured By Your Dedication.
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With the help and support of these dedicated directors, Children's Peace Theatre continues to blossom into our possibilities while remaining grounded and steadfast in our mandate, values and passion.
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