Carolyn Davis, Interim Executive Director
Carolyn has over 20 years’ experience as an executive in the non-profit community service sector as the Executive Director of Catholic Crosscultural Services (CCS) and previously of Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office. At present, she has a consulting practice with The Osborne Group. Carolyn has managed complex organizations and developed the policies and structures needed for organizational health. She leads with a commitment to developing strong management teams and building formal and informal partnerships with multiple stakeholders.
Office: (416) 252-7949 x 231
Lina Almanzan, Resource Systems Manager
Lina Almanzan started her career in the IT field in 1995 and has worked as a proposal engineer, technical supply manager, program specialist, media and advertising coordinator, and IT manager. With over 15 years’ experience as project manager, she has worked as senior consultant developing complex financial, inventory and production reports for ERP systems. She is responsible for Women’s Habitat’s IT needs, works to serve her Spanish speaking community and manages the resource development team. She holds a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering with a major in Systems.
Office: (416) 252-7949 x 232
Alicia Whyte, Shelter Manager
Alicia Whyte is a trauma counsellor with over 9 years’ experience supporting survivors of sexual violence, gender-based violence and intimate partner violence . She completed the Assaulted Women’s and Children’s Advocate Counsellor program with George Brown College. She has worked with several organizations including TRCC/MWAR providing crisis line counselling, court support, face to face peer counselling, Take back the Night & SAAM Committees, training facilitator as well as Aura Freedom International as a trauma counsellor. Alicia has advocacy and activism in her soul, she has strong leadership skills which she uses to empower those around her and is committed to working herself out of a job by supporting the end of GBV, smashing the patriarchy and the stigmas surrounding GBV and sexual violence.
Office: (416) 252-1785 x 232
Carla Neto, Community Program Manager
Carla Neto has a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Ryerson University and is currently a candidate for a Masters of International Business Administration with the Westford School of Management, Dubai (UAE). Prior to coming to Women’s Habitat, Carla managed the YWCA Women’s Shelter and Transitional Housing and Support Program for over 10 years where she successfully implemented the Trauma-Informed Service Model and developed a Housing Readiness Program. Carla is a transformational leader and an avid advocate for social justice. Carla chairs the Manager’s group and co-chairs the Transitional Housing and Support Program (THSP) Network where she is the Lead for the Housing Task Group. Carla currently represents Women’s Habitat in two important community networks; the Mimico Lakeshore Community Network (MLCN) and the Lakeshore Affordable Housing Advocacy and Action Group (LAHAAG). These networks focus on social reform issues such as Poverty Reduction, Housing, Transit and Youth Engagement.
Office: (416) 252-7949 x 225
Edna Ramos, Finance and Operations Manager
Edna Ramos joined the Women’s Habitat in 2018 as the Finance and Operations Manager. She works with the Executive Director and senior management to develop the annual operating budget for review and approval by the board of directors. She also prepares monthly financial reports and analysis, and contributes to the maintenance of an accurate, up-to-date general ledger.
Edna has spent the majority of his early career in the not-for-profit sector. She worked for the Junior Achievement of Central Ontario and at the Alzheimer Society of Ontario (ASO), both charities for more than ten years. Her last position at ASO was as Senior Accountant managing the general accounting function of the centralized finance group of the Alzheimer Societies of Canada, Ontario and Toronto.
Edna holds a bachelor’s of science degree in business administration, major in in accounting, and is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Certified General Accountant (CGA).
Office: (416) 252-7949 x 233