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 and Systems Manager
Lina Almanzan started her career in 1995 in the IT field. She has worked in different industries in the areas of proposals, ERP systems, turn-key projects, supply management, media and advertising. With over 15 years’ experience as project manager, she leads the Philanthropy and Engagement team and she is also responsible for Women’s Habitat’s IT needs. She holds a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering with a major in Systems and a Fundraising Management Certificate from Ryerson University. She is proud to serve her Spanish speaking community.
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