EXECUTIVE TEAM

Sara Dias

Executive Director

From 1998 to 2005, Sara was the Director of Development and Promotion for the Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus Association.  As a member of the senior management team, Sara collaborated in overseeing operations of the twelve executive offices across the province of Ontario.  From 2005 to 2019, Sara spearheaded the philanthropy department with Community Living Mississauga.  Sara directed governmental special funding projects, community outreach and engagement initiatives and organizational campaigns.  She is a graduate from Rotman Commerce, holds a graduate certification in Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability, University of Toronto and has been a member of the Association for Fundraising Professionals since 1998.  Sara’s commitment to the non-profit sector has helped enrich the lives of many individuals with disabilities and their families.  Sara’s vision is that all people live in a state of dignity and respect, and share in all elements of living in a community which is welcoming, accepting and inclusive of everyone.

Richard Ramos

Development Manager

Richard Ramos is an accomplished project management professional and planner with 20 years of experience in construction management and land development. His extensive background ranges from the initial municipal planning stages, right through to budget management in all phases of construction. He is a graduate from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Architecture, and is a qualified examiner for the Ontario Building Code. He also holds a professional project manager designation in the construction industry, and has been a member since 2009. From 2000 to 2007, Richard was employed with several credited architectural firms, as a senior architectural consultant and planner for proposed residential, commercial, and industrial construction projects. He has been responsible for project management from the ground-breaking stage through to completion, while controlling budgets and schedules. From 2008 to 2014, Richard held the position of senior project manager with the York Catholic District School Board to oversee the construction of all new elementary and secondary schools, while maintaining an annual budget of over $80 million in construction costs.

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