Meet the Gatehouse Board of Directors

Bruce McKay, Chair

Bruce is a licensed private investigator who owns and operates a private investigation firm specializing in security consultation s and issues of cross border transportation cargo theft investigation and prevention. Bruce has been a facilitator at The Gatehouse since 2010, participating in level 1 and the new level 2 support groups for men and women. Since 2007, he has been facilitating male participant groups with "A Time for Men" which is an organization closely connected with the Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness. He is an advocate public speaker, trainer and support person for men and women who have been traumatized by childhood sexual abuse. He actively participates in the training of new Ontario Provincial Police sexual assault investigators, providing insight on what people need form a victim's perspective. He has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show, the focus of which was to promote public awareness, support survivors in initiating the first steps of healing, and provide information on support and help.

Vadym Kononenko, Vice Chair

Vadym joined Infrastructure Ontario (IO) in September 2013 to work in the infrastructure deal structuring group on behalf of the Province. Prior to IO, Vadym spent two and a half years as a Credit Analyst at GE Capital. Vadym graduated from University of Toronto with Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance and Economics and is currently pending work experience requirement for CFA designation. In addition to The Gatehouse, Vadym volunteered in Peru at an orphanage during summer of 2013 and is presently volunteering at Junior Achievement as a Company Advisor.

Pratheep Loganathan, Director & Co-Treasurer

Pratheep is a Trading Risk Services Associate at TD Securities specialized in Risk Management. Currently he is in the Associate Development Program which allows him to rotate throughout 4 departments in TD Securities over a span of 2 years. Pratheep has been part of the Profit and Loss Reporting team, Change Management and currently in Global VaR Reporting where he analyzes and reports TD Bank's daily Value at Risk. Pratheep holds a Finance degree from Ryerson University and pursuing his CFA designation. Pratheep is a well rounded individual always looking to help others and give back to the community.

Jen Pavlov, Secretary

Jen is a manager within the business risk services at a public accounting firm where her area of focus is risk management and internal audit.  She helps organizations achieve their strategic plans, mandates and objectives.  She helps identify the weaknesses in their organization and help to improve their processes and productivity as well as a focus on corporate governance. 

Bruce Burchart, Director

Bruce has been an Associate Portfolio Manager at RBC Dominion Securities since 1995, where he provides wealth management solutions for individuals and corporations. He is a founding director of CHX Technologies, a dental pharmaceutical research company based in Toronto and Dublin, Ireland. Bruce was trained as an engineer and spent part of his early career on mapping projects in the Middle East based in Cairo, Egypt. As a long time resident of Western Toronto, he has been a volunteer in a number of local charities.

Candace Lue, Director

Candace is a committed agent for social change. She is currently a Field Placement Coordinator and part-time Professor at Humber College's Community and Justice Services Program and Social Service Worker Program.  A registered Social Worker. Candace has a passion for the well-being of women, children and those economically disadvantaged. She is co-founder of the Young Mothers Initiative (YMI). YMI works to increase awareness and self-efficacy of young parents and their children in the areas of the arts, education, and health. She was also co-chair of the Wraparound Community Resource Team (CRT) at Oolagen Community Services. The CRT is a supportive element of the Wraparound Process and is made up of stakeholders/workers in services for children and families, as well as non-professionals from the local community.

Stefan Horodeckyj, Director

Stefan is a lawyer who has worked and volunteered in the criminal justice system for over 30 years, and in particular in Corrections.  He has been volunteering with The Gatehouse for the last 3 years in different capacities, including Chairman of the Fundraising Committee.  Stefan is a recipient of the Governor General of Canada’s ‘The Corrections Exemplary Service Medal’ and the ‘Minister’s Award For Exceptional Humanitarian Service’.”

Karen Garney, Director

Karen is community leader and co-owner of Cruise Holidays/Humber Bay Travelling, which has been in operations since 1988!  Karen is the proud mom of Jessie and Tyler, Gatehouse Jr. Ambassadors and the voice of Sasha Bear on our website.  Her kids have spoken at Conferences, fundraising events and outreach initiatives led by The Gatehouse.  Karen is very active in the community and strongly believes in the vision and mission of The Gatehouse.  Her other endeavours include co-chairing the Humber Bay Shores Waterfront Festival and she is organizing the start of Humber Bay Shores Business Alliance.

Al Page, Director

Al Page has been with The Gatehouse since it's inception in 1998.  He has previously chaired the fundraising committee and this is his second term as a Board of Directors member.  He also lead facilitator in the men’s groups at The Gatehouse. Al retired recently as the sales manager of a firm of consulting engineers and was also part of the Board of Directors for the Etobicoke Olympium Sports Centre.

Benjamin Walker, Director & Co-Treasurer

Benjamin is a Commercial Banker for TD Bank with extensive experience in financial analysis, risk management and industry analysis. He has experience managing projects both in a professional setting and in his work as an Ambassador for the United Way. He believes in working with The Gatehouse to serve others and make a difference in the community.

Casey Marvin, Director