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Woodsworth College Alumni Association Board of Directors 2024-2025

Maina Rambali

Maina Rambali is a finance and accounting professional for publicly traded mining companies. Most recently, Maina held positions as Treasurer and Controller at Harte Gold Corporation. Previously she held similar roles at Global Atomic Corporation and various mining corporations. Maina has extensive experience in treasury management, financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting. Maina graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce Finance and Economics specialist degree from Woodsworth College, University of Toronto. As a proud alumna, Maina is actively engaged as a mentor in the Hart House and Woodsworth Mentorship programs. She has served on the board of Woodsworth College Alumni Association since 2021. Maina also serves as Treasurer on the board of Youth Assisting Youth, a charitable organization, and a Toronto Standard Condominium Corporation.

Colleen Leung
Vice President

Colleen Leung graduated from Woodsworth College in 2005, studying Economics and Canadian Studies.  Colleen is an 20 year financial services industry professional with experience in corporate events, project management, segmentation and client experience. She also has a Certificate in Project Management from the School of Continuing Studies and her PMP designation. 

Jesse Grimstead

Jesse Grimstead (WDW 2010) has been a U of T Alumni Volunteer since 2018 and has worked in the Telecom/Technology industry since 2010. He began his career at Bell, where he held leadership roles in Field Operations, Wireless Networks, and Enterprise Services. Since early 2023, he has been working in Services Consulting for Tata Communications. He also holds an MBA from Queen’s University and in his spare time enjoys travelling, cycling, and skiing.

Nathalie Sehgal

Nathalie Sehgal graduated from Woodsworth College in 2013 with an Honours B.A. She was an active member of the Woodsworth College community from 2009 to 2013, including Promotions Manager of the Woodsworth College Student Association, Resident Director of Woodsworth College and co-founder of the Woodsworth Movie Club.  After graduation, she followed footsteps in her family’s business manufacturing specialized garments for the military in India & Canada. Currently, she is working in Public Relations specializing in lifestyle and corporate brands. During her downtime, she loves to try the latest restaurants in the city and travel.  Nathalie is honoured to be a part of the Board of Directors and is looking forward to growing the community and raising awareness. 

Sofiya Datsyuk
Past President

Sofiya Datsyuk has worked at an entrepreneurial boutique securities law firm for over eight years in management and project support. She obtained her BA (Hons) from the University of Toronto

In 2015 and is Past President of the Woodsworth College Alumni Association (previously serving as President (2022-2024), Vice President (2020-2022) and Secretary (2018-2020). Sofiya is a recipient of a 2021 Arbor Award from the University of Toronto and is a member of the College of Electors.


John Paulo Cardoso

John Paulo Cardoso is a recognized author and Professor at George Brown College, renowned for his unconventional approach to teaching contemporary marketing. A proud 1996 alumnus of the University of Toronto’s Woodsworth College, he has flourished in leadership roles, including as CEO of Golden Neighbour Inc. and Chief Creative Officer at Spyder Works Inc. Embracing Universal Design for Learning, John applies innovative strategies to enhance both educational and business environments, demonstrating his commitment to nurturing community and innovation.

Nida Dhanani

Born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan, Nida moved to Canada in 2006 to pursue her undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto, where she completed her Honours Bachelor of Arts with double majors in economics and employment relations. During her time at U of T, she actively participated in groups like AIESEC and Woodsworth College residence activities. After graduating in 2010, Nida embarked on a successful career in Aerospace manufacturing, spending 10 years at Bombardier Aerospace before joining Collins Aerospace, where she currently serves as Director of Quality for her business unit. She recently completed her Executive MBA from Ivey Business School and is passionate about women’s development and social impact projects, volunteering with various institutions. Outside of work and school, Nida enjoys spending time with her family and friends, especially her two little nieces.

Michael Gibson

Graduated in 1986 with B.Sc in Computer Science, currently an Enterprise Architect at Capgemini. My career has allowed me to embrace my interests in travel and different cultures. Am a volunteer mentor at the UofT Computer Science Department and avid supporter of the Varsity Blues and USports. Outside of that my passions include movies at TIFF, catching as many TFC, Raptors and Argos games as possible. Am looking forward to helping foster a stronger Alumni community.

Junior Martin Iyahen

Martin, a Research and Policy Analyst, has served in various roles within the provincial public service and now focuses on policies that remove internal barriers to workforce mobility in Canada at the Ministry of Labour. Enthusiastic about both international and domestic politics, JM developed a strong interest in government policy and its societal impact while studying at Woodsworth College. He earned his HBA in Political Science in 2023, and his dedication to public service drives his commitment to developing policies that enhance economic outcomes and opportunities across Canada.

Alexander Kritikopoulos

My name is Alexander Kritikopoulos. I graduated with a BA from Woodsworth in 2015, and an MA at Munk and the Centre for European and Eurasian studies in 2018. After a short stint with Transportation Services at the University of Toronto, I began my career with the Federal Government, working at Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. I enjoy a good book on a niche topic, or sharing my language learning struggles with others.

Monica Lei

Monica graduated from Woodsworth College, University of Toronto in 2024 with a degree in Commerce. Since then, she has embarked on her career journey at one of the leading consulting firms, where she has honed her expertise across diverse industries and functions. Beyond her professional pursuits, Monica is a passionate advocate for equity, diversity, and inclusion, offering mentorship to newcomers to Canada and orchestrating volunteer initiatives within the local community.

Katelyn Leonard

Katelyn has been a member of the Woodsworth College Alumni Association Board of Directors for four years and sits on the board’s Governance and Nomination Committee. She is also a board representative on the Woodsworth College Council. Katelyn is a lawyer practicing civil and commercial litigation for Canada’s leading litigation firm. Prior to attending law school, she worked for the provincial government on business and organizational strategy. While a student of Woodsworth College, Katelyn studied criminology and history. 

Peter McClusky

After a long stint as Director of international distribution for a NY media company, including untold hours in airport terminals, Peter returned to Ontario to advocate for local agricultural and cultural inclusiveness. His experience includes a year-long internship on an Ontario farm, chronicled in He's the founder of the not-for-profit Toronto Garlic Festival and author of "Ontario Garlic: The Story from Farm to Festival" (History Press).

Mohiba Musavi

Mohiba, a seasoned Learning & Development leader, specializes in transforming and redesigning the strategic structure of Learning and Development management systems for clients. she guides organizations to effectively navigate the complexities of their landscape. She holds a Masters degree in MIRHR and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management from the University of Toronto. Beyond her professional achievements, Mohiba is passionately involved in community engagement and youth empowerment, actively participating in various communities. She eagerly anticipates applying her skills and knowledge as a member of the Board of Directors for the Woodsworth College Alumni Association (WICAA). Her goal is to contribute to the support and growth of the community, reflecting her dedication to making a positive impact.

Yasmine Nasereddin

Yasmine Nasereddin is a third-year law student at Osgoode Hall Law School. She graduated from Woodsworth College in 2022 with an Honours BA in international relations and history.  Her interests include international law, sustainable development, and human rights. Yasmine served as a legal intern at the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic and is currently completing a fellowship at the Law Commission of Ontario. Yasmine was actively involved in WCSA activities during her time at Woodsworth. 

Andrea Peel

Andrea Peel graduated from Woodsworth in June 2021. She currently works for the Ministry of Transportation as a Policy Advisor. Andrea is the founder and former President of the Black, Indigenous, People of Colour (BIPOC) in Politics Network at the University of Toronto which focuses on providing mentoring opportunities and advocating for students who are interested in politics and policy. She is also a Black Belt, a former classically trained pianist and a certifiable foodie.

Owen Prowse

Dr. Prowse is a graduate of the University of Toronto and The Johns Hopkins University. He is a practicing surgeon in Northwestern Ontario and his academic interests include medical education and surgical oncology.

Formerly serving as the Assistant Dean Admissions at NOSM University, Dr. Prowse facilitated significant transformations in the MD Admissions process. His work nationally has helped to inform equitable and socially accountable admissions practices into the health professions. He is currently VP, Clinical Partnerships and Hospital Relations for NOSM University.

Dr. Prowse is a proud husband to his wife Azra (UofT Med 1993) and their four sons.

Jason Singh

Jason graduated from Woodsworth College in 2009 with a B.Sc. in Genetics and Biotechnology, followed by a B.Ed. from York University in 2011 and an M.Ed. from OISE in 2021. Formerly a high school science teacher and Principal, he now focuses on developing emerging leaders as the Director of Education at a private medical career college. Jason also serves on the York University Faculty of Education Alumni Network, finding joy in fostering connections and growth.

May Xuan

May Xuan is a tax professional at a public accounting firm. Her practice focuses on all aspects of income tax for the financial service industry, including advisory, compliance and tax audits. May graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 2016 from Woodsworth College, University of Toronto. She then obtained a Master of Taxation degree from the University of Waterloo and a CPA designation.