About

Board of Directors

The Mississauga Furniture Bank is fortunate to have the services of a dedicated group of volunteers who provide leadership and strategic direction to the organization.

Nina Douglas
Chair
Nina graduated from the University of Toronto with a B.A. Hons. in Crime and Deviance, Sociology and Psychology. Having worked in a variety of positions, Nina is now a litigation legal assistant/law clerk currently working with a firm in Toronto. Nina is committed to community volunteerism and volunteers in various capacities, such as being a Girl Guide leader, a Director on the Board of Directors of Armagh House (third year of a six year term) and Chair/Treasurer of Friends of Cawthra Park.
Alwyn de Melo
Vice-Chair
Alex Vitorino
Treasurer
Alex currently works as a Financial Analyst at a material handling subsidiary of a Japanese conglomerate. He graduated with a B. Comm. International Accounting and Finance degree and is a CPA designation candidate. Alex is passionate about financial education and adding meaning to the numbers. After spending 2 years as the Accounting Administrator at the Mississauga Furniture Bank, he is excited to help facilitate the difference this organization makes within our community.
Naveed Pirzada
Secretary
Naveed is a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) by profession and currently, works with the Newcomer Centre of Peel as a Human Resources Advisor. He possesses a master’s degree in sociology and completed his post-grad diploma in Human Resources. Naveed has extensive generalist experience working with both large and small organizations with a focus on the non-profit sector. Naveed is well-versed in Human Resources law and utilizes best practices to add value to an organization's mission and vision and act as a change agent.
Chandrakala Das
Director
Chris Jean-Marie
Director
Richard Newman
Director
Carolina Vitorino
Director