Spinal Cord Injury Ontario

Board & Staff

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Guiding our Way

The active leadership of a committed board is essential for us - and any charity - to deliver on our vision and mission. We are proud to be guided by an experienced group of leaders in business, public policy, science, health care, law and communications who share a passion for increasing the access, resources and funding needed to fully participate and thrive within the greater community.

Our Board of Directors

As a Canadian charity, Spinal Cord Injury Ontario is governed by a Board of Directors composed of dedicated volunteers who provide strategic direction within a culture of collegiality and continuous improvement. A number of our Board members have personal experience with spinal cord injury or other disabilities, bringing even deeper insights into our strategy and services. Their shared sense of purpose, positive outlook and commitment to improvement keeps our Board members active and engaged. If you haven’t met them yet, you are bound to see them at events around the province.

Meet our Board


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Setting our sights high

It’s important that SCIO is as effective and efficient as possible, and that Ontarians know who we are and what we do. Dr. Stuart Howe and the leadership team are enthusiastically committed to making this happen, and they’re not alone. All our professional staff share valuable expertise across the province every day to help clients meet their goals. And our entire community – clients, volunteers, donors and partners – form a strong, sustainable foundation, securing our place as Ontario’s leader in SCI support, service and advocacy.

Stuart Howe, CEO, SCIO

Dr. Stuart Howe, CEO 

I could not be more proud of the people I work alongside. Our volunteers are second to none in their commitment to our clients and their families. Our supporters – whether they donate online, attend an event or get their whole company behind our work – have an enormous impact on our work. And our staff go above and beyond, every day. We are always moving forward, working to high standards, and for good reason. Every day, someone sustains a spinal cord injury in Ontario. We need to be here for them, just as we are for the 36,000 living with an SCI across the province. I am honoured to be among this vibrant community and I greatly appreciate your valuable, ongoing support.

Leadership Team


Peter Athanasopoulos
Director of Public Policy
416-422-5644, ext. 260
Toll Free: 1-877-422-1112

Tory Bowman
Director of Knowledge Exchange
416-422-5644, ext. 254
Toll Free: 1-877-422-1112

Sheila Casemore
Director of Client Services
416-422-5644, ext. 223
Toll Free: 1-877-422-1112

Amanda L. Davis
Director of Marketing & Communications
416-422-5644, ext. 212
Toll Free: 1-877-422-1112

Arie Kojokaro
Director, Finance
416-422-5644, ext. 219
Toll Free: 1-877-422-1112

Ari Wahl
Director of Resource Development
416-422-5644, ext. 264
Toll Free: 1-877-422-1112

Linda Ma
Senior Human Resources Business Partner
416-422-5644 ext 244
Toll Free: 1-877-422-1112

Key Departments


Peer Program Co-ordinators

Regional Service Co-ordinators

SCI Resource Centre Co-ordinator / InfoLine
416-422-5644, ext. 213
Toll Free: 1-877-422-1112

French Services / Services en français
Angela Clair
Coordinatrice des services régionaux
Lésion médullaires Ontario
Téléphone: 1-877-422-1112 ext 850
Sans frais: 1-888-723-1033 poste 133


See Contact Us for contact information of staff across the province.

? Ask Us
Not sure how we can help? Looking for answers? Connect with InfoLine:
Call 416-422-5644, ext. 213