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Ash McGhee

Pronouns: She/Her

Manager, Education and Training

Areas of Expertise: Ash is she is responsible for department-wide planning and coordination which includes business development, content and curriculum development, and client relationship management. She also provides leadership alongside the facilitation team.
Ash joined The 519’s former Sport and Recreation team in 2014 to help plan and implement PrideHouseTO, Toronto’s largest engagement strategy and event activation advocating for greater queer and trans inclusion at a multi-sport, international event, the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games.
After moving to Education and Training in 2016, Ash joined the facilitation team in its rapid growth and expansion delivering 2SLGBTQ-inclusion-based workshops to external workplaces across all sectors.
Ash is a queer wife and Mumda to a 5-year-old Cheetah and a 1-year-old Bean, and enjoys riding her bicycle through the neighbourhoods of Toronto.


Danielle Araya

Pronouns: They/Them & She/Her

Specialist, Education and Training & Coordinator, Trans Youth Mentorship Program

Areas of Expertise: • supporting employers working with trans people • Indigenous perspectives • housing & shelters • supporting people working with youth


Rebecca Hooton

Pronouns: She/Her

Specialist, Education and Training

Areas of Expertise: • community organizing • theatre and art-based practices • reproductive health


Kira Liss

Pronouns: She/Her

Facilitator, Education and Training

Areas of Expertise: • reproductive health • health care environments • supporting people working with LGBTQ2S children, youth, and families • mindful movement


Makram Ayache, B. Ed., M.F.A.

Pronouns: He/Him

Facilitator, Education and Training

Areas of Expertise: • supporting people working with LGBTQ2S youth • education • theatre & performing arts


Omar Ramcharran

Pronouns: He/Him & They/Them

Facilitator, Education and Training

Areas of Expertise: • health care environments • people living with HIV • public policy • community consultations


Yasmeen Persad

Pronouns: She/Her

Specialist, Education and Training & Coordinator, Trans People of Colour Program

Areas of Expertise: • health care environments • housing & shelters • trans women living with HIV • gender-based violence & violence against women


Susan Gapka

Pronouns: She/Her

Facilitator, Education and Training

Areas of Expertise: • housing and homelessness • mental health, addictions and harm reduction • trans rights • community organizing


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Ash McGhee
Manager, Education and Training
AMcGhee@The519.org