Community Builders was founded by Bo-Young Lim, Eileen Nemzer, Janis Galway and Jerry Brodey, a committed group of educators with extensive experience in teaching, counseling, and working through the arts with children.
Janis and Eileen are now the Executive Co-Directors and Senior Trainers with Community Builders. They work with skilled and diverse teams of dedicated teachers, parents and other associates who deliver our programs across the province. Community Builders is also supported by a voluntary Board of Directors.
Jerry is a grandfather, arts educator, performer, songwriter, mentor and workshop leader.
Janis has many years of experience designing programs and facilitating trainings that get to the roots of social problems.
Bo-Young has been an educator for over 25 years, specializing in language and settlement issues, diversity training, peer counselling, and leadership development.
Board of Directors
Alika’s commitment to social justice is evidenced daily in her work as a staff lawyer with Legal Aid Ontario.
Janet has volunteered with Community Builders since 2002 and as a board member since 2008.
Secretary and Treasurer
Matthew earned a certificate in Fundraising and Volunteer Management from George Brown College in 2012.
Barbara Klerer Goldenberg
Barbara has worked as a Curriculum Consultant promoting safe, caring, respectful and inclusive schools in the York Region District School Board (YRDSB), for the past 5 years.
Born and raised in Montreal, Edvirge is the daughter of Haitian immigrants. Growing up alongside peers of different ethnic backgrounds, she learned the value of respect, and positive communication.
Nishita has consulted for Toronto based charities through Endeavour Volunteer Consulting and joined the Community Builders team in 2017.