The HopeWorks Connection Board Members

Garfield A. Fray – Chair and InterimTreasurer
Mr. Fray is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) of Canada and a Licensed Public Accountant (LPA) of Ontario with several certifications in business spanning multiple countries including the UK and USA and several business related fields of study. He has served in various capacities including Audit Manager at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Chartered Accountants and Interim Internal Audit Director at the Territorial Headquaters of Salvation Army, Canada and Bermuda.  In 2012 he founded Wealth Directions Financial Group prior to becoming a Partner of TurnerMoore LLP, CPAs & LPAs, in 2013.  Mr. Fray has started and/or served in various outreach programs including health care and education to the less fortunate, practical and spiritual care to prisoners, and support of widows and orphans.  He currently serves on the Board of various organizations.  Together with his wife, Rev. Cassandra Fray, and their two children, they serve as Senior Pastors at Kingdom City Church, Brampton, Ontario

Ceceil Beckford – Human Resources Director
Ms. Beckford is currently employed at the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) as a Staff Representative/Negotiator.  She has worked at OPSEU for the past ten years.  Previous to working at OPSEU, she was employed at the Royal Ontario Museum.  Ms. Beckford has served on the Board Executives of the Toronto and York Region Labour Council and also at Pride in Heritage Childcare.  She is the former Chair for the Toronto and York Region Equity Committee.

Sheryl-Lynn Cadogan-Udeh – Parent Representative
Ms Cadogan-Udeh is currently employed as a Paralegal with Leslyn Lewis Barristers & Associate, Lewis Law Firm.  She has worked as a paralegal since May 2016. In her previous role she was a Child and Youth worker with the Children’s Aid Society. She is an advocate for child and youth issues and also has experience in navigating through legal government systems.  Ms Cadogan-Udeh has worked in various roles which include working as a Special Needs Educational Assistant with the Toronto District School Board and serving as a legal intake intern for the Barbara Schlifer Commemorative Clinic.

Sharean Fairman
Ms. Fairman is a proud mother of four children ranging from elementary to university and is active in her community. She is a Board Member of MicroSkills’ Technology Advisory Committee and Parent Facilitator/Advisor with Community Builders Toronto. She is currently employed with an IT company that supports two major financial institutions both in Canada and the USA.  She is entrepreneurial minded, owning both a hair jewelry and computer instruction business.

Stephanie Keating
Ms. Keating has been working in publicity and marketing in the film/television and music industry for 25 years.  She has worked for Island Records in New York as well she was the director of 1996 Africa Fete tour. In 1997 she returned to Toronto and worked for VK & Associates, and since 1999 she has been a freelancer – creating and implemented publicity and grass-roots marketing campaigns for numerous U.S as well as Canadian film and television shows.

Angela Stevens – Fundraising Director
Ms. Stevens was involved with her Workplace United Way first as a volunteer and finally as Campaign Chair for over twenty years.  During that time she sat on the United Way Allocations Panel and Campaign Cabinet, the Board of Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre and was also a Director at Labour Community Services of Toronto and York Region.  In her role with United Way and Labour Community Services, she was able to take part in the strategic planning sessions for various projects in Toronto, York, Durham, Oakville, Peel and Ajax regions.