Our Board of Directors
A graduate of the University of Guelph-Humber, Renée Weekes is a strategic communications professional with over 10 years of experience in PR, influencer relations, social media and content development in the areas of sports, media, finance, entertainment and consumer packaged goods. In her current role as an account director at MSL Group PR agency, Renée oversees communications for top global cosmetic brands. Renée has shown her commitment to helping end violence against women through her position as Chair of the Board of Directors for Interval House for the past 9 years. She continues to be inspired by the transformational stories of women and children who have come to Interval House to pursue lives free of violence.
Currently serving as Treasurer of the Board, Linda Tung-Prangley has been involved with Interval House since 2010. She continues to be inspired by the organization’s mission to empower women and its forward and leading vision in the Violence Against Women (VAW) sector. Linda is a graduate of the University of Toronto (Victoria College) and is a local entrepreneur who owns her own small business.
Lisa Perrotta, York University, Collège Glendon. BA, BEd. Interval House Board of Directors Secretary since 2008. As an elementary school teacher and a mother, Lisa is committed to supporting the important work being done at Interval House to help women survivors of intimate partner violence and their children. She believes strongly in advocating for women and families to regain self-confidence and economic self-sufficiency to build better lives for themselves. Lisa is pleased to be in her 9th year on the Board.
Charmaine Ewing-Chow works in Finance at J. Walter Thompson Advertising. She graduated from the University of Western Ontario and, just a few years later, attained another certification from Ryerson University. As a long-time board member, Charmaine is committed to Interval House and truly believes in the work being done to empower women survivors of intimate partner violence and their children. Charmaine is proud to be part of such an admirable organization, doing such fantastic work improving people’s lives.
Heather McLean is a fundraising professional with over 15 years of experience in educational philanthropy, alumni relations and volunteer empowerment. She joined the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto as a Senior Development Officer in 2013. Heather has an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Economics and European Studies from the University of Toronto. She joined the Board at Interval House in 2013 and remains deeply committed to helping prevent and address violence against women.
Michele Grannen has been a board member at Interval House for 5 years. She is a graduate of Western University and has had a career in the Financial sector for 30 years. Michele has always been passionate about helping women survivors of intimate partner violence, especially through her involvement with Interval House, which provides incredible support and resources to women who are fleeing abuse. She admires the staff, whom she describes as “second to none” and is proud to be on Interval House’s Board of Directors.