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May 2017

Reporting to the Minister – Helena Jaczek

    (Appointed by Order-in-Council)
  • Chairman, Soldiers' Aid Commission – Colin Rowe (A)

Reporting to the Deputy Minister – Janet Menard

  • Executive Assistant to the Deputy Minister – Saba Ferdinands
  • Director, Legal Services Branch – Diane Zimnica (also reports to Assistant Deputy Attorney General, Legal Services, Ministry of the Attorney General)
  • Director, Communications and Marketing Branch – Garth Cramer (also reports to the Deputy Minister Communications, Cabinet)

Six Assistant Deputy Ministers (ADMs), one executive lead and a Chief Information Officer report to Deputy Minister Menard:


Executive Lead, Human services Integration – Jill Vienneau


ADM, Poverty Reduction Strategy Office – Karen Glass

  • Director – Rupert Gordon (A)
  • Director, Basic Income Pilot Project - Kevin Pal

ADM, Social Policy Development – Erin Hannah

  • Director, Ontario Works – Anna Cain
  • Director, Community Supports Policy Branch – Barbara Simmons
  • Director, Ontario Disability Support Program – Gloria Lee
  • Director, Policy Research and Analysis – Aki Tefera
  • Director, Planning and Strategic Policy – Laura Summers

ADM, Family Responsibility Office – Susan Erwin

  • Director, Client Services Branch – Mena Zaffino
  • Director, Finance and Administration – Bani Bawa (A)
  • Director, Strategic and Operational Effectiveness – Trevor Sparrow
  • Director, Support Services Branch –Erin O'Connor (A)
  • Director, FRO Legal Services – Kikee Malik (A)

ADM, Business Planning and Corporate Services – Nadia Cornacchia

This division reports jointly to Deputy Ministers of the Ministry of Community and Social Services and the Ministry of Children and Youth Services.

  • Executive Director, Organizational Renewal Directorate - Madeleine Davidson
  • Director, Financial Planning and Business Management – Lisa Zanetti
  • Director, Strategic Business Unit – Patricia Kwasnik (Reports jointly to Assistant Deputy Minister, Human Resources Service Delivery, HROntario, Ministry of Government Services and Assistant Deputy Minister, Business Planning and Corporate Services)
  • Director, Community Services Audit Services – Jeff Bird (A) (Joint reporting relationship to the Deputy Ministers of MCSS and MCYS and the Chief Internal Auditor, Ministry of Finance and reports administratively to the Assistant Deputy Minister, Business Planning and Corporate Services)
  • Director, Capital Planning and Delivery Branch – Tony Lazzaro (A)
  • Director, Corporate Services –Maxine Daley (A)

ADM, Community and Developmental Services - Karen Chan

  • Director, Service Delivery and Supports – Sal Marrello
  • Director, Controllership and Accountability – Lourdes Valenton (A)
  • Director, Program Policy Implementation – Christine Kuepfer
  • Director, Provincial Anti-Human Trafficking Coordination Office - Jennifer Richardson
  • Regional Directors (report jointly to Assistant Deputy Ministers in MCSS and MCYS)
    • Karen Eisler- Central Region
    • Nicole True - North Region
    • Paul Wheeler (A) - Toronto Region
    • Anne Stark (A) - West Region
    • David Remington - East Region

ADM, Social Assistance Operations - Richard Steele

  • Director, Social Assistance and Municipal Operations - Jeff Bowen (A)
  • Director, Social Assistance Central Services Branch- Bob Davidson
  • Director, Social Assistance Service Delivery Branch - Patti Redmond
  • Director, Social Assistance Service Modernization Branch - Nelson Louriero

Chief Information Officer  – Children, Youth and Social Services I&IT Cluster – Dafna Carr

Reports to Corporate Chief Information Officer and to Deputy Ministers of MCSS and MCYS

  • Head, Solutions Development and Maintenance – Katherine Kulson (A)
  • Head, Business Relationship Management – Kim Davison (A)
  • Head, Information Management and Architecture – Bruno Bevilacqua
  • Director, Business Services – Tony Paniccia
  • Head, Operations – Paul de Gray (A)
  • Head, Cluster Transformation Office – Mike Morley (A)