Susan McMurray – Chair

Susan McMurray Susan has lived on Condor with her husband and two cats for nearly 20 years. She helped found The Pocket newsletter and the annual street party that coincides with Car Free Day each September. Susan chaired the PCA Working Group which negotiated the agreement with the TTC regarding part of the greenspace at the Greenwood subway yards. A founding member of the PCA, Susan has served as chair of the Board since January 2014.

Susan worked in management, research and policy in the provincial government for many years before taking on a role at Toronto’s Labour Council. She has been Treasurer for three community organizations, and is currently chair of the Board at Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre.

Robyn Switzer – Vice Chair

robynSwitzer_profilePicRobyn and her family have lived in the Pocket since 2011. Robyn practices family law at a boutique law firm in Toronto and volunteers wherever possible within and outside of the legal community.

Robyn is looking forward to volunteering her time to contribute meaningfully to this wonderful community and to helping to make sure that the vibrancy and connectedness that makes the Pocket such a wonderful place to live continues for years to come.

Coline Morrison – Treasurer

colineMorrison_profilePicColine has lived on Earl Grey Road since 1994. As a young adult, Coline was treasurer of a marching band. After graduating from college, she worked as a bookkeeper for a law firm. Subsequently she began training as an accountant, and while she changed careers before completing the program, Coline continued working part-time as a bookkeeper.

Coline enjoys the benefits of a connected community and feels it is her time to serve – being treasurer is her way of serving the community.

Rebecca Nelson – Secretary

RebeccaAs a Pocket Resident who’s lived for 6 years on Shudell Avenue, Rebecca looked in 2016 for an opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to the community. She feels that a community develops because of its residents and is impressed by the passion and energy she sees in the Pocket. Rebecca was elected Secretary of the PCA in 2016.

Rebecca applies her experiences in project management and communications within the community.

Gemma Parker – Membership Coordinator

GemmaGemma has lived on Lydia Court for 4 years with her husband and 2 young children.

Gemma and her family are very grateful to live in such an active and passionate community. She got more involved in the PCA as a way to show her gratitude for providing a wonderful community for her children to grow up in. Gemma has served as Membership Coordinator since 2016.

Gemma has previous experience project managing clinical research trials, and more recently as an online business owner, which has left her well-equipped in record keeping, social media engagement, website maintenance and mass email communication.

Garvey Chi – Communications Coordinator

garvey Garvey has been a resident of the Pocket since 2012 and lives on Boultbee Avenue with his wife Anna.

Originally born in the East End, he finally moved back three decades later.
In his day life he’s a rigging lead and department supervisor in feature film animation and has worked in Toronto’s animation industry for the past 12 years.

He hopes to give back to the community as well as to those that volunteer so much of their time in making it so lovely. He’s looking forward to the opportunity to put his experience in visual arts and digital media to the Pocket community’s use.

Lori Zucchiatti O’Neill – Fundraising Coordinator

loriAfter living in north Toronto for many years, Lori and her husband moved to the Pocket in late 2014. They love their new neighbourhood! They joined the PCA at the 2015 AGM, after which Lori became a Street Captain and joined a few committees. Lori has served as Fundraising Coordinator since 2016.

Volunteerism is one of Lori’s passions! For the past several years, she has worked in volunteer management for a charity. She has been volunteering for charities and non-profit organizations since her teens, from serving on boards as secretary and treasurer to assisting with communications, fundraising and membership.

Allison Evans – Member at Large

allisonEvans_profilePicAllison lived in many Toronto neighbourhoods before settling on Hunter Street in The Pocket with her husband over two years ago. The contributions of the PCA to the neighbourhood were immediately apparent, and Allison is excited to work with a community organization striving to make The Pocket a great place for all its residents.

Allison’s career is focused on residential architecture. She currently works at an architecture firm specializing in green design while pursuing a degree in Environmental Studies at York University. Despite work and extracurricular pursuits, Allison finds time to work in the garden and make friends with the cats of the neighbourhood.

Dalreen Fobler – Member at Large

dalreenFobler_profilePicDalreen has lived on Jones Avenue in the Pocket since 2015 and has a particular interest in community-based initiatives. Her most recent board position was as co-chair of NextGen, one of the fastest growing volunteer organizations within RBC (Royal Bank), where she currently works. Prior to that, Dalreen served on the NextGen committee, as well as volunteered at several organizations across the city, such as Lawyers Feed the Hungry and the Salvation Army.

Dalreen has a passion for building a strong community and wants to use her talents to make a contribution to the Pocket.

Trish O’Reilly – Past Chair (this is not an elected executive position)

Trish-O'Reilly-Brennan Freelance singer/actor and copy editor Trish O’Reilly-Brennan also teaches ukulele — and sometimes moonlights as a gardener.

She lives on Chatham Avenue with her husband and daughter and is the instigator of various Open Door community and arts projects at St. David’s Anglican Church. In 2013, she was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for her community work. Trish has been honoured to serve as the first Chair of the PCA since May 2012.