SFRA Executive

Pam Taraday-Levy

President

I am the founding president of the SpringFarm Ratepayers Association and am currently serving as co-president.  Over the past 4 years the SFRA has developed strong relationships within the SpringFarm community, the City of Vaughan, City of Markham, developers and our members of federal and provincial parliaments.  I have the privilege of chairing or co-chairing various committees, such as the Missing Link (which is opposed to doubling the number of freight trains through Vaughan and Markham) and the Yonge Street subway north.    I also chair a committee that works with the City and developers regarding new proposals that affect our catchment. 

Jordan Max

Vice President

I have been SFRA Vice-President since September 2017, and a Thornhill resident for the past 25 years. With a background in Urban Planning, Policy development, and Strategic Planning, I got involved with the SFRA when the SpringFarm Redevelopment issue came up.  I am currently the Policy Manager at Professional Engineers Ontario, the regulatory body for professional engineering in Ontario.   

Shira Rocklin

Secretary

I grew up in Thornhill in the 1980's, when it was a young (and smaller) neighborhood.  After living south of Steeles for a few years with my own family, I moved back to Thornhill in 2015.  I became interested in volunteering with the SFRA, last year, when I met Pam Taraday at my local park's Earth Day clean-up.  In 2018, I became the Secretary for the SFRA.  I enjoy challenges and learning new skills. I am a mother of four homeschooled children, I hold a Bachelor of Environmental Studies from York University, and I've dabbled in various volunteer and entrepreneurial pursuits over the years.

Michael Ruskin

Director

I joined up with the SFRA to fight the proposed High Rise development on the Sobeys Plaza.  After that success, I realised that the SFRA could truly make a difference and that I wanted to make a contribution to that difference.  I am a graduate Electrical Engineer, specialised in Industrial Automation.  I immigrated from South Africa in 1993 bringing with me to Canada, my wife and our four adult children, who have all since married and blessed us with ten grandchildren. We are all proud Canadians. 

Esther Bobet

Director

I have lived in the Springfarm Community since 1982.  I joined the SFRA in 2015 because I wanted to be more involved and active in the issues facing our community.  I was part of the SFRA team that successfully challenged the RioCan proposal to redevelop the Springfarm Marketplace.  The issues I am currently following include the Missing Link freight train issue and Air BnB in the community.

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