Our Board

Jamie Moffat



Hi! My name is Jamie Moffat and I am very pleased to become a part of the Bridges to Belonging family. I have studied Religion and Culture along with Philosophy prior to attaining my Masters in Business Administration, both at Wilfrid Laurier University, and following through by becoming a Certified Professional Accountant. I have been a part of the Kitchener-Waterloo community, where I live with my wife and two children, for almost 15 years. I currently manage the accounting function for a local general contractor, and have professional experience working in both Project Management and Recruitment as well. My prior involvement with Not for Profits comes in the form of consulting for small business owners in the community and also being a founding member of Net Impact at Laurier – the local graduate chapter of a global NFP based around promoting sustainable practices in business, both from a humanitarian and economical perspective. I look forward to working hard to further enrich this wonderful community! I am excited to interact with and learn more about the many wonderful individuals Bridges to Belonging works with, and look forward to putting faces to all of your names.


Alexia Kuan


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Fitsum Areguy


Hello! My name is Fitsum – though most people call me Fitz – and I’m proud to call Kitchener my home. I’ve worn a number of different hats in both the public and not-for-profit sector for over 10 years with a focus on health promotion, youth advocacy, and program delivery. I also volunteer with REACH for it, a recreational program for youth diagnosed with FASD, and the Young Carers Project, a research-based community collaborative that is working to mobilize supports for young carers in the Region.

My experiences have helped me understand the different types of barriers to inclusion that many people face. This conflicted with my vision of a community where everyone’s life has meaning and purpose, and so in 2014 I joined Bridges to Belonging (formerly Facile WR) as an independent facilitator to work to that end. Though I had to step away from facilitation last year to finish school, I’m excited to return to BtoBe in this new role. With my ground-level understanding of the organization I look forward to ensuring that facilitators can continue to ‘work their magic’ helping individuals build a life in community.

Dr. Sandy Shamon

The core values of Bridges to Belong, choice, uniqueness, relationships, full citizenship, respect, collaboration, and inclusion deeply resonate with me. Since moving to Cambridge, Ontario in 2000, I have come to love this region where I currently practice as a family physician. I am committed to building a community where every individual can experience these values to the fullest. I believe when a team with such strong values comes together, the potential for service, growth and positive change is grand. I look forward to a long term collaboration and learning with the Bridges to Belonging board and everyone else who makes BtoBe possible, especially the individuals who inspire this initiative and give our lives a greater meaning.

Wasai Rahimi

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I am Wasai Rahimi, and I am passionate in serving people and it is my pleasure to be a part of Bridges to Belonging’s amazing team to serve our communities. I have Literature B.A. from Kabul University and I got my diploma in Electrical Engineering Technology from Conestoga College, where I studied Civil Engineering and Management. For over 20 years I have been working with numerous non-profit organizations, here in Canada and overseas. My experience includes roles as Monitoring Advisor, Office Manager, Publications Officer, Project Manager and currently I serve in the Executive position of two organizations: iHelp International and Afghan Association of Waterloo Region. I have been living in Waterloo Region for the past 12 years and I am proud to call it my home. I have taken it upon myself to establish a solid network of community based connections including my participation on the Safe and Healthy Community Advisory Committee as well as 4 additional subcommittees at the City of Kitchener.