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Board of Directors


Rozhen AsraniPresident
Board member since 2022

Rozhen moved to Mimico from North York with her wife Kelly in 2021 after visiting the area and falling in love with its beautiful waterfront trails, parks and scenery. With a professional background in corporate strategy management, she joined the MRA to contribute positively to this diverse and vibrant community. She can often be found grabbing a bite to eat at one of the amazing local restaurants and running or biking along the waterfront trail and Humber Bay Park West. 

Mike Majeski – Vice President
Board member since 2020

Michael moved to the area in 2007 after falling in love with the quaint lakeside feel. He greatly respects this diverse and inclusive community and has always felt responsible for actively participating in community affairs. Michael runs a small local business and is passionate about design and construction. He lives in Mimico with his wife, son and pup. Michael is proud to be a part of this association and looks forward to growing the communication on behalf of the residents of Mimico and fostering the community spirit.

Michael SchwanzerTreasurer
Board member since 2024

Michael Schwanzer moved to Toronto in 2011 from Vienna, Austria, after meeting his now wife while studying in England. They first lived in West Queen West, but in 2016, with their first of three kids on the way, they moved to Mimico-by-the-Lake, drawn by the beautiful lakeside and easy downtown access by bike and train. Michael runs a software company and became Treasurer of the Mimico Residents Association in 2024. He loves running along the lake, using the local train, and joining in community events. He is also a fan of burnt marshmallow affogatos at Ed’s Real Scoop.

Lauren FactoSecretary
Board member since 2021

Lauren moved to Mimico with her husband and dog Boomer from downtown Toronto in the fall of 2020. She was drawn to the area because of its unique balance of urban and suburban qualities and its access to transit, bike paths and waterfront. Professionally, Lauren works for a residential real estate developer in Toronto and hopes to use this knowledge and experience to help manage new developments in the area. She also hopes to focus on community events, environmental awareness and food security through urban agriculture.

Emma Park
Board member since 2020

Emma is a CA, CPA and a relatively new resident of Mimico. She is the Treasurer of MRA and loves to participate and engage in the community actively. Emma can often be found walking her dog Geri by Mimico Memorial Park or Mimico Waterfront Park.

Tim Ellis
Board member since 2019

Tim is a writer, rave DJ, and community organizer. Originally from New York, he moved to Etobicoke-Lakeshore in 2012 and promptly fell in love with the area. He works at Leadnow, a non-profit advocacy org, and continues to keep up his music career as well. He volunteers extensively, serving as Vice-Chair of Democrats Abroad Toronto, co-founder of Etobicoke Climate Action, volunteer coordinator for the Grilled Cheese Challenge, and a training instructor for grassroots organizations.

David Thornley
Board member since 2022

David has worked in both government and the community sector. He deeply understands social policy and research issues related to community health, poverty reduction, affordable housing, and digital literacy.  He believes we can create vibrant and caring communities that include everyone. He has lived in Mimico since 2017.  

Jim Foster
Board member since 2022

Jim has lived in Mimico with his family since 2007 and hopes never to leave!  His wife is a local school teacher.  He is also a partner in an executive recruitment company serving leaders in nonprofits and charities. He also loves to coach the next generation toward clarity about their strengths and vocational direction. They love walking their dog by the lake, biking, and hanging out at Jimmy’s Cafe. 

Shreya Patel
Board member since 2023

Shreya moved to Mimico in November 2021 with her husband and dog Kobe after falling in love with Mimico’s waterfront community with easy access to transit. Shreya hopes to use her professional background as a labor and employment lawyer to advocate for the interests of Mimico’s residents and establish and maintain initiatives that are important to the community.  

Sara Da Silva
Board member since 2023

Sara is a new Mimico resident, having purchased her first home in 2022. She enjoys walking along the lakeshore, playing with her dog, and looking for new experiences with her loved ones. She also loves supporting young people, especially girls, to help them enjoy sports and feel confident. Sara is a strategy professional helping organizations solve strategic problems and develop effective strategic plans. She now works in consulting, focusing on public sector consulting and working with a range of organizations including municipalities across Ontario. She is using her professional experience to help contribute close to home by serving on the MRA Board.

The MRA Board and Friends – June 2022