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Meet the people in Room 217

by Bev Foster

The heart and soul of the Room 217 Foundation is in our people. Each of us has our own story about how music has touched our lives and loved ones.


Marian Constable – Program Support
Debbie Devitt – Room to Room Coordinator
Bev Foster – Executive Director
Joanne Ingrassia – Pathways Producer and Creative Director
Sarah Pearson – Program Development Coordinator
Carolyn Simpson – Operations Manager and Music Care Conference Coordinator
Jane Twohey – Resource Development Manager

Board of Directors

Christine Lasky, Chair – VP Strategic Initiatives, Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation
Barbara Reynolds, Vice-Chair – Retired Pharmaceutical Executive
Rose Marie Grycaj, Secretary-Treasurer – Retired Elementary School Teacher
Dr. Amy Clements-Cortes, Senior Music Therapist Baycrest Hospital
Dr. Mary Jane Esplen, Clinician-Scientist UHN, Professor U of T Faculty of Medicine, ED DeSouza Institute
Bev Foster, Founder and Executive Director
Dr. Rob Foster, Founding Member
Murray McLauchlan – Singer/songwriter
Gord Simmonds – President, Lenbrook Industries Inc., Owner Belleville Bulls
Angela Solomos – Senior Director Corporate Partnerships, Habitat for Humanity Toronto
Dr. Lee Willingham, Associate Professor Music Education, Wilfrid Laurier University
**Founding Chair – Patty Bowman Kingsley served as Room 217 Foundation’s Founding Chair



Dan Hill – Singer/Songwriter
Dr. Larry Librach (posthumous) - Room 217 Foundation Director and Canadian Palliative Care champion