Roman Ritacca, vice chair of the Board 

Roman is a 17 year alumnus of Alpha House and the primary steakholder for our Board of Directors. Roman is the owner/ opperator of a large concrete company and brings his construction expertise to a variety of capitol projects. In addition to Romans Board of Directors experiance he is also the lead for the Annual Alpha House Gala and has been instrumental in bridging the gap between the Alpha House program and the recovery communuity a large. 

Richard Gillespe, Chair of the Board 

Richard is a proud alumni of Alpha House and an active member of the recovery community in the GTA. Richard has 20 years experiancein  Project Management & Consulting in the commercial construction industry such as doors, frames ,finishing hardware, security and accessibility. Richads Primary foucs is in the Private - Public Partnership industry 

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Peter Tarshis, fundraisin committee chair 

Peter is a grateful 2002 former resident of Alpha House and through Alpha House's support in early recovery Peter has built a new foundation to grow on, finding a New way of life free from alcohol and drug addiction. 
Peter is an established Realtor in the Toronto area and a volunteer social advocate for vulnerable sector persons. Peter has served as a member on the Seeds of Hope Foundation and Our Homes for Men in Recovery Board of Directors for many years and was a welcomed addition to the Alpha House team in 2018. Peter has been awarded the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) Community Service Award for volunteering in the Toronto community (2016) Director Sales Award for 2013+2014, Gold Sales Award  2015+2016 ~ Recognized in Real Estate as the top 15% of the Right At Home sales force and is in the Top 20% of the Toronto Real Estate Board.

Alessandro Motta , Secretary 

Alessandro has been involved with the recovery community for the past 6 years helping people overcome challenges with mental health, alcoholism, addiction and homelessness. He is currently employed at an addictions treatment agency helping people struggling with addictions. Alex brings over 20 years of experience in information technology, corporate governance and investor relations and served as VP of IR&IT for a silver mining company for seven years prior to his transition into the recovery community. He combines his professional skills and personal life experiences with mental health and addiction, 12-step based recovery, transitional housing and social assistance programs. Alex is a Registered Psychotherapist and Canadian Certified Addictions Counsellor and is studying mental health and addictions at Ryerson University.

Tony volpentesta,  Strategic Planning Committee Chair 

Tony Volpentesta is a partner in the land use planning consulting firm Bousfields Inc.  Tony has been a practicing urban planner for 30 years and has worked on many large scale mixed-use projects across the GTA. Tony often appears before the new Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) where he provides evidence at land use planning hearings.