Peter Tarshis, Director
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.
Daniel Uy, Board Chair
Daniel has been involved in the recovery community for over a decade. He has a background in project management and holds a certificate in Project Management from Ryerson University. He currently works in the health and fitness field. Daniel is also continuing his education at Ryerson University studying a Bachelors of Arts in Arts and Contemporary Studies with a focus in Anthropology.
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. Tony is a proud new member of the Alpha House Board of Directors and is looking forward to contributing to this very important community resource.
Alessandro Motta, Director, Interim Board Secretary
Alessandro is a compassionate professional who has been involved with the recovery community helping people overcome challenges with mental health, alcoholism, addiction and homelessness. He is currently employed at an addictions treatment agency where he processes screenings, intakes, assessments; assisting clients navigate their admission into treatment and access other needed supports. Alex brings many 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 to promote mental health and addiction recovery within the community and family setting and empower people to overcome these challenges. Alex is a Registered Psychotherapist and Canadian Certified Addictions Counsellor and is studying mental health and addictions at Ryerson University.
Roman Ritacca, Director
Roman is a long standing Alumni of Alpha House with ties to the recovery community as whole. Roman is a valued member of our team and the sole person responsible for the Alpha House Annual Gala. Roman has been an active member of the board of Directors for over 17 years and is the longest standing member of the Board in Alpha House's history.