Our Team

ABRPO team member Thomas Egdorf

Thomas Egdorf

Thomas Egdorf began working at ABRPO in June of 2018, and has been in the field of HIV for over 25 years. He has worked in a variety of local, provincial and national organizations. Over the years, Thomas has presented on a range of topics including: grief and loss; biomedical aspects of HIV and Hep C; leadership; communication; organizational governance; nutrition and cooking skills; and many other topics. One of his greatest achievements was the development of the Positive Leadership Development Institute (PLDI). In 2010 Thomas was inducted into the Ontario AIDS Network Honour Roll and recognized for his leadership. He was diagnosed HIV positive in 1993.

ABRPO team member Laur Kelly

Laur Kelly

Laur Kelly (they/them) began their relationship with the ABRPO in 2018 as a facilitator, mostly working with overdose prevention and harm reduction programs in response to the traumatic grief of the overdose and drug poisoning crisis. In January 2021, they became the Project Manager to lead the new blended learning direction that will see our core resources and tools translated into innovative e-learning. They bring their background in psychology, education, and trauma care into this role to create accessible and engaging online learning that deepens and compliments our facilitated group sessions. Laur lives in Dish With One Spoon territory with their wife, dog, lizard, and many plants.

ABRPO team member Anjana Rudragoundra

Anjana Rudragoudra

Anjana Rudragoudra (she/her) joined ABRPO in March 2021 and has a great exposure in eLearning platform with 6 years professional experience.

She is an e-Learning specialist with expertise in developing multimedia content using rapid e-Learning tools. She is proficient in Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, Learning Management System, Programming, Storyboards and Instructional Design. She also has working experience in K12, Academic, Adult Learning, Banking and Corporate.

She is a graduate in Electronics and Communication Engineering. In addition to her work at the ABRPO, she has a passionate towards learning new tools and technologies, and exploring historical places.

ABRPO team member Craig Boucher

Craig Boucher

Craig Boucher (He/Him) joined Fife House in 2017 as a placement student. Craig started his career at Fife House part time as the Peer Engagement Worker responsible for conducting workshops with People Living with HIV/AIDS (PHAs) as well as allies about HIV, Hepatitis C and other Sexually Transmitted Blood Borne Infections. In 2018, Craig began working with the AIDS Bereavement and Resilience Program of Ontario (ABRPO) in coordinating the Turning to One Another Network (TTOA) bi-annual provincial meetings for frontline staff as well as Peers involved in those 14 agencies. Craig officially joined ABRPO full time in November 2020 and is excited to continue his work on Grief and Loss and how it impacts each individual uniquely. Since joining ABRPO full time, Craig has grown the TTOA Network from 14 agencies to 25.

Contract Facilitators

If you are interested in working with one of our Contract Facilitators,
please contact Thomas at tegdorf@abrpo.org.

ABRPO’s Provincial Advisory Committee

Micheal Brennan

Executive Director,

AIDS Committee of Windsor

Tom Hammond

Executive Director, HIV/AIDS Resources and Community Health Guelph (PAC Co-chair)

Maureen Mahan

Education Development Coordinator, Casey House, Toronto

Marvelous Muchenje

Community Health Coordinator
Women’s Health in Women’s Hands, Toronto

Lana Parenteau

Regional Outreach/Support Services, Ontario Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Strategy, Sudbury Region

Lisa Toner

Community Outreach Coordinator, ACCESS AIDS Network, Sudbury (PAC Co-chair)

Haran Vijayanathan

Executive Director, Alliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention, Toronto

Claudia Medina

Program Director, PASAN, Toronto

Cory Wong

Manager of Support Services, AIDS Committee of Ottawa

Robert S. Newman

Peer Support Worker, Regional HIV/AIDS Connection, London

Ex-Officio Members

Maria Hatzipantelis

Senior Program Consultant, AIDS and Hepatitis C Programs, Provincial Programs Branch, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Michael Blair

Executive Director, Fife House Foundation

Thomas Egdorf

Director, AIDS Bereavement and Resiliency Program of Ontario