The ParkdaleHigh Park NDP Riding Association Executive are a committed group of local activists who organize election readiness activities, including fundraising, membership recruitment, social activities, outreach and visibility campaigns. We also compile and contribute policy proposals to the Provincial and Federal NDP, and actively participate in the parties' conventions.

Executive members are elected at our Annual General Meetings, traditionally held in March. Are you interested in running for a position on the Executive, or in getting more involved in the Riding Association? Send us an email!

Member of Provincial Parliament

The representative for Parkdale-High Park in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, who is an ex officio member of the riding association executive.

Current: Bhutila Karpoche

President (Federal)

Chairs riding association meetings and oversees the business of the federal riding association.

Current: Francis Kung

President (Provincial)

Chairs riding association meetings and oversees the business of the provincial riding association.

Current: Jason Wagar

Vice President (Federal)

Supports the Federal President in their duties. In the event that the Federal President's role is vacated, the Vice President serves as Interim President until a replacement is appointed.

Current: Mosheh Herdsman

Vice President (Provincial)

Supports the Provincial President in their duties.  In the event that the Provincial President's role is vacated, the Vice President serves as Interim President until a replacement is appointed.

Current: Alex Kotyk

Financial Agent (Federal)

Manages the federal riding association's finances.

Current: Laëtitia Eyssartel

Financial Agent (Provincial)

Manages the provincial riding association's finances.

Current: Karen Ridley

Membership Secretary (Federal)

Maintains the federal riding association's membership list, and organizes communication with the membership.

Current: Alan Trumble

Membership Secretary (Provincial)

Maintains the riding association's membership list, and organizes communication with the membership.

Current: Judith Penfold

Fundraising Coordinator

Oversees and facilitates the riding association's fundraising activities.

Current: Spencer Higdon-McGreal

Communications Coordinator

Manages the riding association's social media presence and other communication channels.

Current: Kate Fane

Youth Representative (Federal)

Serves as point of contact and representative for the riding association with the New Democratic Youth of Canada.

Current: Paige Ziemba Lee

Youth Representative (Provincial)

Serves as point of contact and representative for the riding association with ONDY (Ontario New Democratic Youth).

Current: Lanze Kishong

Outreach Coordinator

Organizes canvasses, phone banks and days of action for the riding association.

Current: Leah Zettel

Volunteer Coordinator

Identifies and manages volunteers. Works with the Outreach Coordinator to create new volunteer opportunities.

Current: Spencer Julien

Research Coordinator

Provides detailed analyses of local electoral results and demographics.

Current: Alanna O’Connor

Data Coordinator

Maintains supporter records to support fundraising campaigns, volunteers drives, and outreach activities.

Current: Rob Welch

Women’s Committee Representative

Serves as point of contact and representative for the riding association with the Ontario NDP Women’s Committee as well as the federal Participation of Women Committee.

Current: Emma Ramsey

LGBTQ Committee Representative

Serves as point of contact and representative for the riding association with the Ontario NDP LGBTQ Committee as well as the federal LGBT Committee.

Current: Nicole Robicheau

Provincial Council Delegates

Represent the riding association at quarterly meetings of Provincial Council.  The number of delegates for a given riding association is based off of the size of its membership.

Current Delegates:

  • Kim Fry
  • Francis Kung
  • Jill Marzetti
  • Judith Penfold
  • Karen Ridley
  • Youdon Tsamotshang
  • Jason Wagar

Alternate Delegates:

  • Alex Kotyk
  • Paul Taylor

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