OAFC Staff Contacts
Our board office is open. Below you will find a our operational structure, and contact numbers. 
If you have a question regarding fire safety, including smoke or CO alarms, and/or questions about the law pertaining to the fire code, please contact your local fire department as they are the authority having jurisdiction for the provision of fire and emergency services in your community.  Please do not contact us regarding these inquiries. 
Areas of responsibility
Mark Tishman
Executive Director
905-426-9865 Ext.1228
Member assistance and advice. Partner and stakeholder assistance.
Responsible for the overall management, administration, programs and strategic plan and policy implementation of the OAFC and OFAI; board secretary; business development; issues management; staff liaison for committees; oversees and overall management of candidate testing program; interim marketing/web design/communications
Mark Pankhurst
Fire Services Liaison
905-426-9865 Ext.1223
Project/Program Management. Develop, promote, support, disseminate, coordinate, monitor, and evaluate OAFC programs and services including Candidate Testing Services, professional development initiatives, and support programs in accordance with policy. Membership Research, Support & Liaison. Advocacy, Stakeholder Relations & Representation. Involvement in Committee work, support staff, and help promote and advocate the OAFC's government relations priorities.
Program Policy and Communications Analyst 
Strategic policy implementation, policy and government relations advice; research, position papers and briefing notes; reports and recommendations to support GR-stakeholder strategy. Member assistance and advice, staff liaison for committees, interim communications and social media
Shelley Molica
Finance and Facilities Administrator
905-426-9865 Ext.1221
General inquires and administration.  Financial management and oversight; banking info, payroll, accounts payable/receivable, bookkeeping, expenses, budgeting; employee benefits and pension; maintain and manage OAFC/OFAI properties; financial oversight and support for other partner organizations. 
Kris Newton
Events & Trade Show Manager
905-426-9865 Ext.1224
Customer service inquires as it relates to all events. Trade shows, seminar and special event coordination; trade show sales and lead generation; off-site travel and accommodation booking; assists with event sponsorship; administrative support for events, trade shows and other staff; committee support and coordination; Business development, partnerships and funding opportunities; Interim program support.
Laura Aivaliotis
Administrative and Program Coordinator
905-426-9865 Ext.1230
Operational support to staff, management, members, job postings and equipment ads; Board/member customer service; manages membership data; OAFC and third-party event registrar; The Working Minds First Responder (TWMR), Solar Safety and Beyond Hoses and Helmets (BHH) program coordinator; data entry; OFAI support.