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Jan Mowbray, President
Jan is a resident of Milton, and an active volunteer in her community. She serves as Chair of the Milton Seniors Activity Centre Advisory Committee and is the lead on food services at the Senior Centre as well as sits on the Fund Development Committee; President of the Milton Historical Society, Director of Country Heritage Park, chairs the Halton Living Wage coalition, is a member of Poverty Free Halton, a Director of the Bob Rumball Associations for the Deaf in Milton, and chair of Doors Open Milton. In the past, Jan held the position of Councillor for two terms at the Town of Milton, a 16 year business owner of a manufacturing distributor of kitchen accessories and a controller for an engineering company.

 

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John Smith, Treasurer
John is a Hamilton resident currently employed as Executive Director for Support & Housing - Halton. John has been known for many years for his strong community and leadership abilities. In the past, John worked as a Regional Independent Living Manager for the Canada March of Dimes in Halton/Hamilton, an Executive Director for the Prince Edward Association for Community Living, and Director of Client Services for the Metro Toronto Association for Community Living. John is an active volunteer in both the Burlington and Hamilton communities; he is a Board member with Affordable Housing Halton, Co –Chair of the Halton Housing Alliance, a member of the Bruce Trail Association, a member of the Burlington Chamber of Commerce, and the Hamilton Coalition Against Racism. John was formerly chair for the following organizations: Quinte’s Isle Non-Profit Housing, Access to Housing Committee in Prince Edward Country, and the Prince Edward Social Planning Council. On a personal note, his love of music keeps him grounded.

 

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Suzanne Stolz, Secretary
Suzanne lives in Oakville and graduated from Harvard Law School. Suzanne is accredited with over a decade of experience in law. She has worked for various private law firms in New York as well as a leading international nonprofit organizations where she was a vital leader in advocating for women's reproductive human rights. Suzanne has also served as lead attorney in constitutional challenges to laws restricting women’s access to reproductive health care in North Dakota, Oklahoma, and Missouri. Suzanne is an accomplished scholar, has written articles and delivered presentations for the Law & Society Association, and other organizations.

 

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Elaine Scrivener, Past President
Elaine is a resident of Burlington and has been an active volunteer for over 40 years. She recently retired as Executive Director of the Mark Preece Family House after completing the development and construction phase of the facility for families of critically ill hospitalized patients. Past work experience included Marketing & Partnership Manager of the Oakville Economic Development Alliance, retail owner Scrivener’s Women’s clothing, and registered nurse. As a volunteer Elaine served with the Burlington Volunteer Bureau, Burlington Downtown Business Association (Chair), Junior League of Hamilton-Burlington (President), Association of Fundraising Professionals Golden Horseshoe (Treasurer), Board member of Joseph Brant Hospital, Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation, Burlington Art Centre, Burlington Downtown Partnership, Burlington Museums Foundation and Bell Community Development Fund.

 

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Rubina Ali, Board Director
Rubina lives in Milton and serves the community through various organizations such as the Rotary Club of Milton. She is on the board of the Milton Film Festival and is part of the organizing committee of the Volunteer Fair, an annual event held by Milton Community Resource Centre in the town of Milton. She was a Ward Councillor candidate in the municipal elections in the Town of Milton in 2014. She has served on the Town of Milton Heritage Committee for four years. Her professional experience in Canada has been as an  office manager for H&R Block and also as the course instructor for the tax courses. She has also worked with Dube and Cuttini a chartered accountant firm in Kitchener, Ontario. Currently, Rubina is working with London Life as an investment adviser. Rubina has a law as well as a Master’s degree in Literature from Karachi University. Her past employment in Karachi, Pakistan includes: staff correspondent with the The News, a major daily newspaper in Pakistan; editor for a parenting magazine Motherhood & Childcare; and a director coordinator with Market Link, an advertising agency.

 

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Larry Chambers, Ph.D., Board Director
Dr. Larry W. Chambers brings important skills and experience to Community Development Halton. He has expertise in design, implementation and evaluation of health and social service programs. He is experienced in building, managing and leading interdisciplinary research and innovation project teams involving clinicians, subject matter experts and policy makers. Throughout his career he has developed strategic plans for research organizations and research proposal budgets. He has an excellent track record in fundraising and development of consortia of researchers and research organizations. In addition, he has successfully enhanced capacity of governmental and non-governmental partner agencies by connecting research and innovation projects to policy and strategies. In addition to work as a consultant, Larry holds a part-time position as Research Director of the Niagara Regional Campus, School of Medicine, McMaster University. He has authored or co-authored over 175 peer-reviewed publications on care of older adults, population and public health, health research methods, and post professional education. Larry maintains appointments with McMaster University (Professor Emeritus), as well as with the Bruyère Research Institute, University of Ottawa, York University, and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences. From 2013 to 2017, he was with the Alzheimer Society of Canada as Scientific Advisor. Larry is a Fellow with the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, a Fellow with the American College of Epidemiology, and Honorary Fellow with the Faculty of Public Health of the United Kingdom. Larry has lived in Milton with his wife Karin, who is a beekeeper, since 2011.

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Abdul Chaudhry, Board Director
Abdul resides in Burlington and is currently retired. In his professional career of almost three decades, Abdul was a Social Worker for in the Child Welfare Sector. He is an active volunteer with the International Development & Relief Foundation, previously as the Hamilton representative and at the present time is the Burlington representative. Also, he is a volunteer member of the Grants Committee with the Oakville Community Foundation.

 

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Cameron Fraser, Board Director
Cameron Fraser is a long time Burlington resident. He is currently the Professional Learning and Development Lead for the Ontario Principal’s Council. Cam leads OPC’s Experienced Principal’s Development Qualification, the Principal Qualification Program and the Emerging Leaders Program. He was the founding Associate Head of School for the School of Education, Charles Sturt University, Burlington campus. He facilitated the development of the Master of International Leadership and designed and implemented courses in child development, classroom management, inclusive education, differentiated instruction and wellness. He was a Principal in the Halton District School Board where he was also a classroom and special education teacher and an Instructional Consultant. Cam received an Award of Distinction for developing a provincially recognized program integrating technology into the classroom and an Award of Merit for his contributions to primary literacy instruction. Also, he was the recipient of the Faculty of Education Award for Individual Academic Excellence. He has cultivated a special interest in facilitation and leadership, differentiated instruction and brain research, designing many workshops and institutes which he has presented throughout Ontario.

 

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Jennifer Malabar, Board Director
Jennifer is an Oakville resident, who has been employed for ten years as Crown Counsel with the Ministry of the Attorney General where she has conducted litigation on behalf of several ministries including the Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Environment and the Criminal Law Division. She has also acted as an instructor at Sheridan College in their paralegal program. In 2014, she was a Director of Oakville’s Provincial Liberal Association for MPP Kevin Flynn, and was a nominee of the Federal Liberal Party of Canada. Jennifer is founder of ‘Oakville Be A Donor’ a grass-roots advocacy campaign, and was awarded the Top 20 Under 40 Award from the Oakville United Way for her tremendous work in the Halton community.

 

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Danielle Masanto, Board Director
Danielle Masanto is the Executive Director of Oakwood Private Tutoring, a leading provider of in-home private tutoring in the GTHA. She serves on the boards of the Liberal Party of Canada (Ontario), the Milton Federal Liberal Association, and Milton Says No. She volunteers on behalf of Holy Rosary Catholic Church at Maplehurst Correctional Institute. She is the founder of the Milton Liberal Women's Club. A former Toronto Regional Campion Protégée, Danielle has worked with Crossroads International on a report delivered to the International Development and Research Council on the importance of mentoring women for political participation. She has presented on this topic to the Association of Municipalities of Ontario as well as consulted on the topic to the City of Toronto in addition to various other agencies and municipalities. She calls the new riding of Milton home with her husband and four children. She loves to read, cycle, and laugh.

 

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Daniel Roukema, Board Director
Daniel resides in Burlington and is the Director of Communications and Chief Privacy Officer at the Immigration Consultant of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC). He is a Community Development Economist and has spent more than 20 years working throughout Canada on economic matters relating to public health, human rights, education, employment, and entrepreneurship. A former Executive Director of a Boys and Girls Club and YMCA Program Manager, Daniel has also been a member of the Board of Directors of the Social Planning Council of Ottawa, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa, Child Find Nova Scotia, and Stepping Stone Association. A two-time candidate for municipal Council in Halifax, he is also an accomplished researcher and has published on topics ranging from building a more equitable workforce for immigrants to crisis-driven economic development and equity-based housing for individuals living with mental illness.