Board

  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 Centre 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.
  Jerome Adamo, Board Director
Jerome Adamo is a local labour council representative with 20 years of ongoing advocacy work and lived experience. Jerome provides an “inside looking outward” lens from the house of private and public labour unions; the post-secondary student government movement; Ontario Government Housing tenant issues as well as Ontario Disability Program and Social Assistance reform. Jerome works for the Halton District School Board as an Early Childhood Educator. He lives in Oakville with his partner, Tanya, and their twin boys Austin and Tyson.
  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.
  Ancilla Ho-Young, Board Director
Ancilla Ho-Young is a member of the Cultural Community in Burlington and the 2012 Recipient of Ontario Medal for good Citizenship as well as Burlington Citizen of the year. For many years Ancilla has been an advocate for Inclusivity and Diversity in the City of Burlington. She has been a leader in promoting awareness of Caribbean Culture and Black History in Burlington and has received the John C. Holland Award for this work. She has participated on committees in the City of Burlington and the Region of Halton giving a voice to those who cannot advocate or speak for themselves. Ancilla has recently retired from a very long career in the healthcare field with the last 10 years working to help women who have experienced sexual assault and domestic violence. She continues to remain involved in the community with her main goal being to help make Burlington the Vibrant, Inclusive City it could and should be.
  Daniel Risdale, Board Director
Daniel Risdale has deep roots in public service and community organizing. He has worked for various municipalities and non-profit organizations throughout the Halton Region. Daniel’s work has consistently revolved around increasing access to services for residents and enhancing the capacity of the organizations he represents. He is an advocate, organizing through various boards, committees, and community programs both locally and abroad; spending many months leading programs in West Africa. Daniel will share his keynotes on empathy and social inclusion with just about anyone who will listen. Daniel was born and raised in the Halton Region, enjoys public speaking, time with family and friends, animals, and a good meal.