Jan Mowbray, President
Rosario (Ross) Bragdon, Treasurer
|Ancilla Ho-Young, Secretary|
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.
|Gay Loveland, Board Director|
Gay Loveland has been a counsellor, teacher and administrator for more than 25 years. She has worked for several public boards of education, including the Halton and Toronto Boards of Education, as well as a rural Ontario board and in the private school system. She has served as a department head in Learning Resources, Senior Student Services and Community Outreach. These positions involved working with students, parents, administrators, community organizations, colleges and universities. She has Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology, English and Education and a Master’s degree in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Toronto, with a specialist certification in Guidance, Counselling and Special Education. She has resided in Oakville for many years and is a volunteer with Kerr Street Mission’s Neighbour Care Network and a home for disabled children. She is currently serving as the Co-President of Canadian Federation of University Women-Oakville.
|Stephen White, Vice President|
Stephen White is an ICF accredited Coach and founder of Competitive Edge Coaching, a firm specializing in Career & Executive Coaching and Human Resources consulting.Over the course of his career Stephen held several senior Human Resources positions in both the public and private sectors. He holds an Honours B.A. in History and Political Science, Masters degrees in Public Administration (M.P.A.) and Industrial Relations (M.I.R.) from Queen’s University, a Certificate in Adult & Continuing Education from the University of Saskatchewan (CACE). He also completed the Certified Professional Coaching designation (CPC) and the Advanced Coaching and Personal Coaching Certification (ACPEC) from the College of Executive Coaching in California.In addition, Stephen is an Outplacement Consultant with Career Compass Canada of Hamilton. As well, he is an Instructor in the Human Resources Management at McMaster University, and a Part Time Professor in the Pilon School of Business at Sheridan College in Mississauga.
|Nilofar Yousof, Board Director|
Nilofar Yousof is currently the Career Accelerator Program Coordinator at HMC Connections, a non-profit, multi-service agency with award-winning community programs and services; serving more than 7,000 clients a year. She has been assisting immigrants and newcomers in their journey to making Halton their home and providing innovative services and practical guidance for successful economic and social integration of new Canadians.Nilofar been a strong advocate for social and economic inclusion and access to services for immigrants and refugees. Nilofar’s own experiences as an immigrant shaped her personal and professional choices and lifelong engagement with the community.She works tirelessly to empower newcomers and brings hope to those who are distressed, discouraged and lost. She has been a bridge for immigrant women, allowing them to reach their full potential.Nilofar is passionate about the power of community and actively pursues ways to encourage community-building wherever she finds them.