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Our Board

Pat Hatt, Chair

Pat has worked in the field of disability issues for over 30 years.

Pat currently sits on the board of the Ontario Justice Education Network. She is part of a disputes resolution team related to Ontario Disability Support Program Employment Supports and a mentor for the York University learning disabilities program related to employment.

She has been a co-chair of the Metro Toronto Movement for Literacy, chair of the Board of Governors for George Brown College, and a board member representing persons with disabilities at the Toronto Training Board.

Jen Liptrot, Vice-Chair

Jen works for the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities' Service Delivery Branch as a Senior Service Integration Advisor, where she supports a range of program transformation- and planning-related initiatives.

Prior to joining the Ontario Public Service, Jen worked for several years for a national, feminist, academic journal and then held a series of management positions in the not-for-profit sector, with a focus on women's employment and training issues.

Anne Evans, Secretary/Treasurer

Anne, a former executive in the Ontario Public Service, is now working as an independent public sector consultant specializing in public administration reforms at the international level.

Her consultancy work has focused on centre of government decision-making systems, integrated planning and budgeting, policy development processes, civil service reform, and staffing implications of decentralization.

Prior to becoming a consultant, Anne enjoyed a 20-year career in the Ontario Ministry of Finance. Her most senior posting as a civil servant was as Assistant Deputy Minister for Fiscal and Financial Policy.

Tim Elliott

After 25 years of parish ministry with the Anglican Church, Tim launched a new venture in 2002 as a professional coach, consultant, musician, and keynote speaker.

His primary work is as a ministry development consultant working with clergy in transition. He also works as a coach with professionals and executives, and is a graduate of the Coaches Training Institute.

Tim performs regularly in Toronto and also leads jazz worship services across Canada. He is the author of Clarity and Courage: Life as an Improvised Journey and has released three solo piano albums.

Alexandra Flynn

Alexandra is a Senior Corporate Management and Policy Consultant in the City Manager's Office at the City of Toronto. She specializes in strategic policy and intergovernmental relations, with a focus on housing and transportation issues.

Alexandra has received numerous awards and honours, including the Concordia Medal, Osgoode Hall's Minkler Prize, and New York Legal Aid Society awards for pro bono service. She has published a number of articles related to property and tax law.

Alexandra has volunteered extensively for urban-based policy and law organizations, and has most recently worked on strategies addressing homelessness.

Dada Gasirabo

Dada is a social worker by training and has worked in the violence against women sector for the past 12 years. She is now the executive director of Oasis centre des femmes and has also worked in the settlement sector with the Centre francophone de Toronto and Sojourn House, a shelter for newcomers.

Dada is strongly committed and involved in the collective empowerment of francophone women in claiming and supporting the development of French services in Ontario.

Dada sits on a number of committees including the board of directors for Action ontarienne contre la violence faite aux femmes, the Peel committee on Human Trafficking, and MOFIF – Mouvement Ontarien des Femmes Immigrantes Francophones.

Nancy Henderson

Nancy is a lawyer who has worked in not-for-profit management positions for over 20 years.

She is currently Clinic Director at Parkdale Community Legal Services. She was Executive Director for SPARC BC (Social Planning and Research Council of British Columbia) for 10 years and consulted on issues of organizational governance and strategic planning.

Nancy is a board member of Social Planning Toronto and sits on their Finance Committee.

Jane Kidner

Since 2009, Jane has been the Assistant Dean, Professional Legal Education at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Law, where she oversees the Faculty's executive legal education initiatives, including the Internationally Trained Lawyers Program and the Global Professional LLM, as well as the Centre for the Legal Profession.

Previously, she was the Assistant Dean, External Relations and served as editor-in-chief of the law school's alumni magazine. In 2008, she served a one-year term as the inaugural Executive Director of the Centre for the Legal Profession.

Jane sits on several boards, including Young Women in Law and the Centre for the Legal Profession.

Ellen Roseman

Ellen is a personal finance and consumer columnist with the Toronto Star and a regular business commentator on CBC radio. Her blog can be found at www.ellenroseman.com.

Her books, Money 101: Every Canadian’s Guide to Personal Finance, and Money 201: More Personal Finance Advice for Every Canadian, are an easy-to-understand introduction to personal finance.

Ellen teaches courses in investing and personal finance at the University of Toronto's continuing studies department and Financial Basics workshops at Ryerson University. She is on the board of the Financial Planning Standards Council, and FAIR (Canadian Foundation for Advancement of Investor Rights).

Frederika Rotter

Frederika has worked at the Legal Services Branch of the Ontario Ministry of the Environment since 2002 where she litigates environmental matters.

Before that, she was employed at the Financial Services Commission of Ontario. She also served as vice-chair at the then Social Assistance Review Board. She has worked as a clinic lawyer at Parkdale Community Legal Services and the Centre for Spanish-Speaking Peoples.

She currently serves as a board member and member of the executive of the Association of Law Officers of the Crown.

Frank Walwyn

Frank is a partner at WeirFoulds LLP and appears as counsel on complex litigation matters in Canada and the Caribbean.

In the 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada, Frank is named as one of Canada's top lawyers in corporate and commercial litigation. In 2013, Frank received the Lincoln Alexander Award, which is awarded annually in recognition of an Ontario lawyer who has demonstrated long-standing interest and commitment to the public and to the pursuit of community service on behalf of residents of Ontario.

Frank is a board member and past-president of the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers, a member of the International Training Committee of The Advocates' Society, and the Ontario Bar Association appointee to the Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee for appointments to the Ontario Provincial Court.