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Members of the Premier's Community Hub Framework Advisory Group


Members of the Premier's Community Hub Framework Advisory Group

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Michelle Baldwin     

Michelle Baldwin is Executive Director of Pillar Nonprofit Network, and has extensive experience in nonprofit management, social innovation, communications and fundraising. 

Most recently, Michelle has been a key driver of the Social Innovation Shared Space in London. Michelle previously held positions with the Brain Tumour Foundation and Thames Valley Children's Centre. She currently serves on the Board of the Ontario Nonprofit Network and the London Health Sciences Community Advisory Council and she is the Peace Bus Coordinator for Children International Summer Villages. Michelle previously sat on the board of Huron University College, where she was the chair of the Campus Community Advisory Committee.

Michelle holds a Master's degree in Educational Psychology, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, as well as a Communications and Public Relations Professional Certificate from Western University. Michelle also holds a Volunteer Management Certificate from Fanshawe College.

Michelle DiEmanuele

Michelle DiEmanuele is President and CEO of Trillium Health Partners. She has built a career in both the public and private sectors, and is known for her ability to lead large, complex organizations through periods of significant change and cultural transformation. She has expertise in human resources management, information technology, business process re-engineering, stakeholder management, strategy development, government relations and operations.

Michelle is in the Hall of Fame of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women and has been recognized as a Top 40 under 40. She also serves on a number of boards and councils.

James Harbell          

Jim Harbell is a partner at Stikeman Elliott. He is also co-chair of the firm's Energy Group, a member of the National Partnership Board, head of the Toronto Real Estate Department, and a senior member of the Public-Private Partnerships/Infrastructure Group.

Jim has considerable experience providing strategic advice in a broad range of matters involving real estate development, mergers and acquisitions in the energy and infrastructure areas, regulatory approvals and related project finance matters.

Jim is a Certified Specialist in Environmental Law by the Law Society of Upper Canada. He has an LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School.  

Richard Joy  

Richard is Executive Director of the Urban Land Institute, a non-profit education and research institute with a mission of providing leadership in the responsible use of land and in sustaining and creating thriving communities worldwide.

He has 20 years of urban leadership across municipal and provincial government and the private sector. Richard was Senior Policy Advisor to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and was the lead advisor on the City of Toronto Act, and key advisor on numerous major legislative reforms, including the Greenbelt Act and the Planning Act.

Richard has also served as Vice President, Policy and Government Relations for the Toronto Region Board of Trade.

Annie Kidder   

Annie Kidder is the Executive Director and one of the founders of People for Education, which is an independent organization working to support public education in Ontario's English, Catholic and French schools.

Annie is the recipient of numerous awards and has spoken about public education at conferences across Canada, in Europe and Africa. She is regularly quoted in the media as an expert on education issues.

Lois Mahon   

Lois Mahon was the former Executive Director of Child and Community Resources, a large multi-service non-profit children's service agency serving the whole North district.

During her career, Lois has been involved provincially in the development of new initiatives and advisory groups related to early years, special needs and autism. Lois was also appointed to the Child and Family Services Review Board and was Chair of the City of Greater Sudbury's Best Start Network.

Lois was on the Transitional Council for the College of Early Childhood Educators and is its founding President. In that role, she currently sits on the Provincial Early Learning Advisory Group and the Minister of Education's Education Partnership Table.

Sevaun Palvetzian   

Sevaun Palvetzian is CEO at CivicAction, a Toronto-based group that brings together leaders from all sectors to tackle social, economic and environmental challenges. Before CivicAction, Sevaun held several senior executive roles within the Ontario government, including leading the Ontario Place Revitalization.

Prior to the Ontario government, Sevaun worked at the University of Toronto, the World Bank Group and Presidential Classroom, a Washington D.C.-based civic education organization. Outside of work, she has been involved in a wide range of civic initiatives, including serving as Chair of the Board of Directors of Katimavik Youth Services and as a member of the Advisory Board to the University of Toronto's School of Public Policy and Governance. Sevaun currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council and NPower Canada.

Sevaun completed the Ivey Executive Program at the Richard Ivey School of Business and has an M.A. in History from the University of Western Ontario.

Doug Reycraft          

Doug Reycraft was a Councillor and Reeve in the Village of Glencoe between 1971 and 1985, and served as a Warden of Middlesex County. From 1985 to 1990, Doug served as a member in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. Doug also served as Mayor of Southwest Middlesex from 2000 until 2014.

Doug has also served as chair of the Middlesex-London Board of Health, chair of the London Middlesex Housing Corporation, president of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario, chair of the Board of Directors of the Municipal Employers Pension Centre of Ontario and co-chair of the National Municipal Rail Safety Working Group of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.

Enid Slack     

Dr. Enid Slack is the Director of the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. She has been working in the municipal finance field for over 35 years.

Enid was a member of the Who Does What Panel in 1996 and co-chaired the Learning Opportunities Grant Expert Panel for the Ontario Ministry of Education and Training in 1997. She is currently a member of the Advisory Committee of the Ontario Municipal Performance Measurement Program and the Advisory Committee of the International Property Tax Institute.

Enid received her B.A. in Economics from York University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Toronto. In 2012, Enid was awarded the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal for her work.



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