Board of Directors
Contact Hamilton is governed by a voluntary board of directors, operating under a policy governance model. Board meetings occur monthly and are open to the public to observe.
For further information about the meeting dates or to enquire about attending a meeting, please call Dayna Setzkorn at 905-522-3304 ext. 229 or 1-877-376-4674.
We currently have vacancies on our board and are looking for people who are interested in becoming board members. For more information . If you are interested in becoming a board member, please call Dayna Setzkorn at 905-522-3304 ext. 229 or 1-877-376-4674. For an application package, please click here.
|Name||Position on Board||Term||Profile|
|Joanne Bergin||Chair||2015-2021||Joanne lives in Niagara and works at Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington as a Project Manager in Information Technology. Joanne is a family member and represents lived experience.|
|Michael Lawlor||Vice-Chair||2017-2023||Michael lives in Hamilton and is a school administrator with the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board. He has undergraduate degrees from McMaster and Brock Universities and a Masters of Education from the University of Toronto. Michael is particularly passionate about the well being of youth and is a regular liaison between adolescents and Contact Hamilton.|
|Matthew Fletcher||Past Chair||2014-2020||Matt lives in Hamilton. Matt is a police officer with the Hamilton Police Service. He is also a family member and represents lived experience.|
|Ella Benedetti||Director||2019-2025||Ella lives in Hamilton and is a Life Redesign Coach with CONNECT Hamilton. She just completed a master’s degree in Criminology at the University of Toronto and will be pursuing a law degree in September 2020. She is passionate about supporting children and families and improving their access to, and treatment within the legal system. Ella is a family member and represents lived experience.|
|April Bilton||Director||2017 – 2023||April lives and works in Hamilton and has always been passionate about working with youth in our City.|
|Dino Di Marcantonio||Director||2019-2025||Dino lives in Hamilton and works for Goodness Me! natural food market as Director of Category Management and Supply Chain. He has over three decades of retail and food experience and has sat on four other boards and committees that have helped families with lived experience.|
|Aurelie Dimandja||Director||2017-2023||Aurelie lives in Stoney Creek. She is an Occupational Therapist Assistant/ Physiotherapist Assistant at the Brant Community Healthcare System.|
|Crystal Donak||Director||2019-2025||Crystal has lived experience through family members. She lives in Hamilton and works with entrepreneurs, businesses and not-for profits to grow by relationship building using digital media. She has a business degree and is a Master of Communications (Candidate).|
|BreAnne Dorion||Director||2019-2025||BreAnne lives in Caledonia and works as a counsellor for a women’s shelter while completing her undergraduate degree in Social Work with a minor in Indigenous studies at Wilfrid Laurier University. BreAnne has worked within children’s mental health for the past 20 years.|
|Kieu Duong||Director||2014-2020||Kieu lives in Hamilton and is the Chief Financial Officer for Associated Paving and Materials.|
|Danielle Perkin||Director||2019-2025||Danielle lives in the Hamilton area and works at Hamilton Health Sciences in the Acquired Brain Injury Program as a Community Intervention Coordinator. Danielle is a family member and represents lived experience.|
|Shahzi Yasmin Bokhari||Director||2019-2025||Shahzi is active in community engagement in Hamilton with a focus on anti-racism and anti-oppression. She has a BSW from McMaster University and a BA in Child and Youth Studies from Brock University. She is an organizer for Women’s March Hamilton and has worked in areas of community research, program evaluation as well as workshop development and facilitation.|
*Lea Pollard, Executive Director (ex-officio)