Our Organization

Our Organization

The John Howard Society of Ontario has grown to include 19 local offices made up of over 700 staff and 750 volunteers. Together with the other provincial and territorial offices, we are a proud member organization of the John Howard Society of Canada.

The JHSO is accredited under Imagine Canada’s Standards Program for excellence in fundraising, financial accountability and transparency, governance, management and volunteer involvement.

Our Roles

The John Howard Society of Ontario performs two complementary functions. The Centre of Research & Policy provides cutting-edge non-partisan research, evidence-based programming, policy development, and educational material. In addition, we provide administrative support to assist our local offices across Ontario provide critical programs and services.

Our Team

Paula Osmok
Executive Director

Maureen Zuniga
Human Resources & Administrative Coordinator

Monica Vela
Financial Director

Reza Ahmadi
Director of Research & Evaluation

Jacqueline Tasca
Director of Partnerships & Strategic Initiatives

Justin McNeil
Research & Evaluation Specialist

Safiyah Husein
Senior Policy Analyst

Aileen Simon
Project Coordinator, Education & Strategic Initiatives

Hannah Cook
Research Analyst

Meaghan Costa
Research and Evaluation Analyst

Avery Au
Project Lead, Strategic Initiatives

Our Board

The Board of Directors of the John Howard Society of Ontario consists of 27 community member volunteers from across Ontario. Of this group, eight are “directors at large” and the remaining 19 represent each of our local offices to ensure their unique needs are addressed. Our Board follows the Carver model of governance and meets four times per year with committee meetings interspersed throughout.

Executive Committee

Ron Cuthbert
President

Rob MacLellan
Vice-President

Hermon Mayers
Treasurer

Christina Ninham
Secretary

Jean LeDrew-Metcalfe
Executive Committee Member-at-large

Trisha Simpson
Executive Committee Member-at-large

Rob Thibodeau
Executive Committee Member-at-large

Bruce Simpson
Executive Committee Member-at-large

Directors

Michael Bryant

Jill Evans

Christopher Fleury

Peter Stephenson

Jeff Manishen

Tom Hickey

David Williams

Steve Scriven

Pauline Wainwright

Dan Smith

Jill Hillman

Phil Wilkins

Michael Sabo

Sandy Lychowyd

Jennifer Rooke

Gyan Chandra

Current Research Ethics Board Membership

Voula Marinos
Chair

Lisa Whittingham

Kemi S. Anazodo

Nathan Innocente

Jessica Sutherland

Marsha Rampersaud

Nicole Myers

 

The John Howard Society of Ontario is accredited under Imagine Canada’s Standards Program for excellence in fundraising, financial accountability and transparency, governance, management and volunteer involvement.