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

Christin Cullen
Chief Executive Officer

Maureen Zuniga
Director of HR & Administration

Monica Vela
Director of Finance

Reza Ahmadi
Director of Research & Evaluation

Jacqueline Tasca (On Leave)
Director of Partnerships & Strategic Initiatives

Alicia Abbott-McLeod
Research & Policy Fellow

 

 

Safiyah Husein
Senior Policy Analyst

Aileen Simon
Education & Strategic Initiatives Coordinator

Hannah Cook
Research & Evaluation Analyst

Meaghan Costa
Research and Evaluation Specialist

Justin McNeil
Research & Evaluation Specialist

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
Chair

Rob MacLellan
Vice-Chair

Hermon Mayers
Treasurer

Christina Ninham
Secretary

Jean LeDrew-Metcalfe
Executive Committee Member-at-large

Trisha Simpson
Executive Committee Member-at-large

Bruce Simpson
Executive Committee Member-at-large

Directors

Jill Evans

Neil Kerby

Peter Stephenson

Jeff Manishen

Tom Hickey

David Williams

Steve Scriven

Hamza Khalid

Tara MacPherson

Pauline Wainwright

Dan Smith

Jill Hillman

Michael Sabo

Sandy Lychowyd

Jennifer Rooke

Madalene Chiarotto

Current Research Ethics Board Membership

Voula Marinos
Chair

Lisa Whittingham

Kemi S. Anazodo

Jessica Sutherland

Marsha Rampersaud

Nathan Innocente

 

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.