Board and Staff
Board of Directors
Board members share the goals of the clinic in serving the diverse legal needs of low income Hamiltonians. The Board is responsible to the community for the services provided by the clinic. The Board is also responsible to Legal Aid Ontario for the use of funding dollars.
The Board Members for 2016-17 are:
John Ariyo Katrina Gervais
Michael Hickey John Mills
Debbie Callan Lil Acevedo
Sophie Adair Sandi Bell
Deepa Dayal Francisco Gomez
Lauren Barney Hina Saeed
Our clinic is staffed by lawyers, community legal workers, support staff, community development workers and volunteers. The Executive Director is Hugh Tye.
Staff members as of July 15, 2016 are:
Andrew Bomé Annie Law
Brendan Jowett Rani Khan
Josh Carson Marla Brown
Sharon Crowe Mélissa Loïzou
Community Legal Workers
Deya Benavides Cat Cayuga
Constanza Duran Donna Eaton
Mouna Bile Melissa Borkovich
Kathy Calverley Dhara Shah
Nelly Sinclair Lysa Springer
Sylvia Blacklock Latisha Myers
Community Development Workers
Maria Antelo Bob Wood
Indigenous Justice Co-ordinator
Mickey Capuano Judy MacKay
Mike Ollier Hugh Tye
Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction Team
Laura Cattari Jennifer Chivers
In September 2013 the Hamilton Community Legal Clinic/Clinique juridique communautaire de Hamilton presented its new Strategic Plan at its Annual General Meeting.
The Board of Directors worked diligently for more than a year to develop a Strategic Plan that will guide the new amalgamated clinic for the next two years. (Hamilton’s three community legal clinics amalgamated in 2010 after over 30 years of service.)
Strategic Goal 1 Establish, develop and strengthen relationships with groups that advocate for under-served populations.
- Specific culturally appropriate training for Board and staff regarding under-served populations.
- Identify and invite groups to engage with us.
- Produce educational materials for identified groups.
Strategic Goal 2 Enhance visibility and accessibility of Clinic services.
- Create, develop and maintain partnerships with agencies to improve access to Clinic services.
- Develop a marketing plan.
Strategic Goal 3 Strengthen the effectiveness of the community-based Clinic model.
- Work with the Southwest Region of clinics to increase collaboration.
- Support implementation of the Association of Community Legal Clinics of Ontario (ACLCO) Strategic Plan.
- Determine an appropriate mechanism to evaluate the impact of service delivery.
- Continue to nurture relationships with community partners.
- Share community achievements with stakeholders through established communication strategies.