PRESIDENT: Reverend Paul Hansen, C.Ss.R. is a Redemptorist priest of 40 years who has spent most of his life working for Biblical Justice. A former member of the Church's Ecumenical Coalitions seeking justice, Paul became chair of the Board of KAIROS after returning from a seven year stint in Rome leading his Order's commitment to Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation. Paul is on the Social Affairs Commission of the Ontario Bishops, an Executive member of ISARC- Interfaith Social Assistance Reform Coalition and on the Board of the Human Development Foundation Mercy Centre Bangkok, Thailand. He has travelled extensively in Latin America, Africa, Asia and Europe concerned about our global family and it's seeking justice. After a sabbatical in the Middle East, Paul returned to Canada to lead his Orders Canadian commitment to Biblical Justice. For these reasons, Paul is committed to the work of CAIC. He looks forward to serving on CAIC's board on behalf of the St. John Neumann Foundation.
VICE-PRESIDENT: Sr. Doryne Kirby, IBVM is a member of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary also widely known as Loretto Sisters. After many years of mostly secondary teaching in Port Colborne, Stratford, Toronto and Guelph Sr. Doryne became Coordinator of the RENEW programme within the Archdiocese of Toronto. Then for eleven years she worked for the Canadian Religious Conference in Ontario as the Coordinator of Social Justice. The office was located on Laird Drive and as CAIC was located in the same building she came to know the CAIC staff and to appreciate their commitment and dedication to their work. The IBVM have official status as a non-governmental organization (NGO) at the United Nations and for two years Sr. Doryne was the IBVM representative in New York. Currently she is the Local Coordinator at Loretto College on the campus of the University of St. Michael's College.
TREASURER: Ms. Moira Hutchinson is a member of Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church, and as a past member of its Investment Committee, facilitated the congregation’s investment in CAIC. She has worked with the ecumenical coalition, the Taskforce on the Churches and Corporate Responsibility (which later became KAIROS) and as a consultant for NGOs and unions on corporate accountability and international development. She has also served on the boards of Project Ploughshares and Transfair Canada, and currently serves on the board of the Maquila Solidarity Network, and on the investment committees of the Atkinson Charitable Foundation and the United Church of Canada General Funds.
DIRECTOR: Reverend Brian Burch serves on the Endowment Committee of the Student Christian Movement of Canada. He brings a long history of involvement in co-operative and non-profit endeavours, including serving on the Board of the Ontario Worker Co-operative Federation, as a member of the Finance Committee of the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada and as a treasurer of the Ontario Region of the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada. He is president of St. Clare's Multifaith Housing Society, which used the resources of CAIC to help in the development of 177 units of affordable housing for the homeless and vulnerable in Toronto.
DIRECTOR: Sr. Nellie Pomroy, RSM is a member of the Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy, Newfoundland. Sr. Nellie spent 35 years in the teaching profession in Newfoundland. She served for 12 years on the congregational leadership team and was the coordinator of the social justice committee for more than 4 years. She is the congregational representative on the Atlantic social justice committee and has also served on the St. Patrick's Mercy Home and Regional Nursing Home boards. For the past ten years Sr. Nellie has been living in a rural community of approximately 600 people that has no resident priest. Her past experience has equipped her to assist parish members to develop leadership within the parish.
ADVISORY COMMITTEE: The board is supported by an Advisory Committee that consists of individuals (Paul Connelly, Ted Hyland, Jen Heneberry, Karen Knopf and André Schroer) from the business community whose perspective complements the Board's familiarity with social justice issues and three part-time staff who provide office, communication and financial management (Gigi Inara, Valerie Lemieux and Beth Coates).
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