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Ontario Bar Association​

President and CEO (2014-2015)

The OBA is a 16,000 member not-for-profit professional association for lawyers, law students, and judges. It is the largest volunteer legal association in Ontario and the second largest in Canada, after the Canadian Bar Association.


  • Chaired Board of Directors (22) and Governing Council (210)
  • Led 50 full-time staff 

  • Planned, implemented, and monitored $10 million operating budget and $8 million reserve

  • Designated spokesperson 

  • Drove membership, revenue generation, internal and external relations

  • Led strategic planning, human resources, executive compensation, and the activities of all committees, sections, and task forces

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Ontario Bar Association

Other Leadership Roles

  • First Vice President and Second Vice President (2012-2014)
  • Treasurer and Chair of Finance Committee and Investment Sub- Committee (2006-2007)

  • Chaired Advocacy, Communications, and Government Relations Committee (2004-2005)

  • Chaired Civil Litigation Section, Strategic Planning Committee, Governance Committee, Civil Litigation Awards Committee

  • Member: Criminal Law Section; Public Lawyers Section; Aboriginal Law Section

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Canadian Bar Association

  • Board of Directors (2014-2015) 
  • Finance Committee (2014-2015)

  • Re-think Strategic Planning Committee (2015-2016)

  • National Civil Litigation Section (1996-2004)

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Mental Health Advocate

  • Founded international and national award winning workplace wellness support tools for lawyers accessed on-line by tens of thousands of unique visits across the country, the United States, Australia, Africa, and Europe.​​
  • Spoke publicly over 200 times across Canada and Ontario by invitation from the Department of Justice, the Economic Club of Canada, the Conference Board of Canada, Excellence Canada, the CAMH Foundation, the Law Society of Ontario, the Law Society of British Columbia, the Ontario Public Service, unions, law schools, medical schools, high schools, international law firms, leadership conferences, and many other organizations

  • Interviewed by CBC Radio (Ontario Morning, Metro Morning, Ottawa Morning, Windsor Morning, Here & Now, and RadioCanada).

  • Appeared on Global News, CTV News, and Context with Lorna Dueck

  • Reported in Toronto Star (front page), the Globe & Mail, Your Work Place Magazine, Moods Magazine, Canadian Lawyer, Law Times, Lawyers’ Weekly, The National, Nexus, Precedent Magazine; Bayton and Fournier, The Evolution of Workplace Mental Health in Canada. 

  • Generated over 6 million media impressions.

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