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The following individuals were elected to serve as
Daybreak's Board of Directors:

Stephanie Izzard


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Andre Rancourt is a very seasoned Chartered Accountant, and over the years has been involved with many non-profit organizations. She is a strong proponent for contributing back to one’s community, and is looking forward to sharing her professional knowledge with Daybreak Housing.

January Cohen
January Cohen is a lawyer at the firm of Soloway Wright LLP where she practices municipal, planning and development law. January is also a part time professor at the University of Ottawa Law School, Common Law Faculty, where she co-teaches the Municipal and Planning law class.

Lauren Evans
Lauren Evans is President of an international consulting company, and has worked in human resources for 30 years with a focus on advising employers in Violence Risk Assessment and Management, and Mental Health in the workplace.
She has vast experience with public, private and not-for-profit organizations in North America, Europe, South America, Africa and Japan. Past clients include the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse, Across Boundaries, the Canadian Human Rights Commission, the Health Charity Coalition of Canada, the Health Equity Council, and the Institute of Mental Health Research. Lauren has been a community volunteer for over 20 years.

Ian Hayhow, Secretary


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Ian Hayhow is a graduate engineer with 30 years experience in the energy sector, spread equally between industry (Dome Petroleum and Amoco) and government (National Energy Board and Natural Resources Canada). He served on the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change committee, and other international bodies focused on climate change and carbon reduction.

Julia Luo


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Pamela MacDonald-Wolk


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Diane O'Neill, President
Diane has retired as Executive Director of Aladin Childcare, and has over 30 years experience working in the childcare sector and with charitable agencies. She has been an advocate locally, provincially and nationally for universal, accessible and affordable early learning and care. Diane has experience as a member of various Boards, and dealing with advocacy, governance and management. Diane has successfully developed business models to ensure organizational sustainability.

Nancy Quattrocchi


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Nancy M. Quattrocchi is Vice-President, Corporate Services at the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement, and provides governance support to their Board of Directors Investment Committee and the Finance and Audit Committee. She has gained extensive experience with Canadian Agency for Drugs and Therapies in Health, the Networks Centres of Excellence in Molecular and Interfacial Dynamics at l'Université de Montréal, and in a number of academic departments at Cornell University. She’s an active volunteer and a member of the Finance Committee of the Canadian Public Health Association, and Chair of Daybreak’s Governance Committee.

Andre Rancourt, Treasurer


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Andre Rancourt is a very seasoned Chartered Accountant, and over the years has been involved with many non-profit organizations. He is a strong proponent for contributing back to one’s community, and is looking forward to sharing his professional knowledge with Daybreak Housing.

Brad Wassink


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Brad Wassink is the Communications Coordinator at Citizens for Public Justice, an organization that provides research and analysis on poverty and the environment. He has conducted policy research and managed communications for several non-profit organizations on issues of ecological justice, supportive housing , and restorative justice. Brad serves Daybreak’s Strategic Communications and Public Relations Committee.