Our Team

Impact Hub is hosted by a team that helps serendipity along by connecting members, encouraging cross-sector collaboration, designing events, programming, and supporting your work.
Impact Hub Ottawa was founded by a small team of social investors who wanted to create a home of radical ideas that create positive social change. This home is hosted and facilitated by a multi-disciplinary team of hosts and catalysts with skills in micro-finance, human rights, advocacy, event planning, project management and finance. Find out more about our team and board below.


Liz Cleland

Liz is Impact Hub Ottawa's Managing Director. With a background in business and in the charitable sector, Liz brings an entre…

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Gina Babinec

Passionate about bringing people and ideas together for impact, Gina works to design inclusive programs and events that empow…

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William El Khoury

William moved to Ottawa in 2014 to pursue a Master’s degree in chemical engineering. After working for a non-profit organiz…

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Tristan Oliff

A true global citizen, Tristan spent his formative years growing up in Quebec, South Africa and Kenya, before moving to Ottaw…

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Charlotte Whittaker

Charlotte is a new grad from the Advertising and Marketing Communications program at Algonquin College. She is passionate abo…

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Sonia Vinogradova

As a passionate advocate for sustainability, Sonia has experience running non-profit programs and engaging her community in c…

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Kayla O’Neill

Kayla recently moved back to Ottawa after spending the last two years in Peterborough working on a Masters of Sustainability …

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Advisors & Board of Directors

JP Bervoets

JP is Vice President of Community Foundations of Canada, the national network of 191 community foundations. For the past deca…

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Jesse Cressman-Dickinson

Jesse has a background in community management and stakeholder relations. She is a founder and Board Member of JustChange Can…

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Brian Toller

Brian Toller is President of Tolcor Investments Ltd., a private investment firm. He is also Co-Owner of Cognitive Workshops, …

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Jon Lomow

Jon has more than 20 years experience as an operator, investor, strategic advisor and communications specialist. Jon has spen…

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Tracey Clark

Tracey Clark is Vice President, New Business for Shorefast Social Enterprises Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Shorefas…

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