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 the Board below.


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Katie Miller

Katie moved to Ottawa from Edmonton in 2008 to attend Algonquin College, and fell in love with the city. Her academic backgro…

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Douglas Vidal-Hernández

Doug manages the daily operations and logistics for memberships, programs and events —tracking and analyzing data to assist…

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Liz Cleland

Liz is Impact Hub Ottawa's lead on special projects including the ONE Social Enterprise Partnership which aims to improv…

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Vita Sgardello

Vita joined the Impact Hub Ottawa team in 2017 after making the big move from Milan, Italy to Ottawa with her family. She bri…

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Gina Babinec

Originally from Nova Scotia, Gina moved to Ottawa in 2017 after five years in Europe, where she worked in the fields of gende…

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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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Murilo Sena Antunes

Murilo moved from Rio de Janeiro to Ottawa in 2015 as an international student. With a background in Industrial Engineering a…

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James Oresti

James is a computer programmer volunteering in the member host program, he is helping out with developing in house software a…

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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

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 is the Managing Director of Bridgehead Coffee. Bridgehead serves fairly traded and organic coffees from small-scale fa…

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