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.

Team

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 improve res…

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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 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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