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Chris Moss, Board Chair
Chris is a Leadership Development Manager with 29 years of nonprofit experience. Chris has previous governance experience on the Boards of Community Habitat of London Housing Program, London Abused Women’s Centre, and St. Mary’s and Area Home Support Services. Chris is also the founder of Awesome London which has donated $25,000+ to community projects. Her past experience includes consulting/coaching experience in non-profit sustainability, governance and policy creation, and social innovation strategies.
Nancy Griffiths, Vice Chair
Nancy is an employment counselling, facilitation, and career development professional with extensive experience in the not for profit sector in London and Southwestern Ontario. Her current focus is providing career management support for internationally trained professionals in regulated occupations. This is Nancy’s second time working with RHAC governance as a Board Member and she engaged with this amazing organization previously for seven years, wrapping up her time as Board President. She brings her passion for the work, her knowledge of the sector and the local community, and her positive and proactive approach to community development to her RHAC Board work.
Hamza Serdah, Treasurer
Hamza has always believed that mental health and physical wellbeing go hand in hand. Along with an educational background in Biomedical Health Science (BSc) and Human Psychology (BSc), Hamza has extensive volunteer experience through Melanoma Network of Canada, Glen Carin Community Resource Centre, the Downtown Mission of Windsor and March of Dimes Canada. As a volunteer, Hamza has gained insight from various positions relating to mental health support and awareness, suicide prevention, emergency response, and psychological first-aid. Hamza recognizes the important need to raise awareness and provide support for individuals affected by HIV/AIDS/Hepatitis C.
Kelsey Adams, Secretary
Kelsey has spent the past 7 years working in youth facilitation and public education, specializing in gender-based violence, mental health, and trauma & violence informed care. She currently works out of the Centre for School Mental Health at Western University. Kelsey’s expertise in gender-based violence and passion for engaging marginalized youth is the basis for her commitment to ensuring a gendered lens is applied to RHAC’s policies.
Kelly is a Registered Nurse with St. Joseph’s Health Care’s Infectious Diseases Care Program and serves as the Secretary on the Executive Board of the Canadian Association of Nurses on HIV/AIDS Care. As a frontline worker, Kelly is familiar with the needs of various populations living with HIV. Kelly has also volunteered with diverse populations in Ghana and Kenya.
Alexa is a lawyer with McKenzie Lake Lawyers in London, Ontario. She specializes in disability and personal injury law. Kindness, compassion, and fairness are the values she instills in her practice and the backbone of a strong community. Alexa is excited to bring her experience and passion for helping people, and her community, to her work with the RHAC Board.
Matt is an Alternative Education Teacher for the Thames Valley District School Board and works with Urban Indigenous high school students at N’Amerind Friendship Centre. Matt served as a London City Councillor for Ward 7 from 2010-2014. He was sworn in as London's 63rd Mayor on December 1st, 2014, holding office until November 2018 when he stepped away from politics and return to teaching. Matt holds a Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Honours Geography) and went on to earn a teaching degree. He worked for several years in corporate sales and later joined the YMCA of Western Ontario where he held several senior positions including Senior Director of Sales and Marketing. Matt has also worked as a Student Success Teacher with the Thames Valley District School Board (A.B. Lucas, Westminster) and an Alternative Education Teacher with the Thames Valley Alternative Secondary School. Community service and civic participation are very important to him. Currently, he is serving as a volunteer organizer with Airshow London and OneRun. Matt chaired the 55 Hours of Hope Fundraising event in 2019 and is the past president of Childreach, past co-chair of Hyde Park Lions Club’s and Nor’West Optimist Santa Claus Parade and a past co-chair of the “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” fundraising event for Women’s Community House (Anova). As an elected official, Matt chaired City Council meetings and the Strategic Priorities and Policy Committee. He was also a member of the London Police Services Board, the Public Utility Commission, the London Economic Development Corporation Board, the London Convention Centre Board, the Western University Board of Governors and the London Public Library Board.
Dylan is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) with 5 plus years of experience in the public sector dealing with both Ministry of Health and LHIN funded programs. Previously Dylan worked in the healthcare sector and supported the mental health program finances at St. Joseph’s Health Care London until recently taking over as the Manager of Accounting and Reporting at Dearness Long Term Care Home. Dylan’s expertise in funding agreements and budget development/monitoring allows him to provide effective oversight and recommendations on various financial and board related matters.
Felicity has the intersectional experience as a queer Asian woman with an experienced academic background in feminist literature, sexual health, social determinants of health, and personal determinants of health. She has taken leadership roles in her community as Vice President of the LGBTQ+ student 3 2021 Annual General Meeting Members Document association Spectrum. This position challenged her to work with other board members to promote unity, safety, and resources to ensure that LGBTQIA2S+ folks had a safe space to learn about sexual safety and a space to talk about their struggles and mental health. It is important to Felicity that all marginalized groups have equitable access to resources to achieve a high quality of life and knows this can only be achieved if factors surrounding health quality inequity are addressed with respect, empathy, and patience. Felicity carries a responsibility to actively listen and work with diverse members of her community and looks forward to working with others with the same passion and goal.
Lindsay is a lawyer and currently works as an Adjudicator with several Boards and Tribunals in Ontario and as a part-time Professor at Fanshawe College. Prior to these roles, Lindsay worked as a Municipal Prosecutor with the City of London and has served on several municipal advisory bodies such as the London Housing Advisory Committee. Lindsay is hopeful for an opportunity to work with some familiar faces once again with RHAC as she was previously involved with the governance of the John Gordon Home. During her time as a Board Member with the JGH, Lindsay participated in developing JGH’s policies, strategic plan, and mission statement, monitored and managed JGH’s finances, and assisted with Board Member recruitment. Lindsay looks forward to bringing her experience with the JGH, her knowledge of the local community, her experience in education and her excellent communication skills to further the RHAC’s mission.
An Organizational Development Specialist at London Health Sciences Centre, Megan has 15 years of experience in leading training, capacity-building and development initiatives for front-line workers and leaders in the fields of HIV/AIDS and healthcare. Previous roles in HIV include Women’s Community Development Coordinator and Positive Prevention Coordinator at HIV/AIDS Resources & Community Health (ARCH) in Guelph, and Training Manager at Terrence Higgins Trust - Europe’s largest HIV charity - in Scotland. Megan has a Master’s in Sociology and is a certified Vital Smarts instructor. Previous experience also includes fundraising (as a Personal Giving Associate for the Arthritis Society) and project management (managing multinational European Union projects at the University of Strathclyde, Scotland). Megan’s driving values are empathy, humility and curiosity, as she strives to build authentic relationships that create new opportunities for positive change.