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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 nonprofit sector in London and Southwestern Ontario. Her current focus is providing career management support for internationally-trained professionals in regulated occupations. Prior to previously serving as Board Chair, Nancy had 7 years of experience engaging with RHAC. She brings her passion for the work, her knowledge of the sector and local community, and a positive and proactive approach to community development to her Board work.
Hamza Serdah, Treasurer
Hamza believes 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 with Melanoma Network of Canada, Glen Cairn Community Resource Centre, the Downtown Mission of Windsor and March of Dimes Canada. As a volunteer, Hamza has gained insight from positions related 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/HCV.
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.
Alexa is a lawyer with Cohen Highley LLP 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.
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.
An Organizational Development Specialist at London Health Sciences Centre, Megan has 15 years of experience in leading training, capacity-building and development initiatives in the fields of HIV/AIDS and healthcare as a 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. Megan has a Master’s in Sociology and is a certified Vital Smarts instructor. Megan’s driving values are empathy, humility and curiosity, as she strives to build authentic relationships that create new opportunities for positive change.
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. During her time as a Board Member with 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.
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.