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Meet our Board

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Matt Brown, Board Chair

Matt is an Alt. Ed. Teacher with the Thames Valley District School Board where he 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 and he served as London’s 63rd Mayor from 2014-2018. 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. Community service and civic participation are very important to Matt. He has served 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. 

Megan DePutter, Vice Chair

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.

Saleha Khan, Treasurer

Saleha Khan possesses a Masters in Public Administration from Western University. Saleha’s employment experience includes roles as: Equity & Inclusion Instructor and Unit Lead (Ontario Police College), Diversity & Inclusion Specialist (Corporation of City of London), Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Manager (Peel Regional Police Service), and Senior Inclusion Lead/Acting Unit Command (Toronto Police Service). 



Erica Lawson, Secretary

Erica Lawson completed a PhD in the Department of Sociology and Equity Studies in Education at OISE (University of Toronto). She is currently a tenured Associate Professor of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Western University. Erica has experience volunteering with the Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (Black CAP) and has been involved in several initiatives aimed at implementing anti-racism and anti-oppression.



Alexa Duggan

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.


Matt Gleeson

Matt Gleeson holds a Paramedic Diploma from Fanshawe College. At present, Matt serves as a Clinical Simulation Laboratory Specialist at Fanshawe, with previous experience as Medical Relief for Carepoint, a Primary Care Paramedic at Elgin-St. Thomas EMS, a Rescue Technician at EHS Canada, and a Medical Technician with the Department of National Defence.



Nancy Griffiths

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. 


Lindsay Lake

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. 

Sydney Miller

Sydney Miller earned a Diploma from Durham College as a registered Social Service Worker. Sydney is currently a Youth Worker at Youth Centre for Change and a Shelter Support Worker with The Salvation Army Centre of Hope. Sydney has previous experience as a Resident Care Worker at Rotholme Family Shelter, a Neighbourhood Worker for Crouch Neighbourhood Resource Centre, and as a volunteer for SafeSpace London.