Allison holds a Masters of Community and Regional Planning from UBC and has more than 5 years of diverse experience doing community work within the non-profit sector. She is especially passionate about engaging all kinds of people and decision makers in collaborative initiatives to build more inclusive and progressive cities. She also enjoys imagining alternative ownership models that bring more power to local communities. Allison is currently a Program Assistant with Evergreen, a national charity whose mission is to make cities more liveable. Her major projects there include 100in1Day Hamilton and the Evergreen Community Storefront at 294 James Street North.
Mike Borrelli is a social researcher raising a family in Hamilton’s family friendly North End. A McMaster alum and Treasurer of the Beasley Neighbourhood Association, Mike hopes that a Community Land Trust can help address housing affordability issues in Hamilton.
Kathy Stacey is a Historic Building Consultant, Architectural Technologist, LEED GA, educated at the University of London (UK) and Mohawk College, Hamilton her experience includes working for the City of London (UK) facilities management (compliance and design community cultural recreational buildings), historic building conservation and adaptive reuse. Projects include National Historic Sites, Provincially (Ontario) designated buildings, residential and commercial public and private ownership, as well as public, private partnerships (P3).
A lifelong Hamiltonian, Ron currently lives in the East End with his wife and daughter. He is a passionate supporter of inclusive urban renewal, and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. A McMaster grad, Ron has by turns worked in the non-profit sector, been a freelance writer, a stay-at-home dad, and managed Ontario’s best rock-climbing gym (here in Hamilton of course). He now spends his time working as a recruiter for small businesses, eating in downtown restaurants, and boosting the HCLT to whoever will listen.
Nick and his wife are relative newcomers to Hamilton and are amazed at the beauty of the City and its surrounds. They live in the Westdale Village neighbourhood. Nick is retired from a career spanning over 30 years as a Housing professional. Nick believes that having permanent safe and affordable housing is the bedrock for families and individuals to be successful in our uncertain world. Nick is pleased to be involved in the Hamilton Community Land Trust, a community driven endeavour helping to achieve this for the people of Hamilton.
A born-and raised Hamiltonian, Ben has always loved his city and is thrilled to be a part of its resurgence. He holds undergraduate and masters degrees in public policy from McMaster University, focusing largely on housing and transportation issues. Ben is a real estate data & information analyst, coach and former manager with a certain Hamilton rock climbing gym, and is currently engaged to another lifelong Hamiltonian. He is a passionate supporter of affordable housing, alternative transportation, urban renewal, and heritage restoration.
Anne is a registered professional engineer in Ontario and Alberta and is a Certified Environmental Professional and has more than 35 years’ experience in managing environmental issues in industry. She is president of Anne Tennier Consulting Inc. Along with the Hamilton Community Land Trust, Anne serves on several community organizations around Hamilton, including the Boards of the Hamilton Conservation Foundation, Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, le Centre Francais Hamilton and the Durand Neighbourhood Association. She is on the Hamilton grant review team for the Ontario Trillium Foundation. She was a candidate in the 2011 and 2015 federal elections.
Lyna Saad is the Senior Manager of Development and Community Engagement for Scadding Court Community Centre. Prior to that she was a Community Developer for the Social Planning and Research Council and City of Hamilton’s Neighbourhood Action Strategy, and has worked with public housing redevelopment and community development projects across North America through her work with the New York City Housing Authority and the Rosenberg Housing Group. Lyna holds a Masters in Urban Planning from City University of New York, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.
Li Cheng is a lawyer who recently moved to Hamilton. He has a background in architecture and urban design. Li has acted as legal counsel on matters in urban planning, land development, and housing. He believes that Hamilton has tremendous opportunities to build communities that are inclusive and habitable for all Hamiltonians.