TWHLS is led by Indigenous women, informed by women with lived experience, and supported by a team of Indigenous and non-Indigenous allies.

Patti Pettigrew

Founder + Executive Director

Former Gladue writer and an advocate for vulnerable Indigenous women for over forty years, Patti is a member of the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation in North-Eastern Ontario.

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Kelly Potvin

Co-President

Executive Director of Elizabeth Fry Society Toronto, Kelly is of Metis and Mohawk ancestry from Akwesasne and Northern Quebec

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Peggy Pitawanakwat

Treasurer

Coordinator, First Peoples @ Seneca College, Peggy is Anishinaabe and a member of the Thunderbird Clan.

Karen White

Secretary

Member, College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO), Karen is from Wikwemikong First Nation.

Laureen Blu Waters

Director

Elder, Seneca College, Blu is a member of the Métis Nation of Ontario. Her family is from Big River Saskatchewan, Atathakoop Reserve and Eskasoni First Nations, Nova Scotia.

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Dawn Sutherland

Director

Realty Services Administrator, Dawn is Ojibway from Batchewana First Nation.

PROGRAM SERVICES TEAM

Sarah-Mae Rahal

Residential Manager

Tonie Ogilvie

Outreach Supervisor

Krystle Brady

Lodge Supervisor

DEVELOPMENT TEAM

Susan Speigel

Susan Speigel Architect

Eladia Smoke

Smoke Architecture

Mark Lowe

Susan Speigel Architect

Kelly Kane

Finance

Bob Stevenato

Consultant

Claire Brewster

Consultant

Renee Beneteau

Volunteer Fundraiser

Sarah Yankoo

Website

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Dan Adams

VP Indigenous Banking BMO

Sean Murphy

Relationship Manager BMO