Katie has been on the HOTT Board of Directors since 2017. She is also the chair of the Fundraising and Marketing Committee. Katie works as a lawyer for another affordable housing provider. Katie's favourite thing about being on the Board is seeing the great relationship between HOTT staff and residents.
Michael is an Actuary and has worked in the financial industry since 2002. He believes that everyone has a responsibility to care for their neighbours, especially the vulnerable. Michael is a strong supporter of HOTT’s mission and joined the Board in 2016. He currently serves on the Finance Committee and Fundraising & Marketing Committee. Three things that he is crazy about are beaches, dark chocolate cakes and Sudoku!
Eli has been a Board Member of HOTT since 2019 and currently serves on the Housing Development & Proposals Committee and the Finance Committee. He is a finance professional and a CFA charter holder, with six years of experience in investment due diligence and underwriting, impact investing, and real estate finance. Eli brings with him a passion for community development and ensuring there are affordable housing options for Toronto's disadvantaged and lower-income households, having volunteered with several other non-profits.
Rishab first joined the HOTT Board in 2017. He is enjoying the opportunity to get to know the staff, residents, and other Board Members. Rishab also contributes to HOTT through his role on the Housing Development and Proposals Committee, the Policy Committee, and by participating in HOTT's fundraising efforts. Rishab was born in the UK and moved to Toronto in 2014. He is an urban planner by training, was formerly a Housing Policy Planner for the City of Toronto and is currently Chief of Staff for Toronto City Councillor, Brad Bradford. His favourite part about HOTT is the people and the opportunity to support the organization stay strong and stable for the future.
Duncan is new to the HOTT Board in 2020 and looks forward to applying his
experience in real estate development and financing to help the organization
achieve its goals. Duncan is the Vice President of Investments for The Daniels Corporation, a leading developer of residential and mixed-use projects in the GTA. Duncan has an economics degree from Queen’s University and currently sits on the NAIOP Developing Leaders Committee. He lives in Leslieville with his wife and young son.
Laura is a long-time resident of HOTT and has lived at two of our properties. Laura has served on HOTT’s Housing Development and Proposals Committee since 2019 and actively participates in HOTT fundraising activities and events.
Laura uses her skills to help her neighbours and is known for lending a hand by the residents of her building, particularly helping elders and others with physical health challenges. Our staff, volunteers, and Laura’s neighbours all greatly appreciate the compassion and connection that Laura brings to our HOTT community.
Mellissa is a current resident of HOTT and has been a part of the affordable
housing community since she was in her youth. She is a full-time wellness
enthusiast and loves spending time in nature. Her passion is to grow and develop her personal and professional love for all things wellness; she thrives when she is a part of an environment with a strong sense of community. She graduated from George Brown College as a community worker and is currently working as a fulltime office manager and receptionist at a health clinic. Wellness and love are driving forces in her personal development and is something she is passionate
about helping to provide to others.
Paul is a real estate development professional currently working at Canadian Tire Real Estate Limited. His previously held position at Tim Welch Consulting involved managing the
development process which resulted in dozens of new affordable housing units throughout the GTA. Paul’s background in urban and regional planning has given him an understanding of public policies surrounding housing and development in the City. Paul has been a member of HOTT since 2014 and currently serves on the Housing Development and Proposals Committee and the Board Development Committee.
Hannah joined the HOTT Board of Directors in 2021 and has served on the HOTT Policy Committee since 2019. Hannah is an infrastructure lawyer, having spent the last five years working for a social housing provider. She is a believer in the critical importance of quality, affordable housing and feels very lucky to be a part of such a special organization.