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.
Tong is currently working in the finance department at Bell Canada. Prior to Bell, he worked in commercial and residential property management where he gained extensive knowledge in both residential and commercial real estate. He graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in Management & Accounting and obtained a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) license. Tong is also interested in teaching and is currently volunteering at both the University of Toronto and CPA Ontario to educate future CPAs.
Liliana attended Trillium College and received a diploma as a community service worker and counsellor. Liliana previously volunteered for three years as a certified interpreter for a workshop/training program on human trafficking and human rights. Liliana currently facilitates a women’s self-support group where she organizes a monthly meeting for a group of twenty-seven women to come together as a community. Liliana also volunteers at Romero House shelter for refugees where she helps with interpreting and counselling newcomers. Liliana has been serving HOTT in her role as resident Board Member for two years.
Helena is originally from Liberia and immigrated to Canada from Côte d'Ivoire three years ago. Helena was sponsored by the Anglican Church of the Resurrection. Through her sponsorship she has begun volunteering at the St. Clair O’Connor Community organization. Helena is also currently developing her English skills at Newcomer Women’s Services. This is her first year serving as resident Board Member where she is aiming to make connections with her community.
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.