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.
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.
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.
Shelly joined HOTT in 2021, first with its Housing and Development Committee and in 2022 with the HOTT Board. A Registered Professional Planner with 14+ years of municipal land use planning experience, Shelly hopes her knowledge and experience will assist HOTT in its mandate to provide affordable housing for those in need. She is thankful to have this opportunity to work with and learn from others on the HOTT Board and Committees. Shelly grew up in Toronto and while she now resides in Aurora, Toronto will always have an important place in her heart.
Senait is a resident of HOTT and lives at one of our two multi-residential apartment buildings.
Senait joined the HOTT Board of Directors in 2021 and her positive attitude and unique point of view make her a great addition to our team.
HOTT staff and volunteers are thankful for the uplifting perspective that Senait
brings to our HOTT 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.
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.
Natasha held progressively senior policy and advocacy roles at the Toronto Region Board of Trade. Natasha also spent ten years in economic development, market intelligence and enterprise risk planning consulting roles. Natasha’s current role is a Senior Manager, Government Relations with TECHNATION. Natasha holds Master of Arts in Business Economics from Wilfrid Laurier University. She is also a Certified Economic Developer with Economic Development Association of Canada (EDAC) and is working towards her Project Management Professional (PMP) designation.
Born in Moscow, Russia, Natasha now lives in Toronto’s Bloor West Village.