Catherine Grenier is a life-long resident of Sudbury. She is presently executive assistant at the Conseil scolaire public du Grand Nord de l’Ontario, a French public school board covering most of Northern Ontario. She holds an honours degree in Forensic Science and has studied Nursing at Laurentian University. She has half a decade of experience working in the healthcare field with non-profit and private organizations. Her specialties are health, education, and the law.
Catherine has also developed major skills in communications as a junior newspaper columnist, public speaker, event host and acting in advertising. She is perfectly bilingual. Her passions include cooking, Netflix, traveling and, yes, shopping. Catherine has a four year old daughter, Ellie and a golden doodle named Zoe.
She is proud to be a part of an organization that helps empower women and brings justice to our community.
Amanda Minutti is a chartered professional accountant at Baker Tilly SNT LLP. She received her Bachelors in Management and Organizational Studies and went on to receive her CPA, CA designation in 2010. She worked in Toronto as both an external and internal auditor before returning to her hometown of Sudbury in 2013. She is currently a manager in Baker Tilly SNT LLP’s audit and assurance practice, where she works with numerous not for profit and charity clients.
Derrick Flynn is the Founder and President of FlowMax DPF Inc., a diesel emissions solutions company committed to reducing greenhouse gas pollution through the use of clean air technologies in the highway truck, bus and off road equipment industry.
Derrick has over 30 years of business development and executive management experience in multinational environments. Derrick is a proven leader with strong analytical, relationship management, team building and multi-disciplinary problem solving skills. He has built his reputation on a foundation of integrity and results oriented strategic thinking with a passionate commitment to serving his clients and colleagues needs and objectives. As a former college professor, Derrick is an effective oral and written communicator with a successful track record of developing innovative cost effective solutions while optimizing competitiveness and profitability. Working in a highly regulated environment, Derrick also has a demonstrated ability to successfully liaise and negotiate agreements, contracts, and resolve conflicts with employees, customers, regulatory and oversight agencies.
Derrick is also a committed advocate for individuals afflicted with ALS as well as victims/survivors of sex trafficking and seeking to exit the sex trade. He believes strongly that the silenced voices of victims/survivors within those two sectors have the right and need to be heard.
Holly is currently a Community Social Service Worker in Nunavut, Canada specializing in children’s wellness and family violence. She has been in this role for almost two years and really enjoys life in Canada’s arctic territory.
Holly has a background working in the fight against Human Trafficking, on the front lines as well as doing educational speaking engagements to colleges and universities, police, social service agencies, and more.
The recipient of 2015’s Social Action and Justice Award, Holly’s true passion is working alongside survivors, advocating and supporting them where they are at.
Aanii, my name is Eva Dabutch and I am a Lakota Sioux from Pine Ridge South Dakota and a Anishinaabe kwe from Mississauga First Nation. I am a founding member of the IWAVTF (Indigenous Women’s Anti-Violence Task Force) in Baawaating (Sault Ste. Marie) and it is my passion to advocate for Indigneous womens rights and issues. I have a Masters in Social Work with a focus on Trauma and Resiliency from the University of Toronto and have my Honours Bachelors of Social Work from Algoma University. I have worked as the Indigneous-led Anti-Human Trafficking Coordinator for Missanabie Cree and we have hosted several conference and workshops educating on the higher rates Indigneous women are being trafficked. I also helped organized several conferences on Missing and Murdered Indigneous women; while honoring their stories. I currently work at Missanabie Cree as Family Services Supervisor.
I am a mother, daughter, auntie, social worker and I am fulling my roles and responsibilities as a Indigenous kwe by advocating and caring for our people in my community. I am excited to sit on the Board of Directors of the Angels of Hope as the First Nations representative.
Angels of Hope strives to support survivors of human trafficking and sexual exploitation through their journey to healing. Along with establishing goals with each individual client, our main priority is to aid in re-integration into society with minimal triggers and access to support services.