Our Board

Catherine Grenier

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

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

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 Ferguson

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.

Carol Fortin

Carol Fortin is a Registered Social Worker-Clinical Practice.  She earned her Bachelor of Social Work Degree from Laurentian University and her Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Toronto.  She also holds a Social Service Worker Diploma from Cambrian College.

Carol specializes in trauma, sexual violence, eating disorders, anxiety, depression and has years of experience working with self-esteem, self-harm, suicidal ideation/behaviours, personality disorders and mood disorders. Carol holds certifications in EMDR, Emotion Focused Therapy, Traumatology, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Cognitive Processing Therapy.  She also has experience with other modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Carol’s philosophy is that we all have the knowledge and skills needed to conquer any challenges but at times we need help recognizing and bringing these to the surface. She uses a very eclectic approach of several modalities to assist and support clients through their therapeutic journey. Essentially, the client is driving the therapeutic vehicle and is in complete control of where they want to go and at what speed. Carol is the GPS system who makes gentle suggestions along the journey to help clients reach their goals to better health and wellness.

Carol’s work experience includes working as a Clinical Social Worker at Health Sciences North with the Voices for Women program as well as the Eating Disorders Program.  She has also worked in the school system as a School Social Worker with Rainbow District School Board.  Currently, Carol is helping Veterans experiencing PTSD as a Clinical Social Worker with the Operational Stress Injury Clinic at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre. Blue Yonder Design

Eva Dabutch

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.

Our organization:

  • Provides ongoing long-term support to survivors of human trafficking and sexual exploitation;

  • Establishes and utilizes resources appropriately to best serve survivors;

  • To the best of its abilities, provides clients with support and guidance;

  • Provides comprehensive mental health (trauma) and addictions counselling services;

  • Provides a safe and secure environment for survivors of all backgrounds;

  • Acts as a referral service and connects survivors to the appropriate resources;

  • Promotes and encourages social inclusion;

  • Walks alongside survivors to help them find peace and healing.

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.