Board of Directors

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; and 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 those 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.

Eva Dabutch

Aanii. Eva is a Lakota Sioux from Pine Ridge South Dakota, and a Anishinaabe kwe from Mississauga First Nation. She is a founding member of the IWAVTF (Indigenous Women’s Anti-Violence Task Force) in Baawaating (Sault Ste. Marie), and it is her passion to advocate for Indigenous womens’ rights and issues. She has a Masters in Social Work with a focus on Trauma and Resiliency from the University of Toronto, and an Honours Bachelors of Social Work from Algoma University.

She has worked as the Indigenous-led, Anti-Human Trafficking Coordinator for Missanabie Cree, and they have hosted several conferences and workshops, educating on the higher rates of Indigenous women being trafficked. She also helped organized several conferences on Missing and Murdered Indigenous women, while honoring their stories. She currently works at Missanabie Cree, as Family Services Supervisor.

She is a mother, daughter, auntie, and social worker, and she is fulling her roles and responsibilities as a Indigenous kwe, by advocating and caring for our people in her community. She is excited to sit on the Board of Directors of the Angels of Hope as the First Nations’ representative.