DR. JENNY FOSTER
Jenny is a Professor of Urban Planning at York University, in the Faculty of Environmental Studies. She is the Coordinator of York’s graduate Planning Program, as well as the undergraduate Urban Ecologies program. Her work focuses on environmental justice, post-industrial urban spaces, contemporary art and planning, and habitat creation.
She has coordinated several major research projects that combine these themes. Jenny has taught open access university courses in the Jane+Finch community, where community members work alongside graduate planning students to understand environmental justice issues from the local to global scales.
Marc has worked in community and social services for the past 34+ years, as a social worker, in a combination of direct service and management positions, with a variety of populations.
Previously, he worked in the financial sector as a Chartered Accountant, and continues to maintain a small C.A. practice currently.
Marc has enjoyed the privilege of being on a number of Boards in the G.T.A. in the community services sector over the past 25 years.
Anita is a health care consultant in private practice. She has extensive experience in governance, strategic planning, human resources management, delivering health services in a variety of institutions, community agencies and private health facilities.
In addition to health care education, Anita holds a Master of Business Administration and a PhD in Adult Education.
She is also a small business owner, her expertise in leading systems and organizational transformation stems from professional, senior management, executive and consulting positions in different fields.
Anita is the President of the Toronto Diocesan Anglican Church Women, serving locally as well as nationally and is a recipient of the Order of the Diocese of Toronto.
With over 20 years of board experience, her involvement includes being a founding board member of the Central West Local Health Integration Network and chairing boards and committees across many sectors.
Anita’s community work includes advocating for women’s issues, seniors and youth.
Bob Ebrahimzadeh is a sole practitioner in Employment & Labour law advocating on behalf of both employers and individual employees in both unionized and non-unionized settings since 2004.
Prior to running his own firm, Bob articled at the Ministry of the Attorney General for Ontario, Legal Services Branch, Management Board Secretariat in the Labour/Employment group.
He also serves as general counsel to Educare Kindergarten & Day Care Centres (http://www.educarekindergarten.ca/).
From 2005 to 2015, Bob was a Public Member (part-time) of the Council of the Ontario College of Pharmacists (www.ocpinfo.com) – the provincial licensing and regulatory body for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians with a mandate to protect the public.
He served as the Chair of the Discipline Committee since 2012.
He also previously sat as a member of the College’s Executive and Registration Committees.
In 2013, the same year as joining PEACH, Bob was also appointed as a member of the Board of Directors for the York Region Children’s Aid Society (www.yorkcas.on.ca), a child protection agency.
He currently sits as the Chair of its Governance Committee.
Bob is a member of the Iranian Canadian Legal Professionals (http://www.iclp.ca/) and served as a Treasurer of one of its predecessor organization, the Iranian Canadian Lawyers’ Association.
Bob received his LL.B. from the University of British Columbia (2002) and his Bachelor of Arts (Honours Sociology) from the University of Western Ontario (1991).
In 2003, he was called to the bar of the Law Society of Upper Canada in Ontario.