Board of Directors & Staff

clipboardAndrew Lokan – President

Andrew Lokan practises in the areas of constitutional law, appellate advocacy, administrative law, labour and employment law, and pension litigation. Mr. Lokan is an Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, where he teaches Constitutional Litigation. He has also taught law at Ottawa University, and Monash University in Melbourne Australia.  He graduated from Ottawa University Faculty of Common Law in 1988, obtained an LL.M. from Harvard University in 1989, and clerked for Madam Justice (now Chief Justice) Beverley McLachlin of the Supreme Court of Canada in 1989-90. Since 1992 he has acted as Special Counsel to the Canadian Civil Liberties Association on a pro bono basis, and he has been a member of the CCLA Board of Directors since 2005.  Mr. Lokan is also an accomplished musician having attended Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester U.K. and studied music a Cambridge University and the University of Toronto before going into law.

Robert WilliamsRobert Williams – Director

Robert Williams is a chartered accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Economics degree from the University of Toronto. He is currently working as an Internal Audit manager with SunOpta Inc.. Robert has held senior positions with Standard Chartered Bank, Bell Canada International, Price Waterhouse, BMO Financial Group and, TD Bank Financial Group. He is an active volunteer in the community and previous board experience includes Rotary Club of Bugis Junction, Singapore and; Alzheimer’s Society of Metropolitan Toronto.

bob portrait feb 2012Robert Davis – Vice-President

Robert Davis is a professional facilitator, having worked in the public sector for almost 25 years. With a degree in Urban Studies/Sociology, with a minor in music, from York University, Robert feels privileged to have applied most of that degree to his working life.  Robert played string bass in a number of amateur orchestras in the Toronto area for 40 years.  Robert’s hobbies have included music recording and production, photography (he is also a graduate of Sheridan College Photography) and video production – some of which are used as part of his volunteer activities. Robert also sits on the Board of Directors of Dancing with Parkinsons.

clipboard2Lisa Drouillard – Director

Lisa Drouillard works for the federal research granting councils as the Deputy Director of the Networks of Centres of Excellence program, which funds national research networks.  Lisa has worked in science policy for the majority of her 15 years in the federal government, having led initiatives related to science and innovation at Industry Canada, Health Canada and at the Canadian Intellectual Property Office.  She also has a long history of community engagement and support for the arts and sat on the board of the Ottawa South Community Association for seven years.

Kari Babinez 2015-croppedKari Babinez – Director

Kari Babinetz is a Senior Business Analyst Manulife Investments in Toronto, primarily focused on the mutual fund business. Prior to that, Kari held a business analyst position with AIC Limited along with many other positions.  He holds a Honours Bachelor of Science degree from McMaster University in Hamilton.  He has been an active volunteer with various groups in the GTA, and is a lover of music.

samanthaSamantha Little – Executive Director (Volunteer)

Samantha is a performer, producer and administrator with  over 17 years of experience in music, theatre and film.  She holds a Mus.Bac.Perf. from the University of Toronto and an ATCL from Trinity College, London.  She is the past manager of organizations such as the Common Thread Community Chorus and the Oriana Women’s Choir.  Currently she is also the executive director of Orchestra Toronto and the production manager for the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir.  She also remains an active performer and educator having taught both privately and in the classroom around the GTA for over 20 years.

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