Anissa Hilborn

Jennifer Taylor

Jennifer is the Canadian Lead of customer success at Equinix.

She is backed by years of experience in; Sales, Strategic Planning, Client advocacy, Operations, Marketing and Business Development. Performance and results driven on the professional side has resulted in many excellence awards and accolades such as President’s awards with Bell.

Jennifer is married with 2 children and has been an active volunteer with the Halton District Catholic School Board as well as both her daughter and son’s hockey associations.

Her passion for Mental Health is evident as she is a counsellor with Kids Help Phone and has been a strong supporter for Bell Let’s Talk campaign.

Lori Stephenson

Lori is the co-founder of My Big Sky – a company that helps students and their families prepare for their post-secondary options and longer-term careers.  She is also founder and principal consultant for “Pivotal Learning” a coaching and facilitation practice that specializes in emotional intelligence, leadership development, communication and team effectiveness. Prior to starting her own business, Lori was Senior Manager, Global HR for Accenture.

Lori holds a BA from the University of Western Ontario, a Post-Graduate Certificate in Adult Education, and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Public Relations. She is certified in the following assessment tools: Emotional Intelligence (EQi 2.0, EQ360), Birkman Method and Hogan instruments.

Lori volunteered with the Distress Centre in Oakville since 2002 where she held roles as General Board Member, Chair and Co-Chair. Lori is the proud mother of two amazing daughters, owner of a less than obedient dog and grateful to have a sister, nephew, parents and dear friends living nearby. She enjoys traveling, skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, reading and singing.

Barbara Seldon Leggatt

Barb is in the process of retiring. Barb is in the process of retiring.

As a psychotherapist and consultant, her focus has been on helping individuals, couples and families deal with life’s challenges. She also provides supervision and training and has helped organizations with team building, self- care, crisis response and supervision.

Previously, she worked for the Halton District School Board, Joseph Brant Hospital, The Children’s Aid Society of Brant and the Halton McMaster Family Health Team in both front line and management positions. Barb has served on many community groups during her career and has done volunteer work with Bereaved Families of Ontario, Big Brothers and the KWY camping department.

She holds a BA from the University of Guelph and an MSW from Wilfrid Laurier University. Barb is married to Bryce Leggatt and has 2 adult step children. She enjoys being “Nana” to 5 grandchildren and is also very active in fitness, hiking, golf, cycling and travel.

Dr. Steven Selchen

Dr. Steven Selchen, MD, MSt, FRCPC is Chief of Psychiatry and Deputy Chief of Staff at Joseph Brant Hospital, as well as the Regional Clinical Lead for Mental Health &Addictions for Ontario Health (West). He is also the Co-Chair for Mental Health & Addictions for the Burlington Ontario Health Team.

Dr. Selchen received his medical degree and psychiatric specialty training from the University of Toronto, a Master’s degree in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy from Oxford University, and Executive Leadership Training from Harvard University. He continues to oversee a clinical, educational and research program in mindfulness-based approaches at the University of Toronto, and regularly leads educational and professional development workshops both locally and internationally.

Dr. Selchen is focused on developing and spreading innovative models of care that create timely access to high quality, cost-effective services. He is a passionate advocate for the promotion of wellbeing, is known for bringing people together, and has a well-earned reputation for leading effective system transformation.

Beth Parojcic

Beth is a self-employed entrepreneur and works as an Intuitive Therapist after having graduated from the Healing Arts Institute 15 years ago. She is also the Property Manager of Parojcic Family Wealth Corporation.


Prior to joining the Foundation Board, Beth was on the Fundraising Committee for the Burlington Performing Arts Centre and sat on the Appleby College Parent’s Association for six years. In addition, she was Co-Chair of the Library Committee for John T. Tuck Public School for seven years.


Beth is married with two children. In her free time she enjoys acting, writing and paper crafts.

Katie Murray

Prior to staying home to manage the household and raise her three children, Katie worked in the marketing and corporate communications sector for high tech data and telecommunications firms.

She attended the University of Waterloo where she obtained a Bachelor of Mathematics (Co-op) in Computer Science.  She also has a Masters Degree in Business Administration from McMaster University.

Katie has been very active in her children’s schools’ parents’ associations at Fern Hill School and Appleby College and she served six years on the Board of Directors for the Muskoka Ski Club.  Katie and her family have been Burlington residents since 1996.  She enjoys spending time with family and friends and travelling. Katie has thoroughly enjoyed being on the JBHF Board for the past four years chairing various committees.

Maria Maffia

Marianeve (Maria) Maffia is Vice President of Finance & Operations of RSR Global and Dragonfly id and has worked for these organizations for the past 19 years.  In her role, she is a Hybrid individual responsible and involved in accounting, finance, HR, operations, IT and business development. Maria is a graduate of University of Waterloo, with a Bachelor in Mathematics and a Masters of Accounting.


Maria received her CPA, CA designation in December 1997 and fulfilled her time requirements of the profession with Ernst & Young in London, Ontario.  Maria and her husband Pietro Ciasullo, have been married for 16 years and Burlington residents since marriage.  They have a beautiful & energetic ginger daughter Giuliana (aka GNC).  Maria enjoys travelling, staying active in keeping up with her toddler, power walking, working out and experiencing new dining atmospheres and food!

Jennifer Lucier

Jen is a Tax Partner at BDO Canada LLP. She is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and holder of a Honours Bachelor of Commerce Degree from McMaster University.

She focuses on proactive tax plans that include reorganizations, estate planning as well as succession planning. Her portfolio includes privately held companies in a variety of industries such as real estate and construction, professional services, and manufacturing.

Jen is a member of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario and the Canadian Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants.  She is also a member of the Estate Planners Committee of Halton (EPCOH) and is a group study leader for the CPA Canada In-Depth Tax Course. She is a past Board of Director for the Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society and the Ontario Harness Horse Association.

Jen lives in Burlington and enjoys all different kinds of activities with her family including spending time at her family farm with the horses.

Tracy King

Tracy King attended the University of Western Ontario. After
graduating, Tracy began her career in finance with Midland Walwyn which was later acquired by Merrill Lynch. Through her 12 years in the finance industry she had the opportunity to work in Toronto and New York. Tracy moved from being in Bond Sales to the Director of Credit Sales for Canada.

A few years after her first child was born, Tracy decided to focus more on her family and return to another passion, volunteering. From a young age, she learned the benefits of
volunteering in the community while spending time helping to run a thrift store in Toronto’s Regent Park. Over the years she has run many fundraising events. Her time is now being spent giving back to her community. Tracy is the Co-Chair of the Crystal Ball Committee.

Tracy and her husband Darrell have lived in Burlington since 2000 and are the proud parents of a son and daughter.