Pat Kelly – Project Manager
Pat is a love-struck grandmother, veteran social justice advocate, and Van Morrison fan, in that order.
Pat Kelly became involved in advocacy, when as a young mother working in immunology research at McMaster University; she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Pat, along with a small group of survivors, spearheaded the development of breast cancer advocacy in Canada, driving campaigns that established the House of Commons Subcommittee Hearings on Breast Cancer, the federally funded Canadian Breast Cancer Research Initiative and the Campaign to Control Cancer, which secured federal funding for the National Strategy for Cancer Control and the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer.
Isaac Prazmowski – Projects and Youth Planner
Isaac is passionate about youth programming, immigration, and social supports. He has longstanding experience with youth programming, from work with Children’s International Summer Villages and the City of Ottawa and has worked with several summer camps. His work with Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada has given him a privileged look into the lives of immigrants and refugees, and their integral place in our country.
Alicia Borisonik – Arts and Projects Coordinator
Alicia is an Argentinian who doesn’t know how to dance tango, she is passionate about insects, Costa Rica’s wildlife, meditation and the complexities of human behaviour. Alicia has built a career around composing, teaching and performing. She plays accordion and keyboards, and was a vocalist, composer, and arranger for her band “ALICIA BORISONIK AND THE ARGENTINEAN PROJECT”.
Parallel to her profession as a musician and composer, Alicia has a long career as a music educator. She’s created a series of workshops, residencies and programs about Latin American music Her Latin-American Music workshops have been presented at several schools in the OCDSB, OCSB and others venues such as; Canadian Museum of Civilization and National Art Gallery.
JP Melville – Hub Director
JP is an Ottawa based, not-for-profit business and project management consultant who partners with organizations, individuals, and the private sector to assist them with achieving mission.
A summary of JP’s work includes revenue positive social enterprise, shared accommodation concepts for diverse interest groups with a focus on our ageing demographic in rural and culturally unique communities, a major 45,000 ft2 creative cultural hub and service organization, an 1100 seat performance venue, youth programs, renovations and reconstruction of not-for- profit centres, literature, and immigration related activities in Ontario and across Canada.