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Appointee Biographies

Council of the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario


is a former Teacher with St Raymond and Champlain Elementary Schools and with French Catholic Schools in Delson, Laprairie and Ste. Catherine. Her community involvement includes volunteer work for St Paul's United Church in Hearst, Ontario.


Erin Betts is a Partner at Epstein Cole LLP. Her practice is exclusively devoted to the resolution of family law matters. She is a contributor to various continuing legal education programs and she represents children in family law matters as a member of the Office of the Children's Lawyer Panel in Ontario. Ms. Betts holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Waterloo and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Windsor. She is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Family Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association, and the Advocates' Society.


Meghan Stouffer Leuprecht is a Personal Counsellor for Queen's University, and a Social Workerr for Casual at Kingston Health Sciences Center, and a former Women's Counsellor for Kingston Community Counselling Center.


Alessandro Greco is a Policy and Government Relations Director for the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME), and a former Public Affairs Manager for GS1 Canada. His community involvement includes serving as a President for York Mills Neighbors Association, and an Executive Board Member and Events Chair for Public Affairs Association of Canada.


Pella Giabanis is a Senior Business Management Executive and accomplished leader with with over 20 years of progressive expertise in financial services operations. Extensive expertise in business development and administration, operations and technology operations, communications, marketing, project delivery, infrastructure and facilities management, vendor management and contact centres - all with a focus deeply rooted in elevating the client experience. Value the benefits and challenges of organizational diversity and able to earn trust and maintain enduring relationships. An active listener who invests time to understand the nuances of various organizations and audiences. Ongoing supporter of Ronald McDonald House Charities, CIBC Run for the Cure and OneWalk To Conquer Cancer.


Angelica Palantzas is catering server of Hart House for the University of Toronto, and a sales associate for Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment. Her community involvement includes serving as a teacher’s assistant for Victoria Square Public School, York Region District School Board.


Ehizele Martin Iyamabo is currently a Director of Business Development for Global Commercial Services at American Express Canada. American Express is a globally integrated financial services company with revenues in excess of $43.6Billion. In his role, Martin and his team are responsible for acquisition and account management for the Small Medium Enterprise segment. Prior to Amex, he worked and led teams in different organizations in Europe and Canada providing specialized corporate training. Martin is an integral part of the Amex Inclusion and Diversity team seeking to bring change to the organization. In addition, he is on the Economic and Enhancement Committee of the Black North Initiative dedicated to removing systemic barriers negatively affecting BIPOC Canadians. He holds a BSc in Economics and Management Studies and an MBA from the University of Benin. He has attended several courses with the Schulich Business School and the Amex/Harvard Leadership Excellence Program.


Loree Beniuk holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Western University, a Bachelor of Social Work degree from York University along with a Master of Social Work degree and an Advanced Diploma in Social Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University. She is a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers and a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers. Loree has specialized experience working with children, youth and families coping with the emotional aftermath of sexual abuse experiences and supporting them through the legal process. She worked with agencies and services in Toronto guiding them to excellence in service through training and support in evidence-based practices. For many years she has maintained a private clinical practice providing employee assistance services and individual and family counselling.


Upneet Sidhu, of Kitchener, is an Agent with Homelife Miracle Realty. Upneet’s community involvement includes serving as a committee member with the Kitchener-Waterloo Sikh Association.