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Diane Bateman

​Board Member, Secretary

Oshawa, On Canada

Victor Hyman

Board Member, Director At Large 

Brampton, On Canada

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Ken Anderson

Board Member, Director At Large

North Vancouver, BC Canada

Kenrick is a devoted husband and father. An award-winning Gold Recipient Town of Ajax Volunteer. He has served on numerous committees both personal and professional. Kenrick currently sits on the Board of Directors of Ajax Municipal Housing Cooperation. He recently returned to Centennial College (where he graduated in Applied Management Studies in 1999) to pursue a certificate in Financial and Client Services. He has a banking background and is passionate about inspiring Canadian’s to better manage their debt and personal finances in general. Kenrick is also committed to motivating others to give back to their communities. He strongly believes in "walking the walk, when one talks the talk."

Alex Blair 

Board Member, Director At Large 

Ajax On Canada

Nicole N. Hanson, MES (Pl.)

Director of Advocacy

Mississauga, ON Canada

Victor is a caring, dedicated advocate and passionate advocate helping to support others. He has been by Carion's side helping communities since 2008. He's apart of the event team and work in the Contruction Industry. Hard working and dedicate to helping to make a difference for others. 

The Carion Fenn Foundation Board of Directors are accountable for governance of the organization. 

Nisha Khan is a Journalism student from Toronto, Ontario with a background in criminal justice. She carries a solid understanding of law and holds a passion for reporting injustices that are happening all over the world. After becoming a published author at the age of 17, she has gone on to work in the communications field in film festivals, magazines and online. With a clear passion for media, Nisha hopes to create her own media company. 

Diane is a wife and mother of 4 children and recently became a first-time Grandmother. In 2014, after 6 years of looking for an answer to the pain she was suffering, she was finally diagnosed with Syringomyelia. For the Carion Fenn Foundation, Diane vsits on the Board of Directors.  

Nisha Khan

Director of Communications 

Ajax On Canada

Ken Anderson was born, raised and lives in North Vancouver, British Columbia, and much of that time has been spent living with disability. Ken survived a spinal cord injury occurring as a result of a motor vehicle accident when he was just a teenager. Ken having suffered a devastating life setback chose to value the gift of life and drive forward productively and energetically. Ken participated in rehabilitation at the G.F. Strong Rehabilitation Centre. Ken has also continued to pursue athletics,  participating in an array of wheelchair athletic venues. Most notably Ken was part of the Sports Hall of Fame inducted Vancouver Cable Cars Wheelchair basketball team. Ken has also worked for the British Columbia Paraplegic Association. After High School Ken attended the British Columbia Institute of Technology BCIT as well as Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Having been a person living with disability since his teenage years, Ken has seen the need for advocacy in support of the rights and freedoms of the disabled, and has for much of his life, both worked and volunteered in support of his peers. Ken has now taken on the challenge of awareness, advocacy and support of those living with Syringomyelia and Chiari Malformation. 

Carion Fenn

Board Member, Chair

Ajax, ON Canada​

Nicole specializes in land use planning and environmental regulatory compliance for long-range planning process. Nicole holds a Masters Degree in Urban and Regional Planning, and is well versed in meeting provincial and municipal regulations of environmental compliance.

​​Carion Fenn is an award winning advocate receiving the Spinal Cord Injury Ontario (SCI-ON) & University Health Network (UHN) Patti Dawson Award, Ajax Civic Award from Town of Ajax (the Town's highest honour), Advocacy Award from Abilities Awards and the Accessibility Community Award from the Town of Ajax. She's currently serving her 2nd term on the Town of Ajax Accessibility Advisory Committee and a Member of the Rotary Club of Pickering. Carion Fenn is the Founder of the Carion Fenn Foundation & the Carion Fenn Network. She is also the architect behind Rare Disease Support Group Meetings in partnership with Ajax Public Library and the First Annual Rare Disease Expo supported by the Town of Ajax, Impact Fund. City of Pickering Mayor Dave Ryan presented the Carion Fenn Award for Bravery & Courage at the First Annual Rare Disease Expo. Educating the public, providing support and helping find solutions for so many who otherwise would be suffering in silence with nowhere to turn for help and support. 

Alex is a crisis councillor for the City of Toronto. A resident of Town of Ajax, he has a tremendous amount of experience working as a social worker. He has a bachelors degree in social work and been helping familys for over 40 years. 

Kenrick Jean-Pierre
Board Member, Director of Finance
Ajax, Ontario

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Nicole specializes in land use planning and environmental regulatory compliance for long-range planning process. Nicole holds a Masters Degree in Urban and Regional Planning, and is well versed in meeting provincial and municipal regulations of environmental compliance.


Nicole retains extensive knowledge of provincial legislation for planning and development systems and processes; Provincial Policy Statement, Ontario Planning Act, Ontario Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, The Big Move (Metrolinx), Metrolinx Five Year Strategy 2015-2020, Indian Lands Act, Ontario Heritage Act, Environmental Assessment Act, Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act and the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act. Nicole's land use planning experience includes obtaining development approvals by demonstrating the ability to review, analyze, evaluate, manage and process complex development applications; official plan amendments, zoning by-law amendments, minor variances, site plans, architectural plans, archaeological plans and land use planning needs for First Nation communities. To date, Nicole has processed more than 8, 800 development applications for municipal, private, public and Aboriginal land owners. Skillfully, Nicole is experienced in regulating and managing development application complaints from members of the public, and conducts site visits regarding disputed applications appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) for adjudication. Nicole N. Hanson has been a long-standing advocate of building healthy communities as an urban planner and visionary. As a recent cancer survivor who was misdiagnosed for a number of years, Nicole understands the importance of building capacity and awareness on issues of chronic illnesses in the public interest.

 

​​Carion Fenn is an award winning advocate receiving the Spinal Cord Injury Ontario (SCI-ON) & University Health Network (UHN) Patti Dawson Award, Ajax Civic Award from Town of Ajax (the Town's highest honour), Advocacy Award from Abilities Awards and the Accessibility Community Award from the Town of Ajax. She's currently serving her 2nd term on the Town of Ajax Accessibility Advisory Committee and a Member of the Rotary Club of Pickering.