Our Board

Pivot’s board of directors represents a fundamental principle of our approach – that by bringing together people living on the margins of society and legal professionals committed to social justice, we can create legal change that has the power to impact society as a whole.

Our board is made up of legal professionals (4), members at large (4), and Downtown Eastside community members (4). All decisions made by the society require the presence of at least two directors who represent the community.

Elections to Pivot’s board of directors happen annually at our AGM. Directors serve two year terms. The Pivot board meets six times a year.  

The current board of directors are: 

Kerry Porth, Chair
Community Representative
 
Salima Samnani, Vice-Chair
Legal Representative
 
Ian Munro, Treasurer
Member at Large
 
Andi Wiseman, Secetary
Community Representative
 
Siobhan Aspinall
Member at Large
 
Patricia Barkaskas
Legal Representative
 
Hendrik Beune
Community Representative
 
Joanna Gislason
Legal Representative
 
Donald MacPherson
Member at Large
 
Dara Parker
Member at Large
 
Ondine Snowdon
Legal Representative
 
Jordan Westfall
Community Representative
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Ann Livingston
Founding Director
 
John Richardson (currently on leave from the Board)
Founding Director