Our Current Board
Sally Miller (president)
Sally Miller (BA Princeton, MA, PhD Cornell University, MES York University) has worked in sustainable food and agriculture for almost twenty years both in Canada and in the U.S. She has extensive experience as a consultant and manager in a variety of organic and natural food and agriculture co-operatives and enterprises (including the Ontario Natural Food Co-op, Organic Meadow in Canada, and Greenstar Co-op and Finger Lakes Organic in the U.S.). She was a founder of the Fourth Pig Worker Co-op in 2007, a natural building worker co-op, and the West End Food Co-op in 2009. She is the Project Coordinator for the Regional Food Hub Project at the Local Organic Food Co-ops Network. Sally has been on the Board of Catalyst’s charitable foundation since 1999.
Clare Nobbs has been involved in community organizing and activism since the 1980’s when as a teenager, she accompanied her mother on peace marches in the U.K. Moving to Canada in 1990, Clare became involved in environmental, peace and queer activism, and developed a deep interest in popular education for social change. Clare was a co-founder of the Catalyst Centre One Stop Pop-Ed Shop Worker Co-op, and the work of the Catalyst Centre has had a profound effect on Clare’s understanding of community mobilization and democratic education.
Clare is the mother of two teenagers, a practising community development worker with queer/trans/two-spirit youth, and will begin her Master of Social Work studies at Ryerson University in the fall of 2015. Clare recently spent five months as a counsellor intern at the Transitions to Post-Secondary Education (TPE) program at George Brown College, where she worked with students healing from addictions and mental health challenges to progress with post-secondary education. Acknowledging her identity as a white settler, Clare is committed to working within an anti-racist/anti-oppression framework, striving to recognize the complex layers of power and privilege at play in every context.
Matthew Adams (treasurer)
Matthew Adams was a co-founder of the Catalyst Centre One Stop Pop-Ed Shop Worker Co-op. He has worked for non-profits for over 25 years includingth eStudent Coalition for Action in Literacy Education, Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts, Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services, and rabble.ca.
Matt is also a co-founder of and worker at the Fourth Pig Green & Natural construction worker co-op, and he works for Between the Lines books.
The current board members’ terms are up December 2015. We are excited to have one board member returning. Our new 2016 board will be helping the foundation to stretch and grow. So, we would like to see the board to expand to five members. That means we will be taking applications for four new board members. One of these members we hope will be a youth.
If you are interested in hearing more about being member of the charitable board, send an email to us at info at catalyst centre.ca.