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CAIF Board

The Board consists of annually elected volunteers. In order to serve on the board you must: be an individual, at least 18 years of age; have power under law to contract; and become a member of CAIF.

Photos of CAIF Board members

President, Reverend Paul Hansen, C.Ss.R.
Reverend Paul Hansen, C.Ss.R. is a Redemptorist priest of 40 years who has spent most of his life working for Biblical Justice. A former member of the Church's Ecumenical Coalitions seeking justice, Paul became chair of the Board of KAIROS after returning from a seven year stint in Rome leading his Order's commitment to Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation. Paul is on the Social Affairs Commission of the Ontario Bishops, an Executive member of ISARC - Interfaith Social Assistance Reform Coalition and on the Board of the Human Development Foundation Mercy Centre Bangkok, Thailand. He has travelled extensively in Latin America, Africa, Asia and Europe concerned about our global family and it's seeking justice. After a sabbatical in the Middle East, Paul returned to Canada to lead his Orders Canadian commitment to Biblical Justice. Paul currently serves on the foundation's sister organization - CAIC (Canadian Alternative Investment Cooperative).

Vice-President, Mr. Mike Flynn
Mr. Mike Flynn is a professional with more than 25 years experience with voluntary organizations in the field of international development, social justice and public education. He is currently self-employed as a consultant/translator specializing in international development, Church and NGO environments. Projects include research on policy concerns, government reporting, meeting facilitation and support work. Mike has served on the board of the Catherine Donnelly Foundation for the past 7 years. He resides in Montreal, PQ.

Treasurer, Ms. Arlene Kubiak
Ms. Arlene Kubiak, is the Accounting Officer for The Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada. She has spent her full career in London, Ontario holding various administrative and accounting positions with both public and privately traded companies. Attending night school at Fanshawe College she obtained her certification in General Business with a Finance Major. For several years Arlene has volunteered with Revenue Canada to prepare income tax returns for low income families. Arlene served on the CAIC (Canadian Alternative Investment Cooperative) board for six years and brings that experience to the CAIF board.

Director, Sr. Jean Ann Ledwell OSU
Sr. Jean Ann Ledwell OSU is a teacher, librarian and facilitator by training. Jean Ann has spent most of her life working in organizations devoted to increasing justice for women, persons with disabilities and persons struggling with poverty both in Canada and in the global south. She had served on the Ursulines of Chatham Leadership Team.

Director, Nathaniel Lowbeer-Lewis
Nathaniel Lowbeer-Lewis is the Managing Director, Development of CDIL, a developer of renewable energy projects in Africa. Nathaniel has spent his career across the public, private and non-profit sectors. In addition to five years in the energy and finance sectors, Nathaniel spent three years as Director of Communications and International Partnerships at ICAV, a not-for-profit drug development organization and a year as a policy advisor at the Federal Parliament of Canada. Nathaniel is also active in the community serving in 2014 as Co-Chair of ELN Studio, CivicAction's annual event to bring together emerging leaders from across Toronto to address the region's most pressing issues. Until recently, Nathaniel was a member of CAIC's Advisory Board. Nathaniel has a BA in Political Science from McGill University, an MA in International Affairs from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University and an MBA in finance from Cambridge University. He is fluent in English and French.