Board of Directors

The DRCC’s Board of Directors is composed of a group of dedicated professionals that span a diverse array of professional backgrounds and personal life experiences relating to the needs of the agency and its clients.

The 2018/2019 Board of Directors for the Durham Rape Crisis Centre includes the following individuals:

President — Lindsay Wyers

Lindsay has been the President of the DRCC for 10.5 years.  Prior to her experience on the Board, she was a crisis line volunteer for 2.5 years.  Lindsay has an under graduate degree is Medical Anthropology and Health Studies and a Masters in Health Sciences, with a focus on Community Health. Lindsay has a wide variety of healthcare experiences, specifically in project management, data analysis, accountability and performance metrics.  She is currently the Director of IT, Decision Support, Health Information and Privacy for Peterborough Regional Health Centre.  Lindsay joined the DRCC Board of Directors in March 2010.

Vice President — Olga Marques

Olga Marques, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at Ontario Tech University (University of Ontario Institute of Technology) in the Criminology and Justice program. Her teaching and research focus on the intersections of sex, gender, sexuality, and race, with justice, regulation, and criminalization/victimization. She has previous employment experience in the criminal justice field, including victim support worker, program assistant in a social housing community, and as a behavior counselor in a women’s federal correctional facility.  Olga is currently the Chair of the Advisory Committee on Student Sexual Violence Prevention and Support at Ontario Tech University. Olga joined the DRCC Board of Directors in February 2013.

Treasurer — Lola Chiappetta

Lola Chiappetta is a finance professional with over ten years of experience. Respected as an ethical and strategic decision maker, she earns the trust and a seat at the table in every capacity. Lola is passionate about improving the lives of women and children in need. Lola is a Chartered Professional Accountant/ Certified General Accountant, and also holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Laurentian University, and a Bachelors of Commerce from University of Toronto. Lola joined the DRCC Board of Directors in July 2018.

Secretary — Stephanie Ehret

Stephanie Ehret, Ph.D., is a Course Instructor at Trent University and Ryerson University.  Stephanie has worked in the financial industry in Toronto, and she has diverse experience in justice work including working as a diversion counsellor and as a resource developer and volunteer coordinator at an agency focused on violence against women issues. Her research focuses on justice and she is interested in a range of social and institutional modalities for doing justice, particularly in relation to gendered violence, race and disability.  Stephanie joined the DRCC Board of Directors in July 2016.

Director — Shilpa Dogra

Shilpa Dogra, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Faulty of Health Sciences (Kinesiology) at Ontario Tech University (University of Ontario Institute Of Technology). Shilpa has volunteered with several community organizations over the past 2 decades, including those serving women, individuals affected by HIV/AIDS, and children with chronic diseases. Her research expertise are in the area of active aging, and physical activity for the prevention and management of chronic conditions. She has worked closely with other local groups as part of this work. Shilpa joined the DRCC Board of Directors in February of 2017.

Director — Missy McGuire

As a Registered Nurse, Missy McGuire has brought an eclectic skillset to the Board of Directors.  A certified Privacy Profession, she is also certified in Human Resources through the Rotman School of Business, Risk Manager through the OHA, Interior Designer and Accredited Floor and Space Planner.  Missy leaves the Board for the 19/20 year and wishes the entire team the very best!

The DRCC is currently accepting applications for new board members. If you are interested in investing your skills and time to this rewarding cause please complete the application form and send it via mail or fax to the attention of the president of the board of directors or email it to gemma@drcc.ca.

For more information you may contact Gemma Broderick, Executive Director at 905-444-9672 ext: 24.