Board of Directors

InformOntario is an incorporated, non-profit, charitable organization managed and operated by  a volunteer Board of Directors elected from representatives of member centres and the community.

The Board of Directors meets monthly with some exceptions. The Board has been utilizing teleconference services for its meetings since 1995. The Board also holds one of its meetings in person just prior to the annual Symposium, and if required, an in-person meeting each summer.

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As of October 2021

Marcus Logan - President

I am the Manager, Community Information for the Oakville Public Library - the lead agency for the Halton Information Providers  (a regional coalition of data providers including the Burlington, Halton Hills, Oakville and Milton public library systems and the local child care directory) and manages the Halton Community Services Database. I came to the Oakville Public Library in November 2016, bringing 20 years’ experience in community engagement, youth support and children’s mental health in the local Halton community by connecting individuals and agencies to programs and services in my role with Information Oakville.

I currently represent Information Oakville and the Oakville Public Library on several committees such as Halton Equity and Diversity Roundtable, LGBTQ+ Youth Collective Impact, Halton Indigenous Educators Committee and the Professional Advisory Committee for the Lighthouse for Grieving Children.  As a community advocate and volunteer, I am also a board director for the Halton Children’s Aid Society, while also fulfilling my love of the outdoors as a volunteer Camp Director for past 8 years at Camp Ten Oaks.

I joined the Board of Directors in June 2017.

Philip Wolfart - Vice President

During the past 20+ years,  I have worked in a variety of positions which can be loosely defined as Information and Referral, including teaching at the undergraduate level and working as a reference librarian in various specialty and academic libraries covering topics such as Law, Business, Social Work and Volunteerism, in both the for profit and non-profit sectors.

I have a certificate in “Tourisme et Animation au Milieu Montagnard” from the Lycée Polyvalent de Moutiers en Tarentaise (Savoie, France) and an undergraduate degree in Geography and graduate degrees in Historical Geography and Library and Information Science. 

I mention all of these because each one has given me invaluable and transferrable skills which I use frequently as the Manager of 211 Manitoba at Volunteer Manitoba. I continue to view issues that are important to the Information and Referal community through a geographical lens as well as making any information easily accessible. 

 I have served on the IO Board of Directors from 2011-2017, and re-joined in June 2018.

Gary Winship - Treasurer

I started my career in children's mental health back in 1981. I have worked extensively in children's mental health treatment services in a variety of settings including Intensive Out of Home Services, school based Day Treatment  and was involved in the creation of Treatment Foster Care in Hamilton.

My work led me to the Adolescent Crisis Unit at the Children's Aid Society then Adolescent treatment Services with McMaster Children's Hospital.

I have been in my current role as an Information and Referral Consultant with Contact Hamilton since 2000. This agency is the single point of access for Children's and Developmental Services and was created as a result of the government initiative, Making Services Work for People.  My role gives me the opportunity to work closely with families to connect them to services in the Hamilton community.

 I joined the Board of Directors in 2020. 

Tricia Korbut - Secretary

I began my career in community and social services more than 25 years ago as a crisis intervention worker at a women’s shelter in Sault Ste. Marie.  I have also worked in the education field as a teacher and the trainer/volunteer coordinator for a distress centre.   

For the last 15 years I have been the Manager of System Navigation, Information and Training at ConnexOntario.   I also provide additional training as a Master ASIST trainer and SafeTALK facilitator, plus an occasional guest lecturer on call management, working with difficult callers, suicide and loss. 

Currently I sit on several committees and am on the Board of Directors at Addiction Services of Thames Valley. During my personal time, I enjoy spending time with my family, playing soccer and being a soccer mom.

I joined the Board of Directors in 2017.

Brandi Gillett

I am the Community Librarian at Halton Hills Public Library. I joined Halton Hills Public Library in June 2019, bringing 18 years’ experience in community engagement and program management in the communities of Stratford, Waterloo and Waterloo Region. As a Community Librarian, I am responsible for building partnerships with local organizations, connecting people to the information they need, and ensuring that the community feels heard.

Current and previous board appointments include: Ontario Public Library Association Community-Led Libraries Committee, Stratford Public Library Board of Directors, Stratford Town and Gown Advisory Committee, Town and Gown Association of Ontario, and Gallery Stratford.

I am joined the Board of Directors in 2020.

Kristen Buckley

 With an education in information and library science, helping people find quality information and support has been a passion throughout my career. I am a Director at Findhelp Information Services/Central 211. I have been in the information and referral sector for the last 12 years, leading a multidisciplinary portfolio that plays a key role in developing partnerships — particularly with government partners  and service agencies across Canada — bringing new programs and projects to life that support people coast to coast to coast. The most significant amount of my tenure has included building information and referral teams, including supporting placement students and new professionals in the field. When I am not working, I'm raising three little girls in the country just outside of Simcoe, ON with her husband Kevin, doing all the busy things working moms do.

I joined the Board of Directors in September 2021.

Bibi Mohammed

I am currently working as the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Specialist at the Milton Community Resource Centre, a non-profit organization within the child care and early learning sector. One of our partner programs, The Halton Resource Connection (THRC), houses the Child Care Directory and Information Line, whose records contribute to the Halton Community Services Directory, and is an I&R service for child care within our community, and where I've spent most of my career thus far. In the role as Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Specialist, I have the opportunity to foster the efforts of our organization to create a more inclusive culture for all employees, and for our community. I look forward to continuing to bring my perspective and my work ethic to the Board, and to continuing to work together to further grow and develop the I&R sector in Ontario. 

I joined the Board of Directors in 2020. 

Coordinator – Barbara McLachlan