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 2020

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 from 2011-2017, and re-joined in June 2018.

Gary Winship - Treasurer

Gary is an Information and Referral Consultant at Connect Hamilton.

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.

Lori Lee

 I am the Manager, Central Information Services, at the Hamilton Public Library. I have worked for 14 years in public libraries of various sizes, including 10 years in management or supervisor roles. Prior to my library experience I was a pre-k teacher in Texas.

I joined the Board of Directors in 2020.

Bibi Mohammed

Bibi works as a Parent and Provider Consultant for the Child Care Directory and Information Line, a program of The Halton Resource Connection.

Joined the Board of Directors in 2020.

Coordinator – Barbara McLachlan