Sheri Meyerhoffer, Chair and Co-Founder
Sheri Meyerhoffer holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (Hon. ’82) and a Juris Doctor (’85). She is a Canadian lawyer with technical expertise in the areas of law reform, governance and capacity building developed over more than two decades through hands on experience with writing, interpreting, and advocating for legislative and regulatory law reform in Canada, Russia, Cuba, China, Jamaica, and Nepal.
Sheri is currently Head of Mission for the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IIDEA) in Nepal. IIDEA's Nepal program is focused on supporting that country)s process to draft and implement its new constitution. From 2007-2011 she held the position of Canadian Project Director for a Canadian government funded partnership project between the Canadian Bar Association and the Nepal Bar Association titled Developing Democracy in Nepal.
Her previous experience also includes managing processes involving a diverse range of stakeholders such as government, special interest groups, community organizations, indigenous populations, and the public.
Linda Robinson, Director
Linda Robinson was a senior partner at Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt LLP in the Corporate Practice Group and immediate past Chair of the firm's National Business Law Department until her retirement in 2009. Her practice had a particular emphasis on both public and private mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, and restructurings and shareholder matters. She has been a director of a number of companies, both public and private.
Since her retirement, Ms. Robinson has continued her teaching in Southern Africa with the International Senior Lawyers Project, and continues as a director and Vice Chair of Infrastructure Ontario.
She has participated as a speaker in various professional programs, including papers and presentations relating to shareholder relations and disputes, corporate governance, and directors' and officers' liability.
Ms. Robinson has also been an instructor in various sections of the Law Society's Bar Admission Course and instructed at both the University of Toronto and Osgoode Hall law schools.
Anne E. Parker, Director
Currently the COO and Managing Director at Greystone Managed Investments Inc. Anne Parker is responsible for investment operations, legal affairs, and information technology.
Ms. Parker's previous experience inlcudes positions of Executive Director, Communities of Tomorrow and Vice President of Trade Policy and Communications, IPSCO Inc., She served IPSCO for fifteen years in the areas of securities law, investor relations, acquisitions and divestitures of corporations and corporate assets, and communications - both internal and external.
She received her B.A. and LL.B from the University of Saskatchewan.
Robin L. Sully, Director
Recently retired as Director International Development, Canadian Bar Association (CBA) where from 1994 to 2013 she was responsible for the initiation, development, management and funding of the CBA's international rule of law programs which included projects in over 30 countries in Asia, Africa, the Caribbean and Central and Eastern Europe. A lawyer with international business and development experience, she is a graduate of Queens University, B.A., 1970, McGill University, LL.B. 1983 and the University of Ottawa, LL.M. 2003. She is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association, the Commonwealth Lawyers' Association, the International Commission of Jurists, and the International Bar Association where she served as Chair of the Pro Bono and Access to Justice Committee. She sat on the Rule of Law and Access to Justice Working Group for the UN Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor and sits on the Canadian Executive Council of the International Commission of Jurists. She co-chaired Industry Canada's Education and Professional Services Network and has instructed on the legal aspects of international trade at Carleton University. She has been a frequent speaker on law and development and continues to be involved in the field. In 2013 she received the inaugural Commonwealth Lawyers Association Rule of Law Award and in 2014 has been named the recipient of the Walter S. Tarnopolsky Award for Human Rights.
Sapana Pradhan Malla
Sapana Pradhan Malla was a member of the 2008-2012 Nepalese Constituent Assembly where, among her many other responsibilities, she served as the Gender Advisor to the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers.
In 2008, she was awarded the prestigious Gruber International Women's Rights Awards for her contribution in the field of Women Rights. Ms. Malla is the founder of the Forum for Women, Law & Development, an organization dedicated to eliminate all forms of discrimination against women in Nepal and protect and promote human rights through research and public education, advocacy, legal aid, and litigation.
Ms. Malla is dedicated to ensuring a comprehensive women's rights agenda within the constitutional framework, has published extensively on the legal status of women in Nepal, and has brought several landmark cases to Nepal's Supreme Court, where she is an advocate.
Ms. Malla received her Master's Degree in comparative law from the University of Delhi, India and holds a Bachelor in Law from Tribhuwan University.
Mara Nickerson is the Chief Knowledge Officer (CKO) at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP. As CKO Mara is responsibile for ensuring that Osler's legal professionals have access to the information, resources and learning that will enable them to work efficiently, provide valued client service and share knowledge and expertise. In this capacity, Mara has oversight of professional development, knowledge management, the library, conflicts, new filing opening, and records management.
She received her B.A. and LL.B from the Dalhousie University.
Kaytlyn is a fully dedicated consultant in KPMG Regina's Advisory Services practice. Kaytlyn holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree (BBA) from the University of Regina. Prior to KPMG, Kaytlyn worked with the Regina Regional Opportunities Commission (RROC), responsible for economic development and tourism in the Regina region. In her RROC position she was involved in many strategic engagements with various stakeholders focused on promoting and supporting entrepreneurship in the region, supporting local employers and the Provincial Government in talent recruitment initiatives, and supporting immigrants looking to relocate to the Regina region.
In addition to her work at KPMG, Kaytlyn continues to play an active role in the community. As an Executive Member and Board Member of URSU from 2009-2012 she assisted in the management and operations of the organization which included managing the organization's communications, governance, representing and liaising with various groups both internal and external to the University, and providing services to the over 12,000 student members. Kaytlyn is also a Board Member of the Regina Region of the Saskatchewan Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs (SYPE). SYPE is a member driven organization providing professional development, resources, and networking opportunities to young professionals and entrepreneurs across the province.
Kaytlyn has also been recognized with various awards including the Saskatchewan Youth Award, Red Cross Young Humanitarian Award, Young Philanthropist Award and various academic scholarships.
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