Laura Latham has been the Executive Director of Franklin Horner Community Centre for over 10 years. She is also a board member of CJ’s Skateboard Park Advisory Committee, committee member of Cameron Helps – Team Unbreakable, and has chaired the F.E.A.T. board for the past 4 years. Laura is a proud Rotarian of the Etobicoke Club and is media lead for their biggest fundraiser Ribfest. Laura has thoroughly enjoyed working, living and playing in Etobicoke her entire life.
Amber Kellen has a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Social Work degree from York University. She also has a Masters degree in Public Policy and Administration from Ryerson University. Amber has been with the John Howard Society of Toronto for nearly16 years and has been in a senior management position for the past 12. In addition to developing and supervising a variety of front-line programs and community initiatives that serve current and former prisoners, she is also responsible for local research and policy initiatives. Amber’s research interests include the correlation between incarceration and homelessness, the housing trajectory of prison inmates, the impact of transitional housing on homeless ex-prisoners as well as prisoner’s health. She has delivered many lectures, presentations and workshops on the findings of the aforementioned studies and their social and policy implications for both local and international audiences. Currently, Amber is working on the implementation of a Reintegration Centre to help address the immediate needs of prisoners upon their release from the largest remand facility in Canada. Amber lives in Toronto with her husband and five and a half year old twins.
Daniel Brown is lead counsel at Daniel Brown Law where he has a trial and appellate practice devoted to criminal, constitutional and regulatory law.
He is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a specialist in criminal law and sits as a Toronto Director of the Criminal Lawyers Association.
Outside the courtroom, Daniel mentors young lawyers and has lectured at conferences hosted by the Crown and defence bar, the Ontario Bar Association, and The Advocates Society and local high schools.
Chris Pimento has worked with youth and their families who are in conflict with the law for the past 25 years. He currently manages a Youth Probation office in Toronto and has held many positions in youth probation during his career. He has also facilitated PAR groups around the GTA and currently teaches in the Criminal Justice Studies program at Centennial College. He has a strong commitment to social justice and is delighted to be a part of FEAT.