Board Members

HALCO has a volunteer Board of Directors elected by our membership.  The majority of our nine-member Board of Directors are living with HIV.  You can find more information about our Board of Directors on our Get Involved page.

Our current Board Members are:

(in alphabetical order by first name)

  • Jessica Demeria, Secretary/Treasurer

Jessica was elected to our Board at our Annual General Meeting in October 2015.

  • Judith Odhiambo, Vice-Chair

Judith was elected to our Board at our Annual General Meeting in September 2014.

  • Marcus McCann

Marcus joined our Board in January 2016 and was elected at our Annual General Meeting in October 2016.

  • Maureen Owino

Maureen joined our Board in early 2018.

  • Noah Aiken-Klar

Noah was elected to our Board at our Annual General Meeting in October 2016.

  • Robert Maich

Robert was elected to our Board at our Annual General Meeting in October 2017.

  • Robert Newman

Robert was elected to our Board at our Annual General Meeting in October, 2017.

  • Rodney Kort, Chair

Rodney was elected to our Board at our Annual General Meeting in October 2015.  Rodney, BA(Hons), MA, JD, has been working professionally in the response to HIV in Canada and abroad for most of the past 20 years. He started working at AIDS Vancouver in 1994 and since then has held positions with the Canadian AIDS Society, AIDS Bureau (Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care) and the International AIDS Society in Geneva. For several years before going to law school he had a consulting business focussing on research, policy development and human rights issues in the response to HIV and HCV in Canada and the developing world. His clients included the World Health Organization, UNAIDS, the International Council of AIDS Service Organizations, Ontario HIV Treatment Network, Gay Men’s Sexual Health Alliance (Ontario), and other government and non-governmental organizations. Rodney has a particular interest in the intersection of health and human rights law.