About Us

Our Vision

All HWDSB students have equal opportunities to learn, grow and succeed.

Our Mission

Engaging the community to support HWDSB students overcome barriers so they can thrive and reach their full potential.

Our Values






Hamilton Foundation for Student Success is privileged to be governed by a dedicated volunteer Board of Directors. These visionary leaders, from across the community, have a vital role in the governance of our organization and we thank them for their ongoing support and leadership.

Board of Directors, 2022-2023

Ian Brisbin
Partner, Martin & Hillyer AssociatesVice-Chair
Carla Ricci
Manager of Business Development & Partnership, Tandia Credit UnionTreasurer
Matthew Gerard
Associate Director, Support Services
and Treasurer of the Board HWDSB



Lyndsy Baillie
System Principal (Acting), Learning Services, HWDSB

Becky Buck
Trustee Rep, HWDSB

Brent Foreman
Partner, SimpsonWigle LLP

Nair Lecruz
Associate Dean, Health Studies, Mohawk College


Executive Director
Amy Leaming Cote
Hamilton Foundation for Student Success










Lohifa Pogoson Acker
Entrepreneur/Hair Artist

Sheryl Robinson-Petrazzini
Director of Education, HWDSB

Peggy Savage
Freelance Writer/Marketing Director, Retired

Lorraine Valmadrid
Research and Analytics, HWDSB


Financial Statements