The board members of Fit Active Beautiful Foundation are from Southern Ontario, who are committed to empowering youth girls to reach their full potential, and grow into strong, confident women.
Amy Valletta, Chair
As an executive within the social services sector for the past 15 years, Amy is passionate about advocating for authentic social inclusion as well as fair and equitable services, and is focused on strengthening communities so everyone is able to realize their potential. As Executive Director at BGC Brantford (formally known as Boys & Girls Club), Amy works to identify strategic priorities that will not only promote sustainable organizational growth, but also support the design, development and implementation of impactful supports and services for children and youth in her community. Amy is keen to share these passions with FAB, while learning and engaging alongside the young women and communities involved in this incredible program.
When not working, Amy is a recreational sports enthusiast who is constantly trying to better her golf game and keep up with her husband and two young children.
Sue Moorcroft, Acting Vice Chair
Sue Moorcroft has been on the FAB board since 2018. She is a Real Estate Broker and CEO of Baymore Homes at Keller Williams. Previously, Sue held the position of Director at McMaster University, developing and managing a regional program to support like services to McMaster University, Mohawk College, Hamilton Health Sciences and St. Joseph’s Healthcare.
Sue is dedicated to giving back to her local community and sits on numerous charitable committees. Sue brings a wealth of experience to the FAB Foundation. She is committed to giving back to her community and making a difference in the lives of others
Ann Prawl, Treasurer
Ann has over 20 years of professional experience in the NFP Sector.
She has served on a number of boards as Treasurer, most recently on the Halton Women’s Place Board, a charity that remains dear to Ann’s beliefs in giving back to the community and helping women who are displaced. Her focus has now turned to FAB to help instill courage and self confidence in young girls, in a bid to prepare them for a successful future.
She has held numerous financial positions as branch Manager, Manager of Finance, Head of Finance and currently is the Financial Controller at the Community Living Cambridge.
Ann lives in Burlington with her family.
Jodine Giacinti, Secretary
Jodine has over 30 years’ of professional experience in the NFP Sector and working with one of the largest general insurance companies in North America. Her work focuses on Operations Management and HR.
Jodine is actively involved in her community including charity runs, fundraising and various volunteer experiences. She has just completed her first season of being a FAB coach.
Jodine grew up in Hamilton and currently lives there with her family.
Hebba Fahmy holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master of Industrial Relations from Queen’s University, specializing in human resource management. She later pursued Montessori teacher training and worked as an educator in both early childhood and elementary school settings. Hebba has spent many years in classrooms focusing on child-centered learning and student leadership, with special interests in nature conservation and global citizenship. She’s passionate about holistic development, wellness, and community building.
Hebba is also interested in children’s recreation and has completed various certifications with HIGH FIVE. She has experience managing communications and program development for a small sports and fitness business, promoting physical literacy and active living.
Jessica is a Licensed Investment Representative of the Byrne+Cohen group at the private client division of BMO Nesbitt Burns. Upon graduating from Wilfrid Laurier University, she started working at BMO Nesbitt Burns and has been there over 9 years. Jessica is ecstatic to be a part of the FAB Board and to devote her free time supporting girls to achieve their dreams and ambitions!
When not working, Jessica is an avid runner having completed two full marathons and countless charity runs. She also continues to play soccer; a passion since childhood, and enjoys being outdoors with her husband Matt and their Husky/ Shepherd Pup named Scherzer.
Sharon’s passion is driven by first hand experience that, despite the circumstances surrounding us, we each have the capacity within us to be change agents in our lives and community. Sharon started FAB in 2009 to plant the seed of “I CAN” in the minds of girls facing poverty, or other barriers, one 5K run at a time; helping to develop the confidence and goal-setting skills necessary for each of them to lead an empowered life.
Dr. Leanne Gosse
Leanne holds a PhD in social and personality psychology from Brock University and an MA in Social and developmental psychology from Wilfrid Laurier University. She also completed a SSHRC Post-Doctoral research fellowship at the University of Waterloo in industrial-organizational psychology, with an emphasis on organizational justice. Leanne’s areas of scholarship include human rights and people with intellectual disabilities, the psychology of justice, eye-witness recall, and forgiveness. Leanne currently works as a Professor in the Community and Criminal Justice Degree Program at Conestoga College and as a Consultant in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Leanne is active in the community, volunteering with Autism Services Waterloo Region, Friends of the Crime Prevention Council, St. Johns Ambulance, and working as Assistant Race Director of the Hamilton Road2Hope Marathon.