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Our Committee Members 

YWL’s committees provide valuable support to the Board of Directors and help our social media and annual charity gala run smoothly. Interested in joining a committee? Email us at  

Marketing & Communications Committee 

The Marketing & Communication Committee assists the Directors of Marketing & Communication in running YWL’s social media. Committee members manage the organization’s social media profiles, post new and engaging content daily, and promote upcoming events across various platforms.

Jane Huang 

Jane is a corporate lawyer in the Business Law group at Miller Thomson. She is developing a commercial law practice with an emphasis on marketing and advertising, franchising, product regulatory, privacy, transportation, and intellectual property matters. Jane is registered with the College of Patent and Trademark Agents as a trademark agent-in-training.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, she gained business development experience at a tech startup and was part of the investment team at a venture capital fund. Jane graduated with a science degree from the University of Toronto and a law degree from Western University. While in law school, Jane was co-president of the Western Health Law Association and served as a teaching assistant for a 1L legal research, writing, and advocacy course.

In her spare time, Jane enjoys taking dance classes, admiring art, listening to podcasts, trying different kinds of food, and perfecting her skincare routine.

Jordana Lyons

Jordana is an associate lawyer in the Tax Group at Robins Appleby LLP. Her practice focuses on personal and corporate tax planning and business succession planning. Jordana graduated from the dual Juris Doctor and Honours Business Administration program at Western Law and the Ivey Business School. During her time at Western she was involved with the Heart and Stroke Club and a charity fashion show supporting the Canadian Cancer Society. Jordana loves to read and to play tennis. 

Katrina Kairys 

Katrina practices charity and not-for-profit law at Patel Kairys Law.  She completed her undergraduate degree at McGill University and obtained her J.D. from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law.  Katrina practiced charity and not-for-profit law at a national law firm for several years prior to co-founding Patel Kairys Law.

Katrina is a director of ACCESS Community Capital Fund, a charity based in Toronto, and she volunteers as a member-at-large of the Ontario Bar Association Charities and Not-for-Profit Law Section Executive. Katrina has authored articles in the Estates, Trusts & Pensions Journal, Canadian Tax Foundation Conference Report and Ontario Bar Association Section Insider.

Marie Kazmer 

Marie obtained her Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Toronto and worked for a few years in financial services and investments before returning to school to obtain her J.D. from Western. She is currently completing her articles at a boutique estate litigation firm in downtown Toronto and expects to be called to the Bar in June 2023. During law school Marie was a member of the Western Business Law Clinic assisting local start-ups, Western's In Vino Veritas wine tasting club and participated in several moots and competitions including coaching the Walsh Family Law Moot in her third year. Outside of work Marie enjoys cooking, skiing, travelling and volunteering with Second Harvest.

Sonya Joshi 

Sonya Joshi obtained her LLB from the University of Manchester in 2012, and graduated with a B.A. (Hons) in Philosophy and Political Science from McMaster University in 2008. Sonya currently works at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP in their litigation and e-discovery group. 

Events Committee  

The Events Committee assists the Directors of Events and Sponsorship in running YWL’s annual charity gala. Committee members coordinate with sponsors, organize silent auction and swag bag donations, and provide day-of support.

Lori Khouli

Lori Anne Khaouli is an associate lawyer at Grosman Gale Fletcher Hopkins LLP, practicing in the areas of labour, employment, and human rights law. She obtained her dual Juris Doctor degrees from the University of Windsor Law and the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, after completing her undergraduate degree in commerce from York University. 

Lori completed her articles at a boutique civil litigation firm, where she regularly appeared before both the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Justice, developing her skills as a litigator and gaining practical experience in the courtroom. 

Outside of work, Lori is deeply committed to supporting her community and helping others. She is passionate about mentoring young professionals and supporting women's empowerment initiatives. In her free time, Lori enjoys staying active, traveling, and exploring new cuisines.

Taleen Ohanessian

Taleen is a corporate associate at Fogler, Rubinoff LLP. She works on a variety of matters, including asset and share acquisitions and dispositions, establishment and operation of limited partnerships, private company financings and commercial agreements. Taleen received her J.D. from Western University and holds a B.Sc. (Honours) in Psychology from Queen's University. In Taleen's spare time she enjoys catching up with friends, travelling and securing her title as favorite aunt.

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