· A long-time community activist and former political advisor
· Active member of the Ontario Health Coalition
· Member of Environment Hamilton and Friends of the Red Hill Valley
· Former Executive Director of the Concession Street Business Improvement Area
· Works as the Building Influence and Marketing Coordinator at the national office of Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Canada
· Political commentator on Cable 14’s public affairs show “The Opinionators” and is a former member of the Hamilton Spectator’s Community Editorial Board
· Married to Brian Charlton, NDP MPP from 1977-95 and a former Cabinet Minister; they reside on Hamilton Mountain.