Elizabeth founded Miss Lizzy’s Foundation in 2015, after successfully running the foundation’s now-signature event, Miss Lizzy’s Tea, in each of the five years prior. She is a cancer survivor who decided to help local area cancer patients and their families because she knows the trials and tribulations that they are facing. She has been involved in her community, including the Hospital Auxiliary and a local Hockey Moms Association, and was responsible for starting the children’s liturgy program at her church. With her husband, she was instrumental in bringing Toastmasters to the Leamington area. She is a mother of three and in her spare time, enjoys gardening, entertaining and reading.
Sarah holds a Master of Social Work degree and is registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. She has been involved in the Windsor-Essex community and the Greater Toronto Area community throughout her career, focusing her work on children and families. Sarah joined the foundation in 2014 and has been a party of Miss Lizzy’s Tea since 2010.
Linda’s work career has been devoted to making a positive difference for children in a number of capacities. First, she was an elementary school teacher in London and Chatham; then as Director of Children’s Services for the City of Windsor. She continued her career as the Executive Director of Children First, an agency for children under six with special needs in Windsor and Essex County; and finally as a teacher in the Early Childhood Education program at St. Clair College. Though currently retired, Linda continues to be involved in voluntary contributions that include membership on the Board of Directors for Mental Health Connections in Windsor and, most recently, Miss Lizzy’s Foundation. She is a faithful participant in my church, and enjoys a variety of interests such as writing, playing Bridge, studying Italian, and yoga practice. She has traveled extensively but her greatest joy now is being “Oma” to her little grandson.
After first attending the Tea Party in 2014, Rebeca was inspired by the work Liz was doing for the cause and wanted to be a part of it, joining the Board of Directors in 2015. She is employed at a local Chartered Professional Accounting firm, Hicks, MacPherson, Iatonna, and Driedger LLP where she is a Chartered Professional Accountant and obtains an extensive knowledge of accounting and reporting for non-profit organizations. Rebeca resides with her husband in Leamington and believes it is important to give back to her community.