Board of Directors:

CHANGE HER WORLD was officially granted its Letters Patent on February 1, 2010 and was founded as a Not-For-Profit Federal Corporation in Canada. The Board was officially constituted in May, 2010. CHANGE HER WORLD is also a registered charity in Canada with Registration No. 816009252 RR0001.

Currently, the Board of Directors is comprised of 3 members, Linda Willis and Carol Hamilton (Co-founders) and Lorraine Stevenson. If you are interested in joining our Board of Directors, you may apply here.

Linda Willis
Chair and Secretary of the Board (

Change Her World: Linda WillisPrior to retiring to Stratford, Linda lived in Chatham and taught elementary school in the Chatham-Kent area for 29 years.

She is a graduate of the University of Windsor and holds a Specialist Certificate in Special Education. Nineteen years of her teaching career involved working with students with special needs. During this time Linda was involved in a number of professional committees advancing both the profession and curriculum development.

Linda has served as a member of the Presbyterian Church in a variety of capacities including elder and Clerk of Session.

While living in Stratford, Linda has been a member of many community organizations. She served for several years as President of Perth Regiment IODE and was a member of the Stratford Rotary Club in addition to volunteering for other organizations.

Linda has written many articles for the local paper around issues pertaining to justice as it relates to women and children. Recently, Linda was recipient of the Women in Community Award in recognition of her outstanding achievement and contributions to the well-being of the community of Stratford.

As Chair of the Board of Directors, Linda brings skillful expertise in the areas of organizational planning and implementation, effective oral and written communication ability and education experience that contributes to her insightful awareness of the academic needs and requirements of the CHANGE HER WORLD beneficiaries and school community personnel. She demonstrates an ardent passion for the rights and equality of all people.

Linda enjoys reading books about the lives of girls and women in the developing world as well as politics and issues around social justice. She also enjoys music, dancing, cooking, travel and spending time with two grandsons who have “changed her world”.


Carol L. Hamilton
Vice-Chair and Treasurer (

Change Her World: Carol HamiltonCarol graduated from the University of Toronto in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and in 2001 with a Master of Divinity Degree (ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in Canada).

She has worked for many years in private practice educating and assisting new parents and infants with the challenges of life together. She has also conducted numerous continuing education events across Canada and in Great Britain for nurses and clergy.

Currently, she continues to work in private practice (IPIC Education and Counselling Services) as a nurse consultant, parent educator and counsellor. On the weekends, Carol often conducts services of worship in local churches when ministers are absent or when the church/parish is vacant.

Carol worked for many years in the charity sector and as a small business owner which enabled her to provide much needed insights into the founding and establishment of CHANGE HER WORLD.

She believes that educating girls or women in the developing world is a significant catalyst for change in communities and countries. Her depth of knowledge and skill in the healthcare field has provided a strong foundation on which to explore and address global health issues as they affect those supported through this charity. She is a contributing speaker in the healthcare sector on global health issues.

When Carol is not working, she enjoys travel, music, culinary endeavours, reading and theatre along with sharing hospitality with family and friends at her home in Stratford, Ontario.


Lorraine Stevenson
Director (

Change Her World: Lorraine StevensonLorraine graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics and Computer Science.

She currently resides in Stratford, Ontario and is working as an IT Manager in a Financial Institution.

Lorraine’s interests include her family (husband and 3 grown children) and especially her grandchildren. She also enjoys reading, the waterfront in Stratford, and travelling. Her travels have taken her to New Zealand, England, Scotland, Italy, France, Germany and camping across Canada with her family.

Lorraine has always been passionate about gender equality, which led her to working first as a volunteer with CHANGE HER WORLD and now as a member of the Board of Directors.



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