Britt Parsons is the Banking Ombudsman for the ADR Chambers Banking Ombuds Office (ADRBO). Britt is a lawyer with experience in investigations and employment law.
Kayla Albin is the Ombudsman Officer for the ADR Chambers Banking Ombuds Office (ADRBO). Kayla began her legal career at a major full-service law firm in downtown Toronto in corporate practice. Kayla earned her J.D. at Osgoode Hall Law School of York University and her Bachelor of Commerce with First-Class Honours at Queen’s University.
Mark Lawrence is the Compliance Officer with the ADRBO, who oversees that the ADRBO meets its regulatory obligations and that its investigations are completed in accordance with internal policy. Mark is also a mediator with ADR Chambers and an alternative dispute resolution instructor with the Stitt Feld Handy Group.
Mark earned his J.D. at the Osgoode Hall Law School and his B.Comm at Ryerson University.
Barry S. Arbus is an experienced arbitrator, mediator and has acted as corporate counsel to Canadian and international businesses with an emphasis on international transactions. He has extensive experience as a lawyer and in alternative dispute resolution in various industries including finance, manufacturing, entertainment, hospitality, communications and health care.
Barry Bresner is an investigator with the ADR Chambers Banking Ombuds Office. He is also a mediator and arbitrator with ADR Chambers. Recently retired after 38 years of practicing commercial and insurance litigation with a major national law firm, he has handled and resolved a wide variety of disputes in the financial services industry.
Deborah Anschell is an investigator with ADR Chambers Banking Ombuds Office. She is also a mediator and arbitrator with ADR Chambers. In her mediation practice, Deborah has facilitated the settlement of hundreds of complex civil cases in a variety of subject matters including insurance, real estate, employment and corporate/commercial matters.
Ellen Fry is an investigator with ADR Chambers Banking Ombuds Office. She is also a mediator and arbitrator with ADR Chambers and is a former Ombudsman for the National Capital Commission, a former Member of the Ontario Energy Board and a former Member of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal.
Gareth Oliver is an investigator with the ADR Chambers Banking Ombudsman Office. Gareth has recently returned to Canada after spending a number of years in London, England, where he worked as a bankruptcy examiner for the Insolvency Service, a legal department within the British Government.
Heather Bird is an investigator with ADR Chambers Banking Ombuds Office. She is also a criminal lawyer with a practice in Hamilton, Ontario. Heather Bird has law degrees from both Canada and the U.S. and is licensed to practice law in Ontario, New York and Connecticut. She is a former journalist and an author of two books on criminal trials.
Jonathan Jacobs is an investigator with the ADR Chambers Banking Ombuds Office. He is also a lawyer and is admitted to practice law in the Province of Ontario, the State of New York and the United States Court of International Trade. Jonathan is currently an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto Law School where he teaches a course on Negotiation.
Kimberly Cork is an investigator with ADR Chambers Banking Ombuds Office. She is also a mediator with ADR Chambers. In her mediation practice, Kimberly has facilitated the resolution of hundreds of disputes and civil litigation cases, mostly in the area of insurance and commercial matters.
Lorraine Howard is an Investigator with the ADR Chambers Banking Ombuds Office. Prior to joining our organization, Lorraine worked as a lawyer for a provincial government ombudsman’s office. She subsequently joined a bank’s legal department and assisted the branch banking network with legal inquiries involving many aspects of branch banking.
Louie Reznick is an investigator with the ADR Chambers Banking Ombudsman Office. He is also a mediator and arbitrator with ADR Chambers, and a Deputy Judge of the Small Claims Court, Toronto Region. He has been appointed Arbitrator by the Financial Commission of Ontario and he is Certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist is Civil Litigation. He had been appointed to the Roster of Pre-Hearing Arbitrators at the Ontario Insurance Commission (now known as the Financial Services Commission of Ontario) and had also been appointed to the Roster of Mediators for Mandatory Mediations in Toronto.
Louise is a Fellow and Chartered Arbitrator (CIArb) and accredited mediator with extensive international experience in the areas of commercial/corporate law, employment and insurance law. She has arbitrated cases under ICC, HKIAC and UNCITRAL Rules including wrongful dismissal, sales, banking, construction and shareholder disputes in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Canada.
Michael L. Maynard is an Investigator with the ADR Chambers Banking Ombuds Office. He is also a Mediator and Facilitator with ADR Chambers.
Michael mediates a variety of litigated and other interpersonal disputes. His areas of practice include administrative, code of conduct/disciplinary, contract, insurance, landlord/tenant, and workplace matters.