Board Members

Board of Directors

*As of November 2017

President: Lee Ann Hundt

Secretary: Dennis Robus

Treasurer: Jennifer Breithaupt

JJB Headshot (2) (1)Having completed her Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Classical Archaeology at Queen’s University, Jennifer studied law at the University of Western Ontario and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2003.  Jennifer started at a boutique litigation firm in Waterloo, gaining real-life experience that has shaped her career.  In January of 2007, Jennifer opened her own practice in Kitchener and in 2013 she was appointed as child’s counsel with the Office of the Children’s Lawyer.  In January of 2015, Jennifer rebranded her practice as “Breithaupt Law – Complete Legal Solutions.”

Jennifer and her team share the goal of providing every client with premium and professional service.  Her team are dedicated to ensuring that every matter is handled with the utmost care and sincerity.  Jennifer provides a fulsome and tailored approach with her matrimonial clients in addressing all aspects of their separation, from the Agreement itself through to estate planning and real estate services, so as to make each client’s transition from “we” to “me” flow as smoothly as possible.

Jennifer has participated in the Law Society’s New Lawyer Practice Series (now Practice Basics) since 2009.  She chairs the Advocates’ Society’s annual Courthouse Series program in Kitchener, which has now expanded in Waterloo Region to include a further annual criminal litigation program, and enjoys membership in both the Advocates’ Society and the Waterloo Law Association, being an Executive Member of the Family Lawyers of Waterloo Region practice group.  Since October of 2009, Jennifer has also run “Family Litigation Strategies,” an independent education series addressing matrimonial litigation issues.

Jennifer has been active in a variety of local community initiatives including the award-winning Leadership Waterloo Region and Communitech’s outreach programs for youth.  Jennifer is Treasurer for the Board of Directors of Healing of the Seven Generations and is past Chair of the Arts & Culture Advisory Committee to Kitchener City Council.  She and her husband are proud to be raising their young son in their shared hometown.

Member: Lisa Aitken

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Lisa completed her Bachelor of Arts and Science degree in History and Politics at Queen’s University, and has spent her career working for both the Federal and Provincial government. For the last 10 years, Lisa has been working with the Ministry of Children and Youth in Youth Justice Services.

Lisa has spent the last 5 years volunteering with reconciliation projects based on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission working alongside Northern Ontario Indigenous communities. Lisa has also led Ministry projects partnering with an Indigenous Family and Children Service organization in Sothern Ontario. Lisa is currently a co-lead with the Ministry organizing educational sessions for staff to increase cultural competencies.

Lisa has volunteered with the North American Indigenous Games, Habitat for Humanity for the second on-reserve home build in New Brunswick and is a member of the Board of Directors of Healing of the Seven Generations. She is currently working for the Ministry of Children and Youth, Youth Justice Services.

Member: Suzanne Debassige

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Suzanne is an Art Historian, Artist and Community Member.

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