Jodi Butts is the Executive Director of Rise Asset Development, a charity that provides small business loans, training and mentorship to individuals with a history of mental health and addictions challenges.
She holds a Master’s degree in Canadian History (University of Toronto) and is a graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. She was called to the Bar in 2000. Following her articles, she was one of three lawyers who founded the boutique litigation firm Brannan Meiklejohn Butts LLP. Her practice primarily focused on assisting clients who suffered from health conditions that impacted their relationships with disability insurance carriers, employers and/or health care providers. Jodi left private practice to join Mount Sinai Hospital, where she served for more than eight years in multiple progressively more senior roles, her final being Senior Vice-President Corporate Affairs and Operations. In that role, Jodi was responsible for the Hospital’s capital infrastructure, governance, legal and ethical affairs, as well as corporate and hospitality services. Additionally, she is a member of the Board of Governors and Audit Committee of the University of Windsor.