Manager of Fundraising and Special Events
Josie Fleming began working with Reach in 2016 as the Fundraising and Special Events Coordinator before moving into the role of Manager of Fundraising and Special Events. Prior to working with Reach, Josie held various positions in fundraising and retail management & operations. She studied Economics at the University of Guelph and Event Management at Algonquin College.
Manager of Legal Programs
Raija Pulkkinen is Reach's Manager of Legal Programs. She has been with Reach since January 2018, when she started as Reach's Outreach Coordinator. In that capacity, she has worked to expand Reach's legal referral service for people with disabilities. She also facilitated Reach's community-based legal referral clinics and legal education sessions.
Raija was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2003 and worked in private practice as a research lawyer, focusing on the areas of human rights, labour and administrative law. She also served as a member of the Commission Counsel team at the Cornwall Public Inquiry.
Before becoming a lawyer, Raija worked with vulnerable children and youth in the social services field. She is the mom of two active, school-aged children.
Jennifer was called to the Ontario Bar in 2020 after completing her articles at a boutique full-service firm in Ottawa, focussing on criminal law, civil litigation, and family law. She joined Reach as a Clinic Coordinator shortly after her call in July 2020.
Jennifer is passionate about legal education and access to justice. During law school at the University of Ottawa, Jennifer was a Teaching Assistant for a first-year introductory course on public and constitutional law, as well as a legal writing mentor.
In her spare time, Jennifer teaches private piano lessons and attempts to learn the odd word or two in Spanish and Portuguese.