Our Board

Jacob Hunter

Jacob Hunter is a political consultant and advocate for a variety of progressive causes. Jacob has held a diverse set of roles including the policy director of the Beyond Prohibition Foundation, vice-chair of the City of Vancouver Active Transportation Policy Council, data and targeting manager of Vision Vancouver and has served on a number of boards including the BC Civil Liberties Association and the Vancouver Public Spaces Network. Jacob is currently employed at the BC Government and Service Employees’ Union.

Jacob lives in the Yaletown neighbourhood of Vancouver with his wife Nicole Seguin and their two dogs.

Peter Mortifee

Peter is a founder of the Somerset Foundation and has been its Chair since its inception in 2001. Their mission is “to support social innovation and service”. Through Somerset, he engages with social purpose organizations where his input and interest relates primarily to organizational governance, structure, strategic policy and finance. He is a member of the global Ashoka Support Network and is inspired by social entrepreneurship. His former career was as a specialist medical doctor. Quite simply, he is passionate about Pivot’s work and has been involved in one way or another with supporting Pivot since 2002. He resumed the role of Chair of the Pivot Foundation in 2015 because he believes that Pivot’s impactful trajectory is bold, timely, and achievable.
Rock on…

Leslie Dickout

Since 2001, Leslie Dickout has been working for some of the most tenacious unions, non-profits and progressive private sector companies Canada has to offer. Her passion for organizing, social justice and deep engagement has made her work to protect public health care and water, advance progressive drug policies and climate action, protect forests and establish affordable housing feel more like building community than a job. Currently, as the Marketing & Operations Manager for the Inner Activist, Leslie connects people with retreat-style courses designed to support change makers working in a wide variety of social and environmental sectors become more authentic, compassionate and power-savvy leaders.

Leslie lives in Vancouver with her husband where they both enjoy every day what the west coast has to offer.