Our Team

Chanèle Rioux-McCormickChanèle Rioux-McCormick

Lawyer, Project Manager, and Founding Member

Chanèle is a class action litigator at a local London law firm. Her practice involves representing plaintiffs on a wide variety of issues, including consumer protection claims and institutional abuse litigation. 

During her undergraduate career, Chanèle specialized in Equity and Diversity Studies at Toronto Metropolitan University, which fueled her desire to assist vulnerable and marginalized communities. Throughout law school, Chanèle was a caseworker and Team Lead at Community Legal Services.

Without Chanèle, LISA would not exist. As a third-year law student, Chanèle identified the need for accessible legal information for students who experienced sexual violence, and took steps to fill this gap. She co-authored a FAQ guide for survivors, created the groundwork for LISA, and brought together the core team that made the program a reality. 

Beyond supporting LISA as a lawyer, Chanèle leads LISA’s community outreach efforts, management, and administration.

Sarah CvetkovskiSarah Cvetkovski

Volunteer Team Lead

Sarah is a third-year student at Western Law. She joined LISA as a volunteer in her second year and is looking forward to taking on a larger administrative role with the program. She is passionate about providing accessible legal services to vulnerable and marginalized communities.

Sarah is also a Project Lead with Pro Bono Students Canada on ‘Project Consent’. Throughout her legal studies she has enjoyed providing legal education to high school students in the London-Middlesex community surrounding topics of consent, sexual assault, and sexting.

Sarah is excited for the continued success of LISA and cannot wait to assist in the development of the program.

Alicia KuoAlicia Kuo

Volunteer Team Lead

Alicia (Caroline) is a law student with a background in criminology. Her passion lies in immigration advocacy, translation, and community service. She speaks Japanese, Mandarin, Fujianese, and conversational Russian, promoting cross-cultural communication. Through community outreach and her experiences in real estate law, she connects with diverse communities. 

Alicia's dedication to supporting immigrants and marginalized groups, alongside her legal studies, reflects her commitment to amplifying underrepresented voices.

Enthusiastic about LISA, she looks forward to contributing her skills in administrative roles as a co-Team Lead.

Mandi GrayDr. Mandi Gray

Program Evaluator and Founding Member

Mandi Gray (PhD) is an Assistant Professor at Trent University in the Department of Sociology in the Criminology program.

She has worked as an advocate for women and girls involved in the legal system since 2008. Mandi’s book Suing for Silence: Sexual Violence and Defamation Law will be published in March 2024 by UBC Press. In this book, she examines the growing trend of men accused of sexual violence using defamation law as a means to silence disclosures and reports of sexual violence.

Mandi has long advocated for survivors of sexual violence to have access to independent legal counsel. When she learned about LISA, she recognized the importance of such a project and volunteered her skills in program evaluation and development.

When Mandi is not doing research or teaching, you can find her with her dog CeCe or at a stand-up comedy show.

You can learn more about Mandi at mandigray.com

LISA Volunteers

Six current Western Law students were selected as LISA volunteers. Volunteers are responsible for meeting with the students who request assistance from LISA. All volunteers have gone through a rigorous selection process and have demonstrated experience, empathy, and drive to support survivors. The volunteers received training on trauma-informed practices from Anova and have undergone extensive training regarding the options available to survivors.