Annelisa Pedersen is a Senior Program Advisor at the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services where she works on the transformation of the developmental services system. Before her public service career, Annelisa was Executive Director of the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra and General Manager with the Vancouver-based vocal ensemble, musica intima. She is an accomplished classical trumpet player, having performed with the Festivalensemble Stuttgart and the orchestra of the Schlesswig Holstein Musik Festival. Annelisa has a Master of Public Administration from Queen’s University and is currently working on an MBA. Annelisa also served on the United Way of Burlington & Greater Hamilton Board of Director’s.