Netta Phillet was born in Edmonton and has a degree in Religious Studies. Since 2006 she has been Coordinator of the Edmonton Interfaith Centre for Education & Action after 6 years on its executive. She is active in different capacities at Beth Shalom Synagogue and the Women’s League for Conservative Judaism, as secretary-treasurer of Project Ploughshares Edmonton, spent 20 years with the Arab/Jewish Women’s Peace Coalition and was a founder of the Phoenix Multifaith Society for Harmony. Much of the focus of her volunteer life is inter/intra faith dialogue and the place of women in religious ritual and observance. In her first year as a director of CCS she chaired the third Building Empathy, Conquering Apathy symposium which focussed on mental health.