Mercedes Watson is the CEO at Dixon Hall. She was unanimously chosen by the Board of Directors based on her extensive leadership background and her experience in advocacy, as well as her commitment to supporting vulnerable populations. She has two decades of experience leading large-scale organizational change initiatives, while creating innovative systems that have helped collect and generate millions of dollars for those whose rights she has represented. Mercedes has been a senior partner with the Thought Dept. for the last 10 years and has also successfully managed a mediation practice. She serves as a rostered mediator for the Ontario Public Service and has been a facilitator at Queen’s University’s Industrial Relations Centre since 2012.