Marisha Roman is a lawyer, adjudicator, workplace investigator and a competitive Masters rower with the Argonaut Rowing Club and the Toronto Sculling Club. She was appointed as an adjudicator with the Child and Family Services Review Board in 2016. She focuses her private practice on investigating complaints in the post-secondary sector.
From 2004 to 2016, Marisha was the Aboriginal Initiatives and Policy Counsel for the Law Society of Upper Canada, the regulator for lawyers and paralegals in Ontario. There, she worked directly with its board of governors in strategic policy development.
Marisha is an active volunteer with extensive not-for-profit board experience. She has served on the Aboriginal Legal Services (ALS) board for more than 20 years and has held positions of president and treasurer. She also volunteers with the ALS Community Council Program, a criminal offence diversion program. She supports community-level and elite athletics in Ontario as the City of Toronto appointee to the Pan Am-ParaPan Am Legacy Fund Allocation Committee, which oversees facility compliance with the tri-level government funding model.
Marisha holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Toronto, where she also competed in Varsity swimming and rowing.