Our People

Board of Directors

Robert Ready,  (Chair) retired Senior Executive, Government of Canada, previous High Commissioner to Jamaica and The Bahamas

Brett Miller, (Treasurer) CPA, CA, CBV, MBA Financial Advisory Services

Sean Shannon, Senior Executive with Marketing and P&L Leadership experience

Audrea Golding, Immigration Lawyer

Lisa Moore, Director of a National Social Justice Program

Christine Cohen, Business owner in Ottawa and Jamaica

Andre Bastian, Wealth Management

Maria Hunt, Capital Markets Professional


Samantha Mahfood, Executive Director

Marianne Myklestu, Manager, Donor Services and Logistics

Terri Venkataramaiah, Director of Programming

Megan Vernon, Manager, Western Canada

Latest News

From despair to hope
11 Feb 05:30 pm

Two Haitian women from the village of Tierra Muscady each share their story on how their lives...

Food and layettes shipped to Jamaica
11 Feb 04:28 pm

6,750 bags of dried vegetable soup mix, 600 baby layettes, mixed educational supplies and musical instruments loaded...

Building Villages in Haiti
27 Dec 11:42 am

Thanks to a generous donor, Food For The Poor Canada built its first village in Haiti! We broke ground...

20 Dec 03:35 pm

Food For The Poor of Canada is seeking a fundraising professional to provide leadership and expertise for...

Gifts of Hope