Our People

Board of Directors

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

Brett Miller, 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

Andre Bastian, (Vice Chair) Wealth Management

David Oswald, Founder and President, DE Design + Environment Inc and Associate Professor at Royal Roads University.

Mark Herron, (Treasurer) Semi-Retired CFO

David Spedding, COO at UNICEF Canada


Samantha Mahfood, Executive Director

Marianne Myklestu, Operations Manager

Heli Vanaselja, Donor Relations and Stewardship Coordinator

Nicole Stewart, Senior Manager, Philanthropy

Andrea Slipek, Project Manager, International Programs

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Derac Breaks Ground With 60 Homes for Families
4 Nov 05:31 pm

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