Senior Leadership

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Genesa Greening (she/her)

Chief Executive Officer
Genesa joined the Foundation in 2022 as Chief Executive Officer after five years as the President and CEO of BC Women's Health Foundation (BCWHF).
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Alvin Singh (he/him)

Director, Communications + Advocacy
Alvin joined Vancity Community Foundation in 2023 bringing his love of helping good people tell great stories to drive lasting change.
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Deborah Baker

Director, Community Programs
Deborah joined Vancity Community Foundation in 2023 as Director, Community Programs.
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Sean Condon

Director, Social + Economic Innovation
Sean is the Director, Social + Economic Innovation at the Foundation.
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Michelle Daly (she/her)

Director, Philanthropy
Michelle graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Communications Degree from the Faculty of Applied Science.
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Irene Gannitsos

Director, Strategic Investment
Irene re-joined our team in 2015, having previously worked with the Foundation from 2000 - 2012 in a variety of roles and leading much of the early social enterprise work.
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Njeri Kontulahti

Managing Director, Homelessness and Housing Initiatives
Njeri (Jeri) Kontulahti joined Vancity Community Foundation in August 2023 as Managing Director, Homelessness and Housing Initiatives
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Michelle Kumar (she/her)

Director, Operations
Michelle joined the Foundation in 2023 as the Director, Operations.
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Marie-Geneviève Lane

Director, Finance
Marie-Geneviève joined the Foundation in January 2018, following 10+ years of progressive accounting roles in the charitable and small business sector.
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Nancy Melo

Manager, CEO Office
Nancy has been with Vancity for 26 years. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2012, Nancy worked with the venture capital division of Vancity.

Philanthropy

Aimee Danis (she/her)

Senior Manager, Community + Equity
Aimee is the Senior Manager, Community + Equity at Vancity Community Foundation.
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Terran Bell (she/her)

Manager, Donor Relations
Terran joined the Foundation in 2017, having previously worked in Community Investment at Vancity credit union.
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Loucia Ho (she/her)

Senior Manager, Resource Development
Loucia joined Vancity Community Foundation in 2023.

Gracious Kwapa (she/her)

Community Engagement Officer
Gracious is the Community Engagement Officer at Vancity Community Foundation.
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Madison Mussell (she/her)

Donor Relations Officer
Madi joined Vancity Community Foundation in 2021.

Communications + Advocacy

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Kaeda Cameron (she/her)

Senior Manager, Marketing and Brand
Kaeda joined Vancity Community Foundation in 2023.
Bryn

Bryn Sadownik

Senior Manager, Research + Evaluation
Bryn works with community organizations to strategically plan, manage and communicate the value of their work, and in particular the measurement of social & environmental impact.
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Gloria Liu

Evaluation Analyst
Gloria joined Vancity Community Foundation in 2023.
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Hannah Sarchuk (she/her)

Communications Officer
Hannah joined Vancity Community Foundation in 2021.

Finance

Landon Gilmour (he/him)

Finance Officer
Landon joined the Finance team at Vancity Community Foundation in 2022 after spending nearly three years in Donor Services.

Peter Atkins

Administrator, Finance (Philanthropy)
Peter worked through a variety of information management roles in public and private sectors before joining the Foundation in February 2018.

Strategic Investment + Affordable Housing

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Elyse Kuwert

Program Manager, Strategic Investment
Elyse joined the Foundation in 2022, after working for the Vancity Community Investment team for the last 4 years.
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Mischelle Kimathi (she/her)

Strategic Investment Coordinator
Mischelle joined the Foundation in 2023 as the Strategic Investment Coordinator.
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Alicia Medina (she/her)

Manager, Housing Accelerator Program
Alicia joined the Foundation in 2023 as the Manager, Housing Accelerator Program.

BC Rent Bank

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Melissa Giles (she/her)

Managing Director
Melissa is the Managing Director of BC Rent Bank, a project of the Foundation.
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Shauna Cornes (she/her)

Program Manager
Shauna is the Program Manager for BC Rent Bank, a project of the Foundation.

Living Wage for Families BC

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Anastasia French (she/her)

Provincial Manager
Anastasia has been managing the Living Wage program since 2020.
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Lamya Rahman (she/her)

Communications + Administrative Coordinator
Lamya joined Vancity Community Foundation in 2023.

Reaching Home

Marina Villela

Marina Villela (she/her)

Managing Director
Marina joined the Foundation in 2023 and is currently the Managing Director of Reaching Home.
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Margaret Budiselic (she/her)

Senior Community + Equity Officer
Margaret joined the Foundation in 2021 as a Reaching Home Program Officer.
Julie Cheng

Julie Cheng

Community Program Officer
Julie joined the Homelessness Partnering Strategy, now called Reaching Home, in 2017.

Sayaka Endo (she/they)

Community Program Officer
Sayaka joined Vancity Community Foundation in 2024.
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Ellie Karkari

Officer, Finance and Contracts
Ellie joined Vancity Community Foundation in 2023.
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Avatar Malpani

Specialist, Grant Lifecycle Management
Avatar Malpani joined VCF in 2024 as Specialist, Grant Lifecycle Management software.
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Lindsey Martin (she/her)

Community Program Officer
Lindsey is a Community Program Officer for Reaching Home.
Lisa Nissanov

Lisa Nissanov

Manager, Community
Lisa is the Manager, Community for Reaching Home (formerly the Homelessness Partnering Strategy).
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Louise Pochailo (she/her)

Program Lead, Finance and Risk
Louise is the Program Lead, Finance and Risk for the Reaching Home team.
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Van Tong

Program Lead, Data Analysis + Research
Van joined the Foundation in 2023 on the Reaching Home team.

Social + Economic Innovation

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David Hunt

Manager, Community + Membership
David is the Manager, Community + Membership for 312 Main.

Sonam Swarup (she/her)

Manager, Operations
Sonam is the Manager, Operations for 312 Main.

iris yong (she/her)

Managing Director, 312 Main
iris is the Managing Director for 312 Main, a centre for social and economic inclusion and a project of the Foundation.

Kelly Chapman

Manager, Facilities
Kelly is the Manager, Facilities for 312 Main.
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Lisa Coan (she/her)

Community + Membership Specialist
Lisa is a Community + Membership Specialist for 312 Main.

Dave Gerow

Building Maintenance Technician
Dave is 312 Main's Building Maintenance Technician.
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Florence Kupoluyi (she/her)

Community + Membership Specialist
Florence is a Community + Membership Specialist for 312 Main.
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Milan Sharma

Community + Membership Specialist
Milan is a Community + Membership Specialist for 312 Main.