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who we are

Pleased to meet you.

Leadership Team
Leadership team

Ayon Shahed

Acting Executive Director / Director of Strategic Development

Matthew  Piercey

Director of NL Integrated Youth Services

Katie Keats

Manager of Fund Development and Communications

Matthew Cooper

Manager of Impact Measurement and Engagement

Mari-Lynn Taylor

Manager of Education, Employment, and Social Enterprise

Colt Politte

Manager of Housing Services

Raven Warren

Manager of Family Programming and Support Services

Sheldon Pollett

Executive Director

Jen Crowe

Senior Director of Strategy, Fund Development, and External Relations

Lori Whitt 

Senior Director of Business Operations and Education, Employment & Social Enterprise

David Banfield 

Senior Director of Programs and Human Resources

board & advisors

Geoff Davis

Board Chair 

Business Development Consultant

Board & Advisors Anchor

Bruce Belbin

Vice Chair

Director of Student Residences, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Tracey Power

Board Treasurer

Chief Financial Officer, Crosbie

Dr. Lisa Bishop

School of Pharmacy, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Lori Menchenton

Canada LATAM Senior Finance Manager, Wood

Kaylah Mercer

Senior Consultant of Evaluation and Accountability, Government of NL

Robert Hoskins

Associate Lawyer, Bob Buckingham Law

John Samms

Lawyer, Stewart McKelvey

Meghan Riggs

Communications & Fund Development Officer, Lifewise

Sherry Nandha

Manager of Employment Services, Association for New Canadians

Andrew MacDonald

Vice President & General Manager, Deacon Investments Ltd.

Sean Ryan

Vice President of Regulatory Services, Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corporation 

Our staff and board members reflect the many faces, cultures, identities, abilities, and walks of life that make up our province, value the perspectives and contributions of all people, and strive to incorporate the needs and values of diverse communities into the design and implementation of inclusive programs.

See our partners from the past year in our Annual Report