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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 Intergrated Youth Services

Jessica Alcock

Manager of Human Resources

Katie Keats

Manager of Fund Development and Communications

Medhat Awad

Accounting Manager

Mari-Lynn Taylor

Manager of Education, Employment, and Social Enterprise

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. Kimberly St. John

Chair of Psychiatry, Janeway Hospital

Amr Alagouza

Director, Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism

Dr. Lisa Bishop

School of Pharmacy, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Brent Aitken

Regional Vice President, RBC Royal Bank

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

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