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who we are

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Leadership Team
Leadership team

Ayon Shahed

Acting Executive Director / Director of Strategic Development

Jill Doyle

Manager of Family Programming and Support Services

Sheldon Pollett

Executive Director

Matthew Piercey 

Director of NL Integrated Youth Service Delivery

David Banfield

Manager of Housing Services

Jessica Alcock

Manager of Human Resources

Jen Crowe

Manager of Strategic Initiatives

Katie Keats

Manager of Fund Development and Communications

Mari-Lynn Taylor

Manager of Education, Employment, and Social Enterprise

Board & Advisors Anchor

Medhat Awad

Accounting Manager

board & advisors

Geoff Davis

Board Chair 

Business Development Consultant

Bruce Belbin

Vice Chair

Director of Student Residences, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Tracey Power

Board Treasurer

Chief Financial Officer, Crosbie

Nicole Parsons


Human Resources Consultant

Dr. Jill Allison

Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Dr. Kimberly St. John

Chair of Psychiatry, Janeway Hospital

Remzi Cej

Assistant Director, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

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

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