Senior Leadership Team

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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).
Sean

Sean Condon

Director, Social + Economic Innovation
Sean is the Director, Social + Economic Innovation at the Foundation.
Michelle Eggli

Michelle Eggli (she/her)

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

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.
Marie Genevieve Lane

Marie-Geneviève Lane

Director, Finance
Marie-Geneviève joined the Foundation in January 2018, after completing the CPA Professional Education program.

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.

iris yong (she/her)

Manager, Diversity Equity Inclusion Reconciliation
iris is the Manager of Diversity Equity Inclusion Reconciliation for the Foundation and Vancity credit union.

Philanthropy

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Terran Bell (she/her)

Manager, Donor Relations
Terran joined VCF in 2017, having previously worked in Community Investment at Vancity credit union.
Madi

Madison Mussell (she/her)

Donor Relations Officer
Madi joined Vancity Community Foundation in 2021.

Communications + Advocacy

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.

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 VCF in 2022, after working for the Vancity Community Investment team for the last 4 years.

Reaching Home

Lisa Nissanov

Lisa Nissanov

Managing Director, Reaching Home
Lisa is the Managing Director for Reaching Home (formerly the Homelessness Partnering Strategy).
Arminda

Arminda Alexander

Program Manager, Finance + Risk
Arminda joined the Foundation in November 2016, as a Project Officer with the Homelessness Partnering Strategy, now called 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.
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Saffina Jinnah (she/her)

Special Projects Officer
Saffina has been with Vancity Community Foundation since 2019.
Angie Koslowsky

Angie Koslowsky

Senior Community Program Officer
Angie has been working with the Reaching Home team since November 2020.

Karimah Naguib

Program Lead, Data Analysis + Research
Karimah is Program Lead, Data Analysis + Research with the Reaching Home team.
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Louise Pochailo (she/her)

Finance + Contracts Officer
Louise is the Finance + Contracts Officer with the Reaching Home team.
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Sherilyn Whitebear (she/her)

Community Program Officer
Sherilyn joined Vancity Community Foundation in 2022.

BC Rent Bank

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Melissa Giles (she/her)

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

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

Social + Economic Innovation

Sonam Swarup (she/her)

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

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.