Our Staff

Executive Team

Allison

Allison Felker

Interim Executive Director
Allison develops and implements strategies that deepen relationships with donors to expand the resources & support available to organizations in our community.

Nancy Melo

Manager, Administration
Nancy been with Vancity for 26 years, prior to joining the Foundation in 2012 Nancy worked with the venture capital division of Vancity.

Michelle Eggli

Communication & Engagement Manager
Michelle graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Communications Degree from the Faculty of Applied Science.
Irene

Irene Gannitsos

Manager, Strategic Programs
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.

Vera LeFranc

Manager, Community Projects
Vera holds a B.A. in Liberal and Business Studies and has been working with community organizations for over 25 years.

Donor Services

Terran Bell

Donor Services Advisor
Terran joined our team as Donor Services Advisor in June 2017.

Strategic Programs

Bryn

Bryn Sadownik

Program Manager, Evaluation & Community Impact
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.
Sean

Sean Condon

Development Advisor - Social Enterprise
Sean is our social enterprise development advisor, helping organizations to plan, launch, and grow their social venture while strengthening our programs and community impact.
Omar Dominguez

Omar Dominguez

Strategic Advisor, Impact Real Estate
Omar leads our social purpose real estate programs, working closely with Vancity's Impact Real Estate team and colleagues, our community partners and member organizations.

Projects & Partnerships

Arminda

Arminda Alexander

Project Officer, Homelessness Partnering Strategy
Arminda joined VCF in November, 2016, as a Project Officer with the Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS).
Julie Cheng

Julie Cheng

Project Officer, Homelessness Partnering Strategy
Julie joined the Homelessness Partnering Strategy team at Vancity Community Foundation in 2017.
Lisa

Lisa Nissanov

Team Manager, Homelessness Partnering Strategy
Lisa is the Team Manager for the Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS).
Letizia

Letizia Romei

Team Manager, Surrey Homelessness and Housing Society
Letizia is the Team Manager for the Surrey Homelessness and Housing Society (SHHS).
Stephanie Shardlow

Stephanie Shardlow

Fund Development Coordinator, Surrey Homelessness and Housing Society (On Maternity Leave)
Stephanie joined the Surrey Homelessness and Housing Society in January 2016 as the Fund Development Coordinator.

Administration

Pearl Wu

Office Coordinator
Pearl joined Vancity in 1986 and was employed in various branches and departments until she became the Office Coordinator at Vancity Community Foundation in 2005.

Hosted Organizations

First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition

First Call is a non-partisan coalition of over 100 provincial and regional organizations who have united their voices to put children and youth first in BC.
BCPRC

BC Poverty Reduction Coalition

The BC Poverty Reduction Coalition actively campaigns for the introduction of a bold and comprehensive poverty reduction plan from the government of British Columbia.
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Generation Squeeze

Gen Squeeze is a voice for young Canadians — in politics, in the market, backed by cutting edge research.
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Living Wage for Families Campaign

The Living Wage for Families Campaign encourages employers to pay a living wage as well as advocates for government policies that would help families make ends meet.