Leadership & Staff

The McConnell Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors comprising family members who set policy and assure the Foundation’s good governance. Their leadership and judgement defines the Foundation’s work in Canada’s philanthropic sector. The Board and Foundation are served by a small staff headquartered in Montreal. If you want to apply for funding, please read the Funding section first. For any other comments or inquiries, please write to us here.

Staff Directory (alphabetical order)

Natasha Alani

Chief Operating Officer
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Lorraine Balleine

Director of Finance
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Wafa Batrah

Accounting and Payroll Specialist
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Sarah Barsalou

Program Officer, Innoweave
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Steve Bernstein

Manager, Information Technology
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Annie Bérubé

Program Director
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Alexia Bhereur-Lagounaris

Program Officer, Innoweave
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Doug Brodhead

Program Manager, Innoweave
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Nicolas Chaigneaud

Interim IT Director
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Natalie Chapdelaine

Program Manager, Innoweave
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Véronique Claude

Program Officer, Innoweave
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Dominique Collin

Indigenous Housing Fellow
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Ryan Conway

Program Director, Innoweave
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Katia El Haddad

Executive Associate
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Nicolina Farella

Program Director
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Sonia Greco

Funding Administrator
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Adrienne Hiles

Communications Manager
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Kelly Hodgins

Program Manager
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Rosemarie Iapalucci

Funding Manager
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Brian Jackson

Program Director, Reconciliation
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Marie-Caroline Juneau

Senior Program Officer
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Jamiey Kelly

People & Culture Manager
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Gilles Hervé Koffi

Investment Analyst
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Emma Kroeker

Program Manager, Reconciliation
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Wren Laing

Investment Director
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Chad Lubelsky

Acting Chief Program Officer
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Maggie MacDonald

Director, Communications and Governmental Relations
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Aviv Milgram

Operations Manager, Special Projects
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Fabrice Noundou

Investment Manager
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Heidy O'Donova

Analyst, Impact Investing
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Lili-Anna Pereša

Chief Executive Officer
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Edmund Piro

Chief Investment Officer
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Jane Rabinowicz

Chief Program Officer
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Marie-Lyne Rizkallah

Operations Associate
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Sabrina Saint-Louis

Executive Secretary, President's Office
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Frances Scott

Program Officer
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Emilie White

Communications Officer, Digital Engagement and Bilingual Content Creation
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