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

Interim Senior Director of Human Resources and Finance
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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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Véronique Claude

Interim Program Officer, Innoweave
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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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Stéphanie Herr

Program Officer, Innoweave
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Lydia Hetenyi

Funding Coordinator
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Ana Sofia Hibon

Program Officer, Innoweave
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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

Interim Funding Manager
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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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Andrea Rodriguez

Program Associate
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Sabrina Saint-Louis

Executive Secretary, President's Office
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Patricia Saxton

Bookkeeper - Financial Performance and Accounting
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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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