Our Team

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
Lorraine Balleine - Interim Senior Director of Human Resources and Finance
Steve Bernstein - Manager, Information Technology
Annie Bérubé - Program director
Alexia Bhereur-Lagounaris - Program Officer, Innoweave (Quebec and francophone communities)
Doug Brodhead - Program Manager, Innoweave
Nicolas Chaigneaud - Interim IT Director
Natalie Chapdelaine - Program Manager, Innoweave (Quebec and francophone communities)
Véronique Claude - Program Officer, Innoweave (leave replacement)
Ryan Conway - Program Director, Innoweave
Jayne Engle - Program Director
Maha Fakih - Investment Analyst
Nicolina Farella - Program Director
Sonia Greco - Funding Administrator
Stéphanie Herr - Program Officer, Innoweave
Lydia Hetenyi - Funding Coordinator
Ana Sofia Hibon - Program Officer, Innoweave
Adrienne Hiles - Communications Manager
Kelly Hodgins - Program Officer
Elizabeth (Beth) Hunter - Program Director
Rosemarie Iapalucci - Funding Manager
Brian Jackson - Program Director, Reconciliation
Marie-Caroline Juneau - Senior Program Officer
Hayley Lapalme - Associate Director, Nourish
Chad Lubelsky - Program Director
Maggie MacDonald - Director, Communications and Governmental Relations
Aviv Milgram - Interim Funding Manager
Heidy O'Donova - Analyst, Impact Investing
Lili-Anna Pereša - Chief Executive Officer
Edmund Piro - Director, Investments
Jane Rabinowicz - Chief Program Officer
Jennifer Reynolds - Associate Director, Nourish
Marie-Lyne Rizkallah - Operations Associate
Andrea Rodriguez - Social Innovation Fellow
Sabrina Saint-Louis - Executive Secretary, President's Office
Patricia Saxton - Bookkeeper - Financial Performance and Accounting
Julie Segal - Senior Analyst, Impact Investing
Josh Snider - Program Manager, Innoweave (interim)
Adam Sommerfeld - Senior Designer
Emilie White - Digital Communications Officer