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Our People

Our team is here to support you to acheive your full potential.

Our Staff Team

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Zahra Esmail

Chief Executive Officer

Zahra has worked in the non-profit sector for over 15 years with experience..

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Maria Turnbull

Associate Executive Director

Maria Turnbull brings 20+ years of leadership experience in staff..

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Rachelle Smalldon

Operations Manager

Rachelle loves working with non-profit organizations to make them..

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Joyce Lin

Research & Policy Specialist

Joyce facilitates the foundational work involved in Vantage Point’s goals..

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Dorla Tune

Organizational Consultant

Dorla supports and strengthens our training, planning, and consulting..

JP Baker

Planning Consultant

JP is our Planning Consultant, ready to support organizations strategize..

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Dillon Dhak

Marketing & Communication Coordinator

Dillon is responsible for the design and build of the new Vantage Point…

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Jenessa Ellis

Engagement and Advocacy Coordinator

Jenessa has a passion for volunteering and continually pushing..

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Tamana Aurom

Education Program Lead

Tamana brings a curious, playful, and intuitive lens to life and to her work..

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Alina Emery

Volunteer Engagement Coordinator

Alina is our Volunteer Engagement Coordinator leading our team..

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Bethany Josh

Education Programs Coordinator

Bethany has a passion for helping people live their best lives and be exposed to..

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Rafik Karwa

Director of Finance

Rafik graduated from Bombay University and then went on..

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Leyla Cherif

Education Programs Coordinator

Leyla is deeply committed to the non-profit sector and the ways..

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Prairie Chiu

Director of Engagement and Advocacy

Prairie Chiu received her Master of Social Work degree from Smith College..

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Yen Vo

Administrative Coordinator

Yen has more than 12 years of experience in the for-profit and non-profit..

Our Board of Directors

Pablita Thomas

Chair

Pablita Thomas was a part of Vantage Point’s BOSS Conference and served as..

Michael Davis

Vice-Chair

Michael offers a broad range of experience and skills as a director on multiple..

Robbert Visscher

Treasurer

Robbert has a broad and varied international background..

Paromita Naidu, BA, MA, MHA

Director

After an early career in academic and nonprofit leadership, Mita has..

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Morag Carter

Director

Morag has been the Executive Director of the Skills Centre and its sister..

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Amy Saini

Director

Amy is a multifaceted and energetic HR Consultant who has 18 years of experience..

Lenya Wilks

Director

Lenya Wilks is an accomplished leader who is celebrated for her significant..

Shelly D’Mello

Director

Shelly D’Mello is a skilled relationship builder, a collaborative coach who..

Akshita Rathee

Director

With over two decades of experience across high-tech unicorn companies, Fortune..

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