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

Sector Development Coordinator

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..

Olivia Gordon

Client and Program Delivery Coordinator

Olivia is our Client and Program Delivery Coordinator, who is the first to greet..

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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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Samantha Kannegieter

Education & Projects Coordinator

Samantha (or Sam) works with clients to support registration and delivery..

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Jenessa Ellis

Sector Development Coordinator

Jenessa has a passion for volunteering and continually pushing..

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Cherie Payne

Director of Government Relations and Sector Development

Cherie is born and raised…

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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

Administrative Coordinator

Bethany is likely your first point of contact at Vantage Point! Bethany has a..

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Julija Jeremic

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Curriculum Developer

Julija brings 20+ years of experience..

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Rafik Karwa

Director of Finance

Rafik graduated from Bombay University and then went on..

Our Board of Directors

Pablita Thomas


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

Michael Davis


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

Robbert Visscher


Robbert has a broad and varied international background..

Azim Dahya


Azim is a project manager (BSc, PMP), trainer and a Chartered..

Paromita Naidu, BA, MA, MHA


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

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Jennifer McKinnon


Jennifer is a BCIT graduate in Human Resources and working towards..

Lori Pyne


Lori Pyne has worked as a socially responsible leader, facilitator..

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Morag Carter


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

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Marta Filipski


Marta is excited to put her name for nomination to the board of Vantage Point..

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