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


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..

Paromita Naidu, BA, MA, MHA


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

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Morag Carter


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

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Amy Saini


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

Lenya Wilks


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

Shelly D’Mello


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

Akshita Rathee


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

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