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Vantage Point Staff

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Maria Turnbull

Interim Executive Director

Maria Turnbull brings over 20 years of leadership experience in staff and director roles within the not-for-profit sector..

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Miranda Maslany

Membership & Government Relations Coordinator

Miranda leads Vantage Point’s membership program and coordinates our government relations work. She has always had..

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Rowan King

Interim Communications Manager

Rowan is the Interim Communications Manager for Vantage Point, previously the Marketing & Communications Coordinator. He manages everything..

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Kathleen Lane

Learning & Evaluation Manager

Kathleen Lane was drawn to Vantage Point’s focus on lifting the capacity of not-for-profit organizations. As Learning Manager, she draws from her management..

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Shemin Bhatia

Executive Coordinator

Shemin brings a positive outlook, sense of curiosity, and attention to detail to Vantage Point. As a people person and continuous learner, Shemin is happy..

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Rachelle Smalldon

Operations Manager

Rachelle loves working with not-for-profit organizations to make them more efficient, effective, and impactful. She has over 12 years experience supporting..

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Shagun Bhanot, PhD, CPHR

People Manager

Shagun brings her warm energy, positive spirit, and passion for volunteerism to her role of People Manager at Vantage Point. As a Chartered Professional in..

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Joyce Lin

Sector Development Coordinator

Joyce is the Sector Development Coordinator for Vantage Point – she facilitates the foundational work involved in Vantage Point’s goals to contribute to a..

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Dorla Tune

Organizational Consultant

Dorla Tune is our Organizational Consultant who supports and strengthens our training, planning, and consulting services. Dorla has over 20 years’ experience..

JP Baker

Planning Consultant

JP is our Planning Consultant, ready to support organizations strategize the most effective ways to reach their goals. JP has extensive experience as a facilitator..

Olivia Gordon

Client and Program Delivery Coordinator

Olivia is our Client and Program Delivery Coordinator, who is the first to greet our clients interested in custom and on-site delivery opportunities. She brings..

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Dillon Dhak

Interim Marketing & Communication Coordinator

Dillon Dhak is Interim Marketing & Communications Coordinator. He is responsible for the design and build..

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Samantha Kannegieter

Education & Projects Coordinator

Samantha (or Sam) is our Education and Projects Coordinator where she works with clients to support registration and delivery programs. Sam has spent..

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Biao Zheng

Operations and Fund Development Coordinator

Biao is our Operations and Fund Development Coordinator, who has a passion for continually learning and tackling..

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Jenessa Ellis

Interim Sector Development Coordinator

Jenessa is our Interim Sector Development Coordinator, who has a passion for volunteering and continually pushing the not-for-profit sector forward..

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Cherie Payne

Director of Government Relations and Sector Development

Cherie is our Director of Government Relations and Sector Development. Born and raised in Vancouver, Cherie has lived in seven cities on three continents. She is a..

Board of Directors

Gordon Matchett


Gordon Matchett is a senior leader in with over 25 years’ experience in the not-for profit and corporate sectors, and has earned a Masters of Business Administration..

Bruce Okabe


Bruce has an extensive background in corporate strategy, marketing, and leadership. At TELUS Corporation he held executive positions in marketing..

Cheryle Beaumont

Vice Chair

As the Head of School at Urban Academy, New Westminster’s premier JK-Grade 12 private school, Cheryle Beaumont provides leadership and direction to help..

Azim Dahya


Azim is a project manager (BSc, PMP), trainer and a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CGA) at AAD Consultants Inc. He is a leader, trainer, mentor..

Bob Wang


Bob Wang is currently the VP of Finance at Traction Guest, a fast-growing venture-backed startup. He’s passionate about helping teams succeed and organizations..

Robbert Visscher


Robbert has a broad and varied international background, both in education and work experience as well as board experience. After finishing his Masters..

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