Meet the Team


Board Members

Directors are elected by the Network from among member organizations.

headshot of team member Ryan Geleynse, EduDeo
Ryan Geleynse,
Greg Young,
Engineering Ministries International
Patty-Leigh Theilmann,
Food for the Hungry Canada

headshot of team member Claudia Berloni, World Vision
Claudia Berloni,
World Vision
Christina Philips,
Canadian Foodgrains Bank

headshot of team member Peter Lublink, BethanyKids
Peter Lublink,
Tanya Nace,
World Hope Canada

Alyssa Esparaz,
Compassion Canada
Akililu Hunqe,
Canadian Lutheran World Relief


A small, but dedicated team, alongside many valued volunteers and collaborators, keeps the whole Network going.

headshot of staff member Joella Reitsma, Director of Operations and Programs
Joella Reitsma,
Director of Operations and Programs
Daria Nardozza,
Domestic Network Lead
headshot of staff member Laura Solberg, Executive Director
Laura Solberg,
Executive Director
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Collaboration is at the center

Organizations can’t fight poverty on their own. Get connected. We are stronger together.