Core Team

Meet the team that's responsible for the day-to-day operations of our organization.

Melissa Sariffodeen

@melsariffodeen
Chief Executive Officer

Laura Plant

@lauralynplant
Chief Growth Officer

Jeff Szeto

Chief Financial Officer

Carolyn Van

@CarolynVan
Director of Program Design

Aniska Ali

@silly_niss
Vice President of Fundraising

Vanessa Doucet-Roche

Code Mobile Delivery Manager

Ewuraesi Thompson

Regional Chapter Delivery Lead, West Coast

Julie Shum

@juliebeyondyyz
Regional Chapter Delivery Lead, East Coast

Alicia Joseph

Accounting Assistant

Rixa Joy

@rixajoy
Operations & Marketing Coordinator

Maggie Garratt

Fundraising Coordinator

Kassandra Lenters

@kasslenters
Content Design Lead

Amber Knabl

@knamber
Youth Program Manager

Jaci Banton

Educator Events Lead

Sharon Brown

@sbrownpeters
Educator Program Manager

Harmeet Kaur

People and Operations Coordinator

Nima Boscarino

@NimaBoscarino

Chapter Leads

Meet the team that represents Canada Learning Code in over 30 chapters across the country, working tirelessly to plan learning experiences for all Canadians.

Abena Asomaning

@wyldbloom
Toronto Strategic Volunteer

AJ Dyrbye

@ajdyrbye
Edmonton Experience Coordinator

Alexa Roeper

@AlexaRoeper
Kitchener-Waterloo Chapter Lead

Amanda Stewart

Belleville Strategic Volunteer

Angel Cheung

@acheung105
Vancouver Operations Lead

Anna Frankfurt

@AnnaLuise96
Charlottetown Chapter Lead

Ardelle Reynolds

@ardellereynolds
Cape Breton Chapter Co-Lead

Ariane Hanlon

@ArianeHanlon
Halifax Teachers Learning Code Chapter Lead

Aurora Walker

@billy_the_punk
Victoria Chapter Lead

Azza Bruce

@azza_bruce
Hamilton Strategic Volunteer

Bree Emmerson

@philosofreaky
Edmonton Chapter Lead

Bilal Qadar

Toronto Camp Content Coordinator and Instructor

Brittany Hemming

@brityhemming
Ottawa Chapter Lead

Bruno Santos

@ebrunosan
Markham Strategic Volunteer

Caitlin Jermey

@Caitlin_Jermey
Barrie Girls Learning Code Chapter Lead

Carys Mills

@CarysMills
Ottawa Chapter Lead

Cassie Rhéaume

@cassierheaume
Montreal Chapter Lead

Christina Sitkowski

@cesitkowski
Saskatoon Chapter Lead

Chrisanne Daniel

@Chrissi_MD
Sudbury Chapter Lead

Christina Jones

@CJloves2learn
Victoria Youth Chapter Lead

Christina Seargeant

@csnaps
Victoria Chapter Lead

Christine Whone

@christinewhone
Barrie Chapter Lead

Christopher Kolmatycki

@DenoteChris
Halifax Chapter Lead

Claire (Jingyi) Hou

Saint John Strategic Volunteer

Colin Wintle

Kitchener-Waterloo Chapter Lead

Courtney Chu

Vancouver Operations Lead

Dana Parsons

@dlpyyt
St. John's Chapter Lead

Danielle Truong

Toronto Strategic Volunteer

David Green

Durham Chapter Lead

David Pellegrini

Chapter Lead

David Wall

@1612204
Winnipeg Chapter Lead

Deborah Leal

@pippidee
Peterborough Chapter Lead

Denise Pereira

@DeniseCP87
Vancouver Operations Lead

Donna Friesen

Vancouver Operations Lead

Edward McIntyre

@twittem
Red Deer Chapter Lead

Ellana Venn

Hamilton Chapter Lead

Ellen Young

Victoria Strategic Volunteer

Emilie Mcintosh

@emilietalk
Kingston Chapter Lead

Emily Coffin

@emilycoffin
PEI Chapter Lead

Erica Morrill

@EricaAnneM
London Teachers Learning Code Chapter Lead

Erika LeBlanc

@erikalleigh
Montreal Chapter Lead

Erin O’Neil

@erinlauraoneil
Hamilton Chapter Lead

Guillaume Bergeron

@guibergeron
Quebec City Organisateur

Heather Maga

@heatherinatizzy
Belleville Chapter Lead

Heather Mallory

St. John's Girls Learning Code Chapter Lead

Isabelle Roy

@isabbbe
Québec City Strategic Volunteer

Janette Brual

@jnetbrul
Mississauga Chapter Lead

Jaymie Curilla

Edmonton Chapter Lead

Jeff Andersen

@jeffandersen
Halifax Strategic Volunteer

Jennie Hook

London Chapter Lead

Jennifer Liu

@JN_Liu
Halifax Chapter Lead

Jennifer Vlasiu

@jennvlasiu
Toronto Operations Lead

Jessica Bredschneider

@bread_schneider
Kingston Chapter Lead

Jessica Watson

Calgary Strategic Volunteer

Jill Ferron

@jillferron
Regina Chapter Lead

Jocelyn Phu

@JocelynPhu
Calgary Strategic Volunteer

Jordan Deutsch

@jrdnndtsch
Toronto Operations Lead

Josie Faccini

@JosieFaccini
Niagara Region Chapter Lead

Joy Liu

@Joykliu
Toronto Operations Lead

Juanita Burke

@juanita_yyt
St. John's Chapter Lead

Julianne Johnson

@juliannePJ
Victoria Chapter Lead

Kara Strickland

@karareid
St John's Strategic Volunteer

Karine Boisvert

@k22b22
Quebec City Organisatrice

Kate Chin Aleong

Victoria Girls Learning Code Chapter Lead

Kathleen Rebic

@KathleenRebic
London Chapter Lead

Kelly Bergeron

@kellybergeronsf
Cornwall Chapter Lead

Katie Milligan

Toronto Camp Program Lead

Kirsten Richard

Summer Camp Learner Experience Coordinator

Kristin Hodge

Edmonton Operations Lead

Ksenia Nadkina

@ksenia_nadkina
Calgary Girls Learning Code Chapter Lead

Lauren Hudson

Victoria Teachers Learning Code

Leah Elzinga

@BazingaElzinga
Edmonton Youth Chapter Lead

Lindsay Bowman

@lindsayabowman
Fredericton Chapter Lead

Lindsay Brin

@premise_context
Saint John Chapter Lead

Lindsay McMullen

@lindsaymcmullen

Lindsay Uhma

@lindsayuhma
Cape Breton Chapter Lead

Lisa Rodgers

@star_gazer72
Barrie Chapter Lead

Lobna Abdelaziz

@LobnaAbdelaziz
Calgary Teachers Learning Code Chapter Lead

Natacha Castonguay

Kingston Co-Chapter Lead

Margaret Kilfoil

@MEAKknits
Saint John Strategic Volunteer

Marian O’connor

Montreal Strategic Volunteer

Mary Medinsky

@mmedinsky
Red Deer Chapter Lead

Maryam Kaka

Ottawa Chapter Co-Lead

Mathura Karunanithy

@Mathura_K
Toronto Operations Lead

Mathurah Ravigulan

@mathurahravi
Experience Coordinator

Meg Anderson Kilfoil

@MEAKknits

Meg Smith

@megthesmith
Hamilton Chapter Lead

Melanie Karlik

Chapter Lead

Melissa Rathgaber

@melissaisstem
Regina Chapter Lead

Melissa Trinh

@hellomtrinh
Youth Programs Facilitator & Experience Coordinator

Mon Gill

@Mon_Gill
Victoria Operations Lead

Nicole Boisvert

Ottawa Chapter Lead

Olga Telecka

Fredericton Strategic Volunteer

Raja Thangarasu

North Bay Chapter Lead

Rose Hoeher

@rosehoeher
Nelson Chapter Lead

Rushnan Anusha

Toronto Camp Volunteer Coordinator

Sally Ng

@SallyCNg
Fredericton Chapter Lead

Sarah Bromely

@thesbrom
Central Vancouver Island Chapter Lead

Sarah-Jeanne Desrochers

@sarahjdes
Montreal Girls Learning Code Chapter Lead

Scott Vinkle

@svinkle
Kingston Chapter Lead

Serena Vandersteen

@RenaVandersteen
Winnipeg Chapter Lead

Sherry Yang

@5hel2l2y
Calgary Chapter Lead

Sinead Errity

Edmonton Operations Lead

Stacey Jovcic

@staceyyjo
Kitchener-Waterloo Chapter Lead

Stacie DaPonte

Toronto Strategic Volunteer

Stella Lee

Montreal Strategic Volunteer

Stephanie Browne

Fredericton Strategic Volunteer

Stephanie Hurtado

Software Engineer

Steve Blair

@SteveBlair0
Toronto Youth Chapter Lead

Susan Almon

@susanalmon
Saint John Chapter Lead

Tracy Rawa

Vancouver Operations Lead

Tutu Joy Ilelaboye

@22inspired
Toronto Chapter Lead

Zulma Martinez

@zulmamartinezr
South Shore Montreal Chapter Lead

Board of Directors

Meet the team that's responsible for advising our executive team on the direction of the organization.

Breanna Hughes

@unbrelievable
Product Manager, Pivotal Labs

Ben Zifkin

@Ben_Zifkin
CEO, Hubba

Justin LaFayette

@GeorgianPrtnrs
Partner, Georgian Partners

Laura Plant

@lauralynplant
Chief Growth Officer

Melissa Sariffodeen

@melsariffodeen
Chief Executive Officer

Julia MacPherson

Senior Manager, KPMG

Boris Wertz

@bwertz
Founder & Managing Partner

Tobi Lutke

@tobi
CEO