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5025 Orbitor Drive
Building 2, Suite 400
Mississauga, ON L4W 4Y5

Phone: (905) 602-5234
Toll-free: 1-877-535-0958
Fax: (905) 602-5614
[email protected]

Please connect with any of our staff team members!

Food Banks Canada Staff

Administration and Finance

Katharine Schmidt 
Executive Director, x222

Mahen Kandasamy
Senior Manager, Finance and Administration, x224

Susan Swan James 
Executive Assistant, x223

Sonia Naser
Accounting Assistant, x292

Programs and Communications

Marzena Gersho
Director, Communications and National Programs, x228

Kirstin Beardsley
Senior Manager, Network Programs, x244

Erika Komori
Manager, Marketing and Communications, x232

Elena Murray
Coordinator, Network Knowledge and Learning, x291

Thomas Brown
Coordinator, Food Sharing, x225

Joanna Hillier
Coordinator, Retail Food Program, x242

Glenn Court
Program Officer, x234

Research and Government Relations

Shawn Pegg
Director, Policy and Research, x231

Philippe Ozga
Senior Manager, Government Relations (Ottawa), (613) 863-5818

Diana Stapleton
Research Specialist, x238

Fund Development

Tania Little
Director, Development and Partnerships, x250

Erin Filey-Wronecki
Manager, Corporate Partnerships, x229

Graham Hill
Manager, Annual Giving & Strategic Initatives, x233

Sarita Parchani
Manager, Corporate Cause & Marketing, x226

Lauren Rosenfeld 
Development Officer, x239

Jennifer Chang
Development Officer, x227

Nasiha Musarrat
Development Coordinator, x237

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