Board and Staff

To contact any staff member by phone, dial 204-943-8765. When prompted, press 1 for a staff at Ellen or 2 for a staff at Isabel, then dial the extension.

**During COVID-19, please see this temporary staff directory

Each staff email is the staff’s full first name and the first initial of their last name @ircom.ca. For example, Jane Smith would be janes@ircom.ca.

Board of Directors

  • Paula Hamilton, President
  • Lawrence Deane, Vice-President
  • Harun Kibirige, Treasurer
  • Shauna Labman, Member at Large
  • Signy Gerrard, Member at Large
  • Ivy Mannil, Member at Large
  • Thomas Miles, Member at Large
  • Beyen Embafrash, Member at Large
  • Kathleen Legris, Member at Large
  • Yalady Linares Vancol, Member at Large
  • Johise Namwira, Member at Large
Name
PositionLocationExtension
Erin Anderson
Interim Executive Director &
Director of Programming
Ellen110
Gloria RengifoDirector of FinanceEllen117
Talatu ShokpekaInterim Director of ProgrammingIsabel207
Tim Froese
Director of Human Resources
Ellen105

Name
PositionLocationExtension
Sarah SchwendemannOperations ManagerIsabel202
Surjani CaraanBookkeeperEllen117
Joanna Schellenberg
Executive Assistant &
Communications & Donor Relations Coordinator
Isabel255
Maligne Esposito
Fund Development Specialist
Ellen110
Immaculate NabisereProgram AssistantEllen101
Zaenab SaeedProgram AssistantIsabel
Rina UrquiolaSocial Media Specialist
Name
PositionLocationExtension
Agnieszka ValenciaHousing Manager
Isabel107
Isaias WoldetnsaeLive-in Building SupervisorIsabel
Abdirahman Ahmed
Housing Assistant
Ellen118
Ligia MarizHousing AssistantIsabel
Amjad AyashBuilding & Grounds Maintenance WorkerEllen
Manny CamaclangBuilding & Grounds Maintenance WorkerIsabel
Diriba DinberBuilding & Grounds Maintenance WorkerIsabel
Mesfin KenoBuilding & Grounds Maintenance WorkerEllen
Name
PositionLocationExtension
Carol ReimerInterim Program Manager
Isabel102
Luladei Abdi Hassen
Social Worker
Isabel210
Carlos BolanosSocial Worker
Ellen103
Zebiba IbrahimFamily Settlement CoordinatorEllen104
Mohamed Mohamed
Family Settlement Coordinator
Isabel203
Fatuma SufiEarly Childhood Development
Hub Coordinator
Isabel
Emmanuel AllieuYouth & Family Support WorkerEllen
Letekidan IzuzLife Skills Support WorkerEllen & Isabel
Rania ShaabanInterim Asset & Capacity Building
Programs Coordinator
Isabel208
Shalini De SilvaAccess to Benefits NavigatorEllen211
Hozan IbrahimAccess to Benefits NavigatorIsabel 108
Emilienne MinaniAsset Building Program AssistantIsabel108
Mbula MakauImmigration Loan Repayment
Program Facilitator
Isabel108

Name
PositionLocationExtension
Mathew JosephProgram Manager
Ellen251
Seeba Wahabi
Homework & Education for Youth Teacher
and School Liaison
Matthew AltieriProgram Support Worker
Ganni HassenProgram Support WorkerIsabel 250
Betty KassaProgram Support Worker
Colin KowalEducational AssistantEllen
Saman MahmoodProgram Support WorkerIsabel
Deryl RaymundoProgram Support Worker
Esperence ShimaProgram Support WorkerIsabel250
Name
PositionLocationExtension
Irene SheldonProgram Manager/ECE II
Ellen120
Gerri Gregory
Child Care Assistant Manager/ECE III
Ellen120
Randall RamoutarEarly Childhood Educator II
Isabel
Kilishar HamdeChild Care Assistant (on leave)All
Lilia LesnicChild Care AssistantAll
Drocella NdashimiyeChild Care AssistantAll
Nouran EldesoukiChild Care AssistantAll
Mona KaurChild Care AssistantAll
Amber EppLead ESL TeacherEllen
Carlos CalistoESL TeacherIsabel
Silky BhandariESL Program Assistant
Reisa MathuraInterim Volunteer & Community Services CoordinatorEllen111
Jackie DolynchukCommon Ground Project AssistantEllen111

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