Meet the Egale Team

Board of Directors
Jacki Lewis, President
Susan Rose, Vice President
Robert Mitchell, Treasurer
Dan Irving, Secretary
Christine Wilson, Director-at-large
Arundel Gibson, Director-at-large

Executive Director

Helen Kennedy

Community Engagement

melissa cook,  Program Manager

Rebecca Benson, Indigenous Projects Coordinator and Facilitator

Paris Honoria, Trans Program Officer

Iradele Plante, Seniors Program Officer

Julia Blakey, MA, Youth Program Officer

Research and Policy

Kathleen Pye, BScKin, MSc, MEd, Director of Research and Policy

Alex Bucik, MA, Research and Policy Analyst

Celeste Ali-Akow, MA, Research Coordinator

Avery Ptolemy, Research Coordinator

Alexandra Simpson, Research Coordinator

Operations and Project Management

Kendall Forde, BSc, Director of Operations

Andrew Brousse, Projects Coordinator

Laura Hui, Operations Coordinator

Michael Smith, Learning and Facilitation Coordinator

Dennis Quesnel, Volunteer Coordinator


Valentyna Kulesh, PCP, Finance Manager

Fund Development

Ryan Lester, CFRE, Director of Development

Mark Fellion, Senior Development Officer

Heather Dougherty, Development Officer

Jennifer Boyce Media and Communications Officer

Noah Davis-Power Government Relations Officer

Learning and Development

Faye Bontje, Training and Curriculum Developer

Jaclyn Isen, HBSc, MA, MA(Ed), Training and Curriculum Developer

Christine Hsu, LGBTQI2S Facilitator

Egale Youth OUTreach

Clare Nobbs, Director of Transitional Housing

Lucy Gallo, Program Manager

Kurtiss Trowbridge, Associate Program Manager

Helen Tweddle, MSW, RSW, Counsellor

Heidi Cho, Counsellor

Martha Segovia, Service Coordinator

Erica Appiah, Support Worker

Aidyn Low, Support Worker

Brittany Summer Alexander, Support Worker