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

Mike Jarrell

Chief Operating Officer

Jeff Szeto

Chief Financial Officer

Carolyn Van

@CarolynVan
Director of Youth Programs

Jessica Duarte

@jessicaduarte
Director of Adult Programs

Alicia Joseph

Accounting Assistant

Rixa Joy

Chapter Coordinator

Maggie Garratt

Fundraising Coordinator

Kassandra Lenters

@kasslenters
Youth Program Lead

Krystal Laframboise

Youth Program Coordinator

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
Hamilton Chapter Co-Lead

Alexa Roeper

@AlexaRoeper
KW Chapter Lead

Angel Cheung

@acheung105
Vancouver Operations Lead

Anisa Musmary

Vancouver Operations Lead

Bree Emmerson

Chapter Lead

Christina Sitkowski

Chapter Lead - Saskatoon

Christopher Kolmatycki

@DenoteChris
Halifax Chapter Lead

Courtney Chu

Vancouver Operations Lead

Deborah Leal

Chapter Lead - Peterborough

Denise Pereira

Vancouver Operations Lead

Donna Friesen

Vancouver Operations Lead

Edward McIntyre

@twittem
Chapter Co-Lead

Erika LeBlanc

@erikalleigh
Montreal Chapter Lead

Erin O’Neil

Hamilton Chapter Volunteer

Janette Brual

@jnetbrul
Toronto Operations Lead

Jessica Bredschneider

Kingston Chapter Lead

Jennifer Vlasiu

Ops Lead

Jill Ferron

Ambassadrice - Regina

Jocelyn Phu

@JocelynPhu
Strategic Volunteer

Josie Faccini

Chapter Lead

Juanita Burke

St. John's Chapter Lead

Julie Shum

Markham Chapter Lead

Kathleen Rebic

@KathleenRebic
London Chapter Lead

Kelly Bergeron

@kellybergeronsf
Cornwall Chapter Lead

Kora Lajoie

@koralajoie
London Chapter Lead

Carys Mills

Ottawa Chapter Co-Lead

Caitlin Jermey

@Caitlin_Jermey
GLC Chapter Lead

Emilie Mcintosh

Kingston Chapter Volunteer

Emily Coffin

@emilycoffin
PEI Chapter Lead

Erica Morrill

@EricaAnneM
London Teachers Learning Code Chapter Lead

Joy Liu

Youth Program Operations Lead

Kate Chin Aleong

Victoria Girls Learning Code Chapter Lead

Ksenia Nadkina

@ksenia_nadkina
Calgary Youth Chapter Lead

Lauren Hudson

Victoria Teachers Learning Code

Leah Elzinga

Youth Chapter Lead

Lindsay Bowman

Fredericton Chapter Lead

Lindsay Brin

Ambassadrice - Saint John

Mackenzie Keillor

Halifax Chapter Lead

Mary Medinsky

@mmedinsky
Red Deer Co-Lead

Mathura Karunanithy

@Mathura_K
Toronto Operations Lead

Monpreet (Mon) Gill

Victoria Ops Lead

Susan Almon

@susanalmon
Saint John Chapter Lead

Rose Hoeher

Nelson Chapter Lead

Quyen Amorim

@Qamorim
Ottawa Chapter Co-Lead

Rajarajan (Raja) Thangarasu

North Bay Chapter Lead

Sally Ng

Fredericton Chapter Lead

Sarah Bromely

Nanaimo Chapter Lead

Sinead Errity

Operations Lead

Ardelle Reynolds

Sydney Chapter Co-Lead

Cassie Rhéaume

@cassierheaume
Montreal Chapter Lead

Chrisanne Daniel

@Chrissi_MD
Sudbury Chapter Co-Lead

Christina Jones

@CJloves2learn
Victoria Youth Chapter Lead

Christina Seargeant

@csnaps
Victoria Chapter Co-Lead

Colin Wintle

Kitchener-Waterloo Chapter Lead

Erin Athene

@erinathene
Victoria Chapter Co-Lead

Heather Mallory

St. John's Girls Learning Code Chapter Lead

Ewuraesi Thompson

Vancouver Chapter Lead

Guillaume Bergeron

Organisateur

Jane Maguire

@jane_maguire
Ottawa Chapter Co-Lead

Jennie Hook

London Chapter Lead

Jennifer Crawford

Jennifer Liu

@JN_Liu
Halifax Chapter Lead

Julianne Johnson

@juliannePJ
Community Manager

Karine Boisvert

Organisatrice

Lindsay Uhma

Sydney Chapter Co-Lead

Meg Smith

@megthesmith
Hamilton Chapter Co-Lead

Serena Vandersteen

@RenaVandersteen
Winnipeg Chapter Lead

Steve Blair

@SteveBlair0
Youth Program Lead

Wendy Warren

Ottawa Youth Chapter Lead

Yaa Otchere

@yaatotchere
Toronto 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

Heather Payne

@heatherpayne
Founder + CEO, HackerYou

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

Tobi Lutke