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 Program Design

Aniska Ali

@silly_niss
Vice President of Fundraising

Vanessa Doucet-Roche

Code Mobile Delivery Manager

Yaa Otchere

@yaatotchere
Chapter Program Delivery Manager

Ewuraesi Thompson

Regional Chapter Delivery Lead, West Coast

Julie Shum

@juliebeyondyyz
Regional Chapter Delivery Lead, East Coast

Jessica Duarte

@jessicaduarte
Instructor Training Manager

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

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

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

Bree Emmerson

@philosofreaky
Edmonton Chapter Lead

Bilal Qadar

Toronto Camp Content Coordinator and Instructor

Brittany Hemming

@brityhemming
Ottawa Chapter Lead

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

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

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 Athene

@erinathene
Victoria 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

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 Brisson

@brissonjess
Edmonton Strategic Volunteer

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

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

@ Tutu Joy Ilelaboye
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