Meet the team


 

This is Our Team

Meet the People Behind the Passion


Wayne Johnson
President & CEO


Wayne brings 30 years of sales, marketing, fundraising and international development leadership experience to his role as he passionately about creatively engages Canadians in World Relief’s transformational programming.

Email Wayne
416-707-9066
Michelle Dupuis
Program and Contracts Officer


With World Relief since 2013, Michelle manages our West African agriculture, livelihood and food security portfolio with a focus on building local capacity through partnerships. Michelle also manages the humanitarian response portfolio for ongoing and sudden onset crises in the world.

Email Michelle
905.415.8181 ext. 214
800.567.8190 ext. 214 (T.F)
Don Miller
Church Engagement


Don, a Pastor, joined the World Relief team in the fall of 2016. Don’s passion is to help pastors, churches and leaders partner with God to build l transforming relationships with people and communities living in poverty around the world.

Email Don
613-371-6246 (Ottawa)
Norman Holbrook
East Africa Program Manager


Norman spent 15 years working in development in Nepal, and has been with World Relief for the last 11 years specializing in tropical and temperate agriculture, including conservation agriculture, agro-forestry and livestock management.

Email Norman
905.415.8181 ext. 208
800.567.8190 ext. 208 (T.F)
Bruce Syvret
International Program Director


Bruce has worked 22 of his 30 years in international development at World Relief. He leads the International Programs team with rich experience in microfinance and financial management.

Email Bruce
905.415.8181 ext. 204
800.567.8190 ext. 204 (T.F)
Janet Karagaard
Senior Project Manager


Janet has spent over 20 years at World Relief and 25 years in the development sector, and specializes in project management, partner capacity building, MIS and savings group technical assistance.

Email Janet
905.415.8181 ext. 202
800.567.8190 ext. 202 (T.F)
 
 
 

More Key Players

Nelson Oh
Financial & Donor Services Director


Email Nelson
905.415.8181 ext. 213
800.567.8190 ext. 213 (T.F)
Jessilyn Clifford
Donor Services Coordinator


Email Jessi

905.415.8181 ext. 209
800.567.8190 ext. 209(T.F)

Desiree Frost
Executive Assistant / Office Manager


Email Desiree
905.415.8181 ext. 216
800.567.8190 ext. 216 (T.F)
 
 
 

This is Our Team

Board of Directors


Heather Card | Chair
Doctoral Student in Practical Theology
Former COO, Canadian Council of Christian Charities
Elmira, ON

Joanne Bell | Vice-Chair
Vice President, Kepler Bell Contracting
Elginburg, ON

Dale Barkman | Treasurer
Partner, Barkman & Tanaka
Coquitlam, BC

Carla Wood | Secretary
Founder, Speaker & Strategist, ALL Strategy
Vancouver, BC

Joanne Beach | Director
Director, Alliance Justice and
Compassion
Ancaster, On

Joel Emery | Director
Medical Doctor
Burlington, On

Bill Winger | Director
Executive Vice President, Evangelical
Fellowship of Canada
Mississauga, ON