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Volunteer Alberta Staff Team

Our staff are unique and talented individuals with a passion for community and volunteerism. Our desire is to enhance the quality of life in communities throughout Alberta by enabling nonprofit organizations to succeed. We all share Volunteer Alberta’s values of community, volunteerism, excellence, integrity, ingenuity, and stewardship.

Learn about the work we do, how we can help you, and what we bring to the Volunteer Alberta team!

JANN BEESTON

JANN BEESTON

Executive Director

“As the Executive Director of Volunteer Alberta, I am responsible for organization leadership and strategic relationship and business development. I want to contribute to a world where everyone has a sense of belonging and opportunity to engage in their community, enhancing society and quality of life.”

ANNAND OLLIVIERRE

ANNAND OLLIVIERRE

Managing Director

“As Managing Director, I work with partners and collaborators in social innovation to strategically build nonprofit sector capacity in order to address complex challenges in communities. In my perfect world everyone would get along and be free to express who they are.”

Jennifer Esler

Jennifer Esler

Communications Manager

“I am the Communications Manager at Volunteer Alberta. I am the membership guru, I work on communications strategies, and I make all the coffee. I want to live in a world where everyone has the same opportunities, coffee and wine are free, and laundry folds itself!” 

Darcy Ames

Darcy Ames

Membership/Admin Assistant

“I am the Membership Admin Assistant. I answer general inquiries, assist in membership administration, and provide support for our various programs, services, and projects. In my perfect world, every child would have a warm bed and a full belly (and no one would ever leave time on the microwave!).” 

Vada Antonakis

Vada Antonakis

Program Manager

“I started on January 3rd and am excited to be with the Volunteer Alberta team. More details about me coming soon!.”

TIM HENDERSON

TIM HENDERSON

SCIP Coordinator

“I’m the SCiP Coordinator. I run the day to day operations of the Serving Communities Internship Program.”

Sam Kriviak

Sam Kriviak

Communications Coordinator

“I am the Communications Coordinator at Volunteer Alberta. I coordinate our blog, social media, and newsletter (as well as water the plants!). I want to live in a world where inequality is over, summers never end, and 'cat' is an occupation.”

DANIELA SEIFERLING

DANIELA SEIFERLING

Workforce Development Coordinator

“As Workforce Development Coordinator, I coordinate and assist with planning, coordination, and evaluation of our learning events, programs, and projects. In my perfect world I would live a nomadic existence, exploring archaeology and museums around the world (nerdy destinations need only apply)!”

CINDY WALTER

CINDY WALTER

Operations Director

“As Operations Director, I have a diverse portfolio including management and administration for Volunteer Alberta's Board of Directors, Executive Director, operations, IT, facilities, research, strategy, and HR. My perfect world would include well-funded nonprofits, world peace, and no allergies!”

BROOKE MATTER

BROOKE MATTER

Controller

“I am the Controller for Volunteer Alberta. I’m accountable for our accounting operations as well as cash management, risk mitigation, reporting, and compliance functions. In my perfect world commuting from Beaumont to downtown would be a breeze and computers would never freeze!”

KATHERINE TOPOLNISKI

KATHERINE TOPOLNISKI

Creative Director

[Maternity Leave: February 2017-18]

“As Creative Director, I lead our network stewardship work. I’m focused on transforming the sector through innovative communications strategies and relationships, and co-creating collaborative initiatives as part of the VA leadership team. In my ideal world, everyone lives their dreams!”

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