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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!

ANGELIKA MATSON

ANGELIKA MATSON

Administrative Coordinator

“I am the Administrative Coordinator for Volunteer Alberta. I’m the friendly face at reception, I support and help coordinate our programs and services, and I make sure our office never runs out of coffee! In my perfect world, mental health stigma wouldn’t exist and everyone would have access to affordable, timely, and appropriate mental health care.” 

Darcy Ames

Darcy Ames

Membership & Communications Assistant

“I am the Membership and Communications Assistant. I assist in membership administration and provide support for our communications team. 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!).” 

DANIELA SEIFERLING

DANIELA SEIFERLING

Program Officer (Learning)

“As Program Officer (Learning), I plan, coordinate, and evaluate 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)!”

Sam Kriviak

Sam Kriviak

Programs Coordinator

“I am the Programs Coordinator at Volunteer Alberta. I support our programs & communications teams (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.”

STEPHANIE O'NEILL

STEPHANIE O'NEILL

Communications Assistant

“As the Communications Assistant, I assist with our blogs, social media, and newsletters. I also write and curate content for our learning projects. I want to live in a world where hikes are easily accessible at all times and everyone lives a happy life (these two things might be connected!).”

Jessie Stones

Jessie Stones

Communications Manager

“As Communications Manager, I work on communications strategies, support our membership, and attempt to feng shui the Volunteer Alberta office. In my perfect world slugs wouldn’t eat my cabbage and international borders would only be spatial suggestions.”

BARB HUDKINS

BARB HUDKINS

Program Manager

“I am the Program Manager at Volunteer Alberta. I oversee the management and delivery of programs and services that support the nonprofit sector. In my perfect world, everyone has time after each day to reflect, then dream of the future and set goals to guide their journey.”

KATHERINE TOPOLNISKI

KATHERINE TOPOLNISKI

Creative Director

“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!”

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 Edmonton would be a breeze and computers would never freeze!”

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.”

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.”

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