Our Board and Staff

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HelpAge Canada is run by a small staff of full-time and part-time employees supported and governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The board and staff bring together a diverse range of experiences from a variety of professional backgrounds and geographical locales in order to improve the lives of seniors.


Staff at Headquarters

Executive Director:  Gregor Sneddon
Director, National Programs:  Nicole Perry
Manager, National Programs:  Beth Symansky
Senior Finance Advisor:  Beth Gordon
Finance Manager:  Cassandra Colombi (currently on leave)
Finance Manager:  Philippe Ramsay
Donor Relations: Eilis Grant
Program Coordinator / Communications Officer:  Wendy Barron

If you have a question regarding one of our programs or would like to make a donation by phone please call 613-232-0727 or 1-800-648-1111.

General Donations  (ext 1)
Sponsor A Grandparent Program (ext 2)
Canadian Programs  (ext 3)
International Programs (ext 4)

Board of Directors, 2020-2021

Chairperson: Amy Westland, Ottawa, ON
Vice-chairperson:  Kahir Lalji, Vancouver, BC
Secretary:  Laura Dempsey, Toronto, ON
Treasurer:  William Morphet, Ottawa, ON 
Director:  Rosalie Gelderman, Edmonton, AB
Director:  Don Hefler, Ottawa, ON
Director:  Kyle Shimon, Ottawa, ON
Director:  Eleanor Thompson, Ottawa, ON
Director:  Andrea Valentini, Toronto, ON
Director:  Christine Vilcocq, Montreal, QC