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Chief Executive Officer
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Executive Assistant
Patrick Odnokon
Patrick Odnokon
Interim CEO

Patrick Odnokon

Interim CEO

Patrick joined SHRF in October 2007 and is responsible for monitoring, evaluating and reporting on the progress and impact of funded research.

Karen Glazebrook
Karen Glazebrook
Director of Funding Programs

Karen Glazebrook

Director of Funding Programs

Karen began her role as with SHRF in November 2010 and is responsible for managing funding competitions, developing and implementing funding programs and policies, and contributing to strategic planning.

Danielle Robertson-Boersma
Danielle Robertson Boersma
Funding Programs Officer

Danielle Robertson-Boersma

Funding Programs Officer

Danielle joined SHRF in October 2015 and works with all aspects of the organization’s funding programs, including follow-up reporting, managing funding competitions as assigned, and contributing to program and policy development and evaluation.

Tanya Skorobohach
Tanya Skorobohach
Programs Coordinator

Tanya Skorobohach

Programs Coordinator

Tanya joined SHRF in 2011 and provides assistance and support to all aspects of the SHRF funding process for annual grants and major initiatives.

Richard Kies
Richard Kies
Director of Communications and Outreach

Richard Kies

Director of COmmunications and Outreach

Richard joined SHRF in September 2016 and is responsible for leading all communications activities for the organization, including government relations, branding, media relations, sponsorships, and internal communication.

Nikki Desjardins
Nikki Desjardins
Communications and Outreach Officer

Nikki Desjardins

Communications and Outreach Officer

Nikki joined SHRF in October 2015 and is responsible for working with all aspects of the organization’s communications and outreach efforts, including overseeing aspects of publications, website, special events, and e-communications.

Pamela Riffel
Pamela Riffel
Communications Coordinator

Pamela Riffel

Communications Coordinator

Pamela joined SHRF in November 2008 and provides assistance and support to all aspects of SHRF's communications and outreach efforts, as well as general administrative support.

Lina Kazan
Lina Kazan
Director of Finance

Lina Kazan

Director of Finance

Lina joined SHRF in January 2016 and is responsible for enhancing financial management, reporting and accountability of the organization, developing and managing contracts with partners and service providers, ensuring good human resource management practices, overseeing a secure and effective IT system that includes a grants-management system, and contributing to strategic planning.

Irene Blum
Irene Blum
Senior Accountant

Irene Blum

Senior Accountant

Irene joined SHRF in July of 2009 and is responsible for carrying out general and grants accounting, as well as payroll and benefits administration, and all related reporting requirements.

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