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Joel Porter

Executive Director

Joel has been working for charities and not-for-profits since 1990, including senior organizational experience with Farm & Food Care Ontario and Food Banks Canada.  Additionally, Joel has 21 years of volunteer board director experience, including the Optimist Club of Puslinch (President), and as a Director for the Guelph Community Foundation.  Joel founded the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada Foundation in 2012, and the Food Support Foundation Canada in 2022.  Currently, Joel is work at Headwaters Health Care Foundation serving Dufferin and Caledon in their quest to secure their first MRI unit at their regional hospital.  When not working, Joel enjoys time with his wife and three kids, and especially time up north at their off-grid “yurt” on a no-motor lake near Parry Sound.
Joel assumed the position of Executive Director on January 23, 2024.

Casey Willemse

Project manager

I want to see S.H.A.R.E. grow and continue to do great work.


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John Moore

John Moore

Project manager

I have been involved since 2019 and accompanied a monitoring trip to Guatemala in 2020.


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Carl Fletcher

Project manager

As a 40+ year donor I’ve supported S.H.A.R.E.'s practical and effective projects that help people help themselves.


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Jean Howden

Secretary

I have spent my career working in agriculture organizations in Ontario.


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Gord Armstrong

Treasurer

During a monitoring trip to Brazil, I saw first-hand a project which had been funded 13 years earlier that was still benefitting from the pass-on-principle.


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Joe Gray

Joe Gray

Donor Relations Officer

I was involved in the very first project that sent 38 Holstein purebred heifers and 3 bulls to Mossoro, Brazil.


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Ben Tasson

Ben Tasson

CFO

My experience includes the audit of various large non-profit organizations.


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Mark Cullen (Honorary Patron)

Honarary Patron

Mark has been Honorary Patron with S.H.A.R.E. for over 30 years.


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Judy Dunstan

Project Database Manager

I have been involved with S.H.A.R.E. for many years.


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Samantha Fancher

Communications Officer and Blog Writer

I have a diverse background in Animal Science


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Trudy Blackburn

Donor Relations Team Member

Trudy provides administrative assistance to donor relations team.


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Peter Armstrong

Donor and Sponsorship Relations

Peter Armstrong Donor Relations and Sponsorship Committee


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Amina Asfour

Grants Officer

Amina joins the team as a grants Officer, responsible for finding funding to support the work S.H.A.R.E. does.


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Ada Semenova

Communications Assistant

Ada is joining S.H.A.R.E. as a member of the communications team


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Stephen Okulaja

Media Specialist

Stephen is a Media Specialist


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Asmita Chattopadhyay

Communications Social Media Specialist

Asmita joins S.H.A.R.E. as a social media specialist.


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Annabelle Wenjia Xu

Communications Assistant

Annabelle re-joins the S.H.A.R.E. Communications Team


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John Webster

Finance Committee Member

John is a former President of S.H.A.R.E.


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