To cultivate leadership through dialogue, engagement, and mentorship.
A generation of inspired and informed leaders.
MEET THE BOARD
Meet the interVivos Team! The board members diligently manage day-to-day operations, ensuring our strategic success.
Supported by our valuable advisors, we are propelled towards new heights with their guidance whenever we seek it.
United as volunteers, we are resolute in making a positive impact on our community.
Jackie Foord (she/her) is the Executive Director of Compassion House Foundation which strives to ease the distress of the cancer journey for women.
Her first experience with interVivos was as a mentor in the Summer 2022 Mentorship Program focused on 2SLGBTQ+ volunteer mentors. interVivos inspires Jackie through its efforts to make a positive change in Edmonton. Every mentorship program and community event influences and impacts the community.
“I love it when I am able to connect people with other people or organizations that can lead to mutually beneficial relationships. Connections build strong communities, better cities and healthy, prosperous citizens and for me those are the goals of community engagement.”
Katherine Swampy (she/her) has been an advisor since early 2022. She is an elected councillor with Samson Cree Nation. She has also run provincially and federally. Being involved with many community issues to create impactful changes gives Katherine a meaningful sense of work.
Katherine’s first experience with interVivos was as a mentor in our Fall 2020 BIPOC mentorship program. She enjoyed the opportunity to share her own experiences with her protégé and grow a relationship with them.
“interVivos has a hands-on approach to encourage and motivate individuals to pursue a career or make necessary changes for improving their jobs. I am inspired by interVivos to want to give back and share.”
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Shani (she/her) is the Founder and Managing Partner at pipikwan pêhtâkwan, an Indigenous-owned, led, and majority staffed public relations agency. She became an advisor in early 2021. Find out more about Shani on our blog.
Her first experience with interVivos was as a mentor in 2019 for the all-women mentorship program. interVivos inspires her because of our efforts to build bridges and reciprocal relationships across various backgrounds.
“The interVivos board is always willing to learn and build out the opportunities to bring in more diverse voices. Actions like this provide opportunities for oppressed communities to have their voices heard and to ensure their perspectives are reflected in decision making at all levels.”
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