Board and staff

Our Board is made up of members elected from across our network.

2019-2020 Board

Board Chair

Allan Northcott
President, Max Bell Foundation, Calgary


Patty Faith
Executive Director, Medavie Health Foundation, Dartmouth

Past Chair

Laura J. Manning
Executive Director, Lyle S. Hallman Foundation, Kitchener


Grace Laing Hogg
Secretary, The George Hogg Family Foundation, Montréal


Claude Pinard
Executive Director, Mirella and Lino Saputo Foundation, Montréal


Thomas Chanzy
Head of Communications, Global Corporate Citizenship, TD Bank Group, Toronto


Michelle Gagnon
President and CEO, Palix Foundation, Calgary


Mike Flynn
Past Chair, The Catherine Donnelly Foundation, Toronto


Llewellyn Smith
President, The Helderleigh Foundation, Toronto


Colette Murphy
Executive Director, Atkinson Foundation, Toronto


Simon Mallett
Executive Director, Rozsa Foundation, Calgary


Rachel Renaud
President, Roasters Foundation, Montréal


James Temple
Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer, PwC Canada, Toronto


Jean-Marc Mangin

President & CEO

Jean-Marc Mangin is President of Philanthropic Foundations Canada (PFC), a national network of family, independent and corporate grantmakers in Canada which includes many of the largest private charitable foundations in the country. Prior to PFC, Jean-Marc Mangin led a renewal process of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, the largest national organization of Canadian researchers and scholars as its Executive Director from 2010-2016. For more than 15 years prior to that, Mr. Mangin served with the UN, NGOs and the Canadian Government in responding to humanitarian disasters across the globe. In 2006 Mr. Mangin became the Executive Director of CUSO and led a merger with VSO-Canada. He was the first Executive Director of the Global Call for Climate Action, a cross sector civil society initiative bringing together over 350 international organizations and networks in support of transformational change and rapid action to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Mr. Mangin has lived for nearly 10 years in Asia and Africa. Born in Manitoba, raised in Quebec, educated in BC and Ontario, Jean-Marc Mangin holds a M.A. in Political Sciences and Environmental Studies from the University of Toronto.

Liza Goulet

Liza Goulet

Director Member Services


Inès Chaâlala

Director, Learning and Partnerships


Violeta Lobo

Office Manager