SUMAIR MIRZA - Chief Operating Officer
Sumair oversees operations and execution at World Vision Canada and has more than a decade of leadership experience in marketing, consulting and product development. Previously, Sumair worked with GE Capital and Element Fleet Management and possesses a unique blend of creative, technological, and analytical skills. He has also acquired a deep knowledge of commercial, sourcing and IT. Sumair honed his business acumen by attending executive courses at acclaimed institutions such as GE Crotonville Management Institute and Harvard Business School. He is actively involved in his community through local volunteer work and through the Toronto Swatow Baptist Church, where he has been a Sunday School teacher, chair of the church board, and chair of the Christian education committee.
DAWN DEVOE - General Counsel and Privacy Officer
Since joining WVC in 2010, Dawn has served as the organization’s key legal advisor for its domestic and international operations. Dawn has a BA (Hons.) from York University, and a LL.B from Osgoode Hall Law School. She is also a graduate of the Rotman School of Management Executive Leadership Program and the Institute of Corporate Directors Not-for-Profit Program. Dawn is an active volunteer in the local community through food and nutrition programs.
CHARLIE FLUIT -
Chief Financial Officer
Charlie provides oversight and leadership to key financial and operational functions. He joined World Vision Canada in 1990 and was appointed Vice President in 1994. Charlie has a B. Comm. from McMaster University and is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Professional Accountant. He has more than 35 years of experience in non-profit, manufacturing and public accounting. Charlie is an active volunteer, currently serving as an elder in a local Reformed church and recently as Past Chair of the Board of Governors of Redeemer University College.
KATHRYN GODDARD - Vice President of Products and Channels
Kathryn provides leadership over product and channels, which allows World Vision to build meaningful relationships between Canadians and children around the world. She joined World Vision in 1989 and since then, has held several senior-level marketing roles at WVC. During this time, she has been instrumental in advancing key partnership initiatives including revitalizing child sponsorship. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from York University and more than 25 years of experience in profit and non-profit sectors. Kathryn is an exercise enthusiast and leverages her love for ‘spinning ‘ to raise money to help underprivileged children across Canada.
CHERYL HOTCHKISS - Vice President of Public Engagement
Cheryl helps support Canadians be active participants in shaping a fair and just society. She joined World Vision Canada in 2008 but has worked in the social justice advocacy field for more than 25 years. During her time at World Vision Canada, she has held several positions working in public engagement, public relations, communications, brand and creative solutions. Cheryl has BA, Political Science and History (Carleton), an MA, Human Systems Intervention (Concordia), courses in Brand Strategy, Marketing and HR.
SHELLEY PACHECO - Chief People Officer
Shelley provides leadership to the People & Culture Division that supports World Vision Canada’s 600 staff across the country. She has more than 30 years of experience in human resources and leadership development and has provided executive leadership to a variety of for-profit organizations in the engineering, construction and technology industries. Shelley has broad experience in talent acquisition, organizational effectiveness, compensation management, coaching and workplace culture. Shelley is a Certified Human Resources Leader and a Certified Professional Coach. Shelley is active in her community, serving most recently as a member of the Board of the Halton Poverty Round Table.
- Vice-President of Programs and Policy
James oversees a global portfolio of program commitments and advocacy initiatives. He has more than 30 years of experience in international development with a focus on child rights and justice issues. He has worked for World Vision Canada since 2005 in various management and field facing roles. Previously, he worked in India with faith-based organizations, para-government agencies and organizations that promote people’s collectives and movements. James has a Master’s Degree in International Development from University of Pune, India. James also serves on the Board of St. Bede’s Anglican Church in Toronto