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Our Board

e4c’s board plays an important role in helping to ensure our organization stays true to our vision of ultimately ending poverty and our mission to change lives and grow communities. They keep us focused on our core values of Courage, Compassion, Connection and Commitment and set the strategic direction and priorities for the organization. Our board plays an essential role in promoting e4c and fostering relationships with partners, supporters, government and stakeholders. Their guidance also ensures we remain accountable to donors, partners and the community.

Board members bring a range of skills and experience to their work and a dedication to helping those living in poverty. All of our board members volunteer their time and have chosen to become involved with e4c because they believe in the work we do, the people we help and the possibility of a future without poverty.

Message from Marian Gayed, Board Chair 

I joined the e4c board 4 years ago, because I want to live in a world that puts an emphasis on tackling crucial issues facing our community: eliminating poverty and hunger; a world promoting dignity, community building, and one that focuses on individuals’ strength and resilience.

Organizationally, we want to eliminate poverty within Edmonton, by changing lives and growing communities. As an Edmontonian, my commitment to improving the communities in which we live drives my passion for e4c.

I am excited to take on the role of Board Chair in 2020; I believe in our board’s abilities and capabilities to advocate and steward on behalf of the organization in the community. Our board is a wonderfully diverse group of individuals with disparate professional and personal backgrounds, all working collaboratively together towards a common goal – eliminating poverty.

Our board is here to serve the community. Service to the community is incredibly important and we must always view everything we do through the lens of e4c’s core values of courage, compassion, connection, and commitment. By keeping these values front of mind, we are well positioned to maximize the impact that e4c has in our community.

On behalf of the e4c board, I would like to thank all members, staff, volunteers, donors and stakeholders for their ongoing leadership in stewarding e4c’s mission, vision, and values within the community. Now is time for us to come together collectively to affect positive change. I cannot wait to see what we can accomplish together!


e4c Board of Directors 2020-2021

Dates of e4c Board of Directors meetings available upon request. To inquire, please call 780-424-7543 ext. 165.

Marian Gayed – Board Chair

May Han – Vice Chair

Gord Johnston – Treasurer

Anna Reyes – Secretary

Pat Bounds – Past President

Anne Jarman

Bob Hiew

Gillian Brown

Wayne McKendrick

Amanda Bueley

Jan Pierzchajlo

Aaron Morgan-Jackson

Diego Flores

Charles Wong

Marilyn Cox