Rachel is a Manager in the Strategy and Transactions practice at EY Calgary and holds a CPA and CBV designation. She is passionate about solving complex problems for her clients and in her current role provides business valuation services for litigation support, financial reporting, tax planning, and corporate acquisitions. Rachel previously served as the Treasurer for Nordic Combined Ski Canada, which is where her interest in the not for profit world was sparked! Outside of work, Rachel enjoys road cycling, running, skiing, and spending time with her family and new puppy!
Raman is the Founder of Talent Era Inc., a boutique HR and Recruitment firm. Raman brings with her over 15 years of Human Resources experience in leadership roles and has served on a number of non-profit committees over the years. In her free time, Raman enjoys being in the outdoors and spending quality time with her family.
Kate is a PhD student at the University of Calgary with research interests in autism spectrum disorder and mental health. In 2019, she received training in nonprofit governance and leadership after becoming a young director with G(irls)20. Now, she applies those skills with Fresh Routes where she is able to fulfil her ambitions of promoting community mental health by addressing issues of food insecurity
Syma has over a decade of experience in the world of food justice, and probably more if you count all the times during her childhood that she dropped homegrown carrots off with her neighbours. She comes to the work because of her keen interest in the way food captures the complexity of many interconnected systems – from agriculture to health to climate justice to community and so much more. She currently manages a national health promotion program called FoodFit with Community Food Centres Canada and in her spare time is working on a project to engage BIPOC youth in urban agriculture. She is also a yoga teacher, and loves hiking, Ru Paul’s Drag Race and making soup.
Logan is a staff accountant at Buchanan Barry LLP, she is currently enrolled as a CPA student set to write the CFE in 2021. While attending the University of Lethbridge she became involved with Kappa Beta Gamma Sorority and that’s where her passion for community involvement was sparked.
For the last decade Audra has taken ideas and transformed them into solutions that have had a positive impact in the arts, technology, and small business sectors across Alberta. By combining a BFA in technical theatre from the University of Alberta and an MBA from the University of Calgary, Audra has developed the perfect skillset to build creative solutions to large societal problems. Audra has now found her home at Leftovers Foundation, where she has focused on social innovation of our food systems.
Alisha Virk joined the Fresh Routes Board of Directors in 2020. Prior to her position with Fresh Routes, she served as chair of the board for Chic Geek, a Calgary non-profit focused on building a strong community of tech-enabled women. In addition to her non-profit experience, Alisha is legal counsel for SportChek/Mark’s where she focuses on general corporate/commercial, technology and intellectual property matters. In her spare time, Alisha enjoys painting, dancing and playing the Dhol (a Punjabi folk drum).
Donna is an events professional with over 10 years of experience in marketing & communications, strategic planning, and creative collaborations. She is passionate about bringing people together for a purpose, and has served her communities through various capacities. She was on the board of the Leftovers Foundation for 5 years, before joining the Fresh Routes board in May 2021. She is currently an Experiential Project Manager for Shell.