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AFB Staff

Lori McRitchie

Lori McRitchie has been a part of the Airdrie Community since 1981. Lori worked for Rockyview School Division in Airdrie schools for many years and has been the Director of the R.J. Hawkey Breakfast Program since 1998. In 2006 Lori became the Executive Director of the Airdrie Food Bank. At that time, the Breakfast Program and the Food Bank merged under the Food Bank's Board of Directors. Lori leads all operations of the Airdrie Food Bank. She has overseen its growth from a grassroots organization to a respected mid-sized agency that continues to meet the growing needs of her community. 

In 2012, Lori received the Amazing Airdrie Women Leadership Award and Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee medal. In 2014 she was chosen as Airdrie's "Best Citizen" for her work in bringing the community together and advocating for those in need of food support. She is passionate about her work and supports other food banks through her role as Vice Chair of the provincial association “Alberta Food Banks."

Lori has been married to Greg, has three grown children and is a proud Grandma to 7 grandchildren. 

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Executive Director

Meghan West

Meghan joined our team in the fall of 2016 as Community Kitchen Coordinator and loved developing, launching and growing our kitchen programs. As of 2019, Meghan's role within the organization expanded, and she now manages the community kitchen, volunteer program and school nutrition programs.

After graduating from the University of Guelph with a B.A., and Sc in Nutrition and a few years working in the non-profit sector, Meghan attended the University of Victoria to complete her Masters of Education. She values collaboration and creativity to create opportunities for all to find joy and comfort in the community through sharing food and skills.  

Growing up in northern Ontario fostered Meghan's love of the outdoors and inspired her to lead canoe trips for many summers. Since becoming an Albertan, she has learned to backcountry ski and loves exploring new routes and trails! Although she loves a good dose of fresh air, she is also a fan of curling up with a bowl of kettle chips to watch a BBC mystery. 

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Programs Manager

CHristine Taylor 

Marketing + Communications
Manager

Christine has over 20 years of experience in IT and Communications, having worked for a large Oil and Gas company as the IT Communications Advisor and 15 years of experience in Marketing, specializing in Social Media by growing her own business successfully in the Airdrie Community.

Engaging with the public and helping others is a passion for Christine. Working at the Airdrie Food is an honour for her, and she enjoys engaging with the community to support those we serve.

Christine spends her free time with her two children and their puppies, Lucy and Dexter. She enjoys painting, reading, and listening to podcasts and British TV. 

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Abigail Bergin

After moving to Canada from the United Kingdom, Abigail volunteered at the food bank before becoming a permanent staff member. She felt passionate about their work to support the community and families they serve. Abigail joined the Food Bank Team in the Summer of 2022, initially in the role of Pantry Coordinator and then took on the role of Volunteer Manager. 

In the United Kingdom, Abigail has been working in the Education sector for over eight years; her last role was as a Deputy Principal of a Primary School in London. 

Abigail has a degree in Sociology and a Master's in Teaching/Education and taught pupils from 2-11. She enjoyed getting to explore a new place. 

 

She enjoys taking time with her husband and two Labradors in her spare time to explore the outdoors. 

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Volunteer Manager

Jenna Kosior

Jenna previously lived and worked in Airdrie. After some time in Saskatchewan with her family, she moved back to Airdrie and joined the Food Bank team. Jenna has worked for a number of years in the Social Work field and specialized as a Domestic Violence Counsellor.

 

She has a passion for cooking and creating kid friendly meals for her family. She is a mom to two young boys who keep her busy on her off time. Jenna loves spending time outdoors with her husband and kids.

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Intake Manager

Caren Musevenzi

Caren was born and raised in Zimbabwe and migrated to Canada as a student. She has lived in Airdrie for the past five years, counting many more ahead. Caren has experience working in senior homes as a front desk admin, where she enjoyed being there for our senior citizens. 

Caren is passionate about serving her community, especially those in need, and looks forward to making a positive impact at the Food Bank. 

Caren is a twin mom, and they keep her busy all time. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and reading. 

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Programs Assistant

Barbara Thomsen

Barbara has a long career in bookkeeping, financial & statistical reporting & payroll administration. She currently applies her breadth of expertise to her role as Executive Assistant.


The personal touches and mindful attention of the Food Bank Team bring Barbara particular joy. One of her favourite tasks is sending thank-you letters to the generous community of “Neighbours helping Neighbours".

Barbara raised a family in Airdrie before moving to BC in the 80s and is excited to be reunited with the Airdrie community as an ambassador for the Airdrie Food Bank.

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Executive Assistant

Tamara Jansen

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Program Assistant: Food Pantry & Events

Lynne Blackburn

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Client Care Admin

Robert Hughes

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Warehouse Manager

Terry NOrman

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Warehouse Assistant

Paige Sudlow

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Warehouse Assistant

Kristina Hulyanych

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Client and Warehouse Assistant

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