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Pamela Delisle BFA, BSW
Founder and Executive Director
Pamela created YCSAB in November 2011 and continues nurturing our daily operations while strategizing and implementing plans to ensure the project can continue to provide a baby gift to every Manitoba family in need who requests one. Pamela’s volunteer roles included managing a team of Directors, communicating with YCSAB’s Advisory Committee, and strategic planning including allocating YCSAB’s fundraised resources to ensure project goals are met. Pamela cares deeply about operating a high-quality organization which helps reduce child poverty, encourages the reuse of gently used baby items in order to reduce our environmental footprint, and to share information with parents about how to nurture strong and lasting connections with their children.
VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT TEAM
Director of Volunteer Management
Jenny started volunteering for YCSAB in July 2014 as one of our first volunteers. No job was too big or small for Jenny, and due to her ambition and skill, she has helped YCSAB thrive. Jenny is responsible for our Volunteer Management team and continues to lead and motivate her fellow volunteers to achieve their best so we can achieve our project goals.
As a Match Coordinator volunteer since 2015, Chandra reviews our gift applications and makes the appropriate considerations to connect families in need to our Gift Coordinators and ‘Make One Gift’ volunteers. If you have already applied for a gift and you have a question about your application please email Chandra.
Diana’s diverse volunteer experience at YCSAB plus her long list of professional achievements has positioned her beautifully to manage all elements of our core volunteer force, including screening, hiring, and placing new volunteers. Diana managing our existing core volunteers so they can easily achieve their potential and have high job satisfaction within their roles.
‘Make One Gift’ Coordinator
Originally a ‘Make One Gift’ volunteer herself, then a powerhouse Gift Coordinator, Jezz has come full circle as our MOG Coordinator. Jezz welcomes and supports ‘Make One Gift’ volunteers from when they apply until when they deliver the custom baby gift they’ve made for a family in need. If you have questions about volunteering to ‘Make One Gift’ please send Jezz an email.
Director of Communications
To say that Carrie is invested in YCSAB’s success is an understatement. Her range of experience within YCSAB, her rock-solid loyalty, and creative communication style makes her the perfect Director of Communications. Contact Carrie if you have a collaboration idea or you want to help promote YCSAB.
Jenine is responsible for networking and communicating with our social media community, recruiting and managing our ‘Share Your Story’ applications, and leading our social media strategy. You’ll get to hear from Jenine when you message us on Facebook and Instagram, or if you apply on our website to ‘Share Your Story’ to inspire and encourage new parents.
Content Manager (filling position asap)
Until this role is filled, Carrie Foden is responsible for writing copy, designing graphics, and managing and publishing all submitted and curated content. Contact Carrie if you’ve volunteered for YCSAB and you have a story to share about your experience.
Director of Donations
Amnesty’s years of hands on experience sorting donations and gift making and then operational experience as a Mini-Blitz Coordinator positions her perfectly to understand and support the needs of our donations team.
Kyra liaises with our Gift Coordinator volunteers, and based on their needs, develops and implements strategies to improve access and acquisition to needed items. Email Kyra if you have a unique or complex donation you’d like to discuss, including hosting your very own donation drive.
Drop Spot Volunteer Coordinator
Jenna assesses what Manitoba communities needs more Business and Community Drop Spots and then recruits, trains and nurtures relationships with these volunteers with the goal of making donation collection easier and more enjoyable and to ensure the supply and demand of donations is balanced.
Tennille promotes Mini-Blitz events within our volunteer network and joyfully supports and mentors our core volunteers who sign up to organize and host them, ensuring that their events are successful and that our baby items remain organized.
Request Pick-Up Coordinator
When our generous donors have baby items to donation but no means to deliver it to one of our donation drop spots, they apply on our website to request a pick-up. Michelle is our trusty volunteer, responsible for assessing and responding to all ‘Request Pick-Up’ applications.