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Founder and Executive Director: Pamela Delisle BFA, BSW
Pamela created YCSAB in November 2011 and has continued nurturing our daily operations while strategizing and implementing plans to ensure the project can provide a baby gift to every Manitoba family in need who requests one. Pamela also manages YCSAB’s Advisory Committee and volunteer staff to prioritize a fulfilled and happy volunteer network. Our ED also carefully allocates YCSAB’s fundraised resources to ensure we meet our project goals.
Social Media Administrator: Ellen Lyon
Ellen is responsible for our Facebook and Instagram presence. She cheerfully communicates with our followers, as well as creates posts that further our mission. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram!
Match Coordinator: Chandra Hermanson
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 contact Chandra.
Executive Assistant and ‘Make One Gift’ Coordinator: Carrie Foden
After being a Gift Coordinator for one year, Carrie now provides administrative support to our Founder/ED, monitors the YCSAB info emails, and also welcomes and supports ‘Make One Gift’ volunteers from when they apply all the way until their gift is delivered. If you have questions about volunteering to ‘Make One Gift’, or if you have a general question about YCSAB don’t hesitate to reach out to Carrie.
Volunteer Coordinator: Erica Halmarson
Two years as a YCSAB Gift Coordinator, plus Erica’s 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, as well as managing existing core volunteers. Erica will support our volunteers so they can easily achieve their potential and have high job satisfaction within their roles.
Drop Spot Volunteer Coordinator: Jenna Koens
Jenna assesses what parts of Manitoba we need more Business and Community Drop Spots volunteers and then recruits, trains and nurtures relationships with them to make collecting donations easier and more enjoyable. Jenna will also collaborate with our Gift Coordinators, Volunteer Coordinator team and our Social Media admins to ensure the supply and demand of donations is balanced.