All members of the Good Neighbors Canada team, including our esteemed board of directors, dedicated staff, and passionate volunteers, drive our mission forward through their unwavering commitment to change. Their invaluable contributions and selfless dedication shape our organization's impact, empowering communities and transforming lives.
Together, we embody the spirit of compassion, fostering a brighter future for all.
The Board of Good Neighbors Canada is the governing body that makes decisions about the way our charity operates. The role of the Board of Directors of Good Neighbors Canada is to develop policies, make decisions on strategic planning and direction of the organization, to manage and mitigate organizational risks, and to hold the management of the charity to account, so as to enable sustainable long-term growth and development of the charity.
(Chair) Beth Zener
Beth Zener is a business development and social impact professional supporting FoodReach in Toronto. With expertise in digital platforms, logistics, partnerships, and social procurement, she has worked across non-profit, private, and community sectors. Beth holds a BA in Media & the Public Interest from Western University and a Pg-Cert in Sustainable Business Management from Seneca. Alongside her career, she is a tea sommelier and enjoys camping, spending time with her cat, and biking in the city.
Justin Hu is an Assurance Manager specializing in venture capitals and crypto hedge funds at a top US accounting firm. With extensive experience serving large private companies in Canada across various industries, he is a trusted business advisor offering expertise in complex accounting, tax advice, and process improvement. Justin also possesses in-depth knowledge of highly acquisitive private-equity-owned businesses with North American operations.
Chiran has 18+ years of experience in human rights, focusing on poverty alleviation, gender-based violence, and education access. Engaging with a wide range of stakeholders, including civil society organizations, technology companies, researchers, policy makers, security organizations, and international governments, Chiran offers trusted guidance. Chiran advises decision makers and addresses public inquiries regarding radicalization, extremism, and hate on behalf of Public Safety Canada.
Guenwoo Ji has been a committed member of the Good Neighbors Canada Board since the charity was launched in 2017. He serves as the Senior Pastor of the Antioch Korean Church in London, ON, and has worked with the Ontario Korean Pastors Association since 2000, of which he is now the President. His passion for international development extends beyond GNCA; he is also a dedicated representative of the Korean Association for Haiti Mission in Canada. Pastor Ji presently stands as the Secretary of our Board.
The Good Neighbors Canada staff work every day to implement the projects we are presently supporting, to put plans into action, and to develop connections with our wonderful community of donors and organizational partners to support the growth of the charity.
Hyang Cho has 14+ years of experience in the humanitarian-development sector, leading successful community-oriented projects in education and social economy. As the Executive Director of Good Neighbors Canada, she empowers individuals and facilitates community transformation. Outside of work, she enjoys camping adventures with her family, sharing her passion for supporting vulnerable populations.
Prior to joining GNCA, Rachel's development experience included empowering communities in sub-Saharan Africa through education, health, agriculture and sustainability programs. She also worked in the UK as an Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) for survivors of gender-based abuse, and delivered community mental health support. Rachel holds a Master’s degree in Human Rights and stands on the board of a gender equality organization.
Community Development Officer
Jenny joined Good Neighbors Canada as a Community Development Officer in October 2022. With a background in social services and a unique perspective from her studies in Computer Science and Psychology, she is passionate about community support. Jenny is excited to leverage her skills to contribute to the growth of Good Neighbors Canada and work collaboratively with community members to create positive change.
Finance & Administrative Assistant
Rachel van Horik
Rachel joined the GNCA team in the spring of 2019 as Finance and Administrative Assistant. She has an Advanced Diploma in Accounting and is working towards her Honours Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Accounting at Fanshawe College. In her free time, Rachel enjoys spending time with her daughter and fur babies, playing soccer, reading, and spending time outdoors.
Social Enterprise Officer
Angela Itchon is a development worker and a former legislator in the northern Philippines. She has passed local initiatives that focused on Gender and Development, Livelihood and Financial Inclusion, and Education programs. With both degrees in Communication and International Development, she currently manages the Goods4Causes program as a Social Enterprise Officer.
Online Marketing Coordinator
Bingo joined Good Neighbors Canada in July 2023, aiming to foster empathy and awareness for Good Neighbors. Her background in marketing, coupled with insights from Electrical Engineering and UX design studies, drives her desire to help those in need. Eager to collaborate with the community, Bingo is thrilled to leverage her skills for positive change and contribute to the growth of Good Neighbors Canada.
While we have a number of one-time volunteering opportunities which become available throughout the year, we also have a team of dedicated volunteers working on various initiatives to support our Canadian and international projects.
Youth Advisory Committee
We also have a team of face-to-face fundraisers speaking with individuals across the GTA, who are trusted partners of Good Neighbors Canada from the organization Up Fundraising. These fundraisers are authorized representatives of our charity who we are working with to promote our monthly giving child sponsorship program.
All canvassers representing Good Neighbors Canada have received full and comprehensive training from the GNCA management team, such that they have a strong awareness of the Good Neighbors child sponsorship program and are authorized to share information about this program with the public.
To ask us any questions about our relationship with Up Fundraising canvassers, feel free to send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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