OUR TEAM


Lindsay Hunting

FOOD BANK MANAGER
LINDSAY@EDENFFC.ORG

Lindsay has been a member of the Eden Food for Change family since September of 2016. She has been the food bank manager since October of 2017, and was previously a volunteer advocate. Lindsay's background is in social services and organizational management. She is continuously amazed by the strength and resilience of the community members she meets and works to provide an inclusive and dignified experience for everyone who reaches out to Eden Food for Change. When Lindsay is not at work, she enjoys spending time outdoors, particularly at the cottage.

Peter Costello

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS, COMMUNITY LEARNING KITCHEN
PETER@EDENFFC.ORG

Peter became the Director of Operations for the Community Learning Kitchen in 2013. He spent many years in the food service industry having worked at prestigious establishments such as Langdon Hall and Sooke Harbour House. Previously, Peter and his family lived and worked in China, where they spent their weekends volunteering in orphanages. He has a passion to see people living in poverty eating healthy, nutritious meals and enjoys teaching good kitchen and nutrition skills to everyone. Peter, his wife and three children enjoy camping and outdoor sports and he also likes organic gardening and European sports cars.

Janet Watson

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR
JANET@EDENFFC.ORG

Janet started volunteering as a client advocate with Eden Food for Change in the fall of 2006, and became the volunteer coordinator in the spring of 2014. Her background is in social work, and she has worked in Mississauga for over 20 years. Janet loves being a part of the Eden Food for Change family because she works with fantastic volunteers, and knows that they make an important difference in the lives of people in our community. When she is not working, Janet enjoys reading and spending time with her family.

Patric Dugas

DIRECTOR, FUND & PARTNER DEVELOPMENT
PATRIC@EDENFFC.ORG

Patric began at Eden Food for Change as a volunteer in 2016. He is a senior business leader with demonstrated experience in forging strategic alliances, creating unique and compelling brands, and developing solutions that truly help people. He has had an extensive career providing strategic vision and leadership in the private and public sectors. He has also contributed his knowledge and skills as a past Board Member of Ecosource Mississauga and Cow Over Moon Productions, college instructor, business coach, and not-for-profit fundraiser. He brings his depth of experience to nurturing the collaborative partnerships needed to further strengthen Eden Food for Change’s capacity to serve the people it cares for in the community.

Naz Zarifian

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT ADVISOR
NAZ@EDENFFC.ORG

Naz has been with Eden Food for Change since joining the Board of Directors as Secretary in 2013. Previous to joining the board, Naz has worked on various campaigns including the Federal Election Campaign. She travelled abroad to earn her Masters degree at the University of Sydney in International Studies & Human Rights and has experience working for different nonprofits throughout the years. Naz enjoys combining her passion for technology and Eden Food for Change through community engagement and managing our online platforms.

Sharon Austin

OFFICE MANAGER
SHARON@EDENFFC.ORG

Sharon is our new Office Manager she brings a high level of expertise to this position. Sharon has over 30 years of non-profit experience in the areas of housing, social services and literacy programs. Sharon's passion is to help those who are less fortunate in the community. When Sharon is not busy with work she enjoys being with friends and family, Sharon has spent many years volunteering in her community.

Chris Szypulewski

OPERATIONS SUPERVISOR
CHRIS@EDENFFC.ORG

Chris began working as the Operations Supervisor in 2009. He enjoys this position because it keeps him busy while continually providing rewarding challenges. It also allows Chris the reassuring feeling that he is actually accomplishing something for other people. While Chris’ role has him driving around a lot, he enjoys the teamwork atmosphere provided by the close-knit staff. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids and is a WWII history buff.

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