Staff

Bill Crawford
Bill Crawford
Executive Director
bill@edenffc.org
Bill joined EFFC in 2009 as the Funding & Development Manager and was hired as Eden’s first Executive Director in 2010. He has over 25 years of experience working with the poor and marginalized in a variety of settings including Christian ministries, non-profits and charities in Toronto and Mississauga. In 1994, Bill founded The DAM, an outreach ministry to youth at-risk in Mississauga. When he is not working, he loves to play strategy games with family and friends and ride his motorcycle. Bill lives in Meadowvale with his wife Natalie, who volunteers at the food bank, and his two grown daughters.

Donna Behmer
Donna Behmer
Food Bank Manager
donna@edenffc.org
Donna serves EFFC as Operations Manager and has been working at the organization since 2005. She can often be found interacting with food bank clients, ensuring they have access to good food because she likes knowing she can make a little difference in someone else’s life. Donna finds her job to be rewarding because it allows her to surround herself with volunteers who care about their community and who care about helping people in need.
Peter Costello
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.
Chris Szypulweski
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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Maureen Sawicki
Office Manager
maureen@edenffc.org

Maureen joined EFFC in 2011 as office administrator/donor relations (she really prefers her title to be “Doer of all things”). Maureen has worked in the non-profit sector in Western Mississauga since 1998, following a career in the hospitality industry. EFFC offers Maureen a great staff team to work with and the chance to use her skills supporting excellent community work. After work, Maureen can be found doing any outdoor activity she can think of, especially cycling, skiing and stand up paddleboarding.

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Christina Philips
Community Engagement Coordinator
Christina@edenffc.org
Christina began working at Eden Food for Change in the spring of 2014 as the Community Engagement Coordinator. She has spent more than 10 years working in marketing and communications within the not-for-profit sector as she decided she wants to spend her time helping people. Christina works at Eden Community because she sees hunger growing in this area and wants to help make a difference in her local community. When not at work, Christina loves reading, trying new things and hopes to one day wander the earth aimlessly.

 

Janet

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.