Monique Charron

Senior Program Manager
Monique has worked in International Development for more than 14 years, starting at the Canadian Red Cross on the Delegate Program, then working with the Canadian Co-operative Association where she managed co-operative and credit union projects mostly in Africa (Kenya, Rwanda, Ghana, Uganda, Malawi and Sierra Leone) but also in Mongolia. Later she worked with the Canadian Labour Congress overseeing the management of the International Labour Development Program in cooperation with eight affiliate Canadian labour organizations. Monique also has a passion for dogs and has been involved in dog training and behaviour modification in association with a training facility located in Ottawa.

lucie béchamp

Finance Manager
Lucie Béchamp is a graduate of Bishop's University in Business Administration. Lucie started her career in international development with World University Service of Canada (WUSC) and has worked on a variety of development projects in Africa and Asia, where she has gained much experience working with local partners and staff. She enjoys the challenges of international development but enjoys learning about new cultures and tasting new foods. And is truly happy to be part of Veterinarians Without Borders.

Lucie Béchamp is a graduate of Bishop’s University in Business Administration.  Lucie started her career in international development with World University Service of Canada (WUSC) and has worked on a variety of development projects in Africa and Asia, where she has gained much experience working with local partners and staff.  She enjoys the challenges of international development but enjoys learning about new cultures and tasting new foods.  And is truly happy to be part of Veterinarians Without Borders.

kristen rodrigues

Volunteer Cooperation Program Manager
Kristen holds a Masters of Development Practice specializing in sustainable development and has been working in field of international development since 2008. She has a strong commitment to improving livelihoods of the most vulnerable populations through volunteering, having worked as a volunteer for Uniterra, SWB and other local non-profits. In addition, she has worked for the Canadian International Development Agency, the Guyana Red Cross and the World University Service of Canada across Malawi, Ghana, Guyana and Canada. Most recently, Kristen returned from four years in Tanzania where she worked on improving food security of small-scale farmers as well as women’s economic empowerment. Besides her passion for sustainable development, Kristen enjoys travel, the great outdoors and assimilating into new cultures.

Christine began her career as a social worker working in prisons and with youth offenders in the community. She entered the international development field as a volunteer in the late 90s in Nepal and she has spent most of the past 15 years since working within the international volunteer cooperation sector with various Canadian and International NGOs. She has worked with VSO International, Canadian Crossroads International  and Cuso International focused on improving the quality of partnerships and programming in projects in Asia, Africa and the Caribbean. She has a strong commitment to improving global food security and has worked with small-scale farmers and low-income communities around the world, and here at home, having worked with an organic vegetable growers social enterprise in Ottawa, and at The Table Community Food Centre in rural Eastern Ontario. She joined VWB in August 2015 to manage the “Volunteers for Healthy Animals and Healthy Communities” project.

ALLYSON FRADELLA

Junior Program Officer

Allyson holds a Masters of Political Economy specializing in African Studies. She is passionate about gender and economic empowerment, social justice movements, volunteerism, environmentalism, and animals. Allyson enjoys researching, and has had her critical research on economic policy and connections to socioeconomic growth in developing economies presented locally and internationally, including a presentation to the President of Zambia. She has experience working and volunteering for numerous non-profit organizations which focus on sustainable development, female empowerment, and socioeconomic growth. She enjoys travelling, yoga, reading, and wine.

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