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Our Team

Get to know the amazing people behind the work that we do!

  • Cathie Bennett

    Program Administrator - Communications

    Cathie Bennett

    Program Administrator - Communications

    Cathie has worked with CBFY since 2014, first as an Afterschool Program Tutor and progressing through roles such as Youth Worker in the Mentorship Program and Settlement Worker with Bridge Link. Currently, she is the Program Administrator in Communications. Outside of work, she loves creative pursuits like crocheting and DIY projects, and spending time with her husband and two children.

  • Gladys Marimira

    Program Administrator

    Gladys Marimira

    Program Administrator

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  • Lena Sakhatsky

    Financial Administrator

    Lena Sakhatsky

    Financial Administrator

    Lena Sakhatsky, born in Ukraine and lived in Israel before moving to Calgary, Canada. All her career life she has been an accountant or finance sector. Being employed by different sectors in different countries. She was inspired to work here as our work is near to her heart.

  • Eamon Saldana

    Administrative Assistant

    Eamon Saldana

    Administrative Assistant

    Proven advocate with 4 years at Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth, leading Youth Advisory Council and launching leadership program. Passionate about community, active in anti-racism, mental health, and youth advocacy. Contributed to Transit Ambassadors Program and Youth Central. Collaborates with ActionDignity to bridge immigrant and Indigenous teachings. Experienced in government administration, excelling in English, administrative assistance, customer service, communication, and leadership. Committed to inclusivity and collaboration for a vibrant community.

  • Neha Jamwal

    People and Culture Coordinator

    Neha Jamwal

    People and Culture Coordinator

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  • Palmira Leon Tellez

    Senior Accountant

    Palmira Leon Tellez

    Senior Accountant

    I am part of the Canadian community now, I came to Canada in 2013. I am a Mexican lady who has an Accounting degree in Mexico. Being an immigrant is not that easy and making adjustments is part of our responsibility to survive in a different environment. I can share my knowledge, professional experience, and all possible help with people who wants to be here. At CBFY I have the opportunity to learn from colleagues with a lot of experience to guide the youth community. I have learned and am still learning about Accounting/Finance, so I look forward to being at CBFY and growing up together. My passion is my Family, so let's keep happy families in this Organization.

  • Catherine Clark

    Program Team Lead, Communities

    Catherine Clark

    Program Team Lead, Communities

    My name is Catherine Clark or Mama C to the hundreds of youths that I have worked with over the past 9 years in the Afterschool Program. My passion is helping youth navigate through high school, providing them with homework support, opportunities to gain knowledge, and have new experiences that will help them grow in confidence for their future school and work. I have the privilege of walking alongside these youths in the NxtGen Program as they find friendships and build connections in their school community.

  • Hazel Bauzon

    Program Administrator

    Hazel Bauzon

    Program Administrator

    I help with CBFY's technology distribution, coordination, and management. I'm responsible for tech inventory and disposal. I am the main point of contact for CBFY's IT Tech support help, Tech 2 U.

  • Beant Kaur

    Program Administrator

    Beant Kaur

    Program Administrator

    Hello, I'm Beant Kaur, and I relocated from India to Canada in 2021 with a degree in Information Technology and 7 years of work experience. Surprisingly, my job search didn't yield any interview calls. Following my husband's suggestion, I decided to further my studies, focusing on Database Administration, a field related to my expertise.

    The journey wasn't easy, demanding significant effort, but my perseverance led to an internship opportunity at CBFY, an organization aiding immigrants like myself. This internship evolved into a full-time position, validating the challenges I faced.

    Today, I take pride in working at CBFY, not just for personal fulfillment but also to facilitate the journey for fellow immigrants. I've realized that even in adversity, persistence can yield positive outcomes. Being part of a community that understands and supports newcomers is an amazing experience, and I'm grateful to contribute to such a supportive environment.

  • Cristina Balamban

    Director of People & Culture

    Cristina Balamban

    Director of People & Culture

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