Meet our senior leadership team
Andy Harrington is the executive director of Canadian Foodgrains Bank. He has more than 30 years of leadership experience in the not-for-profit sector. His experience encompasses working with Youth Unlimited in Canada and around the world, including overseeing international relief projects to support families affected by the 2004 tsunami in Sri Lanka and working with refugee communities living through conflict in Bosnia and Croatia. He currently sits on the board of the Humanitarian Coalition.
Prior to joining the Foodgrains Bank, Andy served as CEO of the Wellspring Foundation, an international humanitarian and development organization that works to increase access to education for communities in central and eastern Africa. He holds a bachelor of arts degree in international relations and modern studies from Coventry University in England, and a master’s degree in missiology and culture from Sheffield University-Cliff College. Outside of the Foodgrains Bank, Andy sits on the Council of Reference for Foundation for the Nations—Youth for Christ. Andy attends St. John’s Anglican Church in Sardis, B.C.
Director, Resources & Public Engagement
Christina Philips oversees the communications, public engagement, and supporter relations teams. The department provides Canadians with the opportunity to give, pray, learn and advocate to help end global hunger.
Prior to this position, Christina worked as the communications manager for the organization and previously spent several years working for non-profits focused on people living with poverty either internationally or locally. She currently attends Heart Lake Baptist church in Brampton, Ontario.
Director, International Program
Barbara Macdonald directs international programs, where she oversees programs that deliver emergency food assistance and longer-term food and nutrition security initiatives in over 30 countries. Prior to joining the Foodgrains Bank in 2012, Barbara worked as the Director of Performance Measurement and Research at the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition in Geneva, Switzerland. She was also previously Senior Nutrition Advisor at the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).
Barbara has undergraduate and Master’s degrees in the field of foods and nutrition from the University of Manitoba and a PhD in human nutrition from McGill University.
Barbara is passionate about food system initiatives that will improve nutrition and health outcomes. She has particularly focused on evidence-based approaches to improve program design, effectiveness and impact.
Jeanne Turner is the director of finance at Canadian Foodgrains Bank. She has CPA, CGA designations, a business administration diploma from Red River College in Winnipeg, and a project management certificate from Mount Royal University in Alberta.
She has worked with the Canadian Wheat Board as a financial analyst and with Agricore, formerly Manitoba Pool elevators, as an accounting manager. She also served as the finance manager for two irrigation district member associations in southern Alberta. Most recently, Jeanne worked as the controller for the Winnipeg Housing and Rehabilitation Corporation. Jeanne has strong family connections to the farm sector in Manitoba, and lives in Winnipeg.
Director, Public Policy
Paul Hagerman joined the Canadian Foodgrains Bank in 2007 and now oversees advocacy work on food security issues within the organization. Prior to his work with the Foodgrains Bank, Paul worked in agriculture for over 20 years in Canada, Africa, Asia and the Caribbean. While most of this time was spent in agricultural extension, he has also been involved in agricultural education and research.
Paul has a Masters in Agriculture degree from the University of Guelph in combined agricultural pest management with rural planning and development. Paul is a member and music leader at Knox United Church in Winnipeg.
Director, Human Resources & Administration
Solomon Janzen has worked with the Foodgrains Bank since 2006, directing the administration and human resource programs. Prior to this, Sol worked for seven years with the Mennonite Central Committee Manitoba, leading the local service program and managing human resources. Sol has a background in the employment industry, having worked in vocational evaluation and job creation for people with disabilities and other employment disadvantaged groups.
Originally from a mixed dairy/grain farm in the Saskatchewan Valley just north of Saskatoon, Sol pursued studies in psychology and theology at the University of Saskatchewan. Sol has lived in Winnipeg for over 30 years and is a member of the Aberdeen Mennonite Church.