Megan Asselin (Member Support Coordinator), she/her
Megan (she/her) has her roots in Northwestern Ontario and her heart in Moh-kíns-tsis (Calgary). She is a member of Naotkamegwanning First Nation and as a social worker with a focus in community development practice, she has been working and volunteering in the non-profit sector for more than 20 years. Getting her non-profit start in historical interpretation and (failed) service dog training, Megan has since grown into a love of community organizing that focuses on inclusion, equity, and social justice. Megan has been a participant in CommunityWise’s AROC process since 2016, and is thrilled to be joining the CommunityWise staff collective.
Byra Danaa (Finance Administrator), she/her
Byra (she/her) joined CommunityWise in October 2021. Her educational background is in Economics. She has nine years of work experience in different organizations in jobs related to finance and accounting. She has worked for CHF International’s Support to Enterprises and Economic Development project funded by USAID in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia as a loan officer for three years and for the Mongolian Red Cross Society as a finance officer for a year. Currently she also works part time as a Finance Administrator for the Arusha Centre Society. She believes NGO’s play an important role in building and strengthening communities, promoting social justice, supporting to the community development. She’s very proud to be involved in NGO’s work.
Philip McCutcheon (Operations Coordinator), he/him
Philip McCutcheon (he/him) is committed to supporting non-profit and grassroots organizations working towards inclusive and equitable social change. Thrilled be a part of CommunityWise since 2011 in a various roles and capacities, Philip brings a wide range of approaches, acknowledging the diverse needs and experiences of people working in or visiting the centre as well as the accountability that goes along side this. Philip has a background in community development in wide ranges of application.