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About Us, ADRA Canada
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ADRA

Adventist Development and Relief Agency

ADRA has been the official humanitarian agency of the Seventh-day Adventist Church since 1985. We work with communities in Canada and around the world to end extreme poverty and deliver emergency relief. In more than 100 countries we provide water, sanitation, health, food, education, and income opportunities so that all may live as God intended.

Our Purpose

To serve humanity so all may live as God intended.

Our Motto

Justice. Compassion. Love.

Our Worldwide Network

ADRA Canada is part of the global ADRA network that has developed relationships with governments and communities worldwide. With the strength that comes from these connections, funds and supplies can be quickly mobilized in response to emergencies.

Each year, ADRA implements thousands of projects that benefit millions of people.

About Us, ADRA Canada
1956

Seventh-day Adventist Welfare Service (SAWS) was incorporated and created to aid those affected by serious disasters.

1983

Name changed to Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) to reflect the broadening scope of impact.

2016

Partnership with the Canadian Government to improve and save lives of women and children in remote regions.

Our Leadership Team
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Steve Matthews

Chief Executive Officer

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Nola Pal

Chief Financial Officer

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Analynn Bruce

Development Program Director

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Anita Odondi

Emergency Program Director

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David Schwinghammer

Philanthropy & Marketing Director

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Teresa Ferreira

Philanthropy & Marketing Associate Director

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Marlon Hylton

Finance Associate Director

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David Kozarichuk

Development Program Associate Director

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Grant Hillier

Emergency Program Associate Director

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Avish Raj

Development Program Associate Director

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Ray Fankhauser

National Program
Senior Manager

Our Leadership Team
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Stephen Matthews

Chief Executive Officer

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Analynn Bruce

Development Program Director

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Anita Odondi

Emergency Program Director

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Nola Pal

CFO

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Ray Fankhauser

Senior National Program Manager

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Avish Raj

Associate Director, Development Program

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David Kozarichuk

Associate Development Program Director

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Grant Hillier

Associate Director, Emergency Programs

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Marlon Hylton

Associate Finance Director

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Teresa Ferreira

Associate Philanthropy and Marketing Director

Our Board

Board Chair: Paul Llewellyn

Adam Kis

Dave Miller

Donna Lee Lehmann

Dr. Valerie Krym

Evaldo Vicente

Jean Levy

Lucille Galdamez

Cyril Millett

Meredith Palafox Cudanin

Paul Musafili

Walt Kalkan

ADRA Canada invites one individual from every Seventh-day Adventist church or school across Canada to volunteer as an ADRA Ambassador, representing ADRA Canada to their communities.