President & CEO
Vanessa Foran provides more than 20 years’ experience as an NGO leader working with patient groups such as the Canadian Diabetes Association Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario and Parkinson Canada. She also led a Canadian health coalition – Neurological Health Charities Canada, participated in numerous advocacy initiatives working with the Canadian Coalition for Genetic Fairness, the Canadian Caregiver Coalition, Best-Medicines Coalition and Chaired the Health Charities Coalition of Canada’s Public Policy and Advocacy Committee. Her eldest daughter has lived with asthma from a very young age, providing Vanessa with direct experience and a passion to improve the lives of Canadians affected by this chronic disease.
Manager, Operations & Administration
Zhen has over 10 years of experience working in the non-profit sector. She has a strong belief in the positive impact that charities make on children, youth, families and community members across Canada. She joined Asthma Canada as she wanted to empower individuals affected by asthma, provide them with the opportunity to engage in meaningful programs and access resources that would improve their overall health and well-being.
Manager, Development & Fundraising Communications
Manager, Communications, Programs and Public Engagement
Kristin is an experienced communcations professional who is driven to develop materials that educate, inform and inspire. After spending over a decade in client services, she understands the importance of connecting with community to truly understand their needs. She’s passionate about empowering the asthma community to live their lives to the fullest.
Director, Programs & Services (currently on maternity leave)
Manager, Communications & Public Affairs (currently on maternity leave)
Mehnaz has a background in non-profit communications, with eclectic experience in arts based organizations as well as social enterprises. As someone who has lived with asthma since she was a child, she brings a passion to help improve the lives of Canadians with asthma and raise awareness about this chronic disease.