Board of Directors

 

VMG has an administrative governing board. The VMG is a legal entity governed by a Board of Directors who are responsible for all the decisions they make on behalf of the membership.


The membership of the VMG elects the Board of Directors according to the bylaws for the purpose of establishing and implementing the policies which determine the framework, governance and operation of the group.

 


President - Jeffory Magson

Jeffory has been the Volunteer Coordinator at the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and Francis Winspear Centre for Music for 5 years. Originally from Lethbridge, he studied Drama at Keyano College in Fort McMurray, then went on to study Cultural Management at the University of Waterloo. He has spent his time at the ESO building up the Volunteer program from about a dozen volunteers doing one or 2 specific duties to over 100 in four different programs, including starting a volunteer program from scratch for the YONA Sistema program, which creates social change through music education in Edmonton’s Inner City.


President-Elect

Vacant


Past President and Treasurer - Donna Woodford 

Donna Woodford has over twenty years’ experience as both an employee and a volunteer in the non-profit sector within the communities of Edmonton and Sturgeon County.
For the past five years she has been the Community Development Coordinator at the Military Family Resource Centre. Prior to this, she has worked as the Coordinator of Volunteers for the Canadian Mental Health Association, the Alberta Diabetes Foundation, Partners for Youth, the Good Samaritan Society, the Minerva Senior Studies and Operation Friendship.
Donna holds a Bachelor of Applied Human Service Administration, and she has completed the Voluntary Sector Management Program (Majors: Non-Profit, Fundraising and Volunteer Management); both from Grant MacEwan University.
She has sat on a number of boards including Volunteer Management Group (VMG), Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations, Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues, and Lauderdale Community League.
Her main passion is strengthening the volunteer sector for volunteer managers and volunteers, building capacity in the non-profit sector and making it a better place to serve communities.


Secretary

Vacant 



Communications Director - Amanda Sokol

Amanda enjoyed a successful career in design and owned her own business for many years, but as a life-long volunteer,  always felt she could be doing more for the community.  This lead her to pursue her current career in promoting volunteerism in the non-profit sector.  After graduating from the Voluntary Sector Management program, her first job was a one-year research project for MacEwan University examining youth volunteers and service learning. A contract looking at volunteer recognition with EFCL was next, followed by 8 years as a Coordinator of Volunteers, Marketing and Communications, and Special Events at a Parent Link Centre.  Amanda  spent 2 years as the Program Coordinator for Volunteer Edmonton and is now the Manager of Volunteer and Community Involvement for Autism Edmonton.  Amanda and her family love spending time playing badminton, volleyball, running, cycling or hiking.  She lives in Mill Woods with her husband, daughter, son and 2 rotten cats.


Membership Director

Barb has been with Sage Seniors Association for over five years. She initially began her career at Sage as the Home Services Coordinator before transitioning to her current position as Volunteer and Human Resources Coordinator. Barb works with over 200 volunteers who provide support to the various programs at Sage. Barb moved with her two daughters to Edmonton from Slave Lake in 2005 and worked in the health care sector for over six years. Barb lives in southwest Edmonton and enjoys reading, gardening, brisk walks and has a passion for scrapbooking.


Programs

Will Kunyk