Our People

Gord Androsoff

Executive Director

Bio

In my role as the Executive Director, I endeavour to support the staff in delivering our programs and services and ensure we work on behalf of and are guided by the community. No two days are the same but at the end of each day I leave the organization knowing we did some good work for the community.

Favourite fruit/vegetable: Parsnip

It is a relatively unknown root vegetable that is very resilient, tasting even better after a light frost.

(He/Him)

Janet Phillips

Collective Kitchen Coordinator

Nutrition Package for Seniors Coordinator

Food Access Team

Bio

I have been with CHEP since 1997. I am currently the program coordinator for Collective Kitchens, Chefs in Training, Nutritional Package for Seniors, and the Emergency Food Hampers.  Since I have been with CHEP so long, I am lucky enough to see the long-term changes that we have made in the community and in individuals.  Seeing these results has really made me realize how a small organization can do so much good.

Favourite fruit/vegetable: 
Strawberries

I can eat about 2 cups of strawberries (compared to around 8 grapes) before it effects my blood sugar levels.

(She/Her)

Cory Lang

Food Access Coordinator

Bio

In my role as the Good Food Box Coordinator, I receive and fulfill Good Food Box orders. Every two weeks, a group of volunteers and I work together to pack hundreds of boxes of affordable and fresh produce for distribution all over Saskatoon. I enjoy providing people an alternative way to access healthy and fresh food at a reasonable price. I also love meeting and working with generous volunteers who make this program possible.

Favourite fruit/vegetable: Strawberries

They are as sweet as candy and each one is a beautiful work of art.

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Shelby Anderson

Food Access Assistant

Bio

As a Food Access Assistant, I facilitate the Community Market and its volunteers. I also work with the Chef’s in Training and Collective Kitchen Programs to create cooking videos. I benefited from many of CHEPs programs and services in my childhood so working for this organization today is a full circle moment for me and I am passionate about its mission to provide affordable and nutritious food for everyone.

Favourite fruit/vegetable: Cucumber

Cool, refreshing and great with a dip or hummus.

(She/Her)

Rita Stalker

Centralized Kitchen

Bio

In my role with the Centralized Kitchen, I provide bagged lunches to school students throughout the city. I love being part of this organization, helping to make healthy food accessible to everyone.

Favourite fruit/vegetable: Sweet Potatoes

They are so versatile in both sweet and savoury dishes.

Sandra Schweder

Community Gardens Coordinator

Seasonal Position
(April 1 – September 30)

Bio

My role with CHEP involves providing gardening support and resources to community gardens and presentations for community organizations whose clients are interested in urban agriculture. I love talking about gardening and inspiring others to garden, so I really enjoy this role!

Favourite fruit/vegetable: 
Plantains

Ripe, green, fried, roasted or boiled these veggies are delicious and remind me of my homeland Jamaica.

Jordan Morton

Indigenous Food Sovereignty Facilitator

Bio

My role as Indigenous Food Sovereignty Facilitator is new and I am excited to develop this new initiative. I am a member of White Bear First Nations and grew up in the Regina area. I moved to Saskatoon two years ago and got married during the pandemic. I love being outside, music, and having interesting, imaginative, and philosophical conversations around removing taboos surrounding discussions on decolonization.

Favourite fruit/vegetable: 

Katie Crawford

Centralized Purchaser

Bio

 In my role as Centralized Purchaser, I order all of the necessary produce that allows for our food procurement programs to run smoothly. These programs include the Good Food Box, Bulk Buying for Schools, Fresh Food Community Markets, Nutritional Packages for Seniors, and our Centralized Kitchen.

 There are so many different things that I love about working with CHEP! I particularly enjoy working with a variety of local growers. It’s fun to check in with them to see what they have available and distribute their produce through CHEP programs such as the Good Food Box and Fresh Food Community Markets.

Favourite fruit/vegetable: Broccoli

 I could eat it every day and never get tired of it!

(She/Her)

(Position Vacant)

Urban Agriculture Coordinator

Barb Zintel

Accounting

Bio

I have been the Accounting Coordinator for CHEP since 2012. I love working with CHEP because it is an opportunity to truly make a difference in someone’s day or life. I have been lucky enough to see how our programs have truly made an impact on people’s lives whether just in that moment or on an ongoing basis.

Favourite fruit/vegetable:
Mushrooms

They can be used in so many ways and are delicious.

(She/Her)

Eduardo Nunez

Driver/Community Markets and Seniors Nutrtition

Ali Lewis

Community Nutritionist

Bio

In my role as the I resident dietitian with CHEP, I give nutrition presentations to various groups throughout Saskatoon. I also provide nutrition support to CHEP programming as needed. I really enjoy getting to know the program participants and helping to answer their nutrition questions.

Favourite fruit/vegetable: Garden Carrots

I grew up with a huge garden and going down to the garden to pick the fresh produce has always been a special part of my life.

Dale Jack

Driver

Bio

In my role as Driver, I distribute food for our many programs and services and work at the fresh food and mobile markets. Getting good food to people is important and enjoyable work.

 Favourite fruit/vegetable: Kohlrabi

It has a nice texture and taste and is very good for you.

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Kevin Crickett

Driver’s Assistant

Bio

In my role as Driver’s Assistant, I support the bulk buying program for schools and the Good Food Box. I have been a grounds keeper at Station 20 West for several seasons.

Favourite fruit/vegetable: Pineapple

Wonderful taste and lots of juice.

 

Racheal Sapp

Food Support

Bio

I am a proud Plains Cree woman from Little Pine First Nation in Treaty 6 Territory. I started with CHEP as an intern for the Askiy Project. Working in the garden and growing food turned into a passion of mine and has become a big part of my life. In my new role as a Food Support Assistant, I am a driver and I help deliver produce for all our amazing programs. I support the markets and food security in our community!

Favourite fruit/vegetable:
Coconuts and Lemons

They tie for my #1 spot. Both fruits are so refreshing!

She/her

 

Heather Jackle

Community Relations 

Bio

In my role as Community Relations Facilitator, I support CHEP Good Food programs, educational initiatives, and community services by helping CHEP tell “our story” to the community.  As well, I take the lead role on fundraising events, and donor and media strategy. 

I am passionate about building capacity in our community, and I thoroughly enjoy being a part of a team that strives for a food secure community.

Favourite fruit/vegetable:
Bananas

I love the taste and texture of bananas, as well as all the delicious recipes you can make with them!

She/Her

 

Sadie Childs

Research Support Assisstant

Bio

In my role as Research Support Assistant, I conduct and contribute to research initiatives that assist in meeting CHEP’s goals as an organization. The research ranges from funding partners to educational programs to community initiatives. I also provide support to the community markets and askiy garden project when needed. I grew up in an area referred to as “Ontario’s Garden” and have always had an interest in local food systems. My educational background is in environmental health and sustainability, which sparked my passion in food security.

Favourite fruit/vegetable: Potato

The potato is so versatile and it taste amazing in every form!

Larissa Crookedneck

Centralized Kitchen Coordinator 

Bio

My role with CHEP involves providing bagged lunches for elementary schools across the city. I really enjoy the role of the centralized kitchen because it suits me as I have a passion for cooking, and eating healthy. I like that I’m able to make a difference within the community.

Favourite fruit/vegetable: 
Avocado

Because of its creamy texture. I love guacamole and also use it as a spread. I like to add it to Salads and smoothies.