Our Leadership Team

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Dan Kershaw, Executive Director

When I started at Furniture Bank, I had no idea what I was getting myself into.

Though I’ve always loved building businesses from scratch, I had never imagined how fulfilling building a charity with its own business could be.

Heading into year two I find myself balancing work across development, partnerships, client services, furniture donors, warehouse, trucking logistics, a big healthy range of technologies, hiring to grow our awesome team, and helping to solve challenges like ‘how do we take the Furniture Bank model across Canada?’. I’ve loved every minute working at Furniture Bank.

When I’m not working, I’m spending time with Tamara (my wife) and kids, teaching statistics at our local college, and/or having a nice strong coffee.

Furniture Bank Nevine Sedki

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Nevine Sedki, Director of Development

My passion to fundraise at Furniture Bank is attributed to the stability, dignity and security (financial and social) it provides to our clients new lives.

I am inspired by the generosity of our furniture and financial donors and volunteers, and dedicated to combining the best of the philanthropic and business approaches to revenue development, to increase the impact of that generosity.

I am inspired by our collective ambition to drive deep impact in every step of our organization from our employment program to our furniture repair workshop, using the framework of a triple bottom line of social, environmental and financial return.

Furniture Bank Tammy Peddle

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Tammy Peddle, Director of Social Enterprise

Changing lives since 2008! Every day is a great life changing adventure at Furniture Bank.

From collaborating with partners to grow our Social Enterprise, new marketing strategies, new charitable development for Chair Affair – every moment is focused on building the charity to help every Canadian who needs our support to get up off the floor.

Beyond the mission, we’ll enjoy a pint together, maybe catch a Jays game or just enjoy one another’s company. We are not just co-workers; we are a family that is connected by our cause and we know that 4 walls don’t make a home!

PS. We love a big family so if this sounds like your kinda mission – go check out the careers page!

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Sean Peddle, Director of Operations & Programs

I’m having a fantastic time managing Furniture Bank’s warehouse operations.

Furniture Bank has been a part of my life for quite a while. I officially joined the team in late 2014 and am enjoying a massive game of ‘Furniture Tetris’ daily. It’s been a unique and satisfying challenge keeping up with the flow. I’m proud to be part of a team motivated by making our community and charity a little better with each day that passes.

When I’m not on the bullhorn from our treehouse I can usually be found duffing my way around the golf course, barbecuing for my family or (when I’m on vacation) sipping on Cerveza Cristal steps away from the Caribbean Sea.

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Natasha Hynes, Client Services Manager

Furniture Bank is where I found a real sense of community and a unique cause to believe in.

My journey with Furniture Bank began in the summer of 2008, a decade after moving to Toronto from the East Coast.  Working at a social charity and possessing the reward of helping those in need is what I am most proud of.  The creativity, dedication, and humor we share among our team of staff and volunteers is contagious!

Our charity and social enterprise bond together to impact our clients lives for the greater good to provide household furnishings to make a house a home. We make memories every day and build lasting supportive relationships along the way.

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Noah Kravitz, Community Engagement Manager

I first learned about Furniture Bank over Twitter, and now I’m the man behind Furniture Bank’s Tweet desk.

After reading an Enterprising Non-profits blog post about how Furniture Bank provides jobs and skills training to people with barriers to employment on top of redistributing furniture, I was fascinated by the organization. Soon there after I came in for a tour and was hooked!

Nowadays I get my kicks at work from introducing new volunteers and supporters to Furniture Bank’s mission, growing awareness of our charity and social enterprise online and in the community, and working with media and our clients to tell impact stories of how Furniture Bank changes lives.

When I’m not working I like enjoying a pint or two, watching documentary films, playing basketball and going on canoe and camping trips with friends in the summer.