We have ideas, we help others with their ideas, and we launch stuff, real stuff that helps people create, innovate, build and make things better.


Our Staff

 



                 


                           
     

Seth Asimakos


GM and Co-Founder

seth@loanfund.ca


Before the Loan Fund, Seth travelled

and worked in Latin America,

planted trees across Canada,

and arriving in SJ,

 worked in newcomer

settlement. In 1997, he

learned about micro-lending

and pitched the idea to key

stakeholders, and the idea

was launched. His passion

has been creating

opportunity through 'social'

 enterprise,  building a

culture of entrepreneurship,

and generally striving to

create positive change.


Darlene Jones


Money Matter$ Coordinator

darlene@loanfund.ca


Darlene made the move to

Uptown Saint John and enjoys

all the conveniences living

close to work and near the

city center has to offer.

Her background includes

 insurance and financial

planning with Sun Life,

office management, as

well as adult education.

Darlene's approachable

style and love for

budgeting is a great asset

to our team!




 


 


                                                                   

Diane Snelgrove


Enterprise Development Officer

diane@loanfund.ca


Diane lives in Sussex and for the past

 five years managed the Home

Hardware there. Before that she

 worked to launch a new land fill

and its recycling programs, launched

her own business, helped to scale

a fitness and health foods

business, and well, she also tended

sheep. That diverse experience will

be put to good use as she facilitates

 training and coaches  participants

 to launch their very own business.                                           

Guillermo Marroquin

                                             

Financial & Project Analyst 

guillermo@loanfund.ca

 

Before coming to Canada

Guillermo worked for the

local government of

Quito in Ecuador on affordable

housing projects. He moved to the

National Development Bank,

financing housing projects. 

He believes in continuous learning

and is devoted to sustainable

development, energy, and housing.



                                                                 

 

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Ray Hachey

Property Maintenance Manager
ray@loanfund.ca


Born and raised in Saint John Ray
comes with many years of facility
maintenance and property management
.He is the guy who can fix, organize
orbuild anything the Hub needs done,He enjoys a good challenge and helping others.

                                 Abigail Reinhart

                                                          

YES Program Facilitator

& Design

abigail@loanfund.ca


With environmental sustainability and creative
 expression at the heart of her work, Abi is
 passionate about helping youth create positive change.                                   

Justin Sweeney


Manager, Social

Finance and Social

Purpose Real Estate

justin@loanfund.ca


Justin came back from Alberta to

 be with us...well and his family.

He brings experience as an

economic development officer,

working on diverse projects from

small retail start ups and social

enterprises, to larger multi million dollar

projects. Closer to home he

 worked with his wife managing a

soap and bath bombs store.

 

                                                    
          
 


                                                                                                                                       





  
  



 


 John Kennedy

Social Finance Officer
john@loanfund.ca

John brings the Loan Fund
banking experience
from Vancity Credit Union,
and policy experience from two
years with Vancity Community
Foundation—where, among other
projects, he worked on theFostering
Change campaign to add success
to youth aging out of government
care.     
 

 



 BOARD



 

Terry Conrod, Chair

Lecturer, UNBSJ

Owner and Consultant, Conrod Strategic Business Consulting




 

,treasurer




 

Tim McLaughlin, Secretary

Lawyer, McInnis Cooper



 

Joanna Killen

CEO, Momentum





 

Steve Daley

Retired Product Development and Sales, Innovatia



 

Tanya Chapman

Principal, The Chapman Group



 

Stacy Darku

Case Manager, Teen Resource Centre



 

Shannon Penny

Events & Marketing, Civilized

 


OTHER VOLUNTEERS






 

Robert Boyce

Robert Boyce Architect