We believe that International Teams Canada is a part of God’s Kingdom and that God is in control. Therefore, as leaders we submit to the Lordship of Jesus Christ and seek His will in all we do.
Neil Ostrander, CEO
Neil focuses his 25+ years of non-profit management experience on building sustainable, transformational development projects in the developing world. His passion to ‘bring good news to the poor’ is matched by his team-building approach and desire to inspire others to join the cause.
After owning, operating and selling three small businesses, Neil turned his energies to an associate pastor role and then to international mission and development work, joining International Teams Canada in 1990 to lead our first short-term team to Hungary and Romania. He became Vice-President of iTeams Canada in 1993 and CEO in 1997. Under Neil’s leadership, we have developed 20 dynamic partnerships and transformational development programs that serve the poor in the Americas, Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia.
Neil resides in Elmira, Ontario and is married to Yvonne. Together they have raised two wonderful boys, Michael (1985), and Brett (1988) who lived and worked in the Philippines for eight years along with his wife Grace and daughter Isabella (2011).
Kim Loney, Chief Program Officer
Kim has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Masters of Art from Regent College. She has lived in North & South America and Europe throughout her lifetime, and began working with International Teams in 1985, initially as part of a team delivering Bibles to Eastern Europe. Kim grew into various leadership roles in Romania, Europe, and most recently Canada, where she is currently the Chief Program Officer for 18 programs around the world.
Board of Directors
Barry is a lawyer with a great deal of experience with policy development for non-profits, churches, and Bible colleges.
Founding Partner of Strathcona Law Group * Serving since March 26, 2003
Gerry has International business experience and expertise in International contract and/or agreements as well as, serving long-term on Board of Elders of a local church. He has consulted on International Agricultural projects for the Canadian Government.
CEO of Manna International * Serving since June 1, 1996
Stuart has served on several teams with International Teams in the past. He brings financial knowledge, experience and a strong business focus to the board. In his business he works with missionaries and mission organizations on their financial planning and investments.
Independent Financial Planner * Serving since May 18, 2007
Asa was born in rural Uganda and distinguished himself as a bright and tenacious student. With the little financial support his family could provide and an unstoppable drive to earn funds for medical school, Asa multiplied these resources, putting himself through school, residency and specialization as an ObGyn.
Medical Resident with London Health Science Centre (LHSC) * Serving since March 31, 2015
REBECCA FORTIN, Hon BSc., University of Waterloo; MHSc., University of Toronto. Rebecca is a Public Health professional who specializes in Health Promotion and Community Development. She has worked in government and NGOs at local, provincial and national levels. Most recently she worked on healthy urban design as a senior-level Advisor for Peel Public Health, a large public health unit located west of Toronto. Rebecca is also a journalist and photographer.
Independent Public Health Equity Specialist and Journalist * Serving since November 21, 2014
Karen has traveled extensively, including to a number of our International projects. She brings practical knowledge of what is happening in those projects to the board discussions. Karen has HR, project management, and managerial experience.
Personal Assistant, The Absolute Group * Serving since May 29, 2012
Lorraine Pinsent has 25+ year’s experience as trademark agent along with volunteer non-profit board experience. Based in Calgary, AB she loves to travel, and learn about various cultures of our world. Lorraine is direct and enthusiastic about seeing our transformational development programs fully funded.
Trademark Agent, MacPherson Leslie & Tyerman (MLT) * Serving since November 1, 2015