Since moving to Kingston in 2002, Tina has fallen in love with the city and now considers Kingston home. A life-long volunteer who is passionate about making a difference in her community, Tina joined the Community Foundation as its Executive Director on May 1, 2013.
Tina is also an active Rotarian as a member of the Kingston Waterfront Club and, as an avid dog lover, she can often be seen in and out of the office with her lab-husky cross Tikka.
Finance and Operations Coordinator
Andrew grew up in Kingston and started working from a young age at his family’s flower shop. His educational background includes an Advanced Accounting Diploma from St. Lawrence College and a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Laurentian University (via SLC). He has also completed certificates in board governance.
During his time at SLC, he was elected to the Student Association Board of Directors and developed a passion for student advocacy and student affairs at SLC. Afterwards he became Manager of Student Affairs which included monitoring the SA’s budget and finances, supporting students clubs & organizations, and advocating on behalf of students on numerous committees. He also served a term as a director on the St. Lawrence College Board of Governors. Andrew is currently the treasurer with the St. Lawrence Youth Association.
After a few years in working for a private company, Andrew is excited to be back in the not-for-profit sector. In his spare time Andrew enjoys curling, photography, camping, hiking, kayaking, and geocaching.
Yu Jier Kou
Yu Jier has spent the last several years working in the non-profit sector in various Kingston-based organizations supporting newcomers to Canada and individuals experiencing homelessness. Through her work at Kingston Community Health Centres – Immigrant Services Kingston & Area (ISKA), Yu Jier has supported more than a hundred individuals who came to Canada as refugees in accessing non-traditional therapeutic interventions and disseminated the lessons learned from this project at national and international conferences.
She is enthusiastic about promoting equitable access to mental healthcare and building resiliency through social inclusion. As a staunch proponent of the phrase, ‘nothing about us without us’, Yu Jier is eager to apply an EDI lens in building a more welcoming community.
Outside of work, Yu Jier enjoys exploring new restaurants and foods, singing dramatically to musicals, and having long winded conversations with her cat, Kaju.