Meet the CHN Family

In any successful and growing organization, people make the difference. Our team is comprised of individuals dedicated to supporting one another. When you work with CHN, you work with a network of homestay professionals.

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Kirsten Falconer- Regional Lead


Kirsten Falconer supports the Upper Canada area as Regional Lead. Prior to joining the CHN team in 2013, Kirsten spent time teaching in Central America, travelling the globe, self-starting and running an adventure travel business and studying Anthropology.…

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Liz Ford, HR Lead


Liz comes to CHN with over 10 years of Human Resources experience working in a variety of industries. Originally from Toronto, Ontario she achieved her HR Designation (CHRL in Ontario) in 2012 and when she relocated to Victoria in 2017 she achieved her BC HR Designation (CPHR).…

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Tim Kallinis, Accounts Controller


Tim joined the CHN family in 2017. Tim is responsible for financial matters and analytics, supporting the CHN family across Canada.…

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Paul Milelli, IT Director


Paul joined CHN in 2017. He is managing applications and operations nationwide for CHN ensuring high availability and consistency across all touch points.…

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Dia Mullin- Regional Lead


Dia is the Regional Lead for Calgary, having joined the CHN team in 2017 as a Relationship Manager.  She has a Bachelor of Commerce degree and was a representative of ServiceOntario for many years; helping newcomers to the country utilize all of the government programs that were available to them. …

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Kaitlyn Poisson- Regional Lead


Kaitlyn supports the team as Regional Lead for the Ottawa area. Prior to joining the CHN family as a Relationship Manager in 2016, Kaitlyn spent five fulfilling years working as a teacher and teacher trainer in Thailand, Japan and France.…

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Karissa Quinlan, Regional Director


Karissa joined the CHN leadership team after having serving our clients in Southwestern Ontario since 2013.  Prior to joining CHN Karissa worked within the social service sector as a Community Support Worker, supporting vulnerable individuals living on the streets and managing serious mental health conditions.…

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Nathan Speedie, Director of Enterprise Development


Nathan supports our team nationwide in various capacities. In his role as Director of Enterprise Development, Nathan is a key member of our national operations and business development teams.…

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Pin Sun- Regional Lead


Pin supports our team as Regional Lead for Southwestern Ontario, overseeing our client service teams for Guelph, Kitchener/Waterloo, Hamilton/Burlington, Oakville and London.…

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Mélanie Turcotte, Regional Director

Nationwide & Eastern Canada

Mélanie supports our team as Regional Director for Eastern Canada, overseeing our client service teams for over 15 academic institutions in the Ottawa region, Quebec and the Maritimes.…

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