Meet the CHN Family

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.

Photo of Meaghan Bailey, Program Lead – East

Meaghan Bailey, Program Lead – East

Meaghan was born in Halifax, NS, but later moved to Ottawa. Meaghan has moved around as part of a military family, living in the United States for a few years, then returning to Ottawa.…

Photo of Allison Byram, Program Lead (Care & Support)

Allison Byram, Program Lead (Care & Support)

Nationwide

Allison grew up in Southern Ontario but later moved to Winnipeg where she fell in love with the international community and pursued ESL teaching.…

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Heidi Gourlay, Program Lead – Central

London

Heidi recently joined the CHN team as a Relationship Manager.  Before CHN, Heidi worked as a Child and Youth worker in group homes and secure custody facilities. …

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Michel Kahwaji, Co-Managing Director

Nationwide

Michel is a highly accomplished, results-oriented financial expert passionate about finding innovations and technology solutions that enhance customer experience and improve efficiencies.…

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Karen Kelt, Program Lead – West

Vancouver

Karen became Relationship Manager for CHN early 2016.

Before coming to CHN, Karen ran a daycare for over seventeen years and loves interacting with children, youth and adolescents.…

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Erica Laliberty, Executive Administrator

Nationwide

Erica Laliberty embraces the role of Executive Administrator, supporting Canada Homestay Network’s Managing Director and leadership team.

Joining Canada Homestay Network in 2015, Erica initially held the role of Relationship Manager in Lethbridge, Alberta after a 10-year career in business administration which had given her a breadth of experience within the corporate world.…

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Paul Milelli, Director of Information Technology

Nationwide

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

Photo of Althea Robinson, Program Lead (Host Capacity)

Althea Robinson, Program Lead (Host Capacity)

Nationwide

Althea supports our teams as Program Lead (Host Capacity), overseeing the host capacity for all CHN programs.  Prior to this position Althea supported Toronto as the Interview Team Lead.…

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Nathan Speedie, Director of Enterprise Development

Nationwide

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.…

Photo of Mélanie Turcotte, Co-Managing Director

Mélanie Turcotte, Co-Managing Director

Nationwide

Méla joined CHN in 2011. She first served as Relationship Manager and then as Regional Director for the Eastern Canada programs for 7 years and Director of Operations for 3 years.…

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