Staff

 

Anita Georgy

Executive Director – Anita Georgy

 

Anita was raised on market farm in Southern Ontario and is thrilled to share her passion and experience for all things food related with RFSS.  Not only has Anita spent many moons on farms, she is a certified landscape horticulturist and has worked in a number of community gardens and school gardens.  In addition to her gardening and growing experience, Anita is a BC certified teacher specialized in Environmental Education and loves to help people make connections between their actions and the planet.  She has worked in a wide range of non-profits including Vancouver Farmers Markets and Stanley Park Ecology Society, and also sits on the board of Camp Fircom Society.

 

 

 

 

Ian Lai

Program Director – Ian Lai

 

Ian Lai from the Richmond Schoolyard Society has joined forces with the Richmond Food Security Society.  Ian brings with him 12 years of environmental education and programming experience.  Ian will work with Richmond’s children, youth, and wonderfully diverse community, collaborating to bring joy and meaning to food.
Ian is a chef educator, beekeeper, yogi and rock climber.  He lives in Richmond with his wife and daughter.

 

 

 

 

 

Geethu KurianOffice Coordinator – Geethu Kurian

 

Geethu was born in Kochi, a small and very beautiful seaside city of Kerala which is the southern most state of India. She is a Graduate in Commerce and Tourism and holds a Master’s in International Business from Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. She has a passion for numbers, which is why she chose accounting as her career. She has worked with Ernst & Young in UK. She was also a TV host for a popular Indian Channel, Kairali and a Weddings and Events planner. Geethu’s professional background is a mix of accounting, guest relations and hospitality and thus she has developed a diverse skill set. Her other interests include, cooking, driving, and painting. She is now a proud member of RFSS.

 

 

 

 

Cameron FitzgeraldProgram Coordinator – Cameron FitzGerald

 

Cameron was raised in Toronto but spent time on both Canadian coasts before moving to Vancouver in 2016. He is a graduate of the Bachelor of Management program at Dalhousie University and Nonprofit Leadership and Management postgraduate program at Seneca College. This wide array of education allows him to bring a unique perspective to the different programs at RFSS. Cameron is an avid community gardener who loves to grow unique fruits and vegetables throughout the season. Cameron also enjoys biking, climbing, and cooking and can often be found in Squamish on weekends year-round.