Our Team

Interim Executive Director
David Levi currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Columbia Institute. He is also the organization's interim Executive Director. Outside volunteering his time to the non-profit, David is the President & CEO of Working Enterprises Ltd. In 1992, he founded the Working Opportunity Fund (WOF), BC's original labour-sponsored investment fund, and was CEO until 2016. WOF has invested $600...
Special Projects
Sharon heads up Columbia Institute’s special projects. Before joining us, she worked at a consulting firm in New York, taking the lead on developing global marketing, advocacy and research initiatives on a wide range of socio-economic development projects, mainly across Africa. Prior to that, she worked on a UN Global Conflict Prevention initiative at UN headquarters in NYC, and at a peace-making...
Associate
Thea works with the Columbia Institute team to plan, coordinate and execute their annual Civic Governance Forums, her first being in 2017. She brings experience working and volunteering with various arts-based not-for-profit organizations as well as working on political and environmental campaigns. She is currently working towards a BA in History at UBC. Contact Thea via email or via telephone at...
Office Administration
Before joining Columbia Institute, Amor Verdeflor-Alvarado worked with Amnesty International-PRO as Office Coordinator for 1 year and with FORGE, a non-profit organization based in the Philippines, as HR/Administrative Officer for 8 years. Amor earned her Bachelor's degree in Industrial Psychology and Master's in Business Management from the University of the Philippines. She has also completed...

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