Board of Directors

Christelle Francois

Equity Economic Development Group
(TIIP Board Chair)

Christelle Francois is a bilingual corporate executive and entrepreneur. She is the Board Chair of the Table of Impact Investment Practitioners. She is also the Co-Founder & Vice-Chair of the Afro-Canadian Cultural Center of Montreal. She possesses extensive experience as a Strategy Consultant where she specializes in growth acceleration and optimization solutions for various companies and organizations. Christelle was listed as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Black Canadians of 2022.

Christelle is the Founder of Untold & Co Agency, where she and her team service an array of clients in securing corporate and government partnerships, curating digital strategies and executing 360 integrated PR campaigns. Her passion for civic engagement led her to assist in leading the 2019 and 2020 Lobby Day initiatives with our current Prime Minister. In January 2021, she was appointed as the President of the Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce, where she led a strategy that successfully secured over $5M in funding in less than six months. She most recently joined as a founding member The Canadian Purpose Economy Project.

Graham Singh

Trinity Centres Foundation

Graham Singh is Founder and CEO of the Trinity Centres Foundation, a Canadian charity transforming historic city centre church properties for equity seeking groups, through over $50 million in impact finance instruments.
Educated at Huron College, the London School of Economics, Cambridge and Oxford, Graham is also an ordained minister in the Anglican Church of Canada and a professional member of the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals.
Born to immigrant parents in Ontario, Graham lives with his family in Montreal, Quebec.

Wáhiakatste (Wahi) Diome-Deer

Raven Indigenous Impact Foundation

Wáhiakatste is an Associate within the Raven Group, compromised of the Raven Indigenous Impact Foundation and Raven Indigenous Capital Partners. She leads Engagement and Policy work within the social finance team.

Committed to the empowerment of Indigenous Peoples, Wáhiakatste has worked on a range of intersectional issues with Indigenous organizations and communities across Turtle Island and around the globe.

Wáhiakatste is a traditional Kanien’kehá:ka [Mohawk] woman from the community of Kahnawá:ke. Like her mother before her, she is a member of the Wolf Clan within the Haudenosaunee [Iroquois] Confederacy.

Jane Bisbee

Social Enterprise Fund

Jane Bisbee is the Executive Director of the Social Enterprise Fund, one of Canada’s more active impact investment funds. Over the last decade, she has worked to build SEF’s portfolio to
over 90 projects across many sectors, with more than $85 M invested.

A special focus of Jane’s career has been the creation of non-traditional finance for small business, in particular the cultural industries, through work with the Association of Canadian
Publishers, the Literary Press Group, the Alberta Motion Picture Industries Association, and the Province of Alberta. Jane currently serves as co-chair of the steering committee of Alberta SEED, a social finance ecosystem capacity builder. She was presented with a lifetime achievement award in 2006 by Alberta’s film industry, and is a former fellow of the BALLE/RSF Financial Community Foundation Circle.

Andy Broderick

New Market Funds

Andy is a managing partner at New Market Funds, a fund management company with offices in Vancouver and Toronto raising and deploying capital that meets community needs and achieves risk-adjusted market returns. He worked at Vancity from 2010 to 2018 in various roles including head of Community Investment and the executive lead on the launch of the Vancity Community Investment Bank in Toronto. Before Vancity, Andy worked first as head of development (1996-2000) then as President and CEO (2000-2009) of Housing Vermont, recently rebranded as Evernorth. There he and colleagues founded Green Mountain Housing Equity Funds raising over $150 MM for affordable housing and Vermont Rural Ventures, a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) investing in lower income areas of Vermont. He started his working in housing and community investment in 1991 as the executive director
(and sole employee) of the Rockingham Area Community Land Trust in Bellow Falls, Vermont. Before that he was a teacher, butcher’s assistance, hut boy, and dishwasher at the CIA.

Nathalie Villmure


Nathalie Villemure is the Executive Director of the Réseau d’investissement social du Québec(RISQ), the first venture capital fund dedicated exclusively to social economy enterprises in Quebec. Having worked in the financial sector for nearly 20 years, she has developed a fine expertise in analyzing and supporting collective projects. She has a global vision of the issues and realities of economic development and business financing.

Her numerous involvements in the community, including CAP Finance, the solidarity finance network, and her ability to develop business relationships have given her an excellent
knowledge of the entire ecosystem of the Quebec social economy. Working together in a spirit of economic development while contributing to offering an alternative to the market economy is her motivation!


Jillisa Brown

Executive Director

Jillisa Brown is a global leader. Her passion for the development of people and communities was the launchpad of her journey as a community leader, mentor, and coach. Her work in decolonizing systems that exclude equity-seeking communities has helped to lay some of the groundwork for change within the social finance and social innovation ecosystem across Canada. Her focus is on building capacity engulfed in inclusion, diversity, equity, and access specializing in Anti-Black Racism.

Jillisa’s role as the System Collaborator of the Solidarity Working Group provided her with the experience and deep sense of community of practice needed to lead TIIP as the Executive Director.