Our Team

The Team

Aleysha Christensen


Mark Holmgren

Mark Holmgren is the executive director of the Edmonton CDC. His background includes serving as the CEO of Bissell Centre, a Senior Director at Tamarack Institute focused on poverty reduction, and a consultant in the areas of strategy, restructuring, and social housing development for non profit organizations. Mark’s deepest passion is to end poverty and homelessness.

Mark is also a musician, story teller, and poet with numerous publication credits.

Yvonne Chiu

Yvonne Chiu is the Executive Director and member of the Multicultural Health Brokers Co-operative (MCHB Co-op), a unique workers co-opeative created and operated by community health workers of culturally diverse background, serving families within 27 divers ethnocultural communities.

Yvonne is bringing the insights of her colleagues regarding the realities of this population of families.