MCIC Staff

  • Janice Hamilton

    Janice Hamilton

    Executive Director |

    Janice has worked at MCIC since 1988, in various capacities, and has been the Executive Director since 2000. She has a keen interest in Public Engagement and enjoys finding creative ways of getting more people interested in international development and seeing the connections between global and local issues, with the ultimate goal of creating more Global Citizens. She has participated in a number of committees, both nationally and provincially, regarding Public Engagement. Her first international experience was as a Canadian Crossroads International volunteer in Kenya. She has also worked for the Canadian Red Cross, the Marquis Project and World Food Day Association. Janice considers it an honour to be able to work with such great colleagues on staff, board, with our member agencies and with so many others who are working to make this a more just world for all.

  • Zack Gross

    Zack Gross

    Outreach Coordinator |

    Zack has been involved with MCIC in the past as a Committee and Board Member and, since 2004, as a staff person. Previously, he was Executive Director of the Marquis Project in Brandon for 25 years. Along with his work on MCIC’s Manitoba Government Matching Grants Program and Fair Trade Initiative, Zack also facilitates on-line courses in International Development offered by UBC, and writes a regular column on global issues for the Brandon Sun.

  • Jane Mychasiw

    Jane Mychasiw

    Office Coordinator |

    Jane is new to the non-profit sector, having recently moved from working for 20 years in hotels. Originally from Victoria, BC, she holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Victoria. She has lived overseas in Dubai, UAE and London, UK and is looking forward to contributing to the MCIC office and members.

  • Megan Redmond

    Megan Redmond

    Communications Specialist |

    Megan is a creative communicator with experience working on media, communications and public relations projects for a variety of small non-profits. She enjoys tackling new communication challenges and has a knack for making content look as good as it sounds using polished photography, graphic and web design. New to the field of international assistance, Megan is excited to learn more about the changing role of development work and is eager to help MCIC and its members advocate the important connection between local and global issues.

  • Hom Gartaula

    Hom Gartaula

    International Program Coordinator |

    Hom has more than 15 years’ experience in international development as a practitioner, researcher and educator, with regional expertise in South Asia and the Himalayas. He is keenly interested in monitoring, evaluation and learning in the key areas of livelihood, poverty, food security, agrarian change and gender and household power relations.

    Outside of MCIC, Hom teaches courses related to international development and environmental studies at Menno Simons College and the University of Winnipeg. He hopes his work will positively affect the global citizenship movement and improve the wellbeing of resource poor, marginalized and vulnerable populations around the world.

  • Keana Rellinger

    Keana Rellinger

    Public Engagement Specialist |

    Keana has been involved in international development personally and professionally for the past six years. Her passion for global issues led her to complete a bachelor of arts in global development studies and geography at Queen’s University. Inspired by her experiences, professors and peers, Keana is driven to generate sustainable change by understanding different perspectives and exploring the concepts of interdependence and degrowth.

    Keana’s experience in youth programming, public engagement and creative fields, such as art and photography, inspire her work at MCIC. She hopes her passion for human rights, sustainable development and alternative approaches will have a positive impact on the international community.

  • Grace Van Mil

    Public Engagement Specialist |

    Grace has a decade of experience working in international and community development, ranging from locally based community projects to international NGOs operating around the world. Whether within communities here in Canada or as part of development projects in East Africa, Grace’s passion for social justice has informed her life and work.

    A lifelong learner, Grace enjoys facilitating learning opportunities for others and exploring innovative ideas for development practice. She is a graduate of the International Development post-graduate program at The Business School at Humber College and looks forward to supporting MCIC members and engaging Manitobans as global citizens.

  • Liana Lutz

    CPA, CGA, H.B. Comm |

    Liana is has worked for small business, not-for-profit and publicly-traded companies as an accountant and accounting supervisor before branching out on her own to do accounting for various community non-profit organizations. She enjoys working in the not-for-profit sector and being able to contribute to the great work of MCIC and other local non-profits.