Leadership Team | Windmill Microlending


Leadership team

Our passionate and dedicated leadership team is committed to fostering the growth of our organization with

the aim of better serving an expanding community of skilled immigrants and refugees. Their vision serves as

a guide for Windmill employees, and collectively, we contribute to building a more inclusive and prosperous


Claudia Hepburn


Claudia has devoted her career to building innovative charities that convert human potential into prosperity.

Before Windmill, she co-founded and ran NEXT Canada, to develop high-impact young entrepreneurs.

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Carrie Church

National Director, Operations

Carrie joined Windmill in March 2014, and was appointed as the National Director, Operations in April 2015.

Carrie’s passion and experience for ensuring that the right people are in the right position, and have access

to the appropriate tools to meet the needs of our clients, are the driving force behind her work at Windmill.

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Jon Lam

CFA, National Director, Finance, Risk & IT


Jon is a finance professional with deep operational experience in the start–up software and non-profit

sectors. His entrepreneurial spirit has driven him to build companies that range from tutoring high school kids

in math to building video games that have been played by over 4 million people.

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Oumar Dicko

National Director, Stakeholder Relations & Quebec

Oumar is a seasoned government relations and public affairs professional, who brings years of experience

helping organizations across the country build partnerships with all levels of government. He has a deep

understanding of the Canadian political landscape and public policy topped with a track record helping

organizations access government funding, run successful campaigns and achieve their advocacy goals.

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Sandy Marett

National Director, Philanthropy and Campaigns

Sandy is a high performing advancement professional who possesses a wide range of fundraising, alumni

engagement, advancement communications and special events experience. During her 17-year career in the

charitable sector she has worked as a fundraiser at The Nature Conservancy of Canada, York University and

Fleming College.

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Laura Weisz

National Director, Partnerships & Strategic Communications

Laura is a partnerships and communications professional with an extensive track record of driving growth

and delivering impactful strategic initiatives. Prior to joining Windmill, Laura was the Director of Special

Projects at Goodmans LLP, one of Canada’s leading law firms, where she was responsible for delivering on

key strategic initiatives including business development, partnerships, and diversity, equity and inclusion


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Linda Luu

National Director, Client Success & Marketing

Linda is a marketing leader with years of experience in brand building, advertising, and marketing strategy.

Over the years, Linda has worked in different cities and countries, including Singapore, Malaysia, and

Canada, with top-tier brands such as McDonald’s, Dyson, and Heinz.

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