People

Meet our team

Allan Northcott

President

Allan Northcott

President

Prior to joining Max Bell Foundation in 1998, Allan was a member of the academic staff at the University of Illinois and the University of Calgary, and was a member of the research staff at Canada West Foundation. He has served as an advisor and on the boards of a number of non-profit organizations. He has served as a member of the boards of directors of Imagine Canada, Philanthropic Foundations Canada, and The Pemsel Case Foundation. He serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for The Philanthropist.

Margaret Herriman

Program Officer (on parental leave until May 2024)

Margaret Herriman

Program Officer (on parental leave until May 2024)

Before joining Max Bell Foundation in 2016, Margaret worked in communications, fund development, and program delivery at several of Calgary’s non-profits, including YMCA Calgary, the University of Calgary, and Glenbow Ranch Park Foundation. She earned a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of King’s College and a Master of Arts in history from the University of Calgary.

Kim Ah-Sue

Program Manager

Kim Ah-Sue

Program Manager

Prior to joining Max Bell Foundation in 2023, Kim worked at the Palix Foundation managing projects related to brain science, trauma informed practice, resilience, early childhood development, addictions and mental health. She has also worked in the areas of environmental and social impact assessments, workplace health and safety due diligence audits, regulatory permitting, and stakeholder consultation. Kim has a Master of Science in International Development from the University of London and a Bachelor of Business Management from McGill University.

Jasveen Brar

Program Officer

Jasveen Brar

Program Officer

Before joining the Max Bell Foundation, Jasveen was the Executive Director at Youth Climate Lab, where her work focused on enabling young people to become leaders in the climate space by empowering them with skills, financial access, and policy knowledge. Before Youth Climate Lab, Jasveen supported ocean and waterway health as Program Manager at Ocean Wise. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Environment, Sustainability & Society from Dalhousie University. Jasveen has been named one of Corporate Knights Top 30 under 30 Sustainability Leaders, a Top 25 environmentalist by Starfish Canada and holds Sovereigns Medal for Volunteers from the Governor General of Canada.

Arlene McCarry

Grants Coordinator/Administrator

Arlene McCarry

Grants Coordinator/Administrator

Prior to joining Max Bell Foundation in February 2020, Arlene worked with a grants management consulting organization. Her expertise includes grants and office management, human resources, supervision, and administration. She enjoys being a part of the non-profit sector and the opportunity to contribute to making a difference in people’s lives.