Our Staff

SOS Children's Villages Canada has grown since its inception in 1969, thanks to dedicated staff and volunteers. With the support of generous Canadians from coast to coast, we build loving families for orphaned and abandoned children around the world. 

Thomas Bauer, President and CEO

Thomas Bauer, SOS Children's Villages Canada President and CEO Thomas has an educational background in Social Work and Social Care with a post-graduate Master degree in Non-Profit Management from a Berlin University.

Thomas worked in children’s residential centers across Germany and Ireland in various managerial positions for more than 10 years. He joined SOS Children’s Villages International in July 2008 with a focus on domestic operations in Western Europe, North America and Australia.

From 2014 to 2017, Thomas served as the International representative at the Board of Directors of SOS CA, SOS UK, SOS USA, SOS IT and SOS AU representing the Federation and ensuring alignment between the national organizations and the Federation.

He is married with 5 children and enjoys family life and all the good things that come with it.


SOS Children’s Villages Staff

SOS Staff photo 2020

Sewuese Ayu, Donor Support

Marc Bonomo, Director of International Programs & Partnerships

Dave Greiner, Senior Vice President, Operations

Laurie Howland, Financial Officer

Tanja Kisslinger, Program Communications Officer

Daniel Loftus, Director, Integrated Marketing 

Cynthia Ngarachu, Community Engagement Officer

Anjali Nundy, Communications and Media Coordinator

Jacques Paquette, Database Manager and Donor Support Coordinator

Shelley Paquette, Administrative Assistant and Office Manager

Tammy Peters, Child Sponsorship Coordinator

Danielle Porteous, Director, Major Gifts

Maude Pelland Tessier, Program and Partnership Officer