Dave Sweet

Board of Directors, Board Chair, Scholarship Board Representative Categories: Board of Directors

DAVE SWEET is an active-duty Homicide Detective with twenty years on the job.

He has worked in the Drug Unit and the Organized Crime Section and teaches new recruits. He also presents at law enforcement conferences and various community groups.

Sarah Hawco

Board of Directors - Treasurer, Zero to Hero Board Presenter (Financial Literacy/Resilience)

Sarah is knowledgeable in the area of due diligence, business reviews and viability assessments, restructuring, and alternative dispute resolution. Sarah is a Chartered Accountant with a specialization in tax, a Chartered Insolvency and Restructuring Professional, and holds a Masters in Law in Banking and Finance from Osgoode Hall in Toronto.

Billie Jo Ross

Board of Directors

It’s hard to believe I was in the room the evening Gems For Gems was founded. Go figure… a bunch of women at a dinner party, chatting about the jewelry we have in a box in a drawer and how we can ‘be the change.’

Christine Hawco Gray

Board of Directors

Christine Hawco Gray is proud to be a Gems for Gems Board of Directors member. She is passionate about her community and serves it in many ways including through her career as a GP.

Jordan Guildford

Founder

“Shoot for the moon and worst case you’ll land in the stars.” The above statement has been staggeringly and awe-inspiringly true for me from day one of developing the concept of Gems for Gems.

Dana Burrows

Fundraising Team Lead

“I feel Gems for Gems is a perfect fit for my personal ‘why’. As a survivor of abuse and a mom, I can’t emphasize enough how important it is for women to be able to support themselves and their children. We don’t need to teach women how to make minimum wage! Gems empowers women to thrive, not just survive.

Christy Turner

Gems for Gems Ambassador & Official Photographer

Christy Turner is an internationally published and commissioned photographer, a NASA citizen scientist, and loves to donate her time to support her favourite non-profit, Gems for Gems.

Tom Guildford

Founding Ambassador and Team Lead for the ‘Gents for Gems’ Ambassadors

“What is truly special about Gems is the fact that a whole community rallies around providing survivors with REAL solutions to end the cycle of domestic abuse. No bandaids, no BS tag lines or programs to grab attention & donation dollars.

Angela Schoenfeld

Leadership Team, Marketing/Advertising/Promotions

“I am honoured to be an ambassador on the leadership team with Gems for Gems. I am passionate that together we are providing solutions for survivors of domestic abuse along with a safe solution for surrendering infants (Hope’s Cradle).

Joelly Goodson

Social Media Director

“From the moment I met Jordan Guildford (Founder of Gems for Gems) and learned about Gems for Gems, I knew I wanted to get involved and help be the change.

Taunya Craig

Vice Chair of the Scholarship Committee

“I’m honoured to be a part of Gems for Gems as they offer new beginnings and opportunities for women recovering from living with domestic abuse.

Kendra Lawson

Communications/'Gems News' Coordinator

“Gems for Gems holds a special place in my heart. I had watched and supported Gems for Gems from the sidelines for a couple of years and seeing the ripples of change and awareness roll through the world around them; young and old, I knew I wanted to be a part of it.

Lorna Selig

Chairperson of the Scholarship Committee & Self Defense Lead for the Gems for Gems THRIVE Program

“I am so thrilled to be part of the Gems for Gems team. The heart and enthusiasm for this movement is inspiring thanks to the leader, Jordan. She, along with her team work tirelessly to ensure women are supported and guided through their healing journey and beyond.

Jason Schoenfeld

Gems Swag Manager, ‘Gent for Gems’ Ambassador

“From the moment I met Jordan Guildford (Founder of Gems for Gems) and learned about Gems for Gems, I knew I wanted to get involved and help be the change.

Rachel Stallings

Hope's Cradle Outreach

Honoured. I can’t say it enough. I am beyond honoured to be a part of Gems for Gems as the Hope’s Cradle Outreach Ambassador.

Olivia Taylor

Ambassador Team Lead for Hope's Cradle

Representing Gems for Gems as an ambassador means more to me than simply being a volunteer. Gems is a community of thoughtful, kind and selfless individuals who all play an important role in furthering the Gems mission…

Michelle Morgan

“I am honoured to join Gems for Gems in their mission to support victims of domestic abuse. As an Ambassador for Gems for Gems I look forward to Empowering Women and to help end the cycle of domestic abuse.”

Sheila McCarthy

“I’m honoured to be a part of Gems for Gems as they offer new beginnings and opportunities for women recovering from living with domestic abuse.

Olivia Stuck

Olivia met Gems for Gems Founder, Jordan Guildford at the Celebrity Connected Academy Awards Gifting Suite in LA, 2018.

They connected instantly as the Gems for Gems mission to end the cycle of domestic abuse spoke deeply to Olivia.

Sofie Holland

“I believe in the mission Gems for Gems has to end the cycle of domestic abuse and I support it fully. I am a proud Ambassador for Gems for Gems and the cause.”

Jessica Hibbard

“I am a 13-year-old girl from Calgary, Alberta. I am a positive, hard-working, and caring individual who is extremely motivated to help others in the community. Gems for Gems is an organization that I am both inspired and honored to be a part of.

Tori Hibbard

“My name is Tori Hibbard and I am a grade 10 student in Calgary, Alberta. I believe that you are never too young to make a difference and look forward to doing so with Gems for Gems. I am fortunate to live in a healthy and positive environment and I am looking forward to helping people who may not be so lucky.

Marigold Mioc

“Gems for Gems holds a special place in my heart. I had watched and supported Gems for Gems from the sidelines for a couple of years and seeing the ripples of change and awareness roll through the world around them; young and old, I knew I wanted to be a part of it.