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KAREN

VISSER

Director / CEO

Karen is our CEO and also a member of the Board. She holds a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in History and International Studies; a Graduate Diploma in Management of Non-profit Organisations; a Certificate IV in Ministry and Certificate IV in Youth Development. Karen is passionate about excellence, working together, and using her skills to make a difference. 

The thing I love the most about being part of CBL is having the privilege of seeing people’s lives be transformed, and knowing that through CBL, I personally have a part in that – that I have a role in facilitating or creating an opportunity for someone to move forward – it truly doesn’t get any better than that.  I also absolutely love being part of an amazing team of dedicated people, building relationships, collaborating, being challenged, and being stretched and grown as a person. 

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FIONA
GRECH

Director / Senior Project Manager

Alongside being a member of the Board, Fiona is our Senior Project Manager, overseeing and developing our projects through her wealth of experience in the community development space. Fiona holds a Master of International and Community Development; a Diploma in Community Services (Early Childhood); a Diploma in Christian Ministries; and a Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training. Fiona is all about people and seeks to engage relationally in all she does. 

  

Do I love it? Heck yes! I love being part of team. It is so energising. I love that we have collaboration at the heart of who we are, because it is in the together that we can achieve so much more. I love people, so I get to chat and learn from our team, our partners, our donors, volunteers and supporters. This is just as fulfilling as chocolate! 

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HOLLIE

BONIFACE

Director / Chairperson

Hollie heads up our Board as Chairperson and excels in this role. Hollie holds a Bachelor of Nutritional Science; a Graduate Diploma of Primary School Education; and a Graduate Diploma of Children and Families Ministry. Hollie has a heart for justice and empowerment, to see people living abundant lives. 

What I love most about being a part of CBL is being part of an organisation that changes lives. We get to hear first hand about the difference that the Empower program makes to the participants. We can follow students through their studies, seeing them succeed in finding a career and changing the projection of their life. Because we are small, we can have that personal interaction and influence. I love it that we partner with in-country organisations - people who are experts in their country and culture. It is such a blessing to know them, to work through issues and to see them blessed through CBL's support. For me personally, I am growing through this interaction, learning more about partnership and development. 

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PETER

VANDERZAAG

Director

Peter has an engineering background and decades of experience establishing and leading his own business, which now comprises of two companies and employs over 70 people. Peter lives incredibly generously and purposefully, using the resources of his business to impact people's lives both close to home and around the world. 

I love being part of a team and an organisation that lives out its purpose to help others be the best that they can be. Standing beside partner organisations with a purposeful intent and a humble spirit to see them thrive resonates so well with CBL and my own personal aspirations.

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MARTEN

VISSER

Director

With years of experience working with people, leading teams, developing strategy and designing and implementing programs from the ground up, Marty brings a depth of skill and insight to our team. Marty holds a Bachelor of Music and a Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary). Marty loves hospitality and harnesses this passion to make people feel loved, valued, appreciated, welcomed and respected, both here and in the countries where CBL is at work. 

It’s my honour to serve as a Director with Compelled By Love. I enjoy sharing my knowledge and ideas to help develop our programs with our partners. Together with Karen, I have been fortunate to spend time engaging on the ground with many of CBL’s projects. I am grateful to be able to stand with those who are marginalised and vulnerable in our global community and to see hope, justice and dignity restored in the lives of many.