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About Valley Heartland

As an innovation-driven, non-profit organization, Valley Heartlands' mandate is to support entrepreneurship, job creation, and assist rural communities in developing and implementing strategies for dealing with a changing economic environment. In 2020 staff and board embarked on a journey to renew our Vision and Mission for the future, supported by new core values.

Meet the team

// Board of Directors

Robert Dyke, Chair

Larry Sparks, Vice Chair

Dennis Staples, Treasurer

Amber Percival, Investment Chair

Dianne Adshead, Director

Richard Kidd, Director

Jane Torrance, Director

Tracey Phillips, Director

// Staff

Tina Stevens, General Manager tina.stevens@valleycfdc.com

613. 283. 7002 x 103

Amber Coville, Business Development + Program Officer amber.coville@valleycfdc.com

613. 283. 7002 x 110

Sharon Ruth, Loans Officer                                                           loans@valleycfdc.com

613. 283. 7002 x 106

Danika Bowick, Office Administrator                                           vhadmin@valleycfdc.com

613. 283. 7002 x 109

Core Values

Innovation + Change

We encourage innovation, adapt to change, take risks, and think outside the box. If there is a better way we will find it - always.


We act with integrity and honesty in the work we do, the people we interact with and in the decisions we make. We are accountable to one another and those we serve.

Entrepreneurial Mindset

We thrive off of the drive of the entrepreneurs we work with. We have a relentless focus on attaining our vision for our community, organization and ourselves.

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

We fully accept and support all genders, races, ethnicities, religions, ages, disabilities, marital statuses, and sexual orientations.


We revel in our work. We celebrate success. We look forward to Mondays and board meetings!