Participatory City Development Manager, J W McConnell Foundation
Keren is the Participatory City Development Manager with the McConnell Foundation, working with local and national partners to envision, test, and build the social infrastructures for our times and generations to come. She merges her background in public health, community development, human-centred design, and the social determinants of health, and is a firm believer in the power of peer-to-peer, neighbour-to-neighbour networks. Previously, she was the Project Manager for Recover, the social innovation initiative at the City of Edmonton to improve urban wellness in the downtown core. She is passionate about working with ethnocultural communities in civic engagement and health promotion. She currently serves on the board of the Edmonton Community Foundation and ASSIST Community Services (for newcomers). She is a Top 40 Under 40 alumnus in Edmonton and is running for City Council again this fall. Beyond her community involvement, Keren is an avid skier and loves spending time with her family in the mountains.