After nine years with The Raw Carrot Soup Enterprise, Colleen Graham is stepping aside from her role as Co-director to serve on the Advisory Board.

As Co-founder, Graham has worked alongside Rebecca Sherbino in leading Canada’s unique social franchise that employs people living with disabilities and mental illness. From its humble beginnings as a single site in Paris, The Raw Carrot has grown to five sites across southwestern Ontario.

“Working for The Raw Carrot these past nine years has been an incredible blessing for me, which is why the decision to step aside was a difficult one. I am grateful that going forward I will be able to continue volunteering with the team as an advisor,” says Graham, “There’s still a lot more we can accomplish, making me excited for what’s to come!”

In honor of her involvement, The Raw Carrot gathered together in June for an all-staff luncheon to thank Graham for her contribution. In addition to her advisory role, she will be increasing her hours in hospital management.

Co-director Rebecca Sherbino is thankful that Graham will remain an integral part of the team and pleased to announce her replacement as Director of Operations.

“We are thrilled to be welcoming Christina Zhang to The Raw Carrot team. Christina has an Honors degree in Business Administration from Ivey Business School and brings skills in Revenue Generation development, Data Analytics and Operations. Most importantly, has a passion for The Raw Carrot’s mission of addressing root causes of poverty and marginalization through supportive employment to bring dignity and economic well-being and is eager to propel this solution to poverty. Welcome Christina!”

On behalf of the entire Raw Carrot team, we wish to thank Graham for her tireless efforts to advance this mission. We’re grateful that she’ll continue to provide wise counsel to the senior leadership team, as The Raw Carrot implements a province-wide expansion already underway.