Leadership Team

Bernadine Yee
Chief Operating Officer, UNICEF Canada

Bernadine Yee is the Chief Operating Officer for UNICEF Canada, providing critical guidance and oversight to the organization, ensuring it delivers on its mandate to help vulnerable children in the most efficient, effective and timely manner.

A caring, trusted leader and problem solver, Bernadine joined UNICEF Canada in 2017.  Prior to that, Bernadine held senior finance leadership roles at Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Diabetes Canada, World Vision Canada and Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from McGill University and has earned her Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CMA) designation.

Thierry Delvigne-Jean
Chief Program Officer, UNICEF Canada

Thierry Delvigne-Jean is the Chief Program Officer for UNICEF in Canada. As a member of the executive team, he oversees the organization’s programme, policy and funding priorities to advance child rights in Canada and across the world. 

Thierry’s career with the United Nations spans nearly 25 years at a global level, having served in Indonesia, Senegal, South Africa, Mozambique and various countries in the Americas. He has managed multi-disciplinary teams promoting human rights, social change and public affairs.