Board of Directors

Onome Ako

Chief Executive Director, Action Against Hunger, Canada

Board Chair

Mark Brender

National Director, Partners In Health Canada


Chris Dendys

Executive Director, RESULTS Canada


Timothy Grant Evans

Inaugural Director and Associate Dean of the School of Population and Global Health, McGill University

Timothy Grant Evans, Director

Lindsay Glassco

President and CEO, Plan International Canada

Lindsay Glassco, Director

Danny Glenwright

President & CEO, Save the Children Canada

Danny Glenwright, Director

Barbara Grantham 

President and CEO, CARE Canada

Barbara Grantham, Director

Nilima Gulrajani

Senior Research Fellow, ODI

Nilima Gulrajani, Director

Christine Hogan

Former Deputy Minister of Environment and Climate Change

Ky’okusinga Kirunga

Ky’okusinga Kirunga, Director

Jocelyn Mackie

Jocelyn Mackie, Director

David Morley

David Morley, Director

Gina Olgivie

Physician, BC Women's Hospital and Health Centre

Nadja Pollaert

Executive Director, Médecins du Monde Canada

Nadja Pollaert, Director

Eva Slawecki

Eva Slawecki, Director

Our Staff

Julia Anderson

Chief Executive Officer

Julia is the Chief Executive Officer for the Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health (CanWaCH).

Megan Aikens

Director, Strategic Partnerships & Gender Equality

Megan is responsible for providing strategic direction, issues management and stakeholder engagement advice in relation to all orders of government and other key stakeholders.

Alli Bunting

Director, Programs and Operations

Alli is the Director, Programs and Operations and is responsible to ensure organizational effectiveness through the leadership of day-to-day operations

Charmaine Crockett

Director, Stakeholder Engagement

Charmaine is CanWaCH’s Director of Stakeholder Engagement, providing strategic leadership on communications, public engagement, event management, and membership growth and relationships.

Jessica Ferne

Director, Global Health Impact

As Director of Global Health Impact, Jessica leads CanWaCH’s strategic efforts to strengthen Canadian evidence-driven programming and decision-making.

Claudia Gongora Boles

Director, Finance and Operations

Claudia is the Director of Finance and Operations and is responsible to ensure the organizational effectiveness by providing leadership for the organization’s financial, human resource, and reporting functions. Working with the management team, she also contributes to the development and implementation of organizational strategies, policies and practices.

Sophie Arseneault

Policy and Government Relations Officer

Sophie provides support in safeguarding, strengthening, and advancing domestic and international commitments to women, children, and adolescent health funding, policy, and programming.

Deborah Dahan

Gender Equality Officer

Deborah supports the coordination and implementation of CanWaCH’s gender equality projects, including strengthening capacity to implement gender transformative approaches to programming and CanWaCH’s initiative, the Equal Futures Network.

Nicole Jamrozinski

Manager, Development and Engagement

Nicole manages the project planning, design and delivery of key membership moments and member engagement activities across the organization while supporting the strategic implementation of development and engagement activities.

Erin Jex

Manager, Strategic Partnerships for Gender Equality

Erin is responsible for helping to create, launch and administer the delivery of programming to highlight Canadians’ work on gender equality.

Tina LaRochelle

Corporate Services and Information Systems Officer

Tina is responsible for supporting communications activities and events, membership administration and the smooth operation of all information management and technology tools and services utilized by the CanWaCH team and its members.

Hudson Biko Mwalagho

Senior Communications Officer

Biko is responsible for developing and distributing content on CanWaCH’s digital communication channels and supports the organization’s communications and digital marketing activities.  

Imaeyen Okon

Manager, Data Management and Digital Learning

Imaeyen is responsible to support CanWaCH’s data and mapping initiatives, engaging with CanWaCH’s diverse data-focused stakeholders.

Amber St. Louis

Senior Writer and Editor

Amber is responsible for delivering written content to support the organization’s objectives, including member engagement, stakeholder engagement, events and public engagement activities.

Julianna Stonehouse

Manager, Programs and Operations

Working as a member of the Strategic Partnership and Gender Equality team, Julianna helps to manage organisational processes and delivery of program activities with a special focus on evaluating and reporting as well as governance activities. 

Andrea Walsh

Executive Project Assistant

Andrea Walsh serves as the Executive Assistant to CanWaCH’s CEO and also plays an active role in supporting project-related work of the organization. 

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