Board of Directors


Onome Ako

Chief Executive Director, Action Against Hunger, Canada

Onome Ako, Board Chair

Margaret Biggs

Mathews Fellow in Global Public Policy at Queen’s University

Margaret Biggs, Vice-Chair

Sian FitzGerald

Executive Director, HealthBridge

Sian FitzGerald, Board Treasurer

Mark Brender

National Director, Partners In Health Canada

Mark Brender, Director

William B. Chambers

William B. Chambers, Director

Chris Dendys

Executive Director, RESULTS Canada

Chris Dendys, Director

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, President & CEO

Barbara Grantham 

President and CEO, CARE Canada

Barbara Grantham, Director

Jocelyn Mackie

Co-CEO of Grand Challenges Canada

Jocelyn Mackie, Director

Rowena Pinto

President and CEO, Jack.org

Rowena Pinto, Director

Eva Slawecki

Interim Executive Director, Canadian Association for Global Health

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.

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.

Alli Bunting

Director, Programs and Operations (On Leave)

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 and advice on government relations, advocacy, policy, public engagement and communications

Jessica Ferne

Director, Global Health Impact (On Leave)

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

Erica Fotheringham

Manager, Learning and Gender Equality

Erica is responsible for managing organizational processes and delivery of program activities across the organization that focus on CanWaCH’s values as well as monitoring, evaluation and reporting requirements.

Nicole Jamrozinski

Manager, Development and Engagement (On Leave)

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 providing logistical and programmatic support to the Senior Management Team

Ericka Moerkerken

Senior Advisor, MEAL

As the Manager, Monitoring and Evaluation, Ericka is responsible for overseeing the continued development and expansion of CanWaCH’s flagship data platform (Project Explorer), and in charge of leading and coordinating related global health and rights analyses. Her role also includes coordinating relevant stakeholder relationships and supporting stronger and more committed monitoring and evaluation practices among global cooperation actors.

Lauren Murray

Manager, Communications

Lauren develops and executes communications strategies and plans to support the organization’s objectives, including member engagement, stakeholder engagement and public engagement activities.

Hudson Biko Mwalagho

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.  

Dr. Segun Ogundele, PhD

Research Analyst

As Research Analyst, Segun is responsible for developing research for a deeper understanding of global health, gender equality, policy, and economic investments, as well as for improving evidence-driven programming and decision-making to advance the health and rights of women, children and adolescents.

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.

Julianna Stonehouse

Manager, Development and Engagement

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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