Board of Directors


Onome Ako

Executive Director, Amref Health Africa in 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

Tonia Occhionero

Executive Director, Canadian Association of Midwives

Tonia Occhionero, Chair of Governance Committee

William B. Chambers

William B. Chambers, Director

Mark Brender

National Director, Partners In Health Canada

Mark Brender, Director

Chris Dendys

Executive Director, RESULTS Canada

Chris Dendys, Director

Timothy Grant Evans

Associate Dean for the School of Publication & Global Health, McGill University

Timothy Grant Evans, Director

Barbara Grantham 

President and CEO, CARE Canada

Barbara Grantham, Director

Danny Glenwright

President & CEO, Save the Children Canada

Danny Glenwright, President & CEO

Jocelyn Mackie

Co-CEO of Grand Challenges Canada

Jocelyn Mackie, Director

Rowena Pinto

Chief Program Officer, Unicef Canada

Rowena Pinto, Director

Eva Slawecki

Executive Director, Canadian Society for International 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.

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

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.

Mélody Tondeur

Manager, Metrics

Mélody is CanWaCH’s Manager of Metrics and is responsible for developing and maintaining data systems and networks for improved programming to achieve greater impact.

Erica Fotheringham

Gender Equality Officer

As CanWaCH’s Gender Equality Officer, Erica works to build relationships with member and non-member organizations who have expertise in gender transformative approaches.

Erin Gilchrist

Senior Policy Advisor

Erin is responsible for informing engagement with key stakeholders. She provides recommendations, issues management and advice related to government relations and advancing the policy priorities of CanWaCH.

Nicole Jamrozinski

Senior Program Coordinator

As Senior Program Coordinator, Nicole acts as a catalyst and an organizational focal point

Erin Jex

Gender Equality Coordinator

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

Tina LaRochelle

Project Assistant

Tina is responsible for providing logistical and programmatic support to the Senior Management Team

Lauren Murray

Senior Public Engagement Officer

As the Senior Public Engagement Officer, Lauren supports the strategic development and execution of CanWaCH’s public engagement efforts.

Imaeyen Okon

Project Explorer Officer

As the Project Explorer Officer, Imaeyen is responsible for the organization and management of the Project Explorer database.

Reanne Senkiw

Digital Production Assistant

As the Digital Production Assistant, Reanne creates digital assets and video production for the CanWaCH team.

Aminata B. Wurie

Global Partnerships Coordinator

As CanWaCH’s Global Partnerships Coordinator, Aminata provides strategic assistance to the design and delivery of projects to galvanize continued engagement of global stakeholders.

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