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Harmy Mendoza
Executive Director

Harmy holds a MA from Ryerson University and has more than 16 years of experience in the anti-violence against women field.

Lieran Docherty
Director of Programs

Lieran has experience working in community and international development with a focus on women’s rights and gender justice.

Jessica Ketwaroo-Green
Project Coordinator

Jessica holds a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Governance from Ryerson University and has worked primarily in the non-profit sector coordinating programs.

Priya Shastri
Networks Coordinator

Priya has a decade of work experience in the anti-violence against women sector in various systems and communities, including in Nunavut and the U.K.

Alissa Klingbaum
Research and Policy Coordinator

Alissa is a research and policy professional focused on the social determinants of health and healthy public policy.

Mallory Hilkewich
Education and Training Manager

Mallory has over a decade of experience in community and international development, with a focus on capacity building.

Devika Parsaud
Membership and Communications Coordinator

Devika holds a Master of Health Policy and Equity from York University and has experience in strategic communications, policy and project management.

Premila Chellapermal
Project Coordinator

Premila has worked in the violence against women sector in multiple jurisdictions and projects and has a MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice.

Ramona Chereches
Chair

Ramona graduated with a MSW in Romania and previously worked in foster care and international adoptions.

Amninder Sandhu
Treasurer

Amninder has more than 15 years of experience in personal and commercial banking, capital markets, finance, corporate planning, client acquisition and management.

Kim Duong
Co-Secretary

Kim Duong has been practicing insurance defence litigation since 2006.

Adrienne Clark
Co-Secretary

Adrienne Clark is Director, Content Marketing at United Way Toronto & York Region.

Miriam Freeman
Board Member

Miriam Freeman has more than a decade of experience in corporate finance and accounting in some of the most reputable Canadian and global corporations and non-profit organizations.

Hudah Azeez
Board Member

Hudah has more than 15 years of experience in front-line positions at various international and local non-profit charitable organizations.

Mikayla Wicks
Board Member

Mikayla is a policy professional and leader with a passion for social policy issues, building strong and meaningful connections with stakeholders and negotiating strategic solutions to complex challenges.

Pam Sharma
Board Member

Pam Sharma is a seasoned HR professional with more than 20 years of experience in various HR disciplines.

Patricia Coehlo
Board Member

For the past two decades, Patricia’s education and career have revolved around her passion for human rights, which has been channeled through her work in social-service organizations in Brazil and Canada.

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