Staff & board of directors
Inter Pares Staff
The staff of Inter Pares comes from many different walks of life but share in common the principles and philosophy underlying the organization. Staff members all have experience in social justice work, in Canada and internationally.
Sarah Blumel sblumel (at) interpares.ca
Sarah is part of the fundraising and communications team at Inter Pares. Before joining the team, she supported the organizational development of various Quebec-based, grassroots community groups working for social change as a community organizer and popular educator.
David Bruer dbruer (at) interpares.ca
David previously managed the Colombia program and now supports the work of Inter Pares in Asia. He has experience in Central America working with Guatemalan refugees and in rural development.
Guillaume Charbonneau gcharbonneau (at) interpares.ca
Guillaume is part of Inter Paresí Latin America team. He holds a masterís degree in sociology focusing on the work of human rights defenders in Central America, based on his experience living and working in the region.
Eric Chaurette echaurette (at) interpares.ca
Eric holds a master's degree in environmental studies and has worked for NGOs in community-based conservation in rural regions of Canada and in Latin America. Eric supports the work of the Inter Pares Africa team.
Kathryn Dingle - donor relations contact kdingle (at) interpares.ca
Kathryn has a masterís degree in international development. She has worked in the NGO sector in Canada and abroad to promote youth leadership, health education and public engagement. At Inter Pares, she supports the fundraising and donor relations team.
Elaine holds a CMA designation and is the bookkeeper for Inter Pares. Elaine has lived and worked in Barbados, England and Canada.
Bill Fairbairn bilito (at) interpares.ca
Bill Fairbairn is part of Inter Paresí Latin America team. He has worked for many years on human rights and social justice issues throughout much of Latin America.
Nadia Faucher, Program Coordinator nfaucher (at) interpares.ca
Nadia supports the work of Inter Pares in Latin America and more particularly in Colombia and Peru. She has worked and lived in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa. She is also supporting the work of Ottawa-based women's centers offering services to women subjected to sexual violence.
Jack Hui Litster Jack (at) interpares.ca
Jack works on the fundraising team at Inter Pares. His background includes working with several international development NGOs and coalitions in Canada and West Africa. He has worked with marginalized communities in Ottawa, and has experience in the performing arts.
Kevin Malseed kmalseed (at) interpares.ca
Kevin lived in Burma and Thailand for 15 years working with local communities and organizations on human rights issues in Burma. He has also spent 3 years in Africa working on displacement in Uganda and landmine contamination in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Kevin is now on the Inter Pares Asia team, focused on Burma.
Samantha McGavin, Communications Director - media contact smcgavin (at) interpares.ca
Samantha coordinates Inter Pares' communications and online fundraising. She has also spent many years promoting egalitarian and inclusive communities, with a particular focus on poor people's autonomy, rights, and access to resources.
Rita Morbia, Executive Director rmorbia (at) interpares.ca
Rita has a background in environmental activism. In addition to being Executive Director, her program responsibilities are in Asia.
Marie Josť Morrissette
Marie Josť Morrissette supports Inter Pares' donor relations and fundraising program as well as its general administration. Prior to joining Inter Pares, she held similar positions in other Canadian international cooperation organizations.
Jean Symes jls (at) interpares.ca
Jean works on Inter Pares' Africa program, as well as policy and program on extractive industries and tax justice. Jean's previous work at Inter Pares includes Program Coordinator, Director of Communications, and development of the Latin America program. Jean's past experience includes human rights monitoring, social policy development, and finance.
Sheila Whyte swhyte (at) interpares.ca
Sheila Whyte manages and coordinates Inter Pares' office and administrative functions. Prior to Inter Pares she worked in a number of educational institutions.
Rebecca Wolsak rwolsak (at) interpares.ca
Rebecca supports the work of Inter Pares in Asia, in particular in relation to Burma. She spent five years living and working on Burma's borders and returned to Canada to work with Inter Pares.
Anne-Marie Zilliacus, Finance Director zilli (at) interpares.ca
Anne-Marie Zilliacus manages Inter Pares' finances. She has a background in journalism as well as accounting and has lived and worked in England and Australia. She is the former editor of The Canadian Friend, a Canadian Quaker publication.
Inter Pares Board of Directors
Board members are selected on the basis of their history and credibility in social justice activities and sectors in Canada. The role of the board is to support and provide overall governance to the organization. Board members are elected annually at the Inter Pares Annual General Meeting in Ottawa.
Verda Cook has been a researcher and campaigner on social and economic justice issues since 1994.
Amanda Dale is the Executive Director of the Barbra Schlifer Counselling Clinic. She holds a Masters in International Human Rights Law form Oxford.
Agathe Gaulin is an adult educator and a consultant in community and organizational development from Comox, B.C.
Nathan Gilbert is the Executive Director of the Laidlaw Foundation in Toronto.
Mireille Landry is an activist living in Montreal. She supports organizations working around community development and social justice issues by creating spaces for reflection and training.
Amarkai Laryea is a labour activist and lawyer working with the union Public Service Alliance of Canada, Ottawa.
Tamara Levine, Chair is an adult educator and labour activist in Ottawa.
James Loney is a peace activist and writer living in Toronto.
Shree Mulay is a women's health activist and professor at Memorial University, Newfoundland.
Jeannie Samuel is a researcher in Toronto working on public health and human rights issues.
Lis Suarez is a social entrepreneur committed to women empowerment and sustainable development both locally and abroad. She is cofounder of FEM International.
Delyse Sylvester is a fundraising consultant living in Nelson, B.C.
Sari Tudiver is a researcher and writer focusing on womenís health issues and gender analysis, in Ottawa.
Bill Van Iterson, Treasurer is an advisor on economic development and management issues.
In Memory of Roxana Ng
We were all deeply saddened by the death of long-time Board of Directors member, Roxana Ng, in early 2013.
Roxana was a vibrant, dynamic, and caring Board member serving for nearly 14 years. We will miss her dedication to the fundamental notion of international solidarity between the North and the global South as well as her commitment to the idea of equality in so many facets of her life Ė as an activist, academic and feminist.
We are grateful to have counted Roxana among us, and will miss her.
Read her profile in Globe and Mail, February 13 2013: "An activist who fought racism and sexism"
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