Rita Morbia has a background in environmental activism. Before joining Inter Pares, she was the Biodiversity Campaign Director at the Sierra Club of Canada where her work included advocacy on national forests and endangered species. For two years, Rita also lived in Swaziland where she taught secondary school. She has a Master’s degree in Biological Sciences specializing in ecology.
Rita Morbia was Executive Director of Inter Pares from 2009 to 2017. As of October 2017, she and Kathryn Dingle are Co-Executive Directors.
Rita first joined the organization in 2001 as a Program Manager working with the Asia team and spent five years managing Inter Pares’ extensive Burma program. Rita also has program responsibilities in the Philippines and Sudan in the area of women’s rights and reproductive health.
Rita has served on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Council for International Cooperation until May 2014. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Health Coalition.