Néné Lubala

Néné Lubala is an Animator and an Assistant to the Women and Children program at Héritiers de la Justice.  As part of her work, she leads workshops and sensitization sessions on the promotion of women’s and children’s rights and the…

Alphonse PWEMBWE

Alphonse PWEMBWE is the Training Program and Institutional Strengthening Officer (and former Executive Secretary) at KAIROS women, peace and security partner, Héritiers de la Justice (Heirs of Justice) and ecumenical human rights civil society organization in South Kivu province in…

Liliana Svartman

Dynamic and goal-oriented, Liliana Svartman has helmed financial operations across not-for-profit organizations as well as manufacturing industries in Canada, US and |Europe. Her understanding of the dynamics between organizational objectives and accounting practices has served her well in the last…

Deanna Miller

Deanna’s ancestry is Katzie First Nation. She was born and raised on the ancestral lands of the Katzie in Langley BC. She has worked with the Langley School District as an Aboriginal Support worker since 2007. Learning to harvest traditional…

Jessica Pichard

Jessica had been with KAIROS Canada facilitating KBEs in the Ottawa region since April 2018. As of January 2019, she has been in the Ottawa office coordinating the KBE requests for the province of Quebec. Jessica moved to Ottawa from…

Mim Harder

Mim grew up in the Markham area, close to Toronto, with roots in the first families that settled York Region. As an adult, she began exploring Aboriginal values, spirituality and life that she felt deep inside as a child. Honouring…

Isabel Grigueli

On June of 2014 I moved to Canada with my husband and kids to start a new life. I found myself taking different courses to gain knowledge in the culture and in the business area. I started at KAIROS  as…

Zoë Aarden

Zoë Aarden has a B.A.H. and a Master’s Degree in Indigenous Studies from Trent University and has worked and volunteered in Indigenous communities for over 17 years. Her thesis “Sexing the Indian: Scholarships’ Role in the Consolidation of Colonial Structures of Gender and Sexuality”,…

John Henri Commanda

John Henri Commanda is Ojibway and a member of the Eagle Clan. He is an inter-generational survivor of the Indian Residential School System, and a survivor of the 60’s Scoop. While employed in the federal public service for almost 36 years,…

Amelia Berot-Burns

Amelia is a recent graduate of the International Masters of Laws (LL.M) program at the University of Bristol. Her dissertation and studies concerned access to remedy for victims of human rights violations perpetrated by Canadian corporations, specifically mining companies. During…

Deepa Venkatesan

As a Digital Communications Coordinator, Deepa Venkatesan brings four years of reporting and newsroom experience from India. Her work in online media campaigns spans from investigating about child rights and juvenile justice laws to covering socio-economic issues such as drought…

Carole Umana

Prior to joining the KAIROS Blanket Exercise, Carole worked primarily in post-secondary education and international development – including peace and social justice in Mesoamerica as well as student success/accessibility at Canadian colleges and universities. Her educational background includes a BA…

Tarek Al-Zoughbi

Tarek Al-Zoughbi is a Christian Palestinian American, who was raised in the little town of Bethlehem. He received a B.A. in Economics and Peace Studies from Manchester University, Indiana and returned to Bethlehem, where he currently works as the project and…

Vernie Yocogan-Diano

Vernie Yocogan-Diano is currently the manager of the KAIROS Women, Peace and Security project in the Philippines. She is an Indigenous (Kankanaey-Bontoc) woman, a mother and a human rights and community activist from the Cordillera, Philippines. She has extensive experience…

Gérard Kwigwasa Nakahuga

Gérard Kwigwasa Nakahuga is the Executive Secretary of Héritiers de la Justice (Heirs of Justice). He has been very engaged in conflict transformation, peace building and advocacy with Héritiers de la Justice, and has been part of its network for…

Lucy G Talgeih

Lucy G Talgeih is the Women’s Coordinator at the Wi’am Palestinian Conflict Transformation Centre. Lucy holds a MA in Democracy and Human Rights from Birzeit University and strives to work for women’s rights, eradicate extremism, and promote a more peaceful…

Alexandra Alhucema Lizarazo

Alexandra Alhucema Lizarazo is a professional public accountant with more than ten years of experience working with the Organización Femenina Popular (OFP). Alexandra has participated in diverse actions that promote the defence of human rights for women in places across…

Gloria Amparo Suarez

Gloria Amparo Suarez is an executive member of Organización Femenina Popular (OFP) in Colombia. For more than four years, she has been legally representing the OFP while also supporting women’s social movements. In addition to her position with OFP, Gloria…

Fr. James Oyet Latansio

Fr. James Oyet Latansio is a Catholic priest, a PhD in philosophy, and the General Secretary of the South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC) where he has provided executive leadership since April 2015. Having grown up through decades of war,…