Staff & Board

Staff

Jessica Wood

Executive Director | Email

Jessica has been involved with SCIC since 2012, first as a supporter, then as staff, and as a member of the Board of Directors prior to taking on the role of Executive Director in 2018. She has over 20 years experience in human rights, youth empowerment and environmental protection initiatives in communities across Canada, Central America, Australia, China, and South-East Asia. Jessica is proud to be SCIC's Executive Director, a member of the Inter-Council Network, and a member of Cooperation Canada’s Board of Directors. As such, she is dedicated to increasing active engagement towards more just, equitable, and sustainable global cooperation. Jessica believes that by supporting movements grounded in intersectional feminism and reconciliation, a better world is possible and that, as the challenges we face both globally and locally are interconnected, so too, are the solutions. 

Arlene Janzen

Finance Officer | Email

Arlene is the Finance Officer at SCIC and has been in that position since 1993. Previously she was on the Board of Directors for SCIC. Arlene's work includes ensuring the finances of SCIC are accurate and transparent and to help ensure the viability and sustainability of SCIC.

Denise MacDonald

Member Services and Network Coordinator | Email

Denise MacDonald is SCIC’s Member Services and Outreach Coordinator and has been with the organization since 2000. She is responsible for SCIC’s Member Services including capacity-building and networking opportunities for SCIC members. She organizes SCIC’s public engagement events to promote collaboration and movement building, and supports efforts for global ecological, economic and social justice.  

Denise holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Regina and a BA Hons. in International Development and Political Science from the University of Toronto. She gathers her strength from the incredibly brave southern partners and human rights and earth defenders she has met through her work at SCIC and through her travels, and has seen first-hand the positive impact of global solidarity. 

Amy Bosche 

Education Program Coordinator | Email 

Amy works with other educators throughout the province to bring Global Citizenship Curriculum and teachings into schools across the province.

Amy holds a Bachelor of Education and worked as a Special Education Teacher in British Columbia and Saskatchewan. She moved over to the non-profit sector 10 years ago after volunteering and working casually for a number of non-profit organizations during her time as a teacher. 

Amy has a passion for social justice work and believes as an educator, it is imperative that educators, teachers, and students are discussing issues around social justice and working together to create a more just and sustainable world.

Tatenda Mhaka

Youth Program Coordinator | Email

Tatenda’s work with SCIC centers on youth leadership and empowerment programming. She is a humanitarian at heart with an incurable advocacy for gender equality and fighting global poverty. She has been dedicated to the field of international development for some time contributing to the successful fulfillment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Tatenda is equipped with a Master’s Degree in Intercultural and International Communication from Royal Roads University in Victoria, British Columbia, including a BA Degree in International Development Studies and Sociology from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. 

Tatenda believes in the African Philosophy of ‘Ubuntu,’ – I am because you are – which speaks to the interconnectedness of humanity. To quote from Nelson Mandela, together we can “start changing our world for the better daily, no matter how small the action.”

Michelle Lerat

Communications and Campaign Coordinator | Email

Michelle brings a fresh and enthusiastic perspective to communications at SCIC. Her work focuses on finding new avenues to connect with people and communities to bring greater awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals and SCIC's programming. She is equipped with Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Indigenous Studies and is currently working on her Master's degree in Journalism from the University of Regina.

Janaia Lang 

Program Assistant | Email

Janaia assists with programming and administrative support at SCIC. Passionate about learning, she holds a Bachelor of Arts with majors in Sociology and Religious Studies from the University of Regina. She is particularly interested in gender equity from an intersectional feminist lens and is continuously working towards a greater understanding of the ways we are all interconnected on a local and global scale. 

2021/2022 Board of Directors

  • Saadia Burki | Board President
  • Susana (Sue) Deranger | Co-Vice President
  • Victoria Flores | Co-Vice President
  • Mahjouba Fadel | Treasurer
  • Terri Sleeva | Secretary
  • Jones Enebeli | Director
  • Clarine Mukendi | Director
  • Kara Haus | Director
  • Logan Huard | Director
  • Lori Johb | Director
  • Amanda Noubarian | Director
  • Selma Kiwwira | Director
  • Patrick Chassé | Director-at-Large

 

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