Staff and Board

Staff

Jessica Wood

Executive Director | Email

Jessica has been involved with SCIC since 2012, first as a supporter, then as staff, and most recently as the President of our Board of Directors. She is a strong feminist and environmentalist with 20 years experience in the International and Community Development sectors, including community-based work experience in Northern Ontario, Central America, Australia, and Asia.

Jessica believes a more just and sustainable 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 Public Engagement Officer | 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. 

Aria Ramdeo

Program and Media Assistant | Email

Aria brings a diverse range of academic and life experience. As a perpetual dabbler and avid learner, she has gained a wealth of experience in entrepreneurship, voice over and voice acting, teaching and public relations. She has worked toward the promotion of Multiculturalism and she celebrates cultural diversity. 

Aria is an Anthropology student at the University of Regina, and holds a Diploma in Public Relations, Advertising and Marketing. Aria is a feminist and an advocate for human rights and social justice.

Amy Bosche 

Education 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 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.”

Board Members

  • Lynn Gidluck, co-president
  • Leta Atkinson, co-president
  • Katie Bergman, secretary
  • Judith Rugobya, treasurer
  • Angeline Chia
  • Susan Fowler-Kerry
  • Narayan Kshetri
  • Rosemary McCallum, past president
  • Lindsay Robertson (on leave)
  • Ofelia Raquinio
  • Nicole Lamers

Members at Large

  • John Parry