Meet Our Board
2022/2023 Board of Directors
- Amanda Noubarian, President
- Thoolika Sunil, Vice President
- Logan Huard, Secretary
- Savelia Curniski
- Susana Deranger
- Hassan Ibrahim
- Kristen Johannesson
- Selma Kiwwira
- Bernadette Kutarna
- Terri Sleeva
Zehra Rizvi, Executive Director
Zehra Rizvi has been actively involved in non-profits for 20 years working for organizations like Global Affairs Canada, Plan International, Canadian Red Cross, Canadian Cooperative Association and the University of Saskatchewan. She obtained a BA in International Studies from the University of Saskatchewan and an MSc in Integrated Water Resource Management from McGill University. Currently, she serves on the Saskatoon Open Door Society board, an organization dedicated to welcoming immigrants and refugees in Saskatoon; she serves as Vice-chair and Chair of the Governance Committee. She is committed to gender equality, education for girls and the protection of children.
Shayne Lazarowich, Communications & Campaigns Coordinator
Kimberley Hartwig, Education Program Coordinator
Kimberley was born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan. She holds undergraduate degrees in English and French from the University of Saskatchewan and a Masters degree in Migration and Intercultural Relations from the University of Oldenburg, Germany. Her education journey has taken her around the world, and she hopes to inspire and support educators in bringing a global lens into the classroom. She strongly believes in the transformative power of education.
Navit Asres, Youth Coordinator
Navit is SCIC’s Youth Coordinator. Through her academic background in international relations and political geography, she has experience in project management, data collection, and research within an international context. With interests in peacebuilding, advocacy, and more, she aims to empower and inspire Saskatchewan’s youth. In her spare time, she is an avid traveler and volunteer with the Regina Open Door Society.
Vibya Natana, Program Assistant
Vibya joined SCIC in 2022 and provides programming and administrative support to its dynamic team and membership. Her commitment to community-led initiatives is reflected in her educational background in non-profit leadership, Social Work, and research contributions in anti-racism policy, youth engagement, and mental health. As an active community member, Vibya has both developed and volunteered with grassroots, (primarily youth-led) organizations/initiatives of varying scopes that continue to equip her with enriching knowledge and experiences that she cherishes deeply. Vibya is based in oskana kā-asastēki, Treaty 4 territory, in what is now known as Regina, Saskatchewan on the traditional lands of the nêhiyawak, Anihšināpēk, Dakota, Lakota, and Nakoda, and the homeland of the Métis/Michif Nation.