STAND Canada’s Directors

Scott Fenwick
Executive Co-Director
Location: Edmonton
Year Joined STAND: 2007
Contact: ed(@)standcanada.org

Scott is responsible for STAND Canada's overall direction and operations. He provides guidance to Directors through his extensive involvement in STAND, journalism, and advocacy. If you are interested in partnering with STAND, please contact Scott.
Sarah Mistak
Executive Co-Director
Location: Toronto
Year Joined STAND: 2014
Contact: ed(@)standcanada.org

The former Communications Co-Director, Sarah is responsible for the operations and financial side of STAND, as well as facilitating the development of organizational strategies.
Alison Chan
Communications Co-Director; Human Resources and Operations Director; Website Manager
Location: Vancouver
Year Joined STAND: 2014
Contact: hr(@)standcanada.org (for Human Resources inquiries); communications(@)standcanada.org (for Communications inquiries)

Alison is responsible for the operations behind STAND Canada, from human resource acquisition, internal policies, and administration. She has transitioned into the Communications Co-Director role, specifically overseeing the website and social media. Please contact her if you have any inquiries regarding volunteering with STAND.
Victoria Fleming
Communications Co-Director
Location: Toronto
Year Joined STAND: 2013
Contact: chapters(@)standcanada.org

The former President of the University of Toronto chapter and the former Chapters Co-Director, Victoria joined STAND National as a Co-Director after graduation. Sarah is responsible for the overall coordination of the communications team, which include the timely production of social media, news blogs, and our monthly digest to keep Canadians informed and engaged. Specifically, she schedules and edits blog posts to promote the advocacy and information goals of STAND Canada on social media.
Maria Simeonova
Policy Director (on leave)
Location: Toronto
Year Joined STAND: 2015
Contact: policy(@)standcanada.org

Maria is responsible for leading policy research and recommendations to the government of Canada. She works closely with other Directors in the advocacy and educational outreach areas of STAND Canada.
Christina Warner
Policy Director
Location: Ottawa
Year Joined STAND: 2017
Contact: policy(@)standcanada.org

Christina is responsible for leading policy research and recommendations to the government of Canada. She works closely with other Directors in the advocacy and educational outreach areas of STAND Canada.
Vincent Delaney
Advocacy Co-Director
Location: Ottawa
Year Joined STAND: 2016
Contact: advocacy(@)standcanada.org

Vincent works with the Directors to shape and implement STAND Canada's advocacy strategies that engages with Canadians, like-minded organizations, and lobbying decision-makers. He is responsible for the campaigns aspect of Advocacy. He develops, manages, and executes campaigns through partnering with like-minded organizations and developing events.
Dharshini Krishnamurthi
Advocacy Co-Director
Location: Toronto
Year Joined STAND: 2016
Contact: advocacy(@)standcanada.org

Dharshini works with the Directors to shape and implement STAND Canada's advocacy strategies that engages with Canadians, like-minded organizations, and lobbying decision-makers. She is responsible for the campaigns aspect of Advocacy. She develops, manages, and executes campaigns through partnering with like-minded organizations and developing events.
Adi Burton
Chapters Co-Director
Location: Vancouver
Year Joined STAND: 2006
Contact: chapters(@)standcanada.org

The former President of the UBC chapter, Adi joined STAND National as Chapters Director after her undergraduate degree. Adi coordinates and provides support to the eight chapters located across Canada. She liaises between National and the chapters on mobilizing advocacy, campaign engagement, and strategic chapter development.
Vacant
Chapters Co-Director
Interested in connecting STAND Canada / National to our university chapters? The Chapters & Engagement Team ensures that chapters are flourishing, engaging with STAND’s national work and campaigns, and providing educational resources and programs to enrich our work throughout the organization. Apply today!

STAND Canada’s Teams:

Advocacy:

Advocacy/Policy Advisor: Priya Ramesh
Team Member: Daniel Holmes
Team Member: Kayla Daneal
Team Member: Hafsa Mohammud
Team Member: Laurene Opoku
Team Member: Natalia Valencia
Team Member: Angela Hou
Team Member: Erica Wright
Team Member: Stephane Berimbere

Chapters:

Team Member: Brian Malczyk
Team Member: Vivi Bragues
Team Member: Sorit Seid
Team Member: Anjali Shanmugam

Communications:

Blog Writer/Policy Researcher: Sho Shibata
Blog Writer: Talha Sadiq
Blog Writer: Banke Sorinwa
Blog Writer: Kerry Sun
Blog Writer: Laura Truesdell
Blog Writer: Camilla Shearman
Blog Writer: Nicholas Boland-Cairney
Blog Writer: Htay Tint
Blog Writer: Tashnim Jerin
Blog Writer: Reem Saraya
Blog Writer: Salma Hees
Blog Writer: Farah Bogani
Blog Writer: Tasha Simpson
Blog Writer: Saron Yared
Blog Writer: Liam Nolan
Social Media Coordinator: Jonathan Bedouma
Social Media Coordinator: Sukhbir Singh
Graphics Designer: Nani Widjaja
Graphics Designer: Andy Di Leo
Graphics Designer: Patrick Brown
External Communications Associate: Aakhanksha Sharma

Policy:

Deputy Director of Policy: Andrew Kloiber
Policy Advisor: Katarina Todic
Policy Researcher: Mark Gulla
Policy Researcher: Moatasim Tungekar
Policy Researcher: Nabiha Chowdhury
Policy Researcher: Tanya Rasoul
Policy Researcher: Sonam Bhutia
Policy Researcher: Olivia Cimo
Policy Researcher: Ekta Singla
Policy Researcher: Anah Mirza
Policy Researcher: Megan Gallagher
Policy Researcher: Janelle Knoop
Policy Researcher: Gloria Palubjakova
Policy Researcher: Nicki Siamaki
Policy Researcher Tea Cimini

Interested in joining our team? Our work focuses on mobilizing students and youth, but you do not have to be a current student, as several of our team members are in graduate school or are recent graduates in the workforce. You also do not have to have an academic background in human rights or politics. We welcome you if you are working or studying in another profession with knowledge of and an interest in what we do. Visit our volunteer page for current opportunities!

STAND Canada’s Organizational Structure

This organizational chart shows the portfolios in each Team. It is here to show the opportunities available to contribute to STAND. Please visit the volunteer page to see our openings.
STAND Team - Org Chart