STAND Canada’s Directors

Scott Fenwick
Executive 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.
Alison Chan
Human Resources and Operations Director; Website Manager
Location: Vancouver
Year Joined STAND: 2014
Contact: hr(@)standcanada.org

Alison is responsible for the operations behind STAND Canada, from human resource acquisition, internal policies, and administration, to finance. She is also part of the Communications team as the Website Manager. Please direct any technical questions regarding the website to her.
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.
Tori Fleming
Chapters Co-Director
Location: Toronto
Year Joined STAND: 2013
Contact: chapters(@)standcanada.org

The former President of the University of Toronto chapter, Tori joined STAND National as a Co-Director after graduation. Working with Adi, she 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.
Maria Simeonova
Policy Director
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.
Vincent Delaney
Advocacy Co-Director
Location: Ottawa
Year Joined STAND: 2016
Contact: advocacy(@)standcanada.org

Vincent work 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.
Evan Gray
Communications Co-Director
Location: Vancouver
Year Joined STAND: 2014
Contact: communications(@)standcanada.org

Evan 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.
Sarah Mistak
Communications Co-Director
Location: Toronto
Year Joined STAND: 2014
Contact: communications(@)standcanada.org

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.

STAND Canada’s Teams:

Advocacy:

Advocacy/Policy Advisor: Priya Ramesh
Team Member: Daniel Holmes
Team Member: Kayla Daneal
Team Member: Hafsa Mohammud
Team Member/Carleton chapter President: Jim Khayata
Team Member: Laurene Opoku
Team Member: Natalia Valencia
Team Member: Angela Hou

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
Blog Writer: Andrew Kloiber
Deputy Director of Social Media: Dan Leahul
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: Cyrus Gearhart Sie
Policy Advisor: Katarina Todic
Policy Researcher: Mark Gulla
Policy Researcher: Moatasim Tungekar
Policy Researcher: Nabiha Chowdhury
Policy Researcher: Dharshini Krishnamurthi
Policy Researcher: Tanya Rasoul
Policy Researcher: Sonam Bhutia
Policy Researcher: Renata Marshall
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-Chapter Liaison: Julian DeSouza

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