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Board of Directors, 2019-2022
As a field project manager and a capacity development specialist she saw firsthand the difference that development based on gender equality can make in the lives not only of girls and women, but of entire communities. She has been an Oxfam supporter all of her adult life and is proud that Oxfam Canada reflects those values. She has been an active Oxfam volunteer for more than 10 years, and a member of the Board for the past six. She has been the Chair of the Policy Committee from 2016 to 2019.
Our Executive Director
When she isn’t trying to convince you that direct mail is still relevant, you can find her supporting the local music scene or painting at home in Wakefield. Originally from New Brunswick, Jennifer has lived in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Ottawa, a ski resort in the Rocky Mountains (although she doesn’t ski) and New Zealand, where she managed a hostel and had a short stint on a soap opera!
Diane holds a Master's in the Study of Human Rights from Columbia University. She also holds degrees in public administration from Ryerson University and economics from the University of Western Ontario.
Policy and Practice
Prior to joining Oxfam, from 2005 to 2017, Ian coordinated the human rights and natural resources program of KAIROS Canada, a coalition of 10 national churches and religious organizations. He is a board member of MiningWatch Canada and the Maquila Solidarity Network, and holds engineering degrees from Queen’s University and the University of Toronto. A passionate cyclist and runner, he loves the month of May when his hometown of Ottawa emerges from winter and fully comes into bloom.
Dana hold a M.Sc. in Development Management from the London School of Economics and a B.A. (Hons) in Development Studies and Political Science from Queen’s University. She lives with her partner Sébastien and two children, Alexis and Sacha, in a house they built with their own hands in Wakefield, Quebec in the national capital region of Canada. Dana is a beer-loving foodie who speaks Greek, Romanian, Spanish, French and English.
Diana holds degrees in Political Science and Conflict Resolution and has published several reports, articles and op-eds.