Board of Directors

Sharmila Setaram - Chair and Director-at-Large

I am currently the Vice-Chair of the National Board of Directors for Equal Voice. I am running for a second term because the 2019-2021 Board will be responsible for developing a new strategic plan and...

Madi Murariu - Vice Chair and Director-at-Large

As a long-time member of Equal Voice and a previous member of the Board of Directors and Toronto Chapter Chair, I am seeking the opportunity to continue to contribute to Equal Voice’s mandate as a...

Nicole Foster - Past-Chair

Equal Voice National Chair Nicole Foster has served on the Board of Directors since 2015 and has been an active volunteer during that time, including chairing the Communications committee as well as the historic Daughters...

Esmahan Razavi - Director (British Columbia)

Esmahan Razavi believes that supporting women in politics is critical to creating a more equitable world. She has devoted much of her time to this cause, championing women across party lines. Esmahan was a steering...

Sonia Kont - Director (Alberta)

Born in eastern Turkey, Sonia is a proud Canadian of Kurdish heritage. As early as 16 years old, Sonia was involved in Canadian general elections and continues to ensure that the right people get in...

Tessa Ritter - Director (Saskatchewan)

Tessa Ritter is the Chief of Staff to the Minister responsible for Advanced Education, Status of Women, and Innovation in Saskatchewan. Tessa has served in various public relations roles in Saskatchewan and internationally over the...

Kenzie Caldwell - Director (Manitoba)

Kenzie Caldwell is currently a Senior Advisor to Manitoba’s Minister of Conservation and Climate, and previously worked for Manitoba’s Minister responsible for the Status of Women. With a background in Canadian politics and a Masters...

Yaelle Gang - Director (Ontario)

Yaelle Gang is the editor of an investment publication for Canadian pension plans. Prior to this, she was a financial communications manager at a provincial agency and has a wealth of experience from her time...

Eleni Bakopanos - Director (Quebec)

My name is ELENI BAKOPANOS and I ask for your support for a second mandate to serve on the Board of Directors of Equal Voice. I have served since 2017 on the National Board and...

Lia Renaud - Director (Nova Scotia)

My undergraduate education is in Social Justice and Peace Studies and Sociology. I pursued studies in this area because I wanted to act as a political and social critic and become an agent for progressive social transformation.  My post-graduate studies...

Shubha Sandill - Director-at-large

Shubha Sandill is an academic with a passion for community activism. With a Ph.D in Geography and Masters in Globalization, she has been teaching Gender Justice in the Law and Society program at York University....

Thoren Hudyma - Director-at-large

As the Co-Chair of Equal Voice in British Columbia, I have been actively working to support our critical mandate. Through my candidacy for the Board as a National Member at Large, I will continue to...

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