Board of Directors

Janny G. Laguerre - Director of Quebec

Political activist, former school board and provincial candidate, social activist, wife, and new mother, Janny Gaspard Laguerre wears several hats. In addition to her work in the Quebec public service, she wants to be a...

Alanis Ortiz Espinoza - Director at Large

My name is Alanis Ortiz Espinoza, and I am a Panamanian/Canadian law graduate and soon-to-be lawyer. Equal Voice has helped me immensely, in March, I was selected to represent Brampton Centre, as a Delegate in...

Eleni Bakopanos - Quebec Director

The Honorable Eleni Bakopanos, P.C.,  was first elected in 1993 as the Member of Parliament for Saint-Denis, was re-elected 3 times in Ahuntsic, and is a member of the Privy Council of Canada. She has...

Rabi Al-Hassan - British Columbia Director

I am Ghanaian-Canadian and have lived, worked and served the Nanaimo community since immigrating here 16 years ago, being involved with Equal Voice for six years. A graduate of Vancouver Island University, where I gained...

Kim Kelly MD - Chair and Alberta Director

I am a GenX feminist, a physician, and a community leader. I have successfully advocated for wellness programs in schools, better treatment for citizens who suffer from addiction, and most recently the need to incorporate...

Tessa Ritter - Saskatchewan Director

Tessa Ritter is a senior leader within the executive government in the province of Saskatchewan. Currently, she serves as chief of staff to the Minister of Advanced Education and previously held the chief of staff...

Sherry Antone - Ontario Director

I am a citizen of the Oneida Nation of the Thames and a devoted advocate for the rights and interests of First Nations Peoples including members of the BIPOC community. For the better part of...

Frances LeBlanc - Vice Chair and New Brunswick and PEI Director

Frances works as an association executive, advocate, strategist, and connector. She serves her community by helping to build and strengthen people, communities, and systems through meaningful connections and by leveraging partnerships. Notably, Frances supports several...

Elizabeth Smith McCrossin - Nova Scotia Director

I believe strong women should have an Equal Voice in governing our communities, provinces and country. This belief led me to seek election in the constituency of Cumberland North, Nova Scotia. I have been an...

Francyne D. Joe - Director at Large

As a member of BC’s Nlaka’pamux First Nation, Francyne was raised in her Interior Salish culture and traditions with a strong sense of community. Growing up on-reserve with her ranching grandparents and single mother, she...

Lia Renaud - Director at Large

Lia Renaud is an energetic business consultant who has a track record of producing results and managing multiple projects/teams.  

Shubha Sandill - Director-at-large

Shubha Sandill is an academic, entrepreneur and community activist. With a Ph.D. in Geography and a second Masters in Globalization from McMaster University, she teaches in the Law & Society program at York University, with...

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