National Staff

Eleanor Fast - Executive Director

Eleanor joined Equal Voice as Executive Director in 2019, bringing an extensive background in not-for-profit management, and lived experience as a woman candidate. Her career highlights include having been Executive Director of Nature Canada; Program...

Nasha Brownridge - Director of Communications

Pronouns: she/her Nasha moved to Ottawa from Milton, Ontario in 2009 to pursue a career in politics, and has since worked for multiple government departments, NGOs, and most recently spent five years working on Parliament...

Paola Gonzalez - Fundraising Manager

Paola brings extensive program management and program support experience in the not-for-profit sector. She initiated her career in philanthropy with the Advancement team at Appleby College in Oakville, Ontario. There she provided support with prospect...

Maggie Patterson - Director of Programs

Maggie Patterson joined Equal Voice in 2019. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Ethics from the University of Ottawa and a M.A. in Conflict Studies. Maggie brings years of experience working in the non-profit sector...

Iman Mohamed - Program and Partnership Officer

Iman joined Equal Voice in 2019 as the community fund project coordinator working on helping young women and non-binary youth across the country with projects they have for their communities. Iman came to Canada to...

Amen Ben Ahmouda - Program and Events Officer

Pronouns: She/Her Amen Ben Ahmouda is an Ottawa local, and graduated from the University of Ottawa in Public Administration and Political Science. Throughout her degree, she gained a diverse background working on the Hill, in...

Zita Taylor - Operations Manager

Zita joined the Equal Voice team in 2014, as Chapter Liaison. She played a key role for Equal Voice during the development and the implementation of the initial Daughters of the Vote program in 2016....

Anta Niang - Administrative Coordinator

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