|Margaret Hancock, Chair|
Margaret is the executive director of Family Service Toronto. For ten years, Margaret was the Warden of the University of Toronto’s Hart House. Prior to Hart House, Margaret served as executive director of Toronto’s Choice in Health Clinic. She once served as Ontario Regional Coordinator and then Ontario Education Program Coordinator for Oxfam Canada, and will serve for her third term on Oxfam Canada’s Board of Directors.
|Nidhi Tandon, Vice-Chair|
Originally from East Africa, now based in Toronto, Nidhi designs and facilitates grassroots workshops for women’s organizations, small business and farmer communities, enabling women to organize and articulate their priorities around sustainable development. Much of her work revolves around the relationships between women and water, energy, natural resources, food security and policy decisions but she also works on issues related to information and communications technologies and applications that enhance women’s livelihoods in developing countries. Nidhi is the founder of Networked Intelligence for Development. Nidhi is returning for her second term on Oxfam Canada’s Board of Directors.
|Lewis Auerbach, Treasurer|
Lewis has many years of experience on non-profit boards, as a Chair, as a Committee Chair, and as a member. His background includes several senior positions in the federal government, including serving as the Commissioner of Environment and Sustainable Development in the Office of the Auditor General. He has extensive exposure to governance/accountability and financial issues, strategic planning, and financial management on non-profit Boards, and in professional consulting work. In addition to serving on the Oxfam Canada board, he is president of the Harvard Club of Ottawa and a Board Member of the Great Canadian Theatre Company.
|Judy Cavanagh, Secretary|
Currently working with developing countries through the Cavanagh Group, Judy has served Deputy Minister of Women’s Equality dealing with programming issues on violence and childcare. She has held a number of senior government portfolios and has served on non-profit boards and provided advice to civil society organizations.
Newfoundland and Labrador
Anna has been active within Oxfam Canada since she joined the Memorial University of Newfoundland Oxfam Canada campus group Board of Directors in 2007. She is inspired by and passionate about Oxfam Canada’s focus on Women’s Rights and Climate Change. Anna believes that “the power of inspired, outraged, and enabled youth is immeasurable”, and is pleased to have the opportunity to provide support to youth leaders across the country. Anna is returning for her second term on Oxfam Canada’s Board of Directors.
Delvina has spent the past 20 years working for not-for-profit organizations. As Executive Director of a not-for-profit government advisory council she has been directly responsible for overseeing financial management, implementing strategic planning and promoting accountability and best practices in the area of governance. She has been involved in women’s rights and gender issues for the past three decades. In addition to the Oxfam Canada board, she serves on the MSVU Dean’s Advisory Committee and Dalhousie University Medical School Equity Committee.
Gerry has years of experience as a professional manager for labor and civil society organizations and coalitions. As a community organizer and trade unionist, and as a leader in the Canadian Council for International Cooperation he has worked to advance human rights and equity This has included supporting and, as a public spokesperson, promoting women’s rights and gender equality as part of CCIC’s “Ten Point Agenda” for Global Development.
Kent decided to volunteer with Oxfam “because it considers social and economic justice nationally and internationally to be both the prerequisite and the catalyst for effective development abroad.” An active member in his community with a particular interest in multiculturalism, gay and lesbian issues, politics and policy development, Kent is “especially pleased that Oxfam Canada has prioritized women’s rights and gender equality in its work.” Kent is returning for his third term on Oxfam Canada’s Board of Directors.
|Mary Ellen Maccallum|
Mary Ellen worked for many years on international development projects and has beeen an Oxfam supporter for all of her adult life. Her work, first with First Nations people and Inuit, and subsequently overseas, has underscored the value of diversity and increased her awareness of the injustices experienced on a daily basis by people who are marginalized. To be effective as a board member, she believes it’s essential to recognize the role of equity and inclusiveness in counteracting injustice, be respectful of all and know how to listen.
Newfoundland and Labrador
Nicole attended Memorial University where her studies focussed on anthropology and gender. As a graduate student, she was elected President of the student union. Her post-graduate work has focussed on issues directly tied to feminist and social justice work.
Oliver has over a decade of experience working with senior-level corporate and public affairs executives and stakeholder engagement leaders to present primary research findings and uncover strategic insights. He has presented research insights at over 50 workshops and conferences in Canada, USA, Singapore, India, United Kingdom and Thailand. He is also a regular media commentator on public policy and sustainability issues.
Ricardo has spent over 25 years as a staff member, consultant, volunteer, and board member for numerous community, non-profit, labour, and political organizations. He has managed and monitored overseas development projects and provincial funding organizations, and built strong relationships with overseas communities. As Executive Director of a university-based think tank, he has extensive experience in financial management, fundraising and governance. Ricardo has also consulted for numerous organizations in strategic planning, governance, and fundraising.