Our Team

Our team has over 50 years of collective experience in promoting women’s rights, peace, and human security in countries affected by conflict, transition, and closed political space. 

Our Team

France Bognon

Program Director – Innovative Peace Fund

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Melinda Holmes

Program Director – Women’s Alliance for Security Leadership (WASL)

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Helena Gronberg

 Program Director – Better Peace Initiative

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Olga Andrew

Finance Director

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Stacey Schamber

Senior Program Officer

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Rosalie Fransen

 Senior Program Officer

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Maya Kavaler

Senior Program Officer

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Malalai Habibi

Program Officer

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Yodit Willis

Operations Officer

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Lauren Mellows

Communications Manager

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Our Board

The Honorable Mobina Jaffer

The Honorable Mobina Jaffer is formerly Canada’s Special Envoy for Peace in Sudan. She is an accomplished lawyer who works to engage communities in protecting human rights, celebrating Canada’s diversity, and promoting progress.

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Deeyah Khan

Deeyah Khan is a documentary director and producer, and founder of Fuuse. She has won two Emmys, a BAFTA, an RTS and two Peabody Awards. In 2016, she became the first UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Artistic Freedom and Creativity.

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Marie-Joëlle Zahar

Marie-Joëlle Zahar is Professor of Political Science, Director of the Research Network on Peace Operations and Fellow at the Centre for International Research and Studies at the Université de Montréal.

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Haideh Chubin

Haideh Chubin is a Washington based Managing Director in Deloitte’s Advisory practice working within the Federal industry. She has over 22 years of experience in leading diverse contracts and large projects in supporting a wide range of Federal agencies.

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André Mundal

André Mundal is a consultant with the Boston Consulting Group. He is a former diplomat with the Norwegian Foreign Service and a former officer with the Norwegian Army.

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