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

Mobina Jaffer

Senator Mobina Jaffer represents the province of British Columbia in the Senate of Canada, where she chairs the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights..

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Deeyah Khan

Deeyah Khan is an Emmy and Peabody award-winning and two times BAFTA nominated documentary film director, and founder of Fuuse. In 2016, she became the first UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for artistic freedom and creativity.

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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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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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Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley

Ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley held many senior roles in world affairs throughout her 30-year career in international diplomacy. Ms. Abercrombie-Winstanley has been a steadfast proponent of achieving excellence through diversity in organizations and breaking down barriers for women and minorities.

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