Kevin Thomas

Chief Executive Officer

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Kevin joined SHARE in 2013 as a Senior Analyst on social issues and became Executive Director in 2018. Prior to working with SHARE, Kevin was the Director of Advocacy for the Maquila Solidarity Network, a labour and women’s rights organization, where he advised companies, governments, and public institutions on the development and implementation of policies and practices to improve respect for worker rights in global supply chains.

From 1998 to 2009 Kevin served as a political advisor to the Chief and Governing Council of the Lubicon Lake First Nation in Alberta, Canada, and as Chief Negotiator for treaty negotiations with the Federal and Provincial governments. He also negotiated land use, environmental protection and economic benefit agreements with oil, gas and forestry corporations.

Kevin holds a Master of Laws, LLM in international business law (with a focus on securities law, corporate governance, taxation, trade, and arbitration) and an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Environment and Resource Management from the University of Toronto.

Shannon Rohan

Chief Strategy Officer

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Shannon has over 20 years of experience in responsible investment, cooperative development and sustainability with experience working in Canada, South Africa and Latin America. Shannon has helped build SHARE’s investor network to include foundations, Indigenous trusts, universities, pension funds and faith-based investors with over $90 billion in assets under management.

Shannon advises asset owner boards in their implementation of responsible investment policies and practices and oversees strategic projects for SHARE. She on the board of the First Peoples’ Cultural Foundation and the proxy voting service provider GIR.

She has a Master of Arts degree in International Affairs from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Simon Fraser University.

Anthony Schein

Chief Operating Officer

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Anthony Schein’s career has been dedicated to social and political change through civic engagement, community development and trade unionism.

Prior to joining SHARE, Anthony spent almost a decade in senior roles at an Ontario public sector trade union, where he worked with senior leadership on advocacy, governance, campaigns and negotiations. Anthony has also worked extensively in municipal, provincial and federal politics, both in government and on election campaigns.

Anthony is committed to fairness, inclusion, and building a democratic economy that works for everyone. His years working in politics and in the labour movement have taught Anthony that building alliances and the ability to find common ground and compromise are essential, but that principles matter.

Anthony earned an honours BA in political theory and cultural studies from Marlboro College, a small, rural college that is self-governed by students, faculty and staff, using a traditional New England-style town meeting. He has also pursued graduate studies in communication and cultural studies at York and Ryerson Universities.

He is an eternal optimist.

Sarah Couturier-Tanoh

Director, Shareholder Advocacy

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An expert in corporate research and advocacy, Sarah advises on issues such as decent work, human rights, corporate lobbying and supply chain due diligence. With a background in non-financial auditing, she has also published several issue briefs on current shareholder and policy topics.

Before joining SHARE in 2019, Sarah researched transparency in the extractive industry and climate change-related disclosure at Université Laval.

Sarah holds a Master’s in Environmental Law from Université Laval, a Master’s in Sustainable Development and Corporate Social Responsibility from Université Paris-Dauphine, and a Master’s in Comparative Public Law from Université Pantheon-Assas, France.

Hugues Létourneau

Director, Investor Leadership

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Hugues joined the SHARE team in 2013, and currently directs the Global Unions Committee on Workers’ Capital (CWC), whose Secretariat is based at SHARE. In this role, he works with trade unions and trade union-nominated pension board members to drive strong, responsible investment policies that have an impact on the ground. He is also a member of the Shareholder Engagement team and a lead corporate researcher for international clients.

Hugues has successfully completed the level II exam of the CFA Program. He holds a Master of Arts degree in International Affairs from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto.

He is a contributing author to the Routledge Handbook on Responsible Investment (2015), with research focusing on responsible investing at the world’s largest government-sponsored investment funds. Prior to joining SHARE, Hugues worked at the Library of Parliament and the Mission of Canada to the European Union. He was also a research assistant at the North South Institute and the Carleton Centre for Community Innovation.

Jennifer Story

Director, Education & Advisory Services

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Working as part of SHARE’s Responsible Investment Leadership team, Jennifer leads the education work, and developing SHARE’s networks and external communications.

Jennifer has devoted her career to helping progressive organizations develop and execute effective and strategic campaigns. She has worked in staff roles for NGOs including Greenpeace and the Greenbelt Foundation, and as a consultant for organizations including the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and UNICEF Canada.

Alongside her consulting work, since 2014, Jennifer has served as an elected Trustee at the Toronto District School Board. She is respected at the board as a leader in guiding the organization through a challenging period of renewal. The 22 person board has oversight of a $3.4 billion annual budget, operational policies and strategic plans for an organization with 40,000 employees, 250,000 students and 584 schools. As part of that role, Jennifer has served the Board’s Audit Committee, Urban Indigenous Advisory Committee, and the Toronto Lands Corporation.

Joseph Bastien

Associate Director, Inclusive Economy

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Joseph is Anishinaabe (Ojibway) from Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory, and has over 15 years of experience working with Indigenous communities and organizations across Canada and internationally, including the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), the British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines, the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres (OFIFC), the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB), and the Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI). Joseph has also advised municipal, provincial, federal, and foreign governments on stakeholder relations, and economic development strategies.

Joseph has a Bachelor of Social Science in Political Science and Aboriginal Studies from the University of Toronto, and a Master of Art in Political Science from Western University (M.A., Political Science).

Amanda Carr

Associate Director, Climate Advocacy

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Amanda has worked as an international environmental consultant and managed the corporate engagement strategy for a $3.4 billion ethical investment fund. She brings two decades of experience in understanding environmental policy, regulation and business risk.  Amanda founded and established the successful CanopyStyle initiative which brings together over 520 clothing retailers and fabric producers representing over $890 billion dollars in annual revenue to build collaborative systems and tools that are safeguarding supply chains from the use of endangered forests and driving new raw material innovation.

In 2007, Amanda worked collaboratively with First Nation leaders, federal and provincial governments, forest companies, investors and philanthropic foundations to secure the largest public-private conservation financing package in global history.  This fund facilitated the protection of British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest and establishing cutting-edge approaches to sustainable forestry and local human wellbeing through a conservation-based economy in the region.

Early on in her career, Amanda spent a lot of time using her environmental science degree in the field.  From being the boat driver for a team of whale researchers, swimming the Santa Cruz watershed counting salmon, to walking rice paddies to develop mitigation strategies for power distribution projects in Viet Nam these “rubber boots on the ground” experiences fuel her passion for working with business on systemic solutions for our planet.

Tamara Herman

Associate Director, Capital Strategies

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Tamara joined the SHARE team in 2016, and has consistently worked with the Global Unions Committee on Workers’ Capital (CWC) and Canadian Capital Stewardship Network (CCSN), providing support to trade unions and their pension decision-makers on issues related to workers’ capital stewardship and responsible investment. She is also a member of SHARE’s Responsible Investment Leadership Team.

Prior to joining SHARE, Tamara worked nationally and internationally on environmental and social issues. Her experience includes working on social policy at the Carnegie Community Action Project and the Vancouver Island Public Interest Research Group, as well as trade and human rights issues at Rights & Democracy.

Tamara holds a Master’s degree in Studies in Policy and Practice from the University of Victoria, where her research focused on mining, corporate social responsibility and land acquisition in Mexico. Tamara has completed the Canadian Securities Institute/Moody’s Analytics Learning Solutions’ Canadian Securities Course.

Peter Chapman

Senior Advisor

Peter Chapman joined SHARE in 2000 as Executive Director, and served in that position until 2018.

Peter advises SHARE on trustee education, investment policy and proxy voting, focusing on how institutional investors can implement investment policies that consider systemic risks and mission alignment.

Prior to joining the organization, Peter served as the Coordinator of the Canadian Friends Service Committee and as a researcher at the former Taskforce on the Churches and Corporate Responsibility, the shareholder engagement voice of Canada’s churches and religious organizations.

Peter is a Trustee of the QUBE Foundation and an alternate commissioner on the Skagit Environmental Endowment Commission.

Peter holds a Bachelor of Arts from Simon Fraser University.

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Adam Burns

Manager, Communications

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Joining the team in November 2023, Adam oversees SHARE’s communications strategy and works to promote the organization as a leading voice on responsible investment in Canada.

Adam has a broad and deep knowledge of the Canadian media ecosystem, gleaned over more than a decade in newsrooms across the country. He takes pride in telling a good story with accuracy and flair, and is passionate about spreading SHARE’s vision for a more sustainable, inclusive and productive economy.

A proud Maritimer, Adam holds a Bachelor of Arts from Cape Breton University and a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of King’s College in Halifax.

Kyela De Weerdt

Manager, Corporate Engagement and Advocacy

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Having joined SHARE in May 2022, Kyela conducts collaborative engagement activities across the organization’s climate programs.

Prior to SHARE, Kyela worked within extractive industries civil society, focusing on local communities and workers as a key component of social risk and opportunity in global mining supply chains. She has led efforts to integrate local content best practice into international reporting standards, company performance and industry organizations, and mining host government policy. She also brings consulting experience, including with one of Canada’s largest mining companies, and is the author of several research papers, articles and guidance documents on themes including the consideration of local economies in Scope 3 reporting and best practice procurement from Indigenous businesses.

With a background in political economics, Kyela holds a BAH in Global Development studies from Queen’s University.

Omar Dominguez

Manager, Corporate Engagement & Advocacy

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Omar is a social planner with a diverse background leading sustainable finance, urban planning, government relations, and public engagement initiatives across multiple sectors. He has advised a wide range of international actors including institutional investors, business executives, senior government officials, and Indigenous and not-for-profits leaders. He is the former Director of Government Relations and Sector Development at Vantage Point. In this role, Omar led advocacy efforts for a public policy environment that would strengthen B.C.’s not-for-profit sector. Omar also co-founded Happy City, an urban planning and design consultancy that uses the science of wellbeing to help create healthier, happier, and more inclusive communities. Omar’s career has focused on mobilizing a wide diversity of actors working together to advance practical actions and policies that strengthen communities and the environment.

Omar has a degree in International Business from the Technological Institute of Monterrey in Mexico City. While pursuing his MA in Community Development and Social Planning in the University of British Columbia, Omar co-founded a network of students, researchers, and practitioners advocating Canadian universities to incorporate responsible investment practices into the management of their endowments and pension funds.

Shalini Ramgoolam

Manager, Investor Leadership

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Shalini joined SHARE in May 2019 and previously held the position of Program Officer in support of the Responsible Investment Leadership program, specifically the Canadian Capital Stewardship Network (CCSN) and the Committee on Workers’ Capital (CWC). She is also a member of the shareholder engagement team and supports corporate research for clients.

Prior to joining SHARE, Shalini held various positions within the Government of Canada on international trade and human rights issues. She has supported stakeholder engagement and policy development for Global Affairs Canada, Public Safety Canada, and the Privy Office of Canada.

Shalini holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Social Science from the University of Ottawa with a specialization in Conflict Studies and Human Rights.

Mike Toulch

Manager, Research

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Prior to joining SHARE, Mike worked for an international corporate sustainability ratings provider as a sustainability analyst, specializing in supply chain human rights and business ethics. Mike has also practiced as a civil litigator in Vancouver, with a focus on administrative, commercial and insurance law, and as a corporate sustainability consultant in Europe.

Mike holds a Juris Doctor, JD in law from the University of British Columbia, a Master of Science in Environmental Economics from the University of Lund, and a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance and International Business from McGill University.

Serena Chan

Program Officer, Capital Strategies

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Serena joined SHARE’s engagement team in May 2023 and supports SHARE’s human rights and decent work program. As a Program Officer, Capital Strategies, Serena’s work is primarily focused on promoting the adoption of effective corporate human rights and decent work practices through engagement with companies and investors.

Before taking up her current role as Program Officer, Capital Strategies, Serena was a Sustainable Development trainee at Swire Properties Ltd., and a Group Management Trainee at Nan Fung Group, one of the largest non-listed conglomerates in Hong Kong. During her time at Nan Fung Group, she worked in various business units, such as Sustainability and Shared Value, Property Development and Retail Leasing.

Serena holds a Bachelor’s degree in Cultural Management from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is also a Green Citizen Youth Ambassador under The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Hong Kong Association.

Molly Damiani

Program Officer, Indigenous Reconciliation and Responsible Investment

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Molly joined SHARE in July 2023 as Program Officer, Indigenous Reconciliation and Responsible Investment.

Prior to joining SHARE, Molly held several positions within social enterprises, non-profits, and political advocacy organizations. Her experience includes interning for Amnesty International Canada and managing the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP)’s Indigenous Innovation and social innovation project, Wìdjìwàgan: Tools for Social Innovation.

Molly holds a Master’s in Development Practice (MDP) – Indigenous Development from the University of Winnipeg, a Graduate Diploma in Social Organization Development from Saint-Paul University, and a Bachelor of Arts Honours in Political Science and Women’s and Gender Studies from Carleton University.

Zaee Deshpande

Senior Program Officer, Investor Leadership

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Zaee joined SHARE in November 2021 and previously held the role of Program Officer with the Global Unions’ Committee on Workers’ Capital (CWC).

Before joining SHARE, she worked at Lancaster House, supporting their conferences on labour, human rights, and employment law.

Zaee holds a Master’s degree in Political Economy from Carleton University and a Bachelor in Political Science from the University of Waterloo. She has also completed the Labour Relations Certificate from Toronto Metropolitan University.

Joanne Eboh

Engagement & Advocacy Specialist

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Joanne joined SHARE in March 2023 and currently holds the position of Engagement and Advocacy Specialist where she leads collaborative work with allied investors, including developing common agendas and shared priorities through working with the climate group at SHARE.

Joanne has a passion for aligning business corporations with ESG and Sustainability objectives as well as moving the needle towards realizing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). She moved from Nigeria in January 2022 to study a Master’s in International Business Law with a focus on ESG and Corporate Sustainability at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University which she completed in January 2023 graduating Summa Cum Laude. While at Osgoode, she wrote major research papers titled “Whether Investment Law Can Fight Climate Change” and “Go Green or Go Home: The New Sustainable Era of ESG and Green Bonds in Capital Markets”. Also, while at Osgoode, she worked in the summer of 2022 as a Graduate Research Assistant at the Canadian Forum on Civil Justice where she made practical recommendations towards improving the justice system in Canada.

Before joining SHARE, she worked as a corporate and litigation lawyer with a leading firm in Lagos, Nigeria called Abdullahi Ibrahim & Co (AICO) where she represented clients and worked as part of the capital markets, labour/employment, and general corporate practice group. While practising as a lawyer, she co-founded a not-for-profit known as Red-Pride in 2018 where she developed implementation strategies and tactics to enhance the quality of life in low-income areas in Northern Nigeria through tackling period poverty.

She holds an LLM in International Business Law from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, an LLB (Bachelor of Laws) from the University of Reading, England, and a B.L from the Nigerian Law School as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

Manna Jacob

Engagement Research and Policy Officer

Manna contributes timely and actionable research and analysis to the Corporate Engagement and Advocacy team at SHARE.

Manna has over two years of experience in ESG, sustainability, and climate change as an intern, analyst, and consultant. Most recently, Manna was an ESG Consultant and DEI specialist at ESGTree, where she co-designed the ESG Reporting and other sustainability-related dashboards in alignment with the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and the Data Convergence Initiative (DCI). Manna performed ESG and climate change materiality assessments, peer benchmarking, analysis of key client expectations, and more.

Before her work at ESGTree, Manna was a Research Assistant at the British Columbia Office of Chief Forester, where she researched the plausibility of the extreme scenarios and likelihood of intermediate scenarios in climate adaptation and to characterize the post Glasgow disclosure on what is considered success and failure in climate mitigation policy.

Manna holds a Master of Environmental Studies (MES) in Sustainability Management from the University of Waterloo with a focus on the Gender Lens in Sustainability. Her Masters’ thesis was on the Gender differences in Venture capital financing in India. In addition to an MES, she holds a post graduate degree in Economics from the University of Madras, India.

Keira Kang

Program Officer, Climate Engagement Canada

Keira contributes to the growth of the Climate Engagement Canada program through engagement and advocacy.

Having previously worked in program coordination and environmental policy analysis across UN entities and academic institutions, Keira is committed to advocating for sustainable systemic change for all people of intersectional lived experiences.

She holds a Master of Information degree with a specialization Critical Information Policy from the University of Toronto and a B.A. (’19) in International Development from McGill University.

As a first-generation immigrant from South Korea, she is enthusiastic about elevating the perspectives of young, racialized women so that our world can become strengthened by diverse voices, stories, and knowledge systems.

Irene Kauryzhka, CPA, CGA

Associate Director, Finance

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Joanne Lau

Engagement Research Specialist

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Joanne provides research, analytical, and administrative support to the Responsible Investment Leadership team and Shareholder Engagement program at SHARE. Her work includes supporting research initiatives related to climate change, reconciliation, racial justice and equity, and decent work.

In 2020, Joanne joined SHARE as part of a 10-week summer internship with the Master of Science in Sustainability Management (MScSM) program at the University of Toronto. Upon completion of her internship, Joanne returned to her academic studies where she wrote a major research paper analyzing the impact of franchise businesses on decent work progress in Canada. In addition to her Master’s degree, Joanne also holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies and Political Science from the University of Toronto.

Kat Lee

Communications Officer

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Supporting SHARE as Communications Officer, Kat executes, strategizes and builds the digital communications. Amalgamating her experiences from previous organizations and various industries, she combines best practices with storytelling, data analysis, and visual communications. She applies her experiences to SHARE’s mission of shifting investors to become active owners and harnessing their power through their investments.

Informing her experiences in marketing, communications and digital, Kat holds a post-graduate certificate in Social Media from Seneca College and an Honours Bachelor of Arts with a specialization in Arts Management and a major in Studio Arts from the University of Toronto.

Rosie Lewis

Database, Research and Administration Associate

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Rosie joins SHARE with almost 20 years of experience in technical administrative support roles.

Most recently, for the past 14 years, she has worked as a law clerk and office manager for a Toronto-based public-interest law firm, where her duties included preparing litigation and court filings, correspondence, and tracking complex research files. In her professional and volunteer capacities, Rosie is passionate about data and using database systems to build powerful social change.

Rosie holds honours diplomas in voice performance and opera performance from McGill University and the University of Toronto. She trained as an administrative assistant at the Canadian Business College, and prepared for (and passed) the Law Clerks of Ontario Exams at George Brown College.

Julia Lowe

Human Resources Generalist

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Julia joined SHARE in February 2022 and currently holds the position of Human Resources Generalist.

Julia’s background has focused on Human Resources & Volunteer Coordination for non-profit organizations. She has worked with organizations that reach out to support others without discrimination, respecting and valuing everyone and recognizing everyone’s worth, and an organization that powers world-class innovation while supporting deeply personal cancer journeys.

In 2021 Julia earned her Change Management certificate. She also has her diploma in Business Management and is a certified MANDT Instructor. Her additional certificates include Indigenous Awareness, Practical Volunteer Management, Continuing Education Instructor and Coaching for High Performance. Prior to joining SHARE, Julia worked with the BC Cancer Foundation and Salvation Army.

Tatyana Narchayeva

Engagement Research Officer

Tatyana provides research and project management expertise with a focus on corporate practices related to social issues, including decent work and human rights. With a background in human rights, data research, international development and impact evaluation, she delivers actionable research and analysis to support the development and execution of effective corporate engagement that helps make real-world changes. Tatyana catalyzes research expertise in business and human rights, children’s and women’s rights, economic, social and cultural rights, and key ESG factors.

Before joining SHARE in 2022, Tatyana worked for multiple prominent international human rights organizations and think tanks both in Canada and internationally, including the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre, the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, the CORAM Children’s Legal Centre, and Project HOPE. She also has extensive experience in human rights fieldwork that assisted local communities in emergent nations. Besides, Tatyana offers solid consulting background having worked for human rights and social development projects funded by UNDP, UNICEF, USAID, and the EU Commission.

Tatyana holds a Master’s of Public Administration (M.P.A.) from the State University of New York at Albany and a Master’s of Laws (LL.M.) in International Human Rights Law from the University of Essex.

Danielle Ouellette

Senior Communications Officer

Danielle joins SHARE as a 20-year veteran of progressive political organizing, with extensive professional experience as a communications and governance specialist and a passion for building strong stakeholder relationships.

A seasoned campaigner, she has committed her career to community building and advocating for a greener and more equitable world.

Originally trained in the theatrical arts as a performer and playwright, Danielle has been a creative storyteller from a young age and understands that the heart of all successful communication is a focused, targeted narrative – one that will encourage an audience to engage and act.

Danielle holds a BFA from York University, a certificate in Graphic Design from George Brown College, and is currently furthering her study of strategic communications and social media at the University of Toronto.

Maria Orozco

Program Officer, Global Capital Strategies Hub

Maria joined SHARE in September 2023 as a Program Officer for the Global Capital Strategies Hub.

Her previous professional experience includes more than 5 years working for the United Nations, mainly for the International Labour Organization (ILO), in the Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (FPRW) branch. As an ILO technical officer, she implemented international development projects and programs focused on promoting decent work in global supply chains. She conducted social and economic research and supported advocacy and communication campaigns to eradicate forced labour, human trafficking, and child labour. Maria also supported different initiatives to promote freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining.

Maria holds a postgraduate degree in International Law and Human Rights from Javeriana University (Colombia) and a degree in Law and Political Science from the University of Cartagena (Colombia). She also has several certifications in sustainable development, including ILO’s International Training Centre Academy on FPRW.

Gabriela Ruiz

Research Analyst

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Gabriela provides the Responsible Investment Leadership program with research, analytical, and administrative support in initiatives related to reconciliation, housing affordability, racial justice and equity, and decent work.

Before joining SHARE in 2021, Gabriela held a Project Research Analyst position at the Economic and Social Research Consortium (CIES) in Lima, Peru, where she promoted dialogue between academia, government, the private sector, and civil society to make meaningful changes in public policies.

Gabriela holds a Master of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of British Columbia. At UBC, she conducted research on the state’s role in the emergence of Indigenous social movements in their fight over the environmental impacts of oil extraction in the Peruvian Amazon. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Government from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.

Riya Sirkhell

Program Officer, Reconciliation and Racial Equity

Riya works in the Reconciliation and Racial Equity programs in the Responsible Investment team at SHARE. She has over 5 years of experience in policy advocacy, research, project management and communications in international development across Canada, India, Australia, and Nepal. She has undertaken various research and advocacy projects on intersectional issues including diversity, equity & inclusion, modern slavery, child rights, sustainability, gender equality, public health and education.

Her prior professional experience includes working with consulting firms, First Nations communities, non-profits, UN agencies and academic institutes in diverse capacities. Most recently, she led programs on racial justice for immigrants and newcomers in British Columbia and been the communications associate for a Stó:lō Nation. Riya was a researcher in a major study analyzing trends in corporate leadership post social justice movements such as BLM and #MeToo in North America.

She is passionate about building synergies between public policy and inclusive development. Being a first-generation South Asian immigrant, she is interested in advancing the voices of women of colour in professional, educational, and social contexts.

Riya holds a Masters in Public Policy and Global Affairs from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor’s in Political Science from the University of Delhi, India.

Michael Veniez

Research Officer, Education and Advisory Services

Michael contributes research to the Education and Advisory Services team at SHARE. Michael has been in the sustainability space for over two years and has consulted with the private and public sector to uncover stakeholders’ most significant roadblocks to achieving their sustainability goals. Before joining SHARE, Michael led the research team at a digital transformation consultancy into frictions experienced by British Columbian municipal and regional government staff when developing annual carbon inventories. Michael holds a Bachelor of Design (BDES) from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, an Advanced Diploma in Sustainable Business Leadership from BCIT and an ESG fundamentals micro-credential from BCIT and the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade.

Kaitlyn Vleming

Administrator, Business and Systems Support

Kaitlyn joined SHARE in March 2022 as Administrator, Business and Systems Support.

Before joining SHARE, Kaitlyn worked as an Artist Immigration Administrator with the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada, the labour organization representing musicians in Canada.

Kaitlyn holds a Master’s of Science degree in Sociocultural/Medical Anthropology from the University of Toronto, where her research focused on gender and reproductive health, as well as an honours Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and English, also from the University of Toronto.

Amanda Watkins

Senior Program Officer, Networks and Education

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Amanda joined the SHARE team in May 2021 and supports the growth of the organization’s network development and education portfolio.

Amanda has several years of experience supporting network and communications growth for national nonprofit organizations, including Community Foundations of Canada and EcoSchools Canada. She is passionate about creating empathetic engagement, particularly with a lens of anti-racism and equity, and has been a lifelong environmental justice advocate. She previously worked as a Production Editor for financial publications Canadian Business and MoneySense.

Amanda holds a Master of Environmental Studies in Sustainability Management from the University of Waterloo, and an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and Multimedia from McMaster University.

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is comprised of a diverse group of industry professionals representing institutional investors, community collaborators, and investment experts.

Vonda Brunsting

Director, Global Worker’s Capital Project, Center for Labor and a Just Economy at Harvard Law School

Vonda Brunsting is the Director of, the Global Worker’s Capital Center for Labor and a Just Economy at Harvard Law School.

Recently, Vonda worked in partnership with the Grantham Institute at LSE to launch a project on Investing in the Just Transition, which aims to build a clean energy economy that works for communities and working people.

Previously, she was director of the Capital Stewardship Program Service Employees International Union (SEIU).  Vonda served as a trustee on the SEIU Master Trust Pension Plan and on the board of the Council of Institutional Investors.

Prior to joining SEIU‚ Vonda Brunsting co-founded two community organizations devoted to leadership development and community change and worked on community finance initiatives at the University of New Hampshire and the Harvard Business School.

She currently serves on the Boards of the Noyes Foundation, the Good Work Institute and the Shareholder Association for Research and Education (SHARE).   She received her B.A. from Calvin College and holds a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Chicago

Ioana Circo

Investment Advisor at Université de Montréal

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Ioana Circo is an experienced investment professional who is committed to promoting sustainable investment practices and fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion within the finance industry.

In their current position as Investment Advisor at Université de Montréal, Ioana is instrumental in supporting the development of responsible investment policies and strategies for the university’s pension plan and endowment. They monitor the implementation of these policies and actively contribute to the advancement of responsible investment practices. Additionally, Ioana oversees a diverse portfolio of external managers and contributes to the overall management of the pension and endowment funds.

Outside of their professional commitments, Ioana volunteers their time and expertise. They participate in the Programming and Events Committee at CFA Montreal, where they have organized events aimed at promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Ioana has also served as the Chair of the CFA Montreal’s Diversity Committee, advocating for increased representation of underrepresented groups in the finance sector. In order to advance responsible investment principles within the local market, Ioana actively engaged as a member of the Advisory Committee of the PRI Québec Network and subsequently served as its chair from 2018 to 2020.

Ioana is a CFA® charterholder and holds an MBA in Finance from Université Laval, Québec. They have also earned degrees in Business Administration (Finance and Management) and Marketing and Business Communication from universities in France and Romania.

Hermender Singh Kailley

Secretary-Treasurer, BC Federation of Labour

Hermender Singh Kailley’s first involvement with the labour movement began when he helped organize his fellow Vancouver Fringe Festival workers with IATSE Local 118. After a career change in 2004, he became a member of ILWU Local 502, joining the executive board in 2018 and becoming secretary-treasurer in 2019. Hermender is also a Trustee with the Waterfront Industry Pension Plan and the Health & Benefits Plan. A first-generation Canadian born to Punjabi parents, Hermender also serves on the executive board of the New Westminster and District Labour Council.

Jessica Keeshig Martin

Consultant, Shared Value Solutions

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Jessica Keeshig-Martin (she/her), Biidaabinokwe, is Anishnaabe, Wolf Clan and a member of the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation. Jessica is a consultant with Shared Value Solutions.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in sociology and Indigenous studies, Jessica began a deepened engagement with Indigenous communities through her work for the Chiefs of Ontario in the Justice Department. She went on to work for her home Nation as Nuclear File Coordinator and Education, Language and Culture Coordinator as well as for the Independent First Nations as Education Coordinator.

Upon realizing the significant personal impact of her educational journey and experience with Indigenous issues, Jessica decided to go on to do graduate work in education. She is now a PhD student at York University; her doctoral research will explore Anishnaabe philosophies as part of the movement to revitalize earth caretaking systems.

Jessica has served two terms on the Chippewas of Nawash Board of Education as Trustee and Chairperson.

Colette Murphy

Chief Executive Office, Atkinson Foundation

Colette Murphy is the CEO of the Atkinson Foundation. The Foundation’s mission is to promote social and economic justice in Ontario. Colette held leadership positions with the George Cedric Metcalf Charitable Foundation and United Way Toronto prior to joining Atkinson in 2012. She began her career working in refugee resettlement with COSTI Immigrant Services. Colette has participated in several advisory committees over the years including the Ontario Government’s Social Assistance Review Advisory Council and with Metrolinx’s Big Move 2.0 Project Advisory Committee. She is currently a board member at the Wellesley Institute and a member of Legal Aid Ontario’s Clinic Law Advisory Committee.

Adrie Naylor

Researcher, Research, Public Policy & Bargaining Support Department at United Steelworkers

Adrie Naylor is a Staff Representative in the Research, Public Policy & Bargaining Support Department at the United Steelworkers Canadian National Office. As a researcher, Adrie is actively involved in collective bargaining, interest arbitration, and labour market analysis across a range of sectors and works on a variety of policy files including just transition, pay equity and the gender pay and retirement income gap. Adrie is also a Trustee on the Board of the Steelworkers Pension Plan. Prior to joining the USW in 2021, Adrie worked in the labour movement for nearly a decade as a union representative and organizer at Workers United Canada Council and SEIU Local 2.

Adrie holds a B.A. in History from the University of Manitoba and an M.A. in Political Science from York University, where her research focussed on the proliferation of low-paid jobs in Canada’s service sector and looked at gendered and racialized labour segmentation, de-skilling, and sexual violence in the workplace. In addition to her academic work, she has written for popular audiences on a range of labour issues, including universal childcare, workplace harassment and violence, discrimination and racism in the workplace, and the gendered impact of austerity.

Odrey Robillard

Sustainability & Responsible Investment Strategist, Fonds de Solidarité FTQ

Odrey Robillard is the Director of Sustainable Development and Responsible Investment at the Fonds de solidarité FTQ, a labour-sponsored development capital fund, based in Quebec. In this role, she is in charge of assisting the Executive Committee in defining the Fonds’ sustainable development and responsible investment strategies, tracking and assessing emerging practices while adapting them to the Fonds’ particular context, and supervising the team’s work and progress.

Actively involved in her community, Odrey is also a member of the Audit Advisory Committee for the Grey Nuns of Montreal, a member of the Orientation Committee of the Chaire Desjardins en finance responsable (Université de Sherbrooke), and a board member of the Eastern Townships Community Foundation. She also lectures for Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) in its ESG integration short program.

She holds a Master’s degree in Environment with a concentration in sustainability, and a Master’s degree in Business administration, with a focus on finance. She also holds the Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting (FSA) Credential.

Harpinder Sandhu

Vice President of CUPE Local 1767

Harpinder Sandhu is a National Servicing Representative for the Canadian Union of Public Employees. He has worked as a property appraiser for BC Assessment for 11 years and his experience provides solid background for real estate as a fund investment. He has also co-authored two major policy papers on housing affordability that have been key in influencing provincial housing legislation.

He is a member of the BC Public Service Pension Board and BC Municipal Pension Plan Board of Trustees, a committee member of Principles for Responsible Investment (Western North America Chapter), and founding member of the Canadian Capital Stewardship Network.

A graduate of Simon Fraser University, Harpinder holds Bachelor of arts degrees in Geography and Economics, focused on international trade, finance, sustainable urban development and public policy.

Mario Tremblay

Senior Vice-President, Public and Corporate Affairs and Marketing, Solidarity Fund QFL

Mario Tremblay has been Senior Vice-President, Public and Corporate Affairs and Marketing, at the Solidarity Fund QFL since September 2020. As such, he sits on the Fund’s Executive Committee. In 2020 he was named Chair of SHARE’s Board of Directors.

Before being appointed to this position, Mario was Vice-President, Public Affairs and Communications for two years. Mario joined the Fund in 2001 as Corporate Business Director and Assistant Corporate Secretary. Thanks to his extensive skills and professionalism, Mario has played a key role in the Fund’s strategic planning.

Mario serves on the boards of the Fondation du Maire de Montréal pour la jeunesse and the Agora de la danse.

Called to the Barreau du Québec in 1996, Mario practiced corporate and international business law, first as an attorney and subsequently as a partner at Goodrich Riquelme y Associados in Mexico from 1997 to 2001, where he advised many Québec and Canadian firms. He also acted as an international observer during the 1997 Mexican elections for the Canadian Embassy and worked with the Québec Delegation, notably, during the economic mission led by Premier Lucien Bouchard in 1999.

Mario received his law degree, magna cum laude from the University of Ottawa.

Yulena Wan, CPA, CA

Director of Finance & Operations, Hamilton Community Foundation

Yulena Wan was born, raised, and continues to live in Hamilton, Ontario.  She is a Chartered Professional Accountant and works as Director of Finance and Operations at the Hamilton Community Foundation (HFC), a leader in philanthropy working to create a vibrant and inclusive city.  Hamilton Community Foundation was founded in 1954 as Ontario’s first community foundation. HCF connects the philanthropic interests of local citizens with Hamilton’s needs and opportunities to help donors make the difference they want to make in strengthening Hamilton.

In addition to HCF’s granting and community leadership, the foundation has established itself as a national leader in the impact investing and social finance space, leveraging capital by investing directly into local projects such as social enterprise, lending vehicles for not-for-profits and charities and affordable housing.  After many years active at the local YWCA level, Yulena joined the National Board at YWCA Canada in 2016.  As Treasurer, she chairs the Audit and Finance Committees, and has also represented the movement internationally. In her community, she is involved in a number of other governance roles, volunteers at income tax clinics and other community events, and was named a CivicAction DiverseCity Fellow.