Our Team

Our team of change makers, equity consultants and sector leaders bring a shared lived experience and grounded expertise for collaboration on a wide range of initiatives and projects to support corporate organizations, academic institutions, government agencies and community organizations to advance racial equity, diversity and inclusion (REDI).

Ruth Mojeed Ramirez

Chief Equity Officer

Ruth brings extensive lived experience and grounded expertise to her work in racial equity, diversity and inclusion (REDI). Her research and solutions design focus on an intersectional and inter-generational approach to address complex issues of race, decolonization and gender equity…

Rola Mustafa

Project Manager

Rola has an extensive experience in strategy implementation, quality management, and donor recognition. She is a lifelong learner and believe that education is the answer to solving the fundamental suffering that many human beings are going through…

Associates

TIP’s Kinship Network operates as a community of practice for subject matter experts, researchers, activists and designers working together to advance equity in policy, process and practice. Our associates bring their lived experience and grounded expertise across various areas including: racial equity, gender equality, (dis)ability inclusion, mental health etc. to support organizational and institutional competence development.

(Interested in becoming a TIP Associate? Ask us how: info@theinclusionproject.com)

Sharde Long

Sharde is an experienced, award-winning, Labour Relations and Human Resources Professional who believes in strengthening communities by bringing people together.  Sharde has lived experience of being a plus-sized person who identifies as a woman…

Sabrina Meherally

Sabrina Meherally is a product inclusion thought leader, and the Founder of Designing for Inclusion. While deeply invested in systemic change, she believes that it is the sum of little actions which create revolutions…

Rahaf Albalkhi

Rahaf is an AI ethics consultant, a member of the Ethical Intelligence Experts network, and a member of the IEEE P7003-Algorithmic bias considerations working group where she leads the evaluation section…

Dr. Ismaël Traoré

Dr. Ismaël Traoré is a racial diversity, equity and inclusion educator and specialist. At the heart of his work is anti-racist organizational change through evidence-based practices…

Simone Holligan

Dr. Simone Holligan is founder and principal of emendWELL Research Consulting Inc. (www.emendwell.ca) in Ontario, based within the treaty lands and traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation of the Anishinaabe Peoples…

Laura Velasquez

Laura Velasquez (she/her) is an immigrant woman born in Venezuela, who spent 17 years living in Mohkinstsis, Treaty 7 Territory (a.k.a Calgary, AB) and now resides in the Unceded Coast Salish Territory of the lək̓ʷəŋən and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples (a.k.a Victoria, BC).

Rajvir Gill

Rajvir Gill is a lawyer and is currently a Program Officer with the Global Analysis team at the Global Centre for Pluralism. Rajvir worked for the New Brunswick Office of the Child, Youth and Senior Advocate in law, human rights, policy, and individual case advocacy. Rajvir has extensive experience in the not-for-profit sector in…

Meghan Hogg

Meghan has over 15 years of experience in the public and non-profit sectors. Meghan is committed to advancing equity in the pursuit of more just policy futures. Meghan holds a Master of Public Policy from Simon Fraser University, and a Bachelor of Arts in critical Disability Studies from…

Governance

The Inclusion Project’s governance is built on a decentralized kinship model, Omo-Ebi. Adopted from the Yoruba tribe in Western Nigeria, Omo-Ebi denotes a familial context for shared experiences and meaning-making in life through the experiences of others. Our kith and kin work together to support the vision, structure and future of The Inclusion Project.

Sobhana Jaya-Madhavan

Sobhana holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (India). After relocating to Canada in 1995, she worked in a minimum wage job before joining BC Public Service…

Njamba Koffi

Njamba’s journey to becoming a social entrepreneur began during his time at the University of British Columbia (UBC). While at UBC, he held several extracurricular leadership roles and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Affairs…

Sandhya Ghai

Sandhya Ghai is an educator and leader in equity, diversity, and inclusion. She obtained her Master’s Degree in English Language and Literature from Guru Nanak Dev University. After moving to Canada, she continued her studies and earned a TESL certificate and a second Master’s Degree in Adult Education…

Ruth Mojeed Ramirez

Chief Equity Officer

Ruth brings extensive lived experience and grounded expertise to her work in racial equity, diversity and inclusion (REDI). Her research and solutions design focus on an intersectional and inter-generational approach to address complex issues of race, decolonization and gender equity…