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…

Naomi Wanja Mugambi

Process Manager

Naomi combines her enthusiasm for Information Technology and her passion for working as a change agent to catalyze both socially equitable and business-critical transformations through the provision of business analytical insights into data-driven solutions…

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…

Oneilia Miller

Process Manager

A migrant from Jamaica who has lived experiences relating to Racial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. Oneilia has over 15 years of experience in the Government, IT, & Financial Services sectors, with experiences and qualifications being in multiple areas, including project management, human resources, facilitation, and administration…

Chantelle Oosthuizen

Finance and Grants Coordinator

Chantelle is a qualified Chartered Accountant at the Institute of Chartered Accountants in South Africa (SAICA). Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) of Canada has a reciprocal membership agreement with SAICA. She gained experience in multiple industries namely: agriculture, mining, and auditing to name a few…

Toluwani Obayan

Creative & Special Projects Coordinator

Driven by a passion to create narratives that inspire change, Toluwani Obayan has made tangible contributions to the creative space through writing, directing, and editing as seen in projects like her short film “Heart & Might” dedicated to fallen heroes, “This Lady Called Life” a 2020 film for which she received…

Mirabella Pulcia-Peach

Communications Associate

Mirabella-Paulcia Peach is a Writer, Content Strategist, and Storyteller fascinated by the power of words. After leaving her paramedical profession to pursue her love for the arts, she began working as an editor and content strategist with people and brands to put their ideas into the world. Mirabella-Paulcia believes that everyone is a story, and our interpretations are how we navigate life…

Shari Virjee-Tanada

Research Associate

Shari considers herself a learning and inclusion strategist, having held a range of positions including intercultural facilitator, orientation trainer, capacity building specialist, program manager, learning coordinator, team lead, instructional designer, and occupation-specific language instructor…

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.

Carol Anne Hilton

Carol Anne Hilton, MBA is the CEO and Founder of The Indigenomics Institute. Carol Anne is a recognized First Nation’s business leader and adviser with an international master’s degree in Business…

Chris Kilford

Chris is a member of the national board of the Canadian International Council (CIC), President of the CIC Victoria branch, and he holds a PhD in history from Queen’s University with a focus on civil-military relations…

Njamba John Michael Koffi

Koffi is an author, a poet, a musician and a public speaker. At the University of British Columbia, Koffi has worked as a co-representative of African Studies Minor Program and as president of…

Sobhana Jaya-Madhavan

Born in Malaysia and raised in India, Sobhana has an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and a postgraduate degree in Social Work. Sobhana completed her doctoral coursework in Child and Youth Care from…

Waheeda Esmail

Waheeda Esmail, MA, CPHR is a senior leader in the administration of health sciences research and medical education. She worked for McGill University before…