Our Office Team

Name Title Contact
Jeremy Dias Director and Founder
Natasha Longpré Nadeau Office Manager
Kevin Vianna Health Coordinator
Eliot Waddingham Education Coordinator
Jeremy Piamonte Conference Coordinator
Brandon Bourcier Sports Inclusion Coordinator
Amanda Myerson National Forums Coordinators
Shannon Fournier Intimate Partner Violence Coordinators
Caroline Deluce Summer Coordinator
Valerie Warmardam Summer Coordinator
Maxwell Beckett Summer Coordinators
Mathew Kent Summer Coordinator
Sabrina Kamed Summer Coordinators
Trevor Stuart Summer Coordinator
Maggie Heditch Summer Coordinators
Zindzi Makinde Summer Coordinator
Yue Yin IDAHOT Gala Coordinator
Sarah Heath Research & Evaluation Coordinator
Naomi Tessler Artist in Residence, Branch Out Theatre
 Teri Loretto  Artist in Residence
Sharp Dopler  Indigenous Elder
Myles Conner  Day of Pink Shirt Producer (Renegade Apparel)


Board of Directors

The Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity’s Board of Directors is made up of volunteers who serve as the administrative body of the organization. They are responsible for managing programs, services, fundraising, and events. The board’s members include:

  • Calla Barnett (President)
  • James Gordon Bulmer (Treasurer)
  • Shelley Rabinovitch (Secretary)
  • Reilly Vamplew

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Advisory Committee

The Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity Advisory Committee is a group of experienced community members who lend their time to mentor the staff team and board members. They help to build the organization’s professional structure and long-term development. The members include:

  • Adrienne Ascah, Sun Media
  • Brenda Smith, Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • Caroline O’Toole, ScotiaBank
  • DJ Freedman, MSW, Change the Frame!/Change la Parole!
  • El-Farouk Khaki, Refugee & Immigration Lawyer; Human Rights Advocate; co-founder & Coordinating Imam of El-Tawhid Juma Circle/Toronto Unity Mosque
  • Harvey Lack, Canada Council for the Art Foundation
  • Lawrence Arnovitch, Professional Actor
  • Larry Rousseau, PSAC Regional Executive Vice President
  • Lukayo Estrella, OPIRG Carleton
  • Jay Koornstra, Bruce House
  • May Friedman, Associate Professor, Ryerson University
  • Ritu Bhasin LL.B. MBA, People Strategist & Inclusion Specialist, Founder & Principal, bhasin consulting inc
  • Steve Slepchik, House of Commons
  • Talia C Johnson, Educator, Coach, Counsellor, Facilitator, and Activist
  • Troy Hughes, Brookstreet Hotel

Networks and Committees

The Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity is a proud member of the community sitting on a variety of networks and committees. These include:
  • GLBTTQ Youth Service Provider
  • GLISA International: Sports, Culture & Human Rights
  • Ottawa Anti-Bullying Coalition
  • National Association of GSAs
  • Ottawa LGBTQ Community & Business Association
  • Ottawa Police LGBTTQ Liaison Committee
  • Queer Youth & Students of Ottawa Organization Roundtable
  • Rainbow Family Services Coalition
  • Rainbow Educators’ Network
  • Rainbow Network
  • Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women
  • Sports Inclusion Task Force
  • InterPride
  • EGirls
  • PREVNet
  • AIDS Committee of Ottawa
  • CenterLink