PRESIDENT AND CEO
CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
SENIOR DIRECTOR DECOLONIZATION AND ANTI-RACISM
He considers himself to be a social justice advocate and has dedicated a significant amount of time, energy and passion to speaking out against the Indigenous adoption and foster care removal system for over 15 years. He is trained in Criminology and Sociology.
DIRECTOR, NATIONAL RECONCILIATION PROGRAM
Lewis Archer has been with Save the Children since 2017. He has held several positions within Save the Children’s National Reconciliation Program, an Indigenous and child rights program supporting Indigenous communities and organizations. When Lewis moved to Canada from the UK, he was astonished to see the historical and ongoing injustices faced by Indigenous communities. This propelled him to use his existing climate change background to work in partnership with First Nation, Inuit and Metis communities across Turtle Island, with a focus on reconciliation and climate change issues. Lewis has spearheaded numerous climate change initiatives within international development organizations focused on children. He also authored peer-reviewed papers on climate change in Nunavut and co-authored a chapter in a book that explores the connection between mental health and climate change for First Nation children in Manitoba. Lewis holds a degree in International Development and Non-Profit Management, as well as a Masters in Geography from McGill University in Montreal.
DIRECTOR, INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS AND PARTNERSHIPS
She has significant field experience working in and leading humanitarian operations and programming in Gaza, northern Sri Lanka, northern Uganda, DRC, Somalia, South Sudan, and Jordan, and managing development programming in East and West Africa, as well as undertaking deployments in notable locations like North Korea. Beyond programming, Rachel has a keen interest in Government relations and has built, and led many policy and advocacy initiatives. She values partnership, currently leading as co-chair of the Humanitarian Response Network of Canada (HRN), acting as a Program Advisory member of several academic institutions, and supporting SC Canada’s relationship with the Humanitarian Coalition.
Rachel has studied International Humanitarian Law, International Development and Child Rights at a variety of institutions and has completed the Executive Education program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
DIRECTOR, PEOPLE AND OPERATIONS
Nicole is also the founder of How Women, a supportive community and network of women to support their leadership journey of professional and personal growth. The community was founded with the main purpose of bringing like-minded women together that share similar goals in hopes that they will motivate and inspire each other to achieve their goals and rise to their full potential.
Nicole holds a Bachelor of Science from Queen’s University, a Certificate of Human Resources from Ryerson University and a Certificate of Advance HR Law from Osgoode Law Professional School of Development.
DIRECTOR, DIRECT MARKETING
Her innovative and data-driven strategic thinking approach is implemented in her role with the Direct Marketing team, as well as in her work at the Senior Leadership table. Kersti has a long history of meaningful community involvement and volunteerism, for instance, a board member for over five years with Trinity Square Café, an organization that supports adults recovering from mental health conditions.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Guelph and a post-graduate certificate in Corporate Communications from Seneca College.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, FINANCE
Hany has more than 20 years of experience leading finance teams in highly complex business environments with worldwide footprints. As the finance leader of the organization, he plays a key role in strategic and business transformation initiatives in support of the organization’s mission and maximizing our impact while ensuring internal controls are in place to adequately safeguard the company’s assets and financial health through strategic and operational management. Hany is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) in Canada and Egypt and a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), he holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Business Administration.