Board of Directors


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Inter Pares is governed by a board of thirteen directors who contribute their time and expertise to our social justice work.

Amanda Dale, Chair, is an international human rights scholar and activist, with a specialization in access to justice and women's human rights.

Dr. Ranjan Datta is a Canada Research Chair in Community Disaster Research at Indigenous Studies, Department of Humanities, Mount Royal University, Calgary. Alberta, Canada.

Philippe M. Frowd is a professor at the University of Ottawa. He researches transnational security governance with a focus on migration and borders in West Africa.

Sarah Hedges-Chou is an Ottawa-based activist passionate about reproductive justice and labour rights. She is a founding member of the Ottawa Abortion Doula Collective and longtime volunteer at Planned Parenthood Ottawa.

Beth Jordan is a management consultant based in Toronto and Barbados.  As a social justice activist, she has deep roots in gender, LGBTI and racial equality movements.

Patricia LaRue is the Executive Director at La Clinique des femmes de l'Outaouais. Her activism focuses around sexual and reproductive rights, especially access to safe abortion in Quebec, Canada and abroad.

Michael Manolson, Treasurer, is an organizational change consultant.

Deepa Mattoo is an award-winning lawyer and intersectional feminist whose work is rooted in equity and anti-oppressive and anti-racist practice.

Karen Moir leads the reform of child and family services, education and family violence prevention funding programs for Canada, in Yukon and is an advocate of socio-economic rights and social protection.

Esperanza Moreno is an organizational development consultant with non-profit organizations and networks in Latin America, and is based in Ottawa.

Shree Mulay is a women's health activist and professor at Memorial University, Newfoundland.

Debbie Owusu-Akyeeah is an award-winning Black feminist activist with over eight years of local and international advocacy experience through various initiatives in the Ottawa-Gatineau region.

Barbara Wood is a British Columbia-based social justice activist with a strong commitment to Indigenous peoples, women’s rights and gender equity.