Board & Staff


*to communicate with the Board, please send an email to board[at]

Shayna Hadley

Katharine Hall is a librarian at Concordia Libraries and has been volunteering in the Centre’s library helping catalogue books and zines since 2012. Her formal education background includes biochemistry, women’s studies and library and information sciences. Prior to her life in Montreal, she spent her time living and working on a farm in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley and will happily start talking about apples at the drop of a hat. Fun Katharine facts: she hates writing writing autobiographies, but loves puppets.

Chantel Henderson is Ojibway from the Pinaymootang and Sagkeeng First Nation’s located in Manitoba. She grew up in Winnipeg, but moved to Montreal in 2014. She majored in Urban & Inner-City Studies and recently earned a graduate degree in Community Economic Development. Her interests are community organizing, urban planning, housing and homelessness issues, and most importantly, missing and murdered Indigenous women.

Jules J is a recent Dawson Arts & Culture graduate, who is currently beginning their studies in Women’s Studies at Concordia. At Dawson they fought for the rights of queer/trans folks along side of the Gender Advocacy Centre there. They practice lots of self care in their tiny home with partner and 3 cats and they are so excited to be involved with this amazing centre.

Abby Lippman is a long-time community activist (including Board membership in a range of organizations), and long-time academic (now Professor Emerita, McGill; Research Asssociate, Simone de Beauvoir Institute, Concordia).

Scott Paradis is a former Concordia student currently completing his Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work at McGill University. Despite (regretfully) switching universities, he has remained actively involved with the Centre for Gender Advocacy’s campaigns (because they are awesome) and, this past year, helped to found a Men and Feminism action group at the Centre. Scott is super excited to serve on the board and feels honoured to share this responsibility with such an amazing group of diverse individuals.

EK Pallotto is a recent graduate from the Simone de Beauvoir Institute of Women’s Studies at Concordia University. They served on the board in 2012-13 and are happy to be on the board again! They have been volunteering with the Centre on different campaigns and projects for three years and they have a strong love for feminism and community organizations.

Rana Salah

Linda Tsang

Rose Marie Whalley  is from the UK but has lived in Montreal since 1971. She worked as a teacher in adult education programmes. In addition, she has been active in the struggle for rights for women, anti-racist groups  and peace groups. She has also been a community radio programmer for many years.


Gabrielle Bouchard
Peer Support and Trans Advocacy Coordinator
514-848-2424 x7431

After trying to be subversive in the corporate world for more than 15 years, Gabrielle started a major in Women’s Studies and a minor in Interdisciplinary Studies in Sexuality at the Simone de Beauvoir Institute in 2009. A former skydiver and avid unicorn lover, she now gets her excitement from coordinating the Peer Support and Trans Advocacy Program.

Ishani Ghosh
Administrative Coordinator
514-848-2424 x7431

Jess Glavina
Mapping Project Coordinator

Jess works at the Centre for Gender Advocacy as the coordinator of the Mapping Project: a year long initiative funded by the Concordia Council on Student Life to chart inclusivity around genders, sexualities, and neurodiversity at Concordia. Jess is a final year student in Human Environment and some areas of personal interest include theatre, narrative autonomy, somatics and questions of access.

Stacey Gomez
Action Coordinator

Stacey’s work has included political advocacy to challenge harmful Canadian policies in Latin America, solidarity with mining-impacted communities, and providing peer support to survivors of sexual violence. Stacey is passionate about building inclusive social movements, as well as dancing, learning and exploring the interconnections between Turtle Island and Abya Yala.

Jada Joseph
Peer Support Training and Drop-in Co-coordinator

Julie Michaud
Outreach Coordinator